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Stephen A. Smith Turns The Tables on Instagram Model Who Exposed Anthony Edwards: ‘She Violated His Privacy’

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 16: Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on December 16 , 2023 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) MIAMI, FL - JUNE 7: Stephen A. Smith during Game Three of the 2023 NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat on June 7, 2023 at Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Eric Espada/NBAE via Getty Images) Paige Jordae. Photo courtesy of Paige Jordae's Instagram

Anthony Edwards found himself in hot water when an Instagram model by the name of Paige Jordae posted screenshots of their messages. Edwards apparently wanted Jordae to have an abortion upon learning she was pregnant. The Minnesota Timberwolves star even gave the model $100,000 to push through with the pregnancy termination.

So, who’s in the wrong here? For Stephen A. Smith, the answer is easy. The ESPN reporter felt the Instagram model was way out of line, especially the part where she publicly shared the private conversation with the NBA All-Star. 

(In the first part of the video, Smith mistakenly referred to Anthony Edwards as “Anthony Davis.”)

She puts him on blast. She took text messages and revealed them to the public. I’m starting to wonder what repercussions someone has when they get their privacy violated. That’s what I’m wondering about.

If Anthony Davis wanted her to have an abortion, respectfully, that’s his business. We have pro-choice, and we have pro-life all over the country. I keep saying Anthony Davis, it’s Anthony Edwards; I’m sorry.

She violated their private affairs. She is a woman, she is free to do what she wants with her own body. This is America! If she’s impregnated and she wants to have the child, that is her business. If Anthony Edwards does not want her to have that child, that is his business. There’s no laws he violated because he doesn’t want the child. 

The issue here, for us, is she put him on blast. She revealed private text messages. That’s what appears to be the case, which compelled and forced him to make a statement addressing the situation.

Stephen A. Smith on the Anthony Edwards situation via The Stephen A. Smith Show

Do you think Smith is right? Or is Edwards still to blame for his predicament?