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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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Max Kellerman, Chris Canty and Kendrick Perkins debate if Brady or Belichick will last longer in the NFL, which rookie qb we'll be raving about, and much more!
Hour 1: Play for 6?

Hour 1: Play for 6?

2021-05-1443:13

Max Kellerman, Kendrick Perkins and Chris Canty debate if the Lakers should push for the 6th seed or rest starters for the play in game, if Tebow will be an asset or a distraction and much more!
Max, Chris Canty, and Tedy Bruschi discuss if Tom Brady has surpassed Bill Belichick's legacy, then the guys give their picks for next year's NFL MVPs. Kendrick Perkins joins to rate the importance of the Lakers winning with LeBron and AD, then the guys react to Jerry Jones in the Cowboys' schedule release video with rapper Post Malone.
Max, Chris Canty, and Louis Riddick discuss how Bill Belichick can surpass Tom Brady, then the trio debate if Aaron Rodgers will finish his career with Green Bay, and Kendrick Perkins joins to look at James Harden's return to the court for the Nets.
Max and Chris Canty discuss intriguing Week 1 matchups in the NFL, then Kendrick Perkins joins to talk about the impact of LeBron James and James Harden's return from injury, and the crew debate about the possibility of Tom Brady playing when he is 50 years old.
Max and Chris Canty look at the release of the NFL Week 1 matchups and which stand out, then Kendrick Perkins joins to discuss the Knicks and Lakers being under pressure come playoff time, and Max and Chris debate if Tim Tebow signing with the Jaguars harms Urban Meyer's credibility.
Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Hosts Charly, Kimberley, and Chiney discuss becoming Instagram official in your relationship, Tim Tebow has somehow made it back to the NFL, and we welcome WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to the show! Cathy explains what it was like to navigate last season during a pandemic and what the future holds for the WNBA and women's sports as a whole.
Max Kellerman, Chris Canty, Booger McFarland and Brian Windhorst debate why Tim Tebow is getting another chance in the NFL and Kaepernick is not, if tonight's game is bigger for the Knicks or the Lakers and if Aaron Rodgers will return to the Packers.
Hour 1: Tebow Time

Hour 1: Tebow Time

2021-05-1141:24

Max Kellerman, Chris Canty, Brian Windhorst and Bradley Beal debate if Tim Tebow deserves to sign with the Jaguars as a tight end, where Russell Westbrook ranks among the great point guards of all time, and much more!
Max & Chris Canty question if Aaron Rodgers really wants to leave the Packers, and if the AFC North is the best division in football. Kendrick Perkins joins to debate if there should be more confidence in the Lakers or Knicks right now, and if Steph Curry is a top-3 MVP candidate. Later, the guys discuss if Russell Westbrook is overrated or underrated, is Tom Thibodeau a coach of the year candidate, and react to DK Metcalf's 100 meter run.
Max & Chris Canty debate if Anthony Davis is the best big man in the world, and if the Knicks season will be a failure if they don't win a playoff series. The guys predict which 1st round QB will be the first to start a playoff game, and react to Pelicans GM David Griffin's comments about Zion Williamson.
Hour 2: King in decline?

Hour 2: King in decline?

2021-05-0747:161

Stephen A, Max, Kendrick Perkins and Jeff Saturday debate, if LeBron James is declining, what's been the biggest move of the NFL off season and if it's harder to win a title in the NFL or the NBA.
Hour 1: Lakers lagging

Hour 1: Lakers lagging

2021-05-0740:58

Stephen A, Max and Jeff Saturday debate how far the Lakers will make it in the playoffs, if Harden or Durant are more important to the Nets' title hopes and much more!
Stephen A. & Max discuss what the Packers can to keep Aaron Rodgers on the team, Stephen A. tells us if his Knicks loss to the Nuggets is a big deal, then Ryan Clark joins to debate Rodgers' Jerry Krause jab, Tim Tebow's attempt at a comeback as a tight end, and Jimbo Fisher's comments about beating Alabama.
Stephen A. & Max debate if Aaron Rodgers calling GM Brian Gutekunst "Jerry Krause" is fair, and debate if Rodgers or the Packers look worse. Later, the guys react to the Nets being fined because of Kyrie's resistance to talk to the media, and then give their top-5 point guards in the NBA.
Max and Kendrick Perkins rank their top 5 most terrifying players in the NBA, then they debate if the Nets should feel threatened by the Knicks. later, Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman joins to give us his takes on the top stories in the NFL, and later, Ryan Clark tells us if trading Aaron Rodgers is the Packers' only option.
Hour 1: Cliff James?

Hour 1: Cliff James?

2021-05-0540:40

Max and Kendrick Perkins debate if we are seeing the decline of LeBron James, and Dan Orlovsky joins to tell us if Aaron Rodgers should want to go to the Browns. Later, Max & Perk question if the Nets can win the East without James Harden. Then Dan Orlovsky returns to react to Tom Brady saying he would trade 2 of his Super Bowl rings to have a perfect season.
Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Hosts Charly, Kimberley, and Chiney discuss life with COVID restrictions lightening up, the NFL Draft is finally over, Kamie Crawford from MTV's Catfish stops by to talk about the ins and outs of getting catfished, and more!
Hour 2: M-V-Paul?

Hour 2: M-V-Paul?

2021-05-0446:29

Stephen A, Max, Marcus Spears and Kendrick Perkins debate if Chris Paul should be the MVP, how we should view Carmelo right now and which team would give Aaron Rodgers the best chance to win a Super Bowl.
Stephen A, Max and Jerome Bettis debate if Knicks are the real deal, if Terry Bradshaw was right about Aaron Rodgers and where Russell Westbrook ranks among the best point guards all time.
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Darius Crawford

โœŠ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–ค

Apr 29th
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Ryan Richardson

Horrible content.

Apr 27th
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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 ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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 ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ #WaayyyBiggerThanSports

Oct 6th
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Alexis W

โ€œIโ€™m still not picking you to beat the Lakersโ€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

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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