Stephen A. had to do it to 'em.
Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell was busted before his flight from NYC to Louisville on Wednesday night, after TSA found some weed stashed in his luggage. It's not a big deal to most - Russell has already gotten support from former NBA player and noted weed advocate Stephen Jackson - but still an embarrassing situation that could have easily been avoided.
And when it comes to athletes getting busted for weed, you can always count on ESPN's Stephen A. Smith to go off.
Stephen A. shared his quick reaction on twitter immediately after learning of the news - but he saved his patented punchline for Friday morning's taping of "First Take."
You know what's coming:
Russell was ultimately cited for possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) and was allowed to leave. At most he'll likely pay some sort of fine.
The Brooklyn Nets released a statement Thursday afternoon, which reads, "We have been made aware of the situation involving D’Angelo Russell and are in the process of gathering more information at this time."
The 23-year old point guard had a break out year for the Nets this season, averaging career-highs across the board with 21.1 points, 7 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. He is set for a big payday this summer as he enters free agency, regardless of the airport mishap.