Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying the impact Stephen A. Smith makes on a daily basis. The famous ESPN sportscaster is as vocal as it gets in the sports media landscape and gets paid millions to do it. He's also very aware of what many fans think of him.
On First Take, Stephen A. Smith broke down the "Most Annoying People in Sports." If you follow the ESPN show with Max Kellerman, many would understand his list. However, he pulled a quick one when putting himself at the top spot.
Rather predictably, he did it with over-the-top gusto, too.
Stephen A. Smith's Most Annoying People in Sports
Let's take a deeper look into his list.
5. New York Knicks
A Bronx native, Stephen A. Smith is very passionate about the New York Knicks. So while the hapless NBA franchise continues to spiral out of control, Stephen A. is quick to rant, like he did on his radio show last month.
4. Baker Mayfield
The phrase "overrated" gets used a lot in sports, but Stephen A. Smith was quick to use it on the Cleveland Browns quarterback after a slow start to the NFL season.
3. Antonio Brown
The Antonio Brown saga this past offseason was very annoying, and it's still going. There was no way this wasn't going to make the list.
2. Dallas Cowboys
Stephen A. Smith absolutely loves to troll the Dallas Cowboys. He's not alone, but he definitely enjoys poking fun at America's Team and head coach Jason Garrett any chance he can get on his national talk show.
1. Stephen A. Smith
Stephen A. Smith. Former counterpart Skip Bayless. Shannon Sharpe. Jim Rome. Jemele Hill. FOX Sports broadcaster Joe Buck. Depending on who you talk to, they can all be in the running for most annoying people in sports media in some form. Even athletes like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Lakers superstar LeBron James, and college football legend Tim Tebow get thrown into the mix for whatever reason.
However, according to Stephen A. Smith, he belongs at the top spot.
"Let's go to No. 1 on the list. Guess who? Me. Why? Because I'm Stephen A., that's why. Because I tell it like it is, that's why. Because I don't hesitate. Because I'm going to bring the rain and I'm not going to deny the fact that when you are me, you can get on everybody's damn nerves. Not just Dallas Cowboys fans, but everybody.
"I'm not stupid. I know I'm the No. 1 most annoying person in all of sports. I just don't care."
So there you have it. Stephen A. Smith has admitted to being the most annoying person in sports, whether you agree or not.