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LeBron and the Lakers are officially done, front office changes to come - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' season is finished after a crucial loss to the ...

Trading LeBron would be 'utterly ridiculous' for Lakers - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Jeff Van Gundy's comments that the Los Angeles Lakers should explore trading LeBron James in the offseason...

Walt Frazier calling out LeBron proves the Lakers have chemistry issues - Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Walt "Clyde" Frazier "didn't know what the hell he was talking about" after calling out LeBron James for not caring in the Los A...

LeBron James is the Lakers' biggest problem – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith doesn't consider LeBron James the best player in the league from this point forward. Stephen A. anticipated some of the Los Angeles L...

Nets are beating the Lakers & Knicks as the top free agency destination – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman are all in on D'Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets. The trio discuss how the Nets are one of the most...

LeBron saying young Lakers have 'unfair expectations' worse than an excuse - Stephen A. | First Take

Max Kellerman of First Take reacts to LeBron James' comments that the younger Los Angeles Lakers are dealing with unfair expectations, saying LeBron i...

LeBron’s legacy will take a hit if the Lakers don’t make the playoffs – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James' legacy will take a hit if the Los Angeles Lakers fail to make the 2019 NBA playoffs. Max Kellerman doesn't think t...

Chaos at every turn for LeBron and the Lakers – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith of First Take looks into the latest loss for the Los Angeles Lakers after their game vs. the Denver Nuggets, expresses how bad Rajon ...

Does LeBron regret joining the Lakers? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron James regrets joining the Los Angeles Lakers. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ...

LeBron won’t be a Lakers legend because he won’t win a title in L.A. – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James won't become a Lakers legend because he won't deliver a championship to Los Angeles. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on ...

LeBron, Lakers aren’t making the playoffs – Jalen Rose | First Take

Jalen Rose dismisses LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' chances of making the playoffs this season after the Lakers lost to the Atlanta Hawks 11...

Klay Thompson is key to LeBron’s quest for a Lakers championship – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith marvels at Klay Thompson's shooting prowess and breaks down how Klay could potentially elevate Los Angeles' championship odds ...

Outside of LeBron, who on the Lakers roster is worth keeping? – Stephen A. | Get Up!

Stephen A. Smith doesn't think too much about Jeanie Buss' comments on the Anthony Davis trade rumors and all the struggles the Los Angeles Lakers hav...

Despite LeBron's best efforts, the Lakers have no identity - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take react to LeBron James' public frustration with the Los Angeles Lakers' lack of experience and urgency...

How Lakers can trade for Anthony Davis | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down potential trade scenarios where the New Orleans Pelicans would deal their 5-time NBA All-Star Anthony Da...

Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for anothe...

Lakers are 'doomed to get swept' if they make the NBA playoffs - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim of First Take assess the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff hopes following their loss to the Memphis Grizzli...

Lakers vs. Rockets isn’t proof LeBron can carry LA to the playoffs – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith dismisses the Los Angeles Lakers' narrow 111-106 win over the Houston Rockets as proof that the Lakers can make a run for the postsea...

Rajon Rondo is a key piece for Lakers' playoffs hopes – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith really likes what he saw from Rajon Rondo in Thursday's win vs. the Boston Celtics, saying that he could be extremely important in a ...

Lakers with Paul George would been 'destined' for conference finals - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Los Angeles Lakers would have been "destined" for the Western Conference finals if they had Paul George on the team. ✓ Subsc...

LeBron more likely to win an Emmy than an NBA title with the Lakers – Jalen Rose | First Take

Jalen Rose interprets LeBron James' comments about “having nothing left to prove” as a sign that LeBron is taking the pressure off of himself to win a...

Stephen A., Jalen disagree on who's better: Lakers or Nuggets | Get Up!

Stephen A. Smith and Jalen Rose debate where LeBron James and the young Los Angeles Lakers will end up at the end of the season in comparison with the...

Carmelo Anthony should go to Lakers, Heat or just retire - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate Carmelo Anthony's next move after parting ways with the Houston Rockets. Stephen A. and Max suggests joining...

Lakers should explore using Brandon Ingram at PG - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down how the Los Angeles Lakers used improved defense and Brandon Ingram at point guard to beat the ...