Kenny Smith says he wouldn't just assume the Lakers & Nets will make the Finals | First Take

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Kenny Smith joins Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on First Take to react to Russell Westbrook joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Poetic Writer
Poetic Writer ヶ月 前
I guess the other teams even the defending Champs are chopped liver.
thisguy177 ヶ月 前
Nets are expected to win the east and Lakers the west. Vegas odds favors those two teams. Bucks have Middleton and giannis. Nets got KD harden and kyrie. If they are all healthy not injured they are heavy favs
thisguy177 ヶ月 前
Ever notice how soft spoken the players are. And the reporters are all hot headed loud mouths. Like Stephen a. LOL 😂😂😂😂😂
Albert Morales
Albert Morales ヶ月 前
It’s not a guarantee that the Lakers & Nets will meet in the finals, thank you Kenny for not jumping to those conclusions. The big question for the Nets is their ability to stay healthy, but for the Lakers it’s their continuity and age with this newly constructed roster (same old narrative involving Lebron as always).
Blacx Adam
Blacx Adam ヶ月 前
Russ has a relationship like AI with the league and the refs. He averaged a triple double this year, broke the triple double record, lead the league in assists, top ten in scoring and rebounding. He did not make an all star or a nba team. As much as he does exceptionally the focus on the negative. He gets less calls than he should in the regular season playoffs also.
Kenyon McKee
Kenyon McKee ヶ月 前
Lebron at 37 is not gonna be flying down the court like he use to when he did that against the suns he tired out.
DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)
I like the way Stephen A thinks we don't know when he's looking at his phone. 3:34
Duncan Bridgeforth
I'm with Kenny. All that so called superstar adding doesn't assure anything. As for Steven A he pretty much loves to hear himself talk because no one else does. I'm with what the Bucks superstar said. " We done it the hard way. "
Michael Barjak
Michael Barjak ヶ月 前
Another instance where Kenny Waterboy Smith demonstrates his basketball IQ, a few more like this and my man gonna be a goldfish, the voice of the bowl not locker room
Keter-Royale Restorations, LLC
Good answer by Kenny. The nets and harden are under greater pressure than Russ.
John Eaves
John Eaves ヶ月 前
I predict the Lakers struggle to make playoffs, due to age & injuries. Kinda like when S Nash joined the Lakers w D Howard & K Bryant. Main starting lineup only had 7 games together & the team struggled all season.
Vince Duncan
Vince Duncan ヶ月 前
Giannis and the Bucks are the Team to Beat. The Bucks lack Star ⭐ Power so they are taken for Granted.
Boston Bandit
Boston Bandit ヶ月 前
If someone gets hurt, all these “predictions” go out the window. This past season just proved that 🤦🏿‍♂️
Willy Collins
Willy Collins ヶ月 前
on paper or space jam it seems the nets will win, but in reality it will not happen
Matthew Lonnon
Matthew Lonnon ヶ月 前
I like how Kenny didn’t count out the reigning champs. Just because there’s now a shiny new kid on the block don’t forget what the Bucks just did. They’re too good to just toss out
Oscar M
Oscar M ヶ月 前
But now if he gets a championship, it will be cheaper. The guy is with Lebron and AD. Never in my life would I have thought Westbrook would sell out to what he stood for. Its not hate, its a fact. The guy has succumbed to the Big 3, LA lifestyle. He didn't do it the hard way. He took the Lebron way out as did AD. They have one cheap championship already and it wont surprise me if they got another cheap championship. Less fanfare again.
Basil Carpenter jr
They drive me crazy with if nets or lajers was healthy the bucks wouldn't have won who cares the fact us that wasn't BUCKS are the Champs period
Nina McAlpin
Nina McAlpin ヶ月 前
Russell Westbrook just shot himself in the foot.
malhotra roger
malhotra roger ヶ月 前
What’s more real NBA or WWE ?
CherylD Thomas
CherylD Thomas ヶ月 前
When kenny talks, u better listen.
Samuel Pagan
Samuel Pagan ヶ月 前
Russell Westbrook was on Seattle Supersonics. Then he was on the Oklahoma thunder. Then the Houston Rockets. Then the Washington wizards. And now on the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s five teams Stephen a Smith.
blekidud ヶ月 前
Id have to agree with Kenny. Im a big fan of the lakers but this isn't a lock. Not by a longggg shot. Oh yea .. F stephen A.
yung mayo
yung mayo ヶ月 前
Nets have no D kd can’t do it alone
jean grey
jean grey ヶ月 前
I thought Kenny was gonna say he thought he became a great shooter until he saw Klay and Steph
Miguel Gonçalves
I love how Stephen A just names all Westbrook's teamates and mentions that he has no chip to show for but he doesn't realize that out of all his ex teamates only ibaka and KD won
M PP ヶ月 前
Magic Johnson ruined LA. ALONG WITH LEBRON
Horace Johnson
Horace Johnson ヶ月 前
"D'haaaaammmm" Kenny Smith going in the coffin......
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan ヶ月 前
Hahahahaha who could possibly think that Brick City Westbrook makes them the front runners?? I breathed a sigh of relief when I heard they got Westbrook. The West is open, and the Lakers will struggle.
Michael Dillman
Michael Dillman ヶ月 前
Lakers were 25th in 3's last season...they traded wayu their only decent shooters to add a guy who can't even hit 30% lol
Michael Neau
Michael Neau ヶ月 前
The Bucks win the title, and they continue to be disregarded and disrespected! The national media continues to sicken me.
ESPN is sus..
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Dallas Brown
Dallas Brown ヶ月 前
Bucks running it back I truly believe that
mrcooldeadly85 ヶ月 前
All they want to talk about is the Nets & Lakers.
mykarma2 ヶ月 前
WOW was impressed that Steven A. wasn't trying to overtalk or yelling at Kenny Smith. Impressive!!!
Fady A.
Fady A. ヶ月 前
So Westbrook will get another second, or be left open and will become a better shooter because of it? He’s been having people begging him to shoot the 3 for the entirety of his career. The defense has willingly sagged off. If you can’t shoot with 3-4 seconds of being open, you’re not going to be much better with 5 seconds. He just can’t shoot.
Boost Lee
Boost Lee ヶ月 前
Both teams have top players in the NBA as their big 3 but I wouldn't say they have the best rosters. Also stephen A is a clown. Can't believe I click another video of him talking out his azz
K Bonilla2.0
K Bonilla2.0 ヶ月 前
Listening to former players with Championship experience > TMZ Sports Commentators
Tommie Barnes
Tommie Barnes ヶ月 前
NBA World Finally gave Tru , Russell Westbrook Get with The King And Big AD , it’s over , not only that coming home Lakers , at the same time , The Marathon Contines … That part !!! It’s Russell Westbrook may the blessings be The Westbrook Family …. MOB Luv 5th
Dionisios Marinos
The Bucks won the Nets lost, the rest are what ifs. KD played the best series of his career, if Kyrie was there maybe KD wouldn't have gotten so hot, too many variables . The Celtics played better without Kyrie, it's all about fit. Lakers are done bad fit.
Lakers is not going to the finals 😂
Richard Weatherspoon
Kenny was right about the pressure
Lance Vance
Lance Vance ヶ月 前
LeBrons gonna want Westbrook off the team by mid season. They dont fit together at all
Elvin Gallard
Elvin Gallard ヶ月 前
LeBron always brings the ball up, Westbrook can't push the ball if he doesn't have it. The Lakers need to get Dwight Howard and JaVele McGee again with two shooters, use Russell Westbrook in a trade to make that happen.
Red Forman
Red Forman ヶ月 前
it does make for a good story though Russ vs Durant Lebron Vs. Kyrie
Ray J.
Ray J. ヶ月 前
Kenny Smith gave a great analysis of how a shooter can become a better shooter because he now has more time to get his shot off
David Jackson
David Jackson ヶ月 前
At Least Kenny is being realistic about the situation.
Ayo Capper
Ayo Capper ヶ月 前
What happen to kawhi and pg they must have died or something because if not I know we not just talking lakers vs nets like the lakers are unbeatable
Jose Ortiz
Jose Ortiz ヶ月 前
Westbrook is gonna make the Lakers better? Any announcer who thinks that should retire.
Viraj Patel
Viraj Patel ヶ月 前
🤫🤨 SAS needs shut and let the expert talk
John Davis
John Davis ヶ月 前
Stupid questions
Rah ヶ月 前
I guess the 2 year-cry me a river over KD going to the Warriors was nothing more than fake outrage.
Joe Solo
Joe Solo ヶ月 前
Don't think this will work
Robert Smith
Robert Smith ヶ月 前
The bucks did only win because of injuries. But lets be honest, the bucks are the team that I would trust the most to stay healthy this year due to age and history of the other contenders
kalem rhodriguez
kalem rhodriguez ヶ月 前
Can we get Kenny or Chuck to talk basketball on ESPN besides Dumb Perk
Eddie Cruz
Eddie Cruz ヶ月 前
They should have an inside the NBA/first take crossover. Give Molly the week off, EJ moderates and let the guys go at it.
Brett Thomas
Brett Thomas ヶ月 前
Barring injury, there's no team stopping them. Let's be real, the Bucks only won because of the numerous injuries the league had
Bognos Kiwang
Bognos Kiwang ヶ月 前
Max and Stephen A, what will you say then when neither the lakers or nets dont make it to the finals?.
Aaron Crawford
Aaron Crawford ヶ月 前
People forget, those teams (Bklyn Nets and LAKERS) they're an old, injury prone team. Teams are building there rosters with young, fast players who can run up n down shooting from the three's. This is today's basketball 🏀.
WorldBeater123 ヶ月 前
Lakers ain’t getting past the second round. Lebron and AD are injury prone, Russell Westbrook is past his prime and has shown he cannot call win no matter where he goes. And they don’t have enough shooters around them
Geenaxion ヶ月 前
Everyone assumes the Net will make it out of the East but yet they didn't even make it this year.
Hernan Rio
Hernan Rio ヶ月 前
Lol Nets ? That bust team ? There garbage… Bucks and Lakers finals
77 ヶ月 前
Even if they had great shooters, Westbrick's 0 BBIQ will keep him chucking like the idiot he is.
Dyran Nelms
Dyran Nelms ヶ月 前
Stephen A straight hating on Westbrook
Andrei Dinu
Andrei Dinu ヶ月 前
By now, to assume AD will have a full season healthy is ridiculous. So it will all depend on that for LA. For the Nets, they're always a bomb waiting to explode, just look at KD with the USA team. Too much ego and cray cray in one team for this to work long term. And Kenny is right, if they don't win this year, with the amount of money Nets are paying for salaries AND for the luxury tax, they won't last one more season.
21 Salbahe
21 Salbahe ヶ月 前
Don't disrespect russell westbrook he carried his team a lot in playoff when kevin durant had a off night in their thunders days
Jared Ramey
Jared Ramey ヶ月 前
I hope/wish superteams 100 years of bad luck and continue to have injuries for wanting to take the easy route.
dendiRTZ ヶ月 前
Yeah but LeBron can't make excuses even getting injury HOF team😂
Liv Cormanes
Liv Cormanes ヶ月 前
Russ is fun to watch if he dominates the ball but I wont feel comfortable having Westbrook facilitating for a championship aspiring team since he is turnover prone and he's decision making is poor.. Lebron at 36 will be 37 next season, it's hard to imagine he'd like to play an up tempo game.. I wish Shaq or Chuck was also in this interview, Kenny just love to talk about himself.. Didn't Russ play with KD,PG,HARDEN,BEAL and didn't become close to being a decent 3pt shooter.. STOP IT KENNETH..
W P ヶ月 前
Jeez! Appreciate the bucks. Assuming the lakers and nets already and that’s what you guys said last season that the nets will go all the way but what happen?
Buthler Julien
Buthler Julien ヶ月 前
Exactly Tellem Kenny!!
Allen Lin
Allen Lin ヶ月 前
Shaq, EJ, Kenny, and Chuck are now superstars. They outshine all other commentators.
Orion Pavlos
Orion Pavlos ヶ月 前
Would be crazy if that happened. Westbrook/Durant rivalry for the biggest prize in the basketball.
Bimo Sunupoernomo
No, Lakers will not going anywhere with Russel. He is not team player. He can not shoot. It's fatal mistake to get him.
Ousmane Danfo
Ousmane Danfo ヶ月 前
Bucks back to back!
ricky garcia
ricky garcia ヶ月 前
J E R I C ヶ月 前
Feething Moua
Feething Moua ヶ月 前
So many people talking about the Nets' injuries and how the Bucks wouldn't beat them if it weren't because of Kyrie and Harden getting injured. The English term for that is: EXCUSES
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Gezza 77
Gezza 77 ヶ月 前
Been rolling with LBJ for a long time now…but this is getting ridiculous. Hope to see a Bucks vs. Warriors NBA Finals in 2022.
GSOAT 30 ヶ月 前
Warriors had a super team everybody hated them for no reason lol but now lakers has a super team making that the second super team led lebron James and there whole world is rooting for lakers to win smh
Stout Bordeaux
Stout Bordeaux ヶ月 前
Kenny speaks with logic, not in his feelings, or as a fanboy! Makes great sense! Proof is with how Bucks and Suns ended up in Finals neither were Superteams!
Hercules Rockerfeller
Kenny should be a politician. He answered questions that were never asked, and avoided answering the questions he was.
Carlos Delgado
Carlos Delgado ヶ月 前
Kenny is a amazing analyst, but he such an oldhead
Ejiofor Ozoagu
Ejiofor Ozoagu ヶ月 前
Kenny just pointed how dump and silly Stephen A. And Max are with utmost disrespect to the current NBA champion while backing fantasy synthetic yet to prove anything Nets.
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Random ヶ月 前
Lakers need to pick up some more guys.
Daves ヶ月 前
Nets gonna win cause mike d’antoni left lol he’s allergic to the finals
Shawn Phillips
Shawn Phillips ヶ月 前
Russ a good guy though… he’s punctual from what I’ve heard…good player still… just not 40 million a season worth of good player at this point…
Shawn Phillips
Shawn Phillips ヶ月 前
Not saying the lakers won’t be good.. it all comes down to Lebron and AD’s health… if those two guys are hurt they win nothing… Russ without them doesn’t even close to sniff the playoffs! He just doesn’t help them!
Shawn Phillips
Shawn Phillips ヶ月 前
Every piece the Wizard’s got is more easily movable than Russ… Russ is just not a good bargain at his salary…
Shawn Phillips
Shawn Phillips ヶ月 前
Look for a big year from Harrel next year… he’s an offensive monster and the Wizards might play him big minutes to sell tickets
Shawn Phillips
Shawn Phillips ヶ月 前
Better deal for the Wizards than Lakers… Russ had a ts% of about 50 last year This is a bad move but isn’t Lebron or Pelinka’s fault…. The gods made them make this deal…
77 ヶ月 前
The Lakers now have an effective BBIQ of 0. Westbrick has a -1000 BBIQ aura.
Lights Out82
Lights Out82 ヶ月 前
You aren't beating the nets or a golden state from years last at their own game. You need to pound them physically which the lakers can do especially if they can go and get someone like Howard or Howard back. Russ will take it right to these other teams and now he has two other costar who can also.
Riley Diego
Riley Diego ヶ月 前
At this point Lebron is playing with house money, nothing to lose, and he already won in L.A, his legacy is in tact and he’s a top 5 player of all time. These other guys like kd and harden have the most pressure
tredecim_lz ヶ月 前
LeBrons getting OLD
Lester Devall
Lester Devall ヶ月 前
Steven A why tf you was at all them school's boy?
El Tostado
El Tostado ヶ月 前
Sas working on his narratives early this year I see
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