Stephen A. reacts to the Celtics blowing a 24-point lead to the Pelicans, calls out Brad Stevens

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on who is to blame for the Boston Celtics' struggles.
0:00 Molly Qerim Rose breaks down the Celtics' OT loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
0:40 Stephen A. breaks down why GM Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens are responsible for Boston's struggles.
3:16 Stephen A. says the Celtics should have a better record with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the floor.
3:43 Max puts the blame on PG Kemba Walker.
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Comentarii
Arnold
Arnold Acum 4 Zile
Danny Ainge. It's all about His Karma. The way he handle IT before. He traded too many good players just to get stars. Ainge rush the trades which led to the Celtics slow destruction as we can see today. The players now lack determination coz they will think they will get traded at any given time. Any players now in the NBA do not want to play in Boston or to be under Danny Ainge's umbrella. In short, Karma is on the Boston side.
Leomar Moni Mejia
Leomar Moni Mejia Acum 5 Zile
It’s Brads fault .. then Danny ..
Blake G
Blake G Acum 5 Zile
can we blame danny ainge for not doing enough to make this team better or is that already known
M
M Acum 6 Zile
Agreed. Total blame on Brad. The celtics have had these same issues for years
victor
victor Acum 6 Zile
he’s a great coach i think this is a bad take they need to blame not getting a good center and a back up pointgaurd
Chauncey Holt
Chauncey Holt Acum 6 Zile
No one wants to talk about it, but Boston is not a preferred destination for the NBA free agent. You can’t win in that league through trades and the draft anymore. Those days are long gone. The Celtics are in gigantic trouble for decades to come. Mark my words, Tatum will be a Laker within four years.
M
M Acum 6 Zile
Harden wanted to go there but the celtics weren’t aggressive. Danny ainge doesn’t realize that he’s not going to win a championship with tatum jaylen and brad.
pascalrouen
pascalrouen Acum 6 Zile
Kemba is playing like an absolute dumpster fire on both ends of the floor. That's a huge part of the problem.
aasquith25
aasquith25 Acum 6 Zile
"I like Stevens." Proceeds to trash him. Steven A didn't like Kerr either.
Phillip Cotton
Phillip Cotton Acum 6 Zile
I'm pretty sure they're salivating in Bloomington at the thought of Brad Stevens going back to college ,& coaching the Hoosiers.
astheskylarksings
astheskylarksings Acum 6 Zile
Can someone please explain to me what Brad Stevens every did to SAS. He’s been after him ever since he got a job in the league
Gseric47
Gseric47 Acum 6 Zile
Celtics really need a guy that can finish games down the stretch
Berklee12
Berklee12 Acum 6 Zile
What's happening with The Celtics with Kemba is called Karma, Karma is undefeated. Ever since we did Isaiah Thomas dirty, everyone point guard we get doesn't pan out and ends up suffering some lingering injury.
Travis Browne
Travis Browne Acum 6 Zile
One day y’all gonna realize the Celtics are trash and just regular season players 😂😂😂
Mac Blick
Mac Blick Acum 6 Zile
brad Stevens needs to go
Aj Vaetoru
Aj Vaetoru Acum 6 Zile
Fortunes bin made betting against Stephen A
Tam Slam
Tam Slam Acum 7 Zile
Yep Danny ainge and kemba needs to go max is right
Rishabh Sharma
Rishabh Sharma Acum 7 Zile
I still don't get why would they let Rozier walk and bring give walker a max, they wouldve saved so much for a tier lower player at that time...although rozier is better than walker rn
Gee Money
Gee Money Acum 7 Zile
Defense is pretty trash Kemba best days are behind him Marcus Smart make all the small winning plays that doesn’t get talked about.
Ryen Fresco!
Ryen Fresco! Acum 7 Zile
Celtics. So Stephen A dies his hair green. LOOK AT IT! I’m not crazy 😂
Ivan Dutzar
Ivan Dutzar Acum 7 Zile
Why is brad Stevens wearing a mask, he ain’t no surgeon🤣
lo mein
lo mein Acum 5 Zile
We are in the middle of a pandemic
Haunty
Haunty Acum 7 Zile
yo
KYS Mf
KYS Mf Acum 7 Zile
Kemba for lonzo and Steven adams
D’ Canabal
D’ Canabal Acum 7 Zile
Celtics sucks!!!!
Pavit Bhalla
Pavit Bhalla Acum 7 Zile
Mr Smith please come rescue us! I don't care if you don't have the resume to coach or manage an NBA team. Pretty sure I saw Lobotomy Brad in the parking lot after the game with those cartoon spirals in his eyes. He's gone. We need you Mr Smith!
Zach Z
Zach Z Acum 7 Zile
When your team can’t play a full game and loses almost every fourth quarter a coach IS at least partially to blame
Simp Reincarnated
Simp Reincarnated Acum 7 Zile
Breaking news:Kemba gets traded
El Chicho Santana
El Chicho Santana Acum 7 Zile
We now felt the absence of Hayward, Rozier, Horford, Baynes and Morris. Even Marcus Smart is around we are still a doormat other team will wipe there feet.
Dreyeezy
Dreyeezy Acum 7 Zile
Their bench is trash
Kevin-Vincent Elabo
Kevin-Vincent Elabo Acum 7 Zile
I completly agree with Max. Ainge failed the Celtics and Kemba is hurt. Plus they need a better centre Thompson is not what they need. Take a Whiteside and I'm sure the Celtics will be back in business. However the Kemba situation is a huge problem that is all. If Kemba becomes Kemba the Nets are the only real rival they have
Ron Haworth
Ron Haworth Acum 7 Zile
The 3 Duke players we're the show!!!
j nike
j nike Acum 7 Zile
If if up 24 u call a timeout soon as the lead goes to 16 or under not 5
j nike
j nike Acum 7 Zile
Kemba has been useless since joining celtics. So inconsistent
SixtyThree Vlogs
SixtyThree Vlogs Acum 7 Zile
BRAD STEVENS IS TO BLAME
tim baze
tim baze Acum 7 Zile
It never fails with Steven A if it is a white coach and the players aren’t getting it done it’s the coaches fault 100% of the time if it’s a black coach the players need to step it up smh
Agang Leta
Agang Leta Acum 7 Zile
Facts. Boston media never goes hard on Brad and Danny Ainge, its about time...
Body Soul Spirit
Body Soul Spirit Acum 7 Zile
Ppl act like The Pelicans are not up next . Ha, see y’all in the playoffs
KEEN
KEEN Acum 7 Zile
people wanna blame kemba but hes not even 100% yet.. like the dude shouldn't even be playing. he's got heart and he's trying to play thru the pain. yall need to respect that man fr.
Tshiamo Molokoane
Tshiamo Molokoane Acum 7 Zile
Every week stephen a. wants a coach fired...last week it was budenhozer
Adilson Pires
Adilson Pires Acum 7 Zile
Mark Jackson
Matthew Rankin
Matthew Rankin Acum 7 Zile
Kemba walker has been trash 🗑
Lemar Guillary
Lemar Guillary Acum 7 Zile
This take is disrespectful to the Pelicans who made franchise history. Instead they choose to speak mostly about the Celtics. Hats off to the Pels, for putting together a huge come back win.
DeAndre Ward
DeAndre Ward Acum 7 Zile
Stephen A dont know what he be talkin about sometimes 😂
Poison x Dagger
Poison x Dagger Acum 7 Zile
Sleeping on smart tbh
pretty sure
pretty sure Acum 7 Zile
Lebron is the greatest athlete in all of sports ever. Ever.
M
M Acum 6 Zile
Tom brady dude.
RaginAsianGaming
RaginAsianGaming Acum 7 Zile
I mean, they didn't build a team around Tatum. They went out and got an aging, one-dimensional, score-first PG. How did that 'build around' Tatum and Brown? Building around them would have been getting a versatile, playmaking PG. Someone like a Jrue Holiday that can do a bunch of different things and doesn't need the ball in his hands to justify his minutes. I was against the Walker signing from the start because I failed to see how an aging, one-dimensional PG who does nothing but score was going to help. Especially when you consider that Walker, over his career, is a good, but not great talent when it comes to offensive efficiency (something very important to consider when you have a team stacked with scorers and no playmaker).
Jorge Luis
Jorge Luis Acum 7 Zile
Stephen a here blaming all white coaches 😂 nothing new to see
Tony C
Tony C Acum 7 Zile
Sports is more than x and o. Brad does not have the more.
Vic Fletcher
Vic Fletcher Acum 7 Zile
Respect BI
Adrian T
Adrian T Acum 7 Zile
K Why MJ didn't pay Kemba, but paid Gordan.
Genxtasy 99
Genxtasy 99 Acum 7 Zile
If Brad Steven's was black SAS wouldn't criticize him.
Janko K
Janko K Acum 7 Zile
Both guys make good points. Celtics are struggling because of combination of those things.
B
B Acum 7 Zile
Stephen A is going to blame every white guy on the celtics and preface it with "i like him".. before he blames kemba
kayvon jefferson
kayvon jefferson Acum 8 Zile
Celtics definitely need to make a move during the trade deadline. Get a stretch 4 or SF and add a shooter
rockyscarlet
rockyscarlet Acum 8 Zile
Kember is done
BOOM BRO
BOOM BRO Acum 8 Zile
HAHA SASs hair lookin green; more so in the thumbnail ha
ivaneurope
ivaneurope Acum 8 Zile
I think it's time for the Celtics to fire both Brad Stevens AND Danny Ainge - this was their best chance to fight for the top in the East, but now are barely a .500 team
C J
C J Acum 8 Zile
Find a point guard that's a playmaker and run Payton some mo... let Kemba go and fawk it grab Rondo if anything!!!!!! Also need a Drummond, or a Cousins in that lineup
Pedro Giraldo
Pedro Giraldo Acum 8 Zile
If they had Kyrie the Celtics would be a championship team
The Classic Manila-style
The Classic Manila-style Acum 8 Zile
Brad is great coach, let's not forget , 2017, 2018, 2020 , ecf with an ever changing line up, however 2019 was a wasted year along with this year, main issue with brad is he gave to much freedom on his players to shoot, kemba's inconsistency has affected this team especially jaylen brown, brown has been playing light out until kembas return, what a disrespect for brown to be playing 3rd option again under a ball stopper in tatum and an injured kemba, instead of bulding off from what they started this year, they totally prioritize kemba's looks, they dont know how to address this and now the celtics are on a brink of another wasted year
JD
JD Acum 8 Zile
"All American Wonder boy genius" coach can't figure out how to be more than middling .500 team in the east with two studs yet still gets excuses for his impotence... Lol same ol story just new faces and places
itszupa
itszupa Acum 8 Zile
Stop getting fans trying to hate thier own team for what they are and start complimenting the way the opposing team was able to come back
King Quan Gaming
King Quan Gaming Acum 8 Zile
Its JAYSON TATUM. Hes not ready bruh. JAYLEN BROWN IS THE MAN
Daniel Derrick
Daniel Derrick Acum 8 Zile
Daniel theis can’t be their best defensive player
Eric
Eric Acum 8 Zile
Face it Kemba not good anymore
Ernesto Plaganas
Ernesto Plaganas Acum 8 Zile
Brad Steven is sucks
A channel
A channel Acum 8 Zile
Go get towns... Trade whatever keep JT and JB
rodneywiggs
rodneywiggs Acum 8 Zile
Scary Terry bet on himself and won
Unknown Person
Unknown Person Acum 8 Zile
Celtics are so trash lmaooooo poverty franchise 😂 😂 😂
Crazy People Around the World
Crazy People Around the World Acum 8 Zile
Stephen a hates every white coach. He's such an out of control racist.
D Fazo
D Fazo Acum 8 Zile
Can’t blame kyrie no more
Edward W
Edward W Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A blames Brad Stevens but thinks Doc Rivers is a genius?
ItsJulian
ItsJulian Acum 8 Zile
Celtics smoking that Texans pack.. LMAOOO
Dan Harrison
Dan Harrison Acum 8 Zile
Celtics should trade for lonzo ball
Sam
Sam Acum 8 Zile
Kemba’s been terrible! If he was playing at even 80% of his top abilities, Celtics would be winning these games.
Gazziza29
Gazziza29 Acum 8 Zile
Their bench is trash and they don't have an inside defensive presence. Tristan Thompson and Daniel Theis are just too small to cover guys like Embiid, Giannis and Zion like we saw last night.
Eddie Benton
Eddie Benton Acum 8 Zile
This is all on Danny Ainge..he didn't do anything to better the Bench..I don't blame Kemba or Brad Stevens. Ainge had all those draft picks and didn't do anything with them. Ainge is the problem..Tatum and Brown gonna bounce because the team is not better.
top notch sports
top notch sports Acum 8 Zile
1st take still has 0 segment about zion. zion did the major damage in that comeback. he has also 1 with duke, the biggest comeback in college history. zion was the biggest fator there.
Byron Kobe Bryant
Byron Kobe Bryant Acum 8 Zile
I got Molly was gone
Paquette Stephen Brett
Paquette Stephen Brett Acum 8 Zile
I blame brad and Danny for never making moves or adjustments in our roster
Sobanked -
Sobanked - Acum 8 Zile
The Celtics need a cultural reset. Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens have to go, especially Ainge.
faiz Ali
faiz Ali Acum 8 Zile
There are no other excuses this was flat out embarrassing and they should of won they should be embarrassed of themselves for their performance and an embarrassing choke
Neighborhood Solo
Neighborhood Solo Acum 8 Zile
All those shots. Kemba usually hit those
GucciFlipFlops
GucciFlipFlops Acum 8 Zile
Celtics r trash this year
David Webster
David Webster Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A: i think you are going to be hearing a lot about Brad Stevens. Unspoken part: Cuz i plan to talk about him a lot and low key lobby for his firing to create more stuff i can talk about for money.
Angel Colon
Angel Colon Acum 8 Zile
Boston has depth issues, need a stretch 4 n 5. Wont be making a deep run in the playoffs is those issues aren't addressed.
cali flea dog
cali flea dog Acum 8 Zile
They Blamed IT! They Blamed Kyrie! They want to Blame Kemba! When will they Blame those White Privilege White Coach's? This team blew a 24pts lead!
cali flea dog
cali flea dog Acum 8 Zile
SAS can't say anything negative about Brad Stevens White Azz before kissing his azz...Bootlick
Tommy Bunns
Tommy Bunns Acum 8 Zile
should’ve got Cp3 & Steven Adams , celtics need a facilitator
Chris Rangel
Chris Rangel Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A Joker Smith.
Daryl Presley
Daryl Presley Acum 8 Zile
I agree with Max
KN Byam
KN Byam Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A: "Fire Ainge and Stevens" Who should they hire? Stephen A: "A black coach and a black GM" Who do you have in mind? Stephen A: "It don't matter, as long as they're black" But shouldn't they hire someone with experience? Stephen A: "Hire black, black black black"
Jon Stark
Jon Stark Acum 8 Zile
Danny Ainge HAS to be held accountable for this team he’s put out on the court. Going into the season and you followed this team, you knew this team was going to have issues. Thank GOD we got a player exception out of that Hayward deal or else that would’ve been the third big name free agent we let just walk away. That fall on nobody else but Danny.
Leon Brown
Leon Brown Acum 8 Zile
Danny Ainge let Kyrie, Horford, Rozier and Morris walk and didn't get nothing back. Then Ainge played his self with Hayward and got greedy.
Nick Papaioannou
Nick Papaioannou Acum 8 Zile
I agree it is ainge but not brad
madzz G
madzz G Acum 8 Zile
anyone else notice Kemba jersey is photoshopped? Lmao the lower third graphic bottom left, it still has the Jordan logo & the sponsor looks silly 😂 I’m laughing because there’s plenty of pics of Kemba in a Celtics jersey, why use a jersey swap pic? 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 cmon ESPN
khalid720
khalid720 Acum 8 Zile
Not showing the Pelicans any love smh
The Minuteman
The Minuteman Acum 8 Zile
Is it just me, or does it look like stephen A has green hair in this segment?
Greg Kehoe
Greg Kehoe Acum 8 Zile
Brad Stevens is not the problem. He is a great and proven coach. The Celtics have had a bad start, but they haven't had a healthy roster all year and are very top heavy. Kemba will pick it up and Marcus Smart will provide that energy when he comes back.
Wan Hundo
Wan Hundo Acum 8 Zile
Injury has nothing to do with Kemba’s play. He was trash af last season too
Keith Testaverde
Keith Testaverde Acum 8 Zile
Kemba clearly isn't healthy and they don't have any great interior defenders. Their bench is also weak compared to the better teams.
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