Stephen A. Smith is all about sharing your feelings.
It was revealed that Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets had reached an “impasse” in their contract negotiations. This is a situation many were anticipating as Kyrie wants to get as much guaranteed money as possible, while the Nets prefer a short deal because they can’t count on Kyrie to behave long term. Kyrie proved to be unreliable and you can’t blame the Nets for wanting nothing to do with him as they try to build their future.
This news broke midway through First Take this morning, and Stephen A. Smith went nuts.
“This is a guy who’s missed 127 games in the last three seasons and he thinks he deserves a four-year extension on top of the $36 million he’s set to earn next season,” Smith began. “I mean, what a nerve. What gall?”
Talk about delirium!!! pic.twitter.com/Z1tgdz0sBW
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 20, 2022
Twitter weighed in on SAS’s latest take on Kyrie:
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Nah seriously https://t.co/HyM386lPnv
— Drew🌚 (@DrewFlurryyyy) June 20, 2022
Kyrie is definitely delusional, he is not a reliable employee https://t.co/KA8pU7wdrp
– Juan Camilo 🇨🇴 (@don3camilo) June 20, 2022
— 💰🚶🏾♂️ (@YFN_Dinero) June 20, 2022
Stop saying what people don’t “deserve” https://t.co/Sj2rwkUs1B
— Isiah Kelly (@isiah__kelly) June 20, 2022
Did Kyrie crush one of her sisters or something? Why do you hate him so much? https://t.co/RUCDrteMRI
— KEITH (@SirFransisco) June 20, 2022
And yet… a team looking for a championship would get rid of the house to get him now. https://t.co/DwmilmXni3
— UN (@ibedwill) June 20, 2022
crazy because his team is ready to throw this at him if he blinks his way 😭 https://t.co/1JAwy1yTja
—god21 (@mitchatoh) June 20, 2022
@The_DocHolliday @SandersBuckie what’s delusional is the hairline and makeup and how he badmouths people making money now if people say ESPN don’t have to pay him he’s 38 so F this guy https://t .co/Yv7E346ImQ
— Anthony Martin (@AnthonyMem10) June 20, 2022
You really fucking his bag smfh🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/YIsaZJsmyH
— Peace✊🏾 (@stevethatkid) June 20, 2022
—zay (@Brown_MaMbA_24) June 20, 2022
You couldn’t wait to ride it https://t.co/oUOHaih88s pic.twitter.com/5ijParIUVh
— #spursnation #uconn 🇻🇮🇩🇲🏁🏁 (@_Cashmedad) June 20, 2022
– ᖴᗩᑎ Tᗩ∞Y ᒪ O ᐯ E @ (@JoshTorresFDU) June 20, 2022
As he always does, Smith acknowledged that Kyrie is a great player who is amazing whenever he takes the court, but it’s all the drama that isn’t worth it.
Stephen A. Smith lives for these things.
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