Stephen A. Smith announced this morning that he would be sitting down for an interview with former Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony.

When the two sat down, Anthony finally cleared the air on what went down with the Rockets when he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, only to be waived less than two weeks later:

“I was surprised by it big-time,” he said. “For three, four years they were trying to get me to come to the Houston Rockets, and when I finally went there they said, ‘Okay, this is the piece that we need.’ So I get there, and I’m thinking everything is going to be good, I’m doing everything I gotta do. Never missed a practice, did all my work.”

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