Stephen A. Smith (1967- ), often known simply as "Stephen A." is an African-American sports journalist and media personality. Smith has built a long career out of his bombastic yet articulate approach to discussing sports, particularly (although not limited to) basketball.

In recent years, Smith has developed a following as the most frequent debating partner for Skip Bayless on the ESPN morning debate show ESPN First Take.

Born in Queens, New York, Smith is a lifelong fan of the New York Knicks.

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