Stephen A. Smith Goes On A Rant About Race And Brad Stevens, Storms Off ESPN Set

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith went on another bizarre rant about race, and this one involved Brad Stevens.

Stevens stepped down as the head coach of the Celtics Wednesday, and is now serving as the organization’s head of basketball operations. That’s apparently a huge problem for Stephen A. Smith. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

During the Wednesday episode of “First Take,” the ESPN superstar launched into another rant about race and shouted about Stevens’ elevation was another reminder of George Floyd’s murder.

At one point, he straight up stormed off of the set. Watch the chaos unfold below.

For those of you who don’t know, the line about George Floyd isn’t new. He drew a similar comparison when talking about Tim Tebow and the Jaguars.

I like Stephen A. Smith and I think he’s a smart dude. At the same time, this nonsense needs to end when it comes to his rants about race.

Despite the fact that the Celtics have struggled at times under Brad Stevens, to pretend like he’s not a great basketball mind is incredibly foolish.

We’re talking about the man who took Butler to back-to-back national title games.

It has nothing to do with race, and boiling everything down to a person’s skin color does a disservice to everyone involved.

You don’t like Brad Stevens and the Celtics? Fine. That’s your right, but don’t act like Stevens is some doofus who doesn’t know basketball. Furthermore, don’t draw in comparisons to George Floyd. That’s just insanity.

Do better, Stephen A. Smith. Do better.