First Take

First Take

First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.

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June 29, 2022 48 min

Chris Russo, Freddie Coleman, and Courtney Cronin debate if the Nets are the team under the most pressure in all of sports. The crew discuss if the Suns' championship window is closing and who will be the most exciting team in the NFL this season. Chris, Freddie, and Courtney debate if Aaron Judge will hit 61 home runs this season and if the Clippers are legitimate title contenders for next season.

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Chris Russo, Brian Windhorst, and Freddie Coleman discuss if the Nets or the Lakers have more questions regarding their team. The guys debate what the 76ers' ceiling with their current team is, if they would rather have Russell Westbrook or James Harden for next season, and whether the Knicks clearing $19 million in cap space to try and sign Jalen Brunson is a good move. Courtney Cronin joins the show to discuss if the Browns s...

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June 29, 2022 42 min

Charly and Kimberley get into why you should say no to "energy vampires", Kyrie just got paid but how do we feel about it, the difference between an ally and an accomplice, and more!

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June 28, 2022 43 min

Freddie Coleman and Courtney Cronin react to Russell Westbrook exercising $47.1 million option with the Lakers. The crew discusses how many Eastern Conference teams do they trust more than the Nets. Sam Acho joins the show to talk about who the best wide receiver in the NFL is right now. Freddie and Courtney debate if Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, or James Harden is most deserving of a max contract. Stick around to hear Stephen A'...

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June 28, 2022 49 min

Freddie Coleman and Courtney Cronin react to Kyrie Irving telling The Athletic that he is opting into $36.5 million option with the Nets. The crew debates if Kyrie will be with the Nets long-term, if the Lakers are better off without him, who the biggest threat to the Warriors in the Western Conference is, and much more. Sam Acho stops by to discuss which 2nd-year QB will make the biggest jump this season.

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June 27, 2022 47 min

Freddie Coleman and Courtney Cronin debate if LeBron James should be interested in a reunion with Kyrie Irving. Mike Tannenbaum joins the show to debate if Rob Gronkowski will stay retired. The crew talk about what kind of role should Kevin Durant play in Kyrie Irving's decision with the Nets. Freddie, Courtney, and Mike debate who should be the 49ers starting QB next season.

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June 27, 2022 46 min

Freddie Coleman, Courtney Cronin, and P.K Subban debate whether Kevin Durant should feel betrayed by Kyrie Irving after he gave a sign-and-trade wish list in case no deal with the Nets is done. The crew react to the Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup and discuss whether it is good for a small market team to do so. Mike Tannenbaum joins the show to debate if Baker Mayfield should return to the Browns.

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June 24, 2022 44 min

Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate if Kevin Durant should want out of the team if Kyrie Irving leaves the Nets. The guys discuss which team won Thursday's NBA Draft and react to the Knicks trading the 11th pick to the Thunder. Later, the crew debates which player wore it best at the NBA Draft.

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June 24, 2022 44 min

Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate if the Knicks made a mistake by trading away the 11th pick of the 2022 NBA Draft to the Thunder. The guys discuss how Kyrie Irving looks after making a sign-and-trade wish list if no deal with the Nets is made. Rece Davis stops by to talk about Arch Manning committing to Texas.

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June 23, 2022 45 min

Four-time WNBA champion, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Sue Bird, Joins the show and talks about her career and upcoming retirement. Jay Bilas joins the show and debates Stephen A. about who should be the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and more.

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June 23, 2022 45 min

Stephen A. Smith, Brian Windhorst and Monica McNutt debate about if Kyrie would be a better fit with the Lakers or Nets, if the Sixers are close to winning a title with James Harden, Kimberley Martin joins the show and debates about whether Goodell should be doing more to remove Snyder and more!

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June 22, 2022 44 min

Stephen A. Smith and Chris Russo react to 20 of the 24 lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson being settled. Stick around to listen to Chris' list of the top five QB/TE tandem in NFL history. P.K Subban joins the show to debate if hockey gets the appreciation it deserves and if the Lightning will tie the series tonight. JJ Redick stops by to discuss if there are any issues with Charles Barkley's comments on Kevin Durant.

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June 22, 2022 39 min

Stephen A. Smith, Chris Russo, and Robert Griffin III react to 20 of the 24 lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson being settled. The guys discuss Rob Gronkowski retiring, what would Tom Brady be without him, and much more. JJ Redick stops by to debate if the Knicks should be interested in Kyrie Irving.

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June 22, 2022 42 min

Raise your hand if you're tired... because we are! Charly, Kimberley, and Elle talk about moving in with your partner, struggling with sleep, encouraging sports pettiness, and more!

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June 21, 2022 42 min

Marcus Spears and JJ Redick discuss which situation is the best for Kyrie Irving to succeed. Plus they debate whether Kevin Durant needs to add another ring for his legacy. The crew also reacts to comments Draymond Green made about the new wave of athlete media. Later Robert Griffin III joins the show to discuss whether the Cowboys will be better or worse this season. Finally breaking news, the crew reacts to Deshaun Watson settlin...

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June 21, 2022 47 min

JJ Redick, Tim Legler and Marcus Spears join the show to react to the Nets and Kyrie reaching an impasse in contract discussions. The crew also discusses if Kevin Durant should leave Brooklyn if Kyrie leaves, and if he should continue clapping back at Charles Barkley. Plus the crew reacts to recent comments Draymond green made about the new wave of athlete media.

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June 20, 2022 43 min

Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins and CJ McCollum debate about Kyrie's future in the NBA and which team fits him best, Big Perk and Stephen A. debate about which team needs Bradley Beal the most, 3-time NHL All-Star, P.K. Subban joins the show and debates Stephen A. about if Tampa Bay can still win the cup, and more!

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June 20, 2022 49 min

Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate about possible suitors for Kyrie Irving, who the face of the NBA is right now, and if the Grizz-Dubs will be the NBA's best rivalry next season.

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June 17, 2022 42 min

Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins, and Jay Williams react to the Warriors winning the NBA Finals. The crew debate if Stephen Curry is now on NBA's Mount Rushmore and talk about Sue Bird's announcement on how she will be retiring after this season. Stick around to listen to Stephen A. and Jay debate how Kevin Durant looks after the Warriors won the NBA Championship.

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June 17, 2022 47 min

Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins, and Jay Williams react to the Warriors winning the 2022 NBA Finals. The guys discuss if they are surprised the Warriors closed out the series in Boston, how much blame does Jayson Tatum deserve, how many more titles will the Warriors win, and much more.

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