First Take

By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim

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 Nov 14, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
Hour 2: Harden vs. The Media
49:29
Stephen A. & Max question if LeBron should do anything for Carmelo. They also react to James Harden's comments about media and the MVP race, among other topics.
Aug 22, 2019
Hour 1: 'Melo Out
31:47
Stephen A. & Max respond to Royce White's comments on LeBron & Carmelo, question if Antonio Brown or the Steelers are under more pressure and more.
Aug 22, 2019
Hour 2: Everything's Bigger
51:22
Max and Stephen A. determine if Dak or Zeke should be more upset, if Tom Brady's importance to the Pats has been overrated and what is the Lakers' biggest issue.
Aug 21, 2019
Hour 1: Picking Sides
29:48
Stephen A. and Max debate which side they are on between Jerry OR Zeke, Odell's recent remarks and Mel Kiper Jr. joins the show to discuss his big board for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Aug 21, 2019
Hour 2: Returning Power
51:07
Domonique Foxworth and Stephen A. debate how should Zeke feel about Jerry's comments, Jimmy Garropolo's preseason performance and Rotimi joins the show.
Aug 20, 2019
Hour 1: Sorry Not Sorry
27:46
Stephen A. and Domonique Foxworth discuss if Jerry owes Zeke an apology, if Jay Z deserves the benefit of the doubt and what impact will this drama have on AB's legacy.
Aug 20, 2019
Hour 2: Jerry's Jab
40:58
Stephen A. & guest debater Marcus Spears react to Eric Reid's comments, talk about the Antonio Brown situation, Jerry Jones' dig at Zeke Elliott, and more.
Aug 19, 2019
Hour 1: Reid Between The Lines
40:26
Stephen A. & guest debater Marcus Spears discuss the latest with Antonio Brown, question why Josh Gordon keeps getting chances, & Stephen A. responds to Eric Reid.
Aug 19, 2019
Kyler Murray Or Lamar Jackson
39:10
Domonique Foxworth & Will Cain debate if Kyler Murray or Lamar Jackson is more intriguing, what does Boogie Cousins' injury mean for the Lakers next season & more.
Aug 16, 2019
Hour 2: Renegade
53:43
Max and Stephen A. debate more on Eric Reid's comments towards Jay-Z, if the Lakers will regret not hiring Ty Lue and should the Eagles have doubts about letting Foles walk.
Aug 15, 2019
Hour 1: Something's Baking
29:55
Stephen A. and Max discuss if they agree with Baker's comments, Lamar Jackson versus Aaron Rodgers matchup tonight and if Eric Reid has a point about Kaepernick.
Aug 15, 2019
Hour 2: Anything Left To Prove
53:05
Max and Stephen A. debate why Roc Nation and the NFL partnered up, Greg Popovich's comments on Colin Kaepernick and what do Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur have to prove this season.
Aug 14, 2019
Hour 1: A Part Of The Problem?
29:51
Stephen A. and Max discuss if Antonio Brown will be a problem or solution for the Raiders, if the Colts should be concerned about Luck and John Mara's recent comments.
Aug 14, 2019
Hour 2: Tyson Fury
42:46
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Damien Woody, Will Cain and Tyson Fury to debate the Warriors, Zeke's holdout and a Fury vs Wilder rematch.
Aug 13, 2019
Hour 1: Worth The Drama?
36:41
Stephen A. and Max debate if AB will be worth the drama, the NCAA's Rich Paul rule and Adam Schefter stops by to talk fantasy football.
Aug 13, 2019
Hour 2: Best Duo In The NBA
54:41
Will Cain and Stephen A. debate who will be the best duo in the NBA this season, if Gruden should be defending Antonio Brown and Daniel Cormier joins the show.
Aug 12, 2019
Hour 1: Helmet Holdout
28:53
Stephen A returns and discusses with Will Cain if Antonio Brown should be allowed to wear his helmet, if Dak should get paid 30 million per year and more.
Aug 12, 2019
Hour 2: Priorities
41:47
Will Cain and Ryan Clark debate how the Cowboys should prioritize signings, assess the performances of Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins last night and Rick Ross joins the show.
Aug 09, 2019
Hour 1: Giant Problem
28:24
Ryan Clark and Will Cain discuss if the Giants have a QB controversy, if the Browns will live up to the hype and will Tom Brady will be in a different uniform this season.
Aug 09, 2019
Hour 2: The Backs Of New York
52:34
Max Kellerman and Ryan Clark react to Colin Kaeprnick's video, debate if Le'Veon Bell or Saquon Barkley will have the better year and more.
Aug 08, 2019
Hour 1: Full Of Regret?
27:47
Max Kellerman and Ryan Clark question if Antonio Brown will regret going to the Raiders, react to Kevin Durant's comments on his injury and more.
Aug 08, 2019
Hour 2: Who Comes First
49:27
Max Kellerman and Ryan Clark debate if Dak or Zeke should be paid first, who is the Michael Jordan of the NFL and if Wentz or Foles will have the bigger impact this season.
Aug 07, 2019
Hour 1: Running Back Market
30:56
Ryan Clark and Max Kellerman discuss if Zeke's contract should set the market for running backs, biggest take on 'Rich Paul Rule' and Rodgers concern with joint practices.
Aug 07, 2019
Hour 2: Luck's Hype
43:56
Max Kellerman and Ryan Clark debate why so many quarterbacks make more than Tom Brady, if Andrew Luck has lived up to the hype and more!
Aug 06, 2019
Hour 1: Kobe's All-Decade Spot
36:08
Max Kellerman and Ryan Clark debate who Dak needs more, Zeke or Amari, if Kobe belongs on the All-Decade team and Freddie Kitchens' latest comments.
Aug 06, 2019
Hour 2: Caving In
42:52
Max Kellerman, Ryan Clark and Doug Baldwin debate David Griffin's comments on LeBron James, if Ezekiel Elliott or the Cowboys will cave first and if Rob Gronkowski or Antonio Brown leaves a bigger void to fill.
Aug 05, 2019
Hour 1: Setting New Trends
39:28
Max Kellerman, Ryan Clark and Doug Baldwin debate if Tom Brady is setting new trends, if the Warriors are underrated and how concerned the Raiders should be about Antonio Brown's feet.
Aug 05, 2019
Hour 2: Reaction Time
40:44
Stephen A. Smith & Max react to the sit down with Carmelo Anthony, talk Jerry Jones' latest comments on Zeke Elliott's contract and more.
Aug 02, 2019
Hour 1: Carmelo Anthony Exclusive Interview
43:11
Stephen A. Smith sits down with Carmelo Anthony for an exclusive interview about what went wrong in Houston, Anthony's basketball legacy and where he goes from here.
Aug 02, 2019
Hour 2: Learning Leadership
49:51
Max and Stephen A. debate if there are five receivers ahead of OBJ, can Baker jump into the elite QB convo and how much is on the line for Big Ben.
Aug 01, 2019
Hour 1: Setting The Market
31:21
Stephen A. and Max discuss if there is a problem with the Cowboys' stance on running back market, if Rodgers or Mahomes has more to prove and Brady's comments on contract.
Aug 01, 2019
Hour 2: Not Quite No. 1
47:15
Stephen A. and Domonique Foxworth react to Odell Beckham, Jr. not being ranked as the best WR by NFL Network and DeAngelo Williams joins the show to discuss other NFL topics.
Jul 31, 2019
Hour 1: Just Got Paid
34:21
Stephen A. and Domonique Foxworth react to Michael Thomas' new contract, talk to Damien Woody about Ezekiel Elliott & the Cowboys and debate who is better: Pat Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers.
Jul 31, 2019
Hour 2: Baker or Lamar?
42:09
Charly Arnolt, Stephen A., Dominique Foxworth and DeAngelo Williams talk about Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson and which young QB is more important to his team. They also discuss where Jalen Ramsey should rank among the NFL's best and more.
Jul 30, 2019
Hour 1: Zeke's Holdout
37:29
Charly Arnolt, Stephen A., Dominique Foxworth and Adam Schefter discuss Zeke's contract holdout with the Cowboys, if Anthony Davis needs to win a championship and much more.
Jul 30, 2019
Hour 2: Filling The Voids
50:36
Stephen A. and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin debate if the Steelers will fill the holes left by Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell and much more.
Jul 29, 2019
Hour 1:
31:48
Stephen A. Smith and guest host Hall of Famer Michael Irvin talk discuss Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys, ask will the Browns win the Super Bowl this year and whether or not Aaron Rodgers should be open to criticism.
Jul 29, 2019
Hour 2: B-AD For The NBA
44:06
Max & guest host Marcus Spears react to Steve Kerr's criticism of Anthony Davis, question if Zeke Elliott is the best RB in the NFL & Nick Saban joins to talk football.
Jul 25, 2019
Hour 1: Battle For LA
28:43
Max & guest host Marcus Spears talk to Jalen Rose on whether the Clippers can steal LA from the Lakers, debate if they'd rather have Newton or Wentz and more.
Jul 25, 2019
Hour 2: Will The Pats Miss Gronk
41:49
Marcus Spears and Booger McFarland debate if Aaron Rodgers can work with his new coach, if the Patriots will miss Gronk and if Andrew Luck or Cam Newton have more pressure.
Jul 24, 2019
Hour 1: Living Up To The Hype
38:45
Marcus Spears and Booger McFarland debate if the Browns can live up to the hype, how the NBA can fix tampering and if the Chiefs are a lock for AFC title game.
Jul 24, 2019
Hour 2: Lakers' Path to Finals
53:31
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Lakers would be favorites with Andre Iguodala and also talk NFL with Marcus Spears and Booger McFarland.
Jul 23, 2019
Hour 1: Giant Issues
29:35
Stephen A. & Max debate if Odell Beckham Jr. is right to feel disrespected. Plus, they discuss when the Giants will become a contender again and if Carson Wentz is a top 10 QB.
Jul 23, 2019
Hour 2: Booger McFarland
54:43
Stephen A. & Max question if Kawhi Leonard played the Lakers, talk to Booger McFarland about the NFL and Stephen A. gives his top five NBA duos.
Jul 22, 2019
Hour 1: Cowboy Forever?
29:24
Stephen A. & Max react to Le'Veon Bell's Instagram rant, question if Baker Mayfield or Pat Mahomes will have more success this season & will Zeke Elliott be a Cowboy forever?
Jul 22, 2019
Hour 2: Jerry's Jab
53:59
Max & guest Ryan Hollins debate if Jerry West took a shot at the Lakers, question if KD will return from injury as a better player and much more.
Jul 19, 2019
Hour 1: Tyreek Hill Ruling
28:21
Max & guest host Ryan Hollins debate if Matt LaFleur or Aaron Rodgers have more pressure on them this season, react to the NFL's ruling on Tyreek Hill's incident and more.
Jul 19, 2019
Hour 2: LBJ & Rich Paul
54:20
Max & guests Domonique Foxworth & Ryan Hollins question if LeBron & Rich Paul's relationship is a good thing for the NBA, debate if Kawhi is a great leader & more.
Jul 18, 2019
Hour 1: CP3 Still Elite?
29:17
Max & guests Domonique Foxworth & Ryan Hollins debate if Chris Paul is still an elite player, question if the Celtics are a threat in the East & more.
Jul 18, 2019
Hour 2: NFL Expectations
52:56
Max & guests Domonique Foxworth & Ryan Hollins talk to Louis Riddick about his NFL expectations this year, Keyshawn Johnson says if Jason Garrett is a top 10 coach & more.
Jul 17, 2019
Hour 1: Baker's Biggest Concern
29:04
Max & guests Domonique Foxworth & Ryan Hollins debate if Harden or Westbrook need to adjust their playing style, what's Baker Mayfield's biggest concern and more.
Jul 17, 2019
Hour 2: Top $
53:57
Max and Ryan Hollins discuss if they want to see Chris Paul on the Lakers, what is the ceiling for the Texans and who deserves top dollar between Zeke and Dak.
Jul 16, 2019
Hour 1: Worth The Max?
29:59
Ryan Hollins and Max Kellerman debate if Ben Simmons is worth the max, Lakers expectations and what should the Warriors do with D'Angelo Russell.
Jul 16, 2019
Hour 2: Leading The Lake Show
53:06
Max Kellerman and Ryan Hollins question who the leader of the Lakers is now. Plus, Keyshawn Johnson joins to talk Steelers, Dak Prescott's contract situation and more.
Jul 15, 2019
Hour 1: Finals Or Bust
30:33
Max Kellerman and guest Ryan Hollins debate if its Finals or bust for Giannis, question if the Harden/Westbrook pairing will work in Houston and much more.
Jul 15, 2019
Hour 2: Best Duo In The NBA
43:41
Will Cain, Ryan Hollins, Kendrick Perkins, Damien Woody and Amar'e Stoudemire discuss who won the Rockets/Thunder trade, debate who's the best duo in the league and more!
Jul 12, 2019
Hour 1: Rocket Man
39:12
Stephen A. joins Charly Arnold and Jalen Rose to discuss the monster trade news of Russell Westbrook being traded to the Rockets for Chris Paul.
Jul 12, 2019
Hour 2: Short Deals
46:56
Charly Arnolt, Will Cain and Ryan Hollins debate who will win the battle of LA, if the Sixers will roll through the East and if short deals are good for the NBA.
Jul 11, 2019
Hour 1: Who Runs LA
37:17
Charly Arnolt, Will Cain and Ryan Hollins debate who runs LA, if Kawhi or PG-13 has more pressure for Clippers and if the Knicks should trade for Russell Westbrook.
Jul 11, 2019
Hour 2: Power Play
53:01
Rachel Lindsey, Damon Jones and Ryan Hollins debate which player has the most power in the NBA, how far Kawhi can take the Raptors and where the Warriors rank in the West.
Jul 05, 2019
Hour 1: RJ vs Zion
28:23
Rachel Lindsey, Damon Jones, Ryan Hollins and Ramona Shelburne discuss the latest in Kawhi news, if Jimmy Butler made the right move and RJ vs Zion!
Jul 05, 2019
Hour 2: Kyrie or Steph
41:22
Damon Jones, Ryan Hollins and Rachel Lindsey debate if Kyrie or Steph is a better teammate for KD, if LeBron has the most pressure in the NBA and much more!
Jul 04, 2019
Hour 1: Kendrick Perkins
38:26
Damon Jones, Ryan Hollins and Rachel Lindsey debate if passing on the Lakers would be a mistake for Kawhi, Kendrick Perkins joins us to talk KD to the Nets and much more!
Jul 04, 2019
Hour 2: KD's Deal
54:40
Stephen A. & Max react to the news about Kevin Durant, question if Philadelphia is the best fit for Ben Simmons, and debate other NBA topics.
Jul 03, 2019
Hour 1: All About The Benjamins
28:36
Stephen A. & Max debate who has the most to lose in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard, does Ben Simmons deserve a max contract, and Stephen A. breaks news on Kevin Durant.
Jul 03, 2019
Hour 2: Should Kawhi Join LA
50:36
Stephen A. & Max question if Kemba or Kyrie will have bigger impacts this season, should Kawhi join the Lakers, and who is under more pressure: LeBron or AD?
Jul 02, 2019
Hour 1: Kendrick Perkins
32:23
Stephen A. & Max question if it would be weak for Kawhi Leonard to join the Lakers, will the Warriors be champion contenders this season and Kendrick Perkins joins.
Jul 02, 2019
Hour 2: Who, What, When, Where, Kawhi?
49:38
Stephen A. & Max tell us where we should want to see Kawhi Leonard, question if the Warriors dynasty is over, and talk to Brian Windhorst about NBA free agency.
Jul 01, 2019
Hour 1: KD --> BKN
34:19
Stephen A. & Max react to Kevin Durant choosing the Nets and not the Knicks, is this the lowest moment in Knicks franchise history, and are the Nets the team of New York?
Jul 01, 2019
Hour 2: Best Fit For LA
48:00
Stephen A. & Max debate which player is the best fit with LeBron & AD, Bomani Jones joins to talk Kawhi, and Ice Cube joins to talk his about his Lakers and Raiders.
Jun 28, 2019
Hour 1: Cleared Up
30:06
Stephen A. & Max debate what the Lakers must do now that they've cleared cap space, which free agent is most likely to make a bad decision, and which LA team should Kawhi join.
Jun 28, 2019
Hour 2: NBA Free Agency
50:24
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Lakers are the best team for D'Angelo Russell, question if Carmelo can change his legacy, and predict landing spots for NBA free agents.
Jun 27, 2019
Hour 1: KD To ?
28:31
Stephen A. & Max debate where Kevin Durant will sign, question if the Rockets pursuing Jimmy Butler is the right move, and react to the Celtics interest in Kemba Walker.
Jun 27, 2019
Hour 2: Julian Edelman
54:08
Max & Stephen A. talk to Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, react to Andre Iguodala's recent comments, question if the Knicks will regret trading Kristaps Porzingis and more.
Jun 26, 2019
Hour 1: NBA Free Agency
28:41
Max & Stephen A. question what the 76ers should do with Jimmy Butler, should the Celtics try to sign Kemba Walker, and more.
Jun 26, 2019
Hour 2: Rack Em Up
50:12
Max & guest host Ryan Hollins debate if Giannis or James Harden will win more MVP awards, question if the Chiefs need Tyreek Hill to win a Super Bowl and more.
Jun 25, 2019
Hour 1: Giannis MVP
28:46
Max & guest host Ryan Hollins react to Giannis winning MVP, question if teams should be worried about KD's injury, and talk about how much pressure James Harden is under.
Jun 25, 2019
Hour 2: Amari Cooper & Trae Young
50:40
Max and Stephen A. debate who should win NBA MVP and where should Jimmy Butler want to go. Also, Amari Cooper and Trae Young join the show.
Jun 24, 2019
Hour 1: Closed Window
30:45
Stephen A. and Max discuss what should be Kawhi's biggest deciding factor, if the Rockets championship window has closed and much more.
Jun 24, 2019
Hour 2: Rodman & Iguodala
41:43
Stephen A., Max, Dennis Rodman and Andre Iguodala debate if LeBron can catch Jordan in the GOAT debate and who would win between the 90's Bulls and today's Warriors.
Jun 21, 2019
Hour 1: Zion The Superstar
39:29
Stephen A., Max, Will Cain, Brian Windhorst and Jay Williams debate if Zion is already a superstar, if Kawhi should consider the Sixers and if RJ Barrett is ready for NY.
Jun 21, 2019
Hour 2: Marvin Bagley III
52:44
Max and Stephen A. discuss if Ja Morant is a can't miss prospect, concerns about Zion and R.J. Barrett. Also, Marvin Bagley III joins the show.
Jun 20, 2019
Hour 1: Darius Garland
27:49
Stephen A. and Max debate if Zion is the best prospect since LeBron, should teams have doubts about Kyrie and NBA draftee Darius Garland joins the show.
Jun 20, 2019
Hour 2: Cam Reddish
50:33
Stephen A. & Max talk to NBA prospect Cam Reddish, question what's going on with the Celtics, and tell us who will win NBA MVP next season.
Jun 19, 2019
Hour 1: Houston We Have A Problem
30:37
Stephen A. & Max react to the latest Rockets drama, question if the Lakers will be in the Finals next season, and more.
Jun 19, 2019
Hour 2: Shaquille O'Neal
51:23
Max & Ryan Hollins react to Kendrick Perkins' criticism of Steph Curry, plus Shaquille O'Neal joins the show to talk all things NBA.
Jun 18, 2019
Hour 1: Beard Feared
28:43
Max & Ryan Hollins question if James Harden is overrated, debate if Raptors will be favorites if Kawhi stays, and question what else LeBron needs to win a championship.
Jun 18, 2019
Hour 2: Having A Ball
50:33
Stephen A. & Max talk to Lavar Ball about his son Lonzo Ball being traded to the Pelicans, question which team is under the most pressure to sign a free agent and more.
Jun 17, 2019
Hour 1: The Brow Goes To LA
30:26
Stephen A. & Max react to Anthony Davis being traded to the Lakers, question who should get the most credit for landing Davis and debate if Davis will be LeBron James' best teammate.
Jun 17, 2019
Hour 2: Dynasty Over?
45:08
Max and Stephen A. debate who should be the priority for the Warriors, if the Raptors title was tarnished and is the Warriors dynasty over.
Jun 14, 2019
Hour 1: NBA Finals Headlines
38:07
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Jalen Rose to discuss what's the bigger headline from the Raptors win and what we learned from Curry in these Finals.
Jun 14, 2019
Hour 1: Kendrick Perkins
27:37
First Take is joined by Kendrick Perkins to discuss more on KD's injury, Kyrie joining Roc Nation and who wins tonight for Game 6.
Jun 13, 2019
Hour 2: X-Factor
53:30
Max and Stephen A. debate if Lakers get AD, would he win a title with LeBron next season. Also, who is the biggest X-factor in Game 6 and if KD should still get a max deal.
Jun 13, 2019
Hour 2: All Alone
51:21
Stephen A. & Max debate if LeBron should be worried about playing alone in LA, question how much of an impact his injury will have on Kevin Durant's career and more.
Jun 12, 2019
Hour 1: Down Durant
28:39
Stephen A. & Max question who wanted KD to play in game 5 more, can the Warriors overcome the loss of Durant, and are the Raiders the right choice for HBO's Hard Knocks?
Jun 12, 2019
Hour 2: Game 5 Recap
51:33
Stephen A. and Max discuss how does KD look today, if Toronto fans should be ashamed for cheering and how was Kawhi's performance.
Jun 11, 2019
Hour 1: Down Goes KD
31:34
First Take is joined by Jalen Rose to discuss if KD should have played game 5, if Nick Nurse cost the Raptors the game and how KD's injury affects his free agency.
Jun 11, 2019
Hour 2: Finals Game 5 Preview
51:55
Stephen A. & Max are live from Toronto for the NBA Finals. PK Subban joins to talk Raptors, & the crew questions if Kevin Durant should prioritize his return over free agency.
Jun 10, 2019
Hour 1: PK Subban
27:41
Stephen A. & Max react to the latest David Ortiz news, question who is the most important player to their fan base, and hockey player PK Subban joins the show.
Jun 10, 2019
Hour 2: Durant Down
41:16
Stephen A., Max, Austin Rivers and E40 debate Doc Rivers' tampering, Carson Wentz's new deal and when KD will play again.
Jun 07, 2019
Hour 1: Pressure Packed
39:29
Stephen A., Max and Snoop D - O - double G debate who is under the most pressure in game 4, what should happen to Mark Stevens and the best landing spot for Kyrie.
Jun 07, 2019
Hour 2: Klay Or KD?
49:40
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Warriors need Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant for Game 4 and what Steph Curry proved last night. Also, RJ Barrett, Gary Payton and Stephen Jackson join the show.
Jun 06, 2019
Hour 1: Sympathy for Curry?
30:58
Kenny Smith joins First Take to discuss if he feels bad for Steph Curry, if the Warriors should be confident after last night's loss and Danny Ainge's comments on Kyrie Irving.
Jun 06, 2019
Hour 2: Under Pressure
50:39
Max and Stephen A. debate if Klay should be the Lakers top priority, Charles Barkley's comments on KD and which player is under the most pressure tonight.
Jun 05, 2019
Hour 1: MC Hammer
31:24
Stephen A and Max discuss who wins tonight, would it be a mistake for KD to pick the Knicks and MC Hammer joins the show.
Jun 05, 2019
Hour 2: Curry Finals MVP?
49:27
Max, Molly, & Stephen A. are live from Oakland for the NBA Finals. The crew debates if Steph Curry will be Finals MVP, will this be the end of the Warriors dynasty, and more.
Jun 04, 2019
Hour 1: Live From The Bay
29:03
Max, Molly, & Stephen A. are live from Oakland for the NBA Finals. The crew questions if the Warriors should be favorites, how involved is Kobe Bryant with the Lakers, & more.
Jun 04, 2019
Hour 2: Iggy Or Steph?
37:34
Stephen A. and Max Kellerman debate how important was it for the Warriors to take Game 2, if Golden State needs Kevin Durant to win and would you rather have Andre Iguodala or Steph Curry for the final shot.
Jun 03, 2019
Hour 1: Road Warriors
43:25
First Take in Toronto continues to discuss how the Warriors took Game 2, if it's important for Golden State to get Kevin Durant back and Anthony Joshua getting upset by Andy Ruiz.
Jun 03, 2019
Hour 2: Mark Jackson & Jeff Van Gundy
36:32
Stephen A., Molly, & Max are live from Toronto for the NBA Finals. The crew questions if the Warriors need KD to win, Mark Jackson & Jeff Van Gundy join.
May 31, 2019
Hour 1: Klaw And Order
42:47
Stephen A., Molly, & Max are live from Toronto for the NBA Finals. They react to the Raptors game 1 win, plus, Jalen Rose stops by.
May 31, 2019
Hour 2: Omari Hardwick Joins
51:44
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Omari Hardwick to talk about his NBA Finals picks and if Kawhi is the most like Jordan we have ever seen.
May 30, 2019
Hour 1: NBA Finals Game 1
28:58
First Take is on the road in Toronto for the NBA Finals to discuss who is winning Game 1, what's the biggest thing the Rockets need and who will have the bigger series.
May 30, 2019
Hour 2: All Hype?
46:23
Max, Ryan Hollins, Dominique Foxworth and Will Cain debate if we should pump the brakes on the Kawhi hype, if Giannis is over rated and if KD should sit out the finals.
May 29, 2019
Hour 1: More Magic News
37:10
Max, Ryan Hollins, Jalen Rose and Damon Jones debate if KD has anything to prove, Magic's latest comments and if Kyrie is more Batman or Robin.
May 29, 2019
Hour 2: Anthony Joshua
49:46
Stephen A. & Max continue to react to the ESPN article detailing the drama with the Lakers, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua joins the show, and more.
May 28, 2019
Hour 1: LA Confidential
31:43
Stephen A. & Max react to the latest ESPN article about the Lakers drama, question if Rob Pelinka is responsible for the dysfunction and more.
May 28, 2019
Hour 2: Curry's Legacy
51:27
Stephen A. & Max question how the Spurs look now that Kawhi Leonard is in the Finals, debate what impact this series will have on Steph Curry's legacy and more.
May 27, 2019
Hour 1: Klawing Back
29:29
Stephen A. & Max question if Kawhi's performance made him the best player in the world, debate what chance the Raptors have to win the series, and more.
May 27, 2019
Hour 2: Leverage Play
42:07
Stephen A., Max and Will Cain debate who has the leverage in Zeke Elliott's upcoming contract negotiations, if LeBron can get another star to LA and can Giannis force a game 7.
May 24, 2019
Hour 1: KD's Summer Plans
39:43
Stephen A., Max, Will Cain and Jalen Rose debate what KD's priorities should be, how to best fix the Rockets and if Kawhi is the best player in the world.
May 24, 2019
Hour 2: Who Needs Kyrie?
50:17
Max and Stephen A. discuss if Harden or Steph Curry deserves first-team honors more, which team needs Kyrie most and if there's a problem with the NFL's stance on weed.
May 23, 2019
Hour 1: Drake's Dilemma
32:31
Stephen A. and Max debate if Harden deserves first team All NBA, if there's a problem with Drake's actions and should Dak be given top QB money.
May 23, 2019
Hour 2: Getting It Done With Gettleman?
53:01
Stephen A. & Max question if the Giants can win with Gettleman as GM, debate if the Lakers will be good or bad for LeBron James' legacy, and more!
May 22, 2019
Hour 1: Evening the Score
30:38
Stephen A. & Max react to the Raptors evening the series, debate what the worst move for Kevin Durant would be in free agency and ask if Steph Curry is an all-time great.
May 22, 2019
Hour 2: Zeke's Troubles
38:45
Stephen A. & Max react to Ezekiel Elliott's latest troubles, debate how impressive the Warriors' 5 straight Finals appearances are, and more reaction to Magic Johnson.
May 21, 2019
Hour 1: Green Machine
44:09
Stephen A. & Max question if Draymond Green's performance was bad for Kevin Durant, react to Magic Johnson's appearance on First Take, and more.
May 21, 2019
Hour 2: Tyson Fury
37:48
Stephen A. and Max debate if Kawhi proved he is the best in the world, if KD is a luxury or necessity and Tyson Fury joins the show.
May 20, 2019
Hour 1: Magic Johnson
45:52
First Take is joined by Magic Johnson who discusses his resignation as Lakers president, where the backstabbing came from and more.
May 20, 2019
Hour 2: NY or LA?
43:26
Stephen A., Max, Damien Woody, and Will Cain debate if NY or LA is better for AD, Patrick Peterson's suspension and Deontay Wilder's comments about his opponent on Saturday.
May 17, 2019
Hour 1: NBA Playoffs & Tiger
38:36
Stephen A., Max and Michael Collins debate the biggest reason for the Blazers' loss, if LeBron regrets leaving the east and how Tiger's doing at the PGA Championship.
May 17, 2019
Hour 2: Matt Barnes
53:51
Max and Stephen A. debate if Tiger will win another major this year. Also, Matt Barnes joins the show to discuss NBA playoffs and Lakers drama.
May 16, 2019
Hour 1: ECF Game 1
27:43
Stephen A. and Max discuss what happened to Kawhi last night vs the Bucks, who might regret the Le'veon Bell signing more and what we can expect for Game 2 at the Oracle.
May 16, 2019
Hour 2: Fat Joe; Deontay Wilder
43:30
Stephen A., Max and Will Cain welcome Fat Joe to the show, WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder stops by to talk about his upcoming fight and more!
May 15, 2019
Hour 1; Better Without KD?
36:42
Stephen A., Max and Damon Jones react to the draft lottery results, debate if Steph is better without KD, and if the Bucks or Raptors will win their series.
May 15, 2019
Hour 2: Terry Rozier; Darren Woodson
54:22
First Take says goodbye to Darren Woodson on his final day on the show. Also, Terry Rozier joins the show to discuss what happened with him and the Celtics.
May 14, 2019
Hour 1: NBA Draft Lottery
27:14
Stephen A. and Max debate if game 1 is a must win for the Blazers, Embiid's recent comments on Brett Brown and if Zion will be the best player from this NBA draft.
May 14, 2019
Hour 2: Curry Conference Finals
53:55
Max and Stephen A. discuss how seriously should Warriors take the Blazers, how can the Rockets contend with the Warriors and if Kyrie going to the Lakers a good move.
May 13, 2019
Hour 1: Lucky or Good?
28:21
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Raptors were lucky or good last night, who is to blame for the Rockets failure and who can lead the Lake show to a title.
May 13, 2019
Hour 2: LeBron's Way
42:54
Stephen A., Max and Will Cain debate if the Warriors are better without KD, if LeBron will get what he wants and who is the biggest threat to the Bucks.
May 10, 2019
Hour 1: KD Out?
37:43
Stephen A., Max and Ryen Russillo debate if Kevin Durant has played his last game with the Warriors, if the Sixers will show up in game 7 and if you should feel bad for Kyrie.
May 10, 2019
Hour 2: Jared Dudley Joins
43:35
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Jared Dudley to discuss if the Lakers are a laughing stock and more about the NBA playoffs.
May 09, 2019
Hour 1: Durant Down
30:07
Stephen A. and Max debate if the series is over without Kevin Durant, who is to blame for the Celtics mess and the loss by the Rockets in Game 5.
May 09, 2019
Hour 2: Can Dak Win?
43:21
Stephen A., Max Marcus Spears and Will Cain debate if Dak can win a Super Bowl, if Houston or Golden State needs Game 5 more and Max doubles down on Kawhi over Kobe.
May 08, 2019
Hour 1: Whoa-Dell
39:11
Stephen A., Max and Marcus Spears debate if Odell can turn the Browns to the Patriots, what's wrong with the Sixers and Common joins the show.
May 08, 2019
Hour 2: Kawhi or Kobe
54:43
Stephen A. & Max debate which team should sign Dez Bryant, question who is most to blame for Warriors struggles, and is Kawhi Leonard better than Kobe?
May 07, 2019
Hour 1: Worry-ors
28:11
Stephen A. & Max question if we should be worried about the Warriors, debate how much Kyrie is to blame for Celtics troubles, and who has the most pressure on them tonight?
May 07, 2019
Hour 1: Too Early?
28:51
Stephen A. and Max debate if it's too early to crush Embiid for his performance, if tonight is a must win for Boston and what's the concern about Steph Curry.
May 06, 2019
Hour 2: Jay Will Joins
53:20
Max and Stephen are joined with Jay Williams to discuss Lebron's reaction to Magic stepping down on HBO's The Shop and who is the most to blame for the Sixers struggles.
May 06, 2019
Hour 2: CC Sabathia
51:04
Stephen A. & Max talk baseball & NBA with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, preview Saturday's UFC fight, and react to D'Angelo Russell being cited for possession of marijuana.
May 03, 2019
Hour 1: Bucks v Celtics Preview
27:33
Stephen A. & Max react to the Sixers win, preview tonight's Gm 3 between the Bucks and Celtics, and question if Saturday's game is all about James Harden.
May 03, 2019
Hour 2: Too Soon?
51:48
Stephen A. & Max talk to Todd McShay about his way-too-early 2020 NFL Mock draft, Stan Van Gundy talks basketball and actor/comedian Tracy Morgan joins the show!
May 02, 2019
Hour 1: Must Win?
30:47
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman debate if the 76ers or Raptors need Game 3 more, question if the Cowboys have the most pressure in the NFL and react to Jalen Rose's comments. on DeAndre Ayton.
May 02, 2019
Hour 2: Oshea Jackson Jr
43:04
Stephen A. Max, Will Cain and Oshea Jackson Jr debate if James Harden gets a pass for the game 2 loss, which Celtics are the real Celtics and if LeBron can be a Laker legend.
May 01, 2019
Hour 1: Houston We Have A Problem
39:24
Stephen A., Max and Chiney Ogwumike debate if the Rockets are finished, how the Celtics should feel after game 2 and if Daniel Jones has been treated fairly.
May 01, 2019
Hour 2: Isiah Thomas Joins
51:54
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Redskins president Bruce Allen to discuss their NFL draft picks and what's next for the team. Isiah Thomas also joins the show to discuss NBA.
Apr 30, 2019
Hour 1: Jimmy Buckets
28:28
Stephen A. and Max discuss if Jimmy Butler should be the 76ers #1 option, if Jokic and Lillard wil decide their series and if they have a problem with Rockets official issues.
Apr 30, 2019
Hour 2: Watch the Throne
54:19
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman question if Game 2 is a must-win for the Sixers and has Kevin Durant taken the throne as best player on the planet. Also, Todd McShay joins to talk NFL Draft.
Apr 29, 2019
Hour 1: Robbery?
28:02
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman question if the Rockets were robbed in Game 1 against the Warriors, debate if Kyrie Irving proved he can carry the Celtics to The Finals and more. Plus, Mel Kiper Jr. joins to recap the NFL Draft.
Apr 29, 2019
Hour 2: Tyreek Hill
44:56
Stephen A., Max, David Pollock, Marcus Spears, Ryan Clark and Eddie George discuss the Tyreek Hill news, Russell Westbrook and give their takes on the Draft so far.
Apr 26, 2019
Hour 1: Feeling Blue?
35:31
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Giants made the right pick. Todd McShay joins us to talk about some of the head-scratching picks from round 1 of the NFL Draft and more.
Apr 26, 2019
Hour 2: NFL Draft Preview
54:02
Stephen A., Max & Will broadcast the show from Nashville. Titans RB Derrick Henry stops by as does country music star Tim McGraw.
Apr 25, 2019
Hour 1: Live from Nashville
25:16
Stephen A., Max & Will Cain are live from Nashville for the NFL Draft and Desmond Howard joins to talk about it. Plus, the crew responds to LeBron James calling out the show.
Apr 25, 2019
Hour 2: Westbrook's Legacy
43:54
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain debate Russell Westbrook's legacy, Ben Roethlisberger's extension and Le'Veon Bell no showing for Jets OTAs.
Apr 24, 2019
Hour 1: On The Buzzer
39:46
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain debate if Damian Lillard's buzzer beater is the best one ever, if Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard should team up and Todd McShay joins the show to talk NFL Draft.
Apr 24, 2019
Hour 2: Came & Wentz
51:37
Max and Stephen A. react to McNabb's comments on Carson Wentz, if the Lakers are better off without Magic as President and Odell speaks out against the Giants.
Apr 23, 2019
Hour 1: Expose Him
31:14
Stephen A. and Max discuss if the Jazz exposed Harden, if the Bucks will handle the Celtics and can KD handle big market pressure.
Apr 23, 2019
Hour 2: How Deep Can They Go?
48:26
The First Take crew debate how far can a healthy Embiid take the Sixers this postseason, if the Celtics are best suited to beat the Warriors and more on the Kate Smith controversy.
Apr 22, 2019
Hour 1: Blame Westbrook?
33:02
Stephen A and Max with Will Cain hosting discuss if Westbrook will shoulder all the blame if the Thunder lose, if the Warriors should be worried about Houston and more.
Apr 22, 2019
Hour 2: PTI Crossover
40:12
First Take is joined by the Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon to debate if aggressive Durant can make the Warriors unbeatable and who's more important to the Sixers.
Apr 19, 2019
Hour 1: Dwayne Haskins
26:03
Stephen A and Max what did KD's Game 3 performance prove, if Ben Simmons is untouchable and Dwayne Haskins joins the show.
Apr 19, 2019
Hour 2: ATH Crossover
53:14
First Take is joined by Tony Reali and Woody Paige from Around the Horn to debate if Durant's comments is a big deal and what would it mean if Kawhi chose the Lakers.
Apr 18, 2019
Hour 1: Quinnen Williams & CC Sabathia
28:04
Stephen A. and Max discuss the NBA Playoffs, Kyrie's big 2nd half, the Rockets dominance, talk to Quinnen Williams former Alabama DT and CC Sabathia and more.
Apr 18, 2019
Hour 2: The Steeler's Fate
51:52
Stephen A. & Max question if the Steelers season is on Ben Roethlisberger's shoulders, Dan LeBatard & Stugotz join to talk LeBron, and more!
Apr 17, 2019
Hour 1: Overrated?
27:32
Stephen A. & Max question what's at stake for Russell Westbrook if he continues to play poorly, NFL draft prospect DK Metcalf stops by, and more!
Apr 17, 2019
Hour 2: Get Up Crossover
50:39
First Take is joined by Get Up's Jalen Rose and Mike Greenberg to debate if their concerned about the Warriors and what impact is Pelinka having on the Lakers.
Apr 16, 2019
Hour 1: Dubs Collapse
29:35
Stephen A. and Max discuss their concerns about the Warriors collapse, if Russell Wilson should be the highest paid QB and if Zion is a generational player.
Apr 16, 2019
Hour 2: High Noon On First Take
51:43
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Bomani and Pablo for debate super week to discuss if Tiger is a bigger icon than MJ and who would they rather have, Dame or Westbrook.
Apr 15, 2019
Hour 1: Out of The Woods
41:38
Stephen A. and Max discuss Tiger Woods making history at the Masters, if Joel Embiid should get the blame for the 76ers loss and if Durant's ejection is a big deal.
Apr 15, 2019
Hour 2: NBA X-Factors
45:03
The First Take crew discusses the biggest X-Factors in the Eastern and Western Conference Playoffs. Actor/comedian Lil Rel Howery also joins the show.
Apr 12, 2019
Hour 1: Harden or Giannis?
29:58
Will Cain, Dominique Foxworth, and Ryan Hollins debate who should win NBA MVP and how much blame Mike Tomlin should shoulder for the Steelers' dysfunction. Plus, Michael Collins joins the show to discuss the Masters.
Apr 12, 2019
Hour 1: Redemption
29:25
Stephen A. & Max react to Virginia winning the NCAA Championship, question if Aaron Rodgers has anything to prove, and talk about Kyle Korver's article on white privilege.
Apr 09, 2019
Hour 2: Figuring It Out
46:38
Max and Stephen A. debate if the Cowboys have finally figured things out, who wins that National Championship, and if Paul Pierce has a case on his take about Dwyane Wade.
Apr 08, 2019
Hour 1: Twitter Fingers
29:14
Stephen A. and Max react to the twitter feud between Juju Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown, if Auburn was robbed and if the Warriors are better or worse this year.
Apr 08, 2019
Hour 2: Final Four
43:12
Stephen A. Max, Marcus Spears, Jay Williams and Will Cain discuss who will win the Final Four, Mike McCarthy and the Packers and Best rivalries in the NBA.
Apr 05, 2019
Hour 1: Darnold & Williamson
38:31
Stephen A. and Max debate if Giannis can lead the Bucks to the Finals, Sam Darnold and Avery Williamson join the show to talk about the Jets and more.
Apr 05, 2019
Hour 2: Hot Seat
54:26
Stephen A. & Max question if Mike Tomlin deserves to be on the hot seat, NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins to talk NBA, the crew reacts to the latest Packers drama and more.
Apr 04, 2019
Hour 1: Fixing The Lakers
27:40
Stephen A. & Max debate what would fix the Lakers for next season, question if Le'Veon Bell will regret leaving Pittsburgh, and tell us which NBA team should draft Ja Morant.
Apr 04, 2019
Hour 2: McShay & Kiper
53:00
Stephen A. and Max debate if Giannis is better than Shaq, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper stop by to get us ready for the NFL draft and more.
Apr 03, 2019
Hour 1: Russell Hussle
29:58
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Warriors have anything to worry about in the playoffs, how important Westbrook is to OKC and Wright Thompson stops by to talk Jordan vs LeBron.
Apr 03, 2019
Hour 2: Lifetime Deal
39:28
Max and Stephen A. discuss Antonio Brown's recent comments, John Calipari's lifetime contract with Kentucky and if Julio Jones is the best receiver in the NFL.
Apr 02, 2019
Hour 1: Devin White
43:25
Stephen A. and Max debate who will be the best offense in the NFL next season, if Giannis should play the rest of the season and LSU linebacker Devin White joins the show.
Apr 02, 2019
Hour 2: Too Much Hype
41:09
Stephen A. & Max talk to Seth Greenberg about Duke, question if the Browns are being overhyped, debate if it's important the Rockets avoid the 4 seed, and more.
Apr 01, 2019
Hour 1: Duke's Demise
40:16
Stephen A. & Max question who is to blame for Duke's loss, debate if LeBron can have a bounce-back season, and question if the Warriors are vulnerable.
Apr 01, 2019
Hour 2: Warriors Or Bust?
37:26
Stephen A., Max and Victor Cruz debate who can take down the Warriors, if the Eagles or Cowboys are closer to a Super Bowl and who will make the Final Four.
Mar 29, 2019