Stephen A. Smith has come to the defense of his ESPN colleague Malika Andrews amidst criticism on social media. He addressed former NFL wideout Dez Bryant’s comments, dismissing them as extreme and unwarranted.
“Dez Bryant, I respect you my brother, but that was a bit extreme,” Smith began.
“Josh Giddey is being investigated for allegedly messing with an underaged girl. We don’t know the facts. So, getting on Malika Andrews I believe is off-kilter and a bit extreme.
“Bringing up her parents, her upbringing, some private school education. Come on, Dez.”
Smith shared insights into his on-air disagreement with Andrews following the Ime Udoka scandal, emphasizing that they resolved the issue privately.
He questioned the criticism Andrews faced for her coverage of Josh Giddey’s situation and defended her inquiry about Brandon Miller’s draft impact, stating that such questions are part of journalistic responsibility.
Stephen A. Smith consistently becomes entangled in various controversies.