ESPN had some technical difficulties during their live NBA playoff coverage, and annoyed fans were forced to sit through Stephen A.Smith’s in-game commentary, and they weren’t happy about it.
During the first quarter of game 1 between the Grizzlies and the Timberwolves, ESPN’s audio feed began spazzing out.
ESPN has gone several minutes having the studio crew calling the Grizzlies Timberwolves game after things went VERY wrong with the normal audio feed. pic.twitter.com/OKfXI6srBZ
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 16, 2022
— 🦁 (@clampcity_) April 16, 2022
ESPN’s studio team consisting of Mike Greenberg, Jalen Rose, and Stephen A. Smith, was forced to provide play-by-play commentary, and it was pretty awful to listen to. Fans immediately mocked ESPN for the technical difficulties and blasted Stephen A for his terrible commentary.
Hearing Stephen A Smith commentating is honestly worse than that awful static sound
— Simone (@UltraDBZfan) April 16, 2022
I appreciate play by play announcers 100x more now.
— KENNY BEECHAM (@KOT4Q) April 16, 2022
Is anyone else getting an extremely obnoxious noise on the Wolves game? Like shrill and grating?
Oh that’s Stephen A. Smith.
— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) April 16, 2022
Jalen Rose & Stephen A smith tryna brain wash the people rather than commentate the game with all due respect 😭
— Mark Jackson’s Burner (@casualtakeking) April 16, 2022
Ugh, now we have to listen to Stephen A. Smith DURING the game? 🙄
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) April 16, 2022
Audio issues > listening to Stephen A. Smith.
— Thunder Film Room (@ThunderFilmRoom) April 16, 2022