December 12, 2012 |
October 29, 2003 |
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?
May 8, 2012 |
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)
June 13, 2012 |
NBA Commissioner David Stern and sports talk personality Jim Rome got into a heated exchange Wednesday on Rome's nationally syndicated radio show after a question regarding the integrity of the NBA draft lottery. After about a minute of small talk, Rome brought up the fact that the league-owned New Orleans Hornets received the top pick in the draft and asked Stern: "Was the fix in for the lottery?" First the commissioner got offended, telling Rome, "Shame on you for asking.
July 13, 1996 |
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.