Stephen A. is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now | First Take

Stephen A. is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether they would pick the Los Angeles Lakers to win the Western Conference right now.
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0:00 Stephen A. Smith is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now.
1:30 Stephen A.: LeBron is not looking healthy.
2:20 Max Kellerman is nervous for the Lakers.
2:50 If the Lakers are healthy, they are the best team in the West - Max.
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  1. ESPN

    ESPNПре 11 дана

    0:00 Stephen A. Smith is not picking the Lakers to win the West right now. 1:30 Stephen A.: LeBron is not looking healthy. 2:20 Max Kellerman is nervous for the Lakers. 2:50 If the Lakers are healthy, they are the best team in the West - Max.

  2. Joseph Ruidias

    Joseph RuidiasПре 9 дана

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  3. Winter Malerkey

    Winter MalerkeyПре 10 дана

    No.... if the lakers match-up with the clippers I 'don't think so. I'll go to the Clippers.

  4. Tommy

    TommyПре 10 дана

    @Jad Santana how does it feel botting or using alts to reply to these comments. Must be sad

  5. Tommy

    TommyПре 10 дана

    @Ephraim Bruce this man is using alts to advertise flixzone lmao I saw the same two comments in many nba related videos

  6. Felicia Williams

    Felicia WilliamsПре 10 дана

    @Gerald McIntosh you sound crazy Bron is 36 yrs old and injuries do not heal as fast the older you get. You can tell he has no lift or speed. Let's not talk about all the playing time on his body. Those are things you have to take into consideration.

  7. GreenFridays

    GreenFridaysПре дан

    So Stephen A "reserves the right to change his mind" but Max can't? I don't want to hear anything about Max and the cliff or Kawhi again. And Max needs to stop being so soft and call him out for being so weak.

  8. Raymond Brown

    Raymond BrownПре 3 дана

    Lebron have a good chance with the help on the nba adam silver the refs and espn aka lebron network liein making excuses for him. The NBA is corrupt at it's finest we can clearly see lebum is the biggest fraud in history

  9. Brian Tep

    Brian TepПре 4 дана

    I am an NBA savant, also i can also change my mind

  10. Myztinct

    MyztinctПре 4 дана

    La wins the west Stephen A : I told you guys

  11. Moses Props

    Moses PropsПре 5 дана

    That’s because theses men in this day and age are soft lol lebron need go back to his old workout regiment get that muscle back especially A.D

  12. Teran Icer

    Teran IcerПре 5 дана

    SAS flips more than an undone pancake. Make a pick & own it til the end.

  13. Frank Evans

    Frank EvansПре 7 дана

    Stephen A I believe you on this one

  14. J_Songz201 IG

    J_Songz201 IGПре 8 дана

    Funny last season was a free chip for lakers....portland was injured, Dallas and luka playing thru injuries, Miami injured....but now everyone healthy

  15. J_Songz201 IG

    J_Songz201 IGПре 8 дана

    Jordan would have played thru the injury.... just saying! And he wouldn’t say “without me we won’t win!” That’s basically what he said




  17. Melancholita Dizon

    Melancholita DizonПре 8 дана

    Dont count them.out....

  18. Melancholita Dizon

    Melancholita DizonПре 8 дана

    Cant blame him....

  19. Majin Vegeta

    Majin VegetaПре 8 дана

    *Can we start putting Molly's interruptions in the time stamps please?*

  20. Will Inneed

    Will InneedПре 8 дана

    Kuzma is trash

  21. Nathen Jayden

    Nathen JaydenПре 8 дана

    Lebrons game has been studied so much by the new generation he isn’t going to be able to shine forever. If he already doubts his abilities to return to 100% healthy he might as well retire.

  22. Alexander Adonyae

    Alexander AdonyaeПре 8 дана

    Lebron declined after "2018" and i feel like Lebron "individually" was putting up monster insane numbers 💯💯 after that season he got hurt(2019) as he is getting older/fast foward= it's 2021!! Lebron definitely declining but he gonna go down as the 3rd greatest player behind Kobe and Mike

  23. Schoolius Delta

    Schoolius DeltaПре 8 дана

    WHENwhenwhen will people STOP saying Lebron James is the best player in Basketball?😳

  24. Jeeb TV

    Jeeb TVПре 8 дана

    I learned my lesson to not bet against bron .. I’m a Celtics fan btw

  25. Bigrhythm4

    Bigrhythm4Пре 8 дана

    and nobody cares, nobody watches the NBA anymore

  26. Johnny Lazo

    Johnny LazoПре 8 дана

    Clippers all day!!!

  27. Derrick Jordan

    Derrick JordanПре 8 дана

    AD is nothing without bron he might as well be back in NO

  28. Facz Kill

    Facz KillПре 9 дана

    Please Lakers win so China James has to answer all the questions he has been hiding from. Oh wait you smips won't ask any hard questions. Protect the Queen

  29. Jr Hruaia

    Jr HruaiaПре 9 дана

    Knows nothing about predicting correct and he's the master of that. Period

  30. SuperStar Marr

    SuperStar MarrПре 9 дана

    Soon as the lakers have a great game maybe blowout he gone change his mind

  31. Carter Huff

    Carter HuffПре 9 дана

    Ok, go ahead and doubt LeBron James. He ain't gonna have this opinion for too long.

  32. Silent Grind.

    Silent Grind.Пре 9 дана

    Hi everyone My name is Byron and all of my orgasms ever have come from Lebron James failures. I thrive on watching king James make blunders politically and on the court. Oh and don’t get me started on injuries , when Lebron got stabbed by a camera in the finals I broke my record for nuts in one day

  33. Korey Palmer

    Korey PalmerПре 9 дана

    keep that same energy Stephen

  34. Andy Atmosphere

    Andy AtmosphereПре 9 дана

    They should’ve NEVER got rid of Howard and McGee.

  35. King B

    King BПре 9 дана

    The 🐐 will come out on top.

  36. Shaney Nocomplainey

    Shaney NocomplaineyПре 9 дана


  37. Ian Forbes

    Ian ForbesПре 9 дана

    LOL. This dude changes his opinion more than the wind changes direction. Wasn't long ago I recall he said Lakers were guaranteed to win it all this yr.

  38. Duane stackhouse

    Duane stackhouseПре 9 дана


  39. Elizaer Cowherd

    Elizaer CowherdПре 9 дана

    Max is so nuts

  40. Puggie Baby

    Puggie BabyПре 9 дана

    Lebron is smart his tryna take out the strongest first that way it’s gonna be a cake walk this guy controls the media he’s controlling AD he’s Controlling his team LEBRON JAMES IS THE BEST LEADER IN THE NBA HISTORY !!! Just watch my guy work !

  41. Shaney Nocomplainey

    Shaney NocomplaineyПре 9 дана


  42. Steve Spears

    Steve SpearsПре 9 дана

    Lakers miss McGhee&Howard for real;!!!!!

  43. J-Dogg Wong

    J-Dogg WongПре 9 дана

    Lakers are done!

  44. Wulfenacht Wulfenacht

    Wulfenacht WulfenachtПре 9 дана

    Stephen "dishonor before death" Smith

  45. Gregory Leggett

    Gregory LeggettПре 9 дана

    SAS is a windsock. Whatever direction the wind happens to be blowing in is the direction he takes.

  46. Gregor Ayling

    Gregor AylingПре 9 дана

    If the playoffs started right now, i'm not even picking the Lakers to come out the 1st round.


    APO LAKAYПре 9 дана

    Exactly! Without PlaYOffs Rondo?

  48. Dezi X

    Dezi XПре 9 дана

    Bad take Steven A

  49. FL champ33

    FL champ33Пре 9 дана

    What?? Lakers are 2021 champs 🏆 im calling it already

  50. Shaney Nocomplainey

    Shaney NocomplaineyПре 9 дана

    Keep dreaming

  51. Truth Spewer

    Truth SpewerПре 9 дана

    They're already setting the stage. Lakers have an "identity issue". The most vague thing they can come up with. They'll have problems, maybe, up until the playoffs start. Then they'll start talking about how "playoff lebron" shows up for the playoffs, and they'll be back in sink again. All rigged and orchestrated, so lebron can beat a fully healthy nets team in the finals. This proving he can do, what he could never do, his whole career. Beat a team, in the finals, that was better than his team. All to get people talking about who's the goat, since people have pretty much excluded lebron from that convo. You heard it here first. Lakers winning the title. Mark my words.

  52. Eliko Sim

    Eliko SimПре 9 дана

    Here we go again

  53. Wendel Bartoline

    Wendel BartolineПре 9 дана

    Here they are again

  54. Antonio Scott

    Antonio ScottПре 9 дана

    I remember when MJ played with tha flu tha whole game ..these weak players these days is straight garbage

  55. Waisale Vuta

    Waisale VutaПре 9 дана

    Pippen played with back spasms

  56. Marcos Gallo

    Marcos GalloПре 9 дана

    Knicks start winning and he throws the lakers out the door x)

  57. Pulling The strings

    Pulling The stringsПре 9 дана

    Stephen "Durant has a 7'6" foot wingspan" Smith

  58. Pulling The strings

    Pulling The stringsПре 9 дана

    Ohh not right now, he'll pick them when they're up 3-1 in the finals.

  59. Jerome Estrada

    Jerome EstradaПре 9 дана

    Nets vs Suns 2021 NBA finals, Suns in 7

  60. Andy Firstt

    Andy FirsttПре 9 дана

    If the lakers win on Thursday he gon change his mind

  61. SlykTech

    SlykTechПре 9 дана

    Lets face it King James is old now and AD is often broken. This is not last year when the current top teams in the West across the board got A LOT better.

  62. Steven G

    Steven GПре 9 дана

    These dudes all said the Lakers wouldn't win a chip last year, 🧢🧢

  63. LatinLegacy

    LatinLegacyПре 9 дана

    As shown in the game versus Denver, they will just have to keep it close so the refs can help to push them over the finish line.

  64. lairdriver

    lairdriverПре 9 дана

    The reality is, LeBron is 36. He's slightly bigger than Deontay Wilder, he's injured small muscles in his ankle, father time is catching up. That huge frame has become liability. He can't play a full game. Maybe three quarters right now. If LeBron says he might not be the same again, believe him. The Raptors killed them and they didn't even have OG, Fred and Trent

  65. Patrick Taliauli

    Patrick TaliauliПре 9 дана

    Steven A smith changes his favourite team to win a million times. Team wins “they’re winning” team loses “they’re not winning”

  66. hard knocklife

    hard knocklifeПре 9 дана

    This isn't exactly a bold statement. We all know fully healthy the lakers would be a top 4 seed rn but they can't get right to save their lives

  67. Survival

    SurvivalПре 9 дана

    Stfu Stephen A, you're always like that. Ya always want to be right

  68. Karim

    KarimПре 9 дана

    Lbj is done

  69. MindsOfConflict MOC

    MindsOfConflict MOCПре 9 дана

    Nets in 4 regardless

  70. Robert Rucker

    Robert RuckerПре 9 дана

    Back "before" LBJ got hurt -when AD first got banged up my feeling was that they were done back then. AD is fragile (no disrespect intended because some people just cant help it) that said - LBJ was playing too many minutes! I felt bad for the Laker coach because I know that he wanted to cut LBJs minutes back then big time. But LBJ was not sitting down for nobody. Now LBJ is hurt. And if that ankle sprain is anything like it possibly could be, LBJ is probably going to need months to fully recover. I wish both of them well. Just an opinion.

  71. Jeff Reisen

    Jeff ReisenПре 9 дана

    New York cop is run down and killed after lechina James makes threats

  72. Carey Smith

    Carey SmithПре 9 дана

    This remind me of the Brady Buccaneers, he jumped off the wagon and regretted it

  73. Supreme Highlights

    Supreme HighlightsПре 9 дана

    Hot take, huh 😒

  74. Carey Smith

    Carey SmithПре 9 дана

    Steven A jump ship again, don't jump back on our Lakers wagon


    KHUFU KHAFREПре 9 дана

    Does kobe, mj, or AI sit out because of a sore ankle in the last 6 minutes?

  76. Danny Wilson

    Danny WilsonПре 9 дана

    Fu(k looserbron

  77. Darryl Hayes

    Darryl HayesПре 9 дана

    Oh No if SAS picks them the opposite is gonna happen except win it comes to the DALLAS COWBOYS... period

  78. Philly

    PhillyПре 9 дана

    Lakers vs sixers see ya in june

  79. Tim Muul

    Tim MuulПре 9 дана

    Please replace Molly. Her interruptions constantly kills the debate. She adds nothing.

  80. Royal Digital Media

    Royal Digital MediaПре 9 дана

    Stephen A. doesn't know sports. He's a comedian.

  81. Brandon Fig

    Brandon FigПре 9 дана

    LeChina really be milking this ankle sprain. Give me a break. I’d hate to see how he acts with a real injury.

  82. Lvplack Bussy

    Lvplack BussyПре 9 дана

    SAS will change his mind faster than you can buy some White Castle and pass gas for crying out.

  83. punizzzle

    punizzzleПре 9 дана

    Stephen A the biggest bandwagoner lmfaoooooooooo definition of prisoner of the moment

  84. Russell Hurtado

    Russell HurtadoПре 9 дана

    Nets to the queen James you are next. James nets are a racist team lol

  85. Thomas Nickel

    Thomas NickelПре 9 дана

    I pick max to make it into a racial issue if they don't win it all.

  86. elzydoe

    elzydoeПре 9 дана

    Stfu, Denver just lost 2 the Lakers.

  87. MistaTofMaine

    MistaTofMaineПре 9 дана

    I hope the Lakers don't win the finals, I hate communism.

  88. Devon Walker

    Devon WalkerПре 9 дана

    I’m predicting this the downfall of Lebron he will continue to look like a shell of himself for the remainder of his career.... Father Time has caught up with the king unfortunately

  89. Dd Dd

    Dd DdПре 9 дана

    Greek Freak is easily MVP

  90. Don Jenkins

    Don JenkinsПре 9 дана

    Of course media is not picking Lakers to win championship. It’s just a set up for them to win it all so they’ll have something to put in the headlines....

  91. Richard Torres

    Richard TorresПре 9 дана

    Welp, atleast he didn’t guarantee the Lakers are winning the west, we all know S.A.S. With his predictions



    Jordansexuals like Stephen a smith always counting lebron out

  93. Earnest Brown

    Earnest BrownПре 9 дана

    The Suns is looking good

  94. W Smith

    W SmithПре 9 дана

    Suns is looking really good right now

  95. Michael Townley

    Michael TownleyПре 9 дана

    If lakers win the title this year stephen A will say lebron played in a "weak west."


    LARRY JORDANПре 9 дана

    UTAH/PHOENIX/CLIPPERS are coming out of the west...

  97. Phex

    PhexПре 9 дана


  98. Zachary Ravel

    Zachary RavelПре 9 дана

    1) Jazz 2) Lakers 3) Clippers 4) Suns

  99. Bucket_ Life_ Living

    Bucket_ Life_ LivingПре 9 дана

    He is get afraid of the Nets

  100. Nina Bee

    Nina BeeПре 9 дана

    I hope they don’t win

  101. Mike James

    Mike JamesПре 9 дана

    Need to FIRE THE COACH for NOT being able to MOTIVATE the remaining players to step up, play hard and WIN.

  102. darko nikolic

    darko nikolicПре 9 дана

    He stayed in the game For 4 minutes to svote double digit,are you talking about that injury???TEAMWORK

  103. Mike James

    Mike JamesПре 9 дана

    The lakers ARE DONE!!! lebron IS DONE looks like it's time for lebron to retire he won't be able to catch Kobe with 5 rings OR Jordan with 6!!! DONT UNDERSTAND WHY lebron came back too early without healing up ALL THE WAY FIRST!!! VERY BAD move by lebron. He did it too himself!!!

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    Pymrytz LeonardaПре 9 дана

    ESPN is the only one watching NBA right now.

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  112. Eyob Family

    Eyob FamilyПре 10 дана

    King give up unless 100% healthy they will loss,AD & others depending on King.....Shame on management!!!!!!

  113. Marcos Montenegro

    Marcos MontenegroПре 10 дана

    I predict that LeBron is about to hit that one moment in life where his body just falls apart. "I'll never be the same" with a HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN. But let keep it 1000, he only walked off the court and didn't return because he was having a hissy fit about the way the game was going. And even more at the way AD was struggling. Isn't the first time we see him give up on a team. Wouldn't put past him to go join the Sixers or Nets soon..

  114. Kevin Villanueva

    Kevin VillanuevaПре 10 дана

    This guy spews out too much hate. Quit your job. You’re full of negativity.