Nick Wright reacts to Luka’s performance in Slovenia’s loss and a USA-France gold medal game matchup I FIRST THINGS FIRST

France defeated Luka Dončić’s Slovenia team 90-89 to advance to the gold medal game vs Team USA. Luka scored a triple-double in Slovenia’s loss. Nick Wright explains why ‘France defeating Slovenia is a good news, bad news situation.’

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Nick Wright is out on Steph Curry winning another title with the Warriors I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Steph Curry agreed to a four-year $215M extension with the Golden State Warriors, becoming the first player in NBA history to sign two $200M contracts. Nick Wright reacts to this news, and decides whether he’s in or out on Steph winning another title with the Warriors.

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Brandon Marshall: ‘Philip Rivers could get the job done for Indianapolis’ I FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Indianapolis Colts are facing a dilemma with their quarterback Carson Wentz out for five to twelve weeks with a foot injury, but it looks like the answer may be coming out of a surprising source. Philip Rivers has said he has not ruled out returning to the NFL and is ‘staying ready’, just in time to bail the Colts out of their QB problem. Brandon Marshaill lays out why he thinks Rivers could be an excellent replacement for Wentz, so excellent in fact, that we may not see Wentz in a Colts uniform this season.

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Nick Wright on Lakers’ latest trade: ‘I’m excited to see Melo, Russ & LeBron team up’ I FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Los Angeles Lakers have made another move in free agency, singing Carmelo Anthony to a one-year deal. This is in addition to already signing Dwight Howard and Russell Westbrook. Nick Wright shares his reaction to the Lakers signing Carmelo, and breaks down why he’s excited to see LeBron James team up with these veteran players.

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Nick Wright: 'KD was sensational, but I'm rooting for Luka to win gold' I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Nick Wright has a confession to make. Although he admits Kevin Durant did a sensational job in leading Team USA to the semi-finals of the olympics, he’s rooting for his large adult Slovenian Son to take the gold medal. Hear why he thinks Luka Dončić will win it all.

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Nick Wright: ‘Age is not the concern for LeBron’s Lakers’ | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Los Angeles Lakers made some big moves on Monday, signing Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore. With Russell Westbrook already cemented on the roster, Brandon Marshall doesn’t believe a team as ‘old’ as the Lakers’ can cut it in a Finals run, but Nick Wright disagrees. Hear why he’s not concerned about LeBron James’ Lakers being too old to be a challenge in the Finals.

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Nick Wright is a little annoyed with the ongoing Kawhi Leonard Saga I FIRST THINGS FIRST

It’s been reported that Kawhi Leonard is expected to re-sign with Los Angeles Clippers, but will listen to offers from other teams. Nick Wright lays out why he’s getting a little annoyed with this ongoing saga, and what he thinks Kawhi will do after declining his option for next season.

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Brandon Marshall: Aaron Rodgers is not going to let the Green Bay Packers down I FIRST THINGS FIRST

MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he’s “100% all in” as he returns to the Green Bay Packers, and to Brandon Marshall that’s a good sign for the season. Watch as he tells Nick Wright what a fully committed Rodgers means for the Packers’ Super Bowl chances.

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Brandon Marshall: Aaron Rodgers deserves a seat at the table, but now the pressure is on him I FIRST THINGS FIRST

On Wednesday, Aaron Rodgers took to the podium unfiltered, unapologetic, unedited. He laid out the last few months of drama with the Green Bay Packers. Yesterday, it was general manager Brian Gutekunst’s turn to answer questions, explaining his version of why Green Bay went and got Randall Cobb. He said quote ‘Seeing him last night reminded me of what an impact he’ll have in the locker room..this was an important thing for Aaron. When asked about making personnel decisions, he responded quote: I’m not relinquishing any power whatsoever.’ Brandon Marshall reacts to Gutekunst’s words, explaining why even though ‘Rodgers deserves a seat at the table, the pressure is now on him.’

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Chris Broussard on Lakers’ blockbuster trade: ‘A ring could change Russell Westbrook’s legacy’ I FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled off a blockbuster deal, acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and last night’s No. 22 overall pick. Chris Broussard joins First Things First to talk about the trade, and what it would mean for Westbrook’s legacy if he should finally win his first championship with the Lakers.

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Eric Mangini gets to the root of Aaron Rodgers’ problem in Green Bay I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Aaron Rodgers was transparent in his first press conference in Green Bay since returning to the Packers training camp. He revealed he was looking for more input in the Packers’ office, but Eric Mangini says the feud goes deeper than just that. Hear what Mangini thinks is the root of the issue.

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Eric Mangini gets to the root of Aaron Rodgers' problem in Green Bay I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Aaron Rodgers was transparent in his first press conference in Green Bay since returning to the Packers training camp. He revealed he was looking for more input in the Packers’ office, but Eric Mangini says the feud goes deeper than just that. Hear what Mangini thinks is the root of the issue.

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Brandon Marshall: ‘Davante Adams is right, he should be the highest paid WR’ I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Aaron Rodgers wasn’t the only Packers player to make waves in his Green Bay Press Conference. Davante Adams said during his presser that he believes he should be the highest paid wide receiver in the league. Brandon Marshall and Eric Mangini decide whether they agree Davante has a strong argument.

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Joy Taylor: ‘Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay set Packers up for their ‘Last Dance” I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Yesterday, Aaron Rodgers during a press conference says he mulled retirement during the offseason, and says he wants more say in Green Bay Packers’ front office decisions. With Green Bay’s personnel moves, it looks like their compromise has created wins on both sides. Joy Taylor joins First Things First to share her thoughts on Rodgers’ press conference, and what it means for the future of Green Bay.

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Brandon Marshall analyzes the Cam Newton – Mac Jones & Jimmy G – Trey Lance Week 1 QB battles I FIRST THINGS FIRST

NFL training camp is heating up and buzzing as it kicked off this week, which also means it’s time for notable quarterback battles in several teams, including the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers. In New England, Bill Belichick was asked whether Cam Newton or Mac Jones will start behind center in Week 1 and responded with a Belichick-like response, saying quote ‘It’s a new season..we all have a lot of work to do.’ In San Francisco, Trey Lance is still unsigned, which means Jimmy Garoppolo remains the starting quarterback for now. Brandon Marshall predicts who will start in Week 1 between Cam, Jones, Jimmy G, and Lance for both teams.

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Chris Broussard: ‘Green Bay is surrounding Aaron Rodgers with weapons, no more excuses’ I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Aaron Rodgers has reported to the Green Bay Packers training camp after a drama-filled off-season. With Green Bay officially acquiring Randall Cobb from the Houston Texans, Chris Broussard believes Rodgers has no more excuses for missing a Super Bowl.

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Brandon Marshall salutes Simon Biles & Naomi Osaka for standing up for mental health I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Brandon Marshall is smiling right now, because world class athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles are pushing the conversation on mental health to the forefront. Watch as he shares his thoughts on Biles stepping down from the Olympic Gymnastics team in the interest of her mental health.

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Brandon Marshall shares what Brian Gutekunst has to do to keep “Mr. Rodgers” happy in Green Bay I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Aaron Rodgers is returning to the Green Bay Packers this season. Both parties are reportedly close to a new deal that will essentially give Rodgers the freedom to pick where he wants to play in 2022. This report follows after a drama-filled offseason for the reigning MVP, where it was left unclear whether he would be at training camp this season or not. Brandon Marshall shares what general manager Brian Gutekunst must do to keep ‘Mr. Rodgers’ happy in Green Bay this season.

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Greg Jennings: The Packers win now, but ultimately lose with Aaron Rodgers likely out next year I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Aaron Rodgers is returning to the Green Bay Packers this season. Both parties are reportedly close to a new deal that will essentially give Rodgers the freedom to pick where he wants to play in 2022. This report follows after a drama-filled offseason for the reigning MVP, where it was left unclear whether he would be at training camp this season or not. Greg Jennings explains what this deal means for his former teammate and the Packers.

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Chris Broussard lists 3 huge differences between Aaron Rodgers & Giannis Antetokounmpo I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Chris Broussard talks Aaron Rodgers after it seems the MVP quarterback and the Green Bay Packers are getting close to reaching a deal, one that would give Rodgers the option to depart Green Bay after this season. Kevin Wildes draws comparisons with another Wisconsin star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, but hear why Broussard thinks Rodgers’ is no Giannis.

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Brandon Marshall: Big Ben must adapt and lean on the Steelers’ run game and defense to succeed I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Ben Roethlisberger is entering Year 18 in the NFL with a new offensive coordinator, new weapons, including rookie running back Najee Harris, but nothing new as far as expectations go. The bar is set just as high for this team as previous in Pittsburgh. Big Ben says that this year is quote ‘not about proving anything. It’s about a love of the game and love of this team and city and feeling like I still got it.’ Brandon Marshall compares Big Ben to Carmelo Anthony and explains why he must ‘adapt like Melo did to have a chance this season.’

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Brandon Marshall: Baker Mayfield isn’t ready to lead the Browns to the Super Bowl I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Eric Mangini joins Brandon Marshall and Joy Taylor to discuss whether the Cleveland Browns are contenders for next season. Hear why Brandon believes that Baker Mayfield still isn’t ready to lead and manage the Browns’ offense to get them to the Super Bowl.

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Chris Broussard: I might be surprised if USA Basketball wins gold rather than lose it I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Team USA Basketball played their Olympics opener against France yesterday. The exhibition losses carried over as they failed to beat the French national team in a stunning 83-76 loss. It’s their first loss since 2004. The French finished on a 16-2 run while the U.S. missed their final nine shots. Chris Broussard explains why he ‘won’t write off Team USA with their talent, but will be shocked if they win gold rather than lose it.’

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Joy Taylor tells Brandon Marshall what Aaron Rodgers & Davante Adams’ cryptic IG post means for Green Bay I FIRST THINGS FIRST


Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams cryptically posted the same picture from Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance” to their Instagram stories, seemingly hinting this could be their last season with the Green Bay Packers. Joy Taylor joins Brandon Marshall and Kevin Wildes to discuss what message the two star players are trying to convey, and what this means for the future of the Packers.

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Nick Wright & Eric Mangini talk Browns’ 2021 season: ‘Baker Mayfield is a star’ I FIRST THINGS FIRST

Baker Mayfield commented on the abundance of Cleveland Browns weapons, stating “If we don’t have chemistry, none of it matters”. Brandon Marshall isn’t sure he trusts Baker to take advantage of the Browns playmakers, but Nick Wright and Eric Mangini like what they’re hearing. Hear why Nick says Mayfield is a star, and why he’s expecting good things from the Browns in the 2021 season.

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