VIDEO: Stephen A. Smith Was Crying On ESPN’s ‘First Take’ After Receiving Heartbreaking News

VIDEO: Stephen A. Smith Was Crying On ESPN’s ‘First Take’ After Receiving Heartbreaking News

Stephen A Smith could not believe his ears and his emotions came out.

On Thursday, the ESPN star was on First Take when he got the news that New York Knicks big man Julius Randle will undergo season-ending right shoulder surgery and be reevaluated in five months. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.

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Randle hasn’t played since he dislocated the shoulder in January while Wojnarowski noted “doctors warned him that his shoulder’s continued instability made it unsafe for him to play again this season” despite his rehab attempts.

Stephen A. Smith crying on showStephen A Smith/First Take

It was news that was heartbreaking to hear for New York Knicks fans as well as Stephen A. Smith.

On Thursday, Stephen A. Smith was damn near in tears on First Take as he reacted to the devastating news in real-time on the show. They even had sad music playing in the background to go along with his crying.

Stephen A. Smith had hoped he could return as Randle had been rehabbing to avoid the surgery and return for the playoffs, Wojnarowski reported undergoing the procedure at this point means he could be fully recovered for the start of the 2024-25 campaign.

Randle had made his third All-Star Game in four years and averaged 24.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from three-point range, via

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