First Take

First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.


Hour 1: Put A Ring On It

In this episode, Stephen A. and JJ Redick preview the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Lakers and the Nuggets and debate who the most important player in the series will be. Plus, which team should be the title favorite: Boston or Denver? Ryan Clark joins the show to give his take on the Ja Morant situation in Memphis as the crew discusses the severity of his suspension. Stephen A. and JJ debate who in the playoffs has the most to gain by winning a title this season.

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 May 16, 2023  47m