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Draymond questioned Kevin Durant's 'commitment' to Warriors - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take break down the latest inside hearings of Golden State Warriors' stars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green...

Stephen A: Carmelo Anthony is being scapegoated | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman offer their takes on whether Carmelo Anthony should be solely to blame for the struggles of the Houston Rockets. St...

Stephen A.: LeBron is doing what he has to for the Lakers | First Take

Following LeBron James' stellar night against the Portland Trail Blazers, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron is being asked to d...

Warriors are 'worried' Durant will leave in free agency - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman tackle the tension in Golden State between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green following their late-game outburst in th...

Stephen A. Smith: Gordon Hayward is Celtics' biggest problem | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down the Celtics' 7-6 start, and how they are going to improve. Max Kellerman feels that integrating both Kyr...

Will Carmelo Anthony be the Rockets' Achilles heel? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman agree that Carmelo Anthony is a detriment to the Houston Rockets' success. Stephen A. adds that we are "watching hi...

LeBron ‘isn’t choking at the free throw line’ – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith doesn't support the idea that LeBron James is choking from the free throw line because he has always been “consistently inefficient” ...

Trade for Jimmy Butler won’t help 76ers ‘make noise’ in playoffs – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says the addition of Jimmy Butler doesn't help the Philadelphia 76ers' playoff outlook if Ben Simmons doesn't develop a 3-point shot.

Stephen A.: JR Smith's Finals Game 1 play ruined his future in the NBA | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith's emotional nature and how his future in the NBA is being severely affected by his goo...

Lakers should trade Brandon Ingram – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith isn't on board with Magic Johnson's belief in Brandon Ingram and calls for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade the former No. 2 pick for ...

Stephen A. gives his top 5 teams Kevin Durant should go to in free agency | First Take

Stephen A. Smith lists the top five destinations for Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent at the end of this seas...

Steph Curry is Stephen A.'s early NBA MVP | First Take

Stephen A. Smith names Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry as his early NBA MVP pick. Max Kellerman points to Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis ...

LeBron James, Lakers need Klay Thompson to compete in Western Conference - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Klay Thompson's shooting is just what LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers need, even though Thompson will likely be re-signe...

Jimmy Butler’s reputation is a ‘locker room cancer’ - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith debate Jimmy Butler's reputation as a “locker room cancer” after Butler was officially introduced with the Philadel...

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 ...

Steph Curry’s 2019 MVP chances are ‘slim’ – Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Golden State Warriors' superstar Steph Curry dropped 51 points and canned 11 three-pointers in just three quarters as the Dubs routed the Washington W...

'The 76ers are a disappointment' - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Philadelphia 76ers have not made any major offseason improvements and that's the main reason why they are a disappointment.

LeBron doesn’t want blame if Luke Walton gets fired- Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A Smith and Max Kellerman break down if Magic Johnson will consider moving on from Luke Walton as Los Angeles Lakers head coach even though .....

Will Zion Williamson be able to transcend LeBron James? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman gush over Duke freshman Zion Williamson's strengths and discuss whether he has the ability to transcend...

LeBron James would not be this great if he played against Michael Jordan - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James would not be on the "Mount Rushmore of basketball" or become a superstar if he was in the NBA during the same era a...

Jimmy Bulter should've been already traded from the Timberwolves - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says that even if Minnesota Timberwolves SG Jimmy Butler is everything a coach wants out of a player, he should have been already traded...

Is Jayson Tatum or Donovan Mitchell’s second-year decline more concerning? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman are willing to give the Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum a pass for his early season struggles but see signs for...

Stephen A. won’t blame Draymond Green if Kevin Durant leaves Warriors | First Take

Stephen A. Smith views Kevin Durant possible departure from the Golden State Warriors as strictly a business move and wouldn't assign any blame Draymo...

Wizards are a 'disgrace,' an 'abomination' and need to blow it up - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman are critical of the Washington Wizards start to the season and say the team needs to start over. Both First Take pa...