When Stephen A. Smith isn’t causing controversy saying things he shouldn’t on First Take, he’s dropping interesting NBA nuggets from his vast sources. You can criticize Stephen A. for many things, but his NBA reporting and sources can’t be criticized. So when Smith drops nuggets from his sources, you have no choice but to at least pay some attention.
The latest NBA nugget Stephen A. revealed was in response to a caller floating a Lakers-Knicks trade involving Dwight Howard on The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco show on Thursday. Smith shoots down the trade, but adds that Howard is still interested in playing in Brooklyn. And in fact, he told Rudy Gay on the court in a recent Lakers-Raptors game that “he should’ve waited to get traded [to the Raptors] because he could’ve joined him in Brooklyn next season”.
Here is the full audio of Stephen A. Smith’s comments:
UPDATE: Smith’s claim doesn’t exactly add up. We explain.