Dez Bryant And Stephen A. Smith Get Into HEATED ARGUMENT On Social Media Over Angel Reese-O

Angel Reese with headphones on. Dez Bryant in black suit and Stephen A. Smith in a blue suitAngel Reese Dez Bryant Stephen A. Smith (Photos via Getty Images)

Stephen A. Smith and Dez Bryant tend to disagree a lot on sports matters, and the latest back-and-forth between them concerns Angel Reese.

This past weekend, the two of them got into a heated debate regarding Angel Reese and the game she just had against the Indiana Fever.

After dropping her eighth consecutive double-double, Dez Bryant took to his X account and called out Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe for not praising Reese for the season that she is having.

“I don’t see much praise on the historic rookie run Angel Reese is having in her Rookie year,” Bryant wrote before tagging Smith and Sharpe’s X handles. “Where y’all at? She deserves the high praise right now!”

Stephen A. Smith saw his name trending, promptly jumped online, and fired right back at the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver.

“Man, for once, will you stop your B.S. Sharpe has praised her continuously. So have I, even profiling her excellence on numerous occasions,” Smith responded. “It’s on our social media pages. We’ve talked about her on First Take.

“If you want notoriety, just say so, bro! You need attention? Just ask to come on the damn show. But stop lying!”

Dez waited until Monday to respond when he said, “Never in my life I had to beg for attention nor cared to be seen!”

Instead of responding back, Smith and Shannon Sharpe praised Angel Reese for her huge game on First Take.

“She was absolutely sensational yesterday,” Smith said of Reese. “She was big time. Make no mistake about it: She showed up and showed out.”

Sharpe mentioned Reese having 25 points and 16 rebounds, saying, “It’s just a small, small sample size for me. It’s a toss-up, but you know that’s not what we do here, Stephen. And you got to pick one of the other. So, with that being said, I think I’m going to take Angel Reese right now because of those double-doubles.”

Smith agreed with Sharpe and said, “I don’t really disagree with what Shay Shay said.” He said, “Caitlin Clark is on the verge of becoming the first WNBA rookie ever to average 15, 5, and 5, so certainly she deserves to be in a run,” Smith finished.

Smith made it clear that Caitlin Clark deserves praise for her game as well, but he further stated that Reese has inserted her name into the Rookie of the Year conversation.


He justified his words by saying: “Angel Reese with eight straight double-doubles. She was absolutely, absolutely sensational yesterday. She was big time, make no mistake about it. She showed up and showed out and, being down by 15 and sparking her team back. I just can’t say enough about it,” Smith said.

Angel Reese Has Best Performance As A Professional

Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese made WNBA history by putting up seven double-doubles in a row, which was the longest streak for a rookie in the league. Then, she decided to add to it in her next game.

The former LSU star set the record on Thursday in a home game win against the Dallas Wings, and then she got even better as she put up 25 points and 16 rebounds to extend her rookie record double-double streak to eight games when the Chicago Sky defeated the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Angel Reese Had A Blunt Message For The Media During Tense Press Conference Following Chicago Sky Win

Angel Reese at a press conference.Angel Reese (Photo via WNBA/Chicago Sky)
Chicago Sky star rookie Angel Reese had another tense moment with the media, but this latest instance may be the most bizarre one yet.

Angel Reese has made plenty of headlines in the first month of her WNBA career, and not just because of her strong on-court play. She has fueled her rivalry with Caitlin Clark in various ways, including when she cheered on Chennedy Carter’s unnecessary shoulder check on the Indiana guard in their June 1 game.

Reese has had several tense media sessions since turning pro, but the latest one with a local reporter in the Windy City is bound to make headlines for the next little while.

Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun-Times claims in a new article that he tried to speak to the Chicago rookie for an interview. She told him “I’m good” and delivered a blunt message for the media:

“I know how y’all like to twist my words, so I’m just keeping it short and sweet. I can’t trust any of y’all. So I’m just letting you know — short and sweet.”

Again, this isn’t the first notable clash Angel Reese has had with performers during her rookie year. She told reporters they’re not just watching women’s basketball because of one person (presumably a reference to Clark), and that she’s fine being a villain.


Reese has certainly backed up that statement. The 22-year-old and Carter both refused to apologize to Clark over the aforementioned shoulder hit (in Reese’s case, over her celebration of the hit).

The LSU product has averaged 12.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game over her first 13 games. At 5-9, Chicago is tied with the Indiana Fever (6-10) for the final playoff spot.

Angel Reese & Chicago Welcome The Fever On Sunday

If fans couldn’t get enough of the Reese-Clark rivalry a month into the season, well, you won’t have to wait long for the next installment. Chicago will host Indiana this Sunday in a 4:00 p.m. EST contest on ESPN.

The Fever have won each of the first two contests, both home games.

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