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June 9, 1995 | From Associated Press
A former aide to Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of misusing a $65,000 federally backed small-business loan. Stephen A. Smith, a 46-year-old college professor and business partner of current Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, could get up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine in connection with the charges, which stemmed from the government's Whitewater investigation.
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February 18, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
There is nothing like listening to Stephen A. Smith drop names, places and other various references to his many friends in the sporting world when he's on ESPN's First Take morning program or breaking down the NBA on various other broadcasts. A lot of people don't like his shtick, but let's face it, most of the big-time personalities on sports television mimic talk radio these days: the louder and more emphatic you say it, the better. You don't have to be right. Or wrong.
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SPORTS
February 18, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
There is nothing like listening to Stephen A. Smith drop names, places and other various references to his many friends in the sporting world when he's on ESPN's First Take morning program or breaking down the NBA on various other broadcasts. A lot of people don't like his shtick, but let's face it, most of the big-time personalities on sports television mimic talk radio these days: the louder and more emphatic you say it, the better. You don't have to be right. Or wrong.
SPORTS
December 12, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
    In the fourth part of Kobe Bryant's conversation with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, the Lakers guard talked about Dwight Howard and leadership. Bryant said he's looking for something out of Howard beyond hitting a higher percentage at the line. "We had a game that we lost against Indiana where I had 40 points," Bryant said. "But I hurt the team because I had 10 turnovers. That's my responsibility. I don't care what anybody else does or what Dwight shot from the free throw line, I didn't do my job to the best of my ability, and I take that to heart.
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December 12, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
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October 29, 2003 | Mike Penner
Actually heard on ESPN on Tuesday afternoon: "As reported earlier on SportsCenter, sources close to O'Neal say he called Bryant twice this summer and in fact Kobe never returned his phone calls." Stay tuned for further developments in this breaking news story. Such as: Did Kobe really get a smaller piece of Phil Jackson's birthday cake than Shaq? And did that, in turn, cause Kobe not to invite Shaq to spend the night up in his backyard treehouse?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
BRISTOL, Conn. - In the bid to build the perfect sports talk show, competition abounds - from the Web, talk radio and, most important, from established ESPN shows such as "Pardon the Interruption. " And yet within this crowded field, ESPN2's sports-debate show "First Take" - a daily two-hour program that alternates between rancor and depth - has flourished. Featuring the commentator Skip Bayless and a rotation of guests that includes pundit Stephen A. Smith, the show with a mix of hectoring and (sometimes)
NEWS
July 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former aide to President Clinton during his first term as Arkansas governor was sentenced to a year of probation and fined $1,000 for conspiring to misuse a $65,000 loan cited in the Whitewater trial of Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and two other defendants. Stephen A. Smith, 47, pleaded guilty in June 1995 to reduced charges in return for testimony against Tucker and James and Susan McDougal, all of whom were convicted May 28.
SPORTS
July 8, 2006
Adam Morrison has the game of Pete Maravich and Kevin McHale. J.J. Redick may be the next John Stockton. Or was that supposed to be Steve Nash? Dirk Nowitzki plays like Larry Bird. Am I the only one annoyed by the sporting press' constant need to compare a white player to other white players? This doesn't apply just to white commentators or reporters either, but to people like Stephen A. Smith of ESPN and Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith of TNT. Even Magic Johnson gets in on the act. It's OK to compare a white player to a black player, and vice versa.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
BRISTOL, Conn. - In the bid to build the perfect sports talk show, competition abounds - from the Web, talk radio and, most important, from established ESPN shows such as "Pardon the Interruption. " And yet within this crowded field, ESPN2's sports-debate show "First Take" - a daily two-hour program that alternates between rancor and depth - has flourished. Featuring the commentator Skip Bayless and a rotation of guests that includes pundit Stephen A. Smith, the show with a mix of hectoring and (sometimes)
NEWS
June 9, 1995 | From Associated Press
A former aide to Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of misusing a $65,000 federally backed small-business loan. Stephen A. Smith, a 46-year-old college professor and business partner of current Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, could get up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine in connection with the charges, which stemmed from the government's Whitewater investigation.
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