Logan and Raja are joined by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to discuss what it was like to cover Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers during his time as a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer (4:52). Along the way, Raja and Stephen briefly reminisce on the eccentric nature of head coach Larry Brown (20:19). Next, the First Take host explains how his bond with Kobe Bryant evolved over the course of their careers (26:46). Later, they talk about Smith’s new book, Straight Shooter, and his past partnership with Skip Bayless (30:05). Finally, the guys close out with their Real Ones of the Week (34:53).
Listen to the radio piece here: https://www.theringer.com/2023/1/12/23551489/stephen-a-smith-career-allen-iverson-kobe-bryant-skip-bayless