Stephen A. is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now | First Take

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Stephen A. is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether they would pick the Los Angeles Lakers to win the Western Conference right now.

0:00 Stephen A. Smith is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now.
1:30 Stephen A.: LeBron is not looking healthy.
2:20 Max Kellerman is nervous for the Lakers.
2:50 If the Lakers are healthy, they are the best team in the West - Max.

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  1. ESPN
    Muaj më parë

    0:00 Stephen A. Smith is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now. 1:30 Stephen A.: LeBron is not looking healthy. 2:20 Max Kellerman is nervous for the Lakers. 2:50 If the Lakers are healthy, they are the best team in the West - Max.

    1. Joseph Ruidias
      Joseph Ruidias
      Muaj më parë

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    2. Winter Malerkey
      Winter Malerkey
      Muaj më parë

      No.... if the lakers match-up with the clippers I 'don't think so. I'll go to the Clippers.

    3. Tommy
      Muaj më parë

      @Jad Santana how does it feel botting or using alts to reply to these comments. Must be sad

    4. Tommy
      Muaj më parë

      @Ephraim Bruce this man is using alts to advertise flixzone lmao I saw the same two comments in many nba related videos

    5. Felicia Williams
      Felicia Williams
      Muaj më parë

      @Gerald McIntosh you sound crazy Bron is 36 yrs old and injuries do not heal as fast the older you get. You can tell he has no lift or speed. Let's not talk about all the playing time on his body. Those are things you have to take into consideration.

  2. tabari dargan
    tabari dargan
    27 ditë më parë

    After yesterday’s game, Stephen A might have predicted the future.

  3. GreenFridays
    Muaj më parë

    So Stephen A "reserves the right to change his mind" but Max can't? I don't want to hear anything about Max and the cliff or Kawhi again. And Max needs to stop being so soft and call him out for being so weak.

  4. Raymond Brown
    Raymond Brown
    Muaj më parë

    Lebron have a good chance with the help on the nba adam silver the refs and espn aka lebron network liein making excuses for him. The NBA is corrupt at it's finest we can clearly see lebum is the biggest fraud in history

  5. Brian Tep
    Brian Tep
    Muaj më parë

    I am an NBA savant, also i can also change my mind

  6. Myztinct
    Muaj më parë

    La wins the west Stephen A : I told you guys

  7. Moses Props
    Moses Props
    Muaj më parë

    That’s because theses men in this day and age are soft lol lebron need go back to his old workout regiment get that muscle back especially A.D

  8. Teran Icer
    Teran Icer
    Muaj më parë

    SAS flips more than an undone pancake. Make a pick & own it til the end.

  9. Frank Evans
    Frank Evans
    Muaj më parë

    Stephen A I believe you on this one

  10. J_Songz201 IG
    J_Songz201 IG
    Muaj më parë

    Funny last season was a free chip for lakers....portland was injured, Dallas and luka playing thru injuries, Miami injured....but now everyone healthy

  11. J_Songz201 IG
    J_Songz201 IG
    Muaj më parë

    Jordan would have played thru the injury.... just saying! And he wouldn’t say “without me we won’t win!” That’s basically what he said

    Muaj më parë


  13. Melancholita Dizon
    Melancholita Dizon
    Muaj më parë

    Dont count them.out....

  14. Melancholita Dizon
    Melancholita Dizon
    Muaj më parë

    Cant blame him....

  15. Majin Vegeta
    Majin Vegeta
    Muaj më parë

    *Can we start putting Molly's interruptions in the time stamps please?*

  16. Will Inneed
    Will Inneed
    Muaj më parë

    Kuzma is trash

  17. Nathen Jayden
    Nathen Jayden
    Muaj më parë

    Lebrons game has been studied so much by the new generation he isn’t going to be able to shine forever. If he already doubts his abilities to return to 100% healthy he might as well retire.

  18. Alexander Adonyae
    Alexander Adonyae
    Muaj më parë

    Lebron declined after "2018" and i feel like Lebron "individually" was putting up monster insane numbers 💯💯 after that season he got hurt(2019) as he is getting older/fast foward= it's 2021!! Lebron definitely declining but he gonna go down as the 3rd greatest player behind Kobe and Mike

  19. Schoolius Delta
    Schoolius Delta
    Muaj më parë

    WHENwhenwhen will people STOP saying Lebron James is the best player in Basketball?😳

  20. Jeeb TV
    Jeeb TV
    Muaj më parë

    I learned my lesson to not bet against bron .. I’m a Celtics fan btw

  21. Bigrhythm4
    Muaj më parë

    and nobody cares, nobody watches the NBA anymore

  22. Johnny Lazo
    Johnny Lazo
    Muaj më parë

    Clippers all day!!!

  23. Derrick Jordan
    Derrick Jordan
    Muaj më parë

    AD is nothing without bron he might as well be back in NO

  24. Facz Kill
    Facz Kill
    Muaj më parë

    Please Lakers win so China James has to answer all the questions he has been hiding from. Oh wait you smips won't ask any hard questions. Protect the Queen

  25. Jr Hruaia
    Jr Hruaia
    Muaj më parë

    Knows nothing about predicting correct and he's the master of that. Period

  26. SuperStar Marr
    SuperStar Marr
    Muaj më parë

    Soon as the lakers have a great game maybe blowout he gone change his mind

  27. Carter Huff
    Carter Huff
    Muaj më parë

    Ok, go ahead and doubt LeBron James. He ain't gonna have this opinion for too long.

  28. 11reasons
    Muaj më parë

    Hi everyone My name is Byron and all of my orgasms ever have come from Lebron James failures. I thrive on watching king James make blunders politically and on the court. Oh and don’t get me started on injuries , when Lebron got stabbed by a camera in the finals I broke my record for nuts in one day

  29. Korey Palmer
    Korey Palmer
    Muaj më parë

    keep that same energy Stephen

  30. Andy Atmosphere
    Andy Atmosphere
    Muaj më parë

    They should’ve NEVER got rid of Howard and McGee.

  31. King B
    King B
    Muaj më parë

    The 🐐 will come out on top.

    1. Shaney Nocomplainey
      Shaney Nocomplainey
      Muaj më parë


  32. Ian Forbes
    Ian Forbes
    Muaj më parë

    LOL. This dude changes his opinion more than the wind changes direction. Wasn't long ago I recall he said Lakers were guaranteed to win it all this yr.

  33. Duane stackhouse
    Duane stackhouse
    Muaj më parë


  34. Elizaer Cowherd
    Elizaer Cowherd
    Muaj më parë

    Max is so nuts

  35. Puggie Baby
    Puggie Baby
    Muaj më parë

    Lebron is smart his tryna take out the strongest first that way it’s gonna be a cake walk this guy controls the media he’s controlling AD he’s Controlling his team LEBRON JAMES IS THE BEST LEADER IN THE NBA HISTORY !!! Just watch my guy work !

    1. Shaney Nocomplainey
      Shaney Nocomplainey
      Muaj më parë


  36. Steve Spears
    Steve Spears
    Muaj më parë

    Lakers miss McGhee&Howard for real;!!!!!

  37. J-Dogg Wong
    J-Dogg Wong
    Muaj më parë

    Lakers are done!

  38. Wulfenacht Wulfenacht
    Wulfenacht Wulfenacht
    Muaj më parë

    Stephen "dishonor before death" Smith

  39. Gregory Leggett
    Gregory Leggett
    Muaj më parë

    SAS is a windsock. Whatever direction the wind happens to be blowing in is the direction he takes.

  40. Gregor Ayling
    Gregor Ayling
    Muaj më parë

    If the playoffs started right now, i'm not even picking the Lakers to come out the 1st round.

    Muaj më parë

    Exactly! Without PlaYOffs Rondo?

  42. Dezi X
    Dezi X
    Muaj më parë

    Bad take Steven A

  43. FL champ33
    FL champ33
    Muaj më parë

    What?? Lakers are 2021 champs 🏆 im calling it already

    1. Shaney Nocomplainey
      Shaney Nocomplainey
      Muaj më parë

      Keep dreaming

  44. Eliko Sim
    Eliko Sim
    Muaj më parë

    Here we go again

  45. Wendel Bartoline
    Wendel Bartoline
    Muaj më parë

    Here they are again

  46. Antonio Scott
    Antonio Scott
    Muaj më parë

    I remember when MJ played with tha flu tha whole game ..these weak players these days is straight garbage

    1. Waisale Vuta
      Waisale Vuta
      Muaj më parë

      Pippen played with back spasms

  47. Marcos Gallo
    Marcos Gallo
    Muaj më parë

    Knicks start winning and he throws the lakers out the door x)

  48. Pulling The strings
    Pulling The strings
    Muaj më parë

    Stephen "Durant has a 7'6" foot wingspan" Smith

  49. Pulling The strings
    Pulling The strings
    Muaj më parë

    Ohh not right now, he'll pick them when they're up 3-1 in the finals.

  50. Jerome Estrada
    Jerome Estrada
    Muaj më parë

    Nets vs Suns 2021 NBA finals, Suns in 7

  51. Andy Firstt
    Andy Firstt
    Muaj më parë

    If the lakers win on Thursday he gon change his mind

  52. SlykTech
    Muaj më parë

    Lets face it King James is old now and AD is often broken. This is not last year when the current top teams in the West across the board got A LOT better.

  53. Steven G
    Steven G
    Muaj më parë

    These dudes all said the Lakers wouldn't win a chip last year, 🧢🧢

  54. LatinLegacy
    Muaj më parë

    As shown in the game versus Denver, they will just have to keep it close so the refs can help to push them over the finish line.

  55. lairdriver
    Muaj më parë

    The reality is, LeBron is 36. He's slightly bigger than Deontay Wilder, he's injured small muscles in his ankle, father time is catching up. That huge frame has become liability. He can't play a full game. Maybe three quarters right now. If LeBron says he might not be the same again, believe him. The Raptors killed them and they didn't even have OG, Fred and Trent

  56. Patrick Taliauli
    Patrick Taliauli
    Muaj më parë

    Steven A smith changes his favourite team to win a million times. Team wins “they’re winning” team loses “they’re not winning”

  57. hard knocklife
    hard knocklife
    Muaj më parë

    This isn't exactly a bold statement. We all know fully healthy the lakers would be a top 4 seed rn but they can't get right to save their lives

  58. Survival
    Muaj më parë

    Stfu Stephen A, you're always like that. Ya always want to be right

  59. Karim
    Muaj më parë

    Lbj is done

  60. MindsOfConflict MOC
    MindsOfConflict MOC
    Muaj më parë

    Nets in 4 regardless

  61. Robert Rucker
    Robert Rucker
    Muaj më parë

    Back "before" LBJ got hurt -when AD first got banged up my feeling was that they were done back then. AD is fragile (no disrespect intended because some people just cant help it) that said - LBJ was playing too many minutes! I felt bad for the Laker coach because I know that he wanted to cut LBJs minutes back then big time. But LBJ was not sitting down for nobody. Now LBJ is hurt. And if that ankle sprain is anything like it possibly could be, LBJ is probably going to need months to fully recover. I wish both of them well. Just an opinion.

  62. Jeff Reisen
    Jeff Reisen
    Muaj më parë

    New York cop is run down and killed after lechina James makes threats

  63. Carey Smith
    Carey Smith
    Muaj më parë

    This remind me of the Brady Buccaneers, he jumped off the wagon and regretted it

  64. Supreme Highlights
    Supreme Highlights
    Muaj më parë

    Hot take, huh 😒

  65. Carey Smith
    Carey Smith
    Muaj më parë

    Steven A jump ship again, don't jump back on our Lakers wagon

    Muaj më parë

    Does kobe, mj, or AI sit out because of a sore ankle in the last 6 minutes?

  67. Danny Wilson
    Danny Wilson
    Muaj më parë

    Fu(k looserbron

  68. Darryl Hayes
    Darryl Hayes
    Muaj më parë

    Oh No if SAS picks them the opposite is gonna happen except win it comes to the DALLAS COWBOYS... period

  69. Philly
    Muaj më parë

    Lakers vs sixers see ya in june

  70. Tim Muul
    Tim Muul
    Muaj më parë

    Please replace Molly. Her interruptions constantly kills the debate. She adds nothing.

  71. Royal Digital Media
    Royal Digital Media
    Muaj më parë

    Stephen A. doesn't know sports. He's a comedian.

  72. Brandon Fig
    Brandon Fig
    Muaj më parë

    LeChina really be milking this ankle sprain. Give me a break. I’d hate to see how he acts with a real injury.

  73. Lvplack Bussy
    Lvplack Bussy
    Muaj më parë

    SAS will change his mind faster than you can buy some White Castle and pass gas for crying out.

  74. punizzzle
    Muaj më parë

    Stephen A the biggest bandwagoner lmfaoooooooooo definition of prisoner of the moment

  75. Russell Hurtado
    Russell Hurtado
    Muaj më parë

    Nets to the queen James you are next. James nets are a racist team lol

  76. Thomas Nickel
    Thomas Nickel
    Muaj më parë

    I pick max to make it into a racial issue if they don't win it all.

  77. elzydoe
    Muaj më parë

    Stfu, Denver just lost 2 the Lakers.

  78. MistaTofMaine
    Muaj më parë

    I hope the Lakers don't win the finals, I hate communism.

  79. Devon Walker
    Devon Walker
    Muaj më parë

    I’m predicting this the downfall of Lebron he will continue to look like a shell of himself for the remainder of his career.... Father Time has caught up with the king unfortunately

  80. Dd Dd
    Dd Dd
    Muaj më parë

    Greek Freak is easily MVP

  81. Don Jenkins
    Don Jenkins
    Muaj më parë

    Of course media is not picking Lakers to win championship. It’s just a set up for them to win it all so they’ll have something to put in the headlines....

  82. Richard Torres
    Richard Torres
    Muaj më parë

    Welp, atleast he didn’t guarantee the Lakers are winning the west, we all know S.A.S. With his predictions

    Muaj më parë

    Jordansexuals like Stephen a smith always counting lebron out

  84. Earnest Brown
    Earnest Brown
    Muaj më parë

    The Suns is looking good

  85. W Smith
    W Smith
    Muaj më parë

    Suns is looking really good right now

  86. Michael Townley
    Michael Townley
    Muaj më parë

    If lakers win the title this year stephen A will say lebron played in a "weak west."

    Muaj më parë

    UTAH/PHOENIX/CLIPPERS are coming out of the west...

  88. Phex
    Muaj më parë


  89. Zachary Ravel
    Zachary Ravel
    Muaj më parë

    1) Jazz 2) Lakers 3) Clippers 4) Suns

  90. $ Mr. K.G Unpredictable $
    $ Mr. K.G Unpredictable $
    Muaj më parë

    He is get afraid of the Nets

  91. Nina Bee
    Nina Bee
    Muaj më parë

    I hope they don’t win

  92. Mike James
    Mike James
    Muaj më parë

    Need to FIRE THE COACH for NOT being able to MOTIVATE the remaining players to step up, play hard and WIN.

  93. darko nikolic
    darko nikolic
    Muaj më parë

    He stayed in the game For 4 minutes to svote double digit,are you talking about that injury???TEAMWORK

  94. Mike James
    Mike James
    Muaj më parë

    The lakers ARE DONE!!! lebron IS DONE looks like it's time for lebron to retire he won't be able to catch Kobe with 5 rings OR Jordan with 6!!! DONT UNDERSTAND WHY lebron came back too early without healing up ALL THE WAY FIRST!!! VERY BAD move by lebron. He did it too himself!!!

  95. Pymrytz Leonarda
    Pymrytz Leonarda
    Muaj më parë

    ESPN is the only one watching NBA right now.

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  98. Marcos Montenegro
    Marcos Montenegro
    Muaj më parë

    I predict that LeBron is about to hit that one moment in life where his body just falls apart. "I'll never be the same" with a HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN. But let keep it 1000, he only walked off the court and didn't return because he was having a hissy fit about the way the game was going. And even more at the way AD was struggling. Isn't the first time we see him give up on a team. Wouldn't put past him to go join the Sixers or Nets soon..

  99. Kevin Villanueva
    Kevin Villanueva
    Muaj më parë

    This guy spews out too much hate. Quit your job. You’re full of negativity.

  100. Fil Mart
    Fil Mart
    Muaj më parë

    How nice it must be to have a job that doesn’t require you to put your name on anything. Any other job demands you to put your name on your work duties. This job on the other hand...nothing but useless opinions. His opinion or any one else’s for that matter is worth just a much as the opinion of the guy who sits on the bus stop waiting to use his bus transfer.