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

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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 Golden State Warriors.
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May 21, 2019




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Andreas Ryge
Andreas Ryge 3 months ago
Max's basketball retardation is unparalleled. GS "couldn't get past Lebron" when they literally were a min away from getting past him a second time? When NBA screwed GS over with Dray's suspension? How high can you get? Extremely judging by Max
Brent Thompson
Max is on LeBron's payroll and was told to push LeBron as the best ever and any other players as futures star but lastly and most important discredit KD cuz he's better than LeBron and any one with eyes can see it.
Teddy Joned
Teddy Joned Year ago
If SAS could kill Lebron and get away with it he would.
Zhixuan Liang
Zhixuan Liang Year ago
MAX need to get his brain checked to make sure his not clinically insane. LeBron winning the East back then was like an ok player winning the Silver rank in the League of Ledends every season. Then when he came to the West and joined Lakers, he then realised the West is like Diamond rank (or beyond).
Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson Year ago
Max hit it right on the money with this.
Eddie B
Eddie B Year ago
So we just gonna ignore Klay? 🤔
JayEm0235 Year ago
That warriors needed kd excuse is so stupid
Patches O'houlihan
Max Just Needs To Stop Talking Basketball
James Dawny
James Dawny Year ago
So the diffence was that lebrons heat lost and kd didn’t lol ?
James Dawny
James Dawny Year ago
Wow Steven A good analogy.
Chris Allen
Chris Allen Year ago
SAS is such a hypocrite, a few years ago he was saying how it was weak for KD to join the well developed Warriors, now he's saying they're validating his greatness. Everyone who has any kind of sense knows the Warriors don't need KD. Why are they acting like this is some new information.
Joe Craig
Joe Craig Year ago
If I were Kevin Durant, I would be elated that everyone is still talking about me :-)
SideShow Bob
SideShow Bob Year ago
if max say championchip one more time 🤦🏾‍♂️💀💀☠
joe tigo
joe tigo Year ago
Warriors' philosophy is team first and keep on winning championships...KD can become the main man in an Iso-player team but he might not win any ring like Harden. It is his choice!
Conscious Year ago
I don't think Stephen A. even believes what he himself is saying here....smh
Edward Kasi Ayadiuno
Draymond Green and Steph Curry are this year’s NBA Finals MVPs’. Hmmm 🧐🤔😇
Mason Eugene Edwin Taih Taih
Max Always Talking Bananas
AbrealFrank FromTheMitten
Stephen A, you're wrong on this one.
lfc fuzzy
lfc fuzzy Year ago
Jesus Christ molly stop talking
Netta White
Netta White Year ago
Thank you Steven A !!!!!!! ❤❤❤
KINGhotaru11 Year ago
kd got carried PERIOD!!!!!
nathan titus
nathan titus Year ago
Stephen a missing the whole point... 1 word. Legacy. We talking about legacy not talent and becuase if KD snake maneuvers his wont hold up.
Tony Bargas
Tony Bargas Year ago
Draymond Green.ist not The GOAT.But better yet.D.G.is O.G
J M Year ago
KD is one of the all time greats of the game. It's rude for people to even speak of this. He is a valued asset no matter what team he's on.
Terry H
Terry H Year ago
Everybody forgets why Lebron left... Can I interest you in the original big 3??? K.G., Ray. A, Snd the cold blooded Truth. Nobody was beating those celtics.
Милош Левнајић
This nigga legit just said Green contributed more to changing the game than Klay LMAOOOO
Edward Cui
Edward Cui Year ago
We all know KD is walking greatness, Stephen a. Thats why we want him to leave so badly, his greatness is so great that it sort of hampers steph, klay, and draymond’s greatness because they are smart enough to yield to durant. We can get the best out of durant AND steph if dirant leaves. Let KD do his iso ball more and let steph run around screens more and the NBA would be a better place
TricksTV Year ago
Stephen just hates the warriors.
Dinauste DPainter
The thing is just plain respect Draymond Green. Just respect him. When he comes down the court doing his thing because he is a master game reader do not respect him. There is no need to get mad playing a regular season game when championship status is at hand. Draymond showed how to pull rank when he is on the floor with the best shooter in the world and the second best shooter in the world. If you want to win you have to be coached. When there are flaws in the defense Draymond can see. Two triple doubles back to back. Durant because you are arguably the best player in the world today does not mean you are unreachable. We are learning that players play a certain role no matter how great you are.
Mac Turtle
Mac Turtle Year ago
Jaystarski Year ago
People need to understand these shows are opinion based. Max is not a NBA journalist he is a troll. Espn pays him to say shocking statements and push LeBron narratives for ratings.
weAllCin Year ago
🔥REAL NBA FANS ONLY💯👉 soundcloud.com/regularguys-nba-podcast/warriors-sweep-with-no-kd
Mohit Garg
Mohit Garg Year ago
SAS just wants KD to come to NY
XxRaw2013xX Year ago
@ 0:00 Curry got fouled!! LoL
Can't Beat The BAY!
KD seeing how great the Dubs are playing thinking about winning 80 games with them next year. HE IS GONNA STAY IN THE BAY!
Pablo Ramores
Pablo Ramores Year ago
KD found the right team in Warriors, he got a chance to perfect his skills and rhythm cause he has a great high IQ teammates around him and great coaching staff. Both benefitted with KD’s transfer, but, more on KD. Steph Curry is so selfless that is why KD soar to stardom.
Shun Freeman
Shun Freeman Year ago
Do not forget Klay Thompson
Helder Mendonça
Max u are a hater again... They are 73 win that lost the final.... Again u are a hater.... Let Durant play is gamming
Jabari Harris
Jabari Harris Year ago
Of course Lebron name has to be brought up
Jabari Harris
Jabari Harris Year ago
Max is a hater who doesn’t deserve to talk about basketball
Alcindor Jenkins
DG is a star player defense is what he brings to the warriors
media hub RN
media hub RN Year ago
Smith we know u are biased. And u Said max couldnt speak 3 years ago yet he want and spoke about 5 years ago.
Delon Lawrence
KD is staying.
Veuve RAY
Veuve RAY Year ago
they only needed KD to defeat LeBronos
Khing Black
Khing Black Year ago
Max, shut up.
Adrial Dyett
Adrial Dyett Year ago
It is becoming more and more apparent that all these talking heads who claim pundit status really don't know much about what they should. KD is so valuable to the Warriors that without him everyone, including the bench, have to play at a level that cannot be sustained for any extended period.
wuneth yiferdal
100% they don't need him.let him go as long as green and the splash brothers alive championship will always will be survive in Oakland
Dean Solistino
“you didn’t have facial hair 4 years ago- stop 🛑 referring to four years ago”; then makes reference to Bosch 6 years ago😂
Jason Konadu
Jason Konadu Year ago
1:32 Stephen A is always disrespecting Max 😂😂😂😂
Jorge Miguel Milano
The Warriors still need KD. They don't want to compete against him on another team.
Alex Madden
Alex Madden Year ago
Whenever max says don’t bring up stuff 4 years ago... but brings up heat 7 years ago
Kay C Mula
Kay C Mula Year ago
#Teamsport 101 it's not enough to go one anymore ask #LeBron he at home oh yeah call and ask #Kyrie as well.. The #Celtics had a #Team before #Kyrie came back from injury..
jay matthews
jay matthews Year ago
Kd was never needed obviously!
Jeffry Wharton
** Stephen is tired of Max bringing up things 4 years ago ** Stephen A.: References a player who hasn’t played in 4 years
Emilios Powerballer
let me get this straight. ESPN says lebron created a super team to win a title, as if his previous years were just him fooling around. lebron gets so much hate for not winning a championship his previous years yet people dont seem to understand who his teammates were. i dont remember any of lebrons teammates when he beat a pistons when kobe shaq fisher malone and payton played all together. sure he had kyrie in 2016 but other than that i dont see how the same with kyrie and without lebron could have achieved the same thing. give me a break, ESPN journalists get paid millions just to trash ignorantly anybody they wish. stephen a lost so many bets especially in the finals, yet he just 9 figure deal, picture that
Seven 18
Seven 18 Year ago
Max explains every situation from the view of a non star..the higher caliber player max talks about the weaker his argument. hes just really convincing ,poised, and articulate..but if it came down to picking players for a team he'd start w all the players he downtalks..i GA RUN T it
mighty lo
mighty lo Year ago
Draymomd Green ,3 Rings 3-1 in Finals Lebum , 3 Rings 3-6 in Finals 😂😂 He’s Gonna Pass Him after this Finals
2815Juan Year ago
Max- warriors won 73 and lost because Dremond got suspended. Cleveland wouldn’t have won otherwise.
Default_ Gamer
Stephen A is a savage hahahaha
elbert cates
elbert cates Year ago
Stephen A. Your wrong!!
Dan , McGill
Dan , McGill Year ago
MAX, KD did lead them that is why he has 2 finals MVP's!
Jerome Gee
Jerome Gee Year ago
So, the media still cooks the same old narrative for KD, a used up but sure fire way to earn a quick buck.
locodagodbx81 Year ago
KD ran that team! Yes they can win chips without him... Except they won with KD as KD the MVP. Curry and klay and Green play excellent together but KD does all that as well. They won without him and they lost without him. They haven't lost with him. Chips will stack
lenny ash
lenny ash Year ago
SAS since KD mom came on you have not told the truth about KD do you really believe in your hart that KD could've lead that cleveland team to the finals
Cedrick Phillips
Max made a good point.Stephen A.will disagree with God him self smh. He was pulling for LBJ to win when he was in Miami,but I guess he forgot about that.Stephen A is full of shit.guy just talk to here his self talk. If KD leaves golden state warriors won't win another championship.
Yeye Manaois
Yeye Manaois Year ago
when kd was playing, the rockets beat the warriors , the clippers !! the 8th seed! for crying out load! beat GSW twice! coming back from 31 pts to humilate the warriors at home!!!! when kd was down... cousin and iggy was also out!!! the warriors "walis" the blazers. boom!!!!!
Yann Courtel
Yann Courtel Year ago
Max before playoff starts: Warriors are not the invicible force without KD, they limped to 6 games against a depleted Cavs team in 2015 and lost the next year. Max after Blazers series: Warriors nearly won 2 championship without KD so he should leave. Seriously, you are a Lakers fan, of course you want KD to leave, just admit it already.
Black Mason
Black Mason Year ago
The credit KD is looking for or the credit you wanna give him. KD already said he can care less and might not play that long so hes just looking for the money now.
Financial Freedom 101
How is it bad for KD? KD becomes a champ with lesser effort. What's bad in that? But if you are talking about KD's EGO, if it is important with him, then yes. But remember, this team is functioning well, because they put their ego aside. This will only be bad if KD lets his ego come first. WHICH IS WHAT MEDIA IS TRYING TO IMPLY...
Barry McCockiner
Is it bizaar Boogie is now in the Finals ? Hahaha
Mikeman Jordan
No juggernaut wins 73 games and loses in the final up 3-1 gth
jdl619 Year ago
# greën is Brady and Steph is gronk get over it
jdl619 Year ago
you have been talking about the same $hit every show you write this or someone else cause you sound like you stuck with nothing to talk about but 1 thing it don't matter
Charlie 2k
Charlie 2k Year ago
The rockets are better than the blazers smfh they were two bugs down too
jdl619 Year ago
you know what happens when you try to blow smoke up some ones a$$ it blows back come up with something new already
Mikeman Jordan
Green and good decisions with the ball is a lie
jdl619 Year ago
why do you guys only wanna talk about two players that are not even playing I thought this was about now you guys just wanna talk about the past you can't change it give up
jdl619 Year ago
GS is great with KD or not.
Georgia Bragg
Georgia Bragg Year ago
That LeBron James left the cavaliers to join the Miami heat but he still left his team, 🤔 A 💍 matters where you won it ..or how you got it , look at Chuck and Jalen Rose . Reggie Miller and Grant Hill ; Dell Curry CARMELO ANTHONY, CARLOS BOOZER just to name a few this is a great narrative to make KD in happy HE'S already 31 oF age ! why would he leave when he's already established then have to start all over again , let the man be ok he's seems happy and blessed to be able to ball out of control, REAL TALK 🤔💯
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