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Draymond, Stephen A exchange apologies after public feud

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Draymond, Stephen A exchange apologies after public feud

Draymond and Stephen A exchange apologies after public dispute originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The dramatic ongoing saga that is the recent feud between Draymond Green and Stephen A. Smith has apparently come to a positive conclusion.

During TNT’s “Inside the NBA” pregame show before Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, guest analyst Green apologized on air for your previous comments about how he lost respect for Smith.

“(Shaquille O’Neal), I was on your podcast… and you just mentioned Stephen A,” Green said. “And I said something that didn’t come out the way I said it, so I want to apologize to him.” . “I said it publicly… I was wrong about that.”

Smith later responded with a post on X, formerly Twitter, accepting Green’s apology and apologizing of his own.

“My brother (Draymond Green) accepted my apology,” Smith said. “Love is always here for you, my Queens brother, Kenny (Smith), and the entire TNT team. I love you all. I also apologize for anything I have done. I’m not trying to hurt anyone. “Now let’s enjoy this wonderful NBA basketball we are about to see.”

Smith has become known in the sports world for his fiery takes, and his comments after Green’s indefinite suspension for punching Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkić in the face in a Dec. 12 game offended the public. Warriors star. Green is not one to bite his tongue and finally aired his grievances on a recent podcast episode with O’Neal.

“Stephen A. Smith really pissed me off,” Green told O’Neal earlier this month. “And the reason it pissed me off was because he hit me, and he said, ‘Hey, it’s been hard for a lot of us to talk about you these last few days.’ You know, for me, I think… Okay, it’s been “It’s hard for me to watch, but I’m watching it because I want to see everything everyone had to say… I lost a lot of respect for a lot of people.”

And Smith responded in kind, at that moment.

“Draymond Green just appeared on a national podcast with Shaquille O’Neal, my brother, and said he lost respect for me,” Smith said. “Well, now I’ve lost all respect for him.”

It appears that the two have buried the hatchet and can both turn their attention to the imminent start of the 2024 NBA Finals.

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