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Stephen A. Smith Says Barkley Gets Away With Controversial Comments While He Can’t (Video)

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Wednesday, February 24, 2016

If you watch ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on ‘First Take‘, then you know he says some of the most outlandish, controversial things along with his co-host Skip Bayless on a daily basis. Former NBA PF Charles Barkley probably says more outlandish and controversial things on TNT’s ‘Inside The NBA’, but they always get laughed off because it’s Barkley being Barkley.

Stephen A. Smith seems to be a little bit jealous that Sir Charles can get away with saying things without controversy and he’s not.

“Charles Barkley says stuff that — I love him, but he’ll say stuff that one would deem controversial all the time,” Smith said. “It gets laughed off.”

“It’s just Charles being Charles. Let Stephen A. say it, and oh, it’s going to be a problem. Ok? And it ain’t going to be a laughing matter either. And I can — I could say exactly what Charles Barkley says, verbatim, but if it comes out of my mouth, it’s a different ballgame. That’s all I’m trying to say.”



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