Looks like all that screaming has paid off. 

Stephen A. Smith is reportedly set to become the highest paid talent in ESPN history, after years of of terrible predicitions, and all the verbal sparring with his old pal Skip Bayless.  

According to a report by The New York Post, the legendary “First Take” star will see his salary double from $5 million a year to $10 million annually. 

Smith’s contract with ESPN is up in June 2021, but the negotiations are already well underway.

Via the NY Post

“Smith is in line to become the highest-paid on-air person at ESPN by potentially boosting his salary to $10 million per year, according to people with knowledge of the upcoming negotiations.”The Post spoke with multiple executives and agents to figure out the number that Smith could garner, and the consensus was in the $8 million-to-$10 million range. By comparison, Mike Greenberg is paid $6.5 million to host “Get Up!,” which is the network’s highest publicly known salary. PTI’s Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser are believed to be in Greenberg’s neighborhood.”

Screaming A. Smith gets paid to be wrong. 

What a job. 

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