Stephen A. confirms Carmelo Anthony’s name is being smeared in NBA circles | First Take

  • Published on Aug 22, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith reports that NBA GM’s and coaches are talking behind Carmelo Anthony’s back and says the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers should be interested in signing Melo.
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  • Tina Nickerson
    Tina Nickerson Day ago

    Melo hurts Melo ...he walks in with an attitude that is not healthy. He has to work!! He has to understand he isnt a superstar anymore!

  • roylynn wall
    roylynn wall 3 days ago

    Lets do it to his front then. Dude is boat anchor, who is not an NBA player right now. He is volume shooter, that has zero physical ability left.

  • Man Child
    Man Child 6 days ago +1

    Here's were you have a point without realizing it

  • sean royster
    sean royster 8 days ago

    We are oh-okay

  • consuetudinary
    consuetudinary 14 days ago

    The Hornets need him.

  • Will Strickland
    Will Strickland 14 days ago

    Soooooo what? Somebody please sign this dude so he can suck and get it over with

  • Isaiah Prater
    Isaiah Prater 14 days ago

    Lakers get Carmelo. He.plays with LeBron, it'll be like the old days with Michael Jordan and Scotty Pippin

  • Andre Browne
    Andre Browne 15 days ago

    Marbury Iverson Melo when the league hates it's never about your skill it's always something else something personal. Never has anything to do with basketball.

  • Andre Browne
    Andre Browne 15 days ago

    Max is not the 12th best player on any team. Max fuggin buggin.

  • Don V
    Don V 15 days ago

    wasn’t melo the reason lin was removed from the knicks?

  • BuddhaWrath
    BuddhaWrath 15 days ago

    0:00 to 0:10 SAS jacket optical illusion

  • sasuke dad
    sasuke dad 15 days ago

    he deserve all that bs. look what he did to Jeremy lin did he deserve that no. what goes around comes around. go cry in your locker bitch.

  • Jeffrey Lasky
    Jeffrey Lasky 16 days ago

    Here’s the truth
    Melo would have been great if he would have stayed in Denver
    The Best teams he played on were in a Nuggets uniform.

  • L-VEE
    L-VEE 16 days ago

    He's been black listed!

  • Third League
    Third League 17 days ago


  • Tony Doe
    Tony Doe 17 days ago

    Dis nigga jus compared Quinn cook to melo... I’m done🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Iron Man
    Iron Man 18 days ago

    Same thing Iverson went through... I saw it coming, and that is garbage.

  • panama colon
    panama colon 18 days ago

    He will win a ring this year if he leave LALA

  • carlos rios
    carlos rios 18 days ago

    What about Melo getting a coach fired and benching/trading Lin? Now you want the guys he refused to team up to save him?Life is a bitch huh?

  • Iyham Dolfin
    Iyham Dolfin 20 days ago

    melo's attitude is what's keeping him out of the NBA ! no one needs to smear his name coz he made it himself !!! he's bust now ! no team would pick him up anymore coz they know he is a liability .

  • Qintz
    Qintz 20 days ago +1

    did this lovely young lady replace molly?

  • Donja Graham
    Donja Graham 21 day ago +1

    Why should LBJ put in a word for Melo , Melo had a chance to play with him when he was at his best but he chose to go another route so now that his career is done he wants his help. SMDH

    FLIIBOIITRaV 21 day ago

    Go to gsw melo

  • Maddtrucker love
    Maddtrucker love 21 day ago +1

    Melo is a grown ass man.. he came in the league with LeBron and Dwade.. he no champion bottom line. Go sit next to the waterboy.. and pass out Gatorade.☺

  • The King
    The King 21 day ago +5

    This lady might be the best mediator on First Take since Cari was the mediator.

  • Kenny Fernand
    Kenny Fernand 21 day ago +2

    Max " yea no kidding your the twelveth best guy on the team, you take what we give yea" lol lol max has a point.

  • Rahtez Hamilton
    Rahtez Hamilton 21 day ago

    Lebron James need to do something for Carmelo Anthony and bring him to join the Lakers

  • Trey Bertin
    Trey Bertin 21 day ago +1

    SAS u gettting high again?? Stop riding Melos jock. He is a poison to a lockerroom

  • GARY Gwin
    GARY Gwin 21 day ago +3

    Carmello doesnt Hustle. He didn't work hard to stay in great shape. He didnt make winning a priority in the NBA. His defense sucks. He isnt worth the huge money.

  • Jah Son
    Jah Son 21 day ago

    Melo to the warriors let’s get him golden state please make it happen

  • FURIAA305
    FURIAA305 21 day ago

    Melo chose the Rockets over the Heat! BIGGEST CAREER MISTAKE!!

  • Dallas Wood
    Dallas Wood 22 days ago +1

    carmelo anthony hasn't been worth a damn since he was with the nuggets and has always always been a liability on defense

  • matthew king
    matthew king 22 days ago

    Get max off the air melo better than 70 percent of the league there wont be 9 other people better than him on any team

  • Ander Perez
    Ander Perez 22 days ago

    Carmelo should try to go to OKC
    Best fit

  • John Galt
    John Galt 22 days ago +1

    He should have stayed in ATL

    • V0laRix
      V0laRix 15 days ago

      John Galt he never played in atlanta

  • tim simpson
    tim simpson 22 days ago +1

    Why would anyone want Carmelo?? An older, volume shooter, who plays no defense & is delusional & believes for whatever reason he's still a starter... I'm sure there's a lot of teams looking for that resume'... lol

  • William Liu
    William Liu 22 days ago +1

    Please can we move on from this melo shit. Everyone knows why he's not being picked up.

  • Wes Wes
    Wes Wes 22 days ago +1

    Melo nba career is over just play overseas my dude.

  • Maurice Gaines
    Maurice Gaines 22 days ago +1

    LeBron don't owe him shit. The guy is a role player now that doesn't play defense & didn't he disappear on the Rockets

  • skyflyer
    skyflyer 23 days ago

    I just don't think Carmelo Anthony could really put up the points even at this point in his career people seem to still be overestimating his output he's one of those guys he could maybe get your 10 points tonight maybe but if that's coming on with him unable to play Team ball still trying to play in this isoball that it's not worth it I think you would be best served on a team that's kind of on the cusp of getting better like Wonderland or something some team that's top-tier Carmelo would slow them down like Portland is James Stephen A Smith name in Los Angeles I still need to be like LeBron needs to get him a job in LA LeBron's not running that team you can make suggestions but he's not running that team he is also at the point in his career where he needs to show that he can produce this season 2 LeBron's not sitting pretty he needs to really take the Lakers to another level this season with a team with no depth

  • Marcin Skóra
    Marcin Skóra 23 days ago

    Jeremy Lin is blackballed in nba, why no one stands for him like they do for melo ? media double standards ?

    • Marcin Skóra
      Marcin Skóra 22 days ago

      @Age wilson he just now signed with Chinese team because nba gave up on him, thats his own words from interview.

    • Age wilson
      Age wilson 22 days ago

      Marcin Skóra Jeremy Lin just won a ring last year. What are you talking about?

  • George Hunter
    George Hunter 23 days ago +1

    Melo should've left New York before he signed his big contract

  • Same Huno
    Same Huno 23 days ago

    ESPN molly sucks ass please listen to the fans!!! Molly is a bitch thank you

  • Sidebox
    Sidebox 23 days ago +1

    Melo in summary: a defensive liability with predictable offense, and he doesnt adjust his game as he gets older.

  • Malwand Gulban
    Malwand Gulban 23 days ago

    At this point, Melo needs a chance to ball out. Everyone is saying he can't play ball anymore is def motivating him.

  • Mike Simon
    Mike Simon 23 days ago +3

    I still believe Melo is better than 50% of the 2019 NBA players, why can’t he on a roster?

    • Charles Jones
      Charles Jones 21 day ago +1

      No one can say this if they truly saw how Melo was playing in games the last 2 years. His shots are horrible. Not just the selection but also his percentage. Also he can't defend. He's not fast enough to be on the perimeter. And he not strong enough or have enough explosion to get defend down low or get rebounds. This story they're pushing is for people are for people who only like Melo. But not his play style.

    • Taylor Made
      Taylor Made 22 days ago

      Funny thing is, they never mention what the teams did after Melo..nothing. They blame Melo, he left and none of those teams have won anything. They need to focus on how horrible Chandler Parsons is, but they can't be cause they can't handle the truth!

  • The Arbiter
    The Arbiter 23 days ago +6

    Video: About Melo
    Comments: About Molly

  • Elisha Johnson-Whatley

    Stop playing all his bad highlights bitch

  • JigglesJingle
    JigglesJingle 23 days ago +1

    Carmelo Anthony still thinks hes the best player in the league lol. That's why noone is signing him.

    • Tyner Gaming Ps4
      Tyner Gaming Ps4 22 days ago

      JigglesJingle thats not even true wtf🤦🏻‍♂️

  • claudetheruler
    claudetheruler 23 days ago +1

    He’s clearly Melo’s friend. Melo has ALWAYS been a cancer. What a joke!

  • salvatore bartolomeo
    salvatore bartolomeo 23 days ago +1

    Why should it be on LeBron's shoulders to save Melo's career? Melo is a big boy, and Max is right.

  • David Moreno
    David Moreno 23 days ago +2

    Who cares about Melo. Pfff! Hey first take, no one cares!

    • Mugen
      Mugen 20 days ago

      i don't care either

  • Origen
    Origen 23 days ago

    Melo has the shadow of not winning a championship. A personality of egocentrism. A narrow of a scope for articulation on the ball court. That's why he isn't hired. I have never been a fan of melo- his play is empty like Dwight Howard's. Conversely, I would be happy for him and Dwight to do well late in their careers where seeing them play team-ball would be refreshing and mystical- for lack of a better term. I want these guys to do well, and I can't root against guys who have had bad pasts that are changed men: The keyword is "men" here, where Melo and Dwight I believe are finally entering manhood and either have to pay the price, change their game, or bow out because it's too late.

  • Sean moynihan
    Sean moynihan 23 days ago +1


  • Tony Evans
    Tony Evans 23 days ago

    Pornstar Melo!!!

  • Eva
    Eva 23 days ago +1

    yeah, LeBron should tell Melo to take care of his baby girl because having a shitty father who doesn't care about you is no fun...

  • CaDymuZik
    CaDymuZik 23 days ago

    I wish they can stop throwing LeBron‘s name around. This shit is bigger than him. The league has been blackballing Melo since David Stern days

  • Retrokidbk83
    Retrokidbk83 24 days ago

    I like the new moderator. Keep her on the show permanently!!!!

  • Adam P
    Adam P 24 days ago +1

    He's always been a skilled offensive player. The problem is that he's also always been a black hole who stagnates ball movement. His skills have diminished and he's shown, repeatedly, that he doesn't play well as a role player, and he's a sieve on defense. He had a nice career. Let it die.

  • Ben Kissee
    Ben Kissee 24 days ago +2

    Max kellerman is not fun to watch or listen to.