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“He’s truly upset that he couldn’t play basketball in-front of 19,000 fans every night” Stephon Marbury reveals why Stephen A. Smith has gone all-out to criticize Kyrie Irving 

The 4th overall pick int he 1996 draft class and has played in the league till 2009. In the process Marbury has represented teams like Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets.

Stephon Marbury and Stephen A. Smith

After the Brooklyn Nets were clean swept by the Boston Celtics in the first-round series, analysts and former players lashed out on Kyrie Irving and completely blamed him for the mess created within the organization. After which the Nets marquee could not take the verbal abuse any longer and criticized the media citing the example of Black/African/indigenous athletes. However, this has only allowed Stephon Marbury to call out Smith in the most outlandish manner. 

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Kyrie Irving and Stephen A. Smith

Wondering who is Stephon Marbury? He was the 4th overall pick int he 1996 draft class and has played in the league till 2009. In the process Marbury has represented teams like Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. Having already played in the league, Stephon Marbury is well aware of the struggles of any star scorer, probably the reason why he has come out blatantly to support Irving. 

Stephon Marbury

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Stephon Marbury blasts sports media personality Stephen A. Smith 

Marbury spoke upon Smith stating, “I truly believe he’s upset that he couldn’t play ball in front of 19,000 people every night, so he reverted towards targeting (bash) people who look like him who have true intentions on earth to be real and authentic towards helping people.” 

In another post Stephon Marbury stated, “This has nothing to do with what he’s saying in this video. I was making a statement. He’s been talking about Kyrie Irving for a year + straight. TV is a form of programming if you didn’t know. Eventually your brain gives in if you don’t have the mind width to discern.” 

Given that Stephen A. Smith is no-easy target is will surely respond on the same, Marbury has surely initiated a fight which will carry on for weeks amid the high intensity semi-final drama to unfold. After massively trolling and calling out the NBA analyst in front of millions of NBA fanatics, it will be interesting to witness how the experienced comes out with his verbal banter. 

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Ritik Malik is an NBA writer for FirstSportz. He started following the game of Basketball around two years ago and since then Ball has been Life for him. His idol is Kobe Bryant as he follows Mamba Mentality and aims at getting better everyday. Beside Basketball he is also interested in E-sports, Cricket, Tech, Metaverse and the Business-World.