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Kevin Durant's injury could wind up benefiting the Warriors' future - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman argues that Kevin Durant's injury might eventually benefit the Golden State Warriors if his strained calf turns out to be more severe th...

Damian Lillard tried to ‘pull a Steph Curry,' Warriors will win in 5 games – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Damian Lillard's 4th-quarter execution against the Golden State Warriors was a focal point in the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 2...

‘What can go wrong, will go wrong’ – Stephen A. reacts to the Knicks losing out on Zion | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains his roller-coaster ride of emotions the moment he witnessed the New York Knicks receiving the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019...

Kawhi is not as clutch as Kobe – Matt Barnes | First Take

Matt Barnes disagrees with Max Kellerman's take on Kawhi Leonard being more clutch than Kobe Bryant. #FirstTake ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ...

The Greek Freak will rule the East with LeBron on the Lakers – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith react to Giannis Antetokounmpo opening up to the media about what LeBron James' absence in the Eastern Conference ....

The Raptors don’t have enough firepower to beat the Bucks – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is ready to call the series after the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. (5:23) Max...

Steph and Klay are a nightmare for Dame and CJ – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith picks the Golden State Warriors to beat the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals because Steph Curry and Klay Thom...

If KD is out, the Rockets have no excuse to lose to the Warriors! - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says James Harden and the Houston Rockets hold every edge to come back from a 3-2 deficit vs. the Golden State Warriors if Kevin Dura...

Kawhi is the best, most clutch basketball player on Earth right now – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman gloats after Kawhi Leonard's historic buzzer-beater sinks the Philadelphia 76ers and calls him the best and most clutch player on Earth.

Kawhi is the more attractive free agent than Kevin Durant this summer - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman is convinced that Kawhi Leonard's stellar performances in the 2019 NBA playoffs make him a more prominent signing than Kevin Durant in f...

Zion Williamson shouldn't play for the Pelicans if he doesn't want to - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says if Zion Williamson is disinterested in representing the New Orleans Pelicans, he has every right to inform David Griffin he want...

People forget how talented the Splash Brothers are – Matt Barnes | First Take

Matt Barnes defends Steph Curry and Klay Thompson's ability to lead the Golden State Warriors to victory against the Portland Trail Blazers without Ke...

I'll carry his bags, clean up his locker! - Stephen A. begs for KD to join the Knicks | First Take

Stephen A. Smith gives his best sales-pitch for Kevin Durant to join the New York Knicks this summer after hopes of selecting Zion Williamson with the...

Kawhi is better than Kobe under pressure - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman breaks down why Kawhi Leonard is better under pressure than Kobe Bryant much to the dismay of Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams.

Kyrie 'blew it' vs. the Bucks and was a bad leader for the Celtics - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman blames Kyrie Irving's poor leadership for the Boston Celtics' series loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. #...

The Knicks are more stable than the Lakers, AD would be better off in NY – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the instability within the Los Angeles Lakers' front office makes the New York Knicks a better fit for Anthony Davis if he is tr...

Lillard, McCollum aren’t scared to go down 0-1 to the Warriors – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Game 1 isn't a must-win for the Portland Trail Blazers as he expects Portland to bounce back if they lose to the Golden State Warri...

'Where the hell are you Chris Paul?' - Stephen A. rants about CP3's Game 5 performance | First Take

Stephen A. Smith sounds off on Chris Paul's performance vs. the Golden State Warriors in the Houston Rockets' Game 5 loss, but Max Kellerman puts more...

‘James, why do you make me do this?’ – Max blames Harden for Rockets’ loss to Warriors | First Take

Max Kellerman regrettably breaks down how James Harden failed the Houston Rockets against the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 Western Conference ...

The LeBron-Ben Simmons trade rumors need to stop! - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith would love to see LeBron James in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, but shuts down any rumors that LeBron is going to be traded from the ...

Max enlists mathematics to prove Warriors are still favorites vs. Rockets without KD | First Take

Much to Stephen A. Smith's dismay, Max Kellerman enlists mathematics and analytics to prove the Golden State Warriors are still favorites to win the W...

Stephen A. warns the 76ers against trading Joel Embiid | First Take

Stephen A. Smith warns the Philadelphia 76ers about trading Joel Embiid in case he is healthier for a different team, while Max Kellerman says the Six...

'I'm praying' the 76ers win Game 7, but I don't trust them vs. the Raptors - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith wants to believe the Philadelphia 76ers could win Game 7 vs. the Toronto Raptors, but admits Jimmy Butler and company cannot be trust...

Gordon Hayward disrupted the Celtics' entire season - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith isn't happy with Kyrie Irving's performance against the Milwaukee Bucks, but blames head coach Brad Stevens and Celtics GM/president ...