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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...

LeBron James doesn't have the 'clutch gene' like Jordan or Kobe - Scottie Pippen | First Take

Scottie Pippen joins Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman at the First Take debate desk to discuss why it is not fair to compare LeBron James and Michae...

LeBron would be a better NBA team owner than Michael Jordan – Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith points out how LeBron James could learn from Michael Jordan's mistakes as an NBA team owner, but Max Kellerman scoffs at the idea tha...

It's insulting to compare any player to LeBron James - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman, Richard Jefferson, Will Cain and Molly Qerim of First Take explain who they would select with their first pick to build an NBA Champion...

Tobias Harris makes the 76ers the best team in the East - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman likes the way the Philadelphia 76ers are coming together after the addition of Tobias Harris because now they've surrounded Ben Simmons ...

The NBA is investigating the Lakers for possible tampering with Ben Simmons | First Take

Will Cain and Max Kellerman debate whether the NBA investigation into the Los Angeles Lakers for potential tampering with 76ers guard Ben Simmons show...

Anthony Davis botched his trade demand to the Pelicans – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith blames Anthony Davis and Rich Paul for botching the trade request from the New Orleans Pelicans. Max Kellerman blames the New Orleans...

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: ...

Celtics cannot win the NBA championship without Kyrie Irving - Richard Jefferson | First Take

Max Kellerman, Will Cain and Richardson Jefferson debate on First Take whether the Boston Celtics are better with or without Kyrie Irving as they tryi...

Markelle Fultz is on the verge of being the biggest NBA draft bust – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why Markelle Fultz's trade from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic is an opportunity for the No. 1 pick to prove he...

Have the Pelicans decreased NBA's interest in Anthony Davis trades? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take question if NBA teams are as interested in Anthony Davis as the media makes it seem. Stephen A. says ...

The NBA is against schemes of LeBron James and Rich Paul – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Anthony Davis going to the Los Angeles Lakers is unlikely because the league doesn't want to see LeBron James' agent Rich Paul h...

Bucks, Raptors, Celtics, or 76ers? Which is the East's best after deadline trades? | First Take

Tom Thibodeau joins First Take to break down the NBA Eastern Conference after the 2019 trade deadline, saying that the Milwaukee Bucks are the best te...

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 ...

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...

The Clippers won the Tobias Harris trade with the 76ers – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down why the LA Clippers got the better end of the deal in the six-player blockbuster trade that sent Tobias Harris to the Phi...

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. ...

There is a chance Kyrie Irving leaves Boston in the offseason – Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman agree that the Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge must go all in to keep Kyrie Irving in the summer. However, if Ainge t...

Not signing Kevin Durant would be a complete failure for the Knicks - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman of First Take takes a shot at New York Knicks owner James Dolan, suggesting that if the New York Knicks do not sign Kevin Durant this of...

No way I’m trading Joel Embiid for Anthony Davis – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says there is no way he would trade Joel Embiid for Anthony Davis because of Embiid's numbers and his personality, which puts people ...

Stephen A. & Max mock draft LeBron's and Giannis' picks for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman have their own mock draft for who Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo ...

Warriors’ only competition in the NBA is the Celtics and Raptors – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A.Smith states his case that the only competition the Golden State Warriors will face this season is from the Boston Celtics and Toronto Rapto...

The Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis is ‘utter nonsense’ - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman lambastes the New York Knicks for trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, saying they now have no choice but to sign two mar...

Stephen A. to Russell Westbrook: 'Stop taking those shots' | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether there should be a cause for concern over Russell Westbrook's shooting woes and if the Oklahoma City ...