I'm gonna' miss him. After all, he was the one who delighted us with this classic:
Stephen A. Smith will be gone completely from ESPN at the end of the NBA playoffs.
(S.A.S. enjoying being inside the ropes while he can)
THE BIG LEAD has the scoop:
Within the last month, a source says that ESPN and (Stephen A.) Smith went to the negotiating table and couldn’t reach an agreement. Apparently, ESPN’s offer was considerably lower than Smith’s previous contracts - which were multi-media faceted - and Smith passed. He was then offered the decision to work through the remainder of his contract, or walk away and still get paid, and a source says Smith decided to work.
FULL ARTICLE inside link.
I also enjoyed how he was controversial sometimes and wasn't afraid to bring up the race card even if sometimes he was reaching and sometimes he wasn't. Just the fact that he wasn't afraid to I respected.