donut baker watchdog “journalist”, Stephen A. Smith attempted to drop some privileged knowledge on the sports world last week when he said that sources told him that the Los Angeles Lakers were the front-runner franchise that Kevin Durant would be interested in signing with when his 2016 OKC Thunder firesale free agency starts.
On ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning, Stephen A. Smith said that sources have told him [Kevin] Durant’s preferred landing spot is the Los Angeles Lakers if he does not re-sign with the [Oklahoma City] Thunder next summer.
“Regardless of how senseless it may (sound), in one breath I’m hearing that if Kevin Durant doesn’t stay in Oklahoma City, L.A. is his primary objective and landing spot as opposed to South Beach or even his home of Washington, D.C.,” Smith said.
BUT, of course while Mr. Smith was mouth-word-vomiting his normal half-truths and “opinions” (as instructed by producers), Kevin Durant was listening and watching as Stephen A’s pants lit on fire spontaneously (cause he was a liar….get it?).
The “Liar, Liar” technique employed by Kevin Durant only fueled the dumpster fire of information that burns deep within Stephen A’s loins:
Regarding @KDTrey5 and his negative comments about me, let me say this: At NO time did I ever say I SPOKE to K.D. Or his family. Or his brother, friends, teammates, etc. (although I can assure you all I have on several occasions in the past). I said I HEARD from folks I know — in a league I’ve been covering for 19 years — that if he were to leave OKC as a free agent, these are the cities I was told he was considering. OKC. LA. Miami. DC. NY. I stand by it all. And that is that.
His assertion that I was lying is not only FALSE, but totally uncalled for. Especially from a player who receives nothing but praise not only from me, but from practically every media member you can find. Yet, for some reason, we’re all the same folks who don’t know *&%$ about the game of basketball. Whose thoughts he could give a &^%$ about. Essentially, individuals he wishes he’d never have to talk to…..that he’s being forced to tolerate…..as if someone has done something to him…..OF ALL PEOPLE!
Don’t know what has happened to Mr. Durant over the years. But I know this much: We all win with his return, because he is an absolute superstar. The NBA is better with him. We’re all at a loss without him.
It just appears that @KDTrey5 needs to learn something about today’s world in professional sports:
We don’t have to talk TO HIM to talk ABOUT HIM!
Folks like ME will still be here. Watching! Listening! Waiting! Reporting!
Whether he likes it or not. While he’s here and long after he’s gone.
Time to get use to it.
So while Kevin Durant gets “use to it” (used to it?), Stephen A Smith kept doing what he does best, talk to a camera with dad-disappointed-face like everyone watching is a 5 year old kid who broke a neighbor’s window:
I’m sure Stephen A. Smith thinks he sounds like a strong, bad-ass, unbreakable journalist fighting the good fight for journalists’ integrity everywhere. But in reality, he just sounds like an old man who’s angry about his cold soup.
Let’s just all be glad that Smith’s good buddy, Skip (away from me please) Bayless had his back saying, “Your track record as a reporter doesn’t just speak for itself…..It screams for itself.”
Thanks for reiterating how ridiculously BAD you both are at being unbiased and in general acting like normal, real human beings…much less fans of the sports you “cover”. All your words are annoying, ALL the time. You both have become caricatures of yourselves and so has “First Take” as a TV show.