On Friday’s broadcast of “First Take,” co-host Stephen A. Smith reacted to Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, claiming the NBA is rigged.
Smith suggested to Curry to be more like Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ wife, Savannah, who he said “sits there” and “doesn’t bring any attention to herself.”
“She stepped out of line. She stepped out of pocket. I’m trying to sound as appropriate as I possibly can,” Smith said. “You are the wife of Steph Curry. What you do is a reflection on him. What you do is a reflection on the organization he works for. You have to be mindful of that. You can’t get caught up in your own individual emotions and having this zest to speak out, to the point where it compromises your husband.”
He continued, “If that was Savannah, LeBron’s wife, if that were Gloria, LeBron’s mother, what would we be saying? LeBron James has a mom and has a wife, has kids, great guy, an even greater ambassador of the game of basketball than Steph Curry because he’s done it over the test of time. Wonderful, beautiful father.”
“I’ve got news for you. As beautiful as everyone wants to say Ayesha Curry is, and she is, Savannah is something special. I’m here to tell you something right now. Ain’t a man alive, particularly a black man, that’s going to look at LeBron James’s wife and not say that that woman ain’t gorgeous. Well, she’s wonderful inside and out. She sits there. She doesn’t bring any attention to herself. She never tweets and goes out there and calls out the league and stuff like that. And nobody, nobody is more scrutinized than her husband. But yet, she thinks about how she represents him, and as a result, she doesn’t do that.”
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