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March 14, 2008



I am very happy to hear that ESPN will be showing this film, hopefully everyone that watches it will be touched as you were. I missed you this morning with the crew, I am sure that you whipped Tommy's behind. I suggest the next time you play and oldie by the Sylvers "I wish that I could talk to you" it was the bomb back in the day...


Also, I very pleased to know that you read your e-mails and that you try and answer them. Stephen keep up the good work that you do and don't let these haters get you down, there are a lot of people who respect you and your work so keep on doing what you do!!


I thought you guys did okay but my catalog would have blown you both out. You're living a dream brother and I'm glad that you are. I remember when I used to think you were Johnny Dawkins doing basketball commentary on Fox. Keep it going brother, you are a great role model for others. I am going to check out that documentary after I get done watching John Adams on HBO. Keep up the good work.


how about them rockets stephen a. MORON.

still not making the playoffs?

still a fluke?

still not good enough to talk about?

how about 22 in a row and counting, jackass?


The Black Magic documentary makes me wonder why black families don’t send their elite young athletes to HBCUs. An influx of Blue Chip athletes would give black colleges tremendous financial wealth, power and prestige. As the black educational institutions grow stronger it would empower and facilitate the hiring of black coaches, black athletic directors, black professors and black university administrators. Blacks continue to allow their best and brightest athletes to enrich white universities instead of building up their own black institutions. There are very few black major college football coaches because because there is no financial pressure on white schools to change their anti-black hiring policies. Year after year, black families reward white universities by sending them great young black football players; even though those schools consistently refuse to hire black head coaches.


After watching the ESPN special "Black Magic",and being an Alum of Winston-Salem State University (Brown Hall Room 203...c/o '04), I am so relieved that our some of our rich history in athletics has finally been revealed. My only question is: "Why wasn't Linsay Hunter mentioned?". He was a modern era lottery pick from an HBCU... What else needs to be said? I know it seems extra critical and particular to find a gripe with such a brilliant documentary, but I had to address this situation. Stephen A. Smith, I believe with all conviction that who you are, what you stand for, your respect for the subject and your integrity will not allow this injustice to go unrecognized. Thank you, I look forward to your response...



Pee Wee Kirkland got way too much face time on the Black Magic documentary. Kirkland was a bum. End of story. More of the film should have been devoted to Earl the Pearl. He was Black Jesus indeed.


Stephen A. I enjoy your blog. I just wish you would be on it more consistently. I also listen to the Morning Show everyday on my way to work and your inputs on the Strawberry Letters are always very entertaining. Get back on your blog game, its been a month! Keep up the good work.


Stephen A.please refrain from propagating poor English - "more proud"?! I'm hearing the incorrect use of comparative adjectives more and more... how about the correct, "prouder?"

Reading or hearing mistakes like that from people for whom words are their currency cannot make me more angry. More angry?!! Doesn't sound so good, huh? (and to think there are young, black journalists who hang on your every word....)



Unfortunately, had to miss the 'Black Magic' doc on ESPN.

Any idea where I might be able to catch another showing anytime soon?

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