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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...

Damian Lillard frustrated by Warriors' traps and double teams - Rachel Nichols | SC with SVP

Rachel Nichols joins Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to lay out all that's going right for Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors while also deta...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

Deontay Wilder shouldn't be punished for his 'gladiator's mentality' - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman does not see a reason to punish Deontay Wilder for his harsh comments, but understands that some may find the remarks distasteful leadin...

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...

‘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...

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...

Patrick Peterson's PED suspension could hurt his Hall of Fame chances - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman argues that Patrick Peterson's Pro Football Hall of Fame chances may be hurt by his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's ...

LeBron is probably thinking ‘What the hell did I get myself into?’ – Matt Barnes | First Take

Matt Barnes weighs in on the drama in Los Angeles after the Lakers hired Frank Vogel as head coach after a highly publicized coaching search. #FirstTa...

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...

This is why the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. - Will Cain on OBJ skipping Browns OTAs | First Take

Will Cain, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Odell Beckham Jr. skipping Day 2 of Cleveland Browns voluntary OTAs. Cain says this decision by...

‘I’m not going to disrespect Dame Time like that’ – Stephen A. takes Warriors in 6 | First Take

Stephen A. Smith takes exception to Damon Jones claiming the Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers series is over after Game 1. #FirstTake ...

Fat Joe and Stephen A. vent their frustrations about the Knicks losing out on Zion | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Fat Joe let loose on the New York Knicks' recent struggles, spotlighted by their lost hopes of selecting Zion Williamson in the 2...

The Pelicans should offer Anthony Davis a max deal, then build around Zion - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith suggests that the New Orleans Pelicans offer Anthony Davis a max contract, knowing that Davis will not stay to make it known that he ...

Giannis is going to be in ‘attack mode’ against Kawhi, Raptors in Game 1 - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is banking on Giannis Antetokounmpo to come up big in Game 1 of the 2019 Eastern Conference finals and outduel the Toronto Raptors' ....

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...

Adam Gase has done nothing in the NFL to be 'pulling power moves' - Louis Riddick | First Take

Louis Riddick calls out New York Jets head coach Adam Gase's limited NFL track record, saying he does not deserve to pull power moves like firing long...

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.

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...