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

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.

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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  1. ESPN


    个月 前

    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 world

      spotlights world

      个月 前


    • dds bobos

      dds bobos

      个月 前

      @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

      个月 前

      @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

      个月 前

      @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

      个月 前

      @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.

  2. Ahmir “crashbox01” Watson

    Ahmir “crashbox01” Watson

    2 天 前

    Lebron gotta be the most BITCHMADE legend in the league

  3. Lawrence Cano

    Lawrence Cano

    3 天 前

    Lebron is rotten. Biggest crybaby. Sickening

  4. Troy Montero

    Troy Montero

    4 天 前

    They need to at least be a .500 team. Without lebron they are 8-14… .571 I’m confused

  5. Mary Mary

    Mary Mary

    16 天 前

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  6. Brittney Tracey

    Brittney Tracey

    25 天 前

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  7. World Newz

    World Newz

    个月 前

    SAS always goes against Lebron since Skip left. The playin tournament didn’t make sense this year because they played the season straight through it was a shortened season but so were the lockout years. Last year they had a break in the middle then went to the bubble for the rest of a way shorter season

  8. Tevita Kauvaka

    Tevita Kauvaka

    个月 前

    Wow this might be the first time they all agreed! Lol

  9. tavon lowman

    tavon lowman

    个月 前

    I agree with Stephen A. If you are below 500% as a professional team you don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

  10. J. Smith

    J. Smith

    个月 前

    This play in crazy

  11. Jonathan Benitez

    Jonathan Benitez

    个月 前

    AD not a franchise player. Plain and simple.

  12. Earl Benedict Dumaraog

    Earl Benedict Dumaraog

    个月 前

    no one: Perkins: "GoOd Mornin' Mah GoOd PeOpLe!"

  13. Hector Matthews

    Hector Matthews

    个月 前

    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. 😶

  14. Curious punk

    Curious punk

    个月 前

    If perkins is on helium, he will sound like chris rock..

  15. Marvin Gibsin

    Marvin Gibsin

    个月 前

    I Wonder Max Kellerman just sits around sniffing athletes jockstraps He's one of the reasons why I don't watch ESPN anymore

  16. Kritikal H

    Kritikal H

    个月 前

    Lebron didn’t complain last season after he beat a broken blazers because they got pushed to game 7 in the play in tournament

  17. Lynn Joseph

    Lynn Joseph

    个月 前

    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

    • RPM 5

      RPM 5

      个月 前

      Exactly. LBJ just wants the easiest path possible as always. Play in tournament is great, it gives a much bigger incentive to these playoff teams that aren’t in the top seeds.

  18. Age of Dulltron

    Age of Dulltron

    个月 前

    Perkins is a nut juggling clown. It’s amazing how he can ride LBJ hard af no matter how stupid and pathetic his decisions.

  19. Sheldon G

    Sheldon G

    个月 前


  20. Michael Samudio

    Michael Samudio

    个月 前

    Too much politics

  21. Steve Sibaja

    Steve Sibaja

    个月 前

    LeBron will be ready for the NBA tournament new format Playoffs

  22. joe tigo

    joe tigo

    个月 前

    The basketball gods fated Lebron to face Steph again, they enjoy the two fighting 🍿😂.

  23. xx1j


    个月 前

    The Goat is gonna be fined for this lol

  24. Terrell Tarantino

    Terrell Tarantino

    个月 前

    We should've got Lowry when we had a chance!!

  25. Terrell Tarantino

    Terrell Tarantino

    个月 前

    Rondo was the guy that ran things when bron wasnt on the floor were missing that.

  26. Kamikaze Hound

    Kamikaze Hound

    个月 前

    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

  27. CBPfilm


    个月 前

    Real talk I'm not an LBJ fan. but I'm a little terrified of a LeBron having to care lmaorotmff 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

  28. Super Nova

    Super Nova

    个月 前

    LeChina James crying again, nothing new. Apologize and stop tweeting.

  29. Jay Cup

    Jay Cup

    个月 前

    LA lost LeBron and AD to injuries. That's too much for any team to handle.

  30. Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry

    个月 前

    He had zero to say about it until his team slipped down into "play-in" territory...

  31. bronzefighta


    个月 前

    Over hear blastin' deltaparole to this right of this time

  32. LastTr3f unpredictable Augustin

    LastTr3f unpredictable Augustin

    个月 前

    About the best 16 record East or west Don’t matter That’s all we want

  33. league of legends Manatics

    league of legends Manatics

    个月 前

    Lebron is trash

  34. Dwayne Gee

    Dwayne Gee

    个月 前

    Lebron is not going home. That’s a promise!

  35. The W.O.P.

    The W.O.P.

    个月 前

    Woke Chinese NBA SUCKS

  36. MyTake


    个月 前

    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...

  37. 3-Pointer


    个月 前

    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.

  38. Zoluhwa


    个月 前

    Mr Load Management doesn't like play in tournament..... No surprise there

  39. Freedom Monster

    Freedom Monster

    个月 前

    No one in the NBA knows was “accountable” means Perk.

  40. Tak S

    Tak S

    个月 前

    wasnt lebron backing the tournament now he is against it? make up your mind

  41. djhandz1


    个月 前

    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.

  42. Jim Ream

    Jim Ream

    个月 前

    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.

  43. Hector Matthews

    Hector Matthews

    个月 前


  44. Hector Matthews

    Hector Matthews

    个月 前

    I fast forward everytime Kendrick talks. 🤣 Dudes a 🤡

  45. John Robert

    John Robert

    个月 前

    The Lakers are a lottery team without AD & LeBron

  46. pangmeister


    个月 前

    LeBron : more work? Nah

  47. Fimbulwinter


    个月 前

    Chairman Mao ZeBron has a room temperature IQ.

  48. Ricky Damiron

    Ricky Damiron

    个月 前

    Michael Jordan = GOAT

  49. Ricky Damiron

    Ricky Damiron

    个月 前

    Stephen A spitting FACTS.

  50. Aure Harrow

    Aure Harrow

    个月 前

    Of course his pissed off if ur favourite team dropped to the play in of course you'd be angry

  51. Christopher Mccarroll

    Christopher Mccarroll

    个月 前

    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.

  52. chy42079


    个月 前

    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 🎭

  53. chy42079


    个月 前

    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.

  54. ru Jones

    ru Jones

    个月 前

    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

  55. Thomas D

    Thomas D

    个月 前

    Stop building teams around lebron

  56. Victor Hardin

    Victor Hardin

    个月 前

    Lebron is soft. Period.

  57. Benny Diaz

    Benny Diaz

    个月 前

    Lebron is a crybaby

  58. adonne espanto

    adonne espanto

    个月 前

    Dude's fearing Lakers will not going to make it if they do play in tourney..

  59. Raymond Pumphrey

    Raymond Pumphrey

    个月 前

    My question because i dont know does basketball have salary caps like football.

  60. D. Anthony (bluryeye)

    D. Anthony (bluryeye)

    个月 前

    Play In Lebron

  61. L H

    L H

    个月 前

    Should we start talking something like“GOAT” when LBJ whines and whines and whines

  62. bob bill

    bob bill

    个月 前

    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?

  63. aiyana Crawford

    aiyana Crawford

    个月 前

    Lebron doesn’t want to make the playoffs

  64. Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez

    个月 前

    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

  65. Carmelo Tansengco

    Carmelo Tansengco

    个月 前

    Lebron is a spoiled brat, crybaby, snowflake. That's the bottom line.

  66. Riot Ninja

    Riot Ninja

    个月 前

    How you gonna hate from the outside of the club when you can’t even get in?

  67. Muni Math by Peter Felton

    Muni Math by Peter Felton

    个月 前

    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.

  68. Cornell Melton

    Cornell Melton

    个月 前

    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.

  69. cha sam

    cha sam

    个月 前


  70. AA-Ron717


    个月 前

    Lebron is always freaking crying boo hoo

  71. Patrick Weydemuller

    Patrick Weydemuller

    个月 前

    Lakers drop to 7th seed🤣🤣🤣🤣 Hope Lebron never wins another Chip.

  72. Papas Lozano

    Papas Lozano

    个月 前

    Bruh this tournament is dumb

  73. Salmon Ikura

    Salmon Ikura

    个月 前

    LBJ is ruining the NBA

  74. Florida Wildlife

    Florida Wildlife

    个月 前

    Lebron has an IQ of 52. So what do you expect :)

  75. AB


    个月 前

    “Nba champion, Kendrick Perkins” 😂😂😂 yea! Totally we all want a perkins jersey of his championship year lmao FOH

  76. adam burdt

    adam burdt

    个月 前

    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)

  77. O. Ade

    O. Ade

    个月 前

    This was a great segment, thanks Perk!

  78. m j

    m j

    个月 前


  79. Sharon Allen

    Sharon Allen

    个月 前

    All fun and games until you are not in the top 3

  80. John Marx

    John Marx

    个月 前

    Boo-Boo James is at it again

  81. Daniel Perez

    Daniel Perez

    个月 前

    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! 💪😎

  82. Michael Carter

    Michael Carter

    个月 前

    Make the PLAY IN permanent!

  83. Philly Sports

    Philly Sports

    个月 前

    LeBron is an idiot

  84. Joey Thompson

    Joey Thompson

    个月 前

    Lebron is done

  85. A Mitch

    A Mitch

    个月 前

    we have to stop this best of series. one and done. period. you don’t get another chance

  86. A Mitch

    A Mitch

    个月 前

    Lefirst Page James sucks all the air out of teams. AD ain’t that dude..

  87. WWJD 2021

    WWJD 2021

    个月 前

    Stephen A...enough said

  88. Rick Hernandez

    Rick Hernandez

    个月 前

    Cmon. Take a “STAB” at it.

  89. Rick Hernandez

    Rick Hernandez

    个月 前

    Fu*^ LeBron

  90. Rick Hernandez

    Rick Hernandez

    个月 前

    Fu*k LeBron

  91. Rick Hernandez

    Rick Hernandez

    个月 前

    Fu*k LeBron

  92. Edgar O

    Edgar O

    个月 前

    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 💯

  93. Cainnech Faust

    Cainnech Faust

    个月 前

    LeBron only reacted cause he’s afraid of the Warriors lmmfao wouldn’t blame him 😆



    个月 前

    Its weird but for some reason i feel like Kendrick p. Dosent have on pants with his suit 😂 😂 😂

  95. Jason Fang

    Jason Fang

    个月 前

    S.A.S said it best.

  96. Jeff Reisen

    Jeff Reisen

    个月 前

    Michael Jordan is the goat then Bill Russell

  97. Phuck Youtube

    Phuck Youtube

    个月 前

    You people do know LeBron said this last year right? Media spinning as if it was this week.

  98. Davi Clar

    Davi Clar

    个月 前

    Top four teams in both conferences should only be in the playoffs!

  99. Bxsportsagent


    个月 前

    Lebron is a diva

  100. John Doe

    John Doe

    个月 前

    SAS has a pea brain