Lamar Odom Responds To Stephen A. Smith’s Comments With Letter From Lawyer

by abournenesn

Jun 25, 2017

Earlier this week on ESPN’s “First Take,” Stephen A. Smith made headlines going on a lengthy rant about New York Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson.

In the heat of his screaming, Smith said that Jackson’s first move as a Knicks executive was to sign Lamar Odom, who Smith declared was using crack cocaine at the time.

Unsurprisingly, the former Laker didn’t take kindly to Smith’s words, and Odom’s lawyer made that clear with a statement that Odom shared on his personal Twitter account.

“Mr. Smith jokingly disparaged Lamar for having a disease,” part of the letter reads. “Mr. Smith chose to shout out the fact that Lamar was sick, and to uses his disease as the butt of a joke. To say that his conduct was outrageous and unacceptable does not scratch the surface.”

Smith is known for being unapologetically boisterous, but he probably should have steered clear from the topic of Odom’s past, especially considering it has nothing to do with the current disarray of the Knicks.

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images

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