Stephen A. Smith

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and forward Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
June 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Looks like Stephen A. Smith felt the need to clear some things up about his report from Tuesday on Kyrie Irving’s future after Danny Ainge said on Wednesday he hasn’t been given indication Irving has ruled out re-signing with the Celtics. During Thursday’s “First Take” on ESPN, Smith, again,...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 05, 2019 - 6:30 am
Soon, very soon, we will have the answer to, “Where in the world is Kyrie Irving going to play in 2019-20?” One day, it’s the Lakers. The next, it’s the Knicks. Of course, there are reports that indicate the Celtics are confident Irving will stick around, too. It’s an absolute fiasco. Again, this...
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Alex Reimer
May 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Imagine you are ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes. Your two-year investigation into the dysfunction of the Lakers just went live, featuring dozens of interviews with high-level league executives and team staffers. The piece, which probably took thousands of hours to put together, paints the...
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Robert Kraft
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Alex Reimer
May 15, 2019 - 3:28 pm
At the onset of the Robert Kraft case, most journalists took the authorities at their word. It was a big mistake, leading to misrepresentations and rather incredible exaggerations. Within days of the charges being announced, the New York Times came out with an investigative piece about the sex...
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Alex Reimer
May 14, 2019 - 11:09 am
There is a brewing battle among NBA Insiders over where Kyrie Irving will play next season, exposing where the ubiquitous gossip hounds seemingly get their information. Stephen A. Smith remains insistent Irving will sign with the Knicks, even though the Celtics can offer him $50 million more than...
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Alex Reimer
May 02, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Stephen A. Smith thinks the Celtics are in jeopardy, unless Antoine Walker can get hot from outside. OK, OK, I’m kidding about the last part. But you believed it, right? This is the guy who exclaimed Dwayne Haskins is “more of a runner” than thrower and warned football fans everywhere to watch out...
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Alex Reimer
April 04, 2019 - 11:45 am
As a self-proclaimed vigilante for truth and justice, it pains me to side with a billionaire over a free press that’s trying to expose his alleged crimes. But any outlet that would release Robert Kraft’s sex tapes from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa wishes to engage in nothing more than legally...
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Alex Reimer
April 03, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Stephen A. Smith is expected to become the highest-paid talent in ESPN history, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports . Being wrong and loud has never been so lucrative. Though Smith still has two years remaining on his contract, which Marchand says pays him around $5 million annually,...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Stephen A. Smith is starting to implode before our very eyes. The bombastic, and dare I say borderline iconic, ESPN personality seems to be living in an alternate sports reality, where Hunter Henry played tight end for the Chargers last season and Dwayne Haskins is Michael Vick reincarnated. Nobody...
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Gordon Hayward
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Alex Reimer
March 12, 2019 - 9:55 am
When iconic CBS anchor Walter Cronkite turned against the war in Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson infamously said he had lost America. The same logic applies to me and Stephen A. Smith’s latest musings about Gordon Hayward receiving preferential treatment in Boston due to his race. As devout...
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