Stephen A. Smith ESPN LA 710 show, he went off about the NBA lockout and killed it. He spoke the absolute truth and did not hold back.
He talked about how Amare Stoudemire and other NBA stars want to start their own league because of the lockout. Stephen (rhetorically) asks Amare, "Where were you all these months after the season ended when you could've been sitting across from the owners and negotiating a collective bargaining agreement? We saw Amare launch his new clothing line. Where were y'all?"
Stephen A. Smith's continued to rave...
"When Isiah Thomas was president of the NBPA, Jordan, Magic, Bird, Ewing, and in the early 90's, Mutombo, Mourning were all involved in the contractual negotiations between the league and the owners. They didn't leave it to a journey man like Theo Ratliff, Maurice Evans, Keyon Dooling and Matt Bonner. They didn't leave it to guys like that, they were involved."
Great point. Kobe, Lebron, Melo, Wade and all the other high profile NBA stars should've been right by Fisher's side from the get-go. Now the players are starting to come to the media to express their opinions about the lockout. It's too late, the damage is done.
Smith also interviewed Shannon Brown and asked hard ball questions about the lockout.
Click on the play button below to listen to the show. It's a definite must hear Laker fans. Stephen A. Smith rants, justifiably so and makes complete sense.