Kyrie Irving told Stephen A. Smith to explain himself in a tweet that could use further explanation.
Smith has been persistently critical of Irving, especially since the Nets’ point guard opted to miss games by refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19 this past season.
“You’re gonna have to explain yourself to people in your generation,” Irving tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. “I am not around many 50 plus year olds that speak and act like you do, so this is new for me. But I am sure my father and my uncles can meet you on your level better than I can. We know you STEPHEN.”
Whether or not Irving was referring to a specific bit of content from Smith is unclear. The ESPN star has been off “First Take” this week, but he did upload a video reacting to Irving’s $36.5 million opt-in with the Nets for the upcoming season. It would be a solid guess that this is what prompted Irving’s response.