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A few days ago, Twitter user @Dylangonzalez21 posted a video of Stephen A. with Snapchat’s baby filter, which turns a person into a baby and gives them a child-like voice. @Dylangonzalez21 posted the video over one of Stephen A.’s radio show broadcasts, specifically the one which aired the day after the New York Knicks had lost out on drafting Zion Williamson in the Draft Lottery.
And, well, the results were hilarious.
Alright yea the baby filter was made for Stephen A Smith rants😂 pic.twitter.com/hgmnPB7ZiD— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) May 21, 2019
Smith, who is already known for his expressive demeanor and loud on-air segments, managed to sound like a tiny toddler who was doing nothing more than throwing a very big temper tantrum.
Just let him sleep guys pic.twitter.com/xZzxDx806c— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) May 22, 2019
Ultimately, it appeared that Stephen A. and the baby face filter were a perfect viral match.
Greatest baby of all-time pic.twitter.com/euMoO6EA0I— Parakeet Cortes (@Ryan_Cortes) May 21, 2019
😭😭why does baby Stephen A look like me when I was younger 🤦🏽♂️— SKINNY⚡️LEGEND (@XOUT__) May 22, 2019
I’m convinced this is EXACTLY how he was as a kid— Miles Norman (@__mn4_) May 22, 2019
One user thought the video was so good, it deserved to be on Facebook.
Shortly after, users began putting the baby filter over other sports personalities, with one person saying they would pay money to see an entire ESPN segment called “First Take Babies.”
And Shaq pic.twitter.com/cvn4OtI8Mu— Edgar Lopez-Ash (@ellatinolindo) May 22, 2019
charles barkley with the baby filter looks like charles barkley pic.twitter.com/NNcJwRkAEQ— k e i t h 🐤🥔 (@KeetPotato) May 16, 2019
would pay $4.99/month for “First Take Babies” on ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/PRNW5Inh7Y— Mike Foss (@themikefoss) May 20, 2019
So, if anyone from ESPN is reading this, it appears there is a large sum of people who wouldn’t mind watching babies throw temper tantrums over sports. Maybe “First Take Babies” isn’t a bad idea after all.
Dominic-Madori Davis is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California. She covers the internet, politics, and social issues.