Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut feels the same way about Stephen A. Smith as thousands of others across the world feel about the ESPN analyst. He’s not the first one to call out Stephen A., but Bogut may be the first to refer to him as a “wanker.”
Smith was critical of Bogut earlier this month when the 7-footer missed the last few games of his team’s playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers with a fractured rib. Smith referred to Bogut as “Andrew Bogus” and said he had no heart, also calling him the “tin man.” During an interview with Australian radio hosts Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria, Bogut was asked for his thoughts on Smith.
“He’s just a wanker, pretty much,” Bogut responded.
The Sydney Morning Herald bleeped out Bogut’s response, so perhaps we don’t appreciate how naughty of a word wanker really is. If that’s the case and we have offended any of our friends overseas by not writing w—er sooner, we apologize.
Bogut’s fractured rib was said to be on the verge of puncturing his lung. If that’s the case, it was a dangerous injury and not something he could have played through. I highly doubt any player would choose to sit out a tight series like the one the Warriors played against the Clippers if he was cleared to play.