Stephen A.: Kawhi has been described as 'selfish' & 'indifferent' | First Take

16 Tet 2020
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Stephen A. Smith describes the shortcomings Kawhi Leonard has displayed as the leader of the LA Clippers following news of Tyronn Lue replacing Doc Rivers as the head coach.
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  • Lol. Just now they're talking about the need of a point guard? It's been obvious from the beginning of the season. Even the center position is weak.

    erwin021777erwin02177717 orë më parë
  • 1:02 what is it?

    matt cmatt cDitë më parë
  • 1:02 what is it?

    Sofia PeixotoSofia PeixotoDitë më parë
  • Has this Howard Cassel want to be ever play any pro a anything marbles whatever

    Jose CavazosJose CavazosDitë më parë
  • He needed another PG and not a scrub PG.

    Dio BrandoDio Brando3 ditë më parë
  • He needed another PG and not a scrub PG.

    Dio BrandoDio Brando3 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi thought he was getting Machamp but he got Geodude. End of story.

    Josh PugsleyJosh Pugsley3 ditë më parë
    • Or maybe he’s Machoke but that kinda is Geodude for Paul George. Idk. Pokémon.

      Josh PugsleyJosh Pugsley3 ditë më parë
  • “The side of the backboard”

    jdls12jdls124 ditë më parë
  • Put Lebron in a system that is not his own and force him to run it.....he's completely lost. So don't give me this BS that Lebron is a basketball genius. He doesnt play in an actual basketball system.

    Zack FreezeZack Freeze4 ditë më parë
    • Very true!

      gdiggedy9gdiggedy93 ditë më parë
  • KAWHO??? KAWHY??? 😳😳😳😂😂😂😂😂

    Ronnie JohnsonRonnie Johnson4 ditë më parë
  • Paul George is the real problem

    Gener C. D.Gener C. D.4 ditë më parë
  • And people said it was the spurs fault for handling Kawhi incorrectly. Don’t get me wrong, Kawhi is an awesome player and fun to watch and any team would want him, but Now it’s news that he’s a diva for the clippers who were expected to at least get to the conference finals

    Christian LimonChristian Limon4 ditë më parë
  • me! keyshiacole nomanssky cops direwolf20 rapmusic

    Jack NewellJack Newell4 ditë më parë
  • Charly is way better

    jdroz65jdroz654 ditë më parë
  • See, this is much better without Molly.

    Nail KalacNail Kalac4 ditë më parë
  • I wanna watch this video all day

    Jacklyn BargayoJacklyn Bargayo5 ditë më parë
  • No, Leonard should NOT have stayed in Toronto. He is a scorer and defender and needs a coach that will hold him accountable

    Speed RacerSpeed Racer5 ditë më parë
  • I bet Stephen a be debating with himself in his sleep

    Elijah FieldsElijah Fields5 ditë më parë
  • Fr

    Michael KnutsonMichael Knutson5 ditë më parë
  • Aint no body watch this!

    Luana BastoLuana Basto5 ditë më parë
  • You picked these idiots to win it all ! Love to see how your opinions change with the wind 😂 ESPCNN is the worst media BS reporting of epic proportions

    Kenneth BaileyKenneth Bailey5 ditë më parë
  • They really tryna give him the Jimmy Butler treatment with these labels smh.

    LarenzLarenz5 ditë më parë
  • 1:11 love this momment

    ruben macxisruben macxis5 ditë më parë
  • SAS hairline is selfish

    Harlem CaronHarlem Caron5 ditë më parë
  • Sooooo.. Lou Will not a scorer

    Demitric OwensDemitric Owens5 ditë më parë
  • 1:02 what is it?

    Shayla JohnsonShayla Johnson6 ditë më parë
  • Clippers suck anyway 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Terry FeaginTerry Feagin6 ditë më parë
  • I hate Stephen a smith he literally hates on Kawhi so much like stfu

    Jack BJack B6 ditë më parë
  • They just need D🌹

    Thestoned PrinceThestoned Prince6 ditë më parë

    Rayne HeartRayne Heart6 ditë më parë

      Rayne HeartRayne Heart5 ditë më parë
    • Kawhi called himself a goat?When?

      Violet EdgeViolet Edge5 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi to miami🌀

    Blad VenciBlad Venci6 ditë më parë
  • They were ready to build his Statue in Toronto

    MrSquakyMrSquaky6 ditë më parë
  • lol now you clippers fans are starting to see what the Spurs had to deal with from this dude...

    Marsonis2yaMarsonis2ya6 ditë më parë

    Janier Just I ceJanier Just I ce6 ditë më parë
  • Came here to say this. Before they choked, they were the deepest team in the league. Now they need a pg, they need a big man, and they need this and that. Smh the excuses the media makes for this squad is on another level

    vmurda415vmurda4157 ditë më parë
  • Wow first take isn’t half bad when molly isn’t around

    Z & AZ & A7 ditë më parë
  • All I can see is stay stay, raptors raptors, bla bla bla Yeah, he should have stay

    Kev FranKev Fran7 ditë më parë
  • He's quiet, a different person and he's fairly new to the temperature of his orbit just yet. Different confidence skills.

    Carroll JonnesCarroll Jonnes7 ditë më parë
  • Chris paul is trash. Why would that be a good fit?

    Blem ForealBlem Foreal7 ditë më parë
  • Lol just last year this team was suppose to win a chip

    • Brian• Brian7 ditë më parë
  • Lou will and pat bev don’t count??? Excuses.

    IgotbirdspigeonsIgotbirdspigeons7 ditë më parë
  • This is where Kawhi is missing Danny Green beside him. He was Kawhi’s voice in Toronto’s locker room and everyone knew it. Not having that “interpreter” for his quietness is a real handicap in LA.

    Doctor CthulhuDoctor Cthulhu7 ditë më parë
  • Dude has the personality of a soap dish. 😐

    Agent 74Agent 747 ditë më parë
  • He’s not a leader...

    DEEBODEEBO7 ditë më parë
  • *To be fair I don't think that LeBron in Kawhi's place would have won either.* How many teams would they beat even if (the so called best) LeBron was the one on the Clippers? Even if he magically gets good stats like 28 pts on average, when it's LeBron who's supposed to be showing up, I highly doubt it'll be enough. Kawhi got them pretty far for a team where Paul George is basically the 2nd best player and he's been failing in the playoffs for a long time. LeBron's a great player but he has a team of vets even better than what he had when on the Cavs now, it doesn't prove anything really that he wasn't even needed to win for that Lakers team. Funny how team stacking is considered part of the equation here and many sport fans are just dumb with big lapses in memory. Lakers had tons of good players and veterans who came and even when LeBron wasn't playing they could beat other teams, so not sure why anyone would suggest he's so great now. Even the coaching staff of Lakers screams it was assembled as a superstar team, but not really the same style as the usual ones with 1 to 3 superstars, they have Jason Kidd and other coaches on the sidelines from various good teams plus a normal coach on their staff and tons of vets, and high scorers from various times and teams. Lakers is basically is LeBron gets to pick one of his best teams, with AD scoring and defending well, and he still showed up and flops, gets freethrows, gets up to 26 to 30 pts a game. AD is used to carrying his own team alone and that's how good he is. If he wanted to be the best of all time, he should have stayed on the Cavs, and done it himself or with his own team like Jordan and other greats have done, now he's completely 'out' of that conversation. Again why is anyone looking at this Lakers team and then saying it's all LeBron? He's good and he might be effective some times but he's not 'greatest of all time'. They must be stupid.

    PraetorianPraetorian7 ditë më parë
    • @Praetorian I like what you said that it'd be more impressive if Bron went to Utah or Denver. It presents an actual challenge. Instead he goes to the biggest market in professional basketball where its easy to lure the biggest stars. Because the Lakers won this year everyone will forget that Bron wanted to have Anthony Davis AND Kawhi on his team which would have made the season even more of a joke. Bron is always looking for easy rings. Jordan played with the cards he was dealt. He didn't want Ewing or Barkley on his team. He wanted to destroy those guys and if he played today he'd want AD to carve his own path and not ride coattails to a championship. Basketball is a team sport but I don't think players should be praised for bouncing around assembling teams like they're playing 2K on xbox.

      gdiggedy9gdiggedy93 ditë më parë
    • @Viz Man Agreed, Jordan didn't win by his own, but LeBron winning on this Lakers team is not making him the best of all time over anyone. Jordan also had his own help, but he was the dominant player, he wasn't just part of a group of 2 or 3. I might not be a huge Jordan fan, but I think it shows the fans/commentary are just dumb to say this Lakers team proves anything about Lebron. He could have sat out this one and they'd still get past. AD can lead the team whenever LeBron isn't there and they'd still be contending anyway. The failure to see how it isn't the same is where most brainless sport fans and commentators fail. Lebron winning on the Cavs was more impressive, but on Lakers with this cast not as impressive. LeBron doing what Jordan did is like if he joined the Utah Jazz or the Denver Nuggets and with their current cast he showed he can dominate. Then he'd be the best of all time, if he does something like that.

      PraetorianPraetorian5 ditë më parë
    • Jordan couldn't even make it past Detroit in East finals UNTIL they got pretty good supporting cast for him. By that logic Jordan shouldn't be considered GOAT too. Basketball is a TEAM game and chemistry matters.

      Viz ManViz Man5 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi is a deadbeat. And selfish nba player.

    Nathan IsayasNathan Isayas7 ditë më parë
  • Well he's a robot, so nothing new here. Robots not supposed to be bonding with these humans.

    imoretullimoretull7 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi: I'm the one winning the games. making the shots! They coming to see me! Patrick Beverly: They coming to see the Clippers! Kawhi: Aint nobody coming to see you Patrick! You wish you could work it the way I do because you can't! Because there is one Kawhi Leonard! And without him. The Clips are just another team in search for another Kawhi Leonard missing a championship. They should call it Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. Yeah that sound good to me! Y'all begging me not to leave you and I refuse to let you go!! Kawhi Leonard and Los Angeles Clippers What you think? Patrick Beverly: Not gonna happen!

    Adam ShepherdAdam Shepherd7 ditë më parë
  • It takes longer than one year for teams to fully gel .... and also figure out their missing pieces/weaknesses 99% of the time ....kawahi still a stud as is pg (cuz of his still elite def)

    Sreejith NamputhiriSreejith Namputhiri7 ditë më parë
    • lakers won a chip 1 year together quit making excuses. studs dont choke 3-1 leads to the chicken nuggets

      Cyrs MCyrs M6 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi is not a leader bottom line

    MrBicB0iMrBicB0i7 ditë më parë
  • "Old news." ~Spurs Fans

    GoodShipZionGoodShipZion7 ditë më parë
  • You got to love max Kellermans demeanor after the clippers collapse

    Kent Jousel AustriaKent Jousel Austria7 ditë më parë
  • He's not selfish. His idiot of an uncle is.

    DanjacytesDanjacytes7 ditë më parë
  • He IS, SAS. Both selfish and indifferent. Ruined San Antonio not by leaving but the way he left, forcing a trade under duress. Then he got lucky with all the injuries on the Warriors and "led" Toronto to the NBA title, helped by one of the luckiest shots ever. He left San Antonio because he is afraid to be the singular leader of any team. He had to have PG13 join him and now he got Doc Rivers fired. He, and other players who maneuver themselves off a team, will lead to the demise of the NBA since there won't be enough teams to occupy LA or NY and none of the other teams have a chance.

    Edward YamadaEdward Yamada7 ditë më parë
  • Lebron’s name in every discussion.... 🤔

  • maddow

    liva daugaardliva daugaard7 ditë më parë
  • Queen james has all the rings and trophies, but that doesn't make him the goat

    john smithjohn smith7 ditë më parë
    • its the rings + trophies + stats+ records that make him the goat

      Cyrs MCyrs M6 ditë më parë
  • Chemistry was the sole reason the Clippers self-destructed against the Nuggets. Kawhi shoulders the blame because he chose the Clippers, he chose PG13. He chose to load managed all season, causing chemistry issues. With the pandemic, the Clippers had no time to be more cohesive. They got through by talent alone. Against the Nuggets who had more chemistry and a match-up advantage in Jokic whose basketball IQ is off the charts, Clippers collapse. Kawhi choked in Game 7 as he realized his team is not a unified unit.

    Van TVan T7 ditë më parë
    • Pretty much,he my favourite player,hope he bounces back next season.

      Violet EdgeViolet Edge5 ditë më parë
  • U idiots were too stupid to say that they needed a PG last year. And stop bringing that fukn scrub Patrik Beverly, dipshit ain't no elite player.

    Dee NgDee Ng7 ditë më parë
  • Everybody forgetting or acting like he doesn't have knee problems could be degenerating knees I do not think he just wants special treatment

    OzMo410 Nothing But FactzOzMo410 Nothing But Factz7 ditë më parë
  • Toronto carried Kawhi to a championship. Allowed him to do whatever he want only had to worry about himself. Turned him into a superstar

    KingBeckfordKingBeckford7 ditë më parë
  • There are 3 levels here 1. MJ is creator of products (MJ created Pip and Phil) 2. LBJ is user of products (LBJ used Wade, Bosh, Kyrie, Love, now uses AD) 3. Kawhi is product used by Pop and Ujiri

    PTNZajW adOjS7fPTNZajW adOjS7f7 ditë më parë
  • That's not a round table. That's a roundabout.

    abidamnabidamn7 ditë më parë
  • That’s what happens when you listen to your uncle instead of controlling your own life. He fit well in Toronto.

    Copre JacksonCopre Jackson7 ditë më parë
  • We already knew that since 2018

    johntheGoat 23johntheGoat 237 ditë më parë
  • Don’t expect you to know what leadership looks like Stephen A you mumbling fool...this is the Clippers FIRST year together...give them a season to gel moron...

    jaagmarijaagmari7 ditë më parë
    • @Cyrs M Doesn’t matter...Kawhi’s the more year to gel the motion offence....if he doesn’t get it done next year then I’ll agree with you

      jaagmarijaagmari5 ditë më parë
    • @jaagmari is it lou, trez, patbev, mo, doc, shammet, zubac, green first year?

      Cyrs MCyrs M6 ditë më parë
    • @Cyrs M lebrons first year?

      jaagmarijaagmari6 ditë më parë
    • lakers first year together no excuses and clippers first year last time i checked they have the same roster as last year sounds like kawhi is the problem

      Cyrs MCyrs M6 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi will never make a good choice in his career without the SPURS making it for him. He won with them and he won with them putting him on a good team in Toronto. Now making a career choice without POP he chose the CLIPPERS. How foolish, he may need to hire POP as his agent so POP can get him winning once more. CLIPPERS will never win. what a joke. HE SHOULD WRITE A THANK YOU LETTER TO THE SPURS AND QUIETLY PLAY OUT HIS CAREER.

    kev Dkev D7 ditë më parë
  • Patrick Beverley is the starting point guard

    ATL 1ATL 17 ditë më parë
  • Lookin more and more like mj

    Brian YeshouaBrian Yeshoua8 ditë më parë
  • Toronto got it done with kawhi! Why couldn’t the clippers??

    Carl FowlerCarl Fowler8 ditë më parë
    • @Cyrs M nobody said he's better than everyone except MJ,stop.They only said his playstyle is like a knock off mj .

      Violet EdgeViolet Edge5 ditë më parë
    • why couldn't kawhi get it done? where was he in the 4th i thought he was a cyborg i thought he was the best since jordan

      Cyrs MCyrs M6 ditë më parë
  • With all Balmers money, Why not buy all players from the Raptors and move them to LA with Kawhi

    Iamtrue ToyouIamtrue Toyou8 ditë më parë
  • Personality transformation = The Rock Not just at work, he turned into something else entirely. Body got stronger, mind even more so. The man oozes compassion.

    廖俊翔廖俊翔8 ditë më parë
  • turds are years late to the ship if you didn't know this

    flytiiflytii8 ditë më parë
  • 😂😂 “Max Kellerman you can have the greatest point God in the world...”

    JeLloyd JMJJeLloyd JMJ8 ditë më parë
  • the nba only has scoring guards

    flytiiflytii8 ditë më parë
  • According to the Clippers they had already WON the chip @ the beginning of the season. Lol!! What a complete joke

    truestdudetruestdude8 ditë më parë
  • Reporter: Kawhi, analysts say you don’t pull the best out of your teammates like other superstars do. Why not? Kawhi: Cuz I’m a FUN GUY.

    DYLTHEVYLDYLTHEVYL8 ditë më parë
  • Are we sure Kawhi wanted a new "point guard" or a new PG?

    Jabir. M-AJabir. M-A8 ditë më parë
  • Didn't like Toronto and the cold weather. Guess what, location is irrelevant at this point due the the coronavirus. He only got to play at home for half a season LOL.

    Harry YuHarry Yu8 ditë më parë
  • Eyyyyy my girl charly

    allan jaamzallan jaamz8 ditë më parë
  • How about practicing WITH your team?

    Vava VavaVava Vava8 ditë më parë
  • Some guys are just more quite and reversed...Might not be the best for someone that suppose to be a leader on the team.

    Ryan DanielRyan Daniel8 ditë më parë
  • If Kawhi Leonard so great he should be able to make the others around him better but how can he with all that load management 🤔

    Kevin DwyaneKevin Dwyane8 ditë më parë
  • So basically he needs kyle lowry, it’s a shame he was never put in a position to be lowrys teammate

    Delusion TokcDelusion Tokc8 ditë më parë
  • It's a great time to be a Lakers fan!

    Jake TibbsJake Tibbs8 ditë më parë
  • Most overrated player in the nba

    Nicholas WoodsNicholas Woods8 ditë më parë
  • Where is MOLLY... dammit...

    swordorolivebranchswordorolivebranch8 ditë më parë
  • No molly? Count me in

    Bobby RomeroBobby Romero8 ditë më parë
  • I like Kawhi though he’s humble unpretentious he’s from my area representing King High in Riverside!!!!

    Lian DuanLian Duan8 ditë më parë
  • Boy the narrative changed up real quick

    Xavier FreemanXavier Freeman8 ditë më parë
  • Now it’s Kwahi’s fault for not making anybody better? I thought they beat the GSW 2x in the playoffs. I thought Paul George was Playoff P? Doc rivers is a hall of fame coach right? They voted to leave the bubble. Plain and simple they didnt want it. Yeah the Lakers voted to leave but you know they was pump faking. Lebron is the reason anyone even went there he pushed for it. Plus we lost Kobe. I knew they was staying

    Antoine RogersAntoine Rogers8 ditë më parë
  • I’ve decided to take my talents to the Staples Center basement by joining the No Chips, Clips

    Alex CouickAlex Couick8 ditë më parë
  • Defensive ace? Lmaoo hahahahahaha

    Pietro SannellaPietro Sannella8 ditë më parë
  • How quickly the people turn on you. Were all these analysts saying Kawhi wasn't a leader after the 2019 Finals? I was hearing things like "... he's a quiet general on the floor ..." smh

    depannistdepannist8 ditë më parë
  • PG was the reason for clippers loss

    aq1qaq1q8 ditë më parë
  • Toronto Spoiled him. Them boys in Clipper land not built the same

    Andrew PryorAndrew Pryor8 ditë më parë
  • When you asleep 😂😂😂

    Patrick starPatrick star8 ditë më parë
  • Kawhi Leonard is a shy guy. But he's a good guy.

    Winter MalerkeyWinter Malerkey8 ditë më parë
  • Just a thought...not to knock Ty Lue but if they REALLY wanna pry Rondo away from the Lakers I mean...ya had Doc Rivers who he thrived under. I'm just guessing but I think if they want Rondo they should be prepared to give him both more money and a larger role than he has with the Lakers. Making another all star game would help his legacy as much as another championship and if he can get a ring on a team where he can get 7+ assists a game in the playoffs he might retroactively be remembered as the best point guard of his age over CP3, D-Will and D-Rose kinda like Jason Kidd is kinda remembered not as the best point guard of his but nobody would have taken him over Steve Nash when they were playing. I think he could probably put up some good numbers on the right fit of a team.

    James PusoJames Puso8 ditë më parë
  • Hold up hold up!! Ya’ll were scraping the cheese of the clippers d*ck and sucking on them! Wheres that same energy huh?

    Ali RazviAli Razvi8 ditë më parë