Stephen A. isn't letting Kawhi off the hook | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the player under the most pressure in the NBA is still Kawhi Leonard following the Houston Rockets dealing disgruntled star James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.
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  1. Blake Tolley

    Blake Tolley

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    Clips shouldn't have got out the 1st round

  2. M TELYA


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    Meanwhile, Clippers at the top of the Western Conference now 🙄 Stephen A Smith needs to stop with the jiving.

  3. Isaiah Flemister

    Isaiah Flemister

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    Kd is under the most pressure or James harden how is kawhi under the most...he already lost ... I’m confused

  4. zyl zyl

    zyl zyl

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    Stupid A. Makes it a joke when Max states that LBJGT & Durant have another MVP Superstar along with them and Kawhi doesn't!!!!!!!!! This is the NBA LeFrankesbron brainwashing agenda , overrated & overachieved by any means of media necessary ... Wow

  5. Life Of Zack

    Life Of Zack

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    Why KP get soo mad😂

  6. hahaha 00

    hahaha 00

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    I understand what Steven A is saying about how he wants to see Kawhi vs lebron. but no one caaarrreees no one. because Kawhi is not expected to make the conference much less the finals. the MOST pressure is on BROOKLYN they have to much power to not make the finals. Kawhi is not on the spot light as BROOKLYN.

  7. Joe


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    Lebron cannot take on Harden, Durant, and Irving without a third star.

  8. Arsenio Haggs

    Arsenio Haggs

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    These are the three best ever I love them guys

  9. Jason Tan

    Jason Tan

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    Yeah Max said marginal, but don’t expect a pea brain fool to remember that

  10. Francisco Borba

    Francisco Borba

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    These 3 guys are super entertaining. But SAS and KP are tripping on this take... saying Kawhi has more pressure because there is no disruptive potential around him like Kyrie in Brooklyn? Oh Jimmy Christmas

  11. Yungin Glo

    Yungin Glo

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    Stephen a. Make me sick now, he always using his basketball card over max head when y’all talkn born max doesn’t do u that

  12. Myka'Al Ban Yahudah

    Myka'Al Ban Yahudah

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    Thank you Max, what kind of convoluted logic is that? SAS is reaching. Perkins started talking about retirement 🤦🏽‍♂️ lol

  13. Saul Carrasco

    Saul Carrasco

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    Stephen a acts like he’s a basketball expert

  14. L.O.U


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    They hate MAX so much for speaking FACTS!! These dudes dont know more basketball than max. Why? Because they black? Im black and think 90% of the stuff out of Steven mouth is BS!

  15. Shota Toriumi

    Shota Toriumi

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    The lacking door socially accept because mall clearly separate alongside a pleasant anatomy. wasteful, uttermost humor

  16. Corey Gilmore

    Corey Gilmore

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    I’d take PG over AD because of his ability to run a team as a 1 like with the Pacers.

  17. Erick Santos

    Erick Santos

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    Max is right, again, but Stephen A. and Perk be acting like they know everything lol. When Max schools them on boxing, he simply drops the facts and puts things in perspective for them. When it's Basketball, they mock Max like he has no idea what he is talking about but he is right, A LOT. Not always, but neither are they. The Nets have a big 3 and the leader of that team, or the best player, is KD. He is under the most pressure. This should not be a debate. He joined a 73 win team to get a ring because he could not beat LeBron, and now has the only big 3. Kawhi has Paul George who chokes every single time.

  18. Edwin Weekes

    Edwin Weekes

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    Please! respect Max

  19. Itachi gotskills777

    Itachi gotskills777

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    Kyrie going through a phase

  20. Trent Tubman

    Trent Tubman

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  21. LyricalMurderer1


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    Why is SAS being so respectful to Perk and so disrespectful to Max?

  22. Kadeem Patrick

    Kadeem Patrick

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    don't let this Harden trade make yall forget that Kawhi and PG13 owe the clippers a chip because they mortgage their entire future for them

  23. Mr.eastcoast Grow

    Mr.eastcoast Grow

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    Aint it funny how LeBron comes to the west and everyone goes east.

    • Don-Ke Billinsley

      Don-Ke Billinsley

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      Lbj lost when he got west he needed A.D.🙄And he actually got swept reason for leaving east 😁

  24. Qauda Quic

    Qauda Quic

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    Stephen A be cooking max bro smh 😂

  25. donkor thomas

    donkor thomas

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    BK (Harden more specifically) is definitely under the most pressure now by far it’s not even close.

  26. Alex D

    Alex D

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  27. Soulfide


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    Kd, kyrie, and harden have the most pressure because that's a powerhouse. Its like when kd went to Golden state. If they didn't win qith that incredible team... it was a bust

  28. Jeremiah Ogunnupe

    Jeremiah Ogunnupe

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    Max's point were valid lol tf stephen A talking about?

  29. RahXephon


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    At 4:14, Max gives up talking to those 2 dumbasses lol

  30. Jahvonn_


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    Max is right lol

  31. Darrell Anderson

    Darrell Anderson

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    Kendrick Perkins is annoying af my god! Who told him he can do this lmaoo

    • Dmiller 1128

      Dmiller 1128

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  32. Keen Steele

    Keen Steele

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    It’s sad because in the last few years Max predictions been more on point than SAS’s

  33. CULTR Pro

    CULTR Pro

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    Perk hates Max cos he’s white for sure

  34. Steez Nutsinyourmouth

    Steez Nutsinyourmouth

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    Paul George was building a castle in LA 🤫👀😂

  35. E P

    E P

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    4:31 perk’s restraint noises are anime worthy

  36. Shawn Thomas

    Shawn Thomas

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    Steven A really needs to do comedy I can’t stop crying laughing

  37. Joe Bob Tarheel

    Joe Bob Tarheel

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    Stephen A. Smith makes me sick to my stomach! "Y'all Can Kick Rocks" *creepy shiver*

  38. TJ3


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    Max be speaking facts most of the time bury gets clowned for it and get this dude perk of tv

  39. Dy Chhoeun

    Dy Chhoeun

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    KD, Harden, and Kyrie will get slain by the King

  40. Youwin Louw

    Youwin Louw

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    Max Kellerman is the Craig Burley of the NBA

  41. Pawel Bak

    Pawel Bak

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    Maxx go to comment about boxing.

  42. Pawel Bak

    Pawel Bak

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    take the Maxx off the show .period !!!!!

  43. micah white

    micah white

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    Kendrick Perkins does not know more basketball than Max. SAS is trippin and Harden is easily under the most pressure. Why do I feel like Max always gets too much hate by everyone who doesn't agree with him. Like instead of just disagreeing, why do they take shots at him?

  44. Iceee W.

    Iceee W.

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    Max is a lot smarter than them and it shows🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️

  45. Adam Ariff

    Adam Ariff

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    I wonder what kind of convos max and SAS have off the cam 😂



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    Perkins to SAS: that's valid Perk to Max Kellerman: YOURE WRONG, NO

  47. Original G-street boy

    Original G-street boy

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    Can't stand kendrick just like shaq think they know everything ...

  48. Original G-street boy

    Original G-street boy

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    Paul Georgia was in the mvp race 2 years ago so he is mvp caliber.

  49. TEE FAZO


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    Bro like fr they need to stop giving max so much hate

  50. Jeremy Mosley

    Jeremy Mosley

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    Brooklyn has the most pressure.

  51. streetdisciple30


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    Max need to start to clapping back at SAS and stop being afraid of him...Max answers everyone else but SAS even when max making good points... Why would SAS allow him on the programme if he doesn't know basketball..cmon isn't max the one with a hip hop track and not SAS..max if u see this..stop folding whenever SAS give u the lil brother treatment he str8t punking u and u jus smiling like a lil kid without heart.Fight back..clap back son.

  52. Andre G

    Andre G

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    Max is Right

  53. The correct one

    The correct one

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    I swear perk is the worst on espn🤣

  54. osagie akhidenor

    osagie akhidenor

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    Imagine if Stephen A is a coach

  55. Mack Peters

    Mack Peters

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    Harden is probably THE biggest name without a ring. Why wouldn’t he be under the most pressure?

  56. Cameron Tyree Mitchell

    Cameron Tyree Mitchell

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    😂😂😂😂 bro they be tag teaming on max

  57. Gustavo Sanchez

    Gustavo Sanchez

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    Man kawhi ain't off the hook! He literally tried to ring chase and set the lakers up for failure, asked Durant and Jimmy Butler to join him before Paul george. Blew a 3-1 lead while up Doc gets fired.......aaaaaaaand I bet he leaves the clippers after this season. All the pressure should be on him to win, instead he got lucky that eyes shifted to Brooklyn and he could easily come up short handed with no backlash now. he's a low-key cancer himself anyone who thinks otherwise D-rider

  58. lazyboy97


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    It's funny how Stephen A said him and Perk know basketball more than Max. If thats the case it just makes him look even worse. Max day after day is a much better analyst than Stephen A and ESPECIALLY Perkins. He actually uses factual statistics and scenarios to back up his stances. Even if he might go overboard sometimes. I wanted the Clippers to win last year. But with Harden going to the Nets every NBA fan knows we're looking forward to Lakers vs Nets in the Finals. Come on Stephen A

  59. Jamrockdj HD

    Jamrockdj HD

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    James Harden has had 2 former / mvp level players on his team for the past three years while averaging mvp numbers and still can’t deliver a chip now he got 2 of em at the same time let’s see what happens cuz I guarantee that the result aren’t gonna change I feel bad for Kyrie most off all he was tryna play robin to James now he gonna play Alfred to James N Kevin 😂😂

  60. Duke Dangles

    Duke Dangles

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    Why they flexing like they basketball gurus, they ain’t talking X and Os, they just doing professional barbershop talk, cut it out

  61. Jamrockdj HD

    Jamrockdj HD

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    KP know what he talking bout. I’m not gonna feel sorry for max cuz I’ve seen him get proven wrong too many times.

  62. Christian Rodriguez

    Christian Rodriguez

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    I love how Max takes on SAS and Perk at the same time and still has more valid points lol

  63. Ghost 83GC

    Ghost 83GC

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    Steven a keep disrespecting max

  64. Teufel Hunden

    Teufel Hunden

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    Nice of James Harden to retire and join First Take

  65. NcDash


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    Max said “TIMEOUT”!! He mad asf 🤣



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    Ibaka is better than trez

  67. Charles Billions

    Charles Billions

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    Yeah bruh we want the smoke 😂😂



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    IDK why all the hate for kyre and pg13

  69. Jay D

    Jay D

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    Kendrick Perkins “2 mar” Very elegant 😂😂

  70. Tariq Maciver

    Tariq Maciver

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    Max right on this one no cap

  71. Lonnell E.

    Lonnell E.

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    SAS is a clown man smh 🤦🏽‍♂️

  72. DeonteØnni ØTL

    DeonteØnni ØTL

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    4:28 I’ve been waiting for Steven A. To say this since kawhi made that New Balance commercial 😂😂😂

  73. georgecbrr


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    So we gonna sit here and ignore that straight face burp

  74. Ghost Graft3rr

    Ghost Graft3rr

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    Max is right

  75. eigo bike

    eigo bike

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    what’s the deal with NBA mental health ?

  76. charles Selvarajan

    charles Selvarajan

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    SAS is a DK

  77. reimixo


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    The pressure on the nets is on the coaching staff... A Rookie coach and a coach that never got to the finals when he should have

  78. reimixo


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    3 top 15 guys have no pressure man cmon...they have expectations... No pressure...

  79. h girard

    h girard

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    Max is Right. Kd n harden are under more pressure.

  80. Zigu Mike

    Zigu Mike

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    It's so fun watching Stephen A. vs Max going off 😅

  81. i love basketball ph

    i love basketball ph

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    shut up perks

  82. G B

    G B

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    Hey Stephen A Smith don't worry we Clippers going to be there in the finals ready for the Flakers this season for sure and Kawhi and PG13 ready & better for war

  83. DS Sorley

    DS Sorley

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    Max gonna leave soon, my guy has great takes more often than not but gets treated like an idiot unless it’s the fight game. He needs to go to Fox and join a better show. First take just getting old with the arguments every single day year in year out

  84. Ronald Berces

    Ronald Berces

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    Max has points. but Sas should not go too far man....

  85. Jonathan Ntumba

    Jonathan Ntumba

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  86. Jerome Potter

    Jerome Potter

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    Stephen A is so disrespectful when he talks to max

  87. Demarion Ellick

    Demarion Ellick

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    Max be making perk so bad 💀💀💀💀😹😹😹😹😹😹 his facial expressions be killing em grace yard dead

  88. Waldo Gutierrez

    Waldo Gutierrez

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    And Max couple years PG13 was a mvp candidate for OKC that's what you said then

  89. bryan


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    ad looked like a mvp on the lakers in large part due to LeBron. They both make each other better

  90. Waldo Gutierrez

    Waldo Gutierrez

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    Max you cant call a man mvp without ever winning a mvp award smh

  91. The Universes Dankest

    The Universes Dankest

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    Funny thing is Max wouldn’t say I know more boxing than you if they were discussing that topic they disrespect max so much for no reason other than he’s winning the debate 😭

  92. Braden Olsen

    Braden Olsen

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    Max is right

  93. VashAnand


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    As usual max makes the most sense

  94. Deion Leake

    Deion Leake

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    Yeaaa Max is right. Definitely KD and Harden under more pressure

  95. Erick Freitas

    Erick Freitas

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  96. Derrick Anim

    Derrick Anim

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    😂😂😂 best one I have seen by far

  97. ejay the goat

    ejay the goat

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    Max is right the nets have to win the chip it’s a must or bust

  98. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

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    Pandemic Paul is under the most pressure in LA

  99. Bun Bee

    Bun Bee

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    Max is 100% correct....Stephen A and Perk are OTL! 🤪

  100. Everett Salazar Gonzalez

    Everett Salazar Gonzalez

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    why SAS gotta be so insecure, I feel he just lowkey dont wanna look week in front of another brother... his attitude changes so much whenever perk shows up. SAD!