Stephen A. questions why the NCAA implemented the ‘Rich Paul rule’ | First Take


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  • Fat neck
    Fat neck  3 months back

    Sell outs.

    • Raoul Brown
      Raoul Brown  4 months back

      It's because rich paul is just some random guy. They have no connection with him so It's a problem. That's why they changed it to having a " good standing " with the ncaa

      • chenzo mutumbo
        chenzo mutumbo  4 months back

        "They had black (Republicans) make this rule."

        Condoleezza rice (bush administration) and grant hill (born rich kid that went to duke) are not great examples of people that have the rest of black community in mind... and I really dont expect SAS to understand that after he urged all black people to vote Republican for the most incoherent reasons possible.

        There is a difference between allen west (dumbass) and Cornell West (one of the greatest intellectuals of our time).

        • Nehemiah Stewart
          Nehemiah Stewart  4 months back

          I cant hear a word they are saying with SASs goatee looking like that

          • Thatkiddadreamer 3528
            Thatkiddadreamer 3528  4 months back

            All the black people stephen a listed r low key all Uncle Toms

            • Reginald Jeanmarie
              Reginald Jeanmarie  4 months back

              Grant Hill was raised in atypical circumstances. Tone deafness is his inheritance.

              • XxInthecoldxX
                XxInthecoldxX  4 months back

                Stephan A. Smith is a white agent to calm down the racial tension in sports. If your black you will tend to listen and hear out what they want you to hear through a black mans voice rather than a white one Stephan A. Smiths loyalty is in espn’s hands and I don’t blame him for it but I see through that bullshit

                • AOCLIVE
                  AOCLIVE  4 months back

                  The whitest blacks you can reference

                  • Denis Barbosa
                    Denis Barbosa  4 months back

                    Condoleeza Rice, Grant Hill, and David Robinson??? That is not the black representation I’d want in any committee. Why not Stephen Jackson, Gilbert Arenas, and Matt Barnes lol!

                    • Sage of the East
                      Sage of the East  4 months back

                      This is the dumbest debate ever! The sports media loves keeping young black folks ignorant! You don't need an education just be our gladiators and jesters so we're constantly folks need to wake up!

                      • NJDDSNS
                        NJDDSNS  4 months back

                        Stephen A saying it's not always about race? Is it Opposite Day?

                        • Mikey Mishima
                          Mikey Mishima  4 months back

                          What did rich Paul do?

                          • Xoxo James
                            Xoxo James  4 months back

                            Gotta fix the stache brah 🤦🏿‍♂️ like somebody got a sharpie on the set!

                            • Ramon Anaya
                              Ramon Anaya  4 months back

                              He can get a bachelors in playing ping pong in about 15 minutes. Let’s stop acting like this is a huge problem for a rich guy to fix.

                              • Mustafa Yousufzai
                                Mustafa Yousufzai  4 months back

                                I’m really shocked at Stephen A’s ignorance here. So just because there’s black ppl on the committee it means they are looking out for other black folk’s’ interests? Bruh, ever heard of an Uncle Tom? You think Condi Rice and Rich Paul have anything in common? Max is a smart dude and love that he ended it with the statement that it’s bigger than race.

                                • Mustafa Yousufzai
                                  Mustafa Yousufzai  4 months back

                                  Condi Rice, David Robinson and Grant Hill have NOTHING in common with disenfranchised communities. Do your research Stephen A... it will make Hollis, Queens look like the hood.

                                  • Mustafa Yousufzai
                                    Mustafa Yousufzai  4 months back

                                    Oh yeah, Condie Rice... the war criminal 👍

                                    • Jay Gib
                                      Jay Gib  4 months back

                                      It doesn't matter about the fact that there's blacks on the panel. They didn't grow up like the players that they make decisions on. And also whats the voting process? Maybe all didn't agree but majority rules.

                                      • Dexster Hue
                                        Dexster Hue  4 months back

                                        Steven A. forgot to draw his upper lip mustache...damn SON!!!

                                        • Da Sh
                                          Da Sh  4 months back

                                          Who the fuck is the NCAA to control who a human being associates with in relation to finding a job. FUCK THE NCAA. Baseball and hockey have easier paths to pro. But Amerikkka has a problem with allowing that same freedom to black dominated sports.

                                          • Corner Baby 252
                                            Corner Baby 252  4 months back

                                            Someone check the bottom of Stephen A Smith shoes for metal please. This nigga stays tap dancing for white people. But pretends to be the Black mans spokes person Lol get this clown ass house nigga out of here.

                                            • Last Shadow
                                              Last Shadow  4 months back

                                              But not African Americans from disenfranchised backgrounds,the list people SAS mentioned are what most would call "Elitist/system negroes",If we're being 100% frank,just a covert hand of racism to keep the status quo.

                                              • trey trey
                                                trey trey  4 months back

                                                All the committee said is if you want to become an Agent and deal with the NCAA EVERYBODY has to have a bachelors degree, they didn't single out racial by saying only this racial group has to have a bachelors while the other don't need one. It's real simple, if you want to become an agent GET A BACHELORS degree, going to college is great, why is this even an argument? College is one way we can improve our community as a whole.

                                                • trey trey
                                                  trey trey  4 months back

                                                  2:07 Well said Stephen A. Smith, lately Stephen A. Smith has been winning these debates and I was on Team Kellerman. As Stephen A. Smith stated with FACTS, this rule had nothing to do about racism or an attack on possibly about Rich Paul. I want to hear what the members of the committee has to say about their reasoning also. I'm an African American man also.

                                                  • Arii Price
                                                    Arii Price  4 months back

                                                    I genuinely don't know if they're going to be around in 10-20 years

                                                    • Arondo Irving 2
                                                      Arondo Irving 2  4 months back

                                                      Maybe the word Uncle Tom for Stephen A Smith was wrong on this point I understand exactly what he saying and I agree

                                                      • Matthias Kerr
                                                        Matthias Kerr  4 months back

                                                        Lol Rich Paul is back to school shopping right now

                                                        • Chris Gordon
                                                          Chris Gordon  4 months back

                                                          If lebron really wanted to he could start a league for them and get all top players but this is just a story

                                                          • Sho Nuff
                                                            Sho Nuff  4 months back

                                                            All those African American came from homes with money.

                                                            • Dwayne Malcolm
                                                              Dwayne Malcolm  4 months back

                                                              They are moving the goalposts and you know that used to be first in 10 at the 20 now is First and Ten at 400 years ago

                                                              • Dwayne Malcolm
                                                                Dwayne Malcolm  4 months back

                                                                What about Tobias Harris's father didn't he play a agent and get his son $180 million dollars

                                                                • Mickel Smickle
                                                                  Mickel Smickle  4 months back

                                                                  Max was right Steven A trying to avoid being called a race baiter and even though Mrs rice was on the NCAA board that don't mean nothing she is a house negroe what difference does color make to her

                                                                  • InviteTheLight Readings
                                                                    InviteTheLight Readings  4 months back

                                                                    Look, nobody needs a "to win" a racism-detector debate here **-snore. So let that go.
                                                                    You never addressed /truly addressed the questions as you said -- and I don't think you can throw out those 3 main "black-people" names you until you do so. THE NCAA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A TOTAL PARASITE ON THE BACKS OF THESE COLLEGE PLAYERS and now they are attempting to impede a player's personal choice in an agent, within affairs- with an entity (NBA), that does NOT relate to them at all,---- except to be a competitor FOR that same player. -that's a conflict of interest when it come to the NCAA's tentacles reaching out and setting regulation, requiring testing for an agent, in a matter that does not directly involve-- the NCAA. (sorry I know that run -on sentence was a lot!)

                                                                    WHY is this only being addressed in the NBA division of the NCAA? Why if "they care so much about their players' 'well-being', was it sooo easy to rescind a bylaw that had put out there "in good faith".and NFL draft nor the NHL draft agents don't need the same rules imposed on them by the NCAA "to protect the players?"

                                                                    None of it even made sense, in the seeming random timing for one. 20 + years I've known an agent needs no degree and at one point needed no certification.
                                                                    And SO WHAT BLACK people are "involved"? Condi Rice was "involved" in the Bush Administration (WOMD no WOMD,) so was Colin Powell and wtf is Ben Carson?? >> chopped liver in proving that "black people" can make uninformed or just outright bad decisions as well as the next man??

                                                                    Committee or no committee, the NCAA should enforce their so called "Draft rules" to every sport.

                                                                    Why do people need to fly to Indiana to take a test? yet other's don't NFL, NHL? At the very least ---Why aren't there to be proxy test centers in LA, NY, Texas? I mean come on.
                                                                    SAS, I don't care WHO you drag up as being on this committee - making people fly out to some Indiana for a "test" in addition to aspects feels obstructionist. Nobody needs to "win" an argument on "racism" here more than assholism. I personally don't believe that Grant Hill would get behind such bizarre and seemingly randomly-timed regulations.

                                                                    • bluchap43
                                                                      bluchap43  4 months back


                                                                      • InviteTheLight Readings
                                                                        InviteTheLight Readings  4 months back

                                                                        No SAS - FAIL since WHEN do three people win an entire vote. Grant Hill Condoleeza Rice and David Robinson <--- those THREE run the NCAA. There's proof they even voted YES to the "Rich Paul Rule" ???? If this is the case can those three take care of the next US election since they are so good at being 3 people out of "VARIOUS OTHERS" to "win" passing the Rich Paul rule. ESPN stop making SAS get on air making sense 97% of the time and the other 3 being completely ridiculous!

                                                                        • MrSaggatriniboy
                                                                          MrSaggatriniboy  4 months back

                                                                          Puppets do exist

                                                                          • A86 Lyo
                                                                            A86 Lyo  4 months back


                                                                            • Ayokunle Akachi
                                                                              Ayokunle Akachi  4 months back

                                                                              Stephen A.....WTF...LOL

                                                                              • Brian Fortune
                                                                                Brian Fortune  4 months back

                                                                                SAS’s mustache is a Catastrophe! He shaved in the dark or while he was driving on driving to work. He hella outta pocket.

                                                                                • GODDSUN AFRICANMACK'Nz
                                                                                  GODDSUN AFRICANMACK'Nz  4 months back

                                                                                  This is why BLACKS can never build wealth in America... because when we start making moves and really making moves they close doors on us .... REPARATIONS 2020

                                                                                  • Sanchezjr13
                                                                                    Sanchezjr13  4 months back

                                                                                    Stephen A's facial hair game is fucked up

                                                                                    • Trillest Jay
                                                                                      Trillest Jay  4 months back

                                                                                      Ya need to get rid of molly like am I the only one that heard molly telling them guys it time to rap it up while Stephen A was talking then she look freaking nervous when they end the video she got to go she look good tho but her ass gotta go

                                                                                      • greg turner
                                                                                        greg turner  4 months back

                                                                                        Ok if you want to send the kid's two schools for three years b4 pro s than pay the kid's.. There is away you can do it...most blk people come out the ghetto...give the kid's a future ..something to look up too..

                                                                                        • Game of Death Secret Society

                                                                                          is there ever any white guest on First Take

                                                                                          • Game of Death Secret Society

                                                                                            what is the first take a all black show, sounds like a racial show everyknows steven smith is racist!!!!!

                                                                                            • Derek B
                                                                                              Derek B  4 months back

                                                                                              Graduate play overseas. Then pursue the NBA. Requirements should be certification and 2-3 year experience. Enough money for everybody

                                                                                              • MALEK KUSHI MUZIK
                                                                                                MALEK KUSHI MUZIK  4 months back

                                                                                                David Robinson and Grant Hill are uncle Toms. Condoleeza Rice does not identify as African American and she has OPENLY said that. She is an Island girl and does not identify with the Black struggle at all.

                                                                                                • MALEK KUSHI MUZIK
                                                                                                  MALEK KUSHI MUZIK  4 months back

                                                                                                  Who is tightening up SAS face?