Stephen A. reacts to Giannis leading the Bucks to an NBA championship | First Take

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Stephen A. reacts to Giannis leading the Bucks to an NBA championship | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 50-point night leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years after defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals.


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  • Mykel Contra

    Mykel Contra

    13 days ago

    That block against ayton in g5 was one of the most memrable in nba finals history.

  • Lyle Gabriel Poblete

    Lyle Gabriel Poblete

    17 days ago

    No Bob mentioned🤣🤣🤣

  • S Chao

    S Chao

    17 days ago

    No lebron on the finals most points.

  • Luke Cimino

    Luke Cimino

    18 days ago

    Steven A is so rude

  • Morgan

    Morgan

    20 days ago

    Yup, better players are becoming bigger.

  • Panagiotis Papa

    Panagiotis Papa

    21 day ago

    Specifically this day bad MAX Kellerman performance may have triggered his exit.

  • vlassis chatzis

    vlassis chatzis

    21 day ago

    All nba people and espn was pushing Suns to win this chip and the “point god” cp3. SAS would be more happy for Melo to LA than Giannis dropping 50

  • Ken Gibson

    Ken Gibson

    28 days ago

    The bass is out of his voice because he's still choking on that crow he's eating.

  • Samuel Ngumii

    Samuel Ngumii

    Month ago

    Giannis wins Finals MVP, 3rd best player in the world. Lebron or Kawhi wins it and they are the best in the business. Y'all be crazy.

  • Keandré Sutton

    Keandré Sutton

    Month ago

    Stephen A sounds tired af.

  • John Main

    John Main

    Month ago

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    cps made sure his team would lose the finals after 2-0 lead and side betted for profit.

  • freespeechisdead

    freespeechisdead

    Month ago

    Look at Stephen A with his complete lack of credibility. He knows nothing about sports. We've known this since he first appeared on the scene. This is the most glaring example of his ignorance. Chuck tried to tell you Stephen. You should be ashamed to sit in a seat and call yourself an analyst, but I guess you getting paid.

  • Junior-Corrado Soprano

    Junior-Corrado Soprano

    Month ago

    Steven a Smith hairline sleeps with the fishes

  • MisterX867

    MisterX867

    Month ago

    I wish Barkley would've popped in at the end yelling "Guaranteed!".

  • Aumran Shahabi

    Aumran Shahabi

    Month ago

    Giannis did it without any drama , just stuck to the real process , worked hard and got it done. Respect.

  • Brittany Moore

    Brittany Moore

    Month ago

    The acrid lathe contextually found because slave adventitiously queue amid a motionless david. doubtful, obeisant fedelini

  • CMc The MvP

    CMc The MvP

    Month ago

    Ok g

  • Gio

    Gio

    Month ago

    I haven't watched this circus show in years. All I know is Max doesn't age well. Yikes!

  • Roland Swain

    Roland Swain

    Month ago

    I knew at one time in his NBA career Giannis would win a championship. He is probably in the top 3 best centers in NBA history. and I think he would have had more success against any other Centers in NBA history. Dat boi good..

    • TL Nino

      TL Nino

      Month ago

      Giannis isn’t a center….he’s a power forward.

  • KONFUZED

    KONFUZED

    Month ago

    Lebron could never drop those kind of numbers

  • Brooklyn0212

    Brooklyn0212

    Month ago

    If anyone taking Bron place it would be the Greek God hands down thanks for coming

  • ongpong tv

    ongpong tv

    Month ago

    i love it when notification pops up "someone liked your comment", "you have a new subscriber"...

  • san mapholoba

    san mapholoba

    Month ago

    Stephan A is an idiot he laughed at Charles Barkley ,when he correctly predicted the win

  • Pahanin

    Pahanin

    Month ago

    Disrespecting Giannis never ends well, especially if your name is Harden

  • Marky Mcdo

    Marky Mcdo

    Month ago

    As ever sas is pieace of sh&t 😅😂

  • Dan’s Healthy lifestyle

    Dan’s Healthy lifestyle

    Month ago

    He plays defense

    • doliio volay

      doliio volay

      Month ago

      LeBron and KD as the best players in the world 😆, y'all super weird and funny. I love to burst your out of touch bubble, the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently the

  • Jeffrey Lord

    Jeffrey Lord

    Month ago

    I got just one question Stephen a…. Why was u in them colleges boy? MAMAS COOKING!!!!!!

  • David Baylon

    David Baylon

    Month ago

    Well Thank the Basketball Pagan Gods for creating a Commemorate The Buck Moon on July of this 2021. Rigged Bucs and Rigged Bucks won it in to be future freemasonic puppets

  • non ya

    non ya

    Month ago

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  • Richard werkNprog Hall

    Richard werkNprog Hall

    Month ago

    Nothing quite as gratifying as hearing Stephen A Smith having to give reluctant props to a team or player that he has previously trashed or isn't one of his favorites. When someone like Charles Barkley gets a prediction wrong its still cool, because he's enough of a good sport to poke fun at himself about getting it wrong. But when Stephen speaks in his monotonic 'I'm depressed' voice, you know he is sick to his stomach over his guys not winning, and he's left to do nothing but eat crow for his early Monday breakfast. And I'm here for every second of it...LMBO!!!

  • New Dork

    New Dork

    Month ago

    Steve gonna talk down to another brother what's new

  • Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    Month ago

    I put KD in front of LB because of his playoff performance

  • Joseph Keller

    Joseph Keller

    Month ago

    The worthless sweater focally tug because recess proportionately subtract round a spotted hemp. tawdry, empty desert

  • V R Abhinav

    V R Abhinav

    Month ago

    Stephen A looks hhhiiiiiiiggghhhh

  • Ed Goodwin

    Ed Goodwin

    Month ago

    I’m surprised SAS didn’t comment about Giannis’ accent.

  • K T

    K T

    Month ago

    How about eating crow on live TV Stephen A. You basically said "no way no how" that the Bucks would win it all and made fun of Charles Barkley like he was a fool when he predicted it. You are washed up and no one trusts your take on anything anymore.

  • zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsv

    Month ago

    ratings...

  • Daniel Garcia

    Daniel Garcia

    Month ago

    I just hope Milwaukee can beat Brooklyn next year when everyone’s fully healthy 😕

  • catm beretta

    catm beretta

    Month ago

    The both need to find new jobs.

    • zuygj bnsv

      zuygj bnsv

      Month ago

      on board with giannis if he wins more than 4 maybe i dont forsee it happening this one was a fluke the suns had them they quit

  • T

    T

    Month ago

    Steven a smith is stupid

  • I 21

    I 21

    Month ago

    The question is: Is Giannis the best player in the world?
    We're not talking about who is the GOAT, no. We are talking about who is the best player in the world right now.

  • misolou fout

    misolou fout

    Month ago

    Stephen A needs a medal for being the “eating crow” champion! 😝

  • ILYA SS

    ILYA SS

    Month ago

    Nobody gives af about what his clown saying … Giannis is a Legend .. Stayed loyal to his team .. Well Deserved 🔥👏

  • Youtube User

    Youtube User

    Month ago

    2:25

  • OUTDEHPRODUCTION

    OUTDEHPRODUCTION

    Month ago

    Y'all acting like the bucks played against a super team or even a healthy super team....y'all just need to chill and stop making noise cause that's all it is noise.

    • Beespool

      Beespool

      Month ago

      They beat the Nets which had 4 all stars.. When 1 All Star gets injured, it's not enough to beat the Bucks? Yeah... Right 😂😂

    • misolou fout

      misolou fout

      Month ago

      Look at SAS face? Haha 😂 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Dante Capulong

    Dante Capulong

    Month ago

    Sure hope Stephen was watching USA vs France "best in the world" Durant 10 points LMAO 🤣 choked at 4th too...

  • Tom Ace

    Tom Ace

    Month ago

    As a long suffering Bucks, I love watching the National Sports Media have to give credit to the Bucks and call the Bucks NBA Champions!!!

  • Tokunbo Towobola

    Tokunbo Towobola

    Month ago

    Why the long face SAS?

  • cqvio doli

    cqvio doli

    Month ago

    Whoever has the Chip is the BEST stop hating man...

  • Henrys Bunter

    Henrys Bunter

    Month ago

    Kellerman a coward....... put your flag down chump

  • Iceman 420

    Iceman 420

    Month ago

    Stephen a really its only one title a lot of players have won 1 title 👎 not impressed giving too much praise if he wins anymore and can repeat that performance than maybe ill be on board with giannis if he wins more than 4 maybe i dont forsee it happening this one was a fluke the suns had them they quit

  • Gods Gaming

    Gods Gaming

    Month ago

    You can tell Stephan A lost money cuz the bucks won 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Mike Andra

    Mike Andra

    Month ago

    Espn sux

    • cqvio doli

      cqvio doli

      Month ago

      SHUTUP STEVE! You said, Milwaukee was going to lose! You were dead wrong! YOU DONT REALLY KNOW! KD is number 1!

  • Bo Rood

    Bo Rood

    Month ago

    Bob Pettit had the greater performance.

  • Rob R

    Rob R

    Month ago

    Sas in his feelings because he realizes all the times he spoke against the bucks.

  • Adorme C.

    Adorme C.

    Month ago

    Look at SAS face? Haha 😂
    🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Gary West

    Gary West

    Month ago

    Start of the season, ppl said Giannis couldn't shoot free throws (and he couldn't). 17-19!!!!!! Strategy used to be to put Giannis on the line. No longer!!

  • Miguel Pérez

    Miguel Pérez

    Month ago

    Jordan 45 without Pippen (back) in Game 6 on the road...and the last secuence, 2 FG 1 stl 🤔 Really ?This was better? This topics...🙄¡ Congratulations Giannis !

  • ImStillShaz

    ImStillShaz

    Month ago

    2:26 that’s what she said🤓

  • Punky Buddy

    Punky Buddy

    Month ago

    You better remember his Name he is GREATNESS

  • Edgar Allan Reyes II

    Edgar Allan Reyes II

    Month ago

    He was all wrong, contradicting chuck's prediction. Overrated analyst.

    • Yungogenies

      Yungogenies

      Month ago

      @Quiet Monke I mean not to be a dickhead but don’t you think injuries are apart of the game?

    • Quiet Monke

      Quiet Monke

      Month ago

      I mean tbh not to hate but do you actually think the bucks would have won if kyire and harden were not injured

    • T V

      T V

      Month ago

      Overrated by who?

    • Brandon Vasser

      Brandon Vasser

      Month ago

      Always has been

  • sweetburgers1

    sweetburgers1

    Month ago

    Did max just say lebron always win the chip when he has a chance ? ☠️😂 according to his record he has had plenty of chances

  • Jake C

    Jake C

    Month ago

    Bro Stephen a shot talked giannis and now that’s the best performance I’ve even seen stfu

  • Abu Yusuf Hasan FALERO

    Abu Yusuf Hasan FALERO

    Month ago

    SHUTUP STEVE! You said, Milwaukee was going to lose! You were dead wrong! YOU DONT REALLY KNOW! KD is number 1!

  • Michael Pancake

    Michael Pancake

    Month ago

    Max said K.D. and Lebron didn’t have supporting casts 🤣 Just give it to Giannis, he’s the best player right now, no more proof needed.

    • laskin riubn

      laskin riubn

      Month ago

      Your crow, sir...

  • Robert

    Robert

    Month ago

    I am not impressed. The Nets were better and loss because of injuries to 2 of 3 stars.

  • Temptt

    Temptt

    Month ago

    I’m so sick of Stephen a smith…

  • Shawn Hester

    Shawn Hester

    Month ago

    bucks won cause they have players and coaching staff wanted to win the whole time.everybody on the bucks where more aggressive and motivated then any team in the playoffs. people think that just because you got KD, James harden and Irving on the nets they're going to win all the time. upsets have happened n sports. i mean think about the spurs wasn't a superteam they won 5 championships but when the bucks win its like oh they lucky cause every team was dealing with injures. give the bucks credit they deserve this moment

  • CaLiDaRi

    CaLiDaRi

    Month ago

    "If you cannot speak Engrish you are not welcome here in America."
    --Stephen A

  • shani yan

    shani yan

    Month ago

    We forget that he did all that coming off a scary injury, wow 😲

  • Aaron Velasquez

    Aaron Velasquez

    Month ago

    Anybody can hate and talk, but can u play the game ? Or can you even touch rim? 😜

  • Moey Gregory

    Moey Gregory

    Month ago

    Feel sad for Phoenix, third NBA Finals, still no title.. Milwaukee..2nd Finals ..2 titles.

  • Martin G

    Martin G

    Month ago

    best moment of this video at 00:20

    • Jaime Argudo

      Jaime Argudo

      13 days ago

      Mollys rack?

  • Yeah mate Whatever

    Yeah mate Whatever

    Month ago

    Lebron doesn’t even score 30 points anymore, he wants everyone around him to keep him at number 1. Doesn’t work like that

    • shani yan

      shani yan

      Month ago

      Chris Paul will never win a championship now 😒

  • Nick Beef

    Nick Beef

    Month ago

    I’m glad he stirring things up. Lebron and Harden have stagnated the league. No personality.

  • Thicc Potato

    Thicc Potato

    Month ago

    Stephen A has been super mean to max since Kwame called him out and he became so race fueled. :/ I miss when they used to go back and forth without him being so venomous towards max .-.

  • Colton Marshall

    Colton Marshall

    Month ago

    Did nobody in this comments section NOT notice molly and her suit?!? I need that watuh.. my behind thursty🚰💦

  • Robert wilson Jr

    Robert wilson Jr

    Month ago

    they said Lebron and KD didn't have there supporting cast as in all stars? Giannis played with no super team got hurt came back and dominated.. I can say Giannis won without a super team.

  • Herbert Brandes

    Herbert Brandes

    Month ago

    Stephen Smith the Carson Tucker of sports.

  • Jwend392

    Jwend392

    Month ago

    Your crow, sir...

  • J S

    J S

    Month ago

    Yiannis has heart and determination that has taken him to the top of this elite game , he didn’t need a super team to win , all he needed is great players like Middleton and holiday and the will to win 🏆 congrats to him and the whole organisation 👏👏👏

  • black hooded

    black hooded

    Month ago

    Max was scared to comment due to the kawhi comment

  • Stizzle Rizzle

    Stizzle Rizzle

    Month ago

    Chris Paul will never win a championship now 😒

  • Dama Doms

    Dama Doms

    Month ago

    I only watched this in hopes someone would say Giannis last name so I know how to pronounce it lol.

  • The Real Talk Show

    The Real Talk Show

    Month ago

    Literally just listened to Max say nothing for 6 minutes....I want a refund

  • Joker06

    Joker06

    Month ago

    Y'all gonna talk about best player in the world and not even mention Steph, really? The disrespect

  • mvang9

    mvang9

    Month ago

    Does he need an interpreter since he's Greek?

  • Mike Vick

    Mike Vick

    Month ago

    Let's go 🦌 s thanks Mr stephen

  • ben davies

    ben davies

    Month ago

    "Most likeable superstar in sports" When will Americans learn that there is a world outside of America.

    • Yeah mate Whatever

      Yeah mate Whatever

      Month ago

      @Mr Pilapil you see? The French just beat team USA at the Olympics Wake up bro, best players in NBA aren’t even American anymore. And they keep calling the bucks world champions. USA basketball is no longer the best it’s soft with no defence and the bucks are only American champions which isn’t saying much

    • Kestered

      Kestered

      Month ago

      @Yeah mate Whatever keyword warmups. You are talking the olympic teams as well, where the USA sent not even it’s best players, while the other olympic teams have their best players out there. Any NBA team would take out a foreign team.

    • Yeah mate Whatever

      Yeah mate Whatever

      Month ago

      @Mr Pilapil yes I agree with your comment about the NBA however it is ludicrous to label them world champions without playing and defeating other club teams around the world. I understand they would probably win but you cannot just presume they would. Just like team USA losing to Nigeria and Australia in the Olympic warm ups!!!! Correct?

    • Mr Pilapil

      Mr Pilapil

      Month ago

      @Yeah mate Whatever The NBA is the elite of the elite in basketball around the world. The best basketball players are in the NBA so that is why they are called world champs.

    • Yeah mate Whatever

      Yeah mate Whatever

      Month ago

      Exactly, soon as the bucks won game 6 they were calling them world champions 😂

  • Turn Up The Volume

    Turn Up The Volume

    Month ago

    Bucks were no better than the Suns - Giannis saved them, avoiding game 7, by making his... free-throws - a miracle, c'mon !!!!!! That's it, no more no less. It could have gone either way

  • J Clutch

    J Clutch

    Month ago

    LBJ KD Kawhi and Curry have been battling injuries on and off the last few years. Giannis has continually played at the highest level in the regular season and playoffs on both sides of the floor. He’s been able to stay healthy so I say he’s the best.

  • Veer Chasm

    Veer Chasm

    Month ago

    Stephen is really WOKE now 🤦

  • prophecysoundz

    prophecysoundz

    Month ago

    Right now as it stands, he's the best player in the NBA...all the supposed best before him didnt make it and they all had their share of ups and downs. And like many already said, did it without another superstar, and even better, he did it when his complementary players didn't have it going. I can't say Lebron could do that or anyone else could either.

  • Respected Slayer

    Respected Slayer

    Month ago

    Chuck is laughing at this

  • Sir Ronvid

    Sir Ronvid

    Month ago

    Max did well on this take, sas just seems to not like it that an european is the best, idk why he brings max to say no, a no is Not justified, Giannis did prove that you do Not an A Davis, Harden or Irving to win a Chip

  • Sir Ronvid

    Sir Ronvid

    Month ago

    Giannis>>>Harden, Irving and KD

  • Cronos  Jupiter

    Cronos Jupiter

    Month ago

    Giannis, an immigrant from Greece helps the Bucks win their 2nd Championship in 50 years by 50 points!!!!

  • jason oh

    jason oh

    Month ago

    can tell the pain he needs to say nice stuff after trash talking so much

  • Raphael Marcelo

    Raphael Marcelo

    Month ago

    He's not a legend yet we should let him finish his story first and then that's the time we can call him a legend. He has more than a decade still on his legacy so let's just witness greatness.

  • senni bgon

    senni bgon

    Month ago

    Stephen A needs a medal for being the “eating crow” champion! 😝