Stephen A. to Kevin Durant: ‘Nobody wants to hear any excuses’ from the Nets next season |First Take

15 Tet 2020
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Stephen A. Smith responds to Max Kellerman's claim that we should temper expectations for Kevin Durant, who will be returning to the Brooklyn Nets after an Achilles injury.
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  • That's the WNBA... 😅😅😅

    Greg NielsonGreg Nielson55 minuta më parë
  • Molly shut up

    DreyeezyDreyeezy5 orë më parë
  • 1:02 what is it?

    alejandra callesalejandra callesDitë më parë
  • I’m an mma fan. I watched his mma coverage. I thought he was dumb. I saw that video of him tryna box. I knew he was dumb

    PrakashPrakashDitë më parë
  • Kevin Durant is the GREATEST SCORER OF ALL TIME.

    daboylexdaboylex2 ditë më parë
  • You ESPN commentators are so annoying.

    D ND N2 ditë më parë
  • This is how narratives are made

    JuliusJulius2 ditë më parë
  • So now everyone forgets the clippers ??? That’s crazy

    Bangali SanohBangali Sanoh2 ditë më parë
  • The Nets will be Clippers 2.0.

    Curtis MCurtis M2 ditë më parë
  • Dominique Wilkins did. After his achilles injury, he came back as an all-star. Scoring as much as he used to. Although the injury somehow shortened his prime.

    Francis de JoyaFrancis de Joya2 ditë më parë
  • But Dominique Wilkins did it 🤷‍♂️

    Dio OnoreDio Onore2 ditë më parë
  • SA real talk!

    clayton jacksonclayton jackson2 ditë më parë
  • Dominique Wilkins tho

    Wes GilWes Gil2 ditë më parë
  • This is what’s gonna happen, KD is gonna become a mainly a spot up/catch shooter. He might lay it in once a while, but all those reckless dunks and crossovers are over with. The J will always be there but he will definitely be less aggressive.

    praisexsaviorpraisexsavior3 ditë më parë
  • Shawn Livingston did it

    DaRealKing Mike H TVDaRealKing Mike H TV3 ditë më parë
  • KD can do it because athleticism and explosion isn’t necessarily his thing

    Kevin RatzschKevin Ratzsch3 ditë më parë
  • Who can pull up from 30 🐐😂😂😂😂

    Damarkus MillerDamarkus Miller3 ditë më parë
  • I feel like when Molly poops it’s really really big

    Silent Grind.Silent Grind.3 ditë më parë
  • Dey just need a killah rim protector/pick & roll center. They'll be hard to beat.... & maybe a top notch SG..

    Friedberg BlenderFriedberg Blender3 ditë më parë
  • Even if KD comes back and averages 20-25 PPG he will be fine. People sleep on Dinwiddie and Levert too, I think they could get a decent player with the 19th pick in this draft , not sure if they will bring back Joe Harris but if they do that's another decent piece.

    Scott MeckleyScott Meckley4 ditë më parë
  • Molly looked good. Being that guy. 🤦🏿‍♂️

    AnimelyticalAnimelytical4 ditë më parë
  • Did he forget about pg

    Prince OjukwuPrince Ojukwu4 ditë më parë
  • Everyone talking about LA vs Nets.. I wanna know what Giannis will do.. that first seed in the east is gone. lol

    LazyyMaster03LazyyMaster035 ditë më parë
  • No excuses

    Ron KRon K5 ditë më parë
  • If James Harden don't go to the Brooklyn Nets he shouldn't be in the NBA

    tookie Cartertookie Carter5 ditë më parë
  • What KD has going for him Is that he Is an elite shooter. Shooters are always able to create seperation AND not to mention His height.

    jesusjesus5 ditë më parë
  • Stewart don't count

    EddieCCanegetitinEddieCCanegetitin5 ditë më parë
  • Jalen rose so lucky 😭 🤧 😩 😫

    dakiddakid5 ditë më parë
  • Max is just an idiot! Steven a Smith is racist! And Molly is a Bigot! The whole crew needs to be FIRED and replaced!

    Michael BakerMichael Baker5 ditë më parë
  • Molly pitiful 😒

    Johnny BrownJohnny Brown5 ditë më parë
  • wow, very cool !

    Jake GarciaJake Garcia6 ditë më parë
  • We need za za to fall on kd's leg . Game over.

    Shayn WilliamsShayn Williams6 ditë më parë
  • 1:02 what is it?

    Jesus Ruben Dario PerezJesus Ruben Dario Perez6 ditë më parë
  • I don’t get when people say KD is the best BBall player in the world when LeBron just won his 4th championship and finals mvp and was second in the mvp vote and KD is coming off a terrible injury where he missed the entire season and prolly won’t be the same again. Doesn’t make since

    Corey SnootsCorey Snoots6 ditë më parë
  • kD really went to GS when the fourth seed in the west was the clippers w/ pat bev & Lou Williams the west was weak but he knew he would become irrelevant once he couldn’t beat steph cause after 16’ he wasn’t beating golden state.

    Red KingRed King6 ditë më parë
  • The question is how well does Durants leadership compare to Lebrons. Because the culture with Kyrie and Lebron has been better than Kyrie by himself

    T FT F6 ditë më parë
  • WNBA players begging for attention as usual

    eminemfan2866eminemfan28666 ditë më parë
  • Dominique Wilkins don't exist?

    TempoQuinTempoQuin6 ditë më parë
  • No one cares LeBron won except LeBron James fans. Look at the ratings. LeBron is a self proclaimed king. NBA fans don't see it that way. Just LeBron fans.

    Joseph MartinJoseph Martin6 ditë më parë
    • faax

      H RH R4 ditë më parë
  • Yeah he’s not wrong we all know the WNBA don’t count 😂😂😂

    Long TermLong Term6 ditë më parë
  • imagine kyrie averages 8-10 assists caused of nash

    Alex ShoresAlex Shores6 ditë më parë
  • Lol. There is a huge difference between explosiveness between the women's and men's game. Its not even freaking close. That injury makes a huge difference with men.

    B BB B6 ditë më parë
  • We shall see how these statements hold up at the trading deadline before all star break 2021 and then whenever the ‘21 playoffs start ECF: Miami n BK or Miami n Celtics WCF: lakers and gsw or lakers n clippers Black horse: Ec- Toronto/Wc - Denver

    TheCleanCutChrisTheCleanCutChris6 ditë më parë
  • Zlatana came from ucl and still performing at top level

    CAPS LOCKEDCAPS LOCKED6 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A is right, no excuses from the Nets

    Don DemarcoDon Demarco6 ditë më parë
  • I hate... hate the mediator on this show🙄... i watch these takes for max even tho he be saying some wild shxt too sometimes...

    Shido 17Shido 177 ditë më parë
  • Tell the truth max , u just dgaf about no WNBA 😂

    Michael MeldrumMichael Meldrum7 ditë më parë
  • You will see me everywhere.

    Kawhi Leonard Is The GoatKawhi Leonard Is The Goat7 ditë më parë
  • Molly has been on her best behavior lately keep it up😹👍🏾

    hollywoodd3monhollywoodd3mon7 ditë më parë
  • KD will be the first just watch

    AlonzoThe UltimateAlonzoThe Ultimate7 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A is a always dissing Max and trying to make him seem foolish. Because he’s a white dude, it’s like Max is fighting with one arm tied behind his back. He can’t speak back as strongly as he might otherwise because of it. I think it wouldn’t be so bad if Max just took the gloves off and went at Stephan A on equal footing. To be honest I prefer Shannon Sharpe because he sticks strictly to his opinions and doesn’t try to make Skip seem like a buffoon even though Skip often behaves like one.

    TimeoftroublesTimeoftroubles7 ditë më parë
  • I wonder if max googled the wnba players names himself or if someone did it for him.

    2Bhonest 2Bhonest2Bhonest 2Bhonest7 ditë më parë
  • is it me or Molly is finally learning how to be a moderator?

    The Trolling CenterThe Trolling Center7 ditë më parë
  • Nobody has ever been 7ft with a killer crossover jumper either

    Health With RodHealth With Rod7 ditë më parë
  • Golden State? Are u dreaming? They don't have a team besides Steph and Clay. They need another player.

  • KD will come back....but it is over. Kobe couldn't do it and no-one else.

  • I think KD's career is over. No-one comes back from that injury....especially the way went down.

  • I would like to know who is the goat!let the people decide that point .zeke is a hater

    Andre OneilAndre Oneil7 ditë më parë
  • He’s 7’0

    Patrick TownsendPatrick Townsend7 ditë më parë
  • I predict KD gonna take more of a "shooting guard-like" role to preserve his health. I think the amount of time KD took to recover definitely helps him. I think he'll be fine.

    Vijai KumarVijai Kumar7 ditë më parë
  • as if kd ain’t play with all stars his whole career 😂😂

    TERRO GzTERRO Gz7 ditë më parë
  • Here comes the "femme movement" in sports... they event jump so dont compare a female Achilles injury whit a man and btw... yes.. I saw a guy back in the day coming out of an A injury and still produce... he was Dominique Wilkins

    Alberto GonzalezAlberto Gonzalez7 ditë më parë
  • I mean WNBA player don’t really rely on athleticism

    samin hossainsamin hossain7 ditë më parë
  • nobody: Stephen A: Kd can pull up from thirdddy

    Chris WChris W7 ditë më parë
  • “I heard he upgraded himself with his wife” lmao ! Ok Molly beautiful as ever 😂💯

    JH7xXCampusJH7xXCampus7 ditë më parë
  • A healthy Kyrie and KD against the Miami heat that we saw in the bubble would be a great series to watch 👀

    GunLineBoss 87GunLineBoss 877 ditë më parë
  • Max told Molly she might like J Rose.

    Sports HighlightsSports Highlights7 ditë më parë
  • Wnba players have like 5 inch vertical so...

    Diego VegaDiego Vega7 ditë më parë
  • Dominique Wilkins?

    Diego VegaDiego Vega7 ditë më parë
  • Russell Westbrook should go to the Nets

    BigMeachBoy412BigMeachBoy4127 ditë më parë
  • 😂😂😂😂

    BigMeachBoy412BigMeachBoy4127 ditë më parë
  • He really thought joining GSW and winning rings was going to put him over Lebron😂😂

    DavidDavid8 ditë më parë
  • Its starting boys, they are doubting LAL and LeBron again xD

    Vicente RodrigoVicente Rodrigo8 ditë më parë
  • I laugh when people think a Kyrie Irving team will live up to the expectation..

    Ball Don't LieBall Don't Lie8 ditë më parë
  • Briana Stewart!! Really!!? Gtf outta here, that’s nowhere near as fast paced and athletic as men’s basketball. 😒

    Cameron ThomasCameron Thomas8 ditë më parë
  • Dominique Wilkins Achilles injury

    C JonasC Jonas8 ditë më parë
  • I'm a die hard Lakers fan, why is everybody getting off the clippers bandwagon now? I still believe they're a big time contender next year. Once they lose that arrogance, dangerous they are.

    Larry DebrewLarry Debrew8 ditë më parë
  • Im surprised they never talk about Dominique Wilkins

    BrrazzyBrrazzy8 ditë më parë
    • Extremely underrated ,dude use to go toe to toe with bird 🐐

      Gol D. TheoriesGol D. Theories7 ditë më parë
  • Lets go brooklyn all day

    Mo TwinsMo Twins8 ditë më parë
  • Stephen A needa shut Molly tf up don't nobody watch First Take to hear you

    Gee MillGee Mill8 ditë më parë
  • I just hope KD and Kyrie stay healthy🙏🏼

    Vick VelezVick Velez8 ditë më parë
  • Not often I agree with Stephen A, but at 4:00 he is 100% ! Look even if KD comes back at 80% he is still gonna be better than 95% . Kyrie has no chemistry. Let's see how long KD can go before his patience runs out.

    DrcJr77DrcJr778 ditë më parë
    • WOW, the egg in this video seems to be, Don't sleep on the Warriors.

      DrcJr77DrcJr778 ditë më parë
  • We can see it now....they both average 27PPG, All NBA, All Stars, and will lose in the 2nd round Playing Hero Ball

    Bruce Lee MorpheusBruce Lee Morpheus8 ditë më parë
  • And that my friends is what you call damage control 1:31 - 1:45 😆

    Solace LivieSolace Livie8 ditë më parë
  • The Nets will be Clippers 2.0. Fact checks me in late 2021.

    diogo082diogo0828 ditë më parë
  • All blah blahs

    Storm ComilangStorm Comilang8 ditë më parë
  • Love this video

    maria villarealmaria villareal8 ditë më parë
  • He's 6'11... he would be just as good. He doesn't play like for example DRose and relies on athleticism a lot.

    FCC LFCC L8 ditë më parë
  • LBJ > KD

    Sandie BoiSandie Boi8 ditë më parë
  • KD wont be the same player.

    PhilPhil8 ditë më parë
  • I had to turn the channel when I saw max , I’m glad espn still has him working for them

    Steve MartinezSteve Martinez8 ditë më parë
  • I agree with Stephen.

    C3POC3PO8 ditë më parë
  • nah dont apologize nobody thought u were talking about the wnba

    Steve AlonzoSteve Alonzo8 ditë më parë
  • I'd is never gonna be the same.

    ericlogosericlogos8 ditë më parë
  • If LeBron gets another Star to come to LA, it’s either CP3 or Drose. Then The Nets will Add Carmelo Anthony. I can see LeBron with CP3 & Carmelo Anthony on the Nets. Both will be Presented with a Ring before Retirement.

    P1: Na'jaeP1: Na'jae8 ditë më parë
  • Mark Jackson said it first and a lot of you guys laughed at him....come on Stephen

    mcjonmacmcjonmac8 ditë më parë
  • Steven A it's not true to say the best backcourt in the History of the NBA league is Thompson and Curry I don't know how old you're don't forget Dennis Johnson and Guys Williams of the Seattle supersonics 1977/1978 & 1978/1979 season

    Babatunde OsunBabatunde Osun8 ditë më parë
  • Is it my phone or does Max look orange.....

    BRONCOBOY 7575BRONCOBOY 75759 ditë më parë
  • Kevin Durant you got bit at that heal by the snake( the devil) just like the Bible said for you turning your back on your brothers Westbrook and the thunders haha

    Donrico86dalionDonrico86dalion9 ditë më parë
  • lol Warriors wont be able to beat Kawhi's Clippers. The nuggets beating them was a fluke

    Bullet WilliamsBullet Williams9 ditë më parë