This should be the best of times for Stephen A. Smith. As the NBA Finals approaches, his role in ESPN/ABC’s coverage expands significantly. He is its face and voice. Smith is coming off a major coup with the “First Take” episode featuring the much-watched interview with Earvin Johnson. During the spot, Magic spilled sour grape juice all over his departure as Lakers president. And if he didn’t already have enough ESPN exposure, we have heard the Faculty is making SAS the point-man on its May 28th NBA Finals special where he will work with Magic, Michael Wilbon and Doc Rivers.