ESPN’s day-time show First Take is universally despised among sports bloggers and media commentators.
The show involves two talking ends — Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless — arguing about sports in extreme terms, often disingenuously.
It’s the type of show that asks if the Heat should trade LeBron James after a bad game, and then asks if the LeBron is better than Jordan after a good game.
Today, one of the show’s topics was whether or not the Spurs should rest its stars in Game 6 of the NBA Finals tonight. The question has no relationship with reality, but it’s a topic that naturally lends itself to debate, and that’s all that matters on First Take.
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