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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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 Օր առաջ
Perkins DON'T KNOW NOTHING HE TALKING ABOUT HE JUST (RIDING) AT THIS POINT👨🏽‍🏫
dds bobos
dds bobos Օր առաջ
@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 Օր առաջ
@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 Օր առաջ
@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 2 օր առաջ
@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.
Florida Wildlife
Florida Wildlife 9 րոպե առաջ
Lebron has an IQ of 52. So what do you expect :)
AB
AB 5 ժամ առաջ
“Nba champion, Kendrick Perkins” 😂😂😂 yea! Totally we all want a perkins jersey of his championship year lmao FOH
adam burdt
adam burdt 6 ժամ առաջ
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 6 ժամ առաջ
This was a great segment, thanks Perk!
m j
m j 7 ժամ առաջ
LeSOFT
Sharon Allen
Sharon Allen 8 ժամ առաջ
All fun and games until you are not in the top 3
John Marx
John Marx 8 ժամ առաջ
Boo-Boo James is at it again
Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez 9 ժամ առաջ
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 10 ժամ առաջ
Make the PLAY IN permanent!
Philly Sports
Philly Sports 12 ժամ առաջ
LeBron is an idiot
Joey Thompson
Joey Thompson 12 ժամ առաջ
Lebron is done
A Mitch
A Mitch 14 ժամ առաջ
we have to stop this best of series. one and done. period. you don’t get another chance
A Mitch
A Mitch 14 ժամ առաջ
Lefirst Page James sucks all the air out of teams. AD ain’t that dude..
WWJD 2021
WWJD 2021 16 ժամ առաջ
Stephen A...enough said
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez 17 ժամ առաջ
Cmon. Take a “STAB” at it.
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez 17 ժամ առաջ
Fu*^ LeBron
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez 17 ժամ առաջ
Fu*k LeBron
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez 17 ժամ առաջ
Fu*k LeBron
Edgar O
Edgar O 18 ժամ առաջ
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 19 ժամ առաջ
LeBron only reacted cause he’s afraid of the Warriors lmmfao wouldn’t blame him 😆
DETROIT BLESS
DETROIT BLESS 19 ժամ առաջ
Its weird but for some reason i feel like Kendrick p. Dosent have on pants with his suit 😂 😂 😂
Jason Fang
Jason Fang 19 ժամ առաջ
S.A.S said it best.
Jeff Reisen
Jeff Reisen 21 ժամ առաջ
Michael Jordan is the goat then Bill Russell
Phuck Youtube
Phuck Youtube 22 ժամ առաջ
You people do know LeBron said this last year right? Media spinning as if it was this week.
Davi Clar
Davi Clar 22 ժամ առաջ
Top four teams in both conferences should only be in the playoffs!
Bxsportsagent
Bxsportsagent 23 ժամ առաջ
Lebron is a diva
John Doe
John Doe Օր առաջ
SAS has a pea brain
Ab Nice
Ab Nice Օր առաջ
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 Օր առաջ
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 Օր առաջ
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 Օր առաջ
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] Օր առաջ
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 Օր առաջ
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 Օր առաջ
That Fool voted for it,That SJW skank.
Damon Yuen
Damon Yuen Օր առաջ
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.
Jose Rivas
Jose Rivas Օր առաջ
This show sucks
1 lilfabion
1 lilfabion Օր առաջ
Bron been saying this Steve
Jeff Carroll
Jeff Carroll Օր առաջ
I hate to say it, but LeBron has been acting like a spoiled adolescent here lately. He is not acting like a real man. A real man understands that there are benchmarks in life and sports, and when you cannot reach them, they are not changed to reach you.
cassius M
cassius M Օր առաջ
Cry baby bron
LEXUS LIFE
LEXUS LIFE Օր առաջ
Lechina is a 🍑
Wilson Buenviaje
Wilson Buenviaje Օր առաջ
i dont see all this dramas on mj”s era. just straight basketball
Mike Kupidlowski
Mike Kupidlowski Օր առաջ
Lebron is the greatest of all time in something crying about everything if you stop crying and play and win you wouldn't be in this position same with Cuban he liked it in the beginning but now he's on the bubble I don't like it stop crying and win stop Perkins he should be mad at himself for getting hurt
CornBreadEarL
CornBreadEarL Օր առաջ
the General should be able to step away from his command and have it still run up to par. Maybe not outstanding - but up to par wouldn't be the equivalent of 8-14. Their team without Bron & AD should be at least that of an 8/9/10 seed imho
Albert Gary
Albert Gary Օր առաջ
Finally they don't take up for LeBron for a stupid comment
Neo Matrix
Neo Matrix Օր առաջ
Lebron gonna be crying like a baby
ken smith
ken smith Օր առաջ
Shut up and dribble!!!
De Dandy
De Dandy Օր առաջ
Max saying the NBA is better than the NFL makes his sound less credible and goofy
Drew V
Drew V Օր առաջ
Molly needs to get fired
Raphael Clark
Raphael Clark Օր առաջ
I didn’t have AD either
Matthew Welch
Matthew Welch Օր առաջ
Lebron saying he may never be 100% again, is just him lowering expectations so when his stacked team blitz’s teams in the playoffs it’s this “miracle” like effort. See through.
Jevioso Orishas
Jevioso Orishas Օր առաջ
Like I've always said about LeBron teams, LeBron doesn't MAKE his teammates better, he makes them LOOK better. I've seen so many superstars like Kevin Love who got worse playing with LeBron because the entire offense rotates around him, rather than having a system that everyone plays and learns how to play it properly, and then team chemistry improves. When you watch the Lakers play with LeBron, it looks like they're still figuring things out, like this is a team of players that have little to no chemistry. It's the coaches fault yet, but every coach outside of Spoelstra (who LeBron tried to get rid for Pat Riley) has bowed to the pressure of "coaching" LeBron and have allowed him to dominate the ball and for the offense to rotate around him and what makes him comfortable.
GreensBeans PotatoesTomatoes
GreensBeans PotatoesTomatoes Օր առաջ
LeBron needs to NOT have the ball in his hands 95% of the time. Then when he's out the team learns how NOT to depend on the King Ballhog.
Meech
Meech Օր առաջ
The nba has a competition problem. The nba has to do stuff like this if players want to continue to go to big markets and stack up rosters. It’s a 4 team league. This at least makes the 4 team league a tad more fun to watch.
Bhodi Li Starbuck
Bhodi Li Starbuck Օր առաջ
This is why Lebron will never be the goat. Instead of taking up the challenge, he's complaining the conditions aren't in his favor.
ike o
ike o Օր առաջ
who are the women out there kissing these guys with all those ugly beards
ken ouma
ken ouma Օր առաջ
Lakers: *falls to the 6th seed* LeBron: WE'VE BEEN BAMBOOZLED
Reggie Spear
Reggie Spear Օր առաջ
That's the difference between Kobe and LeBron Kobe would have took challenge and not be a crybaby a sore loser. LeBron is not built to beat the challenge he want to Stack his team to win a championship and he's the goat???
thisshouldbevalid please
thisshouldbevalid please Օր առաջ
Lebron think he's bigger than the NBA now...so funny think where he'll end up without the NBA and the fans....
Eastside tone 313
Eastside tone 313 Օր առաջ
I like the new nba play off format💯 should keep it, really makes the end of the season more competitive🏆.. And another thing I am a Dieheart pistons fun and ik we don't have a chance this year💯 So I hope the New York Knicks win the chip🏆 frl💪🏾
aris cab
aris cab Օր առաջ
Yes that true Play in are good for last 2spots 7 to 10seeds
Lonnie Mcclain
Lonnie Mcclain Օր առաջ
Since no one wants to say it I'll say it . Lebron James doesn't want to compete 🤯🤯🤯 Charles Barkley was right 🤔🤔🤔
Sulayman Abdi
Sulayman Abdi Օր առաջ
Firsttake is literally stephen a saying I agree and Michael saying I disagree everytime. Shutup and agree for once atleast
Shinta Terp
Shinta Terp Օր առաջ
Lebron has been saying the wrong things recently 🤣
Gregg Poppabich
Gregg Poppabich Օր առաջ
Also this should b an opportunity 4 AD 2 take ova & bcum MVPAD while developin' sum big man chemistry wit tha otha AD.
Chicken strip Sandwich
Chicken strip Sandwich Օր առաջ
Lebitch 1 year ago: we should do this to get more ratings Lebitch : we need to fire whoever came up with this
bluezune1
bluezune1 Օր առաջ
When did AD ever win a mvp Kellerman ??
Samir Fountain
Samir Fountain Օր առաջ
This is why Lebron isn’t the goat If Lebron was really the goat he wouldn’t complain about anything or make excuses like “I’m not 100%”. He’d lock down on his workouts and kill what ever team is put in front of him.
m tajalle
m tajalle Օր առաջ
screw lebronass, I loved the lakers, and with lebronass on board....lakers is out and so is nba!
C T
C T Օր առաջ
LeBum SOFTASS!!!
Cedric Betts
Cedric Betts Օր առաջ
The play in tournaments completely pointless. Imagine not being good enough to make the top eaten your conference, so you play for the ninth and 10th spot. If The playoffs for the best two of three then there might be a chance for the upset but a beat of 7 isn’t even worth watching. If the NBA really wants teams to have a better chance to compete, adjust defensive rules so that weaker offensive teams have a strategy to go to other than an overpowered or 3 point focused team. When will the league learn.
P T
P T 2 օր առաջ
Warrior's fan here! I hate the play in tournament. Just give us a lottery pick already and not risk losing our pick to OKC.
Rocket Boy
Rocket Boy 2 օր առաջ
18 years later and people still don’t understand that if LeBron don’t play they don’t make the playoffs or finals. Idc who is on the team. All them top five players y’all said LeBron played with never even sniffed the playoffs after bron
QuezGotClout
QuezGotClout 2 օր առաջ
He said this last year
Jeff Reisen
Jeff Reisen 2 օր առաջ
ESPN the racist network
MrCantfindanynames
MrCantfindanynames 2 օր առաջ
Nah sir Lebron. Its put up or shut up time now.... Dat was the point of the whole play in. It was to give every regular season game some importance. Ain't no more minute restrictions or "imma just take 2 weeks here and 3 weeks here to rest up" NOPE! U gotta hoop!
beuford sims
beuford sims 2 օր առաջ
Jacked up man's game criticized and now he can't speak unless someone is unhappy about it.
Danny V
Danny V 2 օր առաջ
That’s tropical LaBron the only time he speak is when only benefit him
Julian B
Julian B 2 օր առաջ
Play in needs to stay forever, players don’t like it because they actually have to care about the regular season games. This is one of the most boring season of all time simply because there are wayy to many stars sitting out for no reason
James Wright
James Wright 2 օր առաջ
Perk did a rig of meth today
Jacob Fay
Jacob Fay 2 օր առաջ
Did Max just say the lakers are thin without starters after lebron and ad? Uhhh drummond, gasol, kuz, mattews, etc etc have all started in the NBA for almost their whole careers?!?!
Jeffrey Conley
Jeffrey Conley 2 օր առաջ
Lebron supported this last year. Hmmmmmmm Joke.
calm 104
calm 104 2 օր առաջ
Jordan just played F everything else!
walter1296
walter1296 2 օր առաջ
He was ok with it until he got hurt and ad and now they a 6 seed.
Van Smoken
Van Smoken 2 օր առաջ
Players gonna fight in games
Van Smoken
Van Smoken 2 օր առաջ
This was freaking awesome
A J
A J 2 օր առաջ
Yup we are screwed my nation is full of retards. The play in tournament made sense last year because they only played 17 games last year!!!! They played 72 this year okay? Big difference. But y'all wanna change the rules for LeBron so be it. Add it to the resume though after Lakers win.
Burner 01
Burner 01 2 օր առաջ
I’m seeing all these MJsexuals saying oh he wouldn’t do this or complain Jesus get a life
Junior Vasquez
Junior Vasquez 2 օր առաջ
Why ask Perkins? His career was trash and he’s on Lebrons nut sacks so of course he’s gonna agree with him
Saro Saroyan
Saro Saroyan 2 օր առաջ
Agreed. Below 500 should never be allowed in the playoffs. A losing record should not be rewarded.
youBoob
youBoob 2 օր առաջ
Kendrick Perkins : "...towards the end of the NBA season, it gets boring, people dont want to see it..." ummm, no. people were not watching NBA towards the end of the season because it suddenly got "boring" people were not watching the NBA "since day 1" because it is stupid to watch politics when you just want to watch sports, which the NBA has not been since it got "woke" these idiots actually trying to convince people NBA is still as big and relevant as it was during the Jordan era ha ha ha! they use double speak where "NBA today is so exciting and interesting people cant wait to watch it because LeBrons reaction makes the NBA GREAT !!!" HA HA HA HA HA!! in your dreams you shills! go sell a used car somewhere, it will probably fall apart as soon as it leaves the car lot you snake oil salesmen
christianrapper
christianrapper 2 օր առաջ
I think the play in games are dumb. This makes the regular season meaningless.
christianrapper
christianrapper 2 օր առաջ
These thumbnails don’t do stephen a. any favors. They always make him look like he is yelling…even when he’s not.
mick pratt
mick pratt 2 օր առաջ
LeBrick was all for the play in until he figured out he'd be playing in it.
Mike Panton
Mike Panton 2 օր առաջ
The problem is that LeBron missing the playoffs if something crazy happened in the play-in game would be worse for the league than LeBron. The NBA doesn't want a playoffs without Bron. Period
Stiles Johnson
Stiles Johnson 2 օր առաջ
You can’t have it all Lebron. Suck it up. Handle business and just do it.
LeBron James King
LeBron James King 2 օր առաջ
BIG Baby 23 wants everything handed to him. LeBron never really stepped into a leader role. He's always had a casting behind him and this Lakers' team can't get through the west. Net's healthy in 4
christianrapper
christianrapper 2 օր առաջ
Yeah, he coasted to 10 finals. That’s just dumb.
mcronn 100
mcronn 100 2 օր առաջ
Father 🕙 is starting to beat lebron and he can't take it. Stop whining about the play in tournament and get the 6th spot very simple. The fans like it because now NBA teams have to compete to the last game. And i hope the Lakers end up having to play in the play in and get the warriors and lose because curry gave them a 50 piece with lemon/pepper.!! 😂
Draggline 77
Draggline 77 2 օր առաջ
He is getting older. He has giving us some of the best moments rather you are fan or foe. That hill gets a lot harder to climb.
Joe Congdon
Joe Congdon 2 օր առաջ
Perkins still sounding like a beagle with a cold.
Dee Wilson
Dee Wilson 2 օր առաջ
The prooblem with the argument they should be used to this. Key contributors to the championship last year are gone. Rondo, javale, dwight, danny. They arent all stars but they are battle tested. Lets face it if drummond was able to keep a team afloat the pistons and cavs wouldnt have been trash.
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