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Expectations low for Carmelo Anthony because he’s past his prime - Stephen A. | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith debate which NBA players are under the most pressure this season. Stephen A. Smith dismisses Carmelo Anthony from ....

Stephen A.'s top 5 NBA storylines: LeBron, Carmelo's redemption, Joel Embiid MVP? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is interested to see if LeBron James can take his young Los Angeles Lakers squad to the playoffs, how Carmelo Anthony will fare with ...

'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.

Stephen A. lists the ways Celtics could ‘screw up’ dethroning the Warriors | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the ways the Boston Celtics could falter this season and fail to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as NBA champions.

Celtics, Raptors are 'real threats' to Warriors to win NBA championship - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says the Philadelphia 76ers have weapons to be successful, but the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors are too strong for the Sixers to h...

How Lakers can trade for Anthony Davis | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down potential trade scenarios where the New Orleans Pelicans would deal their 5-time NBA All-Star Anthony Da...

Stephen A.: Butler questions the heart of Towns and Wiggins | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman dive into the reasons why Jimmy Butler wants to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves, including questioning head coach ...

Stephen A. standing by LeBron, Lakers making Western Conference finals | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith stands by his position that the Los Angeles Lakers will make it to the Western Conference finals this season unless the Golden State ...

Klay Thompson would be a better fit for the Lakers than Anthony Davis - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says that if the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Klay Thompson, they would have a better chance to beat the Golden State Warriors and win...

Stephen A.: Celtics can beat Warriors if they get Game 7 in Boston | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says he believes the Boston Celtics can beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, adding that whoever has home court advantag...

Stephen A., Max weigh chances of Jimmy Butler going to Rockets | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith has no issue with the Houston Rockets going after Jimmy Butler, but prefers Butler landing with the Philadelphia 76ers. Max Kellerman...

Celtics decision on Kyrie Irving contract splits Max Kellerman, Will Cain & Stephen A. | First Take

Max Kellerman shows no hesitation when saying the Boston Celtics should pay up to keep Kyrie Irving. Will Cain does not agree due to Uncle Drew's inju...

Stephen A.: 'You've got to be crazy' to think anyone can surpass Kevin Durant | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman get fired up breaking down the possible candidates that could eclipse Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant as a ...

Max sees LeBron’s reign as king of the NBA coming to an end | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate how much longer Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James can hold off the Golden State Warriors star Kevin Duran...

Kevin Durant's comments show 'just how dangerous Warriors are' - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Kevin Durant's comments on how there will be close games during NBA regular season show "just how dangerous the Warriors are.

Kawhi Leonard wouldn’t mesh with LeBron on the Lakers – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate which players would be best to pair with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers including Kawhi Leonard, ...

Is Carmelo Anthony's legacy on the line in Houston? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the 2018-19 expectations of Houston Rockets veteran forward Carmelo Anthony and his new role alongside NBA ....

Stephen A.: Jimmy Butler hurt his trade value with heated Wolves' practice | First Take

ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowskij reported that Jimmy Butler engaged in shouting matches with head coach Tom Thibodeau, teammates Karl-Anthony ...

Stephen A., Max Kellerman debate Jimmy Butler trade partners | First Take | ESPN

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has reportedly expressed interest in being traded to the New York Knicks, LA Clippers, and Brooklyn. Stephen...

Which NBA player is under the most pressure this season? | First Take 10/16/18

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Stephen A. disagrees with Paul George’s comment that the NBA needs super teams | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate Paul George's comment that the Golden State Warriors can only be dethroned by another super team. ✓ Subscrib...

Stephen A. would choose Klay Thompson over Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant | Fist Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith would choose Klay Thompson over Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant as LeBron James' teammate for the Los Angeles Lakers next season.