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Sports: Magic Johnson Explains Why He Left The Los Angeles Lakers (Video)

Soooo, Lebron and Lonzo had their say on here. Now let’s hear from the man (and about the departure) they were talking about, shall we?

Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton, but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him and identifies Lakers GM Rob Pelinka as the “backstabber.”


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Big Sean Joins Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless On ESPN’s First Take (Video)

Yep, MTV (Music Television) isn’t really focused on dropping music videos anymore. No Yo! anymore. Heads watch a lot of ESPN. Shout and RIP to Stuart Scott, and Stephen A. Smith, for steering the network into the Hip-Hop sphere. So, now we are hosting rap stars and debuting vids on ESPN. Like in this First Take episode here: We get Big Sean with his video for “One Man Can Change The World,” promoting the album (“Dark Sky Paradise”)…and they get a good amount of sports talk in, too. Talking about his Detroit Lions, his fav b-baller Steph Curry and more.

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Chris Rock Talks About “Top Five” And More On ESPN’s ‘First Take’ (Video)

How about that. “Top Five” is in the top five highest grossing films at the box office. Talk of Tinsel Town to be certain. Here we have Chris Rock talking with the gang at ESPN’s First Take about the movie, some favorite athletes, use of the n-word and more. Made a quick pass at the lovely co-host, too. Ha! Chris ain’t slick…

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Fabolous Joins Stephen A. Smith x Skip Bayless on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ (Video)

Fabolous joins ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to talk about Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert, about if the Dallas Cowboys beating the Seattle Seahawks last week means they are really getting it together, about Fantasy Football and more.

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Drake On ‘ESPN First Take’ With Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless (Video)

Now that Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same’ is getting some play on people’s sound systems he’s now making the media rounds at various outlets like ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless. In the clip above the Toronto kid speaks on his relationship with controversial Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. There’s more video below as he also speaks on his relationship with Lebron James

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ESPN First Take: Nelly Accurately Explains Why Dwight Howard Left The Los Angeles Lakers (Video)

St. Louis rapper Nelly appeared on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A Smith & Skip Bayless hours ago & he was on point with his analysis of a few topics discussed on the show. I watched the show live & found Nelly to be spot on about his analysis of why Major League Baseball is falling off as well as why more African-Americans are not gravitating to the game. The most explosive debate occurred when the topic of discussion turned to the reason Dwight Howard left the Los Angeles Lakers. If you follow me on twitter then you will know that I’ve addressed the elephant in the room involving Kobe Bryant for a while now. Although I don’t have a national platform like ESPN to express my opinion, it was a pleasant surprise to see someone like Nelly not play the political correctness game that most of these journalists do by just being very direct about what’s REALLY going on. The bottom-line is that although most of these NBA players respect Kobe’s talent, a larger number of them do not want to play with Kobe. I’ve spoken with a number of NBA players who’ve said similar things off the record. Nelly was spot on with his analysis regarding Dwight Howard but with him actually being friends of the Houston Rockets’ new center I’m sure to a lesser degree he may have indirectly spoken for him.

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Pete Rock On ESPN First Take (Video)

One of the top 3 hip hop producers of all-time, the legendary Pete Rock appeared on ESPN’s First Take this morning to debate the key sports stories of the day with Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless. When I heard Pete Rock was going to be on the show I knew I was gonna tune in to watch it, but I did have some reservations because over the years Pete Rock has never been a very vocal person even in hip hop related interviews. After watching the show this morning it did appear to be a little rough for Pete Rock as his relatively shy & laid back demeanor was indeed overshadowed by Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless who appeared to pick up the bulk of the debating. Check out the first segment above & more video from Pete Rock’s appearance on ESPN’s First Take below…..
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Big Boi Puts Faith In The Atlanta Falcons On ESPN’s First Take (Video)

It’s a huge playoff game for the Atlanta Falcons this weekend as they take on the red hot Seattle Seahawks.  As of right now the Atlanta Falcons are a 2-point favorite to beat the Seahawks, but in their last playoff game they only scored 2-points total versus the Green Bay Packers.  No wonder people unwilling to give that vote of confidence in the Atlanta Falcons winning their first playoff game ever. Big Boi stopped by ESPN’s First Take & chopped it up with Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless about Atlanta’s chances & believes they will do well if they stay out of the strip clubs before the big game.
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R&B: Brandy – “How High”

New Joints_ 12_26_12Brandy had a relatively good 2012 with her return back to the music & making a variety of promo runs & interviews. I was even surprised to see her on ESPN’s First Take speaking on sports.  Didn’t seem like people on twitter cared about what she was saying because all they could talk about was how her ass looked on the show. She did indeed look amazing though. To celebrate her great year & the upcoming release of her new album “Two Eleven” next year, she let go of this previously unreleased mid-tempo track called “How High”. I truly dig the song, but the only thing I wasn’t too happy about is when Brandy starts rapping under her alter ego “Bran’Nu”. In case you missed Brandy’s appearance on ESPN First Take check out the video after the jump…..


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T.I. Speaks On Mike Vick On ESPN’s ‘First Take’ (Video)

T.I. hits the nail on the head in speaking on Mike Vick: No athlete brought such energy to Atlanta’s sports scene since Dominique Wilkins. The city hasn’t been the same since he left. Mike Vick is a high-risk-high-reward player… excitement personified… and T.I. (and the rest of us) have come to accept that about his play. Throughout the segment, Stephen A. and Skip of ESPN’s ‘First Take’ advised that Vick ‘settle down’ and not take so many risks. But T.I. stuck to his guns; advocating that Vick play Vick’s game. This is dope commentary from T.I. But Stephen A. made a good point in this segment: This will be the second $100 Million contract for Mike Vickwith no Super Bowl appearance to show for it. The jig is up! Time to produce.

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Ice Cube On ESPN’s First Take (Video)

Ice Cube stopped by Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless’s digs over at ESPN’s First Take to speak on all things Lakers & of course the NFL having a franchise in Los Angeles. I hope that doesn’t mean Ice Cube would quit being a Raiders fan if they don’t move to L.A.

Joe Budden on ESPN’s First Take (Video)

New Jersey emcee & 1/4 of the SlaughterHouse gang, Joe Budden takes on Skip Bayless on whether on not Tim Tebow is a long term solution with the Denver Broncos. More video after the jump…
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Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless Debate about the Popularity of Lebron James (Video)

I’m a Lebron James fan & if anyone follows me on twitter I’ve said it time & time again that Lebron needs to embrace the “Darkside” & stop trying to be liked by everyone. The reason he has so much hate on him from former fans, especially in Ohio, is because he allows it to happen. Today Stephen A. Smith said exactly what I’ve been saying for months about what Lebron James needs to be doing from a mental aspect of his game. Lebron is the most talented player in the NBA in my opinion, but he does need to develop that mental bad guy attitude….

Wale Debates Skip Bayless Over The Greatness Of Lebron James (Video)

I agree with Wale 100% when it comes to Lebron James in this episode of ESPN’s First Take. People don’t give King James enough credit for his talent & especially when he’s only 26 & has been to the NBA Finals twice & has a great all around game. Give credit where credit is due & Lebron James still has time to earn plenty of rings. He’s only 26.

Chris Bosh Versus Skip Bayless on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ (Video)

The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh caught most of the ‘Heat’ with the name calling during the last year’s NBA season primarily from Skip Bayless’s name calling & “Bosh Spice” disses on air. Chris Bosh showed up to ESPN’s First Take to confront Skip Bayless. Personally I think Chris Bosh’s confrontation of Skip was a little soft though especially when another man is questioning your manhood on national television. ESPN’s Jemele Hill seems like she was more forceful in getting on Skip about the name calling that often times went beyond just basketball.