ESPN's

Stephen A. Smith

picked up some furniture at Raymour & Flanigan (2100 Route 38) in Cherry Hill earlier today and referred to himself in the third person while shopping, says a nearby customer. "Stephen would like the sofa that Stephen was just sitting in," our source quotes Smith, who's been off from the

Inqwaster

since his column was stripped in August. Smith, accompanied by "an attractive young female" was gracious to fans who approached, says our spy. While Smith has retained a team of lawyers in a legal matter with the

Inqwaster

, which asked him to return to its roster of sports reporters in August, there's little clear about what exactly the legal dispute is about.