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Lakers facing the most pressure for rest of season – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith emphasizes that the Los Angeles Lakers are facing the most pressure for the rest of the 2018-19 NBA season because they need to prove...

Was the 2019 All-Star Weekend good for the NBA? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith really enjoyed the festivities at 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, citing he really enjoyed the Skills Competition, the 3-point Contest and...

NBA stars want to beat LeBron, not play with him – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith doesn't think big-name 2019 NBA free agents will want to join LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers because they would rather beat h...

Jayson Tatum not Kyrie Irving will drive the Celtics' NBA playoff run - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim of First Take debate who will be the driving force behind the Boston Celtics' postseason run. Kellerma...

LeBron James deserves extra credit if Lakers make 2019 NBA playoffs – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman would give LeBron James extra credit if the Los Angeles Lakers make the 2019 NBA playoffs because he would have taken a team with no oth...

Stephen A. to Magic Johnson: Drafting Lonzo Ball was a mistake | First Take

Stephen A. Smith reports that Magic Johnson has taken personal responsibility for every basketball decision made during his tenure with the Los Angele...

LeBron James lacks Michael Jordan’s 'assassin' mentality – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith puts LeBron James among his top 3 NBA players of all time but he can't put him ahead of Michael Jordan because LeBron developed his ....

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...

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...

Isiah Thomas laughs at Stephen A. for getting called out by Magic Johnson | First Take

Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas joins the First Take crew and shares a laugh at the expense of Stephen A. Smith, who left Magic Johnson off his St...

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...

'Antonio Brown is melting down' - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Damien Woody and Molly Qerim of First Take break down how Antonio Brown's outspoken displeasure with the Pittsburgh ....

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...

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: ...

Mike Conley ‘relieved’ not to be traded by the Grizzlies | First Take

Mike Conley joins First Take and explains how relieved he felt not to be dealt by the Memphis Grizzlies before the NBA trade deadline. ✓ Subscribe to ...

Is LeBron’s first year with the Lakers already a disappointment? | First Take

Will Cain and Max Kellerman discuss whether LeBron James' time with the Los Angeles Lakers has been a disappointment so far. ✓ Subscribe to NBA on ESP...

Kyrie Irving is not the problem with the Celtics – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith calls out NBA fans for blaming Kyrie Irving for the Boston Celtics' struggles this season. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ...

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...

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...

Are the 76ers a true threat to win the East? | First Take

Max Kellerman and Will Cain debate whether it's time to "pump the breaks" on the Philadelphia 76ers being a true contender to win the Eastern Conferen...

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...

Michael Jordan rounds out Stephen A's all-time All-Star list l First Take

Stephen A. Smith of First Take reveals his all-time NBA All-Stars list which includes Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Curry and ...

De’Aaron Fox on the Warriors: Any team can be beaten | First Take

De'Aaron Fox joins First Take and talks about Los Angeles Lakers PG Lonzo Ball being drafted ahead of him and the Sacramento Kings' chances against th...

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...