Stephen A. Smith really likes being connected to athletes. He never misses an opportunity to tell the audience about how he’s good friends with all the Pros.
Anchor: Welcome back. Stephen, what did you think about Steph Curry’s play last night?
Stephen A. Smith: Listen, I like Steph Curry. I know Steph Curry. I picked him up from the airport one time. I didn’t even have to. It just what friends do for each other and we are good friends.
Anchor: Moving on to the NFL, Cam Newton is solidifying himself as a legitimate MVP candidate in 2017. What’s your assessment?
Stephen A. Smith: Listen, I like Cam Newton. I know Cam Newton. He is a dear, dear friend of mine. I went to his birthday party last year and I bought him this really nice picnic basket set that he had had his eye on for some time. He casually mentioned it to me in passing several weeks ago but I remember that type of thing because I am a thoughtful person. Cam was thrilled with the gift. He wrote me a very nice thank you note. And he’ll be thrilled when he wins the MVP award next year.
Anchor: Turning to the National Hockey League, Sidney Crosby has extended his points streak to seven games straight. Is he the hottest player in the NHL right now?
Stephen A. Smith: I am not familiar with this person.
Anchor: He’s a hockey player.
Stephen A. Smith: A what?
Anchor: Hockey. Like ice hockey.
Stephen A. Smith: I still don’t follow.
Anchor. Hockey, the game that’s played on ice.
Stephen A. Smith: HAHAHA! Played on ice….yeah right…. Now that would be something to watch. People slipping and falling all over the place!
Anchor: You don’t know Sidney Crosby? He’s make $12 million a year?
Stephen A. Smith: Oh, Sid-ney Crosby. Yes, I know Sidney Crosby. I know him intimately. We are very, very close.