The heckling of SAS and his rise, fall, and rise again – Part II: Heckling Stephen A Smith

Martin Bell: By 2006, SAS had sort of become a thing. …TV had caused him to mutate into this Take-Monster, and everything had to be loud and the most important thing you’ve ever heard. It really didn’t matter how outlandish his take was, but there had to be one and it had to be yelled. And apparently, it was something that was working at ESPN because his profile was rising...
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The heckling of Stephen A. Smith and his rise, fall, and rise again – Prologue: Cheez Doodles?!?!

Stephen A. Smith has made a nice television career out of yelling at ESPN viewers, but what happens when viewers yell at him? That’s what happened at the 2006 NBA Draft, when Martin Bell, Brian Hughes and Pat Stango (along with some of their other friends) decided to heckle Smith, film it, post it to YouTube, and submit it to Deadspin (where founding editor Will Leitch loved it...
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Calipari will debate on ESPN’s First Take

Have you ever wanted to watch John Calipari and Stephen A. Smith yell at each other for 42 minutes? Well, on Thursday you get your chance. The Kentucky head coach will fill the seat left vacant by Skip Bayless, who had his final show on Tuesday before leaving for his new gig at FOX Sports 1, on ESPN’s First Take tomorrow. TOMORROW: @UKCoachCalipari joins @stephenasmith the...
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Stephen A. Smith has incorrectly picked NBA Finals winner six seasons running

If Stephen A. Smith picks a team to win the NBA Finals, recent data says you probably shouldn’t bet on his opinion. A video has surfaced on YouTube of the rowdy First Take host and his predictions in the NBA Finals over the past six seasons. Smith didn’t exactly nail his predictions, in fact, he’s been 100% wrong every Finals since 2011 with his guesses. Roll the tape. Just...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Is Always Wrong About The NBA Finals – Here’s Video Proof

Stephen A. Smith has made a prediction on ESPN for each of the last six NBA Finals.  The First Take co-host has been wrong all six times.  Smith, who’s background in sports journalism comes mostly in basketball and the NBA, has seemingly had a 50/50 chance of picking the winner of the Larry O’Brien Trophy prior to each Finals. And yet, he’s been wrong each time.  In 2011...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron could still go to Lakers, Heat

Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency rumor mill. On Monday morning, he said he is still hearing that James could end up with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith, Brian Windhorst and Jason Whitlock have all bashed Ayesha Curry

What do polarizing NBA personalities agree on? Criticizing Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha, apparently. Stephen A. Smith’s the latest to do that, starting by bashing her controversial tweets (although she was far from the only one bashing the refs; Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr did too) on ESPN’s postgame show Thursday night: Smith then went on to call Ayesha “out of pocket”...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: I could have gotten O.J. Simpson convicted

In the wide world of hot sports takes, no one brings it quite like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The winner of our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” bracket may have had an all-time great moment - even by his own lofty standards - on Monday morning morning when discussing the O.J. Simpson trial, which has leapt back into public consciousness with FX’s fantastic American Crime...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith attacks lack of diversity in NBA front offices

First Take took a break from normal sports talk banter on Thursday, addressing an article from Marc Spears of the Undefeated. Spears detailed that while just under 75 percent of the NBA players are African-American, there are still very few African-Americans in NBA front offices. Stephen A. Smith was similarly appalled by the lack of diversity, and was not afraid to air his grievances...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: LeBron could return to Heat if Cavs win title

LeBron James has promised to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland, and we all know how bad he would look if he left the Cavaliers a second time before delivering on that promise. But is LeBron guaranteed to stick around if the Cavs do win a title? Stephen A. Smith doesn’t think so. On a recent episode of ESPN’s “First Take,” Smith said he has been told LeBron would...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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