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Scott Van Pelt missed CFP ‘SportsCenter’ because of heart scare

Scott Van Pelt had a heart scare earlier this week that caused him to miss one of the biggest “SportsCenter” programs of the year.

“Bummed to miss one of my favorite shows of the year, but happy to be ok and home after a bit of a medical scare this afternoon,” Van Pelt tweeted on Monday.

“Thanks to @SuburbanHosp @CJPVFD for looking after me. Heart got a little out of whack, (SVT) which was pretty spooky, but fine now.”

Scott Van Pelt at a Maryland basketball game.
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Van Pelt, 55, hosts ESPN’s midnight “SportsCenter.” With the network’s wide array of live rights, this program essentially serves as the postgame show for the evening in sports.

Any time ESPN airs a big game — NBA playoffs, NFL postseason, etc. — Van Pelt is a comfortable presence for the viewers to stick around for. His midnight “SportsCenter” is as

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Knicks missed out on Tyrese Haliburton

Boisterous ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith is blasting his beloved New York Knicks for passing on Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft.

Smith made his opinion very clear during Wednesday’s episode of “SportsCenter with Stephen A. Smith.” Smith said the Knicks should have drafted Haliburton with the No. 8 pick instead of Obi Toppin, and did so in trademark Stephen A-style during a segment entitled “Oh, No You Didn’t!”

“Rookie Tyrese Haliburton, who the New York Knicks should have drafted instead of Obi Toppin, dropping 15 points in the fourth quarter last night, hitting a late-game dagger to help win the game for the Sacramento Kings,” Smith said, referring to a recent win over the Chicago Bulls. “That’s Tyrese Haliburton. This brother can ball. Shooting about 50 percent from 3-point range. The brother is special. That’s who the New York

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