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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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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’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...

Kobe 'doesn't care' about the NBA GOAT debate - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Kobe Bryant's exclusive sit down with Mike Greenberg on the current state of the Los Angeles Lakers and mo...

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...

The young Lakers aren’t following LeBron anymore – Seth Greenberg | Get Up!

Seth Greenberg sounds off on LeBron James' failures in his first year as the leader for the Los Angeles Lakers. Damon Jones comes to LeBron's defense ...

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 ...

Kobe feels LeBron will not be loved by Lakers fans until he gets a ring – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith reacts to Kobe Bryant's interview with Mike Greenberg on ESPN's Get Up! and explains how Kobe is holding LeBron James accountable for...

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...

Calm down Lakers fans, LeBron made you relevant again! – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman is in favor of the Lakers restricting LeBron James' minutes for the rest of the season since Los Angeles' 2019 NBA playoffs hopes are go...

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...

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 will fire Luke Walton after failed playoff push – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Los Angeles Lakers will look to fire Luke Walton after a failed season with LeBron James and says Walton is being considered...

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 ...

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...

Lakers or Celtics: Who is the bigger mess? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Los Angeles Lakers are more dysfunctional, because they have had problems from the top of the organization to the bottom.

Lakers and Knicks will struggle to get Anthony Davis –Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Jalen Rose react to the news that New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis is requesting a trade. Stephen A. ...

Stephen A. praying the Lakers land Anthony Davis | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says he is truly praying the Los Angeles Lakers land Anthony Davis because LeBron James didn't go to L.A. to be there my himself with...