Stephen A. Smith passionately defended his credentials against Jeff Pearlman and other critics

In the midst of ESPN’s massive round of layoffs Wednesday, more than a few people brought up Stephen A. Smith as evidence of how the Worldwide Leader had gone astray. How, people wondered, could ESPN fire so many great reporters while keeping a loudmouth hot-take artist like Stephen A. Smith around to appear on First Take and numerous other shows? Among the legions making...
Via Awful Announcing
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith disgusted NFL teams discussing Trubisky over Watson

Stephen A. Smith is disgusted NFL teams are discussing drafting North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky over Clemson’s Deshaun Watson –Video courtesy ESPN’s First Take      
Via The Clemson Insider
6 hours ago

Stephen A. Smith is ‘disgusted’ with Washington’s frontcourt after Game 4 loss

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks expressed confidence after Monday’s Game 4 loss at Atlanta that power forward Markieff Morris will “bounce back” from three consecutive subpar performances when the series resumes Wednesday in Washington. “I’ve got confidence in him, how he plays, how he plays for us,” Brooks said after Morris had nine points and four rebounds […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago

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
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Calls Ezekiel Elliott ‘An Absolute Idiot’ For Exposing Woman’s Breast

Stephen A. Smith said Tuesday what everyone else was thinking. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott landed in some hot water Monday after TMZ Sports released footage of him pulling down a woman’s shirt and exposing her bare breast during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Dallas. Obviously, this wasn’t a smart move by Elliott, who is coming off a stellar rookie season in Big...
March 14, 2017  |  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

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 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...
Via College Spun
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith will play surveillance expert “Brick” on ABC’s General Hospital

Quite frankly, ESPN First Take co-host Stephen A. Smith is a big fan of ABC’s daytime soap opera General Hospital, and now he’s going to play a role in it. Smith made a brief cameo in 2007, but now he’s receiving a larger part. Maurice Benard, who plays mobster Sonny Corinthos on the show, was a guest on First Take in 2015 and got to talking with Smith about General Hospital...
Via Awful Announcing
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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