Stephen A. Smith

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Against Football Author Steve Almond Blasts the NFL and Its Hypocritical Media Machine

    The dog days of summer aren't much fun in the land of sports talk radio. The only major league in play is baseball, with the pennant races still two months off. Amid these doldrums, the Ray Rice story hit the airwaves last month like a gale. In late July, word leaked that the National Football Leag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Last Night a DJ Lost His Life, or DJ Khaled Was Murdered on Twitter

    Last Tuesday, a 300 pound walking, talking sack of excrement with a beard named DJ Khaled attempted to out windbag Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on that duo's completely terrible but undeniably watchable show First Take. Not that surprisingly, he succeeded. Because Khaled is a Next Level Bulls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    NBA at Midseason: Can Anyone Stop the Knicks (From Completely Losing Steam)?

    I love Stephen A. Smith, I really do, and it's great fun watching him play the Harlem Globetrotters to Skip Bayless's Washington Generals on ESPN's First Take. (And I really love Jay Pharoah's impression on SNL). But I'm getting a little tired of The Kobe Bryant Show. It isn't like the Lakers are o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Repent, New York, for Tebow Time is Nigh

    So yesterday, the New York Jets played the Arizona Cardinals in what will go down in the annals as maybe actually the single most unwatchable game in the history of sport. They won 7-6, but that wasn't the important part, because they still suck and are only 5-7 on the season, and although their las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Is Eli Frontrunner For The MVP?

    You may have missed it, but there was a stimulating back-and-forth on ESPN on whether Eli Manning should be the frontrunner for this year's MVP. The debaters were Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, Rob Parker and Eric Mangini. The main attraction of the show, of course, is usually Stephen A. vs. Bayles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    To Mark Sanchez's Critics: Coddle This!

    Considering the clouds of nonsense that descended on the New York sports scene over the last three or four weeks, it's refreshing that the local sports media got the message late Friday when the Jets announced a three-year deal on Mark Sanchez's contract. Or, more correctly, they got the message th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks: Was the Price Too Steep?

    ​So now that Melomania has reached its peak, it might be time to reflect on whether or not the Knicks made a good deal. Last Friday ESPN's Stephen A. Smith probably expressed the sentiments of most Knicks fans when he wrote "When you have a chance to get one of the top five players in the ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    LeBron James Goes to the Heat; The NBA Goes to Hell

    ​At 9:26 pm EST Wednesday night, LeBron James told us what we already knew. Since Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith had been betting his reputation on LeBron's choice of the Miami Heat, and nearly three hours before the climactic moment, rumors of preparations for ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2004

    Sex, Lies, Death

    The irresistible pull of the down-low myth—uh, story—hooks reporters and their readers