Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/18/12

Stephen A. Smith’s trademark overblown outrage was on full display Monday, and best of all, was spurred by a satirical story from “The Onion” that mocked him for his argumentative style.

“The Onion” is a humor website that exclusively publishes satire. Either Smith was unaware of that fact, didn’t bother reading the story, or much like his colleague Skip Bayless, reacted by the seat of his pants and started firing off angry tweets without getting the full story.

Whatever the explanation, the tweets he sent out in response were highly amusing:

I thought I’d heard enough despicable lies about myself. Now there’s some article out that I have a 9-yr-old son and I’m going to have a

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

Conversation with him about Sex. Mind you, I neither have a son nor a 9-Year-old. Some ppl are beyond despicable. No end! Sad what extent

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

People will go to. Amazing how folks try to tear cats down, primarily due to perceived power of the spoken word. Damn Shame, but too bad.

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

Because I don’t intend on going anywhere. Really, Really sad, though!

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

About a half hour later, Smith finally learned that the story was satirical, and then he was cool with it.

Haaaaa. The got me. I didn’t know it was on Satire! Got it. Peeps got jokes. It’s cool!

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

Next time he gets on someone for speaking without doing their research, please direct him to this article.

For more fun with Stephen A., watch this SNL spoof of him.

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