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“Stephen A. Smith to Leave ESPN: End Of an Era

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Today I received a twitter message on my cell that came from sports journalist, and ESPN NBA analyst, Stephen A Smith. He confirmed that the rumors were true, and that his last day with ESPN would be on May 1, 2009.

The word is that Stephen A. and ESPN couldn't come to an agreement on a new contract. ESPN was offering less money than they were currently paying Stephen A., and he turned down the money that they were offering.

"It’s been a wonderful, wonderful ride, filled with great accomplishments, great memories and, most importantly, great friendships," Smith said. "It’s difficult to express how appreciative I am to everyone at ESPN for all they’ve done for my career. But nothing lasts forever. It...

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