As everyone might already know, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty for the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman despite the fact that the evidence was stacked against OJ. The credit goes to his dream team of lawyers lead by the great Johnnie Cochran.
Before we move on, we want to remind you that Johnnie Cochran was a very successful lawyer, Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, who were the prosecutors on the trail were also both lawyers. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith however, is not, nor has he ever been, a lawyer.
But that didn’t stop Stephen A. from dopping the hottest of hot takes you’ll ever see when discussing ESPN’s five-part 30 For 30 documentary series O.J.: Made in America which debut last Saturday:
“I have profound respect for the late Johnny Cochran, God rest his soul,” he said. “It might be the cockiest thing I’ve ever said … Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark did an absolutely horrendous job as prosecutors. Because if it were me, there’s no way in hell that Johnny Cochran would have beaten me with that evidence that I, that they, had. I’m telling you right now, I’m not even a lawyer. There is no way that you would have put 12 jurors in front of me with that evidence and I would have lost it, even to Johnny Cochran. I’d have won that trial. I’ve often said that.”
Never change, Stephen A.