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.


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

      Winter MalerkeyWinter MalerkeyСарын өмнө
    • @Jad Santana how does it feel botting or using alts to reply to these comments. Must be sad

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

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    • @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.

      Felicia WilliamsFelicia WilliamsСарын өмнө
  • After yesterday’s game, Stephen A might have predicted the future.

    tabari dargantabari dargan28 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    GreenFridaysGreenFridaysСарын өмнө
  • 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

    Raymond BrownRaymond BrownСарын өмнө
  • I am an NBA savant, also i can also change my mind

    Brian TepBrian TepСарын өмнө
  • La wins the west Stephen A : I told you guys

    MyztinctMyztinctСарын өмнө
  • 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

    Moses PropsMoses PropsСарын өмнө
  • SAS flips more than an undone pancake. Make a pick & own it til the end.

    Teran IcerTeran IcerСарын өмнө
  • Stephen A I believe you on this one

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

    J_Songz201 IGJ_Songz201 IGСарын өмнө
  • 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

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  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE MONEY CONTRAVERSY SELLS

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  • Dont count them.out....

    Melancholita DizonMelancholita DizonСарын өмнө
  • Cant blame him....

    Melancholita DizonMelancholita DizonСарын өмнө
  • *Can we start putting Molly's interruptions in the time stamps please?*

    Majin VegetaMajin VegetaСарын өмнө
  • Kuzma is trash

    Will InneedWill InneedСарын өмнө
  • 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.

    Nathen JaydenNathen JaydenСарын өмнө
  • 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

    Alexander AdonyaeAlexander AdonyaeСарын өмнө
  • WHENwhenwhen will people STOP saying Lebron James is the best player in Basketball?😳

    Schoolius DeltaSchoolius DeltaСарын өмнө
  • I learned my lesson to not bet against bron .. I’m a Celtics fan btw

    Jeeb TVJeeb TVСарын өмнө
  • and nobody cares, nobody watches the NBA anymore

    Bigrhythm4Bigrhythm4Сарын өмнө
  • Clippers all day!!!

    Johnny LazoJohnny LazoСарын өмнө
  • AD is nothing without bron he might as well be back in NO

    Derrick JordanDerrick JordanСарын өмнө
  • 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

    Facz KillFacz KillСарын өмнө
  • Knows nothing about predicting correct and he's the master of that. Period

    Jr HruaiaJr HruaiaСарын өмнө
  • Soon as the lakers have a great game maybe blowout he gone change his mind

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

    Carter HuffCarter HuffСарын өмнө
  • 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

    11reasons11reasonsСарын өмнө
  • keep that same energy Stephen

    Korey PalmerKorey PalmerСарын өмнө
  • They should’ve NEVER got rid of Howard and McGee.

    Andy AtmosphereAndy AtmosphereСарын өмнө
  • The 🐐 will come out on top.

    King BKing BСарын өмнө
    • Durant?

      Shaney NocomplaineyShaney NocomplaineyСарын өмнө
  • 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.

    Ian ForbesIan ForbesСарын өмнө
  • No

    Duane stackhouseDuane stackhouseСарын өмнө
  • Max is so nuts

    Elizaer CowherdElizaer CowherdСарын өмнө
  • 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 !

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    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Shaney NocomplaineyShaney NocomplaineyСарын өмнө
  • Lakers miss McGhee&Howard for real;!!!!!

    Steve SpearsSteve SpearsСарын өмнө
  • Lakers are done!

    J-Dogg WongJ-Dogg WongСарын өмнө
  • Stephen "dishonor before death" Smith

    Wulfenacht WulfenachtWulfenacht WulfenachtСарын өмнө
  • SAS is a windsock. Whatever direction the wind happens to be blowing in is the direction he takes.

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

    Gregor AylingGregor AylingСарын өмнө
  • Exactly! Without PlaYOffs Rondo?

    APO LAKAYAPO LAKAYСарын өмнө
  • Bad take Steven A

    Dezi XDezi XСарын өмнө
  • What?? Lakers are 2021 champs 🏆 im calling it already

    FL champ33FL champ33Сарын өмнө
    • Keep dreaming

      Shaney NocomplaineyShaney NocomplaineyСарын өмнө
  • Here we go again

    Eliko SimEliko SimСарын өмнө
  • Here they are again

    Wendel BartolineWendel BartolineСарын өмнө
  • I remember when MJ played with tha flu tha whole game ..these weak players these days is straight garbage

    Antonio ScottAntonio ScottСарын өмнө
    • Pippen played with back spasms

      Waisale VutaWaisale VutaСарын өмнө
  • Knicks start winning and he throws the lakers out the door x)

    Marcos GalloMarcos GalloСарын өмнө
  • Stephen "Durant has a 7'6" foot wingspan" Smith

    Pulling The stringsPulling The stringsСарын өмнө
  • Ohh not right now, he'll pick them when they're up 3-1 in the finals.

    Pulling The stringsPulling The stringsСарын өмнө
  • Nets vs Suns 2021 NBA finals, Suns in 7

    Jerome EstradaJerome EstradaСарын өмнө
  • If the lakers win on Thursday he gon change his mind

    Andy FirsttAndy FirsttСарын өмнө
  • 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.

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

    Steven GSteven GСарын өмнө
  • 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.

    LatinLegacyLatinLegacyСарын өмнө
  • 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

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

    Patrick TaliauliPatrick TaliauliСарын өмнө
  • 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

    hard knocklifehard knocklifeСарын өмнө
  • Stfu Stephen A, you're always like that. Ya always want to be right

    SurvivalSurvivalСарын өмнө
  • Lbj is done

    KarimKarimСарын өмнө
  • Nets in 4 regardless

    MindsOfConflict MOCMindsOfConflict MOCСарын өмнө
  • 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.

    Robert RuckerRobert RuckerСарын өмнө
  • New York cop is run down and killed after lechina James makes threats

    Jeff ReisenJeff ReisenСарын өмнө
  • This remind me of the Brady Buccaneers, he jumped off the wagon and regretted it

    Carey SmithCarey SmithСарын өмнө
  • Hot take, huh 😒

    Supreme HighlightsSupreme HighlightsСарын өмнө
  • Steven A jump ship again, don't jump back on our Lakers wagon

    Carey SmithCarey SmithСарын өмнө
  • Does kobe, mj, or AI sit out because of a sore ankle in the last 6 minutes?

    KHUFU KHAFREKHUFU KHAFREСарын өмнө
  • Fu(k looserbron

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

    Darryl HayesDarryl HayesСарын өмнө
  • Lakers vs sixers see ya in june

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

    Tim MuulTim MuulСарын өмнө
  • Stephen A. doesn't know sports. He's a comedian.

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

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

    Lvplack BussyLvplack BussyСарын өмнө
  • Stephen A the biggest bandwagoner lmfaoooooooooo definition of prisoner of the moment

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

    Russell HurtadoRussell HurtadoСарын өмнө
  • I pick max to make it into a racial issue if they don't win it all.

    Thomas NickelThomas NickelСарын өмнө
  • Stfu, Denver just lost 2 the Lakers.

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

    MistaTofMaineMistaTofMaineСарын өмнө
  • 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

    Devon WalkerDevon WalkerСарын өмнө
  • 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....

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

    Richard TorresRichard TorresСарын өмнө
  • Jordansexuals like Stephen a smith always counting lebron out

    JAMES NDABARAMIYEJAMES NDABARAMIYEСарын өмнө
  • The Suns is looking good

    Earnest BrownEarnest BrownСарын өмнө
  • Suns is looking really good right now

    W SmithW SmithСарын өмнө
  • If lakers win the title this year stephen A will say lebron played in a "weak west."

    Michael TownleyMichael TownleyСарын өмнө
  • UTAH/PHOENIX/CLIPPERS are coming out of the west...

    LARRY JORDANLARRY JORDANСарын өмнө
  • Ĺ

    PhexPhexСарын өмнө
  • 1) Jazz 2) Lakers 3) Clippers 4) Suns

    Zachary RavelZachary RavelСарын өмнө
  • He is get afraid of the Nets

    $ Mr. K.G Unpredictable $$ Mr. K.G Unpredictable $Сарын өмнө
  • I hope they don’t win

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

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

    darko nikolicdarko nikolicСарын өмнө
  • 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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  • 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..

    Marcos MontenegroMarcos MontenegroСарын өмнө
  • This guy spews out too much hate. Quit your job. You’re full of negativity.

    Kevin VillanuevaKevin VillanuevaСарын өмнө
  • How nice it must be to have a job that doesn’t require you to put your name on anything. Any other job demands you to put your name on your work duties. This job on the other hand...nothing but useless opinions. His opinion or any one else’s for that matter is worth just a much as the opinion of the guy who sits on the bus stop waiting to use his bus transfer.

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  • I Still Pick The Lakers To Win Another Title This Year If The Lakers Have LBJ And Davis 💯 Fully Healthy I Still Believe Them To Win This Year

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