Kobe feels LeBron will not be loved by Lakers fans until he gets a ring - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Mar 20, 2019
  • 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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  • Judah Mourneth
    Judah Mourneth Day 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 +1

    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 +1

    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 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 +1

    "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 4 months ago

    Max should not be allowed to talk about basketball. Such an idiot.

  • realniggaj91
    realniggaj91 4 months ago

    Kobe lowkey loving this lol

  • Steve Cobblestone
    Steve Cobblestone 4 months ago

    old dog new tricks...."james" will run back too Cleveland...

  • 老周就知道吃
    老周就知道吃 4 months ago

    I like to NBA2K games james..

  • Satira Lamar
    Satira Lamar 4 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

    *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 +1

    Everybody: 81

    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

  • 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

  • zohoro
    zohoro 4 months ago

    Man i feel bad for lebron......i mean even kobe never face a monster team like the warrior in his career........yes yes i get it kobe also face great team before i know the point is that none of them is like the warrior

  • SharinganSakura
    SharinganSakura 4 months ago

    This is fabricated propaganda that people that support Kobe want to push. True or not, they'll eat it up, so SAS will twist his statements out of context so they can sell it to the anti LeBron masses.

  • If you don't believe me Google it!!!

    I'm still not respecting him because he ain't you Kobe. That's what I'd tell the Mamba. I would love to hear what Kobe would say and respect it.Max right though ,Kobe not Mike but thier more a like than Bron. 1Kobe (Yes I'm biased and contradicting myself) like Max said because I'm a Lakers fan. 2 Jordan (Really number 1 but this is my comment). I know y'all gone let me live even if it's in delusion🤣🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂

  • Tyrell Brown
    Tyrell Brown 4 months ago

    Rigged ass sport fuck let my knicks win sum

  • LB Goon
    LB Goon 4 months ago

    Why tf y’all think Lebron went 2 the Lakers 2 win a ring in the west the conference y’all say so hard & once Lebron win a ring he gone be the only player 2 win a ring in both conference

  • Lamont Ward
    Lamont Ward 4 months ago

    Ncaa has started..and it's good..please talk about that..Don't knowbody give a fuck about a MF team that didn't make the nba playoffs..

  • Black Lyfe
    Black Lyfe 4 months ago

    It's TRUE Lakers fans will never get off of him

  • 1.5 Slime
    1.5 Slime 4 months ago

    Lebron Thought it would Be a Cake walk As a Die Hard Bron Fan he has to Reevaluate the situation and come with a new mindset and focus....Dig In & ball U are The Face of the NBA and not Even in the Playoff picture Very Embarrassing being a Bron Supporter Rite Now ...he will get it together and at least get 1 or 2 chips Likely 1

  • hannington mbaabu
    hannington mbaabu 4 months ago

    Wow I think I am Just not exposed but Lebron just put his mouth-guard in a cup at 1:07.

  • Tzaki
    Tzaki 4 months ago

    y this nigga jalen blink so much

  • Rommel Cabonuan
    Rommel Cabonuan 4 months ago

    The white boy hates on L.A. period . GTFOUTTA HERE

  • Tony Phan
    Tony Phan 4 months ago

    i thought it was a process and we were going to win in a few years? we all knew nothing was going to happen immediately.

  • spencer brown
    spencer brown 4 months ago +1

    LeBum wont be loved by the fans anyway lol the real laker fans like myself cant stand LeBum because he searches for people and titles! And he fakes fouls and he gets cramps and causes plsyers and coaches to lose they positions! And hes a Loser KD whooped that tail of leBum 4 to 0 in the NBA Finals.Kobe doesnt really care about leBum lol my belief is that Kobe would love to see the bum fail some more lmbo!

    NARKOHAMPON TV 4 months ago +2

    Lebron CANT DO IT BY HIMSELF Factual Statement

    NARKOHAMPON TV 4 months ago +1

    Your Brainwashing Media

  • Mr. Suhaib
    Mr. Suhaib 4 months ago

    Lebron aint gonna like all this pressure coming from Kobe. Since I think the NBA is trying hard to cement Lebron's legacy, they'll probably give him a few allstars and/or rearrange the conferences (like putting one of the Texas teams in the East and switching around other borderline markets) by next season.

  • MrPrizziceless
    MrPrizziceless 4 months ago

    What's it say that all these years later, Kobe still the biggest name on these talkers lips. Kobe was different. He took the game to its highest ever levels through his ultra refined skill & indomitable will. Thus, GOAT. #MambaMOB

  • Chase McBrien
    Chase McBrien 4 months ago

    Nobody wants to play with Lebron. They want to beat Lebron.

  • Rob V
    Rob V 4 months ago

    DearNBA Media - STOP talking about LeBron. He’s not in the playoffs and there’s a ton of great players not getting coverage who are worth talking about. We all knew season 1 in LA was not a contender. Get over it please

  • Ian Ford
    Ian Ford 4 months ago +1

    Omg....the reaching for hidden meanings behind athlete anecdotes is beyond nauseating. 😖

  • a. barker
    a. barker 4 months ago

    Kobi is right. Next year is it. Kevin D. Or Davis. Nothing less including a good support staff will do.

    L318BLACKSHEEP 4 months ago


  • JC 40324
    JC 40324 4 months ago

    Lebron is too busy with his new Hollywood career to win a ring.

  • J D
    J D 4 months ago

    Le crybaby is not ever bringing a ring!!!

  • Frostshokula
    Frostshokula 4 months ago +2

    Kobe winning back to back in 09-10 was much more impressive than Lebron’s 2016 fluke chip.

  • Frostshokula
    Frostshokula 4 months ago +1

    This has been one of my favorite seasons! 😂
    Fuck L3-6ron and his retarded fans

  • Barney Miller
    Barney Miller 4 months ago +1

    He doesn’t have shaq

  • Luke Nuke
    Luke Nuke 4 months ago

    I would like for lebron to get a ring but he is in the west and only getting older.

  • Alvaro Diaz
    Alvaro Diaz 4 months ago

    Every time this guys make a comment involving Kobe and Lebron we already know is gonna lead to the behalf of Lebron because they want to convince the world that Lebron is better than Kobe and the old school people know that that’s not true but of course they work to convince the young people which lack the times of Kobe
    Kobe is always right

  • Darryl Maddox
    Darryl Maddox 4 months ago

    Safe enough to say he may not ever win another one. Too many good squads.
    Gotta face it.. We gotta start counting down to his retirement... He's got about 3 years max.. Warriors got at least two more.. And I know other squad thirsty af

  • zyl zyl
    zyl zyl 4 months ago

    KOBE won a 3peat !! 5 rings ...
    LeQuit with LAKERS???
    not1 . not2 . not3 . not... ever

  • yo daddy
    yo daddy 4 months ago

    LeToxic is now the new Carmelo Anthony. No one who wants a winning team wants him on their roster. Guy doesnt even play defense.

  • B Chapman
    B Chapman 4 months ago

    I am so done with Social Media.
    A friend of mine posted on FB that she's having twins.
    I commented "Congratulations you're finally having two kids from the same daddy".
    She blocked me.

  • veerchasm1
    veerchasm1 4 months ago

    Not gonna happen, he’s old and no team wants to send them sh**

  • French Toast
    French Toast 4 months ago

    Here Stephen goes again purposely misinterpreting what a player has said to fuel his career of being “the controversial basketball guy”
    Love the media

  • Big Dee
    Big Dee 4 months ago

    the fucking guy wasn't drafted by the Lakers....

  • stonedbori840
    stonedbori840 4 months ago

    ESPN does this every time

  • Derrick Allen
    Derrick Allen 4 months ago

    Kobe ain't top 5, top 10 hands down. Prime Shaq is better than Kobe.

  • dgames
    dgames 4 months ago

    Max, "deluded fans"? Really? The level of disrespect that comes from the media should be illegal. That comment reveals a big problem that exists within the sports media. They seperate themselves from the fans and make fans appear less than them and put actual players of the game on the same level with them.

  • MrThrock09
    MrThrock09 4 months ago

    Kobe is correct however I have just damn near as good chance of getting that championship ring ring as Braun Braun he’s lost a step and you got all sorts of new young guys that are his size they’re giving him all sorts of shit. With a record of three wins and six losses coming out of the East that’s some seriously weak shit.

    6-0 MJ CASE DISMISSED lack of evidence…

  • Kareem Rashid
    Kareem Rashid 4 months ago

    Why y'all talk in bout how kobe feels I didn't hear kobe say a got DAMM thing

  • Slim Chain
    Slim Chain 4 months ago

    Kuzma & BI average 17 & 18 ppg. He has plenty of help. Enough excuses!

  • Kareem Rashid
    Kareem Rashid 4 months ago

    fuck do you know how kobe feel

  • Slim Chain
    Slim Chain 4 months ago

    LeBron is nowhere near Kobe. Never was. Just a stat padding loser. Who played in a week conference & needed multiple star players to win

  • AreLL Lio
    AreLL Lio 4 months ago

    rose is 100 percent correct... fck Lebum asss nigga!

  • Jordan Cacioppo
    Jordan Cacioppo 4 months ago

    To all fanx who bring up the 4th seed argument. They were 2 games from 10th. Stop using that shit like its any kind of accomplishment. Thats like bragging about being 4th at the start of a neck and neck race and then finishing dead ass last.

  • Lucius McPimp
    Lucius McPimp 4 months ago

    fuck lebron. As a LA native most of us will never respect lebron that whiny black bitch

  • IamMrIsom
    IamMrIsom 4 months ago

    Kemba Walker and Klay Thompson should be ready for a great challenge this summer. Mark Jackson is the best coach on the market. I see somethings coming together for the good. #AD2020

  • IamMrIsom
    IamMrIsom 4 months ago

    Basketball is a team sport. How soon do we forget the years the Lakers missed the playoffs when Kobe was in his prime after he snitched on Shaq and made Phil retire and become an author. smh

  • John Dean
    John Dean 4 months ago

    Top of LeBron head shiny af