Stephen A. Smith wants to be ESPN’s highest-paid personality, hints at ultimatum

Stephen A. Smith wants to be ESPN’s highest-paid personality, hints at ultimatum

Stephen A. Smith’s future at ESPN could come down to money. During a recent interview with OutKick’s Clay Travis, the “First Take” host explained that the “superior ratings and revenue” he’s bringing in, among other things, should make him the highest-earning personality at Disney and ESPN — and hinted that he’s prepared to leave the … Read more

Stephen A. Smith’s harsh advice to Aaron Rodgers: ‘Sit your ass at home’

Stephen A. Smith’s harsh advice to Aaron Rodgers: ‘Sit your ass at home’

Stephen A. Smith has made one thing clear: He does not want Aaron Rodgers back on the football field this season. The ESPN “First Take” personality spoke about Rodgers’ return to practice this week as the Jets opened up the 21-day window for the quarterback. Rodgers, who tore his Achilles on his first series with … Read more

Dez Bryant’s Malika Andrews posts were ‘off-kilter’: Stephen A. Smith

Dez Bryant’s Malika Andrews posts were ‘off-kilter’: Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith has defended his ESPN colleague Malika Andrews from a bevy of criticism she is receiving on social media, and also revealed new details from the aftermath of when they had a contentious on-air interaction in the wake of the Ime Udoka scandal. Former NFL wideout Dez Bryant has been among the voices … Read more

Jim Irsay rants, threatens ‘First Take’ lawsuit after ‘rich white billionaire’ DUI claim

Jim Irsay rants, threatens ‘First Take’ lawsuit after ‘rich white billionaire’ DUI claim

Jim Irsay still has plenty more to say. After speaking out on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” about his 2014 DUI arrest — saying he is also “prejudiced against because I am a rich white billionaire” — the Colts owner was blasted on ESPN’s “First Take” on Wednesday, getting called an “entitled old brat” … Read more

Stephen A. Smith lambastes caller who tried to fool him with ‘Cars’ question: ‘Grown ass man’

Stephen A. Smith lambastes caller who tried to fool him with ‘Cars’ question: ‘Grown ass man’

Things are never not interesting on Stephen A. Smith’s podcast. In a segment with a caller on Tuesday, the ESPN “First Take” personality and host of his eponymous show was asked a seemingly innocuous question about sports GOATs that eventually veered into the fictional world — the Pixar universe, to be exact. “Danny from Wisconsin” … Read more

Stephen A. Smith explodes in angry Mark Jackson defense: ‘Full of s–t’

Stephen A. Smith explodes in angry Mark Jackson defense: ‘Full of s–t’

Stephen A. Smith is going full-throated in his defense of Mark Jackson. Last week, it was revealed that the longtime NBA analyst would not be taking a part-time role on the Knicks’ broadcast team, with The Post’s Andrew Marchand reporting it was due to the team not allowing him to fly on its plane over … Read more

Stephen A. Smith reveals his best sex songs: ‘I kinda am experienced’

Stephen A. Smith reveals his best sex songs: ‘I kinda am experienced’

Nothing is off limits when it comes to Stephen A. Smith’s podcast. The ESPN personality didn’t hold back when he revealed his “best sex songs” during a Q&A with fans during Wednesday’s installment of “The Stephen A. Smith Show.” “Oh man, there’s a few of them,” he said. “I can’t give you one.” That’s when … Read more

Stephen A. Smith can’t stop making bizarre comments about ‘First Take’ hosts

Stephen A. Smith can’t stop making bizarre comments about ‘First Take’ hosts

Some might say that Stephen. A Smith’s got that dawg in him. The well-known sports talker can’t seem to help himself recently when it comes to his female colleagues on ESPN’s “First Take,” with Smith increasingly making a number of bizarrely suggestive comments on air while talking with host Molly Qerim and contributor Kimberley A. … Read more

Stephen A. Smith warns friends to ‘stop drooling’ over Molly Qerim, Kimberley Martin

Stephen A. Smith warns friends to ‘stop drooling’ over Molly Qerim, Kimberley Martin

Now, Stephen A. Smith wants to stick to sports. Smith went on a rant about the reaction to Molly Qerim and Kimberley A. Martin on Wednesday’s episode of “First Take.” “Stop drooling over Molly and Kim,” Smith said. “They aight. I’m just talking to my boys — they’re getting on my nerves.” Smith said he … Read more

Stephen A. Smith compares Cowboys fans to ‘cockroaches’ from private plane after leaving Eagles game

Stephen A. Smith compares Cowboys fans to ‘cockroaches’ from private plane after leaving Eagles game

Stephen A. Smith got his wish when the Eagles beat the Cowboys in Philadelphia on Sunday. The ESPN personality, who watched the action from a private suite at Lincoln Financial Field, had a good laugh while on a private plane after the home team’s 28-23 victory over their NFC East rivals. “Since those Cowboys fans … Read more

Stephen A. Smith responds to Molly Qerim ribbing his vanity

Stephen A. Smith responds to Molly Qerim ribbing his vanity

Stephen A. Smith got a little too distracted by his own wardrobe to come up with an NFC Super Bowl contender on the spot. On Thursday’s edition of “First Take,” the group, including Smith, Damien Woody and Kimberley Martin, was going around and picking who they think will represent the NFC in the Big Game … Read more

Stephen A. Smith: Dwight Howard sexual assault lawsuit was actual reason ‘teams didn’t want him’

Stephen A. Smith: Dwight Howard sexual assault lawsuit was actual reason ‘teams didn’t want him’

Stephen A. Smith believes NBA teams knew of the sexual assault and battery allegations and a pending lawsuit against Dwight Howard and that’s why he isn’t on NBA roster right now. Howard instead now plays in the Taiwanese pro basketball league. “Let me tell you what came to my mind when I thought about this: … Read more

Stephen A. Smith takes Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce debate to uncomfortable place

Stephen A. Smith takes Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce debate to uncomfortable place

He may motivate some to change the channel. Stephen A. Smith made the “First Take” debate on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce somewhat uncomfortable with the tone of his voice Monday. The panel — Smith, Molly Qerim, Shannon Sharpe and Dan Orlovsky — were debating if Swift deserves credit for Kelce’s improved performances when she … Read more

Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim have awkward ‘vibrating’ phone conversation on ‘First Take’

Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim have awkward ‘vibrating’ phone conversation on ‘First Take’

Stephen A. Smith ignited a painfully awkward moment with Molly Qerim when he couldn’t stop saying “vibrating” on-air. During Thursday’s episode of “First Take” on ESPN, Smith was discussing Raiders wideout Davante Adams and his frustration with the offense when he heard his co-host’s phone nearby. “That’s Molly’s cell phone ringing by the way,” Smith … Read more

Marcellus Wiley jabs Stephen A. Smith in ongoing feud: ‘Sidestepping the truth’

Marcellus Wiley jabs Stephen A. Smith in ongoing feud: ‘Sidestepping the truth’

Marcellus Wiley’s feud with Stephen A. Smith continues with the former NFL defensive end taking the next jab. One week after Smith pushed back on Wiley’s Max Kellerman comments during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” Wiley called out Smith for “sidestepping the truth” and twisting his comments into something “hypocritical” — given what happens … Read more

Stephen A. Smith: Marcellus Wiley crossed a line with Max Kellerman comments

Stephen A. Smith: Marcellus Wiley crossed a line with Max Kellerman comments

Stephen A. Smith has a bone to pick with Marcellus Wiley. Wiley spoke on his podcast last month about Smith pushing Max Kellerman out of “First Take,” and asked rhetorically if one of the reasons that happened was because Kellerman was “smarter” than Smith. He added that the main thrust of the decision was Kellerman … Read more

Stephen A. Smith opens up about mental health battle, how he recovered from low point

Stephen A. Smith opens up about mental health battle, how he recovered from low point

Stephen A. Smith took a serious tone when he revealed a time when he dealt with his own mental health struggles.  On “The Stephen A. Smith Show,” the host discussed Dak Prescott and his change in tone in how he plans to approach his criticism of the Cowboys quarterback. Smith also discussed Prescott’s openness about … Read more

Rich Paul hits Stephen A. Smith with ‘low blow’ about his sister

Rich Paul hits Stephen A. Smith with ‘low blow’ about his sister

Rich Paul had the last laugh when he dropped a joke about Stephen A. Smith’s sister, Carmen. During an appearance on Tuesday’s installment of “First Take,” the Klutch Sports CEO jokingly accused Smith of being “jealous” because Carmen loves him. “You’re jealous,” Paul said repeatedly after Smith busted him about “never listening” when the two … Read more

Travis Kelce is to blame for NFL’s Taylor Swift obsession: Stephen A. Smith

Travis Kelce is to blame for NFL’s Taylor Swift obsession: Stephen A. Smith

The massive amount of attention focused on the Travis Kelce-Taylor Swift romance is all due to one person, according to Stephen A. Smith. “Travis Kelce, stop,” Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday. “Bro, you did this. Not the NFL. If the NFL got 27 million viewers, more power to ’em. What about Taylor … Read more

Stephen A. Smith: Shannon Sharpe was ‘pushed out’ of ‘Undisputed’

Stephen A. Smith: Shannon Sharpe was ‘pushed out’ of ‘Undisputed’

Stephen A. Smith says his new two-days-a-week partner Shannon Sharpe didn’t leave FS1’s “Undisputed” program “over his own volition.” Smith, the personality who drives ESPN’s “First Take,” brought up the matter on “The Joe Budden Podcast” “I’m telling you he was pushed out,” Smith said. “It’s fact. They can deny it. He wouldn’t. I can … Read more