Few sports television broadcasters have the chemistry that Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim do on ESPN’s First Take.
They’ve been collaborating for a long time, and it shows in their on-screen connection.
The majority of the time.
Smith and Qerim went viral this week following an unpleasant exchange:
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo’s 63rd birthday was being celebrated by Smith, Qerim, Keyshawn Johnson, and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo.
Smith interrupted Qerim’s observation that Russo’s wife was in the midst of creating a cake for him.
“Don’t eat any of those, Molly,” Smith advised. “You’ve been eating a lot lately… you ate my cake.”
He suddenly realized he sounded like he was calling his co-host obese and tried to backtrack.
Watch the exchange between them below: