Stephen A. Smith and JJ Redick have proven to be a fun duo on First Take. Although they do get into their fair share of arguments, the show is at least interesting. Overall, they make for great TV, and Smith has not been challenged like this since Max Kellerman was on the program. Redick brings that firsthand NBA experience to the show, while Smith has his journalist lens. It makes for a solid dynamic that is only backed up by just how compelling the NBA Finals have been.
Additionally, Kendrick Perkins makes the show a lot of fun as well. Perkins is someone who is quick with the hot takes, and he clashes with JJ Redick quite a bit. However, if you watch First Take, you know that Perk is always making noises in the mic. He breathes incredibly loudly, and it can be very distracting. Well, today, Redick and Stephen A. were fed up and made their feelings known. It all hilariously played out in the tweet seen below, courtesy of Clutch Points.
Stephen A. And JJ Redick Have Had Enough
"Perk, is that you moaning in my ear over & over again?" Redick asked with an annoyed tone. Subsequently, Smith followed this up by saying, "Yeah, I know. I was getting ready to ask that. You sound like you got sleep apnea, Perk." Overall, it was a pretty hilarious moment as Perkins got ganged up. Although, it is clear that he took it all in stride and kept it moving. In the future, however, the First Take crew will need to find a way to mute his mic whenever he isn't talking. Otherwise, this will continue to be an issue for the foreseeable future.
If this is health-related, we hope Kendrick Perkins can get it sorted out. Aside from that, we're sure Stephen A., Reddick, and Perkins will continue to shine throughout these playoffs. They have been great, and we can't wait to see more. Let us know what you think of ESPN's Finals coverage, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the sports world.