On Monday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said some threatening things on live television about Kevin Durant. It seemed like some crazy sh*t for a “journalist” to say. But to Stephen A., it was just another day, like any other, as we learned when we recently had the chance to tail Smith for 12 hours.*
MRS. SMITH: (rolling over in bed) Have a good day at work, hon.
STEPHEN A: (straightening tie) This is both disgraceful and scandalous.
MRS. SMITH: (sighs) Forgot how to tie your tie again? Here, lemme help.
STEPHEN A: This is outrageous, egregious and quite frankly, nefarious.
CASHIER: That’s the normal price for an Egg McMuffin, sir.
GAS STATION ATTENDANT: Regular or unleaded?
STEPHEN A: LeBron James cannot finish in big games. It’s quite obvious to me.
GAS STATION ATTENDANT: Do—do you want gas, or…?
ESPN INTERN: Good morning, Mr. Smith.
STEPHEN A: It’s outrageous that you would assume something like that. You got rocks in your head, son.
ESPN INTERN: (sighs) I’ll get your coffee.
STEPHEN A: (sitting in bathroom stall, reading newspaper) Tony Romo is not a winner. He’s a loser! Outrageous!
GUY IN NEXT STALL: Um…
STEPHEN A: If you don’t like me, don’t watch me. Nobody’s forcing you to watch.
PRODUCER: Stephen, we’re ready for you.
STEPHEN A: Gotta go, Mom.