Now moving into the world of broadcasting, the former Duke University standout took on Stephen A. Smith after a debate over whether or not NBA players fear LeBron James the way they feared Michael Jordan.

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Stephen A. Smith’s bull-headed opinions are both his Samsonite strength and his Kryptonite and while recently discussing Floyd Mayweather’s extended invitation to NFL coach Jenn Welter, he almost went off the rails talking about the same subject that landed him in hot water a little more than a year ago.

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Growing up in St. Louis, Nelly starred on his high school’s baseball team and even won MVP honors. The “Hot In Here” rapper’s passion for the game is still high, as evidenced by his appearance yesterday (July 17) on ESPN’s First Take program.

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Popular NBA analyst for ESPN and founder of Grantland, Bill Simmons, was suspended earlier this week for tweets criticizing one of the network’s flagship shows, First Take. 

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson made a stop over on ESPN’s First Take this morning to promote his ESPN Friday Night Fights card on March 1st at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods.

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ESPN’s First Take hit the road this weekend to take in the All-Star Weekend festivities in Houston, Texas. The first guest on the show was Chi-Town’s own Common.

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The legendary Pete Rock was greeted with open arms on today’s episode of ESPN’s First Take. There the renowned producer had an opportunity to weigh in on Kobe Bryant’s role in the Lakers’ recent win streak and how allegations of Ray Lewis using performance enhancing drugs could further taint his legacy.

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DJ Enuff gets the premiere of Joe Budden’s new remix to his lead single, “She Don’t Put It Down.” 

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Proud ATLien Big Boi visited the set of ESPN’s First Take to talk about the upcoming playoff showdown between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks this coming Sunday. The confident Outkast rapper says his squad is ready to take it all, provided the players stay free of Atlanta’s nightlife before the big game. 


Rob Parker will not be asked back to ESPN. The sports network announced today that the commentator— who questioned Washington Washington Football Team quarterback Robert Griffin III’s “blackness” because he’s in an interracial relationship—will not have his contract renewed.

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What was Rob Parker thinking? Yesterday, the sports columnist made headlines for essentially questioning the Blackness of Washington Washington Football Team quarterback Robert Griffin III because of his white fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, while on ESPN’s First Take, among other reasons. Today, the network announced that is has suspended Parker for his comments.

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An episode of ESPN’s First Take got racially awkward after reporter Rob Parker called out an NFL player for having a white fiancée. Parker pulled Washington Washington Football Team rookie Robert Griffin III’s race card all because of his significant other’s skin color. “Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Parker asked.