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SportsStephen A. Smith says Rajon Rondo made a ‘disrespectful’ comment to him in Lakers locker room

01:45  09 november  2018
01:45  09 november  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Stephen A . Smith calls out Rajon Rondo for making ' disrespectful ' comment to him in Lakers locker room . ESPN personality Stephen A . Smith has used his platform on First Take to make personal jabs at NBA players from time to time.

Stephen A . Smith was covering the Lakers game vs. the Timberwolves last night and in the locker room afterward received what he claims was a very disrespectful comment from Rajon Rondo It appears this was the result of Stephen A . saying Rondo did, in fact, spit in Chris Paul ’s face and

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ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith has used his platform on First Take to make personal jabs at NBA players from time to time. Earlier this season, Smith was especially critical of Rondo for the fight with Chris Paul, and Rondo evidently took notice.

Smith led Thursday's episode of First Take by making a point to publicly call out Rondo for a "disrespectful" comment being directed at him in the Lakers locker room on Wednesday night. Here's video of the segment, captured by The Big Lead.

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Smith said:

"As an aside, I just wanted, if you don't mind, I just wanted to deviate away from this particular subject. I wanted to start off the show saying something - when I was in the Lakers locker room last night, Mr. Rondo directed a very disrespectful comment my way. He didn't say it by name. I was standing right next to him. I just kept my head down because out of respect to the Los Angeles Lakers as an organization, I didn't want to make a scene. So, I just left it at that. I just want Rondo to know I know that. Number 1. And Number 2 - I stand by my proclamation that he deserved a 15-game suspension for spitting in the face of Chris Paul. And last but not least, I just want to say out of respect for him, I would remind him … I never said anything about why he left Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Sacramento, it goes on and on. I'll just leave it at that.

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ESPN personality Stephen A . Smith has called out Los Angeles Lakers star Rajon Rondo to let him know he's fully aware of the fact that the point guard aimed a disrespectful comment at him after his side's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

"Anytime he wants to have a big man conversation, I'm more than willing to have a conversation because I do respect him."

Wait, what?

When Max Kellerman asked for more details about what was said, Smith said that Rondo called him an "expletive reporter."

During his radio show, Smith once again brought up the comment and called out Rondo.

While Smith could have easily handled this issue in private (and not on national TV and radio broadcasts), Smith obviously felt this was the way to get through to the Lakers point guard.

We'll have to see how Rondo responds.

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