Stephen A. refuses to be labeled as a 'LeBron hater' | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith pleads with Kendrick Perkins to stop calling him a hater while debating LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan.
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  • Ppl say Kareem is they goat so...I’m truly done with this goat debate bs

    LifeTimeKieLifeTimeKie2 päivää sitten
  • 6 losses in the FINALS is not that bad, So LeBron been 1st or second honor 10× on his career(58%)wow

    J LJ L3 päivää sitten
  • I feel bad for lebron he just got Kendrick Perkins on his side. Haha

    PH Local TrailsPH Local Trails4 päivää sitten
  • They're all great in my eyes. MJ had Love for Kobe. Kobe had love for LeBron. They all have love for each others game.

    Black SonBlack Son5 päivää sitten
  • Lebrun from him james baby 😎

    Tomorrow’s TeacherTomorrow’s Teacher7 päivää sitten
  • I have a question and can somebody comment under it plz what will Jordan fans like skip say if lebron gets 6 rings

    Urr TrashhhUrr Trashhh8 päivää sitten
  • Fire Kendrick Perkins

    Brandon PurdyBrandon Purdy16 päivää sitten
  • LeWoke is the GOAT of destroying the NBA. Good luck with your ratings next year, can't wait to see the pay cuts and ultimate bankruptcy.

    Jobu_CerranoJobu_Cerrano17 päivää sitten
  • Kendrick Perkins, you have to understand that the only reason that Stephen A Smith said that LeBron James will never pass Michael Jordan is because LeBron James won't give him the time of day.

    Michael JacksonMichael Jackson18 päivää sitten
  • When you are a bench player, thats the time you just keep talking and talking without knowing who the real GOAT really is.

    Roldan SiaRoldan Sia18 päivää sitten
  • Not a pro and don't know the numbers but were there other superteams like GS from when Jordan had those championships? Legitimately asking.

    Jay-R YacapJay-R Yacap22 päivää sitten
  • this guy is as delusional as Lebron James is...what Perkins doesn't understand is the LBJ is (A) goat and Michael Jordan is (THE) Goat...Period..and whats with the Anger and Hate that Perkins possesses..if thats his natural personality then he should not be on the air its overly incendiary.

    Ary MunozAry Munoz22 päivää sitten
  • Jordan was in a wash era

    Red KingRed King23 päivää sitten
  • Many times i've listened to SAS speak like a true LBJ hater but he just refuses to admit it. As an example of what i'm saying .....recently when comparing LBJ & KD he said that when LBJ beat KD in the 2012 finals it was bec OKC then were "puppies".... mind you SAS, in the 2012 playoffs, OKC beat the Spurs in the WCF (either 4-2 or 4-1), & at that time Spurs were already a 4 TIME CHAMPION team winning in 1999, 2003,2005 & 2007 !!!! This is only 1 incident out of several others etc.... So Mr SAS, stop w/ all your HYPOCRISY bec KP had a point in saying what he said !!!!!!

    renato locsinrenato locsin24 päivää sitten
  • Shut up Perkins no one wants to be like James it doesn’t have the same ring to it!

    Anthony MilneAnthony Milne24 päivää sitten
  • Nobody wants to mimic leflop

    BitsBlitzBitsBlitz26 päivää sitten
  • Read the comments perkins.

    BitsBlitzBitsBlitz26 päivää sitten
  • Never a dull moment with Stephen A.

    Peter MavronicolasPeter Mavronicolas26 päivää sitten
  • Mj was not a better defender. Y’all gotta stop.

    Nate LewisNate Lewis27 päivää sitten
  • Stephen A is an old head case dismissed

    Dylan MDDylan MD27 päivää sitten
  • King James!!!!!

    Lace NikksLace Nikks28 päivää sitten
  • You are a hater because you hold Lebron to a different standard. Losing in the Finals being worse than losing to the Pistons in the first round... please that's nonsense

    David TummDavid Tumm28 päivää sitten
  • "they act like two legends cannot coexist" - Jcole

    ching hoching ho28 päivää sitten
  • I cant stand Stephen A.

    xxSHOCK WAVExxxxSHOCK WAVExx28 päivää sitten
  • Stephen A. is right 👍😎

    angelo crisostomoangelo crisostomo28 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍🔥🔥🔥😎😎😎

    angelo crisostomoangelo crisostomo28 päivää sitten
  • MJ is no.1 conversations is over

    Mega VirusMega Virus28 päivää sitten
  • Perkins may have the lowest IQ of any person on TV and that’s a pretty big achievement

    Larita LanieLarita Lanie28 päivää sitten
  • LBJ = GOAT

    Brandon mortkaBrandon mortka28 päivää sitten
  • Perkins riding hype of James like a clown

    Mark OmbrogMark Ombrog28 päivää sitten
  • LeStephen a LeBald hater?

    Linda LegLinda Leg29 päivää sitten
  • Lebron averaged more points , assists,and rebounds his last 3 losses in the finals then Jordan's last 3 wins in the finals. So numbers don't lie. Bron is better!!!!

    Brian GlasserBrian Glasser29 päivää sitten
  • This argument is Blasphemous. If you really think LeBron is better than MJ, you just didn't get to witness or you're lost. Call a Doctor. (And I respect LeBron, am a fan and think he's one of the greatest ever).

    Shawn MilazzoShawn MilazzoUukausi sitten
  • HAHAHAHA Espn funds them to do this? This is entertainment!

    Erick HowErick HowUukausi sitten
  • “I don’t have to remind you of my position”...... rattles off his entire position

    John BordeauxJohn BordeauxUukausi sitten
  • “We will NEVER see someone mimic Lebron” uhhhh honestly give Ben Simmons a bit of a better jumper and that’s young Lebron part 2 frfr

    John BordeauxJohn BordeauxUukausi sitten
    • @tremon burrell how so? Simmons has the size, the passing ability, a better handle, (than young Lebron I mean, not prime) and elite defense. He doesn’t always look to score and gets others involved. When Embiid was out he had that team rolling with the way he shared the ball and drove to the bucket. Add a better jumper and a bit of a more aggressive scoring mindset and idk how you can’t compare that to a 1st time Cleveland Lebron type player.

      John BordeauxJohn Bordeaux28 päivää sitten
    • Not true lol

      tremon burrelltremon burrell28 päivää sitten
  • Remember. LeBron wears Michael's number. LeBron is remaking Michael's movie. Mimmick that Perk!!

    Mr. DbldbluMr. DbldbluUukausi sitten
  • LeBron is an incredible talent. He really is amazing. But I must say this. He is no MJ. Period. Jordan led the league in scoring and won the defensive player of the year in one season. You can't do that on PlayStation. LeBron hasn't won DPOY. Lastly, I have never seen people celebrate losing the way that they celebrate losing with LeBron. 6 finals losses. Period. MJ never lost in the finals. LBJ can NEVER top perfection. Plus the awful showing against Dallas. MJ's the goat. It ain't even close. Not one, but 2 three seats. Unheard of. None reaching game 7. MJ all day.

    Mr. DbldbluMr. DbldbluUukausi sitten
  • Steven A is definitely the #2 LeBron hater behind the greatest hater of all in SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP Bayless

    Jamarek ApparelJamarek ApparelUukausi sitten
  • Two students sat for their final exams each year , one did his 6 times and 6 times he had the highest scores so he was rewarded six times with rings; The other student took his final exams 10 times and passed his exams 4 times. Well they both did their best and were appreciated. Here is the twist the one that passed his exams 4 times thinks he is better than the 6 times, 6 passed exams. 😂🤣 are you kidding us LJ ?

    Smart AbbeySmart AbbeyUukausi sitten
  • Why is Molly on this show still

    AfroThunder GFuzAfroThunder GFuzUukausi sitten
  • Listen Bron is at the table but Jordan is at the head of the table. They both gonna eat but... Bron has to wait for Jordan to serve the food and when Jordan makes the move to eat, only then shall Bron proceed after Jordan has started to eat. Jordan is the Omega Alpha at the table. hey Bron is crazy nice but Jordan is the illest!

    kwame powellkwame powellUukausi sitten
  • All have seemed to forgotten the greatest player ever whom is Wilt Chamberlain. They speak of Michael and Lebron as greatness? They're not even in a little bit. However, Wilt Chamberlain's greatness was so great that the NBA,,, the freakin NBA itself CHANGED the game of basketball to STOP his greatness! Now,, think about that for a moment. Michael and Lebron are great players, however, to label either of them the G.O.A.T over Wilt Chamberlain or even Bill Russel (with 11 Championships) is pure ignorance😕

    SergeantRich-CutzSergeantRich-CutzUukausi sitten
  • Well if that’s the case from what I’ve seen when someone mimics someone it means there great! No one mimics Lebron because he’s not a leader this man have been in the league for 17yrs MJ took 3yrs off came back and won 3 more. Like what they say what lebron took a decade to mature into MJ came in the LEAGUE with

    Julie Santa ElenaJulie Santa ElenaUukausi sitten
  • Why give this man air time. James is awesome, but not the Goat by Far. James and all America in a way, Worships Jordan. Jordan 3 peated twice. And you NEVER, NEVER,NEVER self proclaim to be the greatest of all time. LeBron isn't even top 10 for me. When its all said and done, it's about championship Rings. Would you like best defender, scoring, rebounds, assist, maps, dunks, or a Ring? So it's always about Rings. Mike 6- James 4. Until James gets 7 shut up.Even if he gets 6 rings he still not the Goat.

    Joey JacobJoey JacobUukausi sitten
  • LeBron is the Goat

    Kendzz 23Kendzz 23Uukausi sitten
  • Hi

  • Man the game is weak now plus the men back then were men , lebron would not be able to handle that pressure back then maybe speed but the physically would get worn down

    W GW GUukausi sitten
  • Is lebron James Kendrick Perkins’ lover or something. Bro going hard for him

    Markel GMarkel GUukausi sitten
  • TBH if you check the stats LeBron is more efficient in offense. In 1984 there was only 23 teams and now is 30, so to win a champion these years is much more difficult then 30years ago. Never lose the finals doesn't means anything, it could only means in other years he can't bring his team to final. MJ's greatness is because of his 6 FMVP 5MVP and DPOY these award makes him the G.O.A.T.

    Sam ChangSam ChangUukausi sitten
  • MJ never played with a dominant big man nor did he go searching for other superstars to pair up with. He never lost a finals against tougher competition. He won the NBA finals three straight years TWICE in between a two year retirement and he was the finals MVP in each one. Moreover, I don't recall that Jordan ever referred to himself as the best player in the world much less as the GOAT. He didn't have to. The world and the players that witnessed his phenomenal talents knew he was the best. He wasn't bigger and stronger than other players, he just routinely posterized bigger and stronger players.

    Pablo RoblesPablo RoblesUukausi sitten
  • Look at the teams LeBron James dragged to the finals. Also look at the teams LeBron James has faced. MJ never faced teams like the Warriors like LeBron did and had to do 4 TIMES! And one of those times Love/Irving we’re out and 2 times the warriors had KD. And LeBron came back from 3-1 to beat a 73-9 Warriors teams that had 2 HOFs and the best shooting backcourt in NBA history. Also they prop up MJ awards when he didn’t win rings yet tear down Bron for winning those awards and losing in the FINALS!!!

    Matt KramerMatt KramerUukausi sitten
  • When LBJ fans got destroyed by FACTS and PROOF , their LAST WORDS ARE "YOURE AN HATER" LOL

    WordWar IiiWordWar IiiUukausi sitten
  • He’s not number 2. I guess people forgot about Magic, Bird, Thomas, Pippen, KAREEM, TIM DUNCAN, AI, Big O, T MAC ETC STOP IT!

    Turbo GreenTurbo GreenUukausi sitten
  • Id rather win only four finals than only go to six with the same team

    Marcos GalloMarcos GalloUukausi sitten
  • mj never lost a series he shouldnt lose, after 2011, we can use the word never

    rai ganrai ganUukausi sitten
  • perk is the youngest but look the oldest lol

    rai ganrai ganUukausi sitten

  • If lebron james can win dpoy.. i can say he's the goat.. but i think thats imposible now.. Just saying

    cutee liamcutee liamUukausi sitten
  • Perk where is your critical thinking man. Dude MJ did not loose in any finals game. MJ did not trade half of his team. You know what shame on you.

    Roussel De GuzmanRoussel De GuzmanUukausi sitten
  • LeBron is great. But, every single metric made to give criteria to the top basketball player, MJ wins all of them by a landslide. The only thing LeBron has is longevity. Cool, he get an attendance award

    SmithCommaBenjaminSmithCommaBenjaminUukausi sitten
  • refusing to accept something doesn't mean its not reality

    Lord BeerusLord BeerusUukausi sitten

    Juice BillionaireJuice BillionaireUukausi sitten
  • Because Perks you have no brain when you talk. Lebron can only be the goat if he can eliminate his 6 final losses.

    xxsaixx89xxsaixx89Uukausi sitten
  • Perk hahaha. Guess you are just without a brain, ben simons and luka are similar lebron

    xxsaixx89xxsaixx89Uukausi sitten
  • The big guy in the middle is perhaps as pathetic as L B ...

    Michael WeberMichael WeberUukausi sitten
  • I love when facts are being put out that MJ is the goat and Lebron nut huggers just start blurting out gibberish lmao it warms my testis

    Over9KiloOver9KiloUukausi sitten
  • For any kids who are going to read this I’m going to give you the REAL 90s basketball run down, cause the rest of these old heads are trying to protect their nostalgia and $500 Jordan shoes collection: NY Knicks-They were a tough physical team with ONE HOF in Patrick Ewing who didn’t pass and had bad knees. Their second best player was John Starks, and guy who use to bag groceries then went to the CBA. Think of JR Smith in his prime. Pacers-Another tough, physical team with one HOFer in Reggie Miller. Reggie was great, but was no better than Overall than Klay Thompson, just had more charisma. Well coached, but no athleticism at all. They also had Rick Smits who was good, but slower than Jokic and always in foul trouble.Mark Jackson couldn’t jump or shoot, and by the time Mullin got there his personal deamons made sure he was toast. Magic-Great offensive team, but young, bad defensively. and really had one playmaker: Penny. Shaq was a beast tho. They actually beat Jordan, mostly because Horace Grant couldn’t miss in that 95 series, but Grant was hurt in 1996 and they got swept. Really good team tho Cavs-No HOFers. Led by a guy Brad Daugherty who was notorious for being soft. They also had Mark Price who was like a poor mans John Stockton. Larry Nance could dunk but do little else And Craig Elho was a ok athlete, but not a great shooter as the my have you believe. Heat-One HOFer. Zo was a great defender who played hard but had two moves on offense. Tim Hardaway great was streaky cause his bad knee and not good on defense. Great defensive team but couldn’t score. Watch those Knicks/heat games. Hawks-Think of Jazz today. Playoff team, but never going to win. Stacy Augmon was only guy on team who could dunk. 76ers, Pistons, Nets, Bucks, Bullets are not even worth mentioning cause they were trash. That’s the truth kids. Not ONE great team in that group except the Magic who had potential. Good teams, but not as good as these old heads want you to believe.

    Joe JacksonJoe JacksonUukausi sitten
  • This is why we all take lebron fans for granted

    Sebastian GarciaSebastian GarciaUukausi sitten
  • Lebron has a better chance to make the finals than Mj has to make a shot ( not a joke being fr)

    Tyimaru AshburnTyimaru AshburnUukausi sitten
  • Max yelling

    Natural American XR7Natural American XR7Uukausi sitten
  • If LBJ Do a 4-Peat will he be the goat?

    TMarzetteTMarzetteUukausi sitten
  • MJ is the GOAT,, Lebron one of the greats..

    Julius TjahyadiJulius TjahyadiUukausi sitten
  • Perkins-1 Stephen A-0

    Money my motiveMoney my motiveUukausi sitten
  • erase the 6 losts so he can take his never back!

    jose aries Tanjose aries TanUukausi sitten
  • Perk. Font nobody. Wany to. Be. No. LeBron.

    Jazz TravisJazz TravisUukausi sitten
  • Perk. He will. Not. He aint. No. Where. Near. The. GOAT. Period

    Jazz TravisJazz TravisUukausi sitten
  • That lbj hate will cost SAS his career, believe me if he doesn't stop... he will fall off soon

    trancecodtrancecodUukausi sitten
  • 0:53 Love this moment

    yazan jaberyazan jaberUukausi sitten
  • wow, very cool !

    lee kleinsmithlee kleinsmithUukausi sitten
  • Goat: I’m the goat.

    Romulus RemusRomulus RemusUukausi sitten
  • 4≠6

    Romulus RemusRomulus RemusUukausi sitten
  • I have a serious question. When Jordan won championships was the narrative about who he wasn't better than or did we celebrate the winner?

    Eddie PEddie PUukausi sitten
  • Anyone still watch this video?

    yommie orexyommie orexUukausi sitten
  • True max! It took him alot longer to get it”

    Lance FrederickLance FrederickUukausi sitten
  • I'm from Chicago and have seen both MJ and Lebron. You want a great example of why most people insist that MJ is the GOAT? Jordan's first game in Madison Square garden in 1984. His first game in MSG he went off with an epic performance. By the end of the game, after one of his dunks, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. In New York. Why? Because Jordan was LIKE NOTHING THEY HAD EVER SEEN BEFORE. Not Bird, Magic, Dr J. And it is in that respect that Lebron is not Jordan's equal. It's not stats or championships. If you have seen the two play, you know which one is the Mozart of basketball. Mad respect to both players but you can't convince anybody who has seen Jordan play a lot that Lebron is his equal. Had Jordan not lost his dad in 1993 and stopped for 2 years, he would probably have had 8 rings.

    John SbarbaroJohn SbarbaroUukausi sitten
  • It's that's what separates Jordan as the GREATEST....nobody FEARS the other all time greats...Jordan had Mike Tyson's fear factor and Ali's SKILL with Roy Jones TALENT and Mayweathers DEFENSE. The GOAT

    Roy S.Roy S.Uukausi sitten
  • Jordan didn't face the competition , Jordan was the competition, that's the difference... Jordan was the greatest, other teams faced him. When Lebron got outscored by Jason Terry and had JJ Barrea guard him, no one feared Lebron, they just took his ring ... when players faced MJ, there was fear and MJ crushed them🔥 Mj -🐐 ✔️

    Roy S.Roy S.Uukausi sitten
    • @lennell sorrels fr bruh. Jordan wasnt getting out of the eastern conference for a while. When him and lebron both broke through, they didnt not make the finals. Only difference is jordan had significantly more help throughout his finals runs than lebron and faced slightly worse competition throughout the finals runs.

      Kid DunkerKid DunkerUukausi sitten
    • Lol no dude the Detroit Piston wasn't afraid of Jordan they killed him in the first round twice he had to go work out at the gym to get stronger so he don't get pushed around and then he gotten Scottie Pimpin to help him get past the Detroit Pistons before teams start being afraid to go against him

      lennell sorrelslennell sorrelsUukausi sitten
  • So let me get this straight all people vouching for MJ have played in the league or still play in the league. All people vouching for lebron are behind their keyboard or not basketball players. Interesting 🤔

    Roy S.Roy S.Uukausi sitten
  • LeBron is the next magic.

    cory tarwatercory tarwaterUukausi sitten
  • They just don’t get it, it doesn’t matter what LeBron will do, you can’t undo 6 finals losses, you can’t undo what he did against Dallas and how the Spurs destroyed him and the Miami Heat the last time. LeBron is great, but can we please stop comparing him to MJ

    RalphRalphUukausi sitten
  • Well said Stephen A

    RalphRalphUukausi sitten
  • Everyone forget about kobe

    Oscar EncisoOscar EncisoUukausi sitten
  • Perkins is an emotional wreck with no facts.

    Fight or Die BoxingFight or Die BoxingUukausi sitten
    • @John Sbarbaro: How he get a job is beyond me. Analyst are supposed to have data to support their argument. They apparently stopped teaching that in college and writing papers. Just another dumbazz that makes Stephen A and Max look brilliant.

      Fight or Die BoxingFight or Die BoxingUukausi sitten
    • No kidding. The guy won't listen to what other people have to say, which makes intelligent dialogue impossible.

      John SbarbaroJohn SbarbaroUukausi sitten
    • Perkins 🤣🤣🤣

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    Shweta KumarShweta KumarUukausi sitten
    • more to go to tie him . . . 😁

      bilinas minibilinas miniUukausi sitten
  • Is very funny when People's talk about Jordan still today. Jordan will always be the best basketball player in the World. Jordan is a GOD of Basketball. LeBron James is like a Rookie by Jordan today. LeBron James changed Teams to Win Championship's. So Learn idiots. LeBron James never had a steady Team. LeBron James is like a Homeless basketball player jumping from team to team to Win. C, To H, to now L. It will take LeBron James 25 years to win 6 championships 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆. It toke 7 years for Jodan to get his 6 Rings. Just learn how he retire one year after winning 3 champion Rings in a Row to then come back a year later to only Win 3 More Rings Shutting hatter's big Mouths. No lie. Jordan did it in Only 6 years. How long it took LeBron to win 4 Championship's? Learn. LeBron hates America the place that got him and his family Rich. You hate your Flag? I'm making sure James don't Win no more. Go get Blessed 🙏 by Jesus Christ and stop working for The illuminati666😈. 📉Checkout the RATINGS📉 Nobody seems to watch basketball no more. Do your research and see. LeBron lost most of his Fans for turning his games into Politics. You will not be here to win a 6th Championship. Still confused? good. Go get Blessed 🙏 Before is all to late for you. Try winning a champion ship while having thee FLU and stressed out because of the father's death. Go back and see the full games. Jordan did way better than James today when Jodan was in his College Years. Learn. Jordan is not the Goat, Jordan is a Super Basketball GOD. Learn Rookies.

    Pedro BosquePedro BosqueUukausi sitten
  • Perkins is as dumb as he looks

    Mean Mister MustardMean Mister MustardUukausi sitten
    • Zion gone take lebrin torch already

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanUukausi sitten
  • why mimic GARBAGE? no one will ever dream to be like lebron. no one will ever dream to have a short cut career like lebron

    Mean Mister MustardMean Mister MustardUukausi sitten
    • had it easy. And people believe this? Nonsense

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanUukausi sitten
  • Lebron talk is everywhere. These people cant even sleep without lebrons name in their mind. Hahahah

    ActionClick KillActionClick KillUukausi sitten
  • Stop these nonsense. Talk to me again when someone got 6-0 final record. Period.

    Bill CheungBill CheungUukausi sitten