NBA fans ridicule ESPN analyst Stephen A Smith for suggesting a trade revolving around Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma and Suns’ Devin Booker.
ESPN analyst Stephen A Smith is one of the best in the business. Starting his career as an analyst back in 2003, it is safe to say that Smith is one of the most experienced and respected analysts out there. However, even the best of the bests tend to make mistakes.
On the recent episode of ESPN’s “First Take”, Stephen A suggested a rather bizarre trade idea. The 53-year-old analyst proposed a trade revolving around Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma along with “a multitude of players and even a pick”. SAS further added:
“I love Kyle Kuzma. And I want him to stay a Laker. But we talking basketball here, and if I could package Kuzma, with a multitude of players and even a pick. Then I can get myself, Devin Booker… to join Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Will I do that? Hell yes!”
Never forget when Stephen A. Smith suggested a potential Kyle Kuzma for Devin Booker trade. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LFK8arQu2w
— Hilltop Hoops (@HilltopNBA) June 6, 2021
NBA Twitter ridiculed Stephen A Smith for his wild trade idea
Sure, Kyle Kuzma is a decent player. The 6-foot-10 Laker did average a solid 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game and stepped up when LAL were without the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
However, there is absolutely no way that Kuz is on the same level as All-Star Devin Booker. Booker has proven himself to be one of the best players in the league and surely will be one of the future faces of the league. There is a very slim to none chance that Phoenix will trade away one of the best shooting guards in the NBA.
For such a bizarre trade idea, NBA fans were ruthless in ridiculing Stephen A Smith.
Maybe they could get dime for kuzma or maybe they could get kuzma for any other super star laughable
— Mike Yu (@MikeYu18386062) June 7, 2021
The Lakers have traded Kyle Kuzma and $900 million to the Suns for Devin Booker
— Chris Cusack (@Chrisq28) June 6, 2021
Crazy thing is he gets paid for this!!!
— John (@jblair247) June 6, 2021
He be mad at max but be saying shit like this 😂
— 🥷🏾🖤 (@Gon_Killu_Ha) June 6, 2021
SAS is off on a lot of shit to be honest
— Davdrex Reid (@Mr_Arrogant86) June 6, 2021
But claims he knows basketball 😂🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡
— Tis G 10 (@tisdale_500) June 6, 2021