Stephen A. Smith showcased his self-deprecating humor while discussing the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, securing a spot in the In-Season Tournament semis.
LeBron James delivered a stellar performance with 31 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists on 55 percent shooting from the field. However, the game wasn’t without controversy, as James called a timeout in the final seconds amid a loose ball situation, a move criticized for its timing.
Addressing the officiating error on Wednesday’s First Take, Smith expressed his take with a touch of humor: “It was clearly a miss-call by the officials. They were wrong, but what else is new? That’s like talking about my receding hairline or the fact that @RealJayWilliams is bald. How obvious can it be for crying out loud.”
Smith pointed out the frequent occurrence of missed calls by NBA referees, emphasizing the need for improvement in officiating within the league. In typical self-aware fashion, he playfully suggested he should poke fun at himself more, aligning with the sentiment of being just like everyone else.