Stephen A. Smith has never been one to shy away from a controversial opinion. But his statement declaring one NBA player “the next Kobe Bryant” is naturally making a lot of waves. On Monday’s edition of ESPN’s First Take, Smith and his fellow analysts were discussing Game 1 of the...
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith thinks it’s time for the Philadelphia 76ers to move on from Ben Simmons. Simmons had been called upon to be the Sixers’ No. 2 option behind MVP finalist Joel Embiid. But in the waning moments of Sunday’s thrilling Game 7, the former LSU star wanted nothing to do with the ball being in his hands. Some even think he’s the reason the Sixers couldn’t get past the Hawks.
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Devin Booker had a 39-point triple-double in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals as the Phoenix Suns took a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers. It was a great game. It was, like many events of this postseason, the kind of thing that inspires overreaction. And this morning Stephen A. Smith went on national television and proclaimed that Booker was the next Kobe Bryant.
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The legacy of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant continues to live on long after his death. According to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, the league has found his successor in Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker. “I’m saying it on national television,” Smith declared. “Devin Booker is the next Kobe...
Stephen A. Smith has huge praise for Devin Booker. The shooting guard is having a terrific 2021 playoffs, leading his Phoenix Suns to get eight consecutive wins since going 2-1 down against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. This team is surprising many people around the league with...
Kobe Bryant is gone, but he’s certainly not forgotten. His impact on the NBA is still seen and felt today, as players all around the league try to lock into his Mamba Mentality. However, analysts and experts are now trying to find the “next Kobe Bryant,” a person who can carry the torch and take the NBA by storm. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith — and potentially Magic Johnson — seem to think they have found that person: Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker.
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After defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals and recording his first career triple-double, Suns guard Devin Booker is catching the eyes of the national media and being compared to his idol. During ESPN’s First Take on Monday, Stephen A. Smith compared the Suns...
Lakers news: Stephen A. Smith says Kevin Durant is better than LeBron James because of free-throw percentage
With Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant putting up incredible performances in the NBA playoffs despite being eliminated, debates have sparked across the NBA world over who is the best player in the league. Durant has shown he can play as he did before his devastating Achilles injury, which didn't seem likely when he first injured it. Durant averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.6 blocks in 12 playoff games, which had many people saying he's the best in the league.
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The Brooklyn Nets are tied 2-2 with the Milwaukee Bucks heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals tonight on TNT. As we discussed yesterday, Kevin Durant's legacy seems to be on the line tonight for some reason. Because many expect him to be able to lead his rag-tag group of non-superstars to a win tonight and save the Nets' season, if he doesn't there will be questions.
A Pekingese named Wasabi was named best in show at the 145th annual Westminster Dog Show on Sunday night. Wasabi seems like a good dog, all things considered, but one person has some pretty major gripes with the dog becoming the fifth Pekingese to take home this title, as Stephen A. Smith used his ESPN+ show, Stephen A’s World, to speak out against the toy breed.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is not a happy man on Sunday evening. The prominent ESPN personality said he turned off Game 4 of the Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets game following Nikola Jokic’s ejection. Jokic, the league’s regular season MVP, was tossed from Game 4 for his flagrant foul on...