In a recent episode of the Club Shay Shay podcast, the host, Shannon Sharpe, playfully attempted to convince Stephen A. Smith to join him in a gym session. However, Stephen A. Smith wasn’t too keen on the idea, fearing that it would result in him becoming an internet meme if any workout photos were leaked. He humorously commented that their contrasting body types would be akin to The Rock standing next to Snoop Dogg.
Smith quipped, “I’m not going to the gym with you, Shannon,” he said. “I’m not doing that. I’m not. Listen – you want a meme that people will be laughing at me for the next two decades, have me in the gym with Shannon Sharpe.”
He added, “Come on, man. You know what I’m saying? That’s like The Rock standing next to Snoop Dogg. We ain’t doing that. Snoop is my dawg, you know I love you, baby. You know I love you. I mean, come on now. I’m not doing that. I’m not getting in the gym with you.”
However, he did have a slight change of heart and remarked, “You know what? Maybe I’ll do it. I’ll wait a few months, though. I won’t do it just yet.”
Upon hearing Stephen A. Smith’s comments, Snoop Dogg took them in good stride and saw them as inspiration to work on his physique. He posted on social media, “@stephenasmith @shannonsharpe84 I’m getting my weight up so when I come on the show will talk about,” he wrote. “Thanks 4 the motivation.”