Stephen A. Smith and Malika Andrews have heated argument about Ime Udoka

Stephen A. Smith doing a live ESPN segment at Wells Fargo Center (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for Steed Media Service)

Tensions got heated quickly on the set of ESPN’s “First Take” as Stephen A. Smith and basketball reporter Malika Andrews debated Ime Udoka’s inappropriate sexual relationship with a team employee. Udoka, the Boston Celtics head coach, has been suspended for the entire upcoming 2022-23 NBA season and administered a severe financial penalty for engaging in […]

NBA’s Pat Beverley ‘disrespected’ Chris Paul after his crushing loss (video)

NBA journeyman Patrick Beverley put point guard Chris Paul on full furnace blast the morning after Paul’s Phoenix Suns suffered a crushing and humiliating defeat to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Beverley, nicknamed “Pat Bev,” excoriated Paul on the heels of his Suns’ historic Game 7 collapse in the Western Conference semifinals, […]

Jamie Foxx checks Stephen A. Smith for calling Ben Simmons ‘pathetic’ (videos)

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is playing defense for beleaguered NBA player Ben Simmons after ESPN host Stephen A. Smith unleashed a blistering condemnation of Simmons as the “weakest” and most “pathetic” athlete he’s ever seen. Foxx, who is an avid sports fan and was a star quarterback for his high school football team in the […]

Vaccinated Stephen A. Smith nearly died from COVID-19 (videos)

ESPN’s marquee star, Stephen A. Smith, nearly died from the novel coronavirus — and he said he was fully vaccinated and even got the booster shot, to boot. Smith, the star of the sports network’s enormously popular daytime show “First Take,” took a moment from savaging the Dallas Cowboys momentarily to recap his personal horror with […]

Stephen A. Smith wants Jake Paul to stop cheating the sport of boxing

Stephen A. Smith has been on a tear lately, going on “First Take” and making a rant about anything he can put his hands on. First, it was Kyrie Irving, but now he has directed his attention at Jake Paul. Days after NFL running back Le’Veon Bell tweeted that Paul should “stop fightin’ small dudes […]

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith tests positive for COVID-19

ESPN’s franchise star Stephen A. Smith has been out for the past several days after contracting the novel coronavirus. Smith, the undisputed leader of the network’s morning talk show “First Take,” made the announcement on the program on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. He told the audience that he is suffering mild symptoms and his voice […]

Jalen Rose files for divorce from ESPN host Molly Qerim

ESPN‘s power couple appears to be no longer. Former NBA player and current analyst Jalen Rose has filed for divorce from “First Take” host Molly Qerim, TMZ Sports reports. “We both agree remaining friends and colleagues is the best course of action for our relationship moving forward,” Rose said in a statement, according to the […]

Stephen A. Smith shut down after saying LeBron James is not feared (videos)

Former NBA sharpshooter J.J. Reddick performed invasive surgery on “First Take” host Stephen A. Smith when the latter insinuated that LeBron James was soft and “not feared” by fellow players. The intense debate was ignited after the NBA suspended James and Detroit Pistons’ center Isaiah Stewart for sparking a melee on the court on Sunday, […]

Fans praise Max Kellerman’s boxing commentary without Stephen A. Smith

Boxing fans heaped effusive praise on ESPN’s boxing expert Max Kellerman for his masterful commentary on the heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Moreover, many fans are especially happy that Kellerman was forcefully moved from the top-rated morning sports show, “First Take,” and which took him away from […]

Stephen A. Smith opens up about depression following Naomi Osaka controversy

Following tennis star Naomi Osaka’s recent announcement of her media boycott of the French Open, sports journalist Stephen A. Smith stated this week that he believes athletes should still participate in their media obligations. He also applauded Osaka for speaking out about mental health. During a recent episode of ESPN’s First Take, Smith opened up […]

Kwame Brown slams Stephen A. Smith for calling him a ‘scrub’ (videos)

Kwame Brown is on a revenge tour after enduring nearly two decades of bashing and mockery for allegedly being one of the biggest busts in NBA history. Earlier this week, Brown, the No. 1 pick during the 2001 NBA draft, scorched Stephen Jackson, Gilbert Arenas and especially Matt Barnes for rehashing how much of an […]

Bill Laimbeer angers Michael Jordan fans by calling LeBron ‘best ever’ (video)

Former NBA champion Bill Laimbeer uttered what many basketball fans consider to be blasphemy when he called LeBron James the “best basketball player who ever lived” over Michael Jordan. “I’m very vocal about this,” said the former “Bad Boy” who anchored the Detroit Pistons dynasty with the legendary Isiah Thomas in the 1980s. Speaking on […]

Antonio Brown to return to the Steelers? Coach Mike Tomlin responds (video)

Mike Tomlin, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, spoke about whether former malcontent wide receiver Antonio Brown would be welcomed back on the team. Brown, the outcast wide receiver who has compiled one of the greatest careers in NFL history, has been on a national apology tour where he has articulated contrition for his past […]

Terrell Owens said Stephen A. Smith’s White co-host ‘seems Blacker than’ him

Stephen A. Smith doing a live ESPN segment at Wells Fargo Center (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for Steed Media Service)

Things turned ugly on ESPN’s mega-successful sports show “First Take” when NFL Hall of Famer Terrell “T.O.” Owens told Stephen A. Smith on air that his White co-host “almost seems Blacker than you.” The source of the Smith-Owens eruption was the fiasco surrounding Colin Kaepernick, the exiled former NFL quarterback whose tryout with the league […]

Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless could reunite at ESPN’s ‘First Take’

Stephen A. Smith doing a live ESPN segment at Wells Fargo Center (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for Steed Media Service)

Is it possible that Stephen A. Smith could be reunited with Skip Bayless on ESPN’s mega-successful sports show “First Take?” Some media outlets speculate that this is not a far-fetched concept. And, in fact, NJ.com reports that the two stars, Smith and Bayless, are amenable to making it happen. Smith and Bayless transformed “First Take” […]

Kevin Durant: Draymond Green helped him decide to leave Warriors (video)

Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant admitted that the explosive team huddle showdown with Draymond Green helped him to decide to leave the Golden State Warriors. Durant created just as many waves after leaving for free agency for the Brooklyn Nets, as he did when he bolted and left Oklahoma to join the Warriors three years […]

Lavar Ball accused of inappropriate comment to female host of ‘First Take’

The bombastic, self-promoting patriarch LaVar Ball, the father of NBA star Lonzo Ball, fell into some hot water on ESPN Monday after viewers accused him of making inappropriate sexual remarks towards “First Take” host Molly Qerim. During the hit ESPN show, starring Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman with Ball as the guest, Smith handed […]

Magic Johnson addresses abrupt departure from Lakers, identifies ‘backstabber’

In an exclusive interview with “First Take,” this morning, May 20, Earvin “Magic” Johnson shared the source of his frustration and what made him step down as the President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers last month. “My frustration was, you gotta let me hire my own people,” he told the “First Take” […]

Stephen A. Smith on NAACP Image Award nod, inspirational women in the industry

“First Take,” the ESPN show that airs weekday mornings and is hosted by Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Molly Qerim Rose, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Talk Series category. Rolling out spoke exclusively to Smith about what the nomination means to him, and women in the industry who inspire […]

Stephen A. Smith has advice for Black college graduates

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who attended the HBCU Winston-Salem State University, knows the difficulties that many Black college students face after graduation, because he experienced them. During an exclusive interview with rolling out, the former college baller shared advice for HBCU graduates, as well as young journalists that want to be the next Stephen A. Smith. “I’d […]