Stephon Marbury is calling out Stephen A. Smith after the ESPN personality made critical remarks about Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. The former BA all-star went to Twitter to respond to Smith, who bashed Irving, saying “We are witnessing one of the most delusional athletes in American history.”
“We are witnessing one of the biggest uncle Tom’s on the planet in @stephenasmith,” Marbury said on Twitter in a reply.
Smith later addressed Marbury’s statement.
“I’m not going to insult Stephon Marbury,” Smith said. “I will say Stephon Marbury has had a problem with me since 2009 because we thought he was a bit bizarre when he was eating Vaseline, literally on video like it was bunch of cheeseburgers.”
Irving has been very critical of the media’s attitude toward Black athletes.
“I send shots at the puppet masters, not the puppets,” he tweeted. “All puppets do is run around society, trying to gain popularity and state opinions. What a life! My name is worth billions to these media corporations. My brothers and sisters who deal with this know exactly what I mean.”
According to OutKick, Marbury continued to speak out against Smith when he interviewed with BallySports.
“I’m starting to think Stephen A. Smith thinks he’s a star for speaking the English language loud and obnoxious on TV,” the former New York Knicks guard said, according to OutKick. “I truly believe he’s upset that he couldn’t play ball in front of 19,000 people every night, so he reverted towards targeting (bash) people who look like him who have true intentions on earth to be real and authentic towards helping people.”
The 45-year-old Marbury last played in the NBA in 2009.