Many have spoken against the antics of ESPN sports announcer Stephen A. Smith for years, especially with his constant rants against Black athletes and not meeting the same fervor when discussing white athletes on his shows. Just last week, comedian Jamie Foxx spoke about those same tactics when discussing Brooklyn Nets player, Ben Simmons.
Now, he has a former NBA All-Star calling him an Uncle Tom based on his latest ongoing rant towards another Brooklyn Nets player, Kyrie Irving. Brooklyn native, former New York Knicks, and New Jersey Nets player Stephon Marbury is the latest person who is not at all happy with Smith and his constant emasculation of Black athletes for ratings.
“Starbury” took to Twitter to call out Smith by saying, “We are witnessing one of the biggest uncle Tom’s on the planet” after another unprovoked attack on Irving, who Smith called “one of the most delusional athletes in American history.”
— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) May 1, 2022
The Tweet that set Marbury off.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April 29, 2022
Smith responded to Marbury by saying he is not going to insult Marbury right before…. Insulting Marbury.
“I’m not going to insult Stephon Marbury. I will say Stephon Marbury has had a problem with me since 2009 because we thought he was a bit bizarre when he was eating Vaseline, literally on video like it was bunch of cheeseburgers.”
— Michael Musa (@WhoMusa) May 1, 2022
To refute the claim the ESPN firebrand stated, Marbury goes a little deeper into why he actually may have beef with Smith. It had more to do with what was allegedly being fed to the announcer when Marbury was being coached by Larry Brown early in his career.
Lol.. I had a problem @stephenasmith when you was calling yourself a source after Larry Brown was feeding you information which were lies that you reported to build your reputation. You never put your name on the lies. You break down black athletes for gain and fame. https://t.co/RkVA9mrYbU
— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) May 3, 2022