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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Fires Back At Jemele Hill On Twitter

Stephen A. Smith at the Warriors vs. Thunder game.

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: TV sports personality Stephen A. Smith speaks with youth from the Hidden Genius Project prior to Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 30, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

Earlier: Oftentimes, the most entertaining Twitter disagreements are the ones you don't see coming, like today's back-and-forth between Jemele Hill and Stephen A. Smith.

Earlier today, Hill, a former colleague of Smith's at ESPN, responded to a video clip featuring Smith saying he and Jay Z were partially responsible for Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout last month.

"Arguably ESPN’s most prominent talent admitting to help orchestrate a workout for Colin Kaepernick ... yeah let me go back to minding my business. Guards!" Hill tweeted.

Depending on how you look at it, that tweet could be interpreted as a shot at Smith, the NFL or ESPN, Hill's old employer. Her next tweet definitely seemed like a dig at Smith though.

Naturally, Stephen A. saw the original tweet and has aired out his response.

As expected, he didn't hold back.

The interesting thing about this squabble is that both Hill and Smith have been vocal supporters of Kaepernick in the past. Smith did take the quarterback to task for how he handled the workout, and in doing so, received plenty of criticism in return. It's doubtful that Hill and Smith have legit "beef" but it is interesting to see them go at it like this. We'll see if anything more happens between the two. Update: Looks like Hill will take her explanation off-line, which is probably smart.

Again, we don't think there's real animosity here, at the end of the day.