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'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.

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, ...

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. 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Stephen A. picks Bears to win NFC North, Max takes Vikings | First Take

Stephen A. Smith likes the Chicago Bears to come out of the NFC North because Mitchell Trubisky is getting better every game. Max Kellerman says the ....

Stephen A.: Celtics can beat Warriors if they get Game 7 in Boston | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says he believes the Boston Celtics can beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, adding that whoever has home court advantag...

Stephen A.: Odell Beckham Jr.’s antics are a symptom of a larger problem for the Giants | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the major problem for the New York Giants is the culture and structure of their organization, and Odell Beckham Jr.'s antics are...

Stephen A. on Cousins-Warriors criticism: What the hell is wrong with everybody? | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith is not convinced DeMarcus Cousins will return to his old self as a member of the Golden State Warriors after suffering an Achilles in...

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...

Stephen A. not sold on Steelers' playoff chances after beating Bengals | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is still holding back on saying the Pittsburgh Steelers are back after beating the Cincinnati Bengals, but Max Kellerman sees the Ste...

Stephen A Smith is joined in studio by Shiggy First Take

Stephen A. Smith is joined in studio by his favorite impersonator -- viral social personality Shiggy -- and his Mini Me -- Kamal -- to debate some of ...

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.

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.: 'I bet on Bill Belichick before I bet on Patrick Mahomes' | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Bill Belichick will be the difference for the New England Patriots to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs because their defense is one...

Stephen A. Smith: LeBron James can never surpass Michael Jordan | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says you can never question the greatness of LeBron James but when it comes to deciding who is the GOAT of the NBA, he will never pas...

Stephen A.: Eagles win over 'pathetic' Giants gives 'no evidence' they are back | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says it is too early to tell if the Philadelphia Eagles are back to Super Bowl form because any team can look good against a "dysfunc...

Stephen A.: LeBron James will never eclipse Kobe Bryant in L.A.. | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James will never eclipse Kobe Bryant in L.A. because of what Kobe was able to accomplish after Shaquille O'Neal left the ...

Stephen A.: 'You've got to be crazy' to think anyone can surpass Kevin Durant | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman get fired up breaking down the possible candidates that could eclipse Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant as a ...

Klay Thompson to Lakers rumors: Warriors say 'no way in hell' - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the likelihood of Klay Thompson leaving the championship Golden State Warriors to join forces with LeBron Ja...

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 ...

Stephen A.: Aaron Rodgers is the 'greatest, most-talented quarterback' of all time | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman have nothing but praise for Aaron Rodgers after he led the Green Bay Packers to a comeback win over the San Francis...