FIRST Take host Molly Qerim has said it would be “game over” if she could up her outfit game with Stephen A. Smith’s salary.
Stephen A. often pokes fun at Molly for her fashion choices, some of which he recalled Monday morning.
Qerim’s mockery of Stephen A’s orange jacket sparked the hilarious exchange.
Molly laughed at her “First Take” co-star because he wore a “fall orange” jacket over a blue shirt and bright orange tie for Sunday’s NBA countdown.
Smith explained he chose the outfit to support his beloved New York Knicks, whose team colors are orange and blue.
New York went 3-1 up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoff series that day.
“I represented the Knicks,” said Stephen A.
“I did what had to be done – and it worked.”
As he slashed the jabs away, Stephen A. finally told Qerim, “I know you’re not talking with some of these outfits you’re wearing!”
The sportscaster then began listing the many different items of clothing Molly showed off at First Take – and which he mocked, including a Little Red Riding Hood look.
“Let me just say one thing,” Molly replied before responding to Stephen A.
“If I had his salary, it’s game over. It’s game over,” she said.
“I work on a one percent budget.”
The back and forth brought guests Kendrick Perkins and Monica McNutt to tears.
And it went on for a few more minutes as Qerim continued to poke fun at Smith’s orange jacket — with the help of First Take producers, who reverted to screen a picture of the ESPN star’s outfit.
“Autumn orange, not spring,” said Molly. “Autumn orange. Wrong time of year, mate.
“And then your tie looks summery. You are everywhere.
Qerim got her revenge after Stephen A. poked fun at her for wearing a “two-tone” purple jacket in one of last week’s episodes.