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Stephen A. Smith claims Whites will think of Trayvon Martin due to NBA hoodies 


via Stephen A.Smith Facebook

In a ridiculous rant, Stephen A. Smith shared his thoughts on the NBA warm-up hoodies created by Nike during a recent radio show. Smith shared his thoughts on J.R. Smith wearing his hoodie while on the bench.

Stephen A. Smith said, “And in Game 1, when they played against Boston, J.R. Smith was sitting on that bench with a hoodie on. I don’t know why Nike made these damn uniforms that had hoods attached to it, by the way. You got a lot of white folks in the audience that are gonna think this is Trayvon Martin being revisited, and I’m not joking about it. The bench is no place for someone to be wearing hoodies.”

J.R. Smith blasted Stephen A. Smith on Twitter by posting, “The man is reaching. What does me wearing my hoodie on the bench have anything to do with reminding ‘white people’ of #trayvon. One they shouldn’t forget about him! And two how does me out of all 450 NBA players. Like seriously keep my name out ya mouth.”

J.R. Smith was completely correct to go after Smith for his asinine statement. Stephen A. Smith was completely wrong to bring Trayvon Martin into the ordeal. It also appeared that Smith was attempting to protect the feelings of White NBA fans who may be offended by any protests by athletes.

Stephen A. Smith clarified on “First Take” that he was really going after Nike for placing the hoodies on the warm-ups. But any athlete would know that it’s important for the body to remain warm when there is a break in play.

Stephen A. Smith’s job is to talk about different topics as it relates to sports. But his argument against NBA hoodies never connected.



  1. nosey rosy on October 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    steve smith is a house nicca , who cares what he thinks ooooooh massa want like dat” come on dude your a commentator stay in your lane , if you want to handle civil right step up not down fool , nobody gonna accept you bringing america most beloved civil right symbol out your mouth negatively , trayvon is a symbol to blacks he is the first to make us aware of who police is targeting zimmerman was kicked out of police training so there were 3000 more zimmermans replacing him around this country dont be a sell out steven

    • James Hepburn on November 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Get out!! This apologizing negro don,t want to upset the master.hell the patriots bill belichek wears a hoodie and other also it just clothing

  2. Lawrence Martin on October 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Stephen A . Smith is A Sale Out A Dam Coon F**k That Clown !🖕

  3. Lawrence Martin on October 30, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Stephen A . Smith Is A Sellout F**k That Coon ! He Will Say Anything The Suck up !

  4. Levar Jones on October 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I feel that he should keep speaking his mind. Without instances like this names like trayvon go silent and people forgot about social protest until it is in their face. As uncomfortable as it may be sterotypes are real and to some hoodies = hoodlums. Players have been placing towels on their body for decades. I hope these two don’t make a big deal out of this, and both can look at it from each other side.

  5. Jason on November 7, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Smith is a coon. I wear a hoodie when I sit in First Class on the airplane. Why? Because hoodies are comfortable, and allows me to stay warm on long flights. Do I give a damn if White people are offended or alarmed? Yes, and I love it!!

  6. Jason on November 7, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Let him talk. It is nice to keep a running list of all the coons, bed wenches and bed bucks out here.