In preparing for a new season of ESPN’s “First Take”, Stephen A. Smith had a two hour debate with a mirror. Smith talked to the mirror about the upcoming Olympics, the Kevin Durant switch, and NBA stars speaking out on police violence. The Stephen A. in the mirror joined in the 120 minutes of uninterrupted conversation, often repeating Smith’s points.
The back and forth conversation was lively as both Stephen A. Smith and the Stephen A. Smith in the mirror did not stop talking the entire time, only pausing to scold the other one for being too verbose.
“Let me finish. Just… just.. let me finish,” said Smith to the mirror. But the Smith in the mirror kept speaking, hoping to finish his point about how it was hypocritical for WNBA stars to get penalized for speaking out while male stars were praised.
“I hear what you’re saying. I do. I hear it. But please don’t interrupt me… Don’t interrupt me,” Smith kept repeating. But the Stephen A. in the mirror desperately needed to talk about how “loyalty is not a luxury Kevin Durant can afford.”
By the time it was over, Smith conceded that the mirror had “made some good points, and I respect you. But I win the day on this one.”