Love him or hate him — if you come for Stephen A. Smith, be rest assured that he's going to speak on it and clap back.
After learning that Ayesha Curry blasted him for comparing her to LeBron James's wife, Savannah, on ESPN's First Take on Friday, the longtime sports personality used a segment later in the show's same episode to offer his response.
In the clip below, Stephen A. stresses that he wasn't trying to pit Ayesha against Savannah, but instead offer a warning about how her tweets could put Steph in a precarious situation — something that he says Savannah has been savvy enough to avoid doing with LeBron.
Take a look at his full response.
Bruh... it's almost as if you're digging yourself a bigger hole. What's with the mansplaining?
This back-and-forth exchange between Stephen A. and Ayesha stems from her tweeting Thursday night that Game 6 of the NBA Finals was "rigged" shortly after her husband was ejected and the Golden State Warriors lost to LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers, forcing a Game 7 on Sunday night in Oakland.
Although Ayesha would delete the tweet, apologize and admit that she sent the message in the heat of the moment, the original "rigged" message was too good to pass up on sports talking-head shows like First Take.
But when Stephen A. originally tackled the topic Friday morning, he projected that had this been Savannah who tweeted about NBA games being fixed, the media would be slamming her much harder than they are doing with Ayesha.
Smith's rant begins at the 58-second mark.
His point of Savannah staying in her own lane and not putting LeBron in a precarious position in comparison to Ayesha and Steph drove Ayesha to the point of issuing this response live, during First Take.
We don't know what Stephen A. was thinking comparing the NBA superstars' wives and worse than that, seemingly suggesting what their roles as baller wives should be.
Come on, bruh...
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