So a YouTube user whose name is “SATELLITESURFER31″ posted this video yesterday. The video is off air conversations between ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and the newest member of the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard.
The YouTuber wrote this in the about section of the video:
THIS IS A LIVE ESPN FEED WITH STEPHEN A. SMITH AND DWIGHT HOWARD TALKING OFF AIR. I GET THIS LIVE OFF MY SATELLITE SYSTEM.
How this person is able to hack satellite feeds and get into cameras to view and record video is beyond my comprehension. But what is evident is that it is Dwight Howard and Stephen A. Smith shooting the breeze before an interview about his decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
What is interesting is that you get to see what these conversations are like, because so often we only see the “on-air” part. And Stephen A. Smith’s topic of choice was the New York Knicks.
“And by the way, [James] Dolan was ready to trade [Shumpert] because he didn’t want to work out in the summer league. Dolan’s talking about trading him. I said, “trade who? You better hold on to that boy. You better not lose Iman Shumpert.’ That boy can play.”
Dwight Howard doesn’t seem to interested in discussing the state of the Knicks. He seems like he is politely responding and keeping the conversation going.
But Howard did have one thing to say about Shumpert: “He can come here.”
Stephen A. Smith can only shake his head in response. “Oh that would… oh that would be nice.”
They say they’re getting a lot of interference and ask Smith to turn of his phone, he begrudgingly agrees. Then mid interview they get interference again and have to stop recording.
They think it’s Dwight’s phone but his is off. Could it have been from the “satellite hacking?” Who knows?