I have a friend who calls Sam Smith 'The poor man's Peter Vescey', which is about the least flattering comparison ever.
But I still dig My Man Sam(tm), even though he's a man without a purpose since his life's goal of getting Eddy Curry traded has already occured. He's just so snarky to go along with his NBA expertise that I can't help but love his work (even enough to tolerate the mistakes).
ChicagoSports.com is hosting a weekly column of Sam answering emails. If it's anything like this weeks' edition it'll be appointment reading.
A sample regarding the Jalen Rose trade: