Sound bite machine Stephen A. Smith was back doing what he does best on Wednesday.  The First Take co-host says LeBron James will meet with the Warriors this off-season.  

Smith opened his absurd claim by saying it’s not going to happen, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t going to say it and lay out a way for the Warriors to make it work.  

That’s money well spent on an intern to figure out how to make a fake news claim work.  There’s no way LeBron ends up in Golden State, so there’s no point in meeting with them.

This is why ESPN pays Stephen A. the big bucks.  Absurd claims put asses in the seats.