"I told him early in the game that I respected his brothers and I respected him," Smith said, per ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. "The Trufants are always good. You can tell (Desmond's) brothers have taught him a lot of stuff. He's patient. Getting in and out of breaks, he's very fluid."
"When you have an opportunity like that with your brothers, I think that's pretty cool," Smith said. "I don't care how old you are, what your statistics are or all that type of stuff, that's always really cool that you have your family's legacy and you're part of that and you're seeing it unfold."
Trufant, in turn, emerged with his own take on Smith, saying: "That's what the game is all about: respect. That's what we play for. It's humbling because I've been watching him since I was young. ... That's just very humbling."
Steve Smith: Short-fused gabber, classy competitor or Renaissance man? You decide.