The NBA Draft is tonight, and one's mind casts back to its finer moments: the dog-eared envelope; the fire engine worn by Jalen Rose; and of course the night in 2006 that Stephen A. Smith was heckled and heckled and heckled.
The raucousness of the crowds at the NBA and NFL Drafts in New York are somewhat legend, and last night, from many accounts, nobody was hit harder than ESPN's resident screamer Stephen A. Smith. And now it's all captured on video. Stephen A. is hit repeatedly in this video, for his Cheese Doodles, his bowel movements and the IMPORTANCE OF EVERYTHING HE HAS TO SAY.
This is seven minutes of brutality, a man being heckled mercilessly during an otherwise quiet second round of the NBA Draft. This is what happens when you are a TV person.
Story originally published June 29, 2006