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Stephen A. Smith reacts to Kobe Bryant's interview with Mike Greenberg on ESPN's Get Up! and explains how Kobe is holding LeBron James accountable for bringing a championship to the Lakers.
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Mar 20, 2019

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Judah Mourneth
Judah Mourneth 12 hours ago
I find it funny, Lakers haven’t made the playoffs since 2013 and recorded their worst time under Kobe. You guys should be a little more humble.
VT 24
VT 24 2 months ago
Lakers fans aint about saying "Oh he tired"... "oh he dont have 3 Superstars to carry him" or "Oh he played the Finals w/ a broken hand" like those Lavs fans, Lakers fans expect to win, no excuses!!
CRuixoteGaming
CRuixoteGaming 2 months ago
Dont care if lebron gets ring or not. Still don't like him.
Grant Parker
Grant Parker 3 months ago
All the steriods are making Lebron bald af....
minnie cee
minnie cee 3 months ago
Stephen is right. I want him to get a Championship
Jordan Bledsoe
Jordan Bledsoe 3 months ago
Max kellerman needs to be fired. If you don’t think Kobe deserves to be in the goat debate with MJ you’re just wrong 😂. Nobody has ever been such an assassin as Kobe was. Different beast same animal
eric landry
eric landry 3 months ago
Jalen Rose blinks way too much, i can't trust him
RON DOC
RON DOC 3 months ago
Ever heard of "False Hope?".
arvin nazari
arvin nazari 3 months ago
Patience is key remember God's perfect timing 💪💓👌😂♨️🙏
Kevin Garcia
Kevin Garcia 3 months ago
Top 5 NBA player 1 Jordan 2 Kobe 3 LeBron 4 Kareem 5 Bill Russell
Kevin Garcia
Kevin Garcia 3 months ago
LeBron Can't win a Ring WITHOUT TWO Stars, unlike Jordan and Kobe only need ONE Superstar
Errordemn6
Errordemn6 3 months ago
Thanks for telling us how Kobe feels.
Davey J Wheels !
Davey J Wheels ! 3 months ago
Did howard get them a ring lol
Paper Plat00n1
Paper Plat00n1 3 months ago
Dumb ass ur KEY WORDS SURROUNDED BY ALL STARS,if you are surrounded by ALL STARS you can NEVER be considered as G.O.A.T if you flop can't be the G.O.A.T if you give up on ur team you can not be the G.O.A.T.
hillmut berger
hillmut berger 3 months ago
LeBumBron is trash!
To No
To No 3 months ago
not till he gets a shape up
Shawn Tanner
Shawn Tanner 3 months ago
So basically lakers fans are gonna band wagon when LBJ gets a ring
Taifa Haynes
Taifa Haynes 3 months ago
Excuses excuses
octavio araujo
octavio araujo 3 months ago
Molly is obviously the smartest and and prettiest person on this show. Really! Steven and Max, I named both my dogs after your names in the 80's, and they are both dead, and still wittier than the both of you.
octavio araujo
octavio araujo 3 months ago
Kobe speaks three languages fluently, and has Luke's back. Translation, either support Luke or their will be a civil war in the Laker house. Ms. Buss, if she were like her late father would trade Lebron, and fire Magic for destroying the team. And I 'm from LA, East side!
Bobby Hendricks
Bobby Hendricks 3 months ago
Lebron finished
Edward Waliczek
Edward Waliczek 3 months ago
"BREAKING News" "LeBum" James seen climbing the Empire state Building...................... Trump scrambling jet fighters to the scene.......
Ike Achufusi
Ike Achufusi 3 months ago
Stephen A literally made like 90% of this shit up lmfaooo
Frederic McFadden
Frederic McFadden 3 months ago
LeBron has to deliver the Chip. Period..... Don't want to hear oh his team this his team that... Just make it happen or you will be talked about badly for years and years...
stl gets nasty
stl gets nasty 3 months ago
LeBron is better than Kobe
Goshindo Tanaka
Goshindo Tanaka 3 months ago
He will never win in L.A.
WhateverDude
WhateverDude 3 months ago
LeBron the Mayweather of hoops
TheJohnnystockman
TheJohnnystockman 3 months ago
I’m a Lakers fan and I honestly hope they fail with LeBron. I was so pumped last year to see these young kids mature and play last year. Now we take a step back with LeBron and don’t know who we are losing. I think D-Russ had to go he obviously is talented. But Zubac, Randall and most likely Kuz and Ball will all be gone. For what? LeBrons 3 years in LA. Everyone talks his injury. They stink. You could argue that they might, might have 42 wins right now.
Malik Queen
Malik Queen 3 months ago
Did Kobe win a ring without help no. When Magic won championships it was showtime lakers. When Shaq won he had Kobe. When Kobe won he had gasol etc. LeBron has young players with no experience and injuries? Come on and yall expect him to win in a stacked Western conference. Come on now Biased
Ronald L Greene
Ronald L Greene 3 months ago
Are YOU forgetting: Kobe, five rings in TWENTY YEARS. Russell, 11 rings in 13 years.
J Lorenzo
J Lorenzo 3 months ago
It’s MJ baby why y’all talkin about Kobe or Lebron..? MJ the goat stupid shut up
daniel occoner
daniel occoner 3 months ago
Lol, his days of getting a ring are over, and so is the Lakers. They are several years at least, away from a playoff sport, forget about a ring. There will be no celebrations in L. A. for a long time. The worst part is they pissed away all that money on a has been, instead of investing it into some good young players.
Robert Beltran
Robert Beltran 3 months ago
Max should not be allowed to talk about basketball. Such an idiot.
realniggaj91
realniggaj91 3 months ago
Kobe lowkey loving this lol
Steve Cobblestone
Steve Cobblestone 3 months ago
old dog new tricks...."james" will run back too Cleveland...
老周就知道吃
老周就知道吃 3 months ago
I like to NBA2K games james..
Satira Lamar
Satira Lamar 3 months ago
Everytime this bitch max talk about the lakers he say Kobe Not Jordan. KOBE IS KOBE BITCH
xX MoBFiGa
xX MoBFiGa 4 months ago
Boxing analyst brushes off Kobe as if he knows anything basketball. Gtfo here Kellerman. You and your espn propaganda can’t fool real true NBA fans. Whenever old school hall of fame players are asked to pick between the two, they always pick Kobe. I’ll take their word over these fucking bums at ESPN who never played a game.
ExilixE
ExilixE 4 months ago
Jalen is right. Kobe and Lakers fans are outraged because Kobe turned down movies and hollywood or drinking wine?? or sitting out or conplaining, etc. Kobe always woke up at 4am everyday, sacrificed time with his family, hollywood deals, etc. and gave his life to basketball. And with a talent like Lebron, Kobe feels he could give more to the game practice wise instead of relying on his talent. he is losing athleticism and still doesnt have a go to move, doesnt seem to be improving on his game (defensive principle-wise, post-game, scoring arsenal, etc), worsening on his free-throws, and seems a bit heavier
ALI Chambliss
ALI Chambliss 4 months ago
Fuck the Lakers
Johnathan E. Horne, Sr.
Jalen should give Molly some tips on how to moderate! Just saying.
God
God 4 months ago
*1:06** lebitch going bald.*
Abdulraqib Khan
Abdulraqib Khan 4 months ago
Where’s Corey Harris when you need him. Didn’t the lakers draft him in 2017🤔
jay
jay 4 months ago
Jalen: Everybody: 81
IMMORTAL GAMING1990
IMMORTAL GAMING1990 4 months ago
Kobe is the Goat
5PercentTint
5PercentTint 4 months ago
But the most important thing: love from these fans ain’t unconditional When there’s much room from growth, they’ll campaign and they stick with you But when you get bigger, they’ll do anything to belittle you But, win or lose, STAR POWER MAKES YOU INVINCIBLE!
Darrell Lathan
Darrell Lathan 4 months ago
Tired....tired....tired..... can I get paid for my own personal thoughts. Stephen A., get rid of the arrogance please. All of you need to stop trying to compare players to past greats. You can’t compare Kareem to Wilt. You can’t compare Dr. J to MJ or MJ to Kobe or LeBron. Times are different. Players are different. Teams are different. Stop trying to speak for people. And if the Lakers are so true to achieving rings and championships, where have they been the last few years. It will take time. LeBron is the best hands down. I’m truly amazed that commentators who are NOT ballers and who has never played a professional game get to sprew so much bs when they are trying to convince others to take their side or opinion. Everyone in their respectful error is the g.o.t. You can’t measure someone’s success by comparing them bc each individual persons effect on their team is different. You’re doing fans a great disservice with this rhetoric. Let them play. If you don’t hear it from the players mouths, just shut it up. Deuces.
deonte dennis
deonte dennis 4 months ago
Dwight Howard didn’t win won in LA 🤷🏾‍♂️
Veeto G
Veeto G 4 months ago
Also make lebron even more overrated MJ did more then he did in lesser year js. FACTS. He isn't in the goat conversations period. Then he lost 6 finals please Kobe won two championships without another superstar Pau gasol wasnt a superstar or Ron Artest they was old n Kobe still lead them to a rings. Lebron won his rings with dwade n cbosh. Also kyrie save him in one of his rings bc he need a closer bc he isnt a closer or a good free throw shooter or shooter
Veeto G
Veeto G 4 months ago
Lebron is overrated period he always been in a weak eastern conference. Then only 5 first defensive team only 5 please Kobe got 12 first all defensive team you have to defend in the western conference or you'll get torched
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