„I have opinions that are based on the facts that are presented to me. I don't apologize. I stand by it. If I'm hated, so what? If I'm loved, so what?“
— Stephen A. Smith
Quoted by Richard Sandomir in " ESPN's New Master of the Offensive Foul http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/arts/television/31sand.html?ei=5090&en=f4ace7eed00624de&ex=1280462400&partner=rssuserland&emc=rs&pagewanted=print", New York Times (July 31, 2005).