Basketball: Stephen Smith Apologizes After A Controversial Statement Against Nigeria

In a time of social and racial unrest, uttering insensitive or controversial statements is always going to cause an uproar.


In the case of Stephen A. Smith, he's getting a considerable amount of heat after his recent remarks regarding Team USA's loss to Nigeria.


Smith declared as cited by Sports Central: “There’s no excuse to lose to Nigeria… [To lose to] some dude Gabe Nnamdi, who goes by Gabe Vincent and plays for the Miami Heat. Or Caleb Agada. Or Nma… however the hell you pronounce his name. “You give up 60 points on 3’s? Excuse me, you can do better than that.


Fans, media members, and even Nigeria basketball pushed back against Smith, putting him in the spotlight on Monday afternoon.


Smith also made some comments about MLB star Shohei Ohtani.


Needless to say, it wasn't a good day for Stephen A., who managed to offend two different people groups in a matter of a few hours.


But after realizing the amount of backlash he was receiving, he posted an apology on Twitter, with more to come on First Take Tuesday.


Needless to say, it wasn't a good day for Stephen A., who managed to offend two different people groups in a matter of a few hours.


But after realizing the amount of backlash he was receiving, he posted an apology on Twitter, with more to come on First Take Tuesday.


For now, people will continue to slam the famous ESPN voice for some rather regrettable comments.

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