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Did Stephen A. Smith Drop A “N*gga Please” On First Take This Morning?

Stephen A. Smith was on ESPN’s First Take this morning, as always, and was ranting about Kobe Bryant being ready for the opening game of the season. His disgust was in prime form, however, because we think he may have let the N-word slip out of his mouth with a “n— please.” We’ll let you decide for yourselves.

Skip Bayless immediately cut Stephen A. off and shifted gears to guest Dahntay Jones, so we suspect Skip may have heard something not so safe for work. If that isn’t what Stephen A. Smith said, it’s hard to imagine what else it could’ve been. Neither Skip’s nor Dahntay’s names sounds anything like the N-word. And this isn’t even Stephen A’s first run-in with the n-word, and it probably won’t be his last. We’ll let you know when he vehemently denies this on Twitter.

h/t The Big Lead

  • toast

    bad reporting he didnt say that…he stuttered and said please…way to blow things up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1405128450 Alex K Tatiracanal

    It sounds like he said it to me.It would make sense to assume so because the phrase is “N*gga please!”
    And I’m sure he said the word “please.”
    What other word would he had even said before that,except for “Negro please!”
    And who says that nowadays?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, he said “please.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barron-Tide/100002400609530 Barron Tide

    I am just not getting how he is able to deny this. I don’t think it requires a grand jury to figure out what he said. Anyone who thinks he said anything else is full of it. That to me is the story. I don’t even think he needed to apologize in the first place, but the fact that he denied it, requires the apology. He must have watched the edited version and that is what he is basing his conviction on that he did not say it. Otherwise this guy has not credibility.

  • t wad


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