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Greek Freak turning down workouts with LeBron, Kevin Durant is ‘not smart’ – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith understands that Giannis Antetokounmpo's competitive edge stops him from working out with LeBron James and Kevin Durant in the offsea...

Lakers’ pursuit of Trevor Ariza surprises Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on the Los Angeles Lakers engaging in talks to try to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on You...

Raptors are only threat to Celtics in the East - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith picks the Boston Celtics over the rest of the Eastern Conference in the playoffs and only sees the Toronto Raptors as a potential thr...

Kirk Cousins isn't the reason for Vikings' failures - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Clark agree that Minnesota Vikings' struggles stem from their defense not being as dominant as it was in the the 2017 season...

Eagles were robbed vs. Cowboys – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why the Dallas Cowboys' Week 14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles was a product of bad officiating and luck. ✓ Subscribe to E...

Digging up Kyler Murray’s old tweets is 'inhumane' - Stephen A. l First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Will Cain are upset that reporters would dig up old tweets from Oklahoma Sooners' Kyler Murray's account in 2011 and 2012. ✓ Subs...

Stephen A.'s top 5 NFL teams after Week 14 | First Take

Stephen A. Smith gives his top 5 NFL teams after Week 14 including the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and the Los Angeles Rams. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on...

'LeBron is a champion because of D-Wade' - Stephen A. l First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Will Cain weigh in on Dwayne Wade's impact on LeBron James and how the duo changed the game when they joined forces on the ...

Jon Gruden, Raiders are scapegoating Reggie McKenzie - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Ryan Clark and Will Cain debate whether or not Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders used general manager Reggie McKenzie as a ...

Stephen A. ‘very worried’ Steelers will miss playoffs | First Take

Stephen A. Smith questions whether the Pittsburgh Steelers can win 2 out of their next 3 games to secure a playoff spot. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTub...

Oscar De La Hoya accuses Dana White of not taking care of fighters | First Take

Oscar De La Hoya joins First Take to discuss the trilogy of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin. De La Hoya also responds to Dana White's criticism an...

Baker Mayfield should be happy with Browns fans' support - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith disagrees with Ryan Clark and Will Cain about Cleveland Browns' QB Baker Mayfield's comments that Browns fans aren't not showing up, ...

Stephen A.: Durant may choose LA Clippers in 2019 NBA offseason | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take discuss Golden Warriors star Kevin Durant's impending free agency and where he may sign in the summer...

The Miami Miracle is Bill Belichick's fault - Stephen A. l First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman analyze the Miami Dolphins' miraculous game-winning touchdown against the New England Patriots and who's to blame ....

Stephen A: Rams need to host playoff games to win in postseason | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody debate whether the Los Angeles Rams' Week 14 loss to the Chicago Bears shows that they were ...

Stephen A. shockingly comes to Dak Prescott’s defense | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is taken aback after defending Dak Prescott's game to Max Kellerman and Will Cain. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ...

Baker Mayfield is the best QB from the 2018 NFL draft class - Max Kellerman | First Take

Victor Cruz joins Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith on First Take to discuss the Cleveland Browns' 26-20 win over the Carolina Panthers and how impre...

Is Le'Veon Bell petty for liking Instagram post on the Steelers loss? l First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Ryan Clark and Will Cain debate if Le'Veon Bell was justified for liking an Instagram post about the Pittsburgh Steelers losing to t...

Stephen A: Eagles will win NFC East with win vs Cowboys in NFL Week 14 | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take debate their faith in the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys for the 2018 NFL season as they're s...

LeBron James frustrated with Carmelo being 'scapegoated' in Houston - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith tells Molly Qerim Rose on First Take how LeBron James is "frustrated" with how the Houston Rockets are scapegoating Carmelo Anthony.

Why Kobe is wrong about the Warriors’ future | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why Kobe Bryant is wrong about the Golden State Warriors' popularity waning in the coming years. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on ......

Stephen A. torches Max for saying Durant is not a top 5 NBA player | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman get into a heated debate about the top 5 NBA players right now and why Max says that Kevin Durant barely makes the ...

Stephen A.’s choice of Steph Curry over Magic Johnson sparks a heated debate | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down Allen Iverson's All-Time NBA Starting Five, which includes Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, ....

Stephen A. to Chris Paul: You couldn’t have taken less money? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Rockets need Trevor Ariza back in Houston and looks to Chris Paul's big contract as a reason why the Rockets are struggling.