Stephen A. Smith Takes Shot At Minnesota Timberwolves

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Stephen A. Smith had some strong words for the entire Minnesota Timberwolves franchise.

Stephen A. Smith is in the majority when it comes to what happened Sunday during the Minnesota Timberwolves game. Rudy Gobert was seen throwing a punch at teammate Kyle Anderson during a timeout of Sunday's game. Earlier today, it was reported that Gobert has been suspended for the team's play-in game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The incident is a black eye to the sport and the Minnesota organization. Smith gave his take on the incident on Monday's episode of ESPN's First Take. The fiery media personality didn't mince his words regarding the Timberwolves.

"The behavior was idiotic, and it's an embarrassment to the city of [Minneapolis] and the Timberwolves organization." Smith's comments are a direct reaction to what was seen on Sunday. Not only did fans witness an altercation between teammates. But Jaden McDaniels suffered a fractured hand in a selfish incident during halftime. The Timberwolves grabbed the eighth spot in the Western Conference with their performance this season. However, the play-in tournament is now secondary to what is happening with the franchise.

Stephen A. Smith Is Stating What Everyone Is Thinking

One would have to believe that Sunday was the last time Gobert plays this season. His actions with Anderson are embarrassing and not what you want to see with playoff seeding at stake. Undoubtedly, the Timberwolves are not in a great space mentally. However, the Lakers are not worried about where Minnesota's current headspace is. But what happened on Sunday will not just blow over. The actions of Gobert and even McDaniels will affect how this team performs in the play-in tournament.

Stephen A. Smith's reaction to the incident is just what everyone else is already thinking. The incident is an embarrassment to everyone involved. Certainly, even a fan base which was excited to see their team compete in the playoffs. However, the remaining available players have to put this incident in the rearview mirror. There isn't a lot of time to sulk over Gobert's actions. Is Smith right about what he saw from Gobert's actions? If you were the Timberwolves, would you move on from Gobert next season? Let us know your thoughts on the topic in the comment section. For the latest news regarding the NBA, keep it here at HNHH.

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