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Damian Lillard tried to ‘pull a Steph Curry,' Warriors will win in 5 games – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Damian Lillard's 4th-quarter execution against the Golden State Warriors was a focal point in the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 2...

‘What can go wrong, will go wrong’ – Stephen A. reacts to the Knicks losing out on Zion | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains his roller-coaster ride of emotions the moment he witnessed the New York Knicks receiving the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019...

The Knicks are more stable than the Lakers, AD would be better off in NY – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the instability within the Los Angeles Lakers' front office makes the New York Knicks a better fit for Anthony Davis if he is tr...

The Greek Freak will rule the East with LeBron on the Lakers – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith react to Giannis Antetokounmpo opening up to the media about what LeBron James' absence in the Eastern Conference ....

The Raptors don’t have enough firepower to beat the Bucks – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is ready to call the series after the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. (5:23) Max...

Zion Williamson shouldn't play for the Pelicans if he doesn't want to - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says if Zion Williamson is disinterested in representing the New Orleans Pelicans, he has every right to inform David Griffin he want...

Steph and Klay are a nightmare for Dame and CJ – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith picks the Golden State Warriors to beat the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals because Steph Curry and Klay Thom...

Fat Joe and Stephen A. vent their frustrations about the Knicks losing out on Zion | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Fat Joe let loose on the New York Knicks' recent struggles, spotlighted by their lost hopes of selecting Zion Williamson in the 2...

Tiger Woods will win another major in 2019 - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith banks on Tiger Woods capturing another major title this year, as he sits at 15 golf championships following his fourth win at The Mas...

The LeBron-Ben Simmons trade rumors need to stop! - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith would love to see LeBron James in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, but shuts down any rumors that LeBron is going to be traded from the ...

‘I’m not going to disrespect Dame Time like that’ – Stephen A. takes Warriors in 6 | First Take

Stephen A. Smith takes exception to Damon Jones claiming the Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers series is over after Game 1. #FirstTake ...

Giannis is going to be in ‘attack mode’ against Kawhi, Raptors in Game 1 - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is banking on Giannis Antetokounmpo to come up big in Game 1 of the 2019 Eastern Conference finals and outduel the Toronto Raptors' ....

Don't panic if the Knicks don't land Zion, KD and Kyrie are coming! - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith pleads with Knicks fans not to panic if New York fails to hit the lottery and land Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA draft. Instead, St...

Stephen A.’s sources say ‘no way in hell’ Kyrie Irving is going to the Lakers | First Take

Stephen A. Smith's sources tell him there is no truth to the rumors about Kyrie Irving leaving the Boston Celtics to join LeBron James as a free agent...

Having Kevin Durant is the only way the Warriors will beat the Bucks – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith states a "point of fact" that the Golden State Warriors will not beat the Milwaukee Bucks if Kevin Durant does not play in the NBA Fi...

Mike D'Antoni is in a 'world of trouble,' could be fired by the Rockets - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says he would not be surprised if Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni is replaced after losing to the Golden State Warriors in t...

'Are you doing what it takes to win a championship?!' – Stephen A. calls out Embiid | First Take

Stephen A. Smith questions why Joel Embiid is struggling to stay healthy during the Philadelphia 76ers' playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. #F...

I'll carry his bags, clean up his locker! - Stephen A. begs for KD to join the Knicks | First Take

Stephen A. Smith gives his best sales-pitch for Kevin Durant to join the New York Knicks this summer after hopes of selecting Zion Williamson with the...

Stephen A. goes from hopeful to heartbroken after the Knicks miss out on landing Zion Williamson

Stephen A. Smith had been praying for the New York Knicks to get the first overall selection and the chance to pick Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA dr...

The Pelicans should offer Anthony Davis a max deal, then build around Zion - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith suggests that the New Orleans Pelicans offer Anthony Davis a max contract, knowing that Davis will not stay to make it known that he ...

Stephen A. warns the 76ers against trading Joel Embiid | First Take

Stephen A. Smith warns the Philadelphia 76ers about trading Joel Embiid in case he is healthier for a different team, while Max Kellerman says the Six...

Kawhi is the best, most clutch basketball player on Earth right now – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman gloats after Kawhi Leonard's historic buzzer-beater sinks the Philadelphia 76ers and calls him the best and most clutch player on Earth.

Stephen A. on Tyreek Hill: There's no justification for his actions | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain break down how the Kansas City Chiefs should respond to the recording of Tyreek Hill allegedly discussin...

Time for LeBron to give the Lakers an ultimatum – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith proposes LeBron James should call the shots for Jeanie Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers in their search for a new head coach, and if t...