Michael Carter-Williams is not a supporter of Stephen A Smith. Stephen A Smith took that to heart.
The 76ers star recently wrote a piece for The Player’s Tribune addressing the issue of the Philadelphia 76ers “tanking” this season. Apparently, he signaled out Stephen A Smith as “playing a character.” He stated: ‘The media creates this narrative and repeats it over and over. That’s how Stephen A. Smith ends up in our locker room with a big smile on his face. I’m not picking on him. I know he’s playing a character. He knows he’s playing a character. But what happens when we break the streak by going out and beating Detroit that night? Now it’s another story. After the game, a lot of the reporters didn’t even stick around. The ones that did weren’t prepared. They didn’t ask us about the specifics of the game. They made up questions on the spot, like, “Uh, hey, you guys won … so how do you feel?” We weren’t the story anymore. They were on to the next thing. Stephen A. didn’t really stick around. I guess he had a plane to catch. Believe me, I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure he doesn’t come back for the same reason.”
Smith’s reaction to this? Let’s just say he went a little bit overboard. Smith went on a bizarre rant about Carter-Williams on his radio show saying:”You’ve never going to have the last word over us. And you damn sure ain’t going to have the last word over me. I’m not going to start problems, but I can damn sure finish them. If these guys want to come at me, let them do it at their own peril. It will be a mistake.” He also threaten Carter-Williams with his all-powerful connections and high standing at ESPN.
This isn’t the first time the ESPN personality caused a little bit of controversy. Earlier this year, Smith was suspended for one week for his on-air comments about Ray Rice suggesting that women are the ones that “provoke” domestic violence.