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Stephen A. Smith has taken this story and put it on an entirely different level.
On Monday, he made social media go into a frenzy after he stated that one of his sources gave some inside info about LeBron James being tempted to beat Kyrie Irving’s ass for requesting a trade.
On Tuesday, Cavs superstar LeBron James took to Twitter and shot down Stephen A. Smith’s report. He even went so far as to tell him to get better sources.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 25, 2017
Stephen A., not one to be outdone, got word of LeBron’s denial of his report and proceeded to go on a 15-minute rant about it, even threatening to expose the King and his dirty laundry.
“He’s talking about me. He’s talking about what I reported. And what I reported is that if LeBron James was in front of Kyrie Irving, I was told QUOTE ‘He would be tempted to whoop his ass.’
“That’s a quote. That’s what was TOLD to me. I did not speculate. I did not put that out there. It was TOLD to me. VERBATIM. In that manner. ‘Tempting.’
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“It wan’t meant to be taken literally. It was meant to highlight his level of frustration for what he perceives to be something that Kyrie Irving is doing.”
“Nobody’s perfect, Sometimes LeBron gets on my last nerves and within the last couple of hours he most certainly has. And I’ll be the first to say to you, you better understand something ladies and gentleman and it’s not just applicable to me. It’s applicable to the great Adrian Wojnarowski, Marc Stein, the Ric Bucher’s of the world, the Chris Broussard’s of the world. We never report everything we know… We do exercise decorum and professionalism and we do make a concerted effort to try to quell whatever biases may exist inside of us as human beings. But I gotta tell ya’ll there are some moments when professional athletes literally tempt you to go nuclear on them. And I stand here before you today right in that zone with LeBron James.
“What if I got into the REAL story of what happened with LeBron James against Boston the year before — or that spring when he decided to leave Cleveland and take his talents to South Beach? But we don’t want to get into that.