Stephen A. reveals issue in Fox News host's LeBron James criticism | Final Take | First Take | ESPN

In First Take's Stephen A. Smith's Final Take, he reveals his biggest issue with Fox News host Laura Ingraham's criticism of LeBron James.

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  • Lor Dj

    Stephen A was right on the money with this one

  • Activerici 23

    I don't say this often, but great job Stephen A.

  • Brain Blue

    Destroyed.....Thank you Stephen A.Smith

  • darkspider009

    Pop, Kerr, many others criticized trump...but she went after Lebron...huh I wonder why ? :/

  • Josh Canaday

    She may as well have said, “shut up, “n”

  • Tanmay Singh

    At first they said : Blacks had subpar intelligence compared to white, then they said: they were not intelligent enough to study in white colleges, now they say: shut up and do what you are supposed to be doing? This white bigotry will never end, they will always find a way to show you they are above you.

  • Augusto Manzali

    Lavar Ball, shut up and talk

  • Raiders Cat

    1:35 yes SAS its exactly the same except I doubt the white lady can actually make a home cooked meal.

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  • ten laflare

    I been waiting all,weekend for Stephen to go off on dis lady

  • SirBokChoySr

    LeBron James donated millions of dollars on scholarships for kids, countless parks, annual charity events, schools and has an incredible foundation. And Laura Ingraham... did a nazi salute and is the same person that incorrectly labeled a photograph of the Cavaliers' NBA Championship parade as a photo of Trump supporters in Phoenix... let that sink in.

  • Jay Christopher Santos

    Salute to you Mr. Smith. On point!

  • Mike Evans

    Paul George almost cost team Lebron the game with that field goal % yesterday He was straight ass and got a quiet 16 points

  • Mixamaka

    .....because she is racist. We all know.

  • Justin Nathaniel

    I'm proud of you Steven A. Smith. Been doing your thing for awhile now. If anyone disagrees with your final take it will simply be because of their ignorance.

  • Warriors FC7

    I love how Fox News goes off on liberals for being “elitists” but then they condescendingly make fun of people who didn’t finish high school (which Lebron actually did...) and saying those people aren’t smart enough to speak on politics. Butt hurt hypocrites

  • Freddy Gaulman

    Time for everyone to pretend like they hate this chick Laura until someone rights a bad review on Black panther. I miss the days when people didn't care what others thought and just lived there lives...Oh well 2018 for ya I suppose

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  • Daniel H

    when you're right, you're right Steven A.

  • Adrian Brown

    Laura...go make me a sandwich

  • Mencius

    This white woman has what I call "slave master syndrome". I call it like this because it is a psychological illness, that makes people think that everyone else is here to serve them. What did slaves do when they finished their work? They stayed quiet and didnt talk. This is exactly what this woman, and thousands and thousands of other people today have. Deep down in their mind, they still see themselves as a slave master. Granted, today, these people are not all white. While the majority of them is white, some are Asian, Latino, even blacks. If you think that everyone else's capacity goes only so far to SERVE YOU and NOTHING ELSE, you have this disease! To me, this disease is worse than cancer, because it already eroded your mind when you still are alive, and it depresses them so dearly because they will never accept how the world is today. No one in the world is here to serve anyone else. We are all here to fulfill our potential and do what we think is right to do. Millions have died for the ideal of freedom of speech, and it is a DISGRACE for her to say what she said, TODAY, IN THIS DAY AND AGE. If she thinks that Lebron is unqualified to speak, to thousands who have Ph.D's and Master's in sociology, law, and criminal justice, she is UNQUALIFIED! So, who is to say who is qualified and who is not!

  • Nick Jaramillo

    Wrong !!!! She on her own show , actually has many programs that start , with the title" Shutup" and quote like. Shutup and drive" shutup and Golf" ⛳ etc this by the left was taken way out of context

  • Harvey Ford

    If the left wants to be taken seriously, they need to start coming up with actual arguments other than the race card. The right doesn’t care anymore about being called racist. It’s lost it’s meaning like the boy who cried wolf. SAS did a fairly well job of making a good point but the comments just saying she racist isn’t going to change a conservatives mind.

  • Gilbert G

    SAS......she is the only person to ever tell lJ to his face to STFU and play ball. She not all over his nuts like the rest of yall!!!

  • Francis Schuessler

    There is no way that this is not racist... as a white male I recognize things we cannot say because for a white person to criticize blacks for speaking out that is not acceptable. Like him or not he’s the president, and EVERYONE is entitled to have an opinion. This was an incredibly racist thing to say and if she’s as smart as she thinks she is, wouldn’t she know it? Not acceptable to even think about totally inappropriate thing of her to say and there is no validation for it.

  • JustLouIt

    Stephan A should just shut up and talk about sports

  • YoungAli

    Stephan Coon A Smith well said

  • Lokii

    Why you got to talk about Lebron every topic lol

  • Nick Jaramillo

    Fox news is always Sincere unlike CNN Clinton News Network true fact

  • Keith B

    I agree with everything that he said except i do not see how her comments were racist absolutely what so ever.

  • The Council

    Trump 2020 🇺🇸 Y'all don't like it get the hell out of our country !!!

  • carl1223

    lol. I would love for Lebron to run for president. Dude would get destroyed.

  • Known Profit

    LeBron for President ⛹🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

  • LedZep's X

    Athletes deserve to have their voices heard outside of the sport due to the good they provide off the field/court. Many of them have charities ranging from many things. Should they abandon their charitable effort and just play ball? If they speak out against domestic abuse, child abuse, illnesses, or acts of violence, should they shut up. No, only when they criticize a Retard-in Chief is when they cross the line. I am sorry, but anyone who voted for a complete retard that doesn't know anything about politics to be president is not smart at all. They are retarded. Hell I'd rather have Mitt Romney or McCain. Not a retarded hypocrite, who says he "loves and respects" the military but did everything he could to get out of serving when he was drafted. The majority of conservatives are a cancer to this country.

  • Hershdawg5

    The only thing that rubs me the wrong way about athletes/couches publicly spuing out their political beliefs is (1) It's usually a opinion/accusations that rarely supported by facts. (2) A large portion of sports viewerships are young kids and young adults that are still trying to figure out where they lie on the political spectrum. Then you have organizations like ESPN who un doubtedly cater to the left. I'd say the same if athletes and ESPN were open about their conservative beliefs as well. BUT the big caveat to all of that is, if a conservative player on a team came out and supported a guy like Trump he/she would be publicly crucified and deemed a racist. Thanks bias media..

  • Rick Solomon

    Stephen A. Smith, well done.

  • brycspain

    Why does Lebron show up with Hillary? I bet the people he helps are all Democrats. Do your research Stephen.

  • Tony U

    wow. the most sensitive people in the world.

  • AJ Youboty

    Lebron James should reaaaaallly stay away from politics

  • Shang Tsung

    Racial insensitivity? Lmao

  • Harvey Ford

    If you criticize a black then you are a racist! Gah why didn’t Laura know that by now?

  • Netrohz US

    I mean idk who the hell should give a shit what he had to say but LeBron and KD shouldn’t have said anything political. But she could’ve worded her statement a little different.

  • Raiders Cat

    ESPN > FOXSkip&Shannon > SAS&MaxMe > YouMy cat > Your dogMy food > Your food

  • Sidisbored

    Okay I like him now :)

  • Rod Jacson

    She talking shit bout LeBron leaving high school to play ball bht i bet hes still makin a lot more $$ than her. People always got something to say when someone gives their own opinion on something. I agree with LeBron.

  • Donovan Holmes

    Stephen A said all that because he's trying to keep his job this is why I don't care for ESPN I rather watch the fox sports 1Skip & Shannon was on point with this topic

  • Herr Layman

    oh shut it Stevie Boy.

  • Max Ward

    But thats exactly the point your missing. It ingrahm vs. Lebron not ingrahm vs. Black people. Thats what she's saying. She tells other ppl "shut up and..." Which youre failing to point out as well. Its one of her catch phrases. This is why ppl lean away from the left. Saying lebron represents all black ppl is groupthink. She just had two black ppl on her show yesterday that disagree with lebron. One of them a former liberal retired athlete. He said he became conservative for this very reason. Its individual perspective for individual perspective. Lebron can obviously have his opinion but dont attach racism to it; its like giving up on thinking for yourself

  • Terry Bajnath

    Laura you should get fired!!!! Too much hate in that dark heart you got!!

  • Orlando Lemus

    Spread Eagle Laura and keep your mouth shut!

  • sskgrs

    Stephen A is a cop out. He goes on Inghram's friend and fellow conservative Mark Levin's radio show often.

  • Jk47

    Goodjjob on the speech Stephen A Smith

  • Ben Schroeder

    I don't think she was trying to be racist. I also don't think either side is in the right.

  • Sypher D.

    EXACTLY. Everybody wanted to focus on the “shut up and dribble” comments and talk about how she’s said shut up and sing, act, etc so it’s not racist. But nobody was addressing the comments about his grammar and his speaking being barely intelligible. Lebron was speaking in the manner in which he normally speaks as do many African Americans. If she was having trouble understanding what he was saying, it’s more of a statement about HER intelligence level than it is about his.

  • Lavar Ball

    Well said opinion by Stephen A!

  • PlayBoyJay

    Its obvious she did it for clout but SAS is spot on. #LauraShutUpAndCook

  • Kyle Smith

    And yet Trump won Ohio.

  • Tony

    Lebron James for president 2020? He definitely qualifies because of his black skin.

  • Swoody

    I can listen to Steven a on politics he does not rant or sound like Max as a MSNBC host screaming and hollering the world is coming to a end.

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