Ayesha Curry Calls Out Stephen A. Smith For His Sexist Rant Against Her
According to Stephen A. Smith, the wives of NBA players should shut up and stay in the kitchen. That was the basis of his rant on First Take today, as ESPN's resident clucking hen addressed the situation in which Steph Curry's wife criticized the refs on Twitter Thursday night.
When Mrs. Curry fired back on Smith's comments via Twitter (see below), Smith felt compelled to go on the air again this morning to defend himself -- a really punk move. (Let your original words speak for themselves).
When SAS begins a segment with "I would never, ever, disrespect," you know that the disrespect is about to hit like a rogue wave. Ayesha Curry "is a wonderful, wonderful woman," he says, before proceeding to gut her like a trout for tweeting about the officiating in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. The wives of NBA players, says Smith, should stay in the background and silently support "their man."
I can think of no more sexist thing to say in 2016 that isn't in a Mike Huckabee speech.
Then, most annoyingly, came a series of disjointed observations and fractured sentences, which is a Smith specialty. He often transitions between speaking like Yoda and a Baptist minister -- the overly-dramatic pauses, the clumsy syntax, the inappropriate word substitutions. Kids watch this, ESPN! SAS is making our country dumber by at least 8 percent.
Anyway, here's his rant:
Smith holds up LeBron's wife, Savannah Brinson, as the paragon of what an NBA player's wife should be. But just who exactly made Smith the ultimate judge of all that is a mystery. Or to put it another way ...
Savannah stays in the background because that's her personality, and that's fine. But how about this, SAS? Accept that Ayesha is a separate person, with her own mind and thoughts and cell phone. And quite frankly her opinion is more important, and coherent, than yours. Perhaps you should shut your mouth and let the adults talk.
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