Irving's decision to not get vaccinated against COVID-19 has led to the Brooklyn Nets' decision to prohibit him from practicing or playing with the team.
"There's sad news to break to you. I'm only here for one night," Smith said. "But I do have good news. I've already lasted longer than the new host of Jeopardy!"
Morris made the comment after ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said last month that Ohtani "needs an interpreter" and shouldn't be the face of baseball.
"I was wrong, period," Smith said. "There is no excuse. This is not ESPN, this is not Disney...this was me.
The ESPN analyst said on First Take on Monday the Japanese player could not be the face of the MLB as he "needs an interpreter."
Ohtani gave a two-minute speech in 2019, entirely in English and with no interpreter, while accepting the AL Rookie of the Year award.
"I don't think it helps that the No. 1 face, is a dude that needs an interpreter so you can understand what the hell he's saying," ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said.
The injury will keep the three-time NBA champ off the court for a second straight season.
While appearing on ESPN's 'First Take,' host Stephen A. Smith criticized the NFL's enforcement of the Rooney Rule following the recent head coach hires by the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys.
While appearing on ESPN's 'Get Up' on Monday morning, Stephen A. Smith expressed his views on Kaepernick and the outcome of his controversial workout on Saturday.
Smith was not in the office when the intruder flew through the window.
Irving was careful not to say too much.
Stephen A. Smith suggests "for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican."