If you are an athlete, you can’t beat the media.
The reason is the media doesn’t care if they are liked. They care if people are paying attention to what they are saying. When you confront a media member, you are essentially making them richer as an athlete. That is why the majority of sports media right now is hot takes.
You will be lucky to make $100k a year if you are just a good reporter. You can make millions of dollars if you are good at hot takes.
It is simple mathematics.
Kyrie, KD, and others just have to ignore Stephen A. Smith.
Kyrie Irving told Stephen A. Smith to explain himself in a tweet that could use further explanation.
Smith has been persistently critical of Irving, especially since the Nets’ point guard opted to miss games by refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19 this past season.
“You’re gonna have to explain yourself to people in your generation,” Irving tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. “I am not around many 50 plus year olds that speak and act like you do, so this is new for me. But I am sure my father and my uncles can meet you on your level better than I can. We know you STEPHEN.”
Whether or not Irving was referring to a specific bit of content from Smith is unclear. The ESPN star has been off “First Take” this week, but he did upload a video reacting to Irving’s $36.5 million opt-in with the Nets for the upcoming season. It would be a solid guess that this is what prompted Irving’s response.
“Be honest about what you’ve truly been doing. Until then, let’s confront one another 1-on-1 for the WORLD to see – your TRUTH up against mine in a public forum for everyone to judge. Name the time and place and I’M show up! I keep receipts, bro!” Smith said in response.
This is what it is all about.
All they want is you to come on their shows because you can’t punch them in the face.
They always win.
Flip the pages the back and forth.