ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has apologized for some of the controversial comments he made on First Take this Thursday.
The outspoken analyst had quite a bit to say about the head injury sustained by Anthony Davis while he was playing against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. AD was not able to finish the game after getting inadvertently hit in the face by Kevon Looney’s elbow and was reportedly taken to the locker room in a wheelchair.
It’s believed Davis could have suffered a concussion but members of the media, including Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, downplayed its severity. Smith was among such a group on Thursday and, speaking to Jay Williams on the aforementioned show, questioned the seriousness of Davis’ injury.
“I ain’t seen nothing yesterday that made me say, ‘concussion, concussion,'” he said. “Now I don’t know if it’s true or not. Did a wheelchair get him to the locker room? I’m not sure. Really? A wheelchair? That’s where we are.”
Smith has since faced some backlash that has prompted him to take to Twitter with an apology.
“Blow back is Blow back,” he wrote. “Comes with the territory, peeps. I was in no way minimizing the seriousness of a concussion. I was questioning whether Anthony Davis really had one, considering the play I saw & other hits I’ve seen him absorb.
“But, bottom line, it was wrong for me to do. Period! My bad.”
Fortunately for Davis, it appears he’s avoided a serious issue and was earlier reported to be in line to play on Friday in what will be a crucial Game 6 against the defending champions.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.