Stephen A. Smith Apologizes To ESPN Writers After Ripping Them To Shreds And Saying They Needed To Get Drug Tested Over Awful NBA List

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Stephen A. Smith has apologized to ESPN NBA writers over some comments he made about them earlier this week that went viral on the Internet.

On Tuesday, Smith ripped ESPN writers Bobby Marks, Kevin Pelton, and Mike Schmitz on ‘First Take’ over their terrible top 25 players under age 25 based on future potential. During his rant, Smith said everyone who had to with the list needed to be drug tested by the company.

“I love LaMelo Ball, but it’s stuff like this that diminishes the credibility of ESPN,”

“ESPN needs to drug test anyone who had something to do with this. It makes no sense. LaMelo Ball before Devin Booker, really? LaMelo Ball before Donovan Mitchell, really? LaMelo Ball before Jayson Tatum, really? I mean, what the hell is going on? I believe that ESPN should call security right now and go to whoever put this list together – line them up and test every one of them.”

During his opening remarks in the latest episode of ‘First Take’, Smith apologized to the writers for mocking them and said he was just “joking around.”

People were saying Stephen A. dissociates himself from folks, doesn’t want to do anything from them, stop, I was just joking around, I was having a good time, that’s all I was doing. I didn’t mean to cast any aspersions on them, the guys over there are doing an exceptional job