Stephen A. reacts to LeBron criticizing the NBA play-in tournament | First Take

Stephen A. reacts to LeBron criticizing the NBA play-in tournament | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Kendrick Perkins discuss Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' critical comments about the NBA play-in tournament.
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0:00 Kendrick Perkins says LeBron's comments make the NBA look good for holding players accountable.
1:56 Stephen A. Smith explains that the Lakers' play without LeBron was "unacceptable."
3:43 Max Kellerman says LeBron can't take the regular season for granted now.
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  1. ESPN

    ESPNПре 11 дана

    0:00​ Kendrick Perkins says LeBron's comments make the NBA look good for holding players accountable. 1:56​ Stephen A. Smith explains that the Lakers' play without LeBron was "unacceptable." 3:43​ Max Kellerman says LeBron can't take the regular season for granted now.

  2. spotlights Universe

    spotlights UniverseПре 8 дана


  3. dds bobos

    dds bobosПре 8 дана

    @さよなら ポケモンモジャ公 Thank u for showing that u are a racist fck. No wonder you people are so ignorant.

  4. dds bobos

    dds bobosПре 8 дана

    @さよなら ポケモンモジャ公 Lemme guess u just deleted a comment woke doe... lols! If you have to ask... it was on CNBC television. This is the part you suddenly feel you are an ignorant moron. Which u are btw.

  5. さよなら ポケモンモジャ公

    さよなら ポケモンモジャ公Пре 8 дана

    @dds bobos yeah, ur cryin bout those "slaves" in china. How abt ur own fellow americans who suffer police brutality and systematic racism?

  6. dds bobos

    dds bobosПре 8 дана

    @さよなら ポケモンモジャ公 Lebron is so woke he owns slave factories in china makin them sneakers. The real racists have always been those who cry racism.

  7. Marvin Gibsin

    Marvin GibsinПре сат

    I Wonder Max Kellerman just sits around sniffing athletes jockstraps He's one of the reasons why I don't watch ESPN anymore

  8. Kritikal H

    Kritikal HПре 5 сати

    Lebron didn’t complain last season after he beat a broken blazers because they got pushed to game 7 in the play in tournament

  9. Lynn Joseph

    Lynn JosephПре 7 сати

    He don't like it because he apart of it. I actually love it. Make each team work extra harder to get in the playoffs

  10. Age of Dulltron

    Age of DulltronПре 2 дана

    Perkins is a nut juggling clown. It’s amazing how he can ride LBJ hard af no matter how stupid and pathetic his decisions.

  11. Sheldon G

    Sheldon GПре 2 дана


  12. Michael Samudio

    Michael SamudioПре 2 дана

    Too much politics

  13. Steve Sibaja

    Steve SibajaПре 3 дана

    LeBron will be ready for the NBA tournament new format Playoffs

  14. joe tigo

    joe tigoПре 3 дана

    The basketball gods fated Lebron to face Steph again, they enjoy the two fighting 🍿😂.

  15. xx1j

    xx1jПре 3 дана

    The Goat is gonna be fined for this lol

  16. Terrell Tarantino

    Terrell TarantinoПре 3 дана

    We should've got Lowry when we had a chance!!

  17. Terrell Tarantino

    Terrell TarantinoПре 3 дана

    Rondo was the guy that ran things when bron wasnt on the floor were missing that.

  18. Kamikaze Hound

    Kamikaze HoundПре 3 дана

    It is true, Lakers need to be doing better because Lebron can't be the only reason your team does good. It take a great team and great coaching. Lebron also needs to have more faith in his team. Lastly people need to stop saying MJ didn't complain or fuss because he did the difference is there wasn't social media then. The small amount that did come out MJ was scared would make him look bad because people imagine him as the guy that never complained about other people's performance etc. Kobe did it too. The reality is y'all in the comments just want a reason to hate LeBron

  19. CBPfilm

    CBPfilmПре 3 дана

    Real talk I'm not an LBJ fan. but I'm a little terrified of a LeBron having to care lmaorotmff 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

  20. Super Nova

    Super NovaПре 3 дана

    LeChina James crying again, nothing new. Apologize and stop tweeting.

  21. Jay Cup

    Jay CupПре 4 дана

    LA lost LeBron and AD to injuries. That's too much for any team to handle.

  22. Stephen Curry

    Stephen CurryПре 4 дана

    He had zero to say about it until his team slipped down into "play-in" territory...

  23. bronzefighta

    bronzefightaПре 4 дана

    Over hear blastin' deltaparole to this right of this time

  24. LastTr3f unpredictable Augustin

    LastTr3f unpredictable AugustinПре 4 дана

    About the best 16 record East or west Don’t matter That’s all we want

  25. league of legends Manatics

    league of legends ManaticsПре 4 дана

    Lebron is trash

  26. Dwayne Gee

    Dwayne GeeПре 4 дана

    Lebron is not going home. That’s a promise!

  27. The W.O.P.

    The W.O.P.Пре 4 дана

    Woke Chinese NBA SUCKS

  28. TechBits

    TechBitsПре 4 дана

    Top teams do not want to be in a Play-in but struggling teams want to make it ...the result all teams play serious to win their remaining games....a Must See TV ....battles between teams wanting to avoid Play-in and teams trying to make it....NBA Play-in will give us surprises and more teams and stars to watch...

  29. 3-Pointer

    3-PointerПре 4 дана

    I just really don't care what Max Kellerman thinks. He is FARRR too biased. Always supporting Lebron. The only one who has any sense of these three is Perk. Stephen A just overreacts for attention.

  30. Zoluhwa

    ZoluhwaПре 4 дана

    Mr Load Management doesn't like play in tournament..... No surprise there

  31. Freedom Monster

    Freedom MonsterПре 4 дана

    No one in the NBA knows was “accountable” means Perk.

  32. Tak S

    Tak SПре 4 дана

    wasnt lebron backing the tournament now he is against it? make up your mind

  33. djhandz1

    djhandz1Пре 4 дана

    The play-in tournament is ridiculous. I understand they implemented this to generate ratings but its asinine. The structure is the top 8 teams on each conference not the top 8 plus 2. If the 8th seed has a 2 game lead over the 9th, then 9th shouldn't be there point blank. Now if you want to make the NBA more watchable towards the end of the season. Make the teams that missed the playoffs have a higher lottery pick. This would encourage teams from not tanking and be more competitive on a whole front.

  34. Jim Ream

    Jim ReamПре 4 дана

    LeChina James is the biggest whiner that ever put on a uniform. He's fortunate they played in the bubble last year so he didn't have to go on the road where he melts, never would have won the title.

  35. Hector Matthews

    Hector MatthewsПре 4 дана


  36. Hector Matthews

    Hector MatthewsПре 4 дана

    I fast forward everytime Kendrick talks. 🤣 Dudes a 🤡

  37. John Robert

    John RobertПре 4 дана

    The Lakers are a lottery team without AD & LeBron

  38. pangmeister

    pangmeisterПре 4 дана

    LeBron : more work? Nah

  39. Fimbulwinter

    FimbulwinterПре 4 дана

    Chairman Mao ZeBron has a room temperature IQ.

  40. Ricky Damiron

    Ricky DamironПре 4 дана

    Michael Jordan = GOAT

  41. Ricky Damiron

    Ricky DamironПре 4 дана

    Stephen A spitting FACTS.

  42. Aure Harrow

    Aure HarrowПре 4 дана

    Of course his pissed off if ur favourite team dropped to the play in of course you'd be angry

  43. Christopher Mccarroll

    Christopher MccarrollПре 4 дана

    He literally said it was a great idea last year but now that he might have to play in it he hates it. He is a spoiled hypocrite. Bye bye LeChina.

  44. chy42079

    chy42079Пре 4 дана

    The play in tournament is brilliant. I think it’s one of two of the greatest moves by the owners and Adam Silver. The other being taking the Clippers away from Donald Sterling. The tournament creates serious drama 🎭

  45. chy42079

    chy42079Пре 4 дана

    LBJ is not smart. LBJ is not a businessman. I can’t wait till he retires. He’s such a little girl. If you don’t wanna play in the tournament then your team needs to take care of business in the regular season. As of right now, the Lakers (that includes Lebron James) deserve to be where they’re at. The NBA play-in tournament. Period.

  46. ru Jones

    ru JonesПре 4 дана

    This dude is a joke when it comes to competition and going to battle with his squads I'm just calling it from the old school mentality his leadership skills are very questionable

  47. Thomas D

    Thomas DПре 4 дана

    Stop building teams around lebron

  48. Victor Hardin

    Victor HardinПре 4 дана

    Lebron is soft. Period.

  49. Benny Diaz

    Benny DiazПре 5 дана

    Lebron is a crybaby

  50. Jim Graham

    Jim GrahamПре 5 дана

    warden rahman and sergeant c.l. craig are raping and killing in the st.louis jail, call and protest!

  51. adonne espanto

    adonne espantoПре 5 дана

    Dude's fearing Lakers will not going to make it if they do play in tourney..

  52. Raymond Pumphrey

    Raymond PumphreyПре 5 дана

    My question because i dont know does basketball have salary caps like football.

  53. D. Anthony

    D. AnthonyПре 5 дана

    Play In Lebron

  54. L H

    L HПре 5 дана

    Should we start talking something like“GOAT” when LBJ whines and whines and whines

  55. bob bill

    bob billПре 5 дана

    Steven a with his white coach hating again, acting like Vogel is the problem, they were almost .500 with No AD or Bron and maintained the #1 Defense. How is Vogel the problem?

  56. aiyana Crawford

    aiyana CrawfordПре 5 дана

    Lebron doesn’t want to make the playoffs

  57. Jose Rodriguez

    Jose RodriguezПре 5 дана

    This dude talks like is something in nba remenber this dude 14 season in nba 4.1points 3.9rebound 1.0 assists omg perking you really suck but don't worry you sucking lebrom Good

  58. Carmelo Tansengco

    Carmelo TansengcoПре 5 дана

    Lebron is a spoiled brat, crybaby, snowflake. That's the bottom line.

  59. Ryan G

    Ryan GПре 5 дана

    @5min Max just makes no sense

  60. Riot Ninja

    Riot NinjaПре 5 дана

    How you gonna hate from the outside of the club when you can’t even get in?

  61. Muni Math by Peter Felton

    Muni Math by Peter FeltonПре 5 дана

    Lebron is the one NBA player in history who refuses to grow up. The man is 36 years old and he still acts like the 18 year old he was when he was first drafted into the league 18 years ago in 2003.

  62. Cornell Melton

    Cornell MeltonПре 5 дана

    I'm fine with the play-in Tournament it make the league better & if they wanted keep the regular season to 72 games is fine with me or even 65 games I'm fine with that.

  63. cha sam

    cha samПре 6 дана


  64. Aaronboi 101

    Aaronboi 101Пре 6 дана

    Lebron is always freaking crying boo hoo

  65. j wissinboot

    j wissinbootПре 6 дана

    Lol lebum was the 1 who was ALL FOR IT LAST YEAR AND SAID IT WAS GOOD FOR THR GAME

  66. Patrick Weydemuller

    Patrick WeydemullerПре 6 дана

    Lakers drop to 7th seed🤣🤣🤣🤣 Hope Lebron never wins another Chip.

  67. Papas Lozano

    Papas LozanoПре 6 дана

    Bruh this tournament is dumb

  68. Salmon Ikura

    Salmon IkuraПре 6 дана

    LBJ is ruining the NBA

  69. Florida Wildlife

    Florida WildlifeПре 6 дана

    Lebron has an IQ of 52. So what do you expect :)

  70. AB

    ABПре 6 дана

    “Nba champion, Kendrick Perkins” 😂😂😂 yea! Totally we all want a perkins jersey of his championship year lmao FOH

  71. adam burdt

    adam burdtПре 6 дана

    C'mon we all know Lebron is leading up to his Michael Jordan "Flu" moment. He almost is so good he creates his own problems (Like Jordan was know to do)

  72. O. Ade

    O. AdeПре 6 дана

    This was a great segment, thanks Perk!

  73. m j

    m jПре 6 дана


  74. Sharon Allen

    Sharon AllenПре 6 дана

    All fun and games until you are not in the top 3

  75. John Marx

    John MarxПре 6 дана

    Boo-Boo James is at it again

  76. Daniel Perez

    Daniel PerezПре 6 дана

    Really like this play in tournament! You just don't know until the last game of the season! This is what it's all about! Compete until the very end! 💪😎

  77. Michael Carter

    Michael CarterПре 6 дана

    Make the PLAY IN permanent!

  78. Philly Sports

    Philly SportsПре 7 дана

    LeBron is an idiot

  79. Joey Thompson

    Joey ThompsonПре 7 дана

    Lebron is done

  80. A Mitch

    A MitchПре 7 дана

    we have to stop this best of series. one and done. period. you don’t get another chance

  81. A Mitch

    A MitchПре 7 дана

    Lefirst Page James sucks all the air out of teams. AD ain’t that dude..

  82. WWJD 2021

    WWJD 2021Пре 7 дана

    Stephen A...enough said

  83. Rick Hernandez

    Rick HernandezПре 7 дана

    Cmon. Take a “STAB” at it.

  84. Rick Hernandez

    Rick HernandezПре 7 дана

    Fu*^ LeBron

  85. Rick Hernandez

    Rick HernandezПре 7 дана

    Fu*k LeBron

  86. Rick Hernandez

    Rick HernandezПре 7 дана

    Fu*k LeBron

  87. Edgar O

    Edgar OПре 7 дана

    LeBron now sees what it feels like being irrelevant. Because if it had been any other way and he'd stay with Cleveland and of course Kyrie leaving he'd be counting his blessings that the play in tournament exists. Real Talk 💯

  88. Ken Foust

    Ken FoustПре 7 дана

    LeBron only reacted cause he’s afraid of the Warriors lmmfao wouldn’t blame him 😆


    DETROIT BLESSПре 7 дана

    Its weird but for some reason i feel like Kendrick p. Dosent have on pants with his suit 😂 😂 😂

  90. Jason Fang

    Jason FangПре 7 дана

    S.A.S said it best.

  91. Jeff Reisen

    Jeff ReisenПре 7 дана

    Michael Jordan is the goat then Bill Russell

  92. Phuck Youtube

    Phuck YoutubeПре 7 дана

    You people do know LeBron said this last year right? Media spinning as if it was this week.

  93. Davi Clar

    Davi ClarПре 7 дана

    Top four teams in both conferences should only be in the playoffs!

  94. Bxsportsagent

    BxsportsagentПре 7 дана

    Lebron is a diva

  95. John Doe

    John DoeПре 7 дана

    SAS has a pea brain

  96. Ab Nice

    Ab NiceПре 7 дана

    The play in tournament is only because teams are only playing 72 games and the idea is genius teams ranked 7-8 have to lose twice 9-10 have to win twice

  97. Absalom Piankhi TV

    Absalom Piankhi TVПре 7 дана

    So nobody is going to talk about Max looking like he got burned up sitting too long outside on the beach or maybe tanning salon 😂😂😂😂😂

  98. Ralph Fernando

    Ralph FernandoПре 7 дана

    Everything they said made sense but let's not forget waht Stephen said,I said this too my self...Bron complaining now cause they ain't the best no more. Let be real people.

  99. Todd Ferguson

    Todd FergusonПре 7 дана

    Apparently it is the LBA now. I appreciate the people who still love basketball but this isn't basketball. The NBA is unwatchable and these "analysts" nowadays are not needed for me to enjoy sports

  100. Joel Drew Walden [King, M. L. ES]

    Joel Drew Walden [King, M. L. ES]Пре 7 дана

    tHE ONLY WAY i WOULD RETURN AND START WATCHING THE nba IS IF : 1 aDAM sILVER IS FIRED 2 Michael Jordan becomes the commissioner 3 Minnesota gets back the name Lakers with the 5 rings . 4 LA remains purple and gold keeps 13 rings assumes the name KINGS 5) Sacramento would be renamed to the Embarcaderos . Which was the original name in 1850. Also 1st overall draft pick and 1st option on LBJs contract, since his contract expires after next year.

  101. Kingkong Dagr8

    Kingkong Dagr8Пре 7 дана

    I understand entertainment but playoff games are different both teams up everything and it takes a toll on your body so you do the play in then turn around and have to do the playoffs by time any of these teams get to the playoffs they're gonna b burnt out just my opinion

  102. nWo Wolf Pack

    nWo Wolf PackПре 7 дана

    That Fool voted for it,That SJW skank.

  103. Damon Yuen

    Damon YuenПре 7 дана

    Lebron has the mentality that everything is supposed to be comfortable and handed to him on a silver platter. I mean the guy literally calls himself the king. Everything has been given to him since he was a kid because he could ball. He ain't no MJ or Kobe. Will never come close to having that kind of mentality.

  104. Jose Rivas

    Jose RivasПре 7 дана

    This show sucks

  105. 1 lilfabion

    1 lilfabionПре 7 дана

    Bron been saying this Steve