I admire Big Al’s self-control
Less than two weeks ago, Brian T. Smith did a glowing piece about Big Al’s rise and how he’s growing into a leader.
Four days ago, he sent out this tweet, which ironically I found totally unprofessional:
This would be the first of many, many unobjective, condemning, conjecturey tweets/articles about Al. To make matters worse, these stories have been picked up by the national media and “Big Al is disgruntled” / “Jefferson feuding with Corbin” headlines are all over the place.
I get that it’s Smith’s job to ask questions and write stories, but there’s a problem when he becomes the story. I seriously couldn’t believe my ears as I listened to the audio from practice today. This is the actual conversation that took place between Al, Smith, and other Jazz beat writers at practice:
Thanks to @cowhideglobe for figuring out the last few lines. Original audio at KALL.