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By 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.

Episode Date
Hour 2: Pre-Season Week 2
40:24
Max and Stephen A discuss upcoming Pre-season week 2 matchups and continue to dive into Ramsey's comments on Matt Ryan, Dak Prescott, and others.
Aug 16, 2018
Hour 1: Jalen Ramsey Reaction
40:24
Stephen A and Max respond to Jalen Ramsey's recent comments on QB's, if LeBron can pass MJ after Daryl Morey's praise, and reaction to Urena hitting Acuna on the first pitch.
Aug 16, 2018
Hour 2: Jalen Ramsey's Comments
44:48
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Will Cain to debate if Eagles fans should be worried about Carson Wentz, how the Cowboys will look on offense and Jalen Ramsey's comments.
Aug 15, 2018
Hour 1: The GOAT?
40:26
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Ryan Clark to debate if Bill Belichick is the GOAT, where the Lakers will finish in the West and if Maryland should fire DJ Durkin.
Aug 15, 2018
Hour 2: A Fraud?
36:42
Max and Stephen A discuss if Jerry Jones is a fraud, Fantasy expert Matthew Berry joins the show and Ryan Clark sparks a heated argument about Big Ben.
Aug 14, 2018
Hour 1: Fantasy Football
41:23
Stephen A and Max responds to Aaron Rodgers recent comments, Adam Schefter joins the show to discuss fantasy football, and if Melo should come off the bench.
Aug 14, 2018
Hour 2: Ryan Clark; Ice Cube
33:14
Max and Stephen A are joined by Ryan Clark to debate how NFL players should move forward with anthem protests, also Ice Cubs joins the show to discuss LA Sports and much more.
Aug 13, 2018
Hour 1: On The Prowl
40:01
Stephen A and Max discuss if Tiger has changed some minds on being back, should the NFL still have join practices and how will CP3 and Melo mesh.
Aug 13, 2018
Hour 2: Better Than Zeke?
06:37
Stephen A. and Max debate if Saquon will be better than Zeke Elliot and the Cleveland paper trolls LeBron.
Aug 10, 2018
Hour 1: Cam Vs KB
33:13
Stephen A. and Max debate how excited fans should be about Baker Mayfield, if Saquon is for real and what's beef between Cam and Kelvin Benjamin?
Aug 10, 2018
Hour 1: Draft Picks
41:08
Stephen A and Max debate if Saquon Barkley or Baker Mayfield will justify their pick, Jaylen Brown's comments, the issues with NCAA investigation and much more.
Aug 09, 2018
Hour 2: Back To Seattle?
38:07
Max and Stephen A discuss Aaron Rodgers response to Trump, if Seattle should have an NBA team, Derek Carr happy with Jon Gruden and much more.
Aug 08, 2018
Hour 1: Rodgers' Fired Up
43:20
Stephen A and Max debate the upcoming Christmas Day matchups, Aaron Rodgers' comments on his receivers and new rankings in the NFL.
Aug 08, 2018
Hour 2: Andrew Luck Hype
40:11
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Will Cain to talk LeBron, if Andrew Luck will live up to his hype and the latest on the UNC Football sneaker scandal.
Aug 07, 2018
Hour 1: Highest Paid In The NFL?
42:29
Stephen A. and Max debate if Odell Beckham Jr should be the highest paid WR in the league, If Aaron Donald should want to play for the Rams and Will Cain joins the show.
Aug 07, 2018
Hour 2: Meyer Under Fire
39:39
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Will Cain to debate Trump's attack on LeBron, what will happen to Urban Meyer and have the Red Sox finished the Yankees?
Aug 06, 2018
Hour 1: Love Hurts
42:44
Stephen A. and Max debate Trump's Twitter attack on LeBron, T.O.'s Hall Of Fame speech and how Jalen Hurts is handling the Alabama QB competition.
Aug 06, 2018
Hour 2: What Should TO Do?
40:15
Will, Max and Stephen A. are joined by Darren Woodson to debate what we should think of T.O. and the Hall of Fame, if Eli is a future Hall of Famer and more!
Aug 03, 2018
Hour 1: Lamar Jackson Debut
40:54
Will Cain, Stephen A. and Max debate what we learned from Lamar Jackson's debut, Kaepernick's name being scrubbed from Madden and what will happen to Urban Meyer.
Aug 03, 2018
Hour 2: Carmelo, Dak, and Dez
38:47
Will, Stephen A. and Max debate if Carmelo to the Rockets is a good fit, Dak's comments on protest and where Dez should play next.
Aug 02, 2018
Hour 1: Urban Meyer Situation
41:26
Will Cain, Stephen A. and Max are joined by Paul Finebaum to talk about the latest developments in the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State.
Aug 02, 2018
Hour 2: Holdouts
37:11
Stephen A., Max and Darren Woodson debate how well Gruden is handling the Khalil Mack holdout, T.O. not attending the Hall of Fame and where Dez should play next.
Aug 01, 2018
Hour 1: Optimism or Skepticism
43:41
Stephen A. and Max debate if LeBron's arrival in LA should bring optimism or skepticism. Plus, Darren Woodson joins us to talk Dak's protest comments and more.
Aug 01, 2018
Hour 2: Andrew Luck
44:28
Molly, Mina and Dominique are joined by Jeff Saturday to discuss Sam Darnold ending his holdout, how good the Colts will be with Andrew Luck and much more!
Jul 31, 2018
Hour 1: Helmet Rule
35:23
Molly is joined by Mina Kimes and Dominique Foxworth to debate how ready the Lakers are to compete, if the NFL's helmet rule is a mistake and latest on Jerry and the NFL.
Jul 31, 2018
Hour 2: Jeff Saturday & Louis Riddick
40:48
Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth are joined by Jeff Saturday to debate how T.O. is handling his HOF induction and Louis Riddick joins the show to discuss the toughest NFL divisions.
Jul 30, 2018
Hour 1: Distractions?
38:23
Molly Qerim is joined by Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth to debate how Lakers fans should feel about LeBron's off-court interest. They also discuss Dez's latest comments and more.
Jul 30, 2018
Hour 2: The Hold Out
35:55
Cassidy Hubbarth, John Ireland Steve Mason and Dominique Foxworth debate how well Gruden is handling the Khalil Mack hold out, what's next for Jameis Winston and more!
Jul 27, 2018
Hour 1: Does KD Look Crazy?
40:43
Cassidy Hubbarth, John Ireland Steve Mason and Dominique Foxworth debate if the media is trying to make KD look crazy, how much pressure Kyrie is under and more!
Jul 27, 2018
Hour 2: Jameis Speaks
40:28
Toni, John, Steve and Domonique react to Jameis Winston speaking to the media, Dez Bryant possibly signing with the Browns and where Carmelo should play next year.
Jul 26, 2018
Hour 1: What's Beef?
38:16
Toni Collins is joined by John Ireland, Steve Mason and Domonique Foxworth to discuss Jerry Jones' latest comments, KD and McCollum's Twitter beef and more.
Jul 26, 2018
Hour 2: Over-Hyped?
44:30
Molly Qerim, Jeff Ireland, Steve Mason, & Dominique Foxworth question if Jimmy G is over-hyped, debate if DeRozan or the Raptors are in the right, & more!
Jul 25, 2018
Hour 1: New Contracts
36:52
Molly Qerim, Jeff Ireland, Steve Mason, & Dominique Foxworth react to Todd Gurley's new contract, question if Dwyane Wade should go play in China & more!
Jul 25, 2018
Hour 2: Nick Saban Joins
38:34
Molly, John, Steve and Domonique are joined by Alabama head coach Nick Saban to discuss the upcoming season and defending his National Championship.
Jul 24, 2018
Hour 1: Is Big Ben Top Tier?
42:25
Molly is joined by John Ireland, Steve Mason and Domonique Foxworth to debate if Big Ben is a top tier QB, where Jimmy G should rank and if Kawhi should talk to David Robinson
Jul 24, 2018
Hour 2: Deliver or Disappoint?
40:40
Molly, John, Steve and Domonique debate if the Lakers will deliver or disappoint, If the NFL will ever get over the protesting issue and much more.
Jul 23, 2018
Hour 1: Defacing The King
41:03
Molly Qerim is joined by John Ireland, Steve Mason and Domonique Foxworth to discuss LA fans defacing LeBron murals, if Kawhi should speak up for himself and if Tiger is back.
Jul 23, 2018
Hour 2: NFL Player's Reactions To Freeze
40:13
Will Cain, Jason Fitz, and Mike Golic Jr debate how NFL players should react to the NFL freezing anthem protest rules, drama with the Patriots, and much more.
Jul 20, 2018
Hour 1: Anthem Freeze
41:09
Will Cain, Jason Fitz, and Mie Golic Jr discuss more issues with the anthem policy, what's Melo's stock right now and if the Raptors are title contenders.
Jul 20, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron, the Owner?
39:48
Will Cain, Ryan Hollins, Tom Waddle, & Marc Silverman debate if LeBron James would be a good owner, Jurrell Casey protesting the anthem policy and much more.
Jul 19, 2018
Hour 1: Stock Crash?
43:40
Will Cain, Ryan Hollins, Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman discuss if Kawhi Leonard's stock has dropped, Larry Fedora's CTE football comments and Terrell Owens' interest in the CFL.
Jul 19, 2018
Hour 2: DeRozan Is Upset
39:50
Will Cain, Ryan Hollins, Tom Waddle, & Marc Silverman give their takes on the Kawhi Leonard/DeMar DeRozan trade, debate if the Warriors roster would beat the '96 Bulls, & more
Jul 18, 2018
Hour 1: Kawhi To Toronto
41:04
Will Cain, Ryan Hollins, Tom Waddle, & Marc Silverman react to the Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors for DeMar Derozan, and more!
Jul 18, 2018
Hour 2: Underachievers?
38:43
Will Cain and Ryan Hollins discuss if the Seahawks underachieved, the recent poll under 25 NFL players list, and if the NFL is the #1 sport in America.
Jul 17, 2018
Hour 1: Le'Veon Bell
40:54
Ryan Hollins and Will Cain debate if Le'Veon Bell should have taken the deal from the Steelers, if the Raptors should trade for Kawhi, and how Luke Walton should coach LeBron.
Jul 17, 2018
Hour 2: T.NO.
37:49
Will Cain and Ryan Hollins discuss Michael Irvin's comments on T.O.'s Hall of Fame ceremony, if the Warriors are ruining basketball and recent criticism of Jameis Winston.
Jul 16, 2018
Hour 1: When The Bell Tolls
41:59
Ryan Hollins and Will Cain debate if the Steelers should get the long-term deal with LeVeon Bell, should LeBron be patient, and reaction to Ben McAdoo's comments.
Jul 16, 2018
Hour 2: #LakeShow
37:50
Rachel Lindsay, Jason Fitz and Damien Woody debate if Lakers should bring back Phil Jackson, Jerome Bettis comments on Leveon Bell, and if Trae Young is a bust.
Jul 06, 2018
Hour 1: Kawhi Drama
41:25
Rachel Lindsay, Jason Fitz and Damien Woody discuss more Kawhi drama, LeBron not pressured for another star, and if NFL players should go on strike.
Jul 06, 2018
Hour 2: Damien Woody
41:02
Rachel, Jason and Ryan debate which Laker will benefit most from playing with LeBron, who's to blame for super teams and Damien Woody joins us to talk some NFL.
Jul 05, 2018
Hour 1: Happy Camper?
40:59
Rachel Lindsay, Jason Fitz and Ryan Hollins debate if Damian Lillard should want to play with the Lakers, Who's to blame for LeBron not talking to Luke Walton and much more.
Jul 05, 2018
Hour 2: Distractions?
37:41
Rachel, Ryan, Domonique and Jason Fitz debate if LaVar Ball will be a distraction to the Lakers, the latest from Charles Barkley and much more.
Jul 04, 2018
Hour 1: NBA Moves
41:02
Rachel Lindsay is joined by Ryan Hollins and Domonique Foxworth to debate the latest moves in the NBA and more.
Jul 04, 2018
Hour 2: LAbron
43:49
Jason Fitz, Ryan Hollins and Domonique Foxworth discuss Kobe's comments on LeBron, if the Bucs should part ways with Jameis Winston and reaction to the latest offseason moves by the Lakers.
Jul 03, 2018
Hour 1: Boogie Nights
39:01
Jason Fitz, Ryan Hollins and Domonique Foxworth discuss Demarcus Cousins joining the Warriors, if the Lakers should be patient for Kawhi and Charles Barkley's comments on the Celtics.
Jul 03, 2018
Hour 2: KD In LA
39:55
Ryan Hollins and Domonique Foxworth debate if Kevin Durant should have joined LeBron James in LA, if the Lakers should trade for Kawhi Leonard and who will now call the shots.
Jul 02, 2018
Hour 1: Rachel Hosts; King to LA
43:18
With Rachel Lindsay hosting, First Take reacts to LeBron James joining the Lakers with questions on how much pressure is on the King.
Jul 02, 2018
Hour 2: New Horizons
41:06
Stephen A. & Max react to LeBron James choosing not to opt into his contract with the Cavs. The crew previews what could be next on the horizon for the King!
Jun 29, 2018
Hour 1: LeBron Watch
41:57
Stephen A. & Max debate what they think LeBron James will do, react to the NFL suspending Jameis Winston, and question if Sammy Sosa's PED denial is believable.
Jun 29, 2018
Hour 2: Damien Woody Joins
36:08
Max and Stephn A. welcome Damien Woody to discuss the latest involving Jameis Winston. Will Cain joins the show to talk NBA free agency and much more!
Jun 28, 2018
Hour 1: Breaking News
43:40
Stephen A. has breaking news about LeBron. He and Max also discuss the latest involving Paul George. They also debate who the Lakers should give up to land Kawhi.
Jun 28, 2018
Hour 2: The NFL Is Coming
41:18
Stephen A. & Max debate if Eli Manning is better now than 10 years ago, question if the Packers are the most improved team and more.
Jun 27, 2018
Hour 1: Magic Man
40:56
Stephen A. & Max react to Magic Johnson saying he will resign in 2 years if he doesn't get a free agent, question who LeBron should call to team up with and more.
Jun 27, 2018
Hour 2: 10 Player List
37:11
Max and Stephen A discuss NFL Network's top 10 player list, the Lakers Free agency pitch, T.I.'s comments on boycotting the NFL and so much more.
Jun 26, 2018
Hour 1: NBA Awards
41:41
Stephen A and Max debate where James Harden ranks among best NBA players, Oscar Robertson's comments on social issues, and Avery Johnson joins the show.
Jun 26, 2018
Hour 2: IG Story
39:38
Stephen A. and Max debate what Carmelo Anthony's Instagram post says about him. Also, Zhaire Smith joins the show and the crew discusses what LaVar Ball had to say about the Lakers.
Jun 25, 2018
Hour 1: The Real MVP
42:38
Max and Stephen A. debate who should win the NBA MVP and Rookie of the Year award. Also, Will Cain joins the show to discuss Julian Edelman.
Jun 25, 2018
Hour 2: Joel Trolling
36:49
Stephen A. and Max debate if Kawhi to LA will happen. Joel Embiid trolling the #1 pick, and Will Cain adds his take on Jameis Winston's suspension.
Jun 22, 2018
Hour 1: NBA Draft Recap
44:18
Stephen A. Max and Jay Williams discuss their biggest takeaways from the NBA Draft. Who was the best pick and who will be rookie of the year? Louis Riddick joins the show.
Jun 22, 2018
Hour 2: Jay Bilas
39:25
Stephen A., Max and Will Cain debate how Magic Johnson has done so far. Also, Jay Bilas joins the show to talk NBA draft and if the Warriors have ruined parity in the NBA?
Jun 21, 2018
Hour 1: David Robinson & Chauncey Billups
40:48
Stephen A., Max and Chauncey Billups debate who the Suns should take with the first pick. Plus, they debate which team needs to nail tonight's draft with David Robinson.
Jun 21, 2018
Hour 2: Sterling Brown Incident
37:08
Max and Stephen A react to more news on the Sterling Brown incident, Kyrie wanting a championship, and Michael Bennett's comments on the Anthem policy.
Jun 20, 2018
Hour 1: Throwing Hints
42:23
Stephen A and Max discuss if the Spurs should continue spending their time to get Kawhi, Tom Brady throwing hints in Spanish, and the upcoming NBA draft.
Jun 20, 2018
Hour 2: Tom Brady Retirement?
38:25
Damien Woody joins Max and Stephen A. to debate what Tom Brady's comments about retirement mean. They also discuss if Pop would trade Kawhi in the Western conference and more!
Jun 19, 2018
Hour 1: Jay Z Heads Up Puma
42:12
Stephen A. and Max debate which move LeBron could that would worry the Warriors most. They also debate if Jay-Z can make Puma a success in the NBA and more!
Jun 19, 2018
Diesel Talk
39:45
Max and Stephen A discuss Shaq's comments on LeBron, the possibility of Cowboys surprising people, and Odell's contract situation with Will Cain joining the show.
Jun 18, 2018
Kawhi & Dry?
42:29
Stephen A and Max debate Kawhi Leonard wanting out of San Antonio, Brady discussing retirement, and the Suns possibly trading #1 pick for Kawhi.
Jun 18, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron Watch
37:44
Max and Stephen A debate the LeBron obsession, NBA analytics, NFLPA fighting new policy and so much more.
Jun 15, 2018
Hour 1: Tom Brady On Protests
43:28
Stephen A and Max discuss Tom Brady on NFL protests, Myles Garrett's comments on KD, and if Tiger will win another major.
Jun 15, 2018
Hour 2: Terrance Crawford
24:53
Stephen A. & Max react to the Lakers asking Kyle Kuzma & Lonzo Ball to stop roasting each other, debate if Kawhi should go to the Celtics and boxer Terrance Crawford joins.
Jun 14, 2018
Hour 1: Get No Respect
42:54
Stephen A. & Max question if LeBron lost respect within the NBA, react to Tom Brady's comments on deflategate and question if Cam Newton was ranked accurately by his peers.
Jun 14, 2018
Hour 2: Together Again?
43:16
Max and Stephen A debate if Kyrie Irving should play with LeBron Jams again, Antonio Brown's comments on the media, which team needs James the most and much more.
Jun 13, 2018
Hour 1: Luck Is Back
37:10
Stephen A and Max discuss what should the Celtics do with Kyrie Irving, if Andrew Luck throwing now is a big deal and if Kawhi Leonard should get the super max.
Jun 13, 2018
Hour 2: Kobe Vs LeBron
39:55
Max and Stephen A discuss if the Warriors will have to change soon, which holdout will have a big impact in the NFL, and Kobe chimes in on LeBron.
Jun 12, 2018
Hour 1: KD Vs LBJ
42:33
Stephen A and Max debate if KD is better for the NBA than LBJ, what is Gronk really worth, and what impact would King James have on the Lakers.
Jun 12, 2018
Gold Standard
40:51
Max & Stephen A. continue to react to the Warriors Finals win. Where does LeBron go this offseason? Did KD shade Russell Westbrook with his comments? The guys have the answers.
Jun 11, 2018
Goodbye, Cleveland?
42:26
Max & Stephen A. react to LeBron James and the Cavs getting swept in the NBA Finals. Does this end the LeBron vs. MJ debate? Plus, should KD leave to Warriors?
Jun 11, 2018
Hour 2: Chris Birdman Anderson
39:36
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Chris Birdman Anderson to discuss what this series means for LeBron, Chris Bosh's thoughts on where LeBron will play next and much more!
Jun 08, 2018
Hour 1: Potential Sweep
40:27
Stephen A. and Max debate what getting swept could mean for LeBron. They also debate how big the Warriors' window is and what the Colangelo fallout means for the Sixers.
Jun 08, 2018
Hour 2: The Miz Joins
36:36
Stephen A. and Max debate if LeBron should be the MVP even if the Cavs lose. WWE Superstar The Miz joins the show. We are also joined by Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy.
Jun 07, 2018
Hour 1: Best In The World?
42:30
Stephen A and Max debate if KD proved that he is the best player in the world. They also debate how much of his loss is LeBrona€™s fault and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins us.
Jun 07, 2018
Hour 2: Miles Brown & Vince Carter
32:13
Stephen A. and Max debate what the NFL should do about its issues with Donald Trump. Miles Brown joins to talk about his new role with the NBA and we talk to Vince Carter about the NBA Finals.
Jun 06, 2018
Hour 1: Donovan Mitchell
39:43
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Donovan Mitchell to debate what LeBron was trying to say with his latest comments and also discuss what the Cavs need to do to win Game 3.
Jun 06, 2018
Hour 2: Terry Rozier
38:56
Terry Rozier joins Stephen A. and Max to talk Celtics and his hometown Cavs. Also, they get into the President's rescinding the Eagles' White House invitation and more.
Jun 05, 2018
Hour 1: What Can The Cavs Do?
40:02
Max and Stephen A. debate what the Cavs have to do to win game 3. 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas joins to talk Cavs, Browns and much more.
Jun 05, 2018
Hour 2: Gary Payton & E-40
36:59
Max and Stephen A discuss how important it for Kevin Durant to win a title, what can Cavs do to keep LeBron and Gary Payton and E-40 join the show.
Jun 04, 2018
Hour 1: NBA Finals Game 2 Recap
41:50
Stephen A and Max debate if the Cavs will get swept, the possibility of Steph Curry winning Finals MVP and how much is there to blame for bad officiating.
Jun 04, 2018
Hour 2: MC Hammer Joins
39:52
MC Hammer joins Max and Stephen A. to give us the Oakland perspective on the Dubs. Max and Stephen A. also debate if the Warriors look vulnerable and what was LeBron wearing?
Jun 01, 2018
Hour 1: What Was He Thinking
38:46
Max and Stephen A. debate what JR was thinking on the last play of regulation. Brian Windhorst joins Max and Stephen A. to talk about LeBron's performance and more.
Jun 01, 2018
Hour 2: NBA Finals Preview
36:58
Stephen A., Max & Molly are live from Oakland debate if the Cavs can upset the Warriors and other NBA Finals preview questions. Ice Cube joins the debate!
May 31, 2018
Hour 1: Game 1 Preview
39:37
Stephen A., Max & Molly are live from Oakland to preview Game 1 of the NBA Finals! Stephen Jackson joins the debate.
May 31, 2018
Hour 2: NFL Protest Rule
37:22
Stephen A. Max and Will debate if the NFL dropped the ball on the anthem protest rule. They also debate if the Warriors core will split up after this championship and more.
May 30, 2018
Hour 1: KD's Comments
43:41
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Will Cain to debate Kevin Durant's latest comments. They also debate if Iggy or Kevin Love will be missed more, and can KD catch LeBron?
May 30, 2018
Hour 2: Catching MJ
37:23
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Will Cain to debate if LeBron can catch Jordan. Where was Kyrie during game 7 and would the Rockets have won if CP3 played?
May 29, 2018
Hour 1: Good Or Lucky?
42:29
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Warriors were good or lucky to beat the Rockets. Also, they debate if Kevin Durant redeemed himself and more.
May 29, 2018
Hour 2: Does Harden Get A Pass?
39:06
Max and Stephen A debate with Will Cain if Harden should get a pass without CP3, how should Kyrie look after game 7 and the LeBron-MJ comparison.
May 28, 2018
Hour 1: KD's Legacy?
41:39
Stephen A and Max debate how they view LeBron after winning game 7. Also, in tonight's Game 7, is Kevin Durant playing for his legacy and are the Celtics the team of the future.
May 28, 2018
Hour 2: No Pass?
36:47
Max and Stephen A discuss if Kevin Durant should get a pass for his performance, possible scenarios for the NBA Finals, and if tonight is LeBron's last game in Cleveland.
May 25, 2018
Hour 1: Rockets Win, CP3 Out
42:45
Stephen A and Max debate if the Rockets won Game 5 or if the Warriors blew it. Also, the impact of CP3's injury, preview of Cavs-Celtics game 6 and much more.
May 25, 2018
Hour 2: Michael Kay Takeover
40:57
Stephen A., Max and Will debate the impact of the NFL's new policy on protesting during the anthem. Plus, Michael Kay joins the show to talk Yankees and much more.
May 24, 2018
Hour 1: Sterling Brown Video & Cavs Lose
40:11
Stephen A. and Max debate how much LeBron is to blame for the Cavs loss. Plus, Will Cain joins the show to discuss the Sterling Brown arrest video and more.
May 24, 2018
Hour 2: NBA Conference Finals & NFL Rules
38:32
Max and Stephen A discuss who redeemed themselves for the Rockets, LeBron James' comments on reported data of him being slow, NFL'S new rules on protests and much more.
May 23, 2018
Hour 1: Spain & Fitz Takeover
41:17
Stephen A and Max debate who gets the most credit for the Rockets win and if tonight's game is a must-win for the Cavs. Also, Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz join the show.
May 23, 2018
Hour 2: Le Batard Show Takeover
38:04
Dan Le Batard and Stugotz join Max and Stephen A. to debate where the Warriors rank all time, debate who needs to win game 5 more and how much pressure is on Houston.
May 22, 2018
Hour 1: The Blame Game
42:03
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate who is to blame for the Celtics loss. They also debate which Rockets player is under the most pressure and much more.
May 22, 2018
Hour 2: Pippen Said What?
39:29
Stephen A. and Max react to Scottie Pippen's comments on LeBron James and Michael Jordan, question if the Suns should trade the No. 1 draft pick and more!
May 21, 2018
Hour 1: Steph Come's Alive
40:49
Stephen A. & Max question if the Rockets blew the series, debate if the Cavaliers win Game 4 will the series is over and question if the loss was good for the Celtics.
May 21, 2018
Hour 2: Eagles To The White House?
37:29
Max & Stephen A. question if people are getting LeBron fatigue, debate if the Eagles should visit the White House, and 19-yr NBA veteran Jason Terry joins to talk NBA playoffs
May 18, 2018
Hour 1: ECF Game 3
42:57
Max & Stephen A. question what the Cavs need to do to get a win this weekend, debate if Steph Curry will have a bounce-back game, and react to Terrell Owens' latest comments.
May 18, 2018
Hour 2: Tracy McGrady Joins
39:14
Will Cain joins the show to debate Max and Stephen A. on how KD looks in this series. Tracy McGrady joins the show to talk LBJ vs Jordan and more!
May 17, 2018
Hour 1: Can They Keep Up?
40:58
Stephen A. and Max debate whether the Rockets can keep it up against the Warriors, how worried we should about Curry's ankle and how LeBron would take losing to the East final
May 17, 2018
Hour 2: New Panthers Owner
42:00
Max and Stephen A. welcome Louis Riddick to talk NFL news. Will Cain joins the show to discuss the new Panthers owner and much more.
May 16, 2018
Hour 1: Celtics 2-0
38:54
Stephen A and Max debate if the Celtics 2-0 lead is more about the Cavs. They also debate how much trouble the Rockets are in and much more.
May 16, 2018
Hour 2: Keeping The Faith
39:48
Max Kellerman and Will Cain debate how the Rockets can turn it around in Game 2, question if you should have more faith in LeBron or Brad Stevens and more.
May 15, 2018
Hour 1: NBA Conference Finals
41:03
Max Kellerman and Will Cain react to the Rockets' loss to the Warriors, question if the Cavs will get the win in Game 2, debate how the SCOTUS gambling decision will impact NFL and more.
May 15, 2018
Hour 2: C's Success hurting Kyrie?
41:01
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Will Cain to debate if the Celtics success is hurting Kyrie Irving. Plus, they also debate who's most important for the Celtics and more.
May 14, 2018
Hour 1: Big Loss?
37:28
Stephen A. and Max debate whether this loss was a big deal for the Cavs, who's the biggest key for the Rockets and Will Cain joins the debate.
May 14, 2018
Hour 2: Matt Patricia Story
38:50
Max & Stephen A. debate if a championship this year would make LeBron the GOAT, discuss what the NFL should do about Matt Patricia, and make their picks for the series!
May 11, 2018
Hour 1: Conference Finals Deep Dive
41:01
Max & Stephen A. preview the NBA conference finals games, question who has the most pressure to perform in the WCF, and debate if game 1 is a must-win for the Rockets.
May 11, 2018
Hour 2: Meek Mill
37:55
Max & Stephen A. debate how losing to the Celtics could impact LeBron's legacy and question if Brad Stevens should be coach of the year. Plus, Meek Mill joins the show!
May 10, 2018
Hour 1: Is The Process Over-Hyped?
42:00
Max & Stephen A. question if "the Process" was over-hyped, ask if the Warriors should be favorites to repeat as champions and question how much Dak Prescott is worth to Dallas
May 10, 2018
Hour 2: Underappreciated?
38:31
Stephen A. & Max question if LeBron is underappreciated, CJ McCollum joins to talk NBA, and question if the Sixers can extend the series with the Celtics.
May 09, 2018
Hour 1: Western Conference Playoffs Set
42:45
Stephen A. & Max react to the Warriors and Rockets advancing to the Western Conference Finals, question if the Celtics could beat the Cavaliers and more!
May 09, 2018
Hour 2: Kyle Kuzma Joins
36:42
Max and Stephen A debate LeBron's playoff run so far, who should the Pistons replace as the coach and Kyle Kuzma joins the show with so much more.
May 08, 2018
Hour 1: The Sweeeeep
44:22
Stephen A and Max discuss Cavs sweeping the Raptors, 76ers staying alive against the Celtics, Wendell Carter' s mother on NCAA and slavery.
May 08, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron The Goat?
38:36
Max & Stephen A. question if LeBron has officially become the GOAT, talk to Tedy Bruschi about Big Ben and wonder if both series in the East get closed out tonight.
May 07, 2018
Hour 1: Cavs Dominate
43:08
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Cavs are now the favorite to win the East, question if Max is worried about his pick the Rockets against the Warriors and more.
May 07, 2018
Hour 2: Race Summit?
39:32
Max and Stephen A. welcome Patrick Mahomes to talk starting for the Chiefs. We also discuss a potential "race summit"involving Trump, Kaepernick and Kanye.
May 04, 2018
Hour 1: Who's To Blame?
41:18
Stephen A. and Max debate if Max should still be picking the Raptors to beat the Cavs. They also debate who's to blame for the Sixers 0-2 hole, and much more.
May 04, 2018
Hour 2: Cheerleaders Scandal
39:18
Max Kellerman and Damien Woody discuss Carson Wentz and Dez Bryant, the 2013 Redskins Cheerleaders scandal, Jason Witten's retirement and so much more.
May 03, 2018
Hour 2: The Real MVP
40:46
Max and Stephen A. whether LeBron was the MVP of game 1. Will Cain joins the show to talk Cowboys odds this season and Eric Reid makes an interesting move.
May 02, 2018
Hour 1: Still With The North?
41:10
Stephen A. and Max debate if Max is questioning picking the Raptors against the Cavs. We also talk Steph Curry's return from injury and more.
May 02, 2018
Hour 2: The Tom Brady Debate
41:37
Will Cain joins in with Stephen A and Max to debate how much does Tom Brady have left. Also, what they view Carmelo Anthony now and what to expect from LeBron vs the Raptors.
May 01, 2018
Hour 1: Sixers-Celts Recap
51:45
Stephen A and Max discuss who is the biggest reason for Sixers loss, what Cavs can do to beat the Raptors, Brady not being appreciated by the Patriots and much more.
May 01, 2018
Hour 2: Draft Recap
39:17
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay join Max and Stephen A. to debate the winners and losers of the NFL Draft. We ask if LeBron is underrated and more!
Apr 30, 2018
Hour 1: LeBron Dominant
42:31
Stephen A. and Max debate if LeBron is the MVP of the playoffs so far. They also debate what type of questions Josh Allen should face in the Bills locker room and more!
Apr 30, 2018
Hour 2: Adam Schefter Joins
40:03
Max and Stephen A. talk to Adam Schefter & Louis Riddick about the 1st round of the draft, question if the Warriors need Steph Curry to return vs the Pelicans, and more!
Apr 27, 2018
Hour 1: Round 1 Recap
39:34
Max & Stephen A. talk to Todd McShay about the QBs picked in the draft, and question if the Cavs or Raptors need to avoid a game 7 more!
Apr 27, 2018
Hour 2: Draft Day
41:30
Max and Stephen A. talk draft with Mel Kiper Jr. and Louis Riddick, talk to Landon Donovan about the Giants and question if LeBron's block was really goaltending.
Apr 26, 2018
Hour 1: Insensitive Tweets
39:57
Max and Stephen A. talk to Adam Schefter about Josh Allen's racially insensitive tweets, react to LeBron's buzzer beater and Russell Westbrook's performance against the Jazz.
Apr 26, 2018
What's It All About?
37:07
Max and Stephen A. debate what the Meek Mill situation is really all about. They debate if this will be LeBron's last game in Cleveland and much more.
Apr 25, 2018
Top Dogs?
43:48
Stephen A. and Max debate whether the Sixers are the best team in the East. They also debate what will happen between the Pelicans and Warriors. Will Cain joins the show.
Apr 25, 2018
Hour 2: Philly Philly Philly
42:35
Allen Iverson is still here with Max and Stephen A. They discuss the Sixers, Russell Westbrook and much more. Plus Max puts AI on the spot asking his current top 5.
Apr 24, 2018
Hour 1: Allen Iverson Joins
38:06
Max and Stephen A. debate what the biggest problem is facing the Thunder, discuss the Rockets 50 points in the 3rd quarter and more. Plus, Allen Iverson joins the show.
Apr 24, 2018
Hour 2: Playoff Toss Up
38:18
Max and Stephen A. debate if the Cavs are the favorites in the East, Russell Westbrook's latest comments and If the Pelicans can beat the Warriors.
Apr 23, 2018
Hour 1: LeBron's Game 4
42:28
Stephen A. and Max debate how impressive LeBron's game 4 was. They also debate if Anthony Davis is passing LeBron and if the Raptors should be concerned.
Apr 23, 2018
Hour 2: QB Debate
34:06
Stephen A and Max debate the top quarterbacks in the NFL draft, the Lakers run to get Kawhi Leonard, and if Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid is more important to the Sixers?
Apr 20, 2018
Hour 1: Kevin Durant's Injury
47:29
Stephen A and Max discuss their takeaway from the Sixers and Pelicans win, the seriousness of Kevin Durant's injury, if Dez Bryant should be a Giant and much more.
Apr 20, 2018
Hour 2: Process On Halt?
38:27
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the 76ers' handling of Joel Embiid. They also debate what teams should give up for Kawhi Leonard and much more!
Apr 19, 2018
Hour 1: Time To Step Up
44:23
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate who needs to step up the most for the Cavaliers. They also discuss the Timberwolves-Rockets matchup, plus Damien Woody joins for the NFL draft conversation.
Apr 19, 2018
Hour 2: Curry-less
32:36
Stephen A and Max debate if the Warriors should forfeit the crown without Steph Curry, tanking in the NBA, Todd McShay joins the desk discussing the upcoming draft and much more.
Apr 18, 2018
Hour 1: Adam Schefter; Bradley Chubb
49:26
Stephan A. Smith and Max Kellerman are joined by Adam Schefter to discuss Tom Brady not committing to playing in 2018, recap of the NBA playoffs and the upcoming NFL Draft with Bradley Chubb.
Apr 18, 2018
Hour 2: High Stakes
36:43
Max and Stephen A. debate What the Cavs need to do in game two, Will Cain joins us to debate where Dak Prescott ranks among young QBs and much more.
Apr 17, 2018
Hour 1: Trusting The Process?
43:22
Stephen A. and Max debate what happened to the Sixers in game two, If the Spurs should want Kawhi back and Jeff Saturday joins the show to talk NFL.
Apr 17, 2018
Hour 1: NBA Playoff Weekend
53:02
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down the NBA Playoffs including the Pacers beating up on the Cavs, James Harden dropping 44 points and much more.
Apr 16, 2018
Hour 2: Who's The Real Winner
29:10
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the winner of Pacers-Thunder trade, Colin Kaepernick's tweet about Jackie Robinson and if the Sixers are favorites to come out the east.
Apr 16, 2018
Hour 2: Dez Bryant's Twitter Rant
39:45
Stephen A. and Max discuss the Kaepernick situation more, react to Dez Bryant's twitter rant, debate how important this summer is for Lonzo Ball and Magic Johnson, and more!
Apr 13, 2018
Hour 1: Kaepernick Meeting Postponed
41:29
Stephen A. and Max react to the Seahawks postponing their meeting with Colin Kaepernick, debate if Steph or Kawhi is a bigger loss to their team and more!
Apr 13, 2018
Hour 2: Stay Off The Weeeeeed
41:08
Max and Stephen A debate who has the toughest road through the West, Martelleus Bennett's comments on weed and much more!
Apr 12, 2018
Hour 1: Minkah Fitzpatrick
39:23
Stephen A. and Max debate on Russell Westbrook being upset at his critics, their favorites in the East and Minkah Fitzpatrick joins the show.
Apr 12, 2018
Hour 2: Donovan or Ben?
29:40
First Take discusses who should be the NBA Rookie of the Year, Robert Kraft visiting Meek Mill in jail and if the Cavs can fix their defense for the playoffs.
Apr 11, 2018
Hour 1: Finals or Bust?
51:38
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman debate the concern for the Warriors, if it's Finals or bust for the Rockets and the Sixers' process. Also, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper join the desk to discuss the draft.
Apr 11, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron's Leverage
36:59
Stephen A. and Max discuss Pat Riley's LeBron comments, LeBron's leverage with the NBA, and Mark McGwire saying he can hit 70 with no PEDs
Apr 10, 2018
Hour 1: Who Should Cleveland Play
41:07
Max and Stephen A. debate who the Cavs should want to face in the first round. Louis Riddick also joins the show to talk Andrew Luck and much more.
Apr 10, 2018
Hour 2: Worriers?
40:18
Stephen A. and Max react to Steve Kerr's recent Warriors comments, question what it would take for Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in the octagon and more.
Apr 09, 2018
Hour 1: Team To Beat?
40:46
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Sixers are the team to beat in the East, react to Tiger's performance at the Masters and wonder if the OBJ situation was overblown.
Apr 09, 2018
Hour 2: McNair's Latest
42:17
Will, Dominique and Mina debate Bob McNair's latest comments. If the Cowboys should trade Dez Bryant and who's the NBA MVP.
Apr 06, 2018
Hour 1: Cavs Vs Dubs Again?
38:21
Will Cain host as Dominique Foxworth and Mina Kimes debate if the Cavs and Warriors will make the finals. Dwight Freeney joins the show and much more!
Apr 06, 2018
Hour 2: Rams On The Move
42:32
Damien Woody joins the show to discuss the Rams latest moves, NFL Draft and if LeBron will go play for the 76ERS.
Apr 05, 2018
Hour 1: RG3 Reboot
38:52
Toni Collins hosts today as Dominique Foxworth and Will Cain debate what to make of the Raptors, RGIII to the Ravens and much more!
Apr 05, 2018
Hour 2: Cooks To LA
40:48
Stephen A. and Max react to the Patriots trading Brandin Cooks to the Rams, the crew interviews rookie phenom Donovan Mitchell and more!
Apr 04, 2018
Hour 1: Cavs Top Raptors
41:21
Stephen A. and Max react to the Cavaliers beating the Raptors again, Mel & Todd stop by to discuss their latest mock drafts, & they debate the LeBron/Saban feud.
Apr 04, 2018
Hour 2: Is Baker The Best?
42:06
Seth Greenberg joins Max and Stephen A to debate if Jay Wright will stay at Nova, who looks bad in the Spurs vs Kawhi situation and if Baker Mayfield is the best QB in the draft.
Apr 03, 2018
Hour 1: Jay Williams on Villanova
40:36
Max and Stephen A are joined by Jay Williams to react to Villanova winning the NCAA Championship. Plus, a big game between the Raptors and Cavs and much more.
Apr 03, 2018
Hour 2: National Championship Preview
40:02
Stephen A. and Max preview tonight's national championship game with Seth Greenberg, react to Charles Barkley's comments on the FBI and the NCAA and more.
Apr 02, 2018
Hour 1: Under Pressure
43:41
Stephen A. and Max react to the weekend's NCAA games with Jay Williams, talk about Rob Gronkowski with Tedy Bruschi and debate if there is any pressure on Mark D'Antoni.
Apr 02, 2018
Hour 2: Steph Joins In
36:24
Steph Curry joins Stephen A. and Max to tell us how his rehab is going. Seth Greenberg tells us who will win the Final Four, and much more!
Mar 30, 2018
Hour 1: Losing His Cool
45:08
Max and Stephen A. debate why KD is losing his cool, and what Embiid's injury means for the Sixers. The guys also discuss a troubling story involving Mark Cuban.
Mar 30, 2018
Hour 2: Ray Allen Joins
41:28
Stephen A. and Max debate the Warriors owner's comments on the Rockets, Ray Allen joins us to talk about the drama in his new book and much more.
Mar 29, 2018
Hour 1: T-Wolves Howling
46:04
Max and Stephen A. debate how far the T-Wolves can go in the playoffs. Darren Woodson joins the show to talk OBJ and the Giants, and the Kings working with Black Lives Matter.
Mar 29, 2018
LeBron The MVP?
38:35
Max and Stephen A. debate LeBron's stance on the MVP, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon join the show to talk Wrestlemania and what should the Giants do with the #2 pick.
Mar 28, 2018
Cavs Feel The Heat
42:40
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Cavs loss in Miami is a big deal, if the NFL's new helmet to helmet rule is a good thing and Mel Kiper joins us to talk NFL Draft.
Mar 28, 2018
Hour 2: Too Cocky?
37:38
Stephen A. and Max debate if Steve Kerr is being too cocky, Johnny Football's comments on Kaepernick and much more.
Mar 27, 2018
Hour 1: OBJ Antics
42:26
Max and Stephen A. debate if the Giants are overreacting to OBJ's antics, Markellel Fultz not talking to the media and much more.
Mar 27, 2018
Hour 2: The Pressure Mounts
38:33
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate how much pressure is on Kevin Durant with Steph Curry out. Also, the guys debate whether the Canelo/GGG fight will happen and how NFL owners should handle protest.
Mar 26, 2018
Hour 1: Final Four Is Set
42:48
Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith debate whether the Warriors or Celtics are more likely to lose in the first round. Plus, Seth Greenberg joins the show to talk Final Four and much more!
Mar 26, 2018
Hour 2: The Tourny Needs Duke
40:10
Max, Stephen A. and Will Cain welcome Jay Williams to debate if the tournament needs Duke, Eric Reid's new stance on protesting and Kemba Walker's big night.
Mar 23, 2018