Stephen A. Smith vs. Michael Carter-Williams: Fallout from the Call Out

Posted in Blogroll on November 18th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(NY Post)

Veteran journalist Stephen A. Smith’s latest media beef is with second year player Michael Carter-Williams.

Last week, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams posted an essay on The Players Tribune – a website started by former New York Yankee Derek Jeter which provides an unfiltered platform for athletes to enlighten their fan base on whatever is on their mind at the time.

For Carter-Williams his mind was on being 0-7 to start the 2014-15 season and the moment last year when his team was on the cusp of losing an NBA-record 27th game in a row. Carter-Williams recalls how members of the press, most notably ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith seemed all to eager to see his team set a new mark in futility. Upon hearing Carter-Williams comments, Smith went on a rant that should make every athlete shudder.

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