“I can take lies all day, I always do” Stephen A. Smith DEMOLISHES fan for disrespecting his short-lived college basketball career

“I can take lies all day, I always do” Stephen A. Smith DEMOLISHES fan for disrespecting his short-lived college basketball career

Stephen A. Smith and Malika Andrews

Malika Andrews, Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and JJ Redick appeared as the hosts of ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” on Friday night. Malika Andrews hilariously trolled Stephen A. by revealing the stat of his college basketball by comparing the college basketball stats of other hosts. Andrews unveiled a “blind résumé” showing the scoring averages for three players’ final seasons of college basketball. Among the three, one had 26.8 points average in the 2005-06 season, the other one had 19.9 points average in the 1993-94 season, and the last one had 1.5 points average in the 1990-91 season. 


When Andrews revealed the name of the players Stephen A. was not happy because he was the one who averaged 1.5 points per game in college. Being a self-aware television performer, he explained the statistics from his final season as a point guard at Winston-Salem State while also changing his phony laughing into more genuine-sounding giggles. Stephen A. Smith said, “what they’re not telling you is I only played one game because I cracked my kneecap in half, but that’s neither here nor there.” 

JJ Redick played at Duke, one of the most respected universities for producing the best basketball players in the league. JJ was also the National College Player of the Year in 2006 before joining the NBA. Jalen Rose was one of the members of the Fab 5 squad at Michigan State University. Rose was drafted at 13th by Denver Nuggets in the 1994 draft season.

The crew at the NBA Countdown was opening the discussion about the Timberwolves and Grizzlies game. Memphis won the game 114-103. Ja Morant who was 2 dimes shy of a triple-double, scored 28 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. His costars Desmond Bane and Dillion Brooks scored 24 and 21 points respectively. 


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Stephen A. Smith answers to fan disrespecting his college basketball career

Stephen A. made it clear on ESPN that he had a short-lived college basketball career because he cracked his kneecap. Despite that, some of the fans called out and made fun of Smith on social media and tried trolling him. But as vocal as Smith is, the reply wasn’t unexpected. When a fan appreciated Malika Andrews for “bringing the truth” and called only JJ Redick and Jalen Rose as true ballers, Stephen A. hit back at him. In reply, he wrote, “True no doubt. Except the left out that I never played because I cracked my kneecap in half. No matter that.” He further added, “Flow with that narrative if that makes you feel better. I can take lies all day. I always do. Enjoy.

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The face of ESPN, Stephen A. Smith has given a new edge to sports journalism

Stephen A. Smith is a sports journalist who appears regularly on ESPN’s First Take. He also appears as a guest analyst on other ESPN programs. Stephen A. is not just a sports journalist but also an actor, who appears on the TV series General Hospital as Brick. 


Smith started his tv career with CNN in 1999, before he joined ESPN. In 2005 he began hosting ESPN2’s Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith which discussed sports news, sports commentary, and interviews. The show finally ended in 2007. It was in 2012, Smith joined Skip Bayless at the First take and he has since remained a permanent analyst on the show. Stephen A. regularly appears on ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, First Take, and as a guest host of Pardon the Interruption.

Smith has before claimed he is the face of ESPN and is a known die-hard Knicks fan, which the viewers can watch him ranting about New York Knicks with “New York Stand-up” chants. Several fellow analysts have candidly made fun of Stephen A. for being too loud. Kevin Heart trolled Stephen A. on live tv, he said,  “Stephen A. uses a lot of big words, I don’t think really think he knows the definition of lot of these words.” With his personality and presence in front of the camera, one thing is sure, Stephen A. is irreplaceable.

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