Stephen A. reacts to the 'Rich Paul Rule' being modified by NCAA | ESPN Voices


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  • Samford Nakoma
    Samford Nakoma  2 days back

    Stephen a smith over here back tracking his words.

    • M E
      M E  3 days back

      Racism systemically was on their minds by uncle toms steven never spoke up these names before they dont know a thing about the hood or poverty brooo

      • Striker
        Striker  4 days back

        They wanted the agent job to be mostly for white people and not for most black people and ex NBA players with knowledge of the job. The rule would only make sense if you needed a 4 year degree to be an agent. And if it did need a degree, then a two year degree at a community college, training to be a agent would make more sense. However, that would only make the process easier for future black agents, with little money and don't want to pay for 4 years of college. Racism today is all about the wolf in sheep clothing method. No one is every racist until they get caught. Today racist white people are all about trying to find ways that would benefit white people over other race of people. And lets not forget the Trump fear that causes the crazy racist to go shoot innocent non white people.

        • Rob Roy
          Rob Roy  4 days back

          The NBA players association needs to go after the NCAA in court. The NCAA are cheap labor pimps.

          • Brian Thomas
            Brian Thomas  4 days back

            I’ll say this. Big companies do this all the time to keep the people they want in position.

            • M D
              M D  4 days back

              So, my company can't require a degree from me? I'm not an MD, but they still want quality people, regardless of race.

              • AGgie Moe
                AGgie Moe  4 days back

                So players couldn’t get advise from people with degrees lol.

                • Sole Survivor
                  Sole Survivor  4 days back

                  Condelezza Rice and David Robertson being a part of the committee is meaningless - OFTEN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION IS BLACK i.e. Black people have been involved in numerous decisions that adversely affected black people. (money, Stockholm Syndrome)

                  • Calico Jones
                    Calico Jones  4 days back

                    Coondaleeza rice. Has no cred in ADOS community. And then David Robinson and the others are million blacks out of touch. Here’s coonin A smith sprainin for the ncaa

                    • Babanla
                      Babanla  4 days back

                      Can you imagine if Rich Paul was white???
                      Dude will be celebrated as a guru of an agent!!

                      • Mac Bowie
                        Mac Bowie  5 days back

                        Bust up the NCAA Monopoly! And the NBA

                        • Sly Fox
                          Sly Fox  5 days back

                          Rich Paul and Lebron go after that “Stop and Frisk” policy and get that dismantled. Thank you

                          • Sly Fox
                            Sly Fox  5 days back

                            None of these blacks Stephen A Smith grew up poor. Just black. Grant Hill was well
                            Off before he went to Duke.

                            • boorts
                              boorts  5 days back

                              Is this guy working on his holiday?😂

                              • Jrock420blam
                                Jrock420blam  5 days back

                                Rice and Robinson are part of the good ole boys, they are bought and paid for shills trying to stop youngbloods like Rich Paul....

                                • Orlando Carson
                                  Orlando Carson  5 days back

                                  Still GOT love for you tho

                                  • Orlando Carson
                                    Orlando Carson  5 days back

                                    Mr. Smith is jus doing his job and sometimes his job is to put 🔥's out.
                                    The reason it's rasist is bc it's only a basketball program that jus happens to be an overwhelming black ncaa sport. Paul jus happen to be black and jus happens to not have a degree. Mr.Smith can't refute that
                                    Jus say n

                                    • Mr Woo
                                      Mr Woo  5 days back

                                      When the racism is obvious and you can't use the famous rebuttal " What about Chicago"

                                      • BANK•MOBB•SHXT •

                                        Lol the power of
                                        Bron shit crazy🤣

                                        • Eric Thornton
                                          Eric Thornton  5 days back

                                          Fuck Rich Paul...Sincerely New Orleans..dude is a snake and I'm a black dude fyi

                                          • Botched Snap
                                            Botched Snap  5 days back

                                            This some bullshit, white fokes been runnin this shit for the past 80 years, now a black man poppin and got people comin to him these mothafuckas dont like that and found ways to slow mothafuckas down...shits triphlin and blatant, i dont give a damn who on that panel

                                            • Bert C
                                              Bert C  5 days back

                                              I can't believe Smith in the past few days. Did I hear him give legitimacy to the NCAA for that racist decision they made and had to retract? The legitimacy I'm speaking of is your mentioning Condeleeza Rice, Grant Hill, and David Robinson agreeing to the now-defunct "New Rules" for agents. My question is what does a Board Member Color has to do with any member's ethical and unbias decision. Mr. Smith you are going to go down on the wrong side of history on this issue. What could Condeleeza Rice, Grant Hill, and David Robinson say? "We believe in communications and the ability to process complex legal terms and those with BA degree seems to have appropriate skills". I'm confused, Rich Paul (No Degree) just negotiated a $100 million contract for Draymond Green and everyone is happy. Lastly, even after this racist policy was rescinded you STILL brought up these people for a second time this tells me you have issues with this. We don't need to hear from those Board Members their decision spoke loud enough.

                                              • Eric202
                                                Eric202  5 days back

                                                Yes be certified pass a test and have a background check. Done. Most agents who have stolen from players had degrees.

                                                • Cameron Horton
                                                  Cameron Horton  5 days back

                                                  Its powerful jews helping jew sports agents who work in the big jew-owned hollywood agencies. This is how jews keep power within their own communities and shut all the non-jews out.

                                                  • Dark Knight
                                                    Dark Knight  5 days back

                                                    Stephen A. , the good slave that he is, just cant help but buckdance and play both sides to protect his ass. Just say it was a racist decision, Cornbread Stephen(from Django). I was a race based decision. Stop worrying about offending the White Supremacists that employ and watch you. They aren't afraid of offending you.

                                                    • H mm
                                                      H mm  5 days back

                                                      They're all racist. They love being racists. They just hate being labeled as a racist because it'll effect their pockets in the worst way.

                                                      • Vision 1
                                                        Vision 1  5 days back

                                                        You telling me the same condoleezza Rice that was with Bush administration, come on man no trust

                                                        • I'm happy-go-lucky
                                                          I'm happy-go-lucky  5 days back

                                                          NCAA exposed itself you can't take it back racist scummbags

                                                          • John Tran
                                                            John Tran  5 days back

                                                            Wait, didn’t the Black delegation trade away Condoleeza Rice in the 2004 Racial Draft?

                                                            • Alexander Mathews
                                                              Alexander Mathews  5 days back

                                                              "and they obviously had their heart in the right place"
                                                              why is that obvious, what makes it so obvious?
                                                              what gave them the idea to change the rule in the first place? what was malfunctioning with the current rules that they had to institute new ones? these answers are not obvious Mr. Inside Man therefore their motivations are not obvious and so follows their hearts are not obvious Mr. Smith.

                                                              • jimmyjones05
                                                                jimmyjones05  5 days back

                                                                The majority of degrees offered by colleges are worthless. And the ones that aren't worthless require you to take propaganda courses and pay for them alongside your actual classes. You don't need a college degree to be an agent. Its an unnecessary barrier to entry that exists in many industries which makes our economy inefficient.

                                                                • Mizrahim Sephardi
                                                                  Mizrahim Sephardi  5 days back

                                                                  I dont hear of this self richest clowns having their loved heart transplant be done by their great fiend from childhood.

                                                                  • Mizrahim Sephardi
                                                                    Mizrahim Sephardi  5 days back

                                                                    In my profession it is called "Inside Trading" what Rich Paul is doing and if I can be punished with JAIL TIME for such a malicious practice, why should we celebrate this clown, doing it to the whole NBA league? Any so' called fan, who agrees with this kind of behavior and then comes around complaining that life is not FAIR at work (Only jimmy gets promoted) or whatever, don't need a Nostradamus to foretell his or her life outcome in the next 5 years and whatever they get, should not take them by surprise.

                                                                    • Serg NYC
                                                                      Serg NYC  5 days back

                                                                      Why you whispering

                                                                      • Josh OTW
                                                                        Josh OTW  5 days back

                                                                        Idgaf who on the committee stop supporting ncaa

                                                                        • daripper4u
                                                                          daripper4u  5 days back

                                                                          Did this mofo just say "it did seem to be a bit racist"? He can't even call it by name as Broussard did.

                                                                          • Hulk Smash 24/7
                                                                            Hulk Smash 24/7  5 days back

                                                                            Now maybe Condalezza Rice, David Robinson and others don't really understand the very real financial situation of many Black Americans, but because of systemic racism which has lasted for so long in this country, 90+ percent of African Americans don't have the money needed to go to school to get a bacholars degree. So in a way this is how you essentially close the door on this industry to Black people.

                                                                            • Different Perspective
                                                                              Different Perspective  5 days back

                                                                              You right black ppl don’t have the money but there’s something called financial aid. I got my BA, for free!! Our government payed for it. I’m black btw

                                                                          • gwar180
                                                                            gwar180  5 days back

                                                                            But they still don’t pay the kids 🤷🏾‍♂️

                                                                            • Derrick Williamson
                                                                              Derrick Williamson  5 days back

                                                                              Stop it smith you idiots should be ashamed of yourselves. You are their puppets you do what they say. What you think we don't know what is going on in this country? Misses rice and Gary Paton both are puppets of the puppeteers whom own professional sports as a whole those whom call themselves Jew who are not but masquerade as the chosen people of the most high . get your self together Steven a smith because there is a storm coming and its directed at us

                                                                              • wrightterence680
                                                                                wrightterence680  5 days back

                                                                                Happy that the NCAA amended this rule!!

                                                                                • InviteTheLight Readings

                                                                                  I personally known that at least for 18 to 20 years there has been no requirement of a bachelors degree to be an agent. So why now? Why was that not explained to the public or to the media? They know it should've been -especially when people have been supporting the NCAA paying for the tickets to the Big East tournaments etc... and also those buying the jersey's that the player get no money for

                                                                                  • Mark English
                                                                                    Mark English  6 days back

                                                                                    Can Someone Please Educate ME on This Subject. I Thought as a Collegiate Athlete on Scholarship, it was Against NCAA Rules to Be Associated with an Agent. Only Once your Collegiate Play had Ended, Either through Expiration of Ones Eligibility or Declaration of Ones intention to Apply for a Pro Sports League, Could a Former College Athlete, By NCAA Rules be able to obtain an Agent. But if that's The Case, How can the NCAA, After an Athlete Collegiate Playing Days are Over, Dictate to a Player who his Agent in going to The Next Level is going to Be. I would think as a FORMER College Athlete, No longer Competing in College, I Should be able to Hire whoever I want as an Agent weather The NCAA Approves or Not. They Don't Let Athletes Have Agents in College Do They?

                                                                                    • InviteTheLight Readings

                                                                                      SAS, ESPN's associates can likely have you can throw out those names as being on the committee - anybody can be on a committee - thing is: what part did they- or did they not: play in those NCAA decisions and-- if so: why now? 
                                                                                      How were those decisions so "important" if they can be turned back and cancelled so easily? Please. SAS... it's bullshit. Period.
                                                                                      Why does everyone need to travel to some Indiana to take a test? (Clearly - Most people don't live in Indiana)
                                                                                      Why can't there be simple proxy test centers on the East Coast in New York and LA and Chicago?- with Zoom, Skype and other free vid conferencing apps out there it's not necessary nor has anything been evidence to the public that so much has gone wrong that it now requires such an unusual measure - after so many years of being non-existent.
                                                                                      If the NCAA cares so much about it's players not getting cheated in the NBA's affairs... why haven't they started with correcting their own decades-practiced, god-awful slave labor practices of capitalizing off the players --- in selling millions of their players Jerseys but giving them no part of the profit? at ANY point in time. Why? b/c they care so much. *sideeye

                                                                                      • Demetrius Middleton
                                                                                        Demetrius Middleton  6 days back

                                                                                        The problem is the NCAA has too much unnecessary and hypocritical power. And their timing is just suspect.

                                                                                        I also think Rich Paul's response could have been better but that's not an attack as much as it is minor criticism. Taking issue with the educational requirement just, the Optics of that, doesn't look good. As a black man who values education, for that to be the part that we take issue with just isn't a good look, but that's just my opinion.

                                                                                        Personally, while many are going to say nobody said black people specifically, I think the whole rule was racist. Not the requirements themselves, but given the timing of it, and in spirit I just feel it was.

                                                                                        But generally speaking, I think more than being racist the NCAA is just ridiculous. They act like they're in it for the best interest of the players, but not only are they against players getting paid while in college, now basically an objection to this man getting his players paid overseas oh, now it appears they are just against their supply finding work outside of their purview.

                                                                                        They clearly aren't in it for the players but are in it for the institutions which they support.

                                                                                        • Anarky
                                                                                          Anarky  6 days back

                                                                                          this is why people find america annoying everything somehow is about race like rich paul is the only person in the us without a bachleors degree, and people acting as if people who dont have bachelors degree like family members etc havent stolen money and and screwed over there cilent for example the dude working w ith lonzo ball was stealing money from him

                                                                                          • SixFoot One
                                                                                            SixFoot One  6 days back

                                                                                            How is it racist? When you say dumb shit like that, you equate "black people" or "people of colour" to being "uneducated." It was a business monopoly move to lock out guys like Rich Paul.

                                                                                            • Shawnta Leschig
                                                                                              Shawnta Leschig  6 days back

                                                                                              It’s racist if an agent needs a a degree than you gotta make a coach have a degree just as well a coaches has more influence. It was racist because it was just aim at basketball only because the racist system already locked up football players for 3yrs they must play before going to the draft. But a hockey player can get drafted and still keep his NCAA eligible..

                                                                                              • MAKAYAH YASHARALA
                                                                                                MAKAYAH YASHARALA  6 days back

                                                                                                Their is always a house nigga working for massa!
                                                                                                David Robinson,Grant Hill, Condoleeza Rice.