Stephen A. Smith is going full-throated in his defense of Mark Jackson.
Last week, it was revealed that the longtime NBA analyst would not be taking a part-time role on the Knicks’ broadcast team, with The Post’s Andrew Marchand reporting it was due to the team not allowing him to fly on its plane over a pre-existing issue with a member of the coaching staff.
The former Golden State Warriors coach and ESPN analyst angrily refuted the idea he was fired in an Instagram video on Thursday, saying, “at some point, the lies have got to stop.”
The Post report did not state that Jackson was fired and the former point guard did confirm the job did not work out because the conditions were not “ideal.”
For Smith, it was the latest — and seemingly final — insult his longtime friend would have to endure.
“What’s been happening to him and what has been happening to him is utter bulls–t,” he said on “The Stephen A. Smith Show” on Friday. “And y’all are full of s–t — and you know exactly who the hell im talking to when I say that.
“Every chance you get, you throw out rumors about him. I’m not even gonna…
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