Stephen A. Smith Out at Philadelphia Inquirer, May Be Headed to Showtime

After a week in which practically every sports writer in the country ripped on him for his LeBron James free-agency predictions, sportswriter Stephen A. Smith is parting ways with the Philadelphia Inquirer, after a relationship that spanned more than 15 years.

“I’m as happy as I’ve been for a long time,” Smith told Richard Prince’s Journal-isms blog on Wednesday. “I get to do what I really want to do. Anything’s possible. The sky’s the limit.”

Word last week was that Smith was pursuing a deal with Showtime for a late night talk show. We’ll see soon if his exit from the Inquirer is somehow connected.

Previously on FBLA: Stephen A. Smith to Get Late Night Gig on Showtime?