Shannon Sharpe has recently announced a major change that is sure to shake up sports media.
Sharpe is slated to join Stephen A. Smith on First Take, spending Mondays and Tuesdays on the program starting September 4th.
Smith is one of the most controversial figures across sports media, and Sharpe is slated to add to this program with hot takes of his own.
Sharpe made this announcement via a photoshopped image of him and Smith reenacting an epic sports moment between Dwayne Wade and Lebron James.
Wade quickly responded to this announcement, saying, “I like what y’all did there.”
I like what y’all did there🔥🔥 https://t.co/aidyT4p7yl
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 25, 2023
Wade appears to be another sports fan who is excited about this new pairing.
ESPN has laid off several employees lately, including some of their longest-tenured on-air talent.
Sharpe’s hiring could come as a surprise to these former employees, as he likely commands a significant haul.
First Take has quickly become one of the most popular shows across sports media, even though it is sometimes controversial.
Whether Sharpe and Smith will be a great pairing remains to be seen.
Thankfully for fans like Wade, they won’t have to wait long to see how this situation plays out.
If it goes well, Sharpe could be asked to be a full-time contributor, expanding his role on the show.
The NFL Season is less than two weeks away.
Sharpe has limited time to prepare for his first appearance on this program, but he does have an established rapport with Smith, which could make the transition more seamless.NEXT: Colts Reportedly Rejected 1 Offer For Jonathan Taylor