Stephen A. Smith has explained why he almost went off on Terrell Owens a few years back and according to him, Terrell Owens saying Max Kellerman is blacker than him got him angry, and nearly went off on him.
This is what happened via TPS;
When it comes to debating yelling, nobody does it quite as well as Stephen A. Smith. However, there was one particular time when he almost his cool to the point he may have put himself in jeopardy when speaking to Terrell Owens a few years ago.
The ESPN personality was recently on Draymond Green’s podcast and spoke about a time when the hall-of-fame WR joined him and Max Kellerman on First Take to discuss Colin Kaepernick in 2019.
“This is the one time I almost, almost lost it. When T.O. came on the air and said that Max seemed blacker than me,” Smith said on The Draymond Green Show. “Now, I addressed it on the air, but where it almost got dicey…It took everything in me not to go all in”
Back in 2019, Smith questioned Kaepernick after he skipped out on a workout when he said he wanted back in the league. Responding to Smith’s criticism, Owens went on First Take and questioned his blackness. “Max almost seems blacker than you,” Owens told Smith.
Smith stated he had to catch himself before he brought up some things that could’ve made that conversation so much worse.
“Let’s be very, very clear, I’m sorry if it offends anybody or anything like that, when it comes to what I do for a living, which is television and debate and stuff like that, I ain’t gonna lie, I think I’m the best on the planet,” Smith told Green. “When [T.O.] walked into that lion’s den, I had to remember my humanity…there are things I could have brought up, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. But that was the closest I had ever come to getting medieval. There was a different element that was about to come out of me, but I stopped myself.”
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