Stephen A Smith Will Reportedly Make $8 Million Annually With New ESPN Deal

via ESPN

Let this be a lesson to anybody currently in journalism school.

If you work hard enough, and deliver enough hot takes, you can one day become the highest paid ESPN personality. That’s the deal for Stephen A Smith, who is reportedly getting a new contract worth a ton of money, according the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand:

Stephen A. Smith’s new five-year contract will make him ESPN’s highest-paid sportscaster with an annual salary that will approach $8 million per year, according to sources.

This will move Smith past Mike Greenberg’s $6.5 million, which was ESPN’s previous known highest salary. Greenberg is the host of “Get Up!”

I’m surprised that Greenberg makes that much money, but I guess it makes sense since he anchors the big morning show up there in New York.

I’ve been on record saying that Stephen A Smith is a national treasure, and while he does, of course, just say some shit for the sake of saying shit, you won’t find a harder worker out there. He’s all over the place, doing First Take, traveling for NBA games, plus some boxing and radio and whatnot.

Anyway, Marchand says Smith will be giving up that national radio show, but will continue to do First Take, SportsCenter, and work the network’s basketball coverage.

 

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16 Comments

  • They complain but never leave November 8, 2019 at 8:43 am

    And Stevie will continue to scream how tough he and his Homies have it in our country….but we don’t see any long lines at the airport to leave.

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    • Great point November 8, 2019 at 8:52 am

      Stop complaining about it and move to Norway. Follow your own logic.

      See how stupid it is?

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      • They complain but never leave November 8, 2019 at 9:03 am

        Why would I leave the greatest country in the world, and I’m not complaining I’m stating a fact. By the way, would you tell Stevie to go back to Africa or would that upset your “Woke” agenda?

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        • Great point November 8, 2019 at 9:28 am

          You seem to have issues with everyone that doesn’t repeat all conservative talking points. How can this be the greatest county in the world if you dislike a large portion of the population?

          Maybe Russia is your destination.

          Sincerely,

          US Army veteran.

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          • They complain but never leave November 8, 2019 at 9:37 am

            Hey General Numb Nuts… I never said I “dislike a large portion of the population”, don’t put words in my mouth.

            Sincerely,

            United States Air Force Veteran

          • Great point November 8, 2019 at 10:13 am

            Oh. Thought you might have some issues with “the complainers that never leave” and the “woke” types.

            Apologies for reading what you wrote.

  • Instead of drafting wr dk Metcalf Howie Roseann wasted the pick on that stiff jj arcega whiteside November 8, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Congratulations Steven A, you’ve earned every dollar.

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  • Disney protects those who harm children November 8, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Who owns ESPN? Oh thats right Disney owns ESPN. Disney also owns ABC. And you folks still happily take your children to Disneyland & World that openly protect those that harm your kiddo’s. but but but pizza gate was just a conspiracy! You fools are beginning to wake up aren’t you?

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    • Huh? November 8, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Are you ok?

      Pizzagate. Lol.

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      • Disney Cruises went to Epstein Island, Epstein is a P3do, Disney has multiple p3do cases against them, disney owns ABC, ABC covers up Epstein story November 8, 2019 at 9:06 am

        I’m more than fine. Epstein Island, Clinton, ABC covering up, Disney sending cruises to Epstein Island, go back to sleep and watch your “sports entertainment”

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        • Huh? November 8, 2019 at 9:32 am

          Your tin hat needs adjusting. Daylight savings time has it out of whack.

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    • Spagett November 8, 2019 at 10:21 am

      It amazes me the amount of people that run to Disneyland, like it’s some sort of have-to-do-if-you’re American. Overpriced garbage and marketing. Not once in my life have I wanted to go, even as a kid.

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  • Philly78 November 8, 2019 at 9:16 am

    if he could survive on $7 milllion, ESPN could give 100 lower level employees $10k raises.

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  • Leeroy November 8, 2019 at 9:42 am

    He’ll probably piss and moan that he would have gotten $10 million if he was white.

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    • Keeping It Real November 8, 2019 at 11:05 am

      I’m sure Stevie gives a lot of money to charities, but only to those that look like him.

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  • Mind boggling that Smith and Greenberg are paid that much November 8, 2019 at 10:29 am

    They had a lot layoffs there to make sure those two get paid.

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