Bradley Beal is right about Wizards serving notice to Cavaliers, so was J.R. Smith with his response

Keith Allison/ Flickr Sometimes it’s better to keep silent. Bradley Beal, who Washington Wizards lost a grueling seven-game series in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Boston Celtics, made a bold statement earlier this week involving the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. While talking to CSN Mid-Atlantic about the disappointment of having their season end prematurely...
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This Week In Hot Takes: Stephen A. Smith: Obama ignored Chicago violence over Rahm Emanuel

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Hot Takes! This time around, we’re looking at the hottest takes from sports media members from May 12-18. 5. Mac Engel calls Phil Mickelson a coward: One of the more interesting variations of “please like my sport” is “please like my local golf tournament,” and Engel displayed that nicely in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week...
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Michael Bennett Blows Up On Twitter and Schools Stephen A. Smith

Unless you’ve been completely out of touch with any media outlet more sophisticated than a tin can and twenty feet of string, you know there’s a lot of talk about the possibility of Colin Kaepernick joining the Seahawks. Seems we’ve had about forty articles about it ourselves this week. Even the HuffPost has gotten into […] Michael Bennett Blows Up On Twitter and Schools...
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3 days ago

Oscar De La Hoya issues challenge to Floyd Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya has a major fight to promote, and now he’s trying to involve one of the biggest names in boxing.After Canelo Alvarez beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday in Las Vegas, De La Hoya announced that Alvarez would fight Gennady Golovkin next. That’s a fight boxing fans have been dying to see, and Oscar’s Golden Boy Promotions is making it happen.De La Hoya appeared...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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