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Stephen A.: Jon Gruden has been acting arrogant | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is in trouble. Stephen A. says throughout the first seven weeks of th...

Kevin Durant's comments show 'just how dangerous Warriors are' - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Kevin Durant's comments on how there will be close games during NBA regular season show "just how dangerous the Warriors are.

'The 76ers are a disappointment' - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Philadelphia 76ers have not made any major offseason improvements and that's the main reason why they are a disappointment.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar high on LeBron James' arrival, Lakers' expectations | First Take

NBA great and Los Angeles Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim on First Take to talk about the ...

Is Carmelo Anthony's legacy on the line in Houston? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the 2018-19 expectations of Houston Rockets veteran forward Carmelo Anthony and his new role alongside NBA ....

Kawhi Leonard wouldn’t mesh with LeBron on the Lakers – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate which players would be best to pair with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers including Kawhi Leonard, ...

Stephen A. lists the ways Celtics could ‘screw up’ dethroning the Warriors | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the ways the Boston Celtics could falter this season and fail to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as NBA champions.

Celtics, Raptors are 'real threats' to Warriors to win NBA championship - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says the Philadelphia 76ers have weapons to be successful, but the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors are too strong for the Sixers to h...

Expectations low for Carmelo Anthony because he’s past his prime - Stephen A. | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith debate which NBA players are under the most pressure this season. Stephen A. Smith dismisses Carmelo Anthony from ....

Stephen A.'s top 5 NBA storylines: LeBron, Carmelo's redemption, Joel Embiid MVP? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is interested to see if LeBron James can take his young Los Angeles Lakers squad to the playoffs, how Carmelo Anthony will fare with ...

ESPN First Take: Celtics def. 76ers 105-87 in season opener; COULD CELTICS CHALLENGE WARRIORS?

ESPN First Take: Celtics def. 76ers 105-87 in season opener; COULD CELTICS CHALLENGE WARRIORS?

Stephen A. loves Kyrie saying leaving LeBron 'was best thing I've done' | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman dive into Boston Celtics' star Kyrie Irving's recent comments about his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyr...

Will LeBron James revive 'Showtime Lakers' in Los Angeles? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss the highly anticipated regular-season debut of Los Angeles Lakers' superstar LeBron James. The Lakers have ...

Chiefs, not Patriots, will represent AFC in Super Bowl - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Chiefs will represent the AFC in Super Bowl LIII even after Kansas City lost to the New England Patriots in Week 6. Max Kell...

Did Cowboys expose Jaguars' 'elite' defense? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith questions the elite status of the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense and says "Blake Bortles is having a catastrophic effect" on the team ...

Giants owner John Mara wrong to criticize Odell Beckham Jr. - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says New York Giants owner John Mara is wrong to criticize Odell Beckham Jr. and should focus his attention on Eli Manning instead.

Stephen A. walks off set after Max abandons Tom Brady ‘cliff’ theory | First Take

Stephen A. Smith decides to walk off the First Take set after Max Kellerman makes excuses for why his Tom Brady "falling off a cliff" theory, which Ke...

Saquon is best running back in NFL over Todd Gurley - Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down New York Giants' rookie sensation Saquon Barkley and Kellerman claims that Barkley is better than Los .....

Stephen A. rips Jon Gruden for ‘unforgivable’ Khalil Mack trade | First Take

Stephen A. Smith goes off on Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden for trading Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears, considering how productive and important M...

Klay Thompson would be a better fit for the Lakers than Anthony Davis - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says that if the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Klay Thompson, they would have a better chance to beat the Golden State Warriors and win...

Stephen A.: Butler questions the heart of Towns and Wiggins | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman dive into the reasons why Jimmy Butler wants to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves, including questioning head coach ...

Was starting Jameis Winston over Ryan Fitzpatrick a mistake? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense did not look convinced that Jameis Winston should be starting over Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. the Fa...

Stephen A., Max Kellerman debate Jimmy Butler trade partners | First Take | ESPN

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has reportedly expressed interest in being traded to the New York Knicks, LA Clippers, and Brooklyn. Stephen...

Stephen A. will make excuses for Aaron Rodgers if Packers miss playoffs | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says he "will not hesitate" to make excuses for Aaron Rodgers if the Packers miss the playoffs this season because Green Bay's defens...