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

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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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ESPN
ESPN Acum 12 Zile
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.
spotlights Universe
spotlights Universe Acum 10 Zile
Perkins DON'T KNOW NOTHING HE TALKING ABOUT HE JUST (RIDING) AT THIS POINT👨🏽‍🏫
dds bobos
dds bobos Acum 10 Zile
@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.
dds bobos
dds bobos Acum 10 Zile
@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.
さよなら ポケモンモジャ公
さよなら ポケモンモジャ公 Acum 10 Zile
@dds bobos yeah, ur cryin bout those "slaves" in china. How abt ur own fellow americans who suffer police brutality and systematic racism?
dds bobos
dds bobos Acum 10 Zile
@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.
Hector Matthews
Hector Matthews Acum 12 ore
Let me be very very clear since noone but me see what's actually happening here.. okay here it is. Never has a # 7 seed won anything! Ta dah! That's what's going to happen it will be the 76ers and the Lakers in the finals. Lakers will win. It's all a script to make lbj look better then mj. You literally have to be blind to not see it. Think I'm wrong about any of this screen shot it. And after the finals rub it my face! But im not wrong. Sit back and enjoy the scripted show. 😶
Curious punk
Curious punk Acum o Zi
If perkins is on helium, he will sound like chris rock..
Marvin Gibsin
Marvin Gibsin Acum o Zi
I Wonder Max Kellerman just sits around sniffing athletes jockstraps He's one of the reasons why I don't watch ESPN anymore
Kritikal H
Kritikal H Acum o Zi
Lebron didn’t complain last season after he beat a broken blazers because they got pushed to game 7 in the play in tournament
Lynn Joseph
Lynn Joseph Acum o Zi
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
Age of Dulltron
Age of Dulltron Acum 4 Zile
Perkins is a nut juggling clown. It’s amazing how he can ride LBJ hard af no matter how stupid and pathetic his decisions.
Sheldon G
Sheldon G Acum 4 Zile
P
Michael Samudio
Michael Samudio Acum 4 Zile
Too much politics
Steve Sibaja
Steve Sibaja Acum 4 Zile
LeBron will be ready for the NBA tournament new format Playoffs
joe tigo
joe tigo Acum 4 Zile
The basketball gods fated Lebron to face Steph again, they enjoy the two fighting 🍿😂.
xx1j
xx1j Acum 5 Zile
The Goat is gonna be fined for this lol
Terrell Tarantino
Terrell Tarantino Acum 5 Zile
We should've got Lowry when we had a chance!!
Terrell Tarantino
Terrell Tarantino Acum 5 Zile
Rondo was the guy that ran things when bron wasnt on the floor were missing that.
Kamikaze Hound
Kamikaze Hound Acum 5 Zile
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
CBPfilm
CBPfilm Acum 5 Zile
Real talk I'm not an LBJ fan. but I'm a little terrified of a LeBron having to care lmaorotmff 🤣🤣🤣🤣.
Super Nova
Super Nova Acum 5 Zile
LeChina James crying again, nothing new. Apologize and stop tweeting.
Jay Cup
Jay Cup Acum 5 Zile
LA lost LeBron and AD to injuries. That's too much for any team to handle.
Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry Acum 5 Zile
He had zero to say about it until his team slipped down into "play-in" territory...
bronzefighta
bronzefighta Acum 5 Zile
Over hear blastin' deltaparole to this right of this time
LastTr3f unpredictable Augustin
LastTr3f unpredictable Augustin Acum 5 Zile
About the best 16 record East or west Don’t matter That’s all we want
league of legends Manatics
league of legends Manatics Acum 5 Zile
Lebron is trash
Dwayne Gee
Dwayne Gee Acum 5 Zile
Lebron is not going home. That’s a promise!
The W.O.P.
The W.O.P. Acum 5 Zile
Woke Chinese NBA SUCKS
TechBits
TechBits Acum 5 Zile
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...
3-Pointer
3-Pointer Acum 6 Zile
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.
Zoluhwa
Zoluhwa Acum 6 Zile
Mr Load Management doesn't like play in tournament..... No surprise there
Freedom Monster
Freedom Monster Acum 6 Zile
No one in the NBA knows was “accountable” means Perk.
Tak S
Tak S Acum 6 Zile
wasnt lebron backing the tournament now he is against it? make up your mind
djhandz1
djhandz1 Acum 6 Zile
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.
Jim Ream
Jim Ream Acum 6 Zile
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.
Hector Matthews
Hector Matthews Acum 6 Zile
🤡
Hector Matthews
Hector Matthews Acum 6 Zile
I fast forward everytime Kendrick talks. 🤣 Dudes a 🤡
John Robert
John Robert Acum 6 Zile
The Lakers are a lottery team without AD & LeBron
pangmeister
pangmeister Acum 6 Zile
LeBron : more work? Nah
Fimbulwinter
Fimbulwinter Acum 6 Zile
Chairman Mao ZeBron has a room temperature IQ.
Ricky Damiron
Ricky Damiron Acum 6 Zile
Michael Jordan = GOAT
Ricky Damiron
Ricky Damiron Acum 6 Zile
Stephen A spitting FACTS.
Aure Harrow
Aure Harrow Acum 6 Zile
Of course his pissed off if ur favourite team dropped to the play in of course you'd be angry
Christopher Mccarroll
Christopher Mccarroll Acum 6 Zile
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.
chy42079
chy42079 Acum 6 Zile
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 🎭
chy42079
chy42079 Acum 6 Zile
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.
ru Jones
ru Jones Acum 6 Zile
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
Thomas D
Thomas D Acum 6 Zile
Stop building teams around lebron
Victor Hardin
Victor Hardin Acum 6 Zile
Lebron is soft. Period.
Benny Diaz
Benny Diaz Acum 6 Zile
Lebron is a crybaby
Jim Graham
Jim Graham Acum 6 Zile
warden rahman and sergeant c.l. craig are raping and killing in the st.louis jail, call and protest!
adonne espanto
adonne espanto Acum 6 Zile
Dude's fearing Lakers will not going to make it if they do play in tourney..
Raymond Pumphrey
Raymond Pumphrey Acum 6 Zile
My question because i dont know does basketball have salary caps like football.
D. Anthony
D. Anthony Acum 6 Zile
Play In Lebron
L H
L H Acum 7 Zile
Should we start talking something like“GOAT” when LBJ whines and whines and whines
bob bill
bob bill Acum 7 Zile
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?
aiyana Crawford
aiyana Crawford Acum 7 Zile
Lebron doesn’t want to make the playoffs
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez Acum 7 Zile
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
Carmelo Tansengco
Carmelo Tansengco Acum 7 Zile
Lebron is a spoiled brat, crybaby, snowflake. That's the bottom line.
Ryan G
Ryan G Acum 7 Zile
@5min Max just makes no sense
Riot Ninja
Riot Ninja Acum 7 Zile
How you gonna hate from the outside of the club when you can’t even get in?
Muni Math by Peter Felton
Muni Math by Peter Felton Acum 7 Zile
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.
Cornell Melton
Cornell Melton Acum 7 Zile
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.
cha sam
cha sam Acum 7 Zile
LeCry
Aaronboi 101
Aaronboi 101 Acum 7 Zile
Lebron is always freaking crying boo hoo
j wissinboot
j wissinboot Acum 7 Zile
Lol lebum was the 1 who was ALL FOR IT LAST YEAR AND SAID IT WAS GOOD FOR THR GAME
Patrick Weydemuller
Patrick Weydemuller Acum 7 Zile
Lakers drop to 7th seed🤣🤣🤣🤣 Hope Lebron never wins another Chip.
Papas Lozano
Papas Lozano Acum 8 Zile
Bruh this tournament is dumb
Salmon Ikura
Salmon Ikura Acum 8 Zile
LBJ is ruining the NBA
Florida Wildlife
Florida Wildlife Acum 8 Zile
Lebron has an IQ of 52. So what do you expect :)
AB
AB Acum 8 Zile
“Nba champion, Kendrick Perkins” 😂😂😂 yea! Totally we all want a perkins jersey of his championship year lmao FOH
adam burdt
adam burdt Acum 8 Zile
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)
O. Ade
O. Ade Acum 8 Zile
This was a great segment, thanks Perk!
m j
m j Acum 8 Zile
LeSOFT
Sharon Allen
Sharon Allen Acum 8 Zile
All fun and games until you are not in the top 3
John Marx
John Marx Acum 8 Zile
Boo-Boo James is at it again
Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez Acum 8 Zile
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! 💪😎
Michael Carter
Michael Carter Acum 8 Zile
Make the PLAY IN permanent!
Philly Sports
Philly Sports Acum 8 Zile
LeBron is an idiot
Joey Thompson
Joey Thompson Acum 8 Zile
Lebron is done
A Mitch
A Mitch Acum 8 Zile
we have to stop this best of series. one and done. period. you don’t get another chance
A Mitch
A Mitch Acum 8 Zile
Lefirst Page James sucks all the air out of teams. AD ain’t that dude..
WWJD 2021
WWJD 2021 Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A...enough said
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez Acum 8 Zile
Cmon. Take a “STAB” at it.
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez Acum 8 Zile
Fu*^ LeBron
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez Acum 8 Zile
Fu*k LeBron
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez Acum 8 Zile
Fu*k LeBron
Edgar O
Edgar O Acum 9 Zile
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 💯
Ken Foust
Ken Foust Acum 9 Zile
LeBron only reacted cause he’s afraid of the Warriors lmmfao wouldn’t blame him 😆
DETROIT BLESS
DETROIT BLESS Acum 9 Zile
Its weird but for some reason i feel like Kendrick p. Dosent have on pants with his suit 😂 😂 😂
Jason Fang
Jason Fang Acum 9 Zile
S.A.S said it best.
Jeff Reisen
Jeff Reisen Acum 9 Zile
Michael Jordan is the goat then Bill Russell
Phuck Youtube
Phuck Youtube Acum 9 Zile
You people do know LeBron said this last year right? Media spinning as if it was this week.
Davi Clar
Davi Clar Acum 9 Zile
Top four teams in both conferences should only be in the playoffs!
Bxsportsagent
Bxsportsagent Acum 9 Zile
Lebron is a diva
John Doe
John Doe Acum 9 Zile
SAS has a pea brain
Ab Nice
Ab Nice Acum 9 Zile
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
Absalom Piankhi TV
Absalom Piankhi TV Acum 9 Zile
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 😂😂😂😂😂
Ralph Fernando
Ralph Fernando Acum 9 Zile
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.
Todd Ferguson
Todd Ferguson Acum 9 Zile
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
Joel Drew Walden [King, M. L. ES]
Joel Drew Walden [King, M. L. ES] Acum 9 Zile
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.
Kingkong Dagr8
Kingkong Dagr8 Acum 9 Zile
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
nWo Wolf Pack
nWo Wolf Pack Acum 9 Zile
That Fool voted for it,That SJW skank.
Damon Yuen
Damon Yuen Acum 9 Zile
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.
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