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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Stephen A. Smith attends the 2024 Disney Upfront at Javits Center on May 14, 2024 in New York City.
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ESPN is known for having a number of big-time personalities, but perhaps their biggest is Stephen A. Smith.

He’s perhaps best known for hosting “First Take” and often makes appearances during other network shows in order to give his views on news and games, particularly those involving the NBA and NFL.

There have been whispers lately that perhaps Smith would leave ESPN, but per Front Office Sports, he could end up landing a new contract with the outlet that would pay him at least $100 million.

Smith has been with ESPN since the early 2000s, and prior to that, he was a print journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In addition to his gig on “First Take,” he also hosts his own daily two-hour radio show for ESPN.

Smith has developed a following for his loud and loquacious style, as well as a few catchphrases and his no-holds-barred style of takes on news and current events, not to mention his intense dislike of the Dallas Cowboys.

Over the past couple of years, ESPN has made some cost-cutting moves, which has included letting go of notable talents such as Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, who teamed up for many years to call NBA games for the network.

However, it also brought on board Pat McAfee, who had hosted “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube for a few years before it migrated to ESPN, making McAfee a very rich man.

At age 56, Smith should have many years of service left in his vocal cords.

The post Stephen A. Smith Could Reportedly Get Massive Deal With ESPN appeared first on The Cold Wire.

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