First Take

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


Hour 1: The Butler Did It

Stephen A. Smith and Chris Russo talk about the Heat defeating the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The guys debate if Jimmy Butler has been underestimated, what is at stake for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in the series against Boston, if Luka Doncic is the best offensive player in the NBA, and more. Stephen A. and Chris debate which team should be number one on ESPN's post-draft NFL power rankings.

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 2022-05-18  46m