NBA Twitter reacts as reports come out of Stephen A Smith wanting to form a superteam with two analysts of his choice on ESPN
Man, Stephen A Smith really is built different.
The tenured analyst has made a career out of making passionate, and emotional hot takes on national television. When it’s his time on any show, he doesn’t speak. He shouts he screams, he exclaims, before calming down at a hilariously rapid rate by the end of his argument.
At the end of the day though, while his analysis can be flawed sometimes (most times), he undeniably makes the show entertaining.
There is just one problem though. You see, Smith is only at his best when he has a strictly analytical person sitting opposite to him. And with Max Kellerman now gone from ‘First Take’, many have wondered what ESPN will do about this whole situation.
Well, it seems there is a solution… just not for First Take.
Stephen A Smith wants Magic Johnson and Michael Wilbon on air with him on NBA countdown
If there ever were to be superteams on NBA television, this would absolutely be the genesis of it all.
You read it right. Stephen A Smith wants to form a broadcasting superteam alongside Lakers legend Magic Johnson, and Michael Wilbon.
Now, contrary to what many fans were expecting when they heard the news, this lineup isn’t being created for First Take. Nope, it seems that ESPN and Stephen A Smith have a completely different show in mind. Take a look at the tweet below.
Report: Stephen A. Smith wants to team up with Magic Johnson potentially on NBA Countdown;
“Smith’s ideal setup would be to have a Big 3 that also includes “Pardon the Interruption” co-host Michael Wilbon, who often works alongside Smith on SportsCenter.”
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 26, 2021
And as we all know, NBA Twitter just loves reacting to news like this. Here are just some of their tweets.
Why is no one talking about how SAS is tryna form a super team with all due respect 😹😹
— Mark Jackson’s Burner (@casualtakeking) August 26, 2021
Max routinely schooled Stephen A and elevated the level of discourse, his basketball takes notwithstanding. So this new route seems to be more in favor of entertainment rather than quality analysis.
— Ajaye-Pernell🇱🇨🇱🇨 (@milt_moise) August 27, 2021
The making super teams in analysts now wtf 😭😭
— ’Marion 🌟💫 (@Marion2pretty) August 26, 2021
Somebody add Magic to this pic.twitter.com/dnhjGwA0TJ
— LeVon Jame$ (@KoolBreezze8) August 26, 2021
It is unclear if Stephen A Smith will be leaving First Take as well, given that he also has Stephen A’s world. But one thing is for sure. Whether you like the man or not, this team-up definitely poses a tantalizing proposition. And, if it does end up happening, you best believe we’re tuning in for every episode.