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James Harden isn't worthy of 1st team All-NBA - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith disagree on whether James Harden deserves a spot on the 2018-19 All-NBA first team. Max says Harden's postseason .....

Blame Giannis if the Bucks can't beat the Raptors, reach NBA Finals - Richard Jefferson | First Take

Richard Jefferson says Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves to be criticized if he fails to "dominate" the Toronto Raptors and advance to the 2019 NBA Final...

‘I’m stunned, I thought it was over after Game 1’ – Stephen A. on Bucks vs. Raptors | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is in disbelief after the Toronto Raptors protected home court from the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. #FirstTake ...

Stephen A. Smith "STRONG REACT" James Harden doesn't deserve All-NBA first team | ESPN First Take

Stephen A. Smith "STRONG REACT" James Harden doesn't deserve All-NBA first team | ESPN First Take.

Draymond Green's stellar play doesn't devalue KD - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith claims Draymond Green's triple-double in Game 4 of the 2019 Western Conference finals doesn't devalue Kevin Durant's worth for the Go...

Steph, Draymond revolutionized the NBA, KD is a luxury for the Warriors – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman reacts to Kawhi Leonard's Game 3 heroics against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. #FirstTake ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on ...

Steph Curry doesn't deserve an All-NBA 1st team spot as much as Harden - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith reminds Max Kellerman that voting for the 2018-19 All-NBA first team is solely based on the regular season, so James Harden deserves ...

Stop whining about Drake and invite him to Milwaukee! - Stephen A. | Get Up!

Stephen A. Smith has no problem with Drake's on-court antics in Toronto, and says Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer's issue with the Raptors...

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 ....

Magic Johnson says Lakers GM was ‘backstabbing’, Luke Walton firing was the final straw | First Take

Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton, but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him and identifies Lakers GM R...

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...

Having Kevin Durant is the only way the Warriors will beat the Bucks – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith states a "point of fact" that the Golden State Warriors will not beat the Milwaukee Bucks if Kevin Durant does not play in the NBA Fi...

Kawhi is ‘sitting on the Iron Throne right now’ – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman reacts to Kawhi Leonard's Game 3 heroics against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. #FirstTake ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on ...

Magic laughs at the idea of the Lakers trading LeBron | First Take

Magic Johnson dismisses rumors about Los Angeles looking to trade LeBron James and explains how LeBron mentored Lonzo Ball when he joined the Lakers.

Rob Pelinka was saddened by Magic Johnson's First Take comments | NBA Press Conference

Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka introduces new head coach Frank Vogel and takes the time to respond to the comments Magic Johnson made on First ...

‘I wouldn’t change anything’ – Magic on failed Anthony Davis trade | First Take

Magic Johnson opens up about the Los Angeles Lakers' trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis leading up to the 2019 NBA trade dead...

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...

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...

I’d love to buy the Lakers – Magic Johnson | First Take

Magic Johnson says he would ask Jeanie Buss to sell him the Los Angeles Lakers franchise if it were up for sale and talks about the possibility of Kob...

Magic Johnson First Take interview reaction: Scottie Pippen on what it means for Lakers | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Scottie Pippen react to Magic Johnson's interview with Stephen A. Smith and others on First Take, in which he call...

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...

The 76ers want the Bucks – Stephen A. on the Eastern Conference finals | First Take

Stephen A. Smith claims the Philadelphia 76ers are craving a potential Eastern Conference finals matchup vs. the Milwaukee Bucks if they advance past ...

‘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...

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...