The Best of Stephen A. Smith vs. Skip Bayless Debates on First Take

Bruce ChenAnalyst IJuly 9, 2012

The Best of Stephen A. Smith vs. Skip Bayless Debates on First Take

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    Asinine. Asi-ten. Ass-eleven...all the way to ass-thirty. 

    "You're sooooooooo disrespectful!"

    "WHAT?!"

    If you're watching two guys yell at each other, getting so heated and angry with one another you never would have thought they'd actually be friends, you're watching First Take on ESPN, featuring Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debating about the very latest in the sports world.

    Here's a look at, in no particular order, some of their finest moments. 

Skip Bayless Cites Travelling for Brett Favre's Poor Performance

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    Skip Bayless has been known to cite many things for his sometimes questionable views on certain topics. But he goes as far as to say Brett Favre's travel schedule made him perform badly for the New York Jets.

    Stephen A. Smith CLEARLY disagrees. 

Skip Says He'd Take Bynum over Dwight, Stephen A. Goes Nuts

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    Skip actually makes somewhat of a compelling case for Andrew Bynum in this video. On paper, I'd probably take Bynum over Dwight too. But he's more of an injury risk, and doesn't play as hard. I never agreed with Stephen A. in this video about giving up my entire front court for Dwight.

    That's one funny laugh, though. 

Stephen A. DESTROYS LeBron James

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    Stephen A. absolutely goes OFF in this video. If I were ranking it, this would've been very high on the list. Of course, LeBron won the title now, so it's kind of irrelevant. 

    But this video serves as a cautionary tale to all these other guys who haven't won a ring yet. I'm looking at you, Carmelo Anthony. I'm looking at you, Dwight Howard. 

    This is what Stephen A. Smith will do to you.

The Token Tim Tebow Slide

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    Stephen A. goes as far as to say that Skip Bayless "ruined" Tim Tebow's career.

    These videos are worth it for me because I'm just curious to see what will happen when it's clear to the football world that Tim Tebow really can't play. I'm not sure what will happen to Skip. He's already having to deal with LeBron James being an NBA Champion.

Jalen, Stephen A., Skip Debate Media Criticism

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    This is actually a pretty intelligent debate that almost seems to break the First Take "fourth wall" in terms of talking about the mechanics behind how they criticize athletes.

    I'd like to include the part where Jalen called Skip a liar, too, if I could include two videos on the slide.

    But the best part? Skip at 8:39. Just listen. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard what he admitted there.  

Terrell Suggs Owns Skip

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    Terrell Suggs is one of the best players in the NFL, and, for my money, one of the most intelligent, and I enjoyed him on First Take more than Chad Ochocinco. 

    Stephen A. isn't here but to hear someone give Skip his medicine is enough to make this list. Hilarious.

Stephen A. Goes Crazy, Again

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    Rarely does a topic surface on First Take that isn't basketball or football related, but this is pretty good. I'm not that big a boxing fan but this is some of the best, most heated debating I've seen out of these guys. 

Did the Underworld Just Freeze Over?

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    Stephen A. can't even make his "Stephen A." face because he's just in shock that Skip finally isn't trolling LeBron. You don't see this every day. 

    3:30 - "Please stop doing that. You're not a dancer."

Mark Cuban Owns Skip

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    Amazing. Skip gets totally destroyed by Mark Cuban, although Stephen A. doesn't totally appreciate how Mark does it. I guess Stephen A. has reserved lambasting and criticizing Skip Bayless for himself. 

Scottie Says LeBron Might Be Better Than Jordan

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    The best part is that Stephen A. Smith had legitimately not heard what Scottie Pippen had said about LeBron James being possibly better than Michael Jordan before this segment aired. 

    "THAT IS BLASPHEMOUS! HOW DAAAAAAAAAAAREEEEE YOU!"