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Author: ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim

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

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Stephen A, Max, Amanda Nunes and Rob Ninkovich discuss, what's next for the greatest UFC Women's fighter of all time, what JJ Watt brings to the Cardinals and if Dak is overplaying his hand.
Hour 1: Rising Suns

Hour 1: Rising Suns

2021-03-0343:54

Stephen A, Max, Marcus Spears and Joe Montana debate what the Suns' win over the Lakers means, if the Cowboys are mismanaging the Dak situation and if the Celtics have turned a corner.
Stephen A, Max, Darius Leonard and Kimberly Martin debate which player is the most important in sports, what to expect from Carson Wentz with the Colts and much more!
Hour 1: Nets win in OT

Hour 1: Nets win in OT

2021-03-0243:44

Stephen A, Max, Marcus Spears and Mel Kiper debate if Harden or Zion had the more impressive night, If JJ Watt is still elite and much more!
Stephen A, Max and Kendrick Perkins debate if the Knicks are back, if LeBron was too nice in his response to Zlatan and which QB should have the most beef with his current team.
Stephen A, Max and Kimberly Martin debate if the Warriors will make the league pay once Klay gets back, if the Saints should want Drew Brees back and much more!
Hour 2: Dynamic Duo?

Hour 2: Dynamic Duo?

2021-02-2644:43

Stephen A, Max, Kendrick Perkins and Rob Ninkovich debate if Embiid and Simmons are among the elite duos in the NBA, if QB's wanting more input is a good thing and if Kobe should be the NBA logo.
Hour 1: Stay or Go?

Hour 1: Stay or Go?

2021-02-2639:281

Stephen A, Max, Zion Williamson and Dan Orlovsky debate if Russell Wilson should stay in Seattle or go elsewhere, if Zion is being hacked too much and if Dak is worth $40 million a year.
Stephen A, Max, Kendrick Perkins and Louis Riddick debate if Bill Belichick will go scorched earth on the NFL next season, if Deshaun Watson and the Bears would make a good marriage and much more!
Stephen A, Max and Mel Kiper debate if the Lakers should get a pass for the beating they took from the Jazz, if Brad Stevens should be on the hot seat and what the Jets should do with the number 2 overall pick.
Stephen A. & Max talk to Gene Wojciechowski about Tiger Woods. Later Deion Sanders' sons interview him about being head coach at Jackson State, and later the guys and Kendrick Perkins tell us who the biggest All-Star snub was.
Stephen A. & Max give their reaction to Tiger Woods' car accident. Later the crew debates how important it is for Ben Roethlisberger to be a Pittsburgh Steeler, and question if the Cowboys should select a quarterback in the draft with their No. 10 pick.
Stephen A Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg as they get into what projects he's working on, the spirit of the Lakers and more. Then, Chris Rock talks about the Nets' big three and his thoughts on the New York Knicks. Finally, Desus and Mero discuss how they went from podcast to hosting a late night tv show.
No Disrespect...

No Disrespect...

2021-02-2355:30

Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Hosts Charly, Kimberley, and Chiney talk about podcast breakups, kids acting disrespectful, being territorial with jersey numbers, and more!
Stephen A, Max, Kendrick Perkins and Louis Riddick debate which of the Bucs free agents they should sign, if the Lakers are playing LeBron too much and if this should be Dak's last year in Dallas.
Stephen A, and Max debate if LeBron is playing too many minutes for the Lakers, if the Cowboys should franchise tag Dak again and if you would rather have Cam newton or Jameis Wintston next season.
Hour 2: Clout chasing

Hour 2: Clout chasing

2021-02-2245:24

Stephen A, and Max debate what happened when Cam Newton was seen on camera arguing with a 7 on 7 camper, if the Lakers are asking LeBron to do too much and who had the best dunk in NBA history.
Stephen A and Max debate if the Nets proved they are the best team in the league with their win over the Clippers, who's to blame for the Celtics struggles and if Wentz was a bust in Philly.
Hour 2: Net Gains

Hour 2: Net Gains

2021-02-1944:29

Stephen A. & Max question if anyone can beat the Brooklyn Nets, debate if Damian Lillard is underappreciated after not being voted an All-Star starter, discuss what message the Nets sent after dominating the Lakers, and more on the Carson Wentz trade.
Stephen A. & Max react to the Nets big win against the Lakers, debate who won the Carson Wentz trade, question if the Eagles QB situation is the worst in the NFC East, and the crew discusses what is wrong with Giannis and the Bucks.
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Comments (177)

Randel Granger

yo please can somebody tell him to shut up about Patrick mahomes you're putting too much on that boy

Feb 3rd
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Ziki Gala

audio?

Jan 28th
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Randel Granger

how do you give away a ring just because it's not a super bowl ring and how do you appreciate something that is big and not something that is small is that is so it's ass backwards

Jan 10th
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Ken Tigg Valentine

dam Molly came in loud af at the beginning 😣

Dec 11th
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Ziles Thomas

*steal

Oct 22nd
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UnDrafted AllStarz

lebron needs to stay on the court when he loses, just like when he wins. Real MVPs are professional 🤷🏾‍♂️ #WaayyyBiggerThanSports

Oct 6th
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Alexis W

“I’m still not picking you to beat the Lakers”😂😂

Sep 17th
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Jeffrey Newcomer

wtf does Chadwick Boseman have to do with sports.. he was a good actor don't get me wrong but.. lol smh

Aug 31st
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Ken Tigg Valentine

they interrupt each other way to much...

Aug 20th
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Travis Williams

Rite, if AD elevate his game and plays as good as us fans know he can it's no question that the lakers will see the 2020 championship. LeBron and AD with the supporting cast are unstoppable FACTS!!!!

Aug 5th
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shera ghag

first tickets with' (" printed on ") Demons Rozari

Aug 3rd
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Mars Johnston

Damn those loud ads!

Jul 5th
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Ken Tigg Valentine

now I can watch nascar!! 👍🏾👌🏾

Jun 15th
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Randel Granger

that wasn't the question money is not more valuable than your heart so is the NFL trying to buy the way I list I'm not going to say anything about that cuz I'm not disrespecting them so I don't know but you don't know anyone true intentions so you hope and pray that they have good intentions

Jun 15th
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Randel Granger

what took y'all so long the Confederate flag does not represent America in the first place it is a good thing that y'all just decided this so what took y'all so long

Jun 12th
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Randel Granger

I'm sick of people talking about people died for our freedom all them people. Y'all claimed it they died for our freedom they died in vain we are not free America symbiote all on lies

Jun 5th
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Rodney Holt

can't be played

Jun 1st
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Randel Granger

Max Kellerman needs to be quiet ain't nobody better than James Harden let that man have his moment

May 22nd
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Joel Fleurival

max kellerman sellout always bashing then praising Brady

May 9th
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Herbert Carrington

ESPN

May 2nd
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