Stephen A. Smith has been the face of ESPN for a while now; he is the most recognizable talking head on the network. 

SAS works like a maniac, is quick to offer up his opinions on everything going on in the NBA, 

and is probably a little underpaid like he seems to think he is. 

But despite all the things he works hard for and has achieved, 

he also gets criticized from time to time for his biases and his over-the-top takes related to the NBA. 

A lot of the taunts thrown at him are related to the fact that he never played professionally. 

Smith wasn't a very good player as a youngster, which rankles the stars of the game when he criticizes them. 

And while not very many people say anything about it to him, his colleague at ESPN, Malika Andrews, recently took a shot at him on the air.