Stephen A. and Max debate Nets vs. Lakers: Which team is the best in the NBA? | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Nets' win against the LA Clippers, giving Brooklyn a sixth straight win.
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0:00 Stephen A. and Max debate Kyrie Irving's performance this season.
2:07 Max still sees the Los Angeles Lakers as the favorites in the NBA.
3:21 Stephen A. says "the Brooklyn Nets are the best team in basketball right now."
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Bradley Redick
Bradley Redick Acum 2 Zile
First of all you're wrong
Daniel Hutson
Daniel Hutson Acum 4 Zile
Curry curry team is better than both.. bang let's go
jorz pasana
jorz pasana Acum 5 Zile
KD #1
TheoryofUltran Acum 6 Zile
The answer to the question is the Utah jazz. Not the Brooklyn nets. Not the lakers. It’s Utah.
jesse Acum 7 Zile
Lakers will be fine. They're probably better off as the 4th or 5th seed than as the 2nd, that way they face Utah in the second round. They're not losing to any 4th or 5th place team in the west.
Ces G
Ces G Acum 7 Zile
viol247 Acum 7 Zile
Bruh the espn talk about this every day.
oMarcus Acum 7 Zile
Are they constipated?
Santi Romero
Santi Romero Acum 7 Zile
Wow Stephen a getting on my nerves lately. Man is just straight up disrespectful
Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell Acum 7 Zile
With Harden Creating play for his teammates at the level he is in not sure. Also Brooklyn have good Defenders, Harden and Harris are Elite. Lakers are a little better Defensively and in the Playoffs LeBrons usage rate goes much higher but I give a slight edge too Brooklyn with how Harden has fit in and is playing, Durant has a huge eFG% since Harden has been there I noticed and it seems like everyone has easier shots more often now, Kyrie also is playing like a champion and looks electric with his handle and elite finishing. Lakers are the best team Defensively in the league tho and LeBrons Usage rate goes much higher in the playoffs
Sam S
Sam S Acum 7 Zile
Anthony Davis is not a top 5 player, hes averaging 22 & 8 plenty of players are playing way better than that
S H Acum 7 Zile
This is how First Take will be after every Nets game, "THE NETS ARE GONNA WIN IT ALL NO ONE CAN STOP THEM" ......" IM WORRIED ABOUT THE NETS, LOSING 2 IN A ROW TO THE CAVS"
F K Acum 8 Zile
Stop it max AD is never #2 in the league. KEVIN DURANT is 100% netter than him. Kawhi is too and Embiid if he stays healthy is too. Especially with how poor AD played this season and max is always the first guy to point out that we talk about right now and not past accomplishments when ranking players. And the LeBron KD debate for number 1 isnt that clear either. LeBron is still great but he isnt as good as he was. His stats dipped from last season overall and KD is just as good as ever. The guy was never better and he will just get better with the season progressing.
Jomari Celis
Jomari Celis Acum 8 Zile
"kyrie irving should retire" "kyrie irving is the best show in basketball" talk about inconsistentsy SAS
Nik Zer0
Nik Zer0 Acum 8 Zile
These two flim flam losers are suffering a bad case of mouth diarrhea or something.........ALWAYS HATING ON THE UTAH JAZZ BUT THE STAT SHEETS TELL NO LIES...well that is unless Tim Donaghey is officiating that night🙃
Brock Sheil
Brock Sheil Acum 8 Zile
Marc gasol is an anchor around LeBron's waist
Trayton Collins
Trayton Collins Acum 8 Zile
Max looks so unconvinced in his own words.
Jody Ducasse
Jody Ducasse Acum 8 Zile
Nick Barnes
Nick Barnes Acum 8 Zile
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Cameron Burnett
Cameron Burnett Acum 8 Zile
Max and people who think like him gotta take it easy on Kyrie when he says teams got worse with him on them. Sure Boston was probably the worst chapter in his career all things considered, however they did make the playoffs as a top 4 seed both years he was there but because his team got bounced to in the second round to the 2x league MVP, Kyrie keeps getting labeled more as a disruptive player instead of the great player he truly is. He shouldn’t be shamed this much to this day over losing a series to the bucks 2 years ago...
Joe MasterBiden
Joe MasterBiden Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A is such a Houston Hater. I hear it all the time. Funny when Harden and CP3 were together or Westbrook, or Clint Capela, or even Dwight Howard. He talked smack about all those teams and how they weren't good enough. Now all of a sudden Brooklyn is unbeatable and I'd have to argue that KD is only as good as CP3 or Westbrook was with Harden. I hope Lebron smash all over Harden again and again and again!!!! I don't think that the Nets can beat the Lakers or the 76's when it counts. We shall see but I think Lebron is not going to give up any more glory and Harden sure doesn't deserve any.
Lenny Beason
Lenny Beason Acum 8 Zile
The Lakers struggled with an injured HEAT team in the Bubble BS. Now they're unbeatable??? The NETS have 3 weapons to the Lakers 2 and they shoot the 3 ball better and are better shooters period. The Lakers defensive weakness is on the perimeter. The NETS have the type of offense that will overcome the Lakers defense.
Kevin Bunn
Kevin Bunn Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A getting way too emotional with Brooklyn. I know it's hard being a Knicks fan, but he's talking about kyrie like he's jordan or Kobe. And a few weeks ago he thought he was a disgrace and should retire. His team's since Cleveland have sucked until now, Max is right.
Sam Acum 8 Zile
AD this year has NOT been a top 5 player. Stop it fellas. He hasn’t been better than KD, Embiid, or Jokic or Steph, and I could keep going.
Damon Mixson
Damon Mixson Acum 8 Zile
LeBron is not the best player in the NBA I wish y'all shut up with that
T Mot
T Mot Acum 8 Zile
I wonder if Lebron wins mvp and Kd wins finals mvp, who would be considered the best player in the league?
Saturnino Ende
Saturnino Ende Acum 8 Zile
U know guys the nets is unfair fans of other team said because they slowly recruits the all star first irving second durant third harden but u know if ur not the time to win finals . Not yet.
TheRomanticTruth Acum 8 Zile
Stephan A Smith owning Max in this argument lol. But Kudos to Kyrie finally getting his respect after all the mess he was getting during his media out burst in the fall. People paid more attention to that then his actual game. Nets are doing their thing! But I'm a Lebron fan and I'm sure Lakers are gonna come through with a win
Jay Love
Jay Love Acum 8 Zile
If smoking teams is winning by 5-7 tht crazy 🤣🤣with 2 superstars
J D Acum 8 Zile
Didn’t stephen A say that kyrie should retire?
real me
real me Acum 8 Zile
Lakers need shrouder backs
Amara Camara
Amara Camara Acum 8 Zile
A kyrie shud a retire - a sas a ediat tpc😂
Iceman0113 Acum 8 Zile
Aside from an injury once KD gets back there is no way any team is beating the Nets. I don’t care if Davis comes back, Lakers can’t touch that line up. LeBron got checkmated this year.
BigHomie ET
BigHomie ET Acum 8 Zile
Max is a hater!
Kudah Kudah
Kudah Kudah Acum 8 Zile
I swear max said Westbrook was his favorite show on the court
MonsterPill Acum 8 Zile
I can’t deal with these flip flopping opinions 🤦🏽‍♂️
Instructor Irving Tony Campos Lugo
Instructor Irving Tony Campos Lugo Acum 8 Zile
"They're smoking cats" LOL 😆😂🤣
Mojena Talien
Mojena Talien Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A is so annoying
Aidan Chung
Aidan Chung Acum 8 Zile
Ad isn’t even top 10 this year
Mojena Talien
Mojena Talien Acum 8 Zile
I’m so sick of this topic
los ramirez
los ramirez Acum 8 Zile
4:59 👍👍👍100% with max. Fk you Stephen A Smith
los ramirez
los ramirez Acum 8 Zile
Lakers need one more superstar and AD healthy for the playoffs 100
los ramirez
los ramirez Acum 8 Zile
0:19 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂
John Le
John Le Acum 8 Zile
Wow.. Lebron is good but he's really not playing that great.. Curry is destroying the league in a "Solo act".. Name one person that pulls 2 defenders to the half court line every posession and still 2nd in scoring?
Jackson Stevens
Jackson Stevens Acum 8 Zile
Stephen a brought out his inner molly at the start😂
Mad J
Mad J Acum 8 Zile
Has James Harden ever been injured?
Xavier Santiago
Xavier Santiago Acum 8 Zile
Ya dumb clippers got robbed but won't talk about that
Decarri Richardson-Curry
Decarri Richardson-Curry Acum 8 Zile
Why do People say AD is top 5🤦🏾‍♂️ Bron KD Kawhi Harden Curry Giannis(hes carried a team better than AD ever) AD Luka Kyrie Dame
The Omen
The Omen Acum 8 Zile
Kd over bron unless KD chokes
Richard Philbert
Richard Philbert Acum 8 Zile
Lebrons defense looks better because he has AD back there protecting the rim. Since AD has been injured Lebrons defense hasn’t been that impressive.
deluxeh0 Acum 8 Zile
Harden needs more credit
Damo Brown
Damo Brown Acum 8 Zile
The nets is the best team in basketball 💯
Dale Dan-Irabor
Dale Dan-Irabor Acum 8 Zile
Okay! If the only way to be the best team in basketball is to dethrone the defending Champs, then why even have this stupid debate! smdh!
Ahmed Meshref
Ahmed Meshref Acum 8 Zile
Love how Stephen A sees the BS in the arguments and narratives made about Kyrie over the years
N.Y vs L.A
N.Y vs L.A Acum 8 Zile
Max, "You got to prove it", Kellerman
Gackt Kun
Gackt Kun Acum 8 Zile
1:59 Max, he missed a lot of shots in the final minutes of the game including that missed 3 pointer in which DJ was fortunate enough to put back in. He is playing hero ball, when in fact it should be give it to the open man and have everyone play as a team.
Gibran Mir
Gibran Mir Acum 8 Zile
Right now who's the best player in the NBA..??? James Harden. and the Logic is simple: He plays, and Brooklyn are the best team in the league. If he's out they're a really good team but not the best in the league...
Armando Nova
Armando Nova Acum 8 Zile
stephen A. cant call out max for not deciding if AD is top 3 or 5 in the nba when he keeps flip flopping between the best in the nba with Bron and KD.
Zoeboy305 Acum 8 Zile
Lebron not the best player rn😑
Joe Palmer
Joe Palmer Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A. just ridiculous
Stanley Robinson
Stanley Robinson Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A. Smith is Irritating, praising the Nets like they've accomplished something, it's easy to jump on a super team bandwagon
DeeJay Acum 7 Zile
Lol ikr this SAS dude is hilarious 🤦🏾‍♂️
jessie urena
jessie urena Acum 8 Zile
KD is gonna take lebrons heart out again
DJ SERIOUS Acum 8 Zile
Max might as well not even try to talk. Smh......
JamRoc News and Culture
JamRoc News and Culture Acum 8 Zile
Max smoking that good stuff lol
JamRoc News and Culture
JamRoc News and Culture Acum 8 Zile
KD is the best player in the nba now!!!!! KD BETTER THAN AD AND KAWHI AS WELL
Larwsk hayann
Larwsk hayann Acum 8 Zile
Whys ad so overrated??
SoCal Golf
SoCal Golf Acum 8 Zile
Lebron - I need more Superstars
Brett Thomas
Brett Thomas Acum 8 Zile
Lakers In 5
Lakers In 5 Acum 8 Zile
Don't bet your mortgage payment on those Nets. Lakers in 5
The Omen
The Omen Acum 8 Zile
A Disney’s get eliminated in 5 unless they get carried by Adisney himself
jimmy Conway
jimmy Conway Acum 8 Zile
Hopefully AD comes back healthy Lakers in 6
Phill Moe
Phill Moe Acum 8 Zile
I'm convinced max took a pay day and agreed to jump on this bron bandwagon for his show. Bro use to keep it funky, obviously now kellerman went Hollywood
Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A needs to retire, not Kyrie. He's become a grumpy old fart
Papa-Yaw Afari (2018)
Papa-Yaw Afari (2018) Acum 8 Zile
Why did Stephen A call out Max on Kyrie when he said he should retire? Hypocritical much
player nine
player nine Acum 8 Zile
Lebron James is the son of Kevin Durant
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde Acum 8 Zile
The waiting beat aboaly meddle because shallot probably note despite a nutritious party. teeny, blue-eyed apple
Edgar Hernandez
Edgar Hernandez Acum 8 Zile
talk about the game winning flop
WeezMuzik Acum 8 Zile
Wich team is better in the NBA?? Not those 2 teams! How about talking more about other teams that have a better record then this 2
FlameBullet 21
FlameBullet 21 Acum 8 Zile
SAS is on demon timing
D.O. Speaks
D.O. Speaks Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A jumped ship on everybody 😂
GoatofJersey Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A is hilarious...he calls other people out for being inconsistent. “Nets are in trouble, they are the best team, kyrie should retire, kyrie is playing lights out he is the key”. Then the next segment Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
Kirk Hill
Kirk Hill Acum 8 Zile
How you gonna say pick one then go and say Top 3. Pick one!!
Jäeger Sphinx
Jäeger Sphinx Acum 8 Zile
Harden ate kawaii’s lunch
Martin Brankov
Martin Brankov Acum 8 Zile
After this road trip win streak I’m worried for the Lakers!!
Jesse Mendoza
Jesse Mendoza Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A. Smith, you spelled Clippers vs. Nets wrong.....
Amon2012able Acum 8 Zile
One day max will say to SAS Amen
Macky J
Macky J Acum 8 Zile
Why do they keep saying that Kyrie Irving is the best show in basketball does Steph Curry not exist
Don Luchi Live Legacy
Don Luchi Live Legacy Acum 8 Zile
Absolutely not kd is tha best player in tha world by far stop it max smfh lebron & a.d is top 5 to 10 best player in tha league!!
Mektek19 Acum 8 Zile
AD is not top 3. He's not even top 5. Durant, Bron, Kawhi, Curry and Embiid are in the least better.
XxLucienxX _
XxLucienxX _ Acum 8 Zile
Max went from deandre Jordan being the key to James harden, and now Kyrie is the key? There takes switch after every game.
John Wall
John Wall Acum 8 Zile
Bro I just watched them answer are the Nets the best team in the NBA
nikolinho2001 Acum 8 Zile
Its easy being the best two teams when there exists only two teams in nba. According to espn.
Kevin Hicks
Kevin Hicks Acum 8 Zile
I think the Nets should go after Steph Curry. Make sure they have top four out of five guys in the league. 🤦
Kevin Hicks
Kevin Hicks Acum 8 Zile
@Dumberoni The defense is not the worse anymore and it doesn't matter if they are, offense is ridiculous. 3s always going to be more then 2s. I think by the time playoffs roll around everyone not a Nets fan will come together to see who will stop them.
Dumberoni Acum 8 Zile
Bruh kd, kyrie, curry, and joe as spot up shooters while harden drives and kicks, that teams shooting 50% from 3 for the season, worst defensive team of all time tho lol
WesteverLoco Acum 8 Zile
Molly at the end, looks like she got work done with her face. Looks more skinny and her face expressions seem tighter. 🤷‍♀️
kayvone Acum 8 Zile
who cares
J G Acum 8 Zile
Coming at each others necks today 💀💀
Urbain Delva
Urbain Delva Acum 8 Zile
So the Utah Jazz, who have the best record in the league, are top 5 in offense and defense, and have been nothing but consistent since the beginning of the year aren't the best team in the league? Okay 😒
Ashley Acum 8 Zile
AD will be the best defensive player in the series between Lakers vs Nets. He will slow kyrie and harden down and lakers will win the finals series with their defense
The Goat
The Goat Acum 8 Zile
If KD wins with this team give him credit yall said he played with a 73 team so now he’s playing with a so called “cancer” and a “stat padder”
The Goat
The Goat Acum 8 Zile
@Ashley no he couldn’t Kyrie and Harden can score from mid range and three also you still have to guard KD and Lebron can’t do that
Ashley Acum 8 Zile
AD will be the best defensive player in the series between Lakers vs Nets. He will slow kyrie and harden down and lakers will win the series with their defense
Yuri Boris
Yuri Boris Acum 8 Zile
Let's goo Brooklyn 🙌 💪
Dr. Manhattan
Dr. Manhattan Acum 8 Zile
These mfs keep debating Nets and Lakers when they’re not even the top team in their conferences 🤦‍♂️
Deb King
Deb King Acum 8 Zile
If Davis is healthy lakers should win the west durant is healthy the net should win the east but neither guy are healthy so don't give up on the clippers or sixers or jazz or even the bucks
Deb King
Deb King Acum 8 Zile
@Ashley if he is healthy
Ashley Acum 8 Zile
AD will be the best defensive player in the series between Lakers vs Nets. He will slow kyrie and harden down and lakers will win the series with their defense
Ej Acum 8 Zile
Max with this lakers bandwagon 😭
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