Stephen A. Smith just became the highest paid personality on ESPN and he’ll make upwards of $10 million per year as a loudmouth talking head. For the most part, Smith bloviates to the point of unbearable contention that requires viewers to ponder how he’s made it this far.
Everything he says is sensationalized to the point of hyperbole or just flat-out ignorance.
However, Stephen A. Smith spoke his mind over his stance on Colin Kaepernick’s recent Atlanta workout for NFL teams and now he’s furious over the backlash, but he’s also not wrong.
There are so many insufferable and ignorant personalities in sports media. The reason why it’s gotten to this point where we only see clowns in these positions is because they all try to one-up each other. If they are the loudest controversial voice in the room then they get paid respectively, which is certainly the case with Stephen A. Smith.
Disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently held an NFL sanctioned workout for teams in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend but many people have called the whole ordeal a pathetic publicity stunt.
The NFL hilariously allowed the private workout to be held on Saturday when most teams are traveling or are preparing for the following day’s games – fully aware every general manager and coach wouldn’t be able to attend.
Kaepernick wore a Kunta Kinte t-shirt from the 1976 novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley – clearly sending a message that he views himself as an oppressed slave in this “tyrannical” NFL.
Following the workout, Kaepernick said this:
Colin Kaepernick addresses the media and his fans after holding a workout in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/OmZziogyA1
— HefferBrew (@hefferbrew) November 17, 2019
And then Stephen A. Smith had this to say:
He doesn’t want to play. pic.twitter.com/ZuSI1IVW9r
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 17, 2019
He’s right. Kaepernick doesn’t want to play. This is all a gimmick. Even his friend Jay-Z said this workout was a “publicity stunt.”
Of course, liberals went after Stephen A. Smith, which included celebrities – director Ava Duvernay and former wide receiver Terrell Owens.
On Owens, Smith said on “First Take, “T.O. – Terrell Owens – just sent me a text. ‘You have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re quick to bash. That’s why people say what they say about you.’ Even T.O. is on my case right now. You know, I will respond to him and all the folks that feel the way that they feel in just a second. Because there’s a whole lot of people that are coming at me with emotion. I’m going to come at folks with facts.”
They went to commercial and then Smith was set off even more about his position and how he was unfairly criticized for his opinion.
Smith, of course screaming, yelled, “I’m a black man you idiots.”
“I’m a black man you idiots.”
Stephen A. is FED UP! 😳 pic.twitter.com/QU96ecvQCj
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 19, 2019
The insinuation is that Smith is some sort of Uncle Tom character? Does he really need to have a progressive liberal stance all the time? Maybe they don’t follow him enough because he doesn’t and constantly brings up how he’s friends with prominent people from both parties.