Stephen A. Smith opens up about Max Kellerman split: 'Audience told us we flatlined'

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ESPN’s most popular show, “First Take,” underwent a transformation this month after Stephen A. Smith reportedly had partner Max Kellerman dropped from the show.

Smith confirmed as much while appearing on the “Sports Illustrated Media Podcast” with Jimmy Traina on Thursday, explaining why he felt like the show needed a shake up.

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First Take
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