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Max continues to talk about how he doesn’t think the Lakers would’ve had any shot to beat the Nets if both teams were fully healthy and made it to the Finals last year. Then, Marcus Spears, ESPN NFL Analyst joins the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers and how candid he was at his first press conference back. Max wraps up the week talking about the Ne…
Max starts this hour by discussing Aaron Rodgers' press conference and how he loves that he flexed his muscle. Then, ESPN NFL Analyst Tim Hasselbeck joins the show to talk Aaron Rodgers.By ESPN Radio, Max Kellerman
Max starts the show talking about how Russell Westbrook is set to be traded to the Lakers and debates whether LeBron, AD, and Russell Westbrook is a better Big 3 than KD, Kyrie and James Harden. Then, Metta Sandiford-Artest, Former Lakers F joins the show to react to this blockbuster deal and Jordan Schultz, ESPN Analyst joins the show to talk NBA …
Stephen A., Max and Molly are joined by Kenny Smith from TNT's "Inside The NBA" to discuss the Lakers acquisition of Russell Westbrook. Former Cowboy's fan Kendrick Perkins joins to react to "On This Day in Smithstory" when Michael Irving got into a heated debate about the Cowboys with Stephen A. Retired NFL QB Alex Smith joins the show to discuss …
Molly, Stephen A. and Max react to Russell Westbrook to the Lakers. Stephen A. gives his take on Aaron Rodgers' press conference from earlier this week. Kendrick Perkins joins the show to breakdown last night's NBA Draft.By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim
Max continues to divulge into the Rodgers situation. Tom Brady has something again and that’s blaze a trail. Then, Adam Schefter, ESPN NFL Insider joins the show to talk about how Aaron Rodgers has full control of his future after this season. Where will Rodgers end up next season?By ESPN Radio, Max Kellerman
Max starts the show reacting to Aaron Rodgers not feeling respected by the Packers organization. The NBA Draft is tonight. There are potentially 7-10 All-Stars in this draft. Cade Cunningham is likely to be No. 1 overall pick. Then, Ramona Shelburne, ESPN NBA Sr Writer joins the show. Later, Max declares that Simone Biles is already the GOAT, so wh…
Max and Marcus Spears debate how the Packers season will go with Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Schultz joins to discuss which NBA teams should make a trade on draft day. Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed joins to break down the best safeties in Madden NFL 22.By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim
Max is joined by Marcus Spears to react to Aaron Rodgers first press conference back at training camp. They debate who, outside of Patrick Mahomes, is the key to the Chiefs getting back to the Super Bowl. In another installment of "Camp Takes", Rob Ninkovich joins to break down the NFC West. Jordan Schultz joins to compare NBA draft prospect to pas…
Max talks Aaron Rodgers finally arriving in Green Bay and what that means for the Packers' prospects this season before talking if we should still expect gold from Team USA Men's Basketball.By ESPN Radio, Max Kellerman
Max Kellerman, Jeff Saturday and Marshawn Lynch discuss if Lamar can win a Super Bowl, if the Bucs can run it back and if RUN CMC should be the top rated RB on this year's Madden.By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim
Max Kellerman, Marcus Spears, and Kimberly Martin discuss what Rivera's comments could mean, how pressure impacts athletes and if the new NIL rules in college sports are problematic.By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim
Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Charly, Kimberley, and Elle discuss which wine makes you basic. Then, Aaron Rodgers might not leave Green Bay after all, Deshaun Watson is still fighting a legal battle, Elle has a message for all the lames out there, and more!By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim
Russillo shares his thoughts on college football conference realignment (0:35) before talking with The Athletic's Sam Vecenie about the upcoming NBA draft and running through almost every first-round prospect (10:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie Producers: Kyle…
Matt opens up hour two by continuing to discuss Aaron Rodgers' showing up at camp. Then ESPN NFL Analyst Ryan Clark joins the show to talk Aaron Rodgers.By ESPN Radio, Max Kellerman
Matt Jones is in for Max and talks Simone Biles exiting the Olympics and Matt applauds her for doing what she felt was right for her. Then ESPN Front Office Insider Mike Tannenbaum joins the show to help break down Aaron Rodgers returning to the Packers.By ESPN Radio, Max Kellerman
Freddie Coleman, Sam Acho, Dan Orlovsky and Vince Wilfork discuss who's the biggest loser now that Rodgers is back with the Packers, if Russ will win another Super Bowl in his career and if Cam will be the Patriots starter for the entire season.By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim
Freddie Coleman, Sam Acho and Dan Orlovsky debate who won the standoff between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, if Big Ben can carry the Steelers to the playoffs and if you would rather build a team around Giannis or Luka.By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim