Kevin Durant is clearly the most important piece to the Brooklyn Nets - Stephen A. | First Take

Kevin Durant is clearly the most important piece to the Brooklyn Nets - Stephen A. | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on whether Kevin Durant or James Harden is more important to the Brooklyn Nets.
0:00 Stephen A. explains why KD is most important to the Nets.
1:40 "Kyrie Irving is box office" - Stephen A.
3:08 Max weighs in, saying Harden is the key for Brooklyn.
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  1. ESPN

    ESPNПре 7 дана

    0:00 Stephen A. explains why KD is most important to the Nets. 1:40 "Kyrie Irving is box office" - Stephen A. 3:08 Max weighs in, saying Harden is the key for Brooklyn.

  2. Lee Jun Lin

    Lee Jun LinПре 6 дана

    KD can helps his teammates to win championship.

  3. James Brown

    James BrownПре 6 дана

    ESPN Stephen A is the REAL MVP he was the face the mouth that built this NETS team. You guys owe Stephen A the scary part this could’ve been the Knicks.

  4. Max MX

    Max MXПре 6 дана

    @Cire Williams Bronsexuals on denial 😭😭😭

  5. Cire Williams

    Cire WilliamsПре 6 дана

    @Max MX on top of the best shooter at the time and HOF champion Ray Allen joining them in Miami as well like c'mon now idk why they try and act like it's not the same.

  6. Max MX

    Max MXПре 6 дана

    @Aaron Carver Lmao. He just didn’t join Wade. He joined a 11 times All Star player and future HOF Bosh So yeah, if we can agree both KD and Lebron rings are cheap I have no problems Bronsexual 🤣

  7. Ralph Ypil

    Ralph YpilПре дан

    Kevin Durant is the best player on this team/a strong leader in getting everyone to buy in play unselfishly/have the team assemble as the unit it did, but Harden is the best at getting everyone involved and establishing the pace/tempo/style of play for the team.

  8. PUSB

    PUSBПре 2 дана

    this show straight up the same thing every day

  9. Kirko Bangz

    Kirko BangzПре 3 дана

    1:29 ' Now Kyrie Irving is Box Office, he's a show stopper. You walk through the turnst.. let me tell ya'll something right now' LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL There's nobody like Stephen A Smith man. I'm from the UK and this guy just makes commentary/analysing sports so entertaining

  10. Moses Musa

    Moses MusaПре 3 дана

    Harden plays a big part. Kyrie does. KD does. joe Harris does. Jeff green does. Claxton does. Deandre does. THE WHOLE TEAM DOES❤️🔥

  11. probly zuited

    probly zuitedПре 4 дана

    its clear harden is . wait no its kyrie. nah its kd

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  13. antonio young

    antonio youngПре 4 дана

    Weird topic

  14. Jonathan Ford

    Jonathan FordПре 4 дана

    Harden all day

  15. lisa ke

    lisa keПре 4 дана

    Kd and Harden are both great. But, kd’s injury will stop him for playing too long. Kd is very important, but Harden is the most important.

  16. Alex Lindbjerg

    Alex LindbjergПре 4 дана

    Nets not making it out of the east? Someone please cut Stephen A. off he has clearly had enough :D

  17. frank jacobs

    frank jacobsПре 4 дана

    No Harden no deal. You put Durant out their without Kyrie and Harden and the Nets don’t make playoffs

  18. frank jacobs

    frank jacobsПре 4 дана

    They need all 3 to have a shot to win the Championship

  19. Lunatic Monkey

    Lunatic MonkeyПре 4 дана

    Stephen A literally said just a couple weeks ago that the Nets could make it out of the East WITHOUT KD and just Harden and Kyrie😐

  20. Floz Mcg

    Floz McgПре 4 дана

    they not winning it without harden

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  22. wkey jake

    wkey jakeПре 4 дана

    you gotta feel bad for kd tho man like this is supposed to be his time , like hes on the god squad and they gotta go crazy. as they said , all healthy nobody beats them , its just ( to me ) pretty sad to see kd a 7ft shot creator who dosent miss sitting on the bench

  23. Haks

    HaksПре 4 дана

    I'd trust KD x Kyrie or KD x Harden more than I'd trust Kyrie & Harden to get to the finals and have the best chance to win. The only player ahead of KD in the league is LeBron.

  24. M0nkiDRufi

    M0nkiDRufiПре 4 дана

    One like from me 😊

  25. norrisb1981

    norrisb1981Пре 4 дана

    Ok, what's fascinating about this video and the topic is asking which guy is more important both Max and Stephen A. get to the crux at the end. The question only matters if both guys are healthy and in full swing by the time the playoffs start and they have to get all the way through. The real question is do a completely healthy Nets have good chemistry on the court? Stephen A. says Durant is more important based on talent but Harden is statistically the better all around player and is basically running the point. But are both guys willing to take a backseat if Kyrie goes on a tare that lasts throughout the playoffs? What happens if the Nets play the Bucks and Giannis, Middleton and Holiday have basically neutralized Durant, Harden and Kyrie but Milwaukee's front court guys can't handle Aldridge? Are these 3 guys willing to sit back and support Aldridge like a bunch of back ups? Remember when Kevin Durant got angry at Draymond Green (average shooter and average ball handler) for not giving up the ball on the last possession (which Durant was clearly right) What happens in the last possession with Kyrie or Harden (two of the top ball handlers and shooters in the league)? The point, whose more important is irrelevant, I think the Nets have a big problem if everyone's healthy.

  26. 600 Selly

    600 SellyПре 4 дана

    Yes Kevin Durant is the most important piece to the Nets he is a army Swiss knife everyone knows that every Golden State Warriors fan understood that s*** it seems to us that Steve Kerr didn't understand that Steve Kerr is not the f****** coach of the Warriors future and we need to get over glamorizing this man he is the reason we lost Kevin Durant truthfully a good coach would have figured out a way to beat the Raptors with Stephen Curry Boogie cousins and Andre Iguodala we're going to f*** around and lose Stephen Curry because it is fuckary

  27. Tyreik Smith

    Tyreik SmithПре 5 дана

    Max love talkin down on KD

  28. nmb Memphis beast24

    nmb Memphis beast24Пре 5 дана

    I want lebron to win but if he don't I hope harden and kyrie win with kd missing all playoffs

  29. M M

    M MПре 5 дана

    I am not sure anyone has noticed, but KD is the best player in the world.



    why was shaq on yr show again last time?

  31. Jake Young

    Jake YoungПре 5 дана

    KD never averaged a triple double or ever came close to what Harden is doing rn

  32. Jake Young

    Jake YoungПре 5 дана

    I hate to say this cuz he's also my favorite player but KD only gets a ring on a superteam that he hops to or forms

  33. Jake Young

    Jake YoungПре 5 дана

    How many times did Harden when without KD? Oh yeah lol... every time. Can't say the same for anybody else.

  34. Emanuel

    EmanuelПре 5 дана

    Stephen A . wishes that he was the coach of the Nets! Not Steve Nash because he's not social like Mick Dantoni was.

  35. Sunny Darko

    Sunny DarkoПре 5 дана

    Casual. Harden is by far. Harden is like having 2 players and I remind you they didn't start winning until he came.

  36. Ira Bonta

    Ira BontaПре 5 дана

    it's harden not kd

  37. Ira Bonta

    Ira BontaПре 5 дана

    harden been doing all the winnings since joined KD used to fumble till they got two more full legs

  38. Super Epicpro

    Super EpicproПре 5 дана

    Stephen:I wanna put the world on pause Me:you can’t pause a multiplayer game

  39. John Anderson

    John AndersonПре 5 дана

    What is he talking about? Just like The Dubs weren't a super team without KD The Nets Aren't a super team. Without KD , they maybe beatable. With him, they raise that O Brian trophy. Just like the Dubs would have. There is about 7 or 8 team that if you insert KD they win it. KD is the best player, right now in the league.

  40. Bill Johnson

    Bill JohnsonПре 5 дана

    Stephen A is absolutely right, Kevin Durant is the most important player on the Nets!

  41. dacobia-_-

    dacobia-_-Пре 5 дана

    Kyrie has been stepping it up and James harden does his thing with these role players they are making it to the eastern conference finals and winning still but it will be hard but they’re winning still

  42. Alejandro Ayala

    Alejandro AyalaПре 5 дана

    Harden is important to get other players involved and KD and Kyrie are important for Clutch moments simple. TBH KD should just take over 4th quarters he can do it any time.

  43. Justin Wood

    Justin WoodПре 5 дана

    Lol no KD on the nets the expectation is still a chip SA. I have never wanted a team to lose so bad in the playoffs than this any sport.

  44. Justin Briggs

    Justin BriggsПре 5 дана

    The title of this video doesn’t sit right especially if you were in his shoes 👟

  45. Nasri Jumaidi

    Nasri JumaidiПре 5 дана

    Harden is the most important because the offense run through him. And if he is under performed the Nets will be in danger.. KD is great but he is just someone who is free in the Court, but either Harden, Steph or Russ is the leader of the team where he is belong..

  46. Jon Fisher

    Jon FisherПре 5 дана

    I mean if any of the 3 are gone they aren't a lock to win the East... Max was right on...

  47. TheSiemek

    TheSiemekПре 5 дана

    Let’s be honest. Nets are guaranteed views and likes, so SAS and Max will talk about them every single day. I get that. Superteams are exciting and we are all basically waiting to see Steve Nash saying “Avengers assemble!” with KD, Harden, Kyrie, Aldridge and Griffin lineup.

  48. Remy Beatz

    Remy BeatzПре 5 дана

    Stephen A is correct though. Harden and Irving can’t beat the heat without Kd, probably even with him,

  49. Remy Beatz

    Remy BeatzПре 5 дана

    Either way he left a 73-9 team to go form a super team what a super star

  50. Franz Pacis

    Franz PacisПре 5 дана

    Brooklyn Nets is a smashing team, if the big 3 combines.

  51. MusicLover Sylver

    MusicLover SylverПре 5 дана

    Great talent, but does this man even has an ounce of competitive juice in his body though? Look at his teams lmao.

  52. Citizen X

    Citizen XПре 5 дана

    With or without Durant, they'll win. I hate them.

  53. Jada Kucblong

    Jada KucblongПре 5 дана

    With out harden nets not winning not just KD💀

  54. Ricky Godette

    Ricky GodetteПре 5 дана

    They wouldn’t make it if Harden was hurt either 🤷🏾‍♂️

  55. Jah Tillah

    Jah TillahПре 5 дана

    None of what sas said was cap

  56. Casey Ketchell

    Casey KetchellПре 5 дана

    This topic is as equally annoying as the big 3 loud mouth idiots on the nets.

  57. John Le

    John LeПре 5 дана

    KD is better than Lebron at getting into better teams. Warriors + NETS > Lakers + CLE + MIAMI

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  59. Todd Starks

    Todd StarksПре 5 дана

    Just counting the clock till Durant is hurt again. Month?

  60. GOAT James

    GOAT JamesПре 5 дана

    Harden out here as one of the top MVP candidates, and KD has only played 20 games, and SAS giving all the credit to KD. SAS been on KD 🥜 since KD mom yelled at him. 😂

  61. cvvvvvvvvc

    cvvvvvvvvcПре 5 дана

    As the 2003 pistons and the 2011 mavericks demonstrated, any team can be beat in a 7 game series with the right mix of veteran stars, great young players and a Deep bench. Don't give the title to the Nets just yet.

  62. Cathryn Naiker

    Cathryn NaikerПре 5 дана

    If Julius Randall's son could break down crying to this clip, that would make my day.


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  64. easy money97

    easy money97Пре 5 дана

    Bru harden and Kyrie by themselves would make it to the ecf


    JOY DONGAOПре 5 дана

    True facts: This is the best roster in nba history. Clearly as white they will win this season easily. Finals Los Angeles Lakers 1 Brooklyn Nets 4 Finals Mvp JamesHarden Trust me im not joking!

  66. Namibia

    NamibiaПре 5 дана

    stephen a smith is trash all he does is hate on people and complain about race. Race baiting or hating is all he is good for please fire this man

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  68. Soulex Dioh

    Soulex DiohПре 5 дана

    A rookie coach never coached a day in his life is winning a championship why is Stephen A hating.

  69. Hash Hussain

    Hash HussainПре 5 дана

    I'm a kd fan but I think we can win it with kyrie harden Griffin an alrdrige

  70. Chris Drake

    Chris DrakeПре 5 дана

    Nets are going to be in the Finals not the Fakers LoL 🤣 LeBitch Blames and Anthony Davis will come back but they're going to get injured again 😂!Lol.

  71. Jahbez McLemore

    Jahbez McLemoreПре 5 дана

    KD is the most important imo because, imo the Nets aren't winning a chip w/o him edit: Harden statistically is an postseason choke artist, and Kyrie can't carry a team.

  72. Hulk Timberlake

    Hulk TimberlakeПре 5 дана

    Durant will never feel the tears or fulfillment of a champion like Lebron and Kobe did. There is something fulfilling about winning against the odds carrying a team...fighting the fair fight. If the Nets win it will mean more to the organization than the players

  73. TyChaser

    TyChaserПре 5 дана

    Stephen A repeats the same phrases about Kyrie all the time. Like come up with other content dude

  74. Ananno Myss

    Ananno MyssПре 6 дана

    Clippers not even making WCF last year will be forgotten about if Nets can't win the entire thing this year.

  75. Fernando Morales

    Fernando MoralesПре 6 дана

    James harden is the best player in the league and media/fans/peers refuse to acknowledge it. He has been that for years

  76. Tez

    TezПре 6 дана

    Thought max was about to start spittin when that beat dropped

  77. Warrior BC

    Warrior BCПре 6 дана

    Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Embid, AD, Jannis, Lillard, Harden, Irving. Where is Nikola Jokić where where Stephen A, the best point Center of all time the Joker where where where😤😡😠??????????????

  78. KN Plays

    KN PlaysПре 6 дана

    hardens clearly the best player on the nets lol

  79. brian harley

    brian harleyПре 6 дана

    I hope KD is ready for that Sixers match up on the 14th

  80. King Rai

    King RaiПре 6 дана

    Sthepen A change narrative

  81. El Capitano

    El CapitanoПре 6 дана

    Max is right. If Nets are healthy, it's game over for everyone else.

  82. CookEm Gang

    CookEm GangПре 6 дана

    They don’t like to see this. They’ll do anything to break greatness up😭😭

  83. Tiger Scott

    Tiger ScottПре 6 дана

    Stephen A sounding quite stupid with this one 😂😂

  84. smoki dee

    smoki deeПре 6 дана

    Are we forgetting Denver here I mean they just traded for Aaron Gordon and won five straight games with no losses and a extra pick for Javale McGee and they’re doing just fine and I believe they’re contending in the western conference finals and aiming for a chip

  85. jojo ruzol

    jojo ruzolПре 6 дана

    SA😶 ur destroying the brklyn will not work dude...👎

  86. Mass Man

    Mass ManПре 6 дана

    Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA.

  87. Gumz_Reezy

    Gumz_ReezyПре 6 дана

    Max's job is literally to be on the losing side of every argument on the show. At times you can see it in his face that he does not believe the things coming out of his own mouth. Shameful, the things we do for showbiz.

  88. Gerald Bermudez

    Gerald BermudezПре 6 дана

    Harden is more important for me. Harden can switch from scorer to facilitator thats why they went to 1st spot from 7th spot when Harden arrives even though Kd didnt played on that run.

  89. Joe Krle

    Joe KrleПре 6 дана

    i think espn ran out of ideas so they just discuss the same topic week after week. lmfao

  90. kreator861 201

    kreator861 201Пре 6 дана

    Kd is the glue of this team but, imo Harden is the most important piece.

  91. kreator861 201

    kreator861 201Пре 6 дана

    I have not been this excited for my Nets since the Jason Kidd / Kenyon Martin/ RJ/ Kittles days...

  92. Musaddiq Munir Liman

    Musaddiq Munir LimanПре 6 дана

    6ers beating them in the east... pin this comment

  93. TheShazam76

    TheShazam76Пре 6 дана

    Kyrie and Harden could get out of the East by themselves! Competition matters so sho they go up against in the finals KD will be less or more needed.

  94. Nicolas dinozzo

    Nicolas dinozzoПре 6 дана

    KD was the most important pieces of the gsw too!!!!!!!! So happy to see back!!!!!!!! Go KD!!!!!!!!!!!GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Tyson G

    Tyson GПре 6 дана

    Harden almost did it with the rockets too bad CP3 got injured.

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    32 SuПре 6 дана

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  97. eric blackwell

    eric blackwellПре 6 дана

    He is plus he has the rings

  98. Enlightened Family

    Enlightened FamilyПре 6 дана

    The media are like messy females trying to create egotistical controversy within locker rooms of nba players .

  99. stupendousA

    stupendousAПре 6 дана

    People forget how the Houston Rockets was the only team that was a threat to The Warriors when they picked up KD.. And it's because of James Harden. James is big-time

  100. Jude

    JudeПре 4 дана

    @Joey AD But he lost without CP3 still. I mean yes obviously Harden is going crazy w the Nets but KD is the real no1 on that team undoubtedly

  101. Joey AD

    Joey ADПре 5 дана

    @Jude CP3 got injured and Harden lead that team solo as long as he could. You combine that man with a healthy KI, KD Harris brown LA and Blake the way he’s playin now lol it becomes truly unfair for the league to even have optimism 😎

  102. Jude

    JudeПре 5 дана

    Harden and CP3* I think your forgetting that CP3 elevates the teams he is on

  103. San Valders

    San ValdersПре 6 дана

    Lebron nightmare

  104. JSTAY FLY

    JSTAY FLYПре 6 дана

    I know yall say Mama Durant got Stephen A talking like this.. But KD's skills got the whole world saying the same thing. If the NBA wasn't desperately trying to push the fake Bron vs MJ GOAT conversation. They could easily do the KD vs Bron convo. Lol let's do it now. KD been better for YEARS. Only thing Bron ever been better than KD at was passing. He used to be better at creating super teams. KD showed yall he better at that too. 😂😂😂

  105. Eddie Perez

    Eddie PerezПре 6 дана

    Without Kd I believe they still make it out of the east

  106. Sheng Cheng

    Sheng ChengПре 6 дана

    Imagine top 10 players decide to play on the same team one day 😂

  107. Sheng Cheng

    Sheng ChengПре 6 дана

    LeBorn James and Anthony Davis join the GSW in 2022 season, let’s make it happen 😂 let’s play some basketball, Kawhi Lenard Paul George Giannis, and Luka Doncic to Denver 😂

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