TAG: Stephen A. Smith

NBA, Smack / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Sources Tell Stephen A. Smith ‘Melo Is Gone This Summer In Free Agency

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

This won’t the last time we write about this, and it’s certainly not the first, but Stephen A. Smith, in another bit of prevarication this morning on ESPN’s First Take, says that unnamed sources are telling him Carmelo Anthony is still gone this summer in free agency. This comes the morning before Phil Jackson was announced as the new president of basketball operations for the Knicks and ‘Melo’s own excitement at the news. We’re pretty sure we’re going to be writing about ‘Melo’s free agency 50 years from now. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Video: Roy Hibbert Videobombs ESPN Countdown Crew

Sage Steele, Roy Hibbert, Stephen A. Smith, Avery Johnson

Following Indiana’s disappointing 97-94 loss to the Heat last night at American Airlines Arena, Roy Hibbert paused as he made his way across the backdrop to ESPN’s Countdown crew on Miami’s court. With Stephen A. Smith flanked by Sage Steele on his right and Avery Johnson on his left, Hibbert turns toward the camera in the background for a sneaky videobomb. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 5, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Stephen A. Smith Says ‘Melo Will Leave The Knicks This Summer

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Instagram/carmeloanthony)

During Stephen A. Smith‘s ESPN radio show with Ryan Ruocco yesterday afternoon, his voice raised an octave after some light (for him) banter about the new Yankees contract for Jacoby Ellsbury. That’s because it was time to talk about the woeful Knicks, and Smith — as is his custom — decided to drop some truth bombs (featuring typically unnamed sources). According to Smith, Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks in free agency this summer. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jul 30, 2013 / 10:25 pm

Stephen A. Smith Says LeBron James Will “Strongly Consider” Signing With Knicks In 2 Years

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

While filling as the host of the Michael K. Show on ESPN Radio earlier today, Stephen A. Smith dropped a bit of a bombshell for New York Knicks fans. HOOPSWORLD’s Tommy Beer notified us by tweeting Smith’s rumors about LeBron James possibly coming to the Knicks not this summer, but next. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jul 17, 2013 / 2:30 pm

NBA Rumor: James Dolan Wanted To Trade Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert (photo. @is_21_nykallday)

New York Knicks owner James Dolan was ready to trade Iman Shumpert all because the swingman didn’t want to workout in the summer league, according to Stephen A. Smith. Unbelievable, right? The rumor came from an off-air conversation between Smith and Dwight Howard. Somehow, Azaz of the Knicks FanBlog discovered a behind-the-scenes recording of the longer ESPN conversation that aired when Howard left for Houston. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 10, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Chauncey Billups: Blake Griffin is “Too Nice”

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How good of a point guard/manager is Chauncey Billups? Earlier today he was able to wrangle Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless into a semi-coherent conversation. So congrats on that, Chauncey.

In the midst of that interview, Billups also had some pretty interesting things to say about Blake Griffin when Stephen A. asked him if he though Blake is “soft.” His answers come on the heels of a postseason that saw Zach Randolph question Griffin’s toughness not once but twice, and while also taking him to the deck.

Here is Chauncey’s quote:

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NBA, Video / Oct 3, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Antoine Walker Tells Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless How He Blew $110 Million

antoine walker broke $110 million

Last night Twitter was all about the latest installment from ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, “Broke” that aired in prime time. The documentary focused on professional athletes who managed to lose all of the money they earned playing professional sports due to things like gambling, real estate, poor advice, bad “friends,” and more. Antoine Walker was one of the stars of the show because he basically lost his money in every imaginable way, blowing through a reported $110 million fortune. [Related: See the largest collection of Antoine Walker memorabilia in the world.]

As part of the promotion for doc, ‘Toine agreed to talk to Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless about how he lost all of that money. It’s hard for him to accurately explain it (and harder for the rest of the world to understand it), but here’s the video: Read More »

NBA / Aug 22, 2012 / 10:15 am

Video: Anthony Davis Dunks Over A Skip Bayless Cardboard Cutout

Anthony Davis dunking

Dime was on hand for the NBA rookie photo shoot yesterday, where all the top rookies, including Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Dion Waiters, Damian Lillard and Austin Rivers were gathered to have their pictures taken in their brand new NBA jerseys. Between photo sessions, players shot hoops with kids and did interviews. Anthony Davis, as you can imagine, was absolutely mobbed the entire time. Except for one lighthearted moment, when one media outlet orchestrated one of the funnier moments of the day. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 17, 2012 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Videos Of The NBA Offseason

It feels like the NBA offseason has flown by, with the Dwight Howard trade drama and Jeremy Lin‘s departure eating up a large chunk of the conversation. But training camp is just around the corner and we can’t wait to stop talking about Vanessa Bryant. But before we move forward with 2012-2013, let’s look back at the best videos from the 2012 offseason. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 22, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Video: Mark Cuban Destroyed Skip Bayless On ESPN’s First Take This Morning

Oof. This was bad. Mark Cuban went on ESPN’s First Take this morning to debate Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless in what promised to be some lively conversation. Cuban is a noted basketball statistician, always plugged in to his team’s goings on and keenly aware of the minutiae of basketball. Stephen A. and Skip, meanwhile, enjoy loud-mouthed blabbering and sweeping generalizations backed up by raised voices as opposed to undeniable fact. Well, Cuban had no reservations eviscerating Skip, reminding him that no one cares what he has to say, ever. This was brutal. I’d tell you more, but you just have to watch the video. Read More »