Stephen A Smith is one of sports talk’s most polarizing figures. While he often fires up guests and viewers, that is precisely what his job is. Fans of ESPN’s ‘First Take’ have been without his hot takes for a while now.

Smith underwent shoulder surgery recently. He has missed over a month of work. Many have been wondering when Stephen will return to once again fill the internet with controversial word salad.

A fan asked Stephen A Smith directly on Twitter. Smith revealed that he will be coming back on August 15. ‘First Take’ fans will only have to suffer for two more weeks.

Stephen A Smith brings a lot of entertainment value to the morning sports talk slate. While many don’t always agree with him, his bombastic opinions frequently go viral. Stephen is known to drag athletes when he’s not thrilled about their performance, and nobody is safe.

Molly Qerim often has to step in as a moderator to break up Stephen A’s wild rants. Without him, the show hasn’t been the same. Fortunately, it won’t be long until he is recovered enough to make it back to the set.

‘First Take’ fans can mark August 15 on their calendars. Stephen A Smith will be back in the house. The world of sports fans will be more entertained and enraged for it.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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