First Take

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: 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
Hour 1: Is Coach Cal Not Enough?
39:51
Will Cain host and Seth Greenberg is in Max and Stephen A debate if Kentucky should be happy with coach Cal, is Kawhi just in it for the money and more.
Mar 23, 2018
Hour 2: Sam Darnold's Pro Day
38:23
Max and Stephen A. debate what the Spurs should do with Kawhi, Ryan Clark joins the show to talk Sam Darnold's pro day and more.
Mar 22, 2018
Hour 1:Still Beasts In The East
43:24
Will Cain host today, Max and Stephen A. debate if the Cavs are now the favorites in the East. Seth Greenberg joins us to talk Sweet 16, and more.
Mar 22, 2018
Hour 2: Browns No. 1 Selection
38:42
Max & Stephen A. debate what the Browns should do with the No. 1 overall pick, talk to Trae Young about entering the NBA draft, & question if the Raptors are the team to beat.
Mar 21, 2018
Hour 1: The Harden Show
41:30
Max and Stephen A. react to James Harden's latest gem, question if Richard Sherman was right to negotiate his own contract and question if the Celtics are in trouble.
Mar 21, 2018
Hour 2: 20 Most Dominant Athletes
39:07
Jeff Saturday and Will Cain join Max and Stephen A. to debate ESPN the Mag's list of the 20 most dominant athletes, and much more!
Mar 20, 2018
Hour 1: Is LeBron The G.O.A.T
43:06
Stephen A. and Max debate if LeBron is at his best right now, if the Cavs will win the Finals and if Trae Young made the right decision.
Mar 20, 2018
HOUR 2: Ty Lue's Health
40:46
Jay Williams joins Max and Stephen A. to discuss this weekend's tourney games. We have breaking news on Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue and more.
Mar 19, 2018
HOUR 1: Upset Central
39:05
Stephen A., Max and Seth Greenberg debate if March Madness upsets are a good thing. Then, the guys debate if the injuries will cost the Warriors in the playoffs and more.
Mar 19, 2018
What's Up With Seattle
43:58
Teddy Bruschi joins Stephen A. and Max to discuss the Seahawks, Will Cain joins us to debate Kaepernick's future in the NFL and more!
Mar 16, 2018
Hour 1: Fire Sean Miller?
36:03
Max and Stephen A. debate Seth Greenberg on if Sean Miller should be fired. We debate if Trae Young should come out and Adrian Peterson joins the show.
Mar 16, 2018
HOUR 2: Tubby Smith Fired
34:40
Stephen A. and Max debate Tubby Smith's firing at Memphis, if we want to see LeBron in the finals again and Will Cain joins the show to talk Cowboys.
Mar 15, 2018
HOUR 1: NFL Free Agency
39:03
Max and Stephen A. debate if the Warriors can beat the Rockets in the playoffs, Teddy Bruschi joins the show to debate who made the best Free Agent moves and more.
Mar 15, 2018
Hour 2: Free Agent Losses
38:48
Teddy Bruschi joins Max and Stephen A. to debate the impact of the Pats free agent losses. Will Cain joins us to debate the biggest moves in the NFC, and more.
Mar 14, 2018
Hour 1: Like Fine Wine
42:05
Stephen A., Max and Louis Riddick debate how Aaron Rodgers should feel about the Packers recent moves, if LeBron is aging like fine wine and what the NFL should do with OBJ.
Mar 14, 2018
HOUR 2: We The North
38:49
Stephen A. and Max debate if the Raptors are the favorites in the East. Also, Will Cain joins us to talk Rondo vs Ray Allen and we talk to Texas coach Shaka Smart.
Mar 13, 2018
HOUR 1: Instant Contenders
42:30
Max and Stephen A. debate if Case Keenum makes the Broncos a contender, debate the NBA's new mental health policy. Plus, Jay Bilas joins us to talk NCAA Tourney.
Mar 13, 2018
HOUR 2: LeBron In LA
30:19
Stephen A. and Max debate the Lakers possibly bringing in LeBron, recap Tiger Woods' weekend, Kevin Durant missing Steph Curry and more.
Mar 12, 2018
HOUR 1: Odell's Future
50:43
Stephen A. and Max debate the NCAA tournament, the future of Odell Beckham and David Robinson joins the show.
Mar 12, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron's Future
39:14
Max and Stephen A. debate where LeBron will end up next year, Tyrann Mathieu joins to talk Cardinals and Baker Mayfield has a message for the NFL.
Mar 09, 2018
Hour 1: Curry Injured
41:38
Stephen A. and Max discuss Steph Curry going down with another injury and Damien Woody joins to discuss the Rams' latest moves.
Mar 09, 2018
HOUR 2: Kawhi's Future
38:20
Max, Stephen A. and Jalen Rose debate if Kawhi Leonard's future is in San Antonio. Also, Will Cain joins us to discuss inappropriate questions asked at the NFL combine and more.
Mar 08, 2018
HOUR 1: Lift Off
42:10
Max and Stephen A. debate if the Rockets can take the Warriors, and if the Raptors can stop the Cavs. Plus, Damien Woody joins us to talk about the Seahawks recent moves.
Mar 08, 2018
Player Protests
38:33
Max and Stephen A. debate the Rockets' weaknesses, Stephen Ross's latest comments on player protesting and Will Cain join us with some advice for Dez Bryant.
Mar 07, 2018
What It All Means
43:50
Max and Stephen A. debate what the Rockets win streak means, if Belichick has lost his mystique and Todd McShay joins us to talk NFL Draft.
Mar 07, 2018
HOUR 2: Stephen Ross' Comments
40:15
Max & Stephen A. react to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' recent comments on anthem protests, debate whether the NBA getting involved with high school players is good and more.
Mar 06, 2018
HOUR 1: Le'Veon Tagged Again
40:57
Max & Stephen A. react to Le'Veon Bell receiving the franchise tag again, talk about the Cavs blowing out the Pistons and react to Canelo Alvarez testing positive for PEDs.
Mar 06, 2018
HOUR 2: Under Pressure?
39:51
Stephen A. & Max react to Jerry Jones' comments about pressure on the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl, Tedy Bruschi joins to tell us where Kirk Cousins should sign and more.
Mar 05, 2018
HOUR 1: NFL Combine Reactions
42:12
Stephen A. and Max react to Jeff Van Gundy's comments on the Rockets, Tedy Bruschi joins to talk NFL Combine and the crew reacts to Lonzo Ball's latest game.
Mar 05, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron To Philly?
40:14
Max, Stephen A. and Jay Williams continue the discussion on Sean Miller's Arizona scandal and question if LeBron is considering Philadelphia as a possible destination. Plus, Illinois bans tackle football for kids under 12 years old.
Mar 02, 2018
Hour 1: Correct Decision?
40:51
Max and Stephen A. debate if Sean Miller should've been fired at Arizona, if LeBron should be worried after the Sixers picked up a big win over the Cavs and more.
Mar 02, 2018
Hour 2: No More Tanking
39:45
Stephen A. and Max discuss Adam Silver's memo on tanking and Will Cain joins in to debate a college coach saying he won't recruit players from Colorado and more.
Mar 01, 2018
Hour 1: Houston's Year?
40:50
Stephen A. and Max debate whether or not this is the Rockets' year, if the Cowboys should have extra rules for Ezekiel Elliott and if Doc Rivers would be a good fit in NYC.
Mar 01, 2018
Warriors Won't Go
28:48
First Take debates Warriors not visiting the white house, latest on NCAA scandal, Bones Jones, and Stephen A's Final take on Josh McDaniels.
Feb 28, 2018
Wade's Legacy
53:18
Stephen A. and Max debate if this season has been good or bad for Lebron, Wade's legacy, Aaron Rodgers, and the drama in Jerry World.
Feb 28, 2018
Jerry Jones vs The NFL
30:17
Max, Stephen A. and Will Cain debate Jerry Jones vs the NFL. DeAngelo Williams talks best team fits for free agent QBs. Thunder players want more foul calls, and much More!
Feb 27, 2018
Where's The Love?
40:59
Max and Stephen A. debate why Anthony Davis doesn't get more love. Should LeBron consider playing in Philly? Deontay Wilder drops by before facing Luis Ortiz on Saturday.
Feb 27, 2018
Hour 2: Weekend Takeaways
37:40
Max and Stephen A. react to Popovich defending LeBron, debate the takeaways from Warriors/Thunder, how good James Harden is, Dez Bryant's latest comments and more.
Feb 26, 2018
Hour 1: Legit Complaints?
43:03
Stephen A. and Max debate whether LeBron's ref complaints are legit, Stan Van Gundy blasts the NCAA and DeAngelo Williams weighs in on Odell Beckham Jr. sitting in 2018.
Feb 26, 2018
Hour 2: Playoffs Play-In?
35:57
Damien Woody joins First Take to debate if Jerry Jones is interested in Kirk Cousins. Also, were the Cavs sloppy in handling Kyrie's trade and could the league develop a play-in for the playoffs?
Feb 23, 2018
Hour 1: NCAA Scandal
43:15
Stephen A. and Max react to the NCAA basketball scandal, debate what the Thunder's ceiling is and discuss the new look Cavaliers picking up their first loss.
Feb 23, 2018
Kawhi's Future
36:57
Stephen A & Max debate Kawhi's future, the apparent problems within the Mavericks organization and how much is Drew Brees worth going forward?
Feb 22, 2018
To Play Or Not To Play
38:36
Stephen A & Max debate Kawhi's injury situation, the apparent problems within the Mavericks organization and is Nick Foles being disrespected?
Feb 22, 2018
HOUR 2: Problems With Louisville's Punishment?
36:13
Stephen A. & Max debate if Louisville's punishment fit the crime, if Jaws is right that people give Dak a pass because of Zeke's suspension and much more.
Feb 21, 2018
HOUR 1: How Tarnished Is Pitino's Legacy?
40:24
Stephen A. & Max debate what will happen to Rick Pitino's legacy after Louisville has its wins and titles vacated, react to Mel Kiper's last mock draft and much more.
Feb 21, 2018
HOUR 2: Is Lamar Jackson An NFL QB?
35:26
Stephen A. & Max debate how leaving Cleveland again will affect LeBron's legacy, if Lamar Jackson can be an NFL QB and more.
Feb 20, 2018
HOUR 1: Where Should LeBron Go?
41:18
Stephen A. & Max debate where LeBron should go in the offseason, if the Jets are the right landing spot for Kirk Cousins and much more.
Feb 20, 2018
HOUR 1: NBA All-Star Game
42:22
Stephen A. and Max react to the NBA All-Star game, LeBron being called out by a Fox News host and Devin McCourty saying the Patriots knew Malcolm Butler would be benched.
Feb 19, 2018
HOUR 2: More Than An Athlete
36:03
Stephen A & Max debate Laura Ingraham's comments about LeBron, Tim Tebow's potential to make a major league roster and the Lakers pursuit of big free agents.
Feb 19, 2018
Lack Of Parity
36:13
Stephen A. & Max are joined by Charles Barkley to discuss the lack of parity in the NBA, social activism among players, and Ben Simmons joins the show.
Feb 16, 2018
Should Lonzo Tune Out Lavar?
38:40
Stephen A & Max debate Klay Thompson's value to the Warriors, should Lonzo tune out Lavar Ball? And LeBron & KD's comments on the President.
Feb 16, 2018
Hour 2: Hatred Toward Warriors?
34:48
Stephen A. & Max debate hatred toward the Warriors, Lonzo Ball charging for autographs and Chris Bosh & Kenny Smith join the show.
Feb 15, 2018
Hour !: Houston 1st In The West
38:03
Stephen A. & Max debate how big of a deal it is that the Rockets are first in the West heading into the All-Star break and are joined by Shaq and Quavo.
Feb 15, 2018
Too Much Hype?
36:16
Stephen A. & Max debate if we are getting too excited about the new look Cavs, react to Charles Haley calling the current crop of Cowboys "losers" and much more.
Feb 14, 2018
Should Trae Young Leave Early?
40:03
Stephen A. & Max debate what the new look Cavs actually bring to the table, if the NBA playoffs are more entertaining now & if Trae Young should leave for NBA this year
Feb 14, 2018
Hour 2: Dez Leaving Dallas?
37:23
Stephen A & Max debate Dez Bryant's future in Dallas, Lavar Ball's latest comments and if Cavs/Thunder could be a Finals preview.
Feb 13, 2018
Hour 1: Player Coaches
40:07
Stephen A & Max debate Steve Kerr's decision to let players coach vs the Suns, the ramifications of the Cavs' deadline trades, LaVar Ball's latest comments and more.
Feb 13, 2018
HOUR 2: Eastern Conference Favorites?
39:24
Stephen A & Max debate whether Cavs are the team to beat again in the East, if Johnny Manziel can come back to football and the impact of Frank Reich becoming Colts head coach.
Feb 12, 2018
HOUR 1: New-Look Cavs
40:27
Stephen A. and Max react to the new-look Cavaliers, debate if the Patriots are a "fear-based" organization and question if Isaiah Thomas' latest comments were a shot at LeBron.
Feb 12, 2018
Hour 2: LeBron's Future
35:30
Stephen A & Max continue their discussion about the roster changes in Cleveland, talk about D-Wade's return to Miami and predict possible destinations for LeBron this offseason.
Feb 09, 2018
Hour 1: Changes in Cleveland
40:05
Stephen A & Max debate the quality of the Cavs' deadline moves, Jimmy Garoppolo's payday and Super Bowl champs Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Graham join the show.
Feb 09, 2018
New Pats Coach?
35:11
Stephen A & Max debate what Josh McDaniels' coaching future holds, the significance of LeBron's buzzer-beating game-winner, and the biggest obstacle to an Eagles Repeat.
Feb 08, 2018
LeBron's Buzzer-Beater
40:37
Stephen A & Max debate the significance of LeBron's buzzer-beating game-winner, what Josh McDaniels' coaching future holds and the biggest obstacle to an Eagles repeat.
Feb 08, 2018
Porzingis Is Done
32:36
Stephen A. & Max debate the Lakers' plan to wait to make a big free agent splash in 2019, how far the Knicks are set back after Kristaps Porzingis' injury and much more.
Feb 07, 2018
McDaniels Spurns Colts
43:42
Stephen A. & Max debate if either the Cavs or Warriors should be concerned following losses on Tuesday night and if Josh McDaniels' decision was more about Luck or Belichick.
Feb 07, 2018
Hour 2: Bench Pressed
39:56
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate if Bill Belichick was right to bench Malcolm Butler, wonder if the Wizards are better without John Wall and more!
Feb 06, 2018
Hour 1: Quitting On LeBron
38:39
Stephen A. and Max debate if Bill Belichick was right to bench Malcolm Butler, react to Jalen Rose saying the Cavs quit on LeBron and go over Todd McShay's latest Mock Draft.
Feb 06, 2018
Hour 1: Eagles Win It All
42:24
Max and Stephen A. react to the Eagles defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, question if the Eagles should trade Nick Foles and if Rob Gronkowski should retire.
Feb 05, 2018
Hour 2: Foles' Future
36:18
Stephen A. & Max debate some main storylines from the Super Bowl, including the future of Nick Foles and how much longer the Patriots' dynasty will continue.
Feb 05, 2018