This is batsh*t crazy enough we gotta share it. You can accuse us of click bait or providing ESPN the very attention they crave when he utters this rubbish, and you might not even be that wrong. But we like to think of this as a public service announcement so that our readers can properly ignore — if they aren’t already — any and all reports emanating from the mouth of ESPN’s #HotTake Svengali, Stephen A. Smith.
On Friday, Smith waded back into the NBA free agency waters on ESPN 710’s Mason and Ireland radio show to report that there’s “a big possibility” Russell Westbrook will join Kevin Durant on the Lakers in the summer of 2017 — when Russ will be a free agent. Implicit in his comments is that KD will be signing with the Lakers this summer when he becomes a free agent. The LA Examiner was kind enough to transcribe Smith’s latest round of claptrap:
“Keep in mind this, one of the biggest reasons I’m told, that Kevin Durant may have the Lakers at the top of his list, is because the Lakers have been led to believe, by whom specifically I do not know, but the Lakers have been led to believe that it is a very good chance that the following year Russell Westbrook is coming.”
“It’s a big possibility. It’s a big possibility.”
“Make no doubt about it, Russell Westbrook doesn’t have a problem being in L.A.”