Stephen A. Smith was in the news yesterday and for once, it wasn't for one of his ruthless hot takes. Instead, it was because of a turkey vulture that flew into his office window at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, breaking the window and leaving a complete mess. Luckily, Stephen A. wasn't in the office at the time and wasn't harmed by anything that transpired. While some fans believed the bird was upset and something SAS said on ESPN's First Take, Smith took a different approach, claiming that the bird did it out of love.
“Clearly it was looking for me, but contrary to what some of you out there might believe, it wasn’t coming to do me harm, it wasn’t coming at me because it was disgusted with some of my takes,” Smith said. “It came to my office because it missed me.”
Smith continued by explaining that the bird knew of his love for all types of living beings and that the turkey vulture simply wanted to experience that love.
“You know why it came to my office? Cuz it missed me because it knows Stevie A. don’t just love the kids, he loves animals, too, he loves all types of stuff, too. Any of God’s creatures, Stevie A. loves. That’s what happened," Smith joked.
We're just glad that the meme god himself is alright and we can still watch him do what he does best on First Take.
Stephen A. Smith’s Office Window Smashed By Turkey Vulture
Smith's takes probably angered the bird.
Stephen A. Smith is known for some pretty hot takes on ESPN's sports debate show First Take. Smith has been known to get fans up-in-arms about his opinions and on Tuesday, it seems like a turkey vulture was one of those upset by his takes (?). As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the bird flew right into Smith's office window at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. In the images below, you can see that the window is completely broken. The pictures were captured from outside of the office. There is no word yet on the bird's condition or if Smith was present in his office at the time of the incident.
Smith's opinionated rants often come with a hefty dose of animation and passion. His affinity for getting riled up over practically anything elicited some pretty hilarious responses on Twitter. Whether it's Stephen A. in front of a green screen offering up some elaborate facial expressions, or his laugh-out-loud "stay off the weed" phrase, fans had fun over the whole situation.
You can see some of the responses below. We just hope that Smith and the bird are okay.