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NBA World Reacts To Stephen A's Ridiculous Claim

Stephen A. Smith looking on at the NBA Celebrity Game

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 14: Head coach Stephen A. Smith of Team Stephen A. looks on before the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented By Ruffles at Wintrust Arena on February 14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

No stranger to making headlines, on Wednesday ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith ruffled some feathers with his latest NBA take.

Speaking across the table to Jay Williams, Stephen A. attempted to make the case that Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant may be more valuable to his team than Giannis is to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Saying, “I can’t sit up there and definitively say I’d rather have Giannis [than Ja] come playoff time!”

We'll just say NBA Twitter was made aware of Smith's claim. "People just lie for no reason," said one user.

"Bro what?" replied another. "Probably the most ridiculous take of the week."

"Giannis disrespect getting too crazy," a fan replied.

"I love Ja...but are you serious right now???" a user asked Stephen A.

"We gotta chill evryone start calling Ja overrated again," another suggested.

"I like Ja Morant but this take is too ludicrous even for Stephen A," replied the Detroit Free Press' Philip Lewis.

"Idk how ya'll watch this," Lewis' colleague added.

"What are we doing," questioned Barstool's Dan Greenberg.

Ja Morant is having a breakout season this year. But Giannis Antetokounmpo has proven to be the motor that drives one of the most elite squads in the NBA. Not to mention, he closed last season's finals with a 50-piece.