Stephen A. Smith, LaVar Ball went at it on ‘First Take’

LaVar Ball doubled down on his hot take about Michael Jordan on Thursday’s edition of “First Take.” Even though media outlets have been criticized for giving Ball a platform to air his ridiculous opinions on, ESPN had no problem doing it, in hopes of boosting their ratings. It probably worked, because this clip we’re about to show you featuring Stephen A. Smith and Ball screaming...
Via The Sports Daily
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LaVar Ball went on ‘First Take,’ and it was a beautiful disaster

On Thursday, everyone’s favorite loud-mouthed, self-aggrandizing helicopter parent LaVar Ball took his roadshow to the place it was always destined to wind up: ESPN’s First Take.Ball appeared beside Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim on ESPN’s most boisterous show, and he more than held his own, as Smith repeatedly grilled him on why he was so confident in his...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Herbstreit calls LaVar Ball’s ESPN appearance ‘sad,’ compares him to WWE wrestler

Kirk Herbstreit, like many college sports fans, has gotten tired of hearing from the outspoken LaVar Ball, even when it’s on his own network. Ball, father of top NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball, went on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday. In an argument with Stephen A. Smith, Ball repeated his previous claim that he could beat Michael Jordan in a one-on-one basketball game. Herbstreit...
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9 hours ago

Stephen A. Smith doesn’t believe Jimmy Garoppolo can be Tom Brady’s heir apparent

ESPN “First Take” analyst Stephen A. Smith delivered a hot take on Thursday, which is nothing new. It seems like every day he’s saying something baseless solely to generate a reaction from viewers. This time he was spouting off about Jimmy Garoppolo, who many believe has a high ceiling and bright future ahead of him. Not Smith, though. Smith said on Thursday that he doesn...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden roasts Stephen A. Smith for missing shots, tweets “stick to your day job”

While “You never played the game” typically isn’t a good criticism of journalists, there’s a big difference between the athletic skills of a professional athlete and those of most journalists. Houston Rockets’ guard James Harden proved that Tuesday, tweeting a video of him passing to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith and Smith trying in vain to make open three-pointers...
Via Awful Announcing
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

AA’s @ClippitTV videos of the week: Dan Le Batard mocks Skip Bayless; Stephen A. Smith whines about NBA blowouts

This is our weekly look at the most popular — or in some cases our personal favorite — videos on Clippit over the past week. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from several live TV broadcasts and share them on social media.  Dan Le Batard calls a brainless sea monster the “Skip Bayless of the sea” During Wednesday’s episode of ESPN’s...
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January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith rants about how hard his lucrative job is, thanks to travel and blowouts

Working in sports media can certainly be hard sometimes, but sports media members complaining about their job conditions often doesn’t go over well with fans, and the complaints ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith delivered on-air Tuesday night came across as some of the most entitled ever made by a media member. Smith appeared on SportsCenter with John Anderson and spent much of his segment...
Via Awful Announcing
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks, Melo to part ways by next season

The trade speculation surrounding Carmelo Anthony has been heating up, and now one plugged-in NBA reporter says ‘Melo and the New York Knicks will part ways by next season. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Anthony will be gone either by the trade deadline or summer. @stephenasmith on @carmeloanthony "he will be gone by the deadline or by the summer" — Michael Kay Show YES...
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January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith expressed concern about race over Rams hiring of Sean McVay

The Los Angeles Rams filled their vacancy at head coach with the hiring of Sean McVay, who now becomes the youngest head coach in NFL history at the age of just 30. That alone ignited a number of hot takes and opinions about the hiring decision by the Rams, and when we are talking about hot takes that means we can only go so far without hearing from Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s...
Via The Comeback
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephen A. Smith unloads on Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is the most divisive we’ve seen since LeBron James’ famous move to Miami. For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, however, there is no comparison. Smith argues that while the cupboard was bare in Cleveland, forcing James’ hand, Durant left one championship-caliber team for a better one. He says...
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July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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