Paul George over Russell Westbrook? Max & Kendrick Perkins debate | First Take

14 Tet 2020
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Max Kellerman and Kendrick Perkins debate whether Russell Westbrook is an elite player in the NBA.
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  • Westbrook did make George much better. Westbrook is an incredibly versatile, dominate NBA player who is a triple double king. But generally 3 things stop Westbrook: 1) Himself & Attitude 2) Lack of mid range and 3 point shot and 3) BBall IQ and turnovers

    Tamer KiykiogluTamer Kiykioglu5 orë më parë
  • Paul George will finish with 2 rings Nd he will be finals MVP laugh all y'all want y'all stuck in moment....

    R3Ddeuce FellowsR3Ddeuce Fellows13 orë më parë
  • hi guy, i want to escape to uk

    HGTV UKHGTV UK2 ditë më parë
  • where is kendricks pixels?

    Daniel PakDaniel Pak4 ditë më parë
  • Max been saying the same stuff about Westbrook for last 4 years

    Sun ModSun Mod5 ditë më parë
  • The Lakers had two first team all NBA players not two top 5. You're telling me you'll take Davis over: Giannis harden Steph kd Kawh James Luka ? Which ones are you saying he's better than?

    Brandon WBrandon W5 ditë më parë
  • Man I’d take Westbrook any day over Paul George.... effort over talent

    Why NotWhy Not5 ditë më parë
  • "Just take this L max " ..Kendrick

    John KhaosJohn Khaos5 ditë më parë
  • Perk said it right "just take the L Max!" Kendrick Perkins about to take Max Kellerman job. I rather see him everyday


    Tarrence ConyersTarrence Conyers6 ditë më parë
  • PG is the better player.

    Dave DuROSIERDave DuROSIER6 ditë më parë
  • I love Perkins 😂

    Zay2SmoothZay2Smooth6 ditë më parë
  • KP: Remember 10 years ago when Westbrook scored 40? That’s right, just take the L.

    James LichtensteinJames Lichtenstein7 ditë më parë
  • 🗣Engine to A Car! Good 1 Perk‼️

    Jakel JohnsonJakel Johnson7 ditë më parë
  • Literally an argument for whose more trash lol

    ZodusX3ZodusX37 ditë më parë
  • Perk in stunning 480p and audio from the classic rolling 1920s, please fix his setup lol..

    jaMxjaMx7 ditë më parë
  • Neither

    JordanJordan7 ditë më parë
  • Kendrick Perkins: "Just take this L Max" LOOOL

    Alan REDAlan RED7 ditë më parë
  • The way foxworth talks makes me mad idk why

    thegoat iR 360thegoat iR 3607 ditë më parë
  • Before this playoffs, Paul George was 100% better than Russ lol. Perks arguments always a bunch of illogical hypotheticals get him off the show

    Seoul SneakersSeoul Sneakers8 ditë më parë
  • HWAT? -Kendrick Perkins

    KingmaxmillianKingmaxmillian8 ditë më parë
  • Westbrook all day everyday over pg

    Big LBig L8 ditë më parë
  • pg postseason career > Westbrook postseason career

    Joshua RaoJoshua Rao8 ditë më parë
  • I'm taking Westbrook cause if he off with his shot .. he still gonna D up and rebound ... WayOff P just hide when his shot off

    Darrell Da'Emperor CeasarDarrell Da'Emperor Ceasar8 ditë më parë
  • This is silly. People need to take in account injuries. Prime Westbrook was the second best player on an nba finals team. He was also the second best player on a thunders team that had a 73-9 time down 3-1. Through Westbrook’s prime he’s consistently been a top 5-6 player in the league. His peak was an mvp. PG ain’t ever winning an mvp. Westbrook is better. Case closed

    Off Topic The Aaron Smith Show With Aaron SmithOff Topic The Aaron Smith Show With Aaron Smith8 ditë më parë
  • Why is this an arguement.... so stupid, who cares

    Samuel PaceySamuel Pacey8 ditë më parë
  • These guys don't play winning basketball.

    mmafan2223mmafan22238 ditë më parë
  • "russ is not a number 2", gets to 1 finals as a number 2 and multiple conference finals, the clowns on tv nowadays

    Brian CastroBrian Castro8 ditë më parë
  • Chris Paul over both of them combined.

    Jesika VocisanoJesika Vocisano9 ditë më parë
  • Max don't know when to shut...always taking Ls but excuse after excuse

    Chief Pressure The PoetChief Pressure The Poet9 ditë më parë
  • I'll take Russ over 13 PPG anyday.

  • How is this debatable... anyone who would choose westbrook over PG needs to be drug tested. Defense is part of the game too.. so is spacing. Height matters as well lol. Give James Harden PG and I guarantee they do A LOT better

    SpartacusSpartacus9 ditë më parë
  • Westbrook over Paul George?? Yes!!! Westbrook can do more than Paul George?? Yes!!!!

    whoody G Ponderwhoody G Ponder9 ditë më parë
  • All four of them from LA

    Shun FreemanShun Freeman9 ditë më parë
  • 3:31 just take this L max. Does perk ever read the comments. It’s like he always thinks he’s with the majority. Also people forget that PG was a DPOY candidate last season while Westbrook is a defensive liability.

    Lewis CadmanLewis Cadman9 ditë më parë
  • Espn always got somebody breathing in the background I’m not watching it anymore

    midas309midas3099 ditë më parë
  • Thanks Perkins. People in the sports media spews on Westbrook because he don't kiss their ash or give them access to his life. They have beef with him so for years they have been trying to destroy his stock in the game. 3 triple doubles straight in recent years. Unlike lebron westbrook has only been around established stars twice. Paul one year who choked and harden one year. Lebron had fing Wade (lead his championship team) all-star Bosh, star in Irvine and love ( both stars) and the lakers has multiple stars and previous championship players!! Y'all always downplaying them so lebron can look better. Davis is top 5 and what he do with the Pelicans again??? Nothing, every year!!! Westbrook made it to the playoffs by himself! Those people left oklahoma better people because of Westbrook killer instinct that rubbed off on all those individuals who left and found success!!! See that's why people, real fans are not watching. Keep putting these false narratives up while the real analyst (us real fans) see right thru them...

    Cj PITTCj PITT9 ditë më parë
  • Russell Westbrook is the MOST OVERRATED PLAYER OF THIS GENERATION. Triple-double machine who couldn't get to the finals without KD.

    Math SimonMath Simon9 ditë më parë
  • Is Perkins saying "Wussel Westbrook"?

    Saquon BarkleySaquon Barkley9 ditë më parë
  • Paul George was only the best scorer on that OKC team...Max🚮

    Junior ChinyereJunior Chinyere9 ditë më parë
  • I'd take PG over RW. PG was third in mvp voting while RW was his point guard a year ago. If you can be an mvp candidate on a team where RW is the point guard then you are truly a special player. RW is not a winning player.

    Rs DhillonRs Dhillon9 ditë më parë
  • 100% I would never build a franchise around Russell Westbrook. Low basketball IQ, bad 3point shooter, bad free throw shooter. Doesn't play defense anymore. Only cares about stats. Besides that, Russell Westbrook is way older than PG.

    Leonardo YiLeonardo Yi9 ditë më parë
  • Molly looks kinda different! She has this blank empty look on her face. Wassup with Molly??

    Blockchain BoyBlockchain Boy9 ditë më parë
  • The NBA players did not boycott they did a "wildcat strike"google that and think about how much more power we would have as people if WE ALL did that from wages to healthcare. Working conditions and racism!

    Obi WanObi Wan9 ditë më parë
  • The disrespect for Westbrook is crazy to me

    LazavenLazaven9 ditë më parë
  • So 2 PGs are playing in Houston and two SFs are playing in LA... Houston needs a more reliable 2nd option... LA doesn’t have a true floor general... why not trade PG for Westbrook?

    Jack OdumJack Odum10 ditë më parë
  • Yes Paul George is over westbrook

    Nakesha ChristopherNakesha Christopher10 ditë më parë
  • PG's issues are an easier fix than Russ'.

    Amanpaul AtwalAmanpaul Atwal10 ditë më parë
  • We are still talking about the Clippers with the lakers as defending champs with an even better Lebron and AD, warriors coming back stronger with the chance of a new superstar added to their team and the Brooklyn nets getting KD back from injury. Clippers aren’t even a top 3 team right now and yet these clowns keep trying to revive them from irrelevancy

    Joe MamaJoe Mama10 ditë më parë
  • Well I mean let’s be honest, before bubble Westbrook? Was averaging 30 and was leading the league in points in the paint, was going crazy, then he got surgery, and then in the bubble he looked so NOT like him, I was genuinely surprised at how bad he got after that, he was NEVER that bad

    Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel10 ditë më parë
    • Well I believe he's just outta rhythm at the moment rember he picked up covid and had an injury and he rushed himself to start playing again ..he did played a couple crazy games though

      DeeJayDeeJay10 ditë më parë
  • Who cares

    Amro MamoonAmro Mamoon10 ditë më parë
  • For me PG worst game is worse than WB. WB will kill himself on the court doing everything else while PG just fades and wait until the game is over.

    Jesus BerigueteJesus Beriguete10 ditë më parë
  • No disrespect but ESPN should actually get rid of Kellerman and replace him with Perkins, he’s the most improved analysis by far. Also we don’t need people going and kissing Steven A but we need someone who knows as much s as he does. Because honestly Shannon and Skip have a way better chemistry and so do Wilbon and Tony, the chemistry between Max and Steven A is horrible

    Josh BrooksJosh Brooks10 ditë më parë
  • PG > Russ

    Smitty JSmitty J10 ditë më parë
    • Pandemic P < Playoff P < George Paul < Paul George < Russel Westbrook

      Z MZ M10 ditë më parë
  • They hating on Russ he better than PG and it has been proven. Pg think great defense beats great offense

    Sabre HarveySabre Harvey10 ditë më parë
  • I wouldnt pick either if im starting a new franchise, ill trade them for top draft picks and take my chances lol.

    T NguyenT Nguyen10 ditë më parë
  • Im not a fan of way off P but westbrook is not an upgrade.

    mellowman1020mellowman102010 ditë më parë
  • Max smokes crack

    Corporate GamerCorporate Gamer10 ditë më parë
  • Just take the L Max lmbo!

    Jay LiftsJay Lifts10 ditë më parë
  • It is not a question of one being better than the other, the fact is that , PG and West play better together, one complements the other.

    Hel JorgeHel Jorge10 ditë më parë
  • Perkins right

    Carlos CotmanCarlos Cotman10 ditë më parë
  • paul george is no Russel Westbrook. Do you see pg taking a team in the west to the 4th seed by himself while winning a mvp? we've seen pg disappear in the playoffs playing next to Rus 🤷🏽

    javan Walcottjavan Walcott10 ditë më parë
  • harden n kawhi

    andrew randrew r10 ditë më parë
  • Molly looks high

    Elijah BlueElijah Blue10 ditë më parë
  • 3:00 Molly looks zoned out lol

    Benjamin From The Tribe of JudahBenjamin From The Tribe of Judah10 ditë më parë
  • Russell Westbrook > Paul George

    Austin OldfieldAustin Oldfield10 ditë më parë
  • Paul George over Westbrook any day of the week Westbrook can’t shoot and isn’t even that good of a defender pg shoots at a high percentages and is a top 10 player and defender in the league

    ahmed seidahmedahmed seidahmed10 ditë më parë
  • Kendrick Perkins needs to be fired he’s biased when it comes to everything like he played with Russ in okc of course he’s gonna pick Russ then he played with lebron in Cleveland and he called lebron the goat

    ahmed seidahmedahmed seidahmed10 ditë më parë
  • Paul George has never been mvp pg over rated

    Haiti baybHaiti bayb10 ditë më parë
  • Russel Westbrook is a much better player than Paul George, undoubtedly. Russel Westbrook does everything and gives his everything on the field. Crazy even to compare them

    miccoliSLBmiccoliSLB10 ditë më parë
  • Take this L Max LMAO 😂😂.. everybody knows westbeast is better than pandemic p

    Donomecci PorterDonomecci Porter11 ditë më parë
  • Wow. Perk shut Max down on this one.

    Geoffrey GriffinGeoffrey Griffin11 ditë më parë
  • Pg was a mvp coz of russ

    Easymoney DawgEasymoney Dawg11 ditë më parë
  • I’ll take WB over PG

    angelo gonzalezangelo gonzalez11 ditë më parë
  • People like Westbrooke dont diss the poor man. WEstbrooke is great

    HarryHarry11 ditë më parë
  • I don’t want either player on my roster

    UnderratedUnderrated11 ditë më parë
  • Perk is not a good analyst due to his closeness and bias with some active players. LeBron over MJ, Russ over PG13, but with arguments on knowledge about the two because he played with LeBron and Russ. Great attitude for a locker room leader to back your guy, but you are no longer in the locker room. By the way, I’m undecided on PG13 vs Russ, but Perks comments does not help.

    Jericho FrondozoJericho Frondozo11 ditë më parë
  • I like Perkins constipated grunts in the background when Max talks

    AlecAlec11 ditë më parë
  • Stop dissing pg he was the best player in the league before he broke his leg hel cone back next season just watch

    ItIsRellItIsRell11 ditë më parë
  • Take that L max

  • If you found out that, Paul George and Kawhi’s playoff performance’s. Was a result of a Space Jam evil Martian situation, where all there basketball abilities were taken away. Would you be surprised? Honestly, I don’t understand why Paul George is so anointed. How can you just excuse him for playing bad. Let’s remember, the only thing that really matters is how you play, in the game. Also, this is not the first time Paul George has no showed in the playoffs. It may be time to accept, he just isn’t like that.

    KPNvKenyanKPNvKenyan11 ditë më parë
  • Perkins tripping paul better than russ buddy took lebron to multiple game 7s russ don’t make west conference finals without another superstar

    Kensley PhilemondKensley Philemond11 ditë më parë
  • I would rather have the dude who can hit 3s than chokes in the playoffs than the dude who can't shoot 3s and still chokes in the playoffs

    Chris InjeianChris Injeian11 ditë më parë
  • What's up with Molly's hair? I guess ESPN knows their audience

    Eynoux AdjoumaniEynoux Adjoumani11 ditë më parë
  • Im with perk. Im take westbrook

    Fred Moe the WinnerFred Moe the Winner11 ditë më parë
  • Facts. I think Russ is an engine not tires. Playing off Harden is not the move

    Chance CollinsChance Collins11 ditë më parë
  • They really told max they need another skip, because he sounds stupid a lot these days

    mike francismike francis11 ditë më parë
  • I like how max always says russ is his fav player,but man we all see its kawhi and he litterally hates russ

    Aleksa JovanovicAleksa Jovanovic11 ditë më parë
  • Kendrick is a Zombie

    Edgar KamonaEdgar Kamona11 ditë më parë
  • Ad turned in a top 5 player playing with lebron. No ever really mentioned him in their top 5 most people didn’t even have him in their top 10

    Thisata GunitiThisata Guniti11 ditë më parë
  • I would take neither tbh they both inconsistent especially in the players

    Eddy NsangEddy Nsang11 ditë më parë
  • Max Red pilled asf stay woke don't be beta guys

    Godly Boy187Godly Boy18711 ditë më parë
  • Brodi over WAYOFF P as an overall talent... y'all can only have this debate cus Brodi needs to get in the gym 'n get his jumper bacc right... BUT PLZ STOP IT WIT THIS PG OVER RUSS SHYT!!👎😆😆

    K DayK Day11 ditë më parë
  • Perkins is still here? Why is the clown always in a serious conversation?

    RJ ValderramaRJ Valderrama11 ditë më parë
  • westbrook to spurs

    hailem hailemhailem hailem11 ditë më parë
  • You would rather build around westbrook than George, and if u talking about primes especially Westbrook is definitely the better player and better leader

    Brodie MBrodie M11 ditë më parë
    • @Alpha Beta yea thats why paul george cant be a leader lmao.

      Lokesh SathishLokesh Sathish8 ditë më parë
    • You can't be a leader if you don't have a basic basketball IQ.

      Alpha BetaAlpha Beta9 ditë më parë
  • Westbrook over PG any day how is this even a question.

    Steven MitchellSteven Mitchell11 ditë më parë
    • @Alpha Beta that happened so long ago. paul george dropped 5 points in an eliminition game. wayoff p isnt anything compared to westbrook. paul george played this bad healthily, imagine if he got covid and a thigh injury like russ. he would be even worse

      Lokesh SathishLokesh Sathish8 ditë më parë
    • Paul George single-handedly took Indiana Pacers to ECF only to lose to the Cavs and Westbrick can't pass the first-rounder playoff for three straight years in OKC.

      Alpha BetaAlpha Beta9 ditë më parë
  • The reason Russ struggled was that he played for the Rockets. A team built for Harden. Russ all-day PG 13 % is just hype.

    Ghazi AhmedGhazi Ahmed11 ditë më parë
  • Max: I said what I said

    Curtly ShortCurtly Short11 ditë më parë
  • Perk defends all his friends

    Ashley ConverAshley Conver11 ditë më parë