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Kevin Sweeney

Stephen A. Smith Perfectly Trolled Shannon Sharpe After Being Called ‘Skip’ on ‘First Take'

The Stephen A. Smith vs. Shannon Sharpe duels on ESPN's First Take have begun, and Smith won the first in hilarious fashion.

Sharpe accidentally called Smith “Skip” during a debate on Monday’s show, the first time the two had appeared together since the new partnership was announced in August. Smith had the perfect response Tuesday, busting out a nametag during the show’s open with Sharpe as a reminder.

Sharpe, who sat besides Skip Bayless for years on FS1’s ‘Undisputed,' took it well, bursting out into laughter before seemingly ribbing Stephen A. for his struggles pronouncing longtime First Take host Molly Qerim’s name.

The early banter seems like a great sign for the future of the show. Sharpe and Smith will share the airwaves on Mondays and Tuesdays, which should produce plenty of viral moments throughout football season.

Fans loved Stephen A’s antics:

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