Here me out. You may read that headline and think, “Just because Stephen A. Smith can’t mimic Kawhi’s laugh, doesn’t prove that he is in fact, artificial intelligence.” And to that I say, false.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Stephen A. Smith trying to replicate Kawhi Leonard’s famous, terrifying and lifeless laugh.
— Oliver Maroney (@OMaroneyNBA) June 10, 2019
Now here’s the laugh heard round the world by Leonard himself.
— Judson 🏳️🌈 (@JudsonK17) June 8, 2019
BRRRRRR. It sends chills down my spine every time I hear that. Look, I honestly feel kind of bad that people poke fun at Kawhi because of the awful past that he’s had. Overall he seems like a dude who’s just a nice guy. He goes out, cares about winning, balls out and is damn good at what he does. Other than blasting his way out of town in San Antonio, he really hasn’t been part of any of this classic NBA drama.
But I mean… Come on now. Are you trying to tell me this man isn’t a robot? That he isn’t just some sort of prank by MIT fooling us all? Imagine hearing that in your house with the lights off when you thought no one was home? I’m lighting my house on fire if that’s the case every single time without a second thought.
Stephen A. Smith attempting to mimic Kawhi’s laugh and failing this miserably gives me all of the evidence that I need. There is no human being who can replicate that laugh. None. Nice try MIT, but I’m on to your tricks. Kawhi Leonard; confirmed AI that can dunk.
-Nick Quaglia (@NickQuag)