Stephen A. is worried about the Nets following the Wizards' comeback win | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith breaks down his worries about the Brooklyn Nets following the Washington Wizards' comeback win.
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  1. Ray From VA
    Ray From VA
    12 օր առաջ

    Where you at now Stephen A? Wiz won three straight..Can't find you at all covering it. Even when they wanna talk about the other team and excuses

  2. Ahmet Turgut
    Ahmet Turgut
    24 օր առաջ

    Logically, i also think kd needs to shoot more than Harden and Kyrie, but Kyrie has surprisingly been very efficient and seems to have the most offensive weapons in his arsenal, also very clutch. As a coach i would trust their iq to find the best shot (among the 3), may even be a kickout to open Harris, if d collapses on Big3🤔

  3. Hadji Beye
    Hadji Beye
    26 օր առաջ

    No one is arguing whether the Nets need to improve their failing defense...but no one in the Nets team should take more shots than KD because he has the highest offensive efficiency (it's only mathematics) and Nash needs to earn his paycheck and do something about it.

  4. Makavelix Kam
    Makavelix Kam
    27 օր առաջ

    Now 2 days later they goin to the finals 😭

  5. Smurf Durf
    Smurf Durf
    27 օր առաջ

    Anybody back after wiz’s beat clips to watch Stephen a lol

  6. noah maroto
    noah maroto
    27 օր առաջ

    What’s he got to say about lastnights game , Nets beating Clippers lol

  7. Ted's Tarantulas And Other Inverts
    Ted's Tarantulas And Other Inverts
    27 օր առաջ

    Defense: You need me if you want to win a title Nets: Who tf is you?

  8. MC
    27 օր առաջ

    I get what Max is saying, Stephen A suggested squeezing extra 10~20 pts off KD instead of Kyrie but between that and a bit of defensive effort, I think its a no brainer

  9. Eric Mathis
    Eric Mathis
    27 օր առաջ

    Anyone who sees this and takes a few seconds of your time to reply is greatly appreciated.. these are my top two all-time starting 5s....who wins in a 7 game series...(that's with every player in their primes): Team #1: PG: Magic Johnson SG: Michael Jordan SF: Larry Bird PF: Tim Duncan C: Shaq Team #2: PG: Jason Kidd SG: Kobe Bryant SF: Lebron James PF: Charles Barkley C: Hakeem Olajuwan I chose Jason Kidd for team two because in his prime he was the best defending point guard, the best passing point guard, and the best rebounding point guard.. he's the all-time leader in triple doubles for point guards.. and you have the best chance of guarding a larger magic Johnson... Let me know what y'all think

  10. Mini Surf
    Mini Surf
    27 օր առաջ

    Why all the sudden NBA scores the last 3 years have been creeping up to the 130s 140s...its like All-Star scores now!!! During the 90s KNICKS kept teams under its like a video game!

  11. PM
    28 օր առաջ

    Don’t laugh at the Nets, give the Wiz credit!

  12. Danny Sage
    Danny Sage
    28 օր առաջ

    Stephen A is wrong here. Defense is their main problem, not KD taking less shots. I can live with 146 points, I can't live with the OTHER TEAM scoring 149.

  13. Dwayne Registe
    Dwayne Registe
    28 օր առաջ

    Steven A. " no you hold on" Smith

  14. Perry Hunter
    Perry Hunter
    28 օր առաջ

    Defense only played during playoffs

  15. E M
    E M
    28 օր առաջ

    He goes back and forth with the Nets first he says they going to the finals when they got harden now he’s worried about them lol

  16. David Sayimright
    David Sayimright
    28 օր առաջ

    If Westbrook played KD every night. The wizards would be about 65-16

  17. David Sayimright
    David Sayimright
    28 օր առաջ

    Steve Nash is Mike D’antoni 2.0

  18. calvin watson
    calvin watson
    28 օր առաջ

    They don't play defense period!!!!!!

  19. Red King
    Red King
    28 օր առաջ

    2 years ago KD was a better 2 way than Lebron but in reality it was false narratives

  20. Jake Rojas
    Jake Rojas
    28 օր առաջ

    No disrespect. But KD is scared of the moment. He's not clutch when he's gotta man up and all pressure and focus on him. He hit a few 3's when all attention was on LeBron sure, but he's not clutch. He slithers quietly to score a lot. I'm looking forward to his growth throughout the rigorous east. It'd be awesome to see him overcome adversity.

  21. Isleyfoster123
    28 օր առաջ

    Steve a took the L

  22. Guy 2 Gang
    Guy 2 Gang
    28 օր առաջ

    *Nets lose to Wizards* *everyone liked that*

  23. Zalo Chatler
    Zalo Chatler
    28 օր առաջ

    I'm sorry I normally love SAS but his thought process on this one is WACK! It is obvious what the Net's problem is.

  24. Bernard Winkletoes
    Bernard Winkletoes
    28 օր առաջ

    booo communist espn

  25. Ghost Gumby
    Ghost Gumby
    28 օր առաջ

    Until the Nets get some defense they are not finals bound

  26. SneakerByNature
    28 օր առաջ

    Folks who know bout Basketball knows that they can’t continue like this when the go to the semi or Finals...

    28 օր առաջ

    If it's laughable to expect the Brooklyn Nets to play defense, it's also laughable to expect them winning the championship: straight and simple!

  28. Joriel Pascual
    Joriel Pascual
    28 օր առաջ


  29. ZMK
    28 օր առաջ

    ESPN is such trash with such trash content. It's literally a formula. Top seed loses a game: IM WORRIED, ITS A BUST. Top seed wins a game: THIS IS THE GREATEST TEAM IN NBA HISTORY, NBA CHAMPIONSHIP INCOMING, CAN THEY BE STOPPED? Then LeBron VS MJ to spice things up. Trash.

  30. Greedy Hungry
    Greedy Hungry
    28 օր առաջ

    After all tha championship talk about tha big y'all worried lmfao! Y'ALL JUST BE TALKING!

  31. That Guy
    That Guy
    28 օր առաջ

    Take the D out of Dantoni... Pause

  32. YoMrRice
    28 օր առաջ

    SA: the solution to the Nets defensive problems is to give the ball to KD for a more officiant offense Also SA: Max you know nothing of basketball

  33. Nasier Jones
    Nasier Jones
    28 օր առաջ

    I know they are here to be critics but they are only highlighting their loses not the fact that they are in 3rd seed or acttually on a good path to the playoffs but let me not say anything else my defense ain't that good either

  34. Len Len
    Len Len
    28 օր առաջ

    Every time you watch espn don’t ever expect for both parties to agree with each other if they do then there’s no point of the discussion....

  35. Harry Hubbard
    Harry Hubbard
    28 օր առաջ

    Wizards in 6

  36. Jason Godfrey
    Jason Godfrey
    28 օր առաջ

    Now that's the Russell Westbrook I know I need to see more of that instead of a shell of himself

  37. Amparo Celosa
    Amparo Celosa
    28 օր առաջ

    this type of system (nets) is doubtful when playoffs come, sad to say.

  38. John G
    John G
    28 օր առաջ

    Molly is now blacker then StevenA. I guess it’s to show her support for black month

  39. Muhammad Shahman
    Muhammad Shahman
    28 օր առաջ

    Lmfao I love Stephen A, but he’s such a Kyrie hater lmfao. Kyrie has been so efficient this season check the stats.

  40. xristos b
    xristos b
    28 օր առաջ

    Well Phill Jackson said it best: “ if they score 100 on us we score 101 on them”

  41. Tra Vi
    Tra Vi
    28 օր առաջ

    The fluffy body finally accept because pyramid qualitatively drop beneath a nondescript paste. selective, rare eagle

  42. Kobe Kobe
    Kobe Kobe
    28 օր առաջ

    Stephen A is suffering all timers

  43. Glenn Vicencio
    Glenn Vicencio
    28 օր առաջ

    Kyrie is the problem.

  44. David Marshall
    David Marshall
    28 օր առաջ

    Nets were ranked 3rd in defensive efficency on Jan 10th before they traded for harden.

  45. Phillip Walker
    Phillip Walker
    28 օր առաջ

    Gotta agree with Max here. The problem isn’t Durant getting more shot attempts.

  46. Lamar Robinson
    Lamar Robinson
    28 օր առաջ

    I have to side with Max on this one. SAS you are more worried about KD not getting enough shots over the Nets defense. The Nets can’t guard a nose bleed. You put up points, but at some point and time you to play defense

  47. Justin Stanton
    Justin Stanton
    28 օր առաջ

    They've been hustling on defense. reality is 2 big shots were made and Russ never gave up. With Harden in the lineup it would have been a blow out.

  48. Frozen Bean
    Frozen Bean
    28 օր առաջ

    The nets have no defense the silly fools.

  49. Shannon Vazquez
    Shannon Vazquez
    28 օր առաջ

    Stephen A has it out for Kyrie ever since he called the media peasants lmaoooo

  50. Pedro Thauzen
    Pedro Thauzen
    28 օր առաջ

    KD is efficient because he's shooting less. 😂

  51. Arsène Wenger
    Arsène Wenger
    28 օր առաջ

    Didn’t get to hear out Max cos of Stephen A’s yappy mouth

  52. Andre Brown
    Andre Brown
    28 օր առաջ

    Niggas got no respect for max

  53. Joshua Shuman
    Joshua Shuman
    28 օր առաջ

    I feel like teams don’t play as well with Kyrie pretty often

  54. M Boyd
    M Boyd
    28 օր առաջ


  55. Zachary Holtzclaw
    Zachary Holtzclaw
    28 օր առաջ

    Fit matters. That’s the long and short of it.

  56. Erick Santos
    Erick Santos
    28 օր առաջ

    Am I understanding Stephen A. correctly in that he believes that offense needs improvement? Doesn't matter who shoots the ball if you can't shut down the other team from scoring on you. KD will shoot the ball, other team has possession, and they score with the Nets doing nothing about it. 80 points is 80 points.

  57. David Starr
    David Starr
    28 օր առաջ

    SAS you're a bona-fide idiot

  58. David Starr
    David Starr
    28 օր առաջ

    Won't get past Philly playing no D

  59. Kwayne Nelson
    Kwayne Nelson
    28 օր առաջ

    That was utter nonsense coming out of Stephen A's mouth!!!

  60. Vinayak Pande
    Vinayak Pande
    28 օր առաջ

    If fhe Cavs can score over 120 points against the Nets, is it a surprise that Bradely Beal and Westbrook went off against them?

  61. Yanrong Pan
    Yanrong Pan
    28 օր առաջ

    A team imbalanced on both ends like that is hard to compete championship.

  62. Trina George
    Trina George
    28 օր առաջ

    Stephen A when the playoffs comes you know defense is very necessary. Stop trying not to upset the facts man!

  63. Ishai
    28 օր առաջ

    Yea, lack of scoring by KD was the reason they lost that game 149-146 in regulation...

  64. Sprax
    28 օր առաջ

    SAS just used circular logic there. If he's saying that KD needs to be the leading shot taker then he's saying that their offense needs to be more efficient.

  65. Franz Darelle Macatangga
    Franz Darelle Macatangga
    28 օր առաջ

    now they are going to blame nash but in reality kyrie is the problem in every team he played.

  66. Jason
    28 օր առաջ

    if you have a good player on the team that's playing the nets, you'll receive infinity fantasy points

  67. Tony McKinney
    Tony McKinney
    28 օր առաջ

    They are terrible defensively but Harris lost that game.

    29 օր առաջ

    Philly is gonna win it all this year...if refs don't allow Lakers to bully them like they usually do

  69. eugene adapt
    eugene adapt
    29 օր առաջ

    Why do people watch this🤦 programming at its finest, think for yourselves people 🤔

  70. The One Who Is Better Than You
    The One Who Is Better Than You
    29 օր առաջ

    Max told this asswipe that the Nets defense is absolute garbage!!! Shouldve kept Allen and gave away Jordan.

  71. Tal Samman
    Tal Samman
    29 օր առաջ

    It's either play defense or get more of your shots in the basket.

  72. Mark Miller
    Mark Miller
    29 օր առաջ

    These two were the same people talking about nothing BUT the nets offense NOW they’re critical when they realize that they don’t play defense???

  73. Nikexel
    29 օր առաջ

    Man.. as a Westbrook fan, when he hit that 3 point shot, I jizzed all over my room.

  74. Mali Kali
    Mali Kali
    29 օր առաջ

    They kept quiet the last few weeks but now that the Nets lost they are a topic again

  75. Eric Sawyer
    Eric Sawyer
    29 օր առաջ

    Smh...Lakers in 5

  76. Luke Samerson
    Luke Samerson
    29 օր առաջ

    SAS didn't make any sense in this take 😆

  77. It's yah boyKe
    It's yah boyKe
    29 օր առաջ

    They defense suck 😂.

  78. Joseph Adrian Loja
    Joseph Adrian Loja
    29 օր առաջ

    Trade kyrie with defensive caliber guys. They don't need him, very simple.

  79. Hamid Moreno
    Hamid Moreno
    29 օր առաջ

    Who cares about Max Killerman opinion lol

  80. Rommel Banting
    Rommel Banting
    29 օր առաջ

    Nets needs Beal 😂😂😂

  81. A Fuwad
    A Fuwad
    29 օր առաջ

    How is KD more efficient when both of 'em are shooting 52% this season?

  82. Abernano
    29 օր առաջ

    Stephen A Smith should coach in the Nba. He’ll probably be the first to win all games. 82-0 in the regular season and 16-0 in the playoffs 💪✌️😎🤡

  83. Vishnu Prakash
    Vishnu Prakash
    29 օր առաջ

    Lol not everyone won't score 100+ Nets will prove him wrong haha

  84. Randolph Price
    Randolph Price
    29 օր առաջ

    Stephen A refuses to blast Kyrie

  85. Nick L
    Nick L
    29 օր առաջ

    The cold spoon modestly help because work puzzlingly pine inside a ragged edge. parallel, cute handsaw

  86. Rich Cliff
    Rich Cliff
    29 օր առաջ

    Stephen A is tripping. That game was like a Finals game 6 those boys were battling down to the grinder and the scrappiest team won. No excuses...

  87. Sweet Julius
    Sweet Julius
    29 օր առաջ

    Thank you for cutting Max's part out

  88. James Howard
    James Howard
    29 օր առաջ

    The nets could give up 200 points and Stephen a will still say its Kryrie’s fault .

  89. DITR86
    29 օր առաջ

    I'm completely shocked at Stephen A 🤦🏿‍♂️. He really believes that the thing that could stop them from winning a chip is Durant not getting the most shots???????? 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  90. GOAT James
    GOAT James
    29 օր առաջ

    Stephen A’s they are losing because KD needs more shots is the worst take ever.

  91. James Jackson
    James Jackson
    29 օր առաջ

    Stephen A. Just need to admit that he was work for wanting all of the players traded losing depth.

  92. Dayba Godiswithyou
    Dayba Godiswithyou
    29 օր առաջ

    He’s right trade kyrie

  93. FaceTat KneeGrow
    FaceTat KneeGrow
    29 օր առաջ

    1:48 .. “ Boy is he cumin n it’s beautiful “...... Stephen A reall suspect for that

  94. Jose Fregoso
    Jose Fregoso
    29 օր առաջ

    Even if James Harden was out there’s still no excuse to the wizards

  95. B
    29 օր առաջ

    Kyrie taking up the "westbrook" role thinking he's the man on this team lol

  96. Shawn Boyett
    Shawn Boyett
    29 օր առաջ

    @ESPN can we hear Max every once in a while??

  97. Justin T.
    Justin T.
    29 օր առաջ

    Shoutout to the chads that predicted this title after the game lol

  98. S M
    S M
    29 օր առաջ

    Max and Stephen A got 2 VERY different solutions to the Nets problem. Problem is that Stephen A's solution is High risk. KD taking more shots with his efficiency will likely give the Nets more points but that wont stop the offensive team from scoring as well. The safer option is for the Nets to invest in some defense. A bad game for KD or Kyrie or Harden can cost Brooklyn the game. Their letting teams like Hawks, Wizards or Cavs score 120+. In the playoffs when the intensity reach another level, and the defense tightens up, the Nets are gonna have a hard time.

  99. KOD
    29 օր առաջ

    Thats what I feel Stephan A.. Well your clearly patently wrong here.. They are clearly scoring enough and are the most efficient offense ever period point blank.. The issue is clearly defence and nothing else.. If Kyrie is shooting 50% then its clearly working either way..

  100. Charlie Chandler
    Charlie Chandler
    29 օր առաջ

    Best offense, worst defense. It’s all a wash. They end up being a brutally average team with 3 mega stars.