Professional talker Stephen A. Smith has many takes. And when he has sources to go along with those takes, the room can reach inferno level.

On Monday, Smith said on the radio that LeBron James is trying to fight Kyrie Irving, after Irving requested a trade.

Are you ready for the fire? Take a look, y’all: ClevelandFightClub.mp3

I had sources in the LeBron James camp literally tell me, and I’m quoting, I’m QUOTE-ING … if Kyrie Irving was in front of LeBron James right now, LeBron James would be tempted, quote, to beat his ass, end quote.

Is this true? I don’t really know! Who knows if Smith’s sources are as good as Chris Broussard’s. But Smith sure made it sound dramatic. Hopefully, LeBron refrains from actually fighting Kyrie, though. We all know Uncle Drew could take him.

Update: LeBron has since denied this, with a #NotFacts, even:


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Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.