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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to James Dolan and the New York Knicks' lack of response to George Floyd's death.
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Jun 2, 2020

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atomicdagod
atomicdagod 14 days ago
Lets be clear James Dolan puts more black men in positions of power than anyone else in the nba . Just look at the list of Knicks head coaches and executives . I think thats the reason the media shits on dolan . It's not the loosing because the nets have never won a nba championship in history they completely suck .
GMPEREIRA
GMPEREIRA 18 days ago
I agree with every single word said by Max in this video
dafttone
dafttone 20 days ago
stop forcing people to follow your ideology
Don Ludolph
Don Ludolph 21 day ago
Steven a is a sellout
DOHCtorMiguel
DOHCtorMiguel 22 days ago
How can you get mad for the man staying quiet. How could he possibly understand what racism and police brutality feels like. Like he said "What's important is how we operate" He has given plenty of executive positions to black people. He should get judged on how he runs the team, which is terrible I might add being a lifelong Knicks fan.
Kevin Hartley
Kevin Hartley 23 days ago
Why does everyone have to make a response?
Munzy Stargazer
Munzy Stargazer 24 days ago
“Civil Unrest?” People are protesting for civil rights....this idiot Dolan is a crony of Agent Orange, so it speaks volumes of his position toward the BLM movement.
Munzy Stargazer
Munzy Stargazer 24 days ago
The athlete’s need to stop playing ball for these racist owners....most of the players are Black guys, just stop playing for the massa. Build your own organizations....work for yourselves!
Vortex
Vortex 24 days ago
Knicks been garbo for decades
Connor Garry
Connor Garry 25 days ago
This is getting ridiculous. Let's demonize everyone
Basic Blakman
Basic Blakman 25 days ago
Max annoys me every time he talks and i dont know why
Megaformer
Megaformer 26 days ago
Just heard it, idgt? If you stood for injustice before why can’t you fight with us dummy!
Megaformer
Megaformer 26 days ago
Does anyone have the Song?
Carlos Torres
Carlos Torres 26 days ago
And you all including LeBron James had a lack of response to the uprising of China’s suffering people when Dolan spoke up. Instead you sided with the dictatorship of the CCP
Mike Corleone
Mike Corleone 26 days ago
How come eveRy 4 years, democrats stir the racist pot to Get stupid people to vote for them.
Mike Corleone
Mike Corleone 26 days ago
Virtue signaling doesn't quench the bloodthirst of the mob.
bvrsqzr
bvrsqzr 27 days ago
Ah yes ESPN. Full of a bunch of self righteous arrogant pompous aholes. You must think as we do or we will destroy you.
Nino F
Nino F 27 days ago
espy can't even fix Stephen A mic... billion dollar company what scumbags
Mark Sheborne
Mark Sheborne 27 days ago
Max wit his agenda being a bag boy. He want to take Dolan team over pettiness. His got the most profitable team in NBA making a ton of money for the NBA. Cause he run his team how he want to. What's Max's kickback. Media assassins.
golfpartner59
golfpartner59 27 days ago
Nobody cares!
Yahben D.T
Yahben D.T 27 days ago
sound like to me the statement that he put out ons the issue is the statement he put out on that issue about how he don't care about anything about this issue
Michael H
Michael H 27 days ago
That is exactly what he should of said. If what he said or didn’t say bothers you, that is your problem
Bran Stark
Bran Stark 28 days ago
Hes part of the good old boys club
tina wilson
tina wilson 28 days ago
Dolan is clearly on heroin
tina wilson
tina wilson 28 days ago
The Knicks are trash
New Standard
New Standard 28 days ago
Anyone else think he about to get Donald Sterling’d 🤔
Khult Herro
Khult Herro 29 days ago
If black people still watch and monetarily support the knicks, they are empowering and complicit in white silence. Your move, black people. If my team released a statement like the knicks, i would totally drop them from my life, period.
Khult Herro
Khult Herro 29 days ago
Smith and the Knicks are the character servant and master in the Django movie.
Who Thru Poo
Who Thru Poo 29 days ago
George Floyd the violent drug addict criminal actually died from COVID-19 like everyone else.
Cisco Zerratano
Cisco Zerratano 29 days ago
I kneel for Jesus, no one else
Dallas Wood
Dallas Wood 29 days ago
that was pretty weak. i mean if he was even trying to say actions speak louder than words, he didn't even do that well.
Cj
Cj 29 days ago
The character dead either way no pretend lol
Cj
Cj 29 days ago
Same ish game format same result
Deon Pickett
Deon Pickett 29 days ago
Not a fan of Dolan but actions speak louder then words, he have haired more black front office people then anyone else in the league.
Bert Francois
Bert Francois 29 days ago
Should Spike come back to the games next season?
zoran
zoran 29 days ago
...where is my comment?
monblanc noland
monblanc noland Month ago
Sas: I dont disagree with you so your wrong and here's why
09lowkey
09lowkey Month ago
Dear Anonymous, can you help us Donald Sterling, James Dolan. The Basketball gods would eternally favor you and we'll petition for you to get free tix for life Sincerely, Every Basketball Fan Ever
Zeken
Zeken Month ago
lol it's personal between max and Dolan.. Max seems to have some true dislike for Dolan haha
baxatak Baxatak
baxatak Baxatak Month ago
This is why I hoped that Dolan would succumb to COVID.
Andre A
Andre A Month ago
James Dolan: “now y’all know I’m racist but I’m not trying to go down like my boy Don with the clippers”
Hunter Zhang
Hunter Zhang Month ago
Max is savage
Chandthru Kanagarajah
I'm happy he didnt make a statement in a time where organizations and celebrities are just making empty statements when they dont really care.
Clifford Cooper
Clifford Cooper Month ago
I am no longer a rangers fan and Knicks supporter.. 👎
Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones Month ago
Looks like I won't be watching the knicks at all anymore.
Tekkenbd29fan
Tekkenbd29fan Month ago
🤣🤣 Pathetic this is what exactly what I expected from the owner of the KNICKS
freddianna mosley
Stfu Stephen A lmao you would disagree if Max called you a black man😂. disagree to agree lol that's a new one🤣
big boi
big boi Month ago
i no longer care if the knicks fix their franchise, that statement is worse than no statement...i mean its so simple to say what happened to george floyd was awful
roderrick stackens
The knicks will never be successful with this idiot at the top
Joel McCall
Joel McCall Month ago
Basically he's Switzerland staying neutral.
Fiona Day
Fiona Day 29 days ago
when all his money comes from black platers
alanshadyvally
alanshadyvally Month ago
Live like a thug die like a thug man up.
Presley McKinley
Charles Oakley. Spike Lee. Now this.
Sunil Kumar
Sunil Kumar Month ago
It's not killing, they doing there job, it's an accident
Michael Washington
ESPN, a sports network or CSpan???? What's da freakingvdeal?
A. J. Rucker
A. J. Rucker Month ago
Silence = Complicity
CeeBarrio1
CeeBarrio1 Month ago
Best things Dolan ever said.
Marcus Prophete
Marcus Prophete Month ago
I'm not defending Dolan, but all tose statements from big corporations and some public figures are pure PR to generate appeasement. Racism, police brutality ain't new to them.
Larry H Gardner headlines and headaches
Dam Max .....he is right...SAS disagrees to agree ... classic
Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts Month ago
I hate Max for his sports takes. I love Max for his social takes.
Maria Mendoza
Maria Mendoza Month ago
After I saw what happened to Colin. I told my son cut of sports because if they DO NOT STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, they do not deserve our respect. Since then I haven watch any single game. I am here today to see who is brave enough to support the protesters that make them rich in first place. We need all the support we can give to this specific moment, THIS IS THEIR TIME TO SHINE, show some love for protesters.
Jay Jay
Jay Jay Month ago
When sportscenter turns into CNN
Marvin Johnson
Marvin Johnson Month ago
Dolan has to go PERIOD
Sean Cleary
Sean Cleary Month ago
Why does this dude still exist
claudetheruler
claudetheruler Month ago
Why do the Knicks have to make a public statement? It’s not mandatory
claudetheruler
claudetheruler Month ago
Stephen A Smith gets dragged out every time something “racial” happens. He’s one of the most racist people in the business.
Fiona Day
Fiona Day 29 days ago
POOR KAREN
Jason Croll
Jason Croll Month ago
I'm starting to dislike max more and more.
Inas Abdalla
Inas Abdalla Month ago
Max fried him up. Lool
shaolin1200
shaolin1200 Month ago
Lots of words to say nothing
Ray Green
Ray Green Month ago
If I were Dolan I would respond to Kellerman as he's anti-Irishmen. Because if Dolan said something about First Take he'd be a racist and anti-semitic.
Michael Moore
Michael Moore Month ago
"... civil unrest has taken its toll on our way of life." No mention of what's causing the protests..
Michael Gregory Matterson II
Wow because he didn’t make a statement lol y’all reaching
Aaron Graham
Aaron Graham Month ago
“We respect other people’s disrespect of the black community” -James Dolan
Vincent Vegas
Vincent Vegas Month ago
He said he doesn't care about the social discourse going on in the country.
Kevin Woods
Kevin Woods Month ago
It's never about our jobs we always make it about our jobs to block our responsibilities for a kind caring heart
thanos first of his kind
Max: 2 +2 = 4 SAS: I'm going to disagree but not because I really disagree
shawn manson
shawn manson Month ago
Is Stephen a politian? or a CNN broadcaster? or is he an ESPN broadcaster? no one cares about what you celebrities think !!!!!
Soraw Y
Soraw Y Month ago
I want to see a all white NFL team play against a all black NFL team. Drew Brees can be the quarterback of the white NFL team
Chuck C
Chuck C Month ago
When are we going to tell the black athletes to refuse to play??
BamBam Jesus
BamBam Jesus Month ago
SAS your response the first round was worse but hey, let’s just keep it moving right?
Michael Velez
Michael Velez Month ago
I'm just waiting for Dolan to get his ownership stripped from Adam silver better yet barnacle boy
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