Smith, who signed with the Lakers earlier this month after previously failing to find a roster spot for the 2019-20 season, said he was forced to shut down a recent Instagram Live session because they presumably team or league officials were angered by him exposing too much s–t in the NBA bubble in Orlando.
During the Thursday live stream, Smith became the latest multi-millionaire to gripe about the food and accommodations at the Disney hotel resort, questioning why rooms were stocked with unhealthy snack options.
Were professional athletes and all that … but then you be over there crying, talking about somebody cant stay healthy and their body is breaking down and all this other s–t? Smith said to his 4.8 million followers. You want to a motherf—ing Ferrari to run like a Ferrari cause you paid for it as a Ferrari … but you keep gassing it up with Chrysler s–t.
Smith ended the live stream later on.
Aw man, they mad at me bro. Im gone, Smith said before signing off, without specifying who contacted him. Just got the text. Exposing too much s–t. Gotta go. My bad. My bad.
While providing an inside look at life for the players preparing for the leagues 22-team restart at the end of the month, Smith also showed off the high-tech bracelet given out by the league, which is said to help with early detection of coronavirus, track temperature, respiratory and heart rate.
Got my little band and s–t so they can keep tabs on me, Smith said. Tracking device. Stay woke.
Smith also complained about the provided blankets being too small for NBA players.
The 34-year-old Smith hasnt played in an NBA game since November 2018, having agreed with the Cavaliers at the time to stay away from the team until a trade was worked out for the veteran guard. No trade ever happened and Smith was waived by Cleveland last July.
The suspension of the season on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic provided Smith a chance to resuscitate his career, while reuniting with former teammate LeBron James.
Smiths deal is worth $290,000 the rest of the season. He has made $87 million in 16 NBA seasons.