Stephen A. Smith has a problem with how the Celtics handled Ime Udoka. The Boston head coach is facing a suspension that could be as long as a full season after he was implicated in having a consensual affair with a team employee, a violation of the organization’s guidelines.
Smith took aim at the Celtics for releasing this information to reporters, and decided to bring up ‘white folks’ in his discussion.
“I got news for you America: There are plenty of white folks in professional sports that’s doing their thing. And I say that not complimentary,” Smith said. “I don’t see the information out about them. Why are we talking about this now? We gotta talk about it because it’s the news. Ain’t none of our damn business, unless you fire him.
“But if you keep him, it’s none of our business. It should’ve never been put out there by the Celtics organization — and don’t tell me you didn’t do it! Because you absolutely did it — because news reporters did it. So, it emanated out of Boston. Somebody ain’t in L.A. or Utah or something leaking this stuff about the Boston Celtics. This is on y’all. It shouldn’t have been out here. That’s what I have to say.”
Taylor Rooks, who joined Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football, took to Twitter and gave her response to Smith’s rant.
“Absolutely. If Ime broke conduct rules give him the appropriate punishment of course – but this major rush to find out every inner working of his relationships is gross and it only gains steam because everyone’s incessant need to know about people’s personal and home life.”
The second-year head coach has since been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season.
In his first season as an NBA head coach, Udoka led the Celtics to a Finals appearance.
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