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Stephen A. Smith on Being Fired From ESPN, TV Contracts, The Business of New Media, LeBron & Regrets

In this compelling episode of Earn Your Lei

*Stephen A. Smith on College Sports:* Discussing the evolution of college sports, Stephen appreciates the changes, noting the historical exploitation of athletes by the NCAA.

πŸ€ *Coaching Challenges:* Stephen reveals why many college coaches are leaving due to Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) complications.

πŸ“° *Media Relations:* Exploring the dynamics between current players and the media, Stephen explains the lack of close relationships.

🌟 *Impactful Presence:* Annually bringing in 2 billion views for ESPN, Stephen A. Smith discusses his significant impact on sports broadcasting.

πŸ”„ *Life-Changing Moments and Mistakes:* From a mistake that nearly cost him $600K and his career, to the firing that taught him crucial business lessons, Stephen opens up about his journey.

πŸ”‘ *Corporate Strategies:* Stephen offers advice on navigating corporate environments and shares how Black individuals can strategically advance in their careers.

πŸ€ *Basketball Legends:* Was LeBron's journey tougher than Jordan's? Plus, Stephen reflects on his close relationship with Allen Iverson during his time as a beat writer in Philly.

πŸŽ™οΈ *Journalistic Integrity and Influence:* From not being able to use his name initially for his podcast to emphasizing the importance of integrity in journalism, Stephen covers it all.

🀝 *Supporting Others:* Hear how Stephen prioritized elevating others and gave Shannon Sharpe a platform on First Take after Sharpe's departure from Fox Sports.

Don’t miss out on these powerful insights! Premiering today at 1 PM EST on the Earn Your Leisure YouTube channel and all podcast platforms. Subscribe and tune in for a deep dive into the business side of sports and media with Stephen A. Smith.