A bastion of journalism, ESPN’s “First Take” is not. For three hours each weekday morning, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless take the somewhat innocuous concept of debating the day’s pressing sports news and turn it in to a wasteland of hot takes, some so outlandish that it’s hard to believe the speaker even agrees with the words coming out of his mouth.
In recent years, Bayless, with his one-man crusade against LeBron James and belief that rape charges against Kobe Bryant helped him sell shoes, has become the poster child for everything wrong with the show. But his cohort in insanity, Stephen A., has been known to spout some pretty unthinkable nonsense of his own. Smith’s comments after the Ray Rice domestic violence incident put his ignorance in the limelight, but the man who doesn’t have an inside voice has been wildin’ out for a long, long time. Take a quick refresher course in idiocy as we present The Dumbest Sh*t Stephen A. Smith Has Ever Said.