Stephen A. & Max react to Daryl Morey stepping down as Rockets GM | First Take

16 Tet 2020
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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss how Daryl Morey's decision to step down as the Houston Rockets' general manager impacts the team.
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  • free daryl moRey .

    mike dangmike dang3 ditë më parë
  • i love how espn spent the last 6 months talking about injustice but when it comes to china "Morey made a mistake"

    --4 ditë më parë
  • Again I say, Stephen A Smith is an idiot. Morey’s comments weren’t dumb, the media and NBAs reaction was

    Tucker RayTucker Ray5 ditë më parë
  • Nah SAS speaking facts. Easy to speak on injustice when you are safe and putting other people at risk. Why didn't he speak up while in China to at least share the risk of his players?

    Mitch RappMitch Rapp6 ditë më parë
  • All he did well was trade for Harden

    Roman HernandezRoman Hernandez7 ditë më parë
  • Espn is owned by China...

    II nosferatu IIII nosferatu II7 ditë më parë
  • Crazy. You can't have results without process. They go hand in hand.

    Terry SmithTerry Smith7 ditë më parë
  • Yeah .. good riddance morey is a trash GM

    EZMoneyEZMoney7 ditë më parë
  • Daryl Morey needed to be condemned? For what? Standing up for democrazy? I swear I never want to hear Stephen A Smith talk about democrazy ever again.

    WandererWanderer7 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A is wrong about Morey not trying to change things up. Morey changed from offense centered around Yao to one around Harden. Hired Adelman, McHale, and D'Antoni as coaches. Fired McHale and Adelman to make change when they weren't cutting it. Changed from Capela to small ball lineup. Made a bad trade for Westbrook that went against his analytics to make change.

    Lawrence CooperLawrence Cooper7 ditë më parë
  • Max Kellerman has the worst radio show right now. He's being exposed as having either mental decline or an actual horrible, petty attitude. Either way, hands down the worst sports talk radio host on the air right now.

    TeddyTeddy7 ditë më parë
  • Gutless American Agent Max Kellerman shows his true anti-communist cards, f**k outta here little boy

    kalaupunkalaupun7 ditë më parë
  • SAS mic messed up cos the Chinese were tapping him lol

    FJFJ7 ditë më parë
  • For someone ‘supporting’ BLM and cries for social justice (similar to LeBron), the take on China/HK is a complete opposite of what they are ‘fighting’ for. This just shows, they don’t want equality but rather black dominance. If HK is predominantly black, I’m pretty sure they would not say that to Morey.

    Pat SPat S7 ditë më parë
  • Really stephen a? So speaking against injustice in china is a mistake? Let's fight for injustice as long as it's BLM but when it comes to china you guys are on your own? Smh

    WhyTempt FateWhyTempt Fate7 ditë më parë
  • Standing up for democracy is a mistake?

    EY LiveEY Live7 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A-pologist back at it again. lol

    Arrogant MadmanArrogant Madman8 ditë më parë
  • Daryl Morey did not make a mistake calling out China. Bogus ESPN analyst and NBA players catered to China and their communist ways, when if China had their way they would off all the Americans who had something to say about how they run that country. FOH

    maaly8111maaly81118 ditë më parë
  • People are being killed:SAS shut up it’s right

    Abdullah OssailiAbdullah Ossaili8 ditë më parë
  • i like her shirt

    t dotsst dotss8 ditë më parë
  • Morey killed their salary cap than bailed on them 🤣🤣🤣

    cutiegirl slime13cutiegirl slime138 ditë më parë
  • Rockets longest active playoff streak

    Torin O'ConnorTorin O'Connor8 ditë më parë
  • He is not respected 😂 Stephen a needs to stop lying

    Romanian ShadowRomanian Shadow8 ditë më parë
  • He's going to have a tough time getting another gig I think.

    Jon ReynoldsJon Reynolds8 ditë më parë
  • The media and the nba sold out Daryl morey. PERIOD

    Shane MichaelsShane Michaels8 ditë më parë
  • Not really surprised the racist had a problem with someone standing up for a social issue of a group he's not a part of. He's been on the wrong side of a lot of important issues and I we all knew what side he would pick on anything involving money.

    bbchbbdbbchbbd8 ditë më parë
  • How is “Stand With the people of Hong Kong” bad?

    Matthew LawlorMatthew Lawlor8 ditë më parë
  • I can see ujiri going to Houston

    deep deepdeep deep8 ditë më parë
  • MIAMI NO TAX ?! where max please explain

    alejandro veigaalejandro veiga8 ditë më parë
  • I hope My Knicks get Darrell Morrey with Leon rose as president

    50zWAY_50zWAY_9 ditë më parë
  • Standing up for Hong Kong was a MISTAKE? BRUH.

    DerrickDXDerrickDX9 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A says everyone is likeable and a good man 😂😂

    Ryan HallRyan Hall9 ditë më parë
  • That's my dad

    Tyler MoreyTyler Morey9 ditë më parë
  • You can control what comes out of your mouth but you can't control how the other people react to it. Morey knew exactly what he was doing when he said what he said. He's probably preparing for a political career after NBA. And guys like Max Kellerman act like the CCP are the only ones that care about the integrity of my country while the rest of the 1.4B Chinese people welcomes such an act. You don't understand us at all.

    yong liangyong liang9 ditë më parë
  • Harden should bolt next.

    Heath AndersonHeath Anderson9 ditë më parë
  • SAS a sellout.

    Rishu RajRishu Raj9 ditë më parë
  • All that I got out of this is that Stephen A. is a communist.

    Gerald BuncumGerald Buncum9 ditë më parë
  • Max is real asf unlike Stephen a cornball

    Conceited NJConceited NJ9 ditë më parë
  • How were his comments about China a mistake?

    HowlingMurphyHowlingMurphy9 ditë më parë
  • “12-13 years at the helm, got to conference finals but never got over the hump. At some point you gotta have change” Same guy who defended Doc who never made it out of the second round with the Clippers in 7 years.

    Titop 222Titop 2229 ditë më parë
  • His comments against China were not a mistake, was bad for business but was good for humankind, great example of the flaws of capitalism

    KenKen9 ditë më parë
  • I think David Fizdale, Kenny Atkinson, and Mark Jackson are the 3 best coaching options for Houston.

    Zachary KlingerZachary Klinger9 ditë më parë
  • So oppressive communist governments are bad but oppressive democratic governments are good, right?

    Petko DimitrovPetko Dimitrov9 ditë më parë
  • Wow Morey spoke for human rights. China is literally acting like the Nazis, there are concentration camps in Xinjiang and now their crackdown in Hong Kong. He spoke up and that’s admirable.

    SaraSara9 ditë më parë
  • He made a mistake with his comments? This is why the nba is a joke. He didn’t make a mistake. Unbelievable

    Anonymous QAnonymous Q9 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A... i can’t believe what came out of your mouth

    Ardit KaravidajArdit Karavidaj9 ditë më parë
  • “His tweets about China” people are bing oppressed and that’s a problem? Stephen A Smith is such an idiot sometimes considering the fact that he wants our own people to stop be oppressed by our own system... this guy is a clown

    Tristian BerryTristian Berry9 ditë më parë
  • The thumbnail of morey looks like that me of the fat Leonardo dicaprio

    colangelog09colangelog099 ditë më parë
  • thank god he was a horrible gm

    justin alleyjustin alley9 ditë më parë
  • Chinese market > everything, like freedom of speech God bless the USA. we'll see how the CCP dominates the world in the coming years.

    Jimmy ChongJimmy Chong9 ditë më parë
    • Freedom of speech is an illusion anyway. Say something bad about BLM and you'll get "canceled".

      Sam LuoSam Luo6 ditë më parë
  • How did he make a mistake with his comments about China? Seems like Stephan A takes the China blood bag just like LeMao

    Jesika VocisanoJesika Vocisano9 ditë më parë
  • I don’t think he resigned about the China comments, he put all his chips in on D’antoni and it failed

    Fiend ArchiveFiend Archive9 ditë më parë

    vannqvannq9 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A’s comments today have made me lose so much respect for him, and any false pretences about racial justice. Human rights violations are absolutely fine if they aren’t happening to him - how is that any different to the racist white Americans he tried to attack at the beginning of the BLM movement

    Thomas fordeThomas forde9 ditë më parë
  • What a surprise! Stephen A Smith thinks calling out injustice and oppression is wrong! Imagine if someone said what Stephen A said about Black Lives Matter, Stephen A would be calling for their job. The hypocrisy is unbelievable

    Thomas fordeThomas forde9 ditë më parë
  • Please stop talking about HK. We're debating about whether or not Morey leaving is a good thing for the Rockets. I'm not debating about China again.

  • Tillman does want to hear about numbers like the ones that avoid the luxury tax and his Chinese money

    Joab JohnstoneJoab Johnstone9 ditë më parë
  • Stephan A is saying its a mistake to support freedom thats horrendous

    Joab JohnstoneJoab Johnstone9 ditë më parë
  • The thugs and rioters at Hong Kong is not equal to the People of Hong Kong. Don't blur the line!

    Peiang HePeiang He9 ditë më parë
  • Everytime Stephen a talked his mic had so much static lol

    iFergiFerg9 ditë më parë
    • Lol

      Torin O'ConnorTorin O'Connor8 ditë më parë
    • I thought I was trippin

      Matthew TobkinMatthew Tobkin9 ditë më parë
  • What was wrong in what he said about China? ESPN supports ethnic cleansing? 🤔

    Michael SpencerMichael Spencer9 ditë më parë
  • Don’t forget espn is a extension of Disney...who is ruled by China.

    Dathan WitchettDathan Witchett10 ditë më parë

    Justin HumphreyJustin Humphrey10 ditë më parë
  • I keep hearing that Daryl Morey shouldn't have made his comments about the HK protests because NBA players were over in China. But it sounds like such a ridiculous argument because did the players really think the CCP were going to detain them? They didn't say anything. And Daryl Morey said what he said while he was in the U.S. Not surprising that the CCP would be offended being the hyper-sensitive/paranoid totalitarian regmie they are.

    Daniel ChoDaniel Cho10 ditë më parë
  • Also, Chris Paul getting hurt, probably cost them a championship.

    Bilal MallickBilal Mallick10 ditë më parë
  • SAS is right that ultimately, the process did not quite yield a championship. If the Rockets had a young Bill Russell they probably win at least one chip.

    Bilal MallickBilal Mallick10 ditë më parë
  • Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong. There’s nothing wrong with I said SAS.

    kody kodykody kody10 ditë më parë
  • I don't know if people are aware of the camps in China, where people are being held because of their religion and ethnicity. Morey was right about China.

    Bilal MallickBilal Mallick10 ditë më parë
  • Houston will miss him. He deserves to move on to bigger and better things; I don't know how the China issue is even debatable.

    Brandon DBrandon D10 ditë më parë
  • From just glancing at the thumb nail i thought that was Leonardo 😂😂

    Spencer FranklinSpencer Franklin10 ditë më parë
  • The NBA should be really upset they got caught and exposed in this situation. I have white progressive naive liberal friends who actually think the NBA stands up for justice because they boycotted North Carolina due to the law and have supported BLM. What people don’t understand by doing it it means it’s good for business. It’s good for their brand and most importantly their players support that. However none of these players care about China cause no one is from there and no one has the leverage to make them care. It’s just the way it is but what is happening in China is a lot worse than what is happening here.

    Wad JayWad Jay10 ditë më parë
  • Max talks so well also Stephen A

    Olisa BosahOlisa Bosah10 ditë më parë
  • Morey was history as soon as he made his comments about China. Just a matter of time. Players are calling for social justice, but they look the other way when there's money from China on the line.

    Randy BailinRandy Bailin10 ditë më parë
  • I see more comments about his china tweets than his actual firing. He tried to be the warriors when they weren't.

    47 til infinity47 til infinity10 ditë më parë
  • It’s good to criticize China. But it’s not an “oppressive communist government” over there. It’s a capitalist nation just like the US is, but with a much bigger social safety net. All you nerds going in on china should take stock of your own country too.

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    Stella MccaigStella Mccaig10 ditë më parë
  • They got Westbrook and they still got beat lol

    Doug CroninDoug Cronin10 ditë më parë
  • The hornets or hawks should go after morey as a gm

    Certified ChaosCertified Chaos10 ditë më parë
  • I guess SAS is against the people of Hong Kong keeping their rights

    condog 209condog 20910 ditë më parë
  • Don’t normally agree with Max, but he’s totally right about the China Comments, Free HK!

    GreatGypsyKingGreatGypsyKing10 ditë më parë
    • HK is already free, from riots under the national security law.

      Sam LuoSam Luo6 ditë më parë
  • Max is only one, just one person in the whole ESPN to say anything about China in bad light. Rest is like' you know, not our matter, BLM is, blah, blah, blah'. Then again, why NBA didn't raise voice when chinese managers of hotels and dorms start kicking black students from african countries during COVID or maybe why they didn't say anything about signs in McDonald's in Shanghai and Beijing, ones they have written No black persons inside?

    МлађoМлађo10 ditë më parë
  • He spoke the truth about China

    andre Walkerandre Walker10 ditë më parë
  • Every time Stephen A or Max spoke, their mics made it sound like someone was twerking in the sound room while wearing swim shorts

    Ross MurphyRoss Murphy10 ditë më parë
  • Morey was irresponsible for his China comment and put the whole league in trouble. It's irrelevant whether his comment is right or wrong, it's the lack of awareness in his role that made it inappropriate. In any position, you should be aware of what you say publicly. Calling out CCP is politically correct in the US, not in China, and Morey should know that being the GM of the Rockets of all teams.

    ZerolodaZeroloda10 ditë më parë
  • Shame on ESPN for their cowardice

    alexreadscomicsalexreadscomics10 ditë më parë
  • I just think you can’t win with your best two players being guards, even when the warriors won without kd and steph and klay were the two best players iggy was the finals mvp

    Adam JerdeAdam Jerde10 ditë më parë
  • What did he say about China?

    Mr.Gr8ness FamousMr.Gr8ness Famous10 ditë më parë
  • HE DONT GOT IIIIIIIIIT! HE Never had it😭 especially for Giving up on Melo🤦🏾‍♂️

    Mr.Gr8ness FamousMr.Gr8ness Famous10 ditë më parë
  • Max served a good boxing analogy.

    DaNewWaveLeeDaNewWaveLee10 ditë më parë
  • If we’re going to talk about right and wrong, why is nobody pointing out the simple fact that “our guys” chose to travel to China, an oppressive regime, for money. And the funniest part is, even without the China, money they can still make more in a year than most people can in a lifetime. So why make that choice? And then blame an American for his freedom of speech and right to support freedom for Hong Kong

    Gilbert AlvarezGilbert Alvarez10 ditë më parë
  • Morey was speaking 100% truth .....Steve A is a 100% chump

    michael c.michael c.10 ditë më parë
  • I love Stephen A but he knows nothing about numbers and who Fertitta is and what his views are that pertain to Basketball. Fertitta is all about numbers because he's in the restaurant business and numbers are the name of the game! Everything in hospitality is numbers.

    Frank DiazFrank Diaz10 ditë më parë
  • I respect Morey for what he did. I’m sure other people associated w/ the NBA wanted to say something similar.

    Tavon CarpenterTavon Carpenter10 ditë më parë
  • He didn’t make mistakes with the China tweet, he did the right thing. At least Max still has a moral compass

    Sam RussellSam Russell10 ditë më parë
  • Green lives matter I guess

    J TJ T10 ditë më parë
  • Another company sticking up for communist China lmao! Russia is always the bad guys but China can start a pandemic and America’s don’t say anything bc we get free slave labor from their country. As long as Americans aren’t slaves anymore it’s “okay” but nobody says anything about where that diamond ring came from or where all the manufacturers take there business 🤔🤷‍♂️

    RaymontheKingRaymontheKing10 ditë më parë
  • We, the United States of America, with our history and present, are in no moral position to lecture or criticize any other nation on how it treats its citizenry.

    12YearLagavulin12YearLagavulin10 ditë më parë