ESPN’s First Take co host, Stephen A Smith was recently on the The Breakfast Club morning show promoting his new book, Straight Shooter. He was asked about the 2016 NBA Finals incident with Ayesha Curry that had an unfortunate turn of events.
STEPHEN A SMITH EXPLAINS
Upon being reminded by co host of the The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne, that he was accused of “pitting” two Black women against each other, referring to Ayesha Curry and Savannah James, Stephen A goes on the defense.
He goes on to explain that ultimately people misunderstood what he said and that he was not “pitting” two Black women against each other.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THE 2016 NBA FINALS?
Stephen A explains that Ayesha Curry was upset that her husband, and Golden State Warriors NBA All Star player Seth Curry, had fouled out and that she went “ballistic.”
On his ESPN show First Take, Stephen A. Smith made comments that people perceived to compare her behavior to that of NBA player Lebron James’s wife, Savannah James.
Stephen A. stated on First Take: “If that was Savannah, LeBron’s wife…what would we be saying?”
Ayesha Curry was outraged by Stephen A. Smith’s comments. The outrage was pouring at ESPN as well. Stephen A. claims that his opportunity to host ESPN’s most coveted sports show, Sports Center, was revoked from him due to the incident.
IN STEPHEN A’s WORDS?
Watch the clip below and hear what Stephen A. Smith said about the Ayesha Curry incident that happened 7 years ago in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes Smith writes about the greatest highs and deepest lows of his life and career. He gives his thoughts on Skip Bayless, Ray Rice, Colin Kaepernick, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Cowboys, and former President Donald Trump.
Provocative, moving, and eye-opening, this book is the perfect gift for lovers of sports, television, and anyone who likes their stories delivered straight to the heart.
And as always we like to close with a saying, quote or adage. Today’s is especially to be remembered in our world where every word you say can be scrutinized: THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. THE WORDS YOU SAY CAN ONLY BE FORGIVEN, NOT FORGOTTEN.
Now, go forth and change the game!