Posted on June 26, 2024

Stephen A Smith Warns ‘White Folks’ to Mind Their Own Business

Darrelle Lincoln, Total Pro Sports, June 24, 2024

ESPN’s Stephen A Smith is not a fan of people who have a lot to say about his comments from last week regarding JJ Redick.

Smith did not mince a single word when he stated on First Take that “white folks” shouldn’t concern themselves with the report he put out that Black head coaches had an issue with Redick starting a podcast with LeBron James while Darvin Ham was on the hot seat with the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Black coaches called a Black commentator to complain about a Black superstar doing a podcast while his Black head coach was on the hot seat before he ultimately lost the damn job,” Smith said, via Awful Announcing. “What does that have to do with white folks? Some things are none of your damn business.”

After that rant, Smith then took a shot at Fox Sports’ Doug Gottlieb, who had accused him of “race-baiting.”

“It was a Black-on-Black thing, but you’ve got other folks who will remain nameless working for other networks with their irrelevant-ass selves popping their junk,” he said. “And the fact of the matter is it has absolutely positively nothing to do with that. It’s about that the fact that this situation ended up looking the way that it looks optically.”