Stephen A. Smith Lost His Mind Over Fans Chanting “Trust the Process”

Jim Adair - October 27, 2016

At last night’s Sixers opener, fans chanted “Trust the Process” loud enough for it to be audible on ESPN’s national broadcast. It was more in support of Joel Embiid than the dearly departed Sam Hinkie, but Sam was certainly included in it. Today, Stephen A. Smith lost his mind.

On First Take, the always rational Smith talked about Sam Hinkie like he was a serial killer in witness protection:

“What Sam Hinkie did to this city is an atrocity. And I don’t care what anybody says, the fact that this man gets to hide and not be front and center to get interviewed, to have to answer for the things that he did to me is criminal.”

He also – in his own egomaniacal “I could have won the OJ trial” way – said “I believe I had something to do with the arrival of Jerry Colangelo.” Smith claims to have spoken to the commissioner, league officials, members of the Sixers organization, and “very influential” people about his dislike of Sam Hinkie. And he also, somehow, believes that any of those people listened to him instead of doing what everyone else on earth does (except poor, poor Max Kellerman) and ignored him.

Kellerman, fighting an uphill battle known only to Sisyphus, told Smith that “the reason [Sam Hinkie] did all of those things is because he’s smart.” He praised Hinkie’s tolerance for uncertainty and the fact that he was “long science,” but really at that point it’s like explaining astrophysics to Noah, the brain-damaged Bald Eagle.

29 Comments

  • DJ tonka October 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    SAS is right on homie

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    • Bleeding Green October 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      What’s “criminal” is that this racist n1gger gets any airtime. I hope this moron eats a stray bullet from one of his own real soon.

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      • Sal Pal October 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        I agree

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    • Dub-yah October 28, 2016 at 6:27 am

      He’s 100% on.

      Tanking seasons to get players, and fans are acting like the team is good. We’re not good. We’re not anything.

      Team is an embarrassment. Worst type of owners imaginable.

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      • a October 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

        I say this knowing it will never happen but WHEN the Sixers are good in a few years I hope you don’t get to enjoy a single second of it, you shortsighted jackass.

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      • Oh Google October 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

        Hey dub ya, YOU aren’t taking a single shot or going to the basket against any players, or even signing a single player. The Sixers, (again doesn’t include you incase you forgot that quick) are in the position they are in because sam hinkie was forced to tank as per the way the nba is set up, and i dont recall hinkie acting like they were trying to win games. Dont be stupid and act like they were doing anything other than that. Colangelo came in and scooped up hinkies work and comes out smelling like roses, im not saying colangelo is shit, but s.a.s. Cant possibly be that retarded either… Can he?

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  • Great post Jim October 27, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Go fuck yourself

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  • Mike Wopinelli October 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    who cares what this moulinyan says. he and that other fanook on that show can die in a tie fire

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    • Sal Pal October 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I agree

      Reply
  • Wait a minute... October 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    SAS is brutal. Period, end of sentence.

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    • Sal Pal October 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      I agree

      Reply
  • Real sports fans October 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Who?

    Reply
  • Doosh bag says what October 27, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Is SAS a b!tch a*s punk or a punk a*s b!tch?

    Reply
  • Say in stupid voice October 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Tell’em Sal Pal sent ya!

    Reply
  • Larry's Steaks gave me the runs the other night October 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    SAS gets paid millions to be a racist . Amazing how fucked up America is

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    • NB Forrest October 27, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Well fuck, Skip Bayless gets paid more and he has no angle at all. At least Stephen A has a convincing heel act. Grrr!

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  • Dick Buffman October 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    SAS fancies himself as an NBA mouthpiece and has been beating the anti-Hinkie drum from the jump, so this isn’t a surprise. He doesn’t like the fact that Hinkie made a mockery of the league and it’s draft system, even though the Lakers were doing the same thing and so were his beloved Knicks, the only difference was those two teams had a “veteran presence” which is really just a collection of overpaid bums taking minutes away from younger players who need to be evaluated. SAS is a racist nitwit whose job is to yell and scream and make brazen statements that will hopefully get the attention of the unemployed dullards sitting on their couch all morning. Apparently he also believes he’s a real mover and shaker when it comes to the inner workings of the NBA. The guys is a fool, but gets paid to be one and by getting Kyle to write about something he said, you could say he did his job for the day.

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  • You think Smith is angry now October 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Wait till the Sixers become the premier team in league and he has to be here all time covering Embiid. SAS used to work for Inquirer and was Mikey M’s lackey. I think Smith knows the Knicks will continue to be a turd fire while the Sixers accumulate rings. He is
    jealous the process worked

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    • get the facts right October 28, 2016 at 7:00 am

      MM was SAS’s lackey on NY sports radio after he got fired in Philly for punching his producer.

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      • Sal pal October 28, 2016 at 9:37 am

        I agree

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  • F October 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    as bad as SAS i would still rather him talk than mcw say another word

    how and why did that talentless bimbo wind up on the radio oh wait shes fucking gargano

    Reply
    • inquiring minds want to know October 28, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Is it true MCW wears a “Carson City” shirt when Cuz in banging her?

      Reply
  • Earl "The Pearl" Monroe October 28, 2016 at 6:27 am

    An article with no Twitter link???

    Reply
  • Lmao October 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Someone here said they saw captain primo at the 6’ers game and he was the size of a house

    Reply
  • M see w October 28, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I can barely find ants penis. Sometimes I can see the tip under his rolls when he gets real hard talking about baldy and wentz

    Reply
    • Hollis Thomas October 28, 2016 at 9:38 am

      hehehehehehehehehe good one M SEE W

      Reply
  • reality October 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Shut the fuck up you fucking spook…

    Reply
  • Ron Bowman is a dumb ape. October 28, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Any see Jillian Mele make fun of the fat guy who flipped off Westbrook? Her tits looked great though.

    Also SAS is a dumb nagger

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  • I HATE FUKING NAGGERS October 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    SCREAMING A SMITH IS A DUMB NAGGER AND TRUMP ALONG WITH THE KKK WILL LYNCH HIM.

    Reply
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