Stephen A. Smith is a sports entertainment icon everybody loves and adores to watch. His loud personality has been extremely attention grabbing ever since he began his journey with the media in 1994. He began as an NBA columnist, wrote and published stories for the Philadelphia 76ers at that time.
During the 2000s, he started appearing as a reporter on the radio and television. He was an integral part of Fox Sports Radio making several predictions on the careers of LeBron James and Allen Iverson namely. He would soon go down as a legendary figure in the sports entertainment industry.
Stephen A. Smith addresses his absence from First Take
Stephen A. Smith has been a part of ESPN close to two decades now. Starting his career with them in 2005, he served alongside Skip Bayless at one point. After months and years of consistent appearances on the show First Take, the reporter had taken a short break away from being an recurring analyst.
He tweeted to fans addressing his absence saying, “Appreciate the love I’ve been receiving from everyone who’s missed me on @FirstTake. I’m out because I’m rehabbing from shoulder surgery. Partial tear — rotator cuff AND Bicep, along with frayed Labrum, plus a Bone Spur. Aging sucks, but it is what it is. Back next month.#AllLove.” This tweet was sent out earlier in July.
Stephen A. Smith returns to entertainment the First Take audience
Yesterday, Stephen A. Smith was welcomed back by his crew mates Molly Qerim and associate Michael Irvin. Smith was greeted by them in much excitement afted missing over a month of air time. Qerim also tweet this clip captioned, “Welcome back @stephenasmith. We had to go all out for his return! Yes, we are on a REAL boat.”
NBA fans had priceless reactions to his return. Some of them even trolled him for the bright orange suit he wore. Here are a couple of reactions.