In addition to offering sports commentary, Stephen A. Smith is now giving women advice on how to be a good wife. (Hint: The key is to be quiet….especially if your name is Ayesha Curry.)
It all started when Ayesha posted this now deleted tweet.
She later apologized.
That’s when Stephen A. Smith decided to compare Ayesha to LeBron James’ wife Savannah who, according to Smith, knows “her place.” Ayesha should be like Savannah, Smith says. He said that Ayesha, “Stepped out of pocket.” He went on to say that Savannah, “Sits there, doesn’t bring any attention to herself
“She stepped out of line. She stepped out of pocket. I’m trying to sound as appropriate as I possibly can. You are the wife of Steph Curry. What you do is a reflection on him. What you do is a reflection on the organization he works for. You have to be mindful of that. You can’t get caught up in your own individual emotions and having this zest to speak out, to the point where it compromises your husband.
If that was Savannah, LeBron’s wife, if that were Gloria, LeBron’s mother, what would we be saying? LeBron James has a mom and has a wife, has kids, great guy, an even greater ambassador of the game of basketball than Steph Curry because he’s done it over the test of time. Wonderful, beautiful father. And I’ve got news for you. As beautiful as everyone wants to say Ayesha Curry is, and she is, Savannah is something special. I’m here to tell you something right now. Ain’t a man alive, particularly a black man, that’s going to look at LeBron James’s wife and not say that that woman ain’t gorgeous. Well, she’s wonderful inside and out. She sits there. She doesn’t bring any attention to herself. She never tweets and goes out there and calls out the league and stuff like that. And nobody, nobody is more scrutinized than her husband. But yet, she thinks about how she represents him, and as a result, she doesn’t do that.”
Ayesha quickly responded on Twitter:
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