Category: Stephen A. Smith

David Stern Believes He’s Put The Fans, Owners And Players In A Better Place Over The Past 30 Years as NBA Commissioner

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Last week NBA commissioner David Stern announced he would be stepping down from his position on Feb. 1, 2014. This target date represents the 30th anniversary of Stern being hired as NBA commissioner in 1984. He will be replaced by deputy commissioner Adam Silver. Stern has the longest current tenure among ...

Justin Tuck on Prince Amukamara incident: “That’s kind of a rite of passage. In a way it’s a good thing.”

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The New York Giants are looking to move past the whole Jason Pierre-Paul dumping cornerback Prince Amukamara into a cold tub incident over the weekend. Defensive end Justin Tuck has a different take on the whole incident, explaining to the media that it's all in good fun. Prince Amukamara needs to ...

Bart Scott on Giants Hazing: “Prince Amukamara is still a rookie after four games. This morning he should have brought the donuts.”

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

For once it appears the New York Giants are in the news for the types of reasons usually hoarded by the New York Jets, who just so happen to be tending to football issues like trying to figure out what is wrong with their offense. After the two inner city ...

Mike Tannenbaum on the Jets Playing Two Offensive Styles: “We have one offense. It’s the Jets offense led by Coach Sparano.”

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

It's only April, but the speculation machine keeps on churning for the New York Jets now that the organization has added Tim Tebow. Last week, Jets left guard Matt Slauson said New York will be "two different teams," depending on who's playing quarterback at that time of the game. Slauson believes ...

Mark Sanchez on his Future with New York Jets: “I’ll be excited to play here at any point. I don’t anticipate that changing.”

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Earlier in the week reports surfaced regarding the New York Jets privately exploring options at quarterback for 2012 in the event that Peyton Manning becomes available. Rex Ryan has come out and adamantly defended his signal caller. Mark Sanchez isn't worrying about his future with the Jets right now because he's focused ...

Rex Ryan: “There is no way that we are looking to replace Mark Sanchez. There’s no doubt.”

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The battle for New York last Saturday between the Giants and Jets turned out to be a 29-14 convincing win for the G-Men and a devastating setback for Rex Ryan and the Jets. From the very first day that Rex Ryan signed on the dotted line to become the Jets ...

David Stern on NBA Lockout: “We are sorry it has reached this. We are going to try to make a deal on Tuesday.”

Friday, October 14th, 2011

If NBA owners and players cannot strike a new labor deal this coming Tuesday when they meet next, the NBA will again find itself one step closer to the precipice of alienating a large portion of its fanbase. When it came to the NFL lockout over the summer, sports fan ...

Derek Fisher: “If they lock us out because we don’t agree to the most dramatic rollback in sports history…that’s [their] choice.”

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

There may be light at the end of the tunnel with the NFL Lockout, but for the NBA, things are just about to get ugly. After one of the more memorable and exciting regular seasons in recent memory, the 2011 NBA Playoffs were also a thrill, particularly in the Finals ...

After Great First Weekend of NBA Playoffs, It’s Sad to Remember a Lockout Looms Large on the Horizon

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Attendance is up, television ratings are solid, jerseys are flying off the shelves across the country. Yet, ask anybody what the future holds for the NBA and you'll get the same answer -- a lockout this summer after the current collective bargaining agreement officially expires. Unlike the NFL which really ...

Kendrick Perkins On Rasheed Wallace Returning To Celts “To Be Honest I Think Stephen A. Smith Just Wants A Little Attention.”

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Kendrick Perkins was faced with the brutal reality that he would not be playing in the most important game of his career last June when he tore two ligaments in his right knee during game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers held on in game 7 ...