ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith might know a thing or five about sports, but clearly he doesn’t know anything about The Onion. The outspoken sports analyst was the subject of a piece titled, “Stephen A. Smith Thinking Son Is Finally Ready For The Sex Argument,” which would usually be an honor for anyone knowledgeable on The Onion’s satirical slant.
Stephen A. took exception to the piece and went on a Twitter rant earlier this week, claiming the article was bogus.
“I thought I’d heard enough despicable lies about myself. Now there’s some article out that I have a 9-year-old son and I’m going to have a conversation with him about sex. Mind you, I neither have a son nor a 9-Year-old.
Some people are beyond despicable. No end! Sad what extent People will go to. Amazing how folks try to tear cats down, primarily due to perceived power of the spoken word. Damn Shame, but too bad. Because I don’t intend on going anywhere. Really, Really sad, though!”
Eventually, someone let the ESPN First Take host in on the joke, prompting him to later add on Twitter:
“Haaaaa. They got me. I didn’t know it was satire! Got it. Peeps got jokes. It’s cool!”