'He's not Kevin Durant, let's stop that right now!' - Stephen A. on Giannis vs. KD | First Take

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'He's not Kevin Durant, let's stop that right now!' - Stephen A. on Giannis vs. KD | 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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  • King James

    King James

    Hour ago

    MAX WON DIS ONE BRO MAM

  • Mar

    Mar

    Hour ago

    SAS is trash, his argument is just to insult Max. Fire this guy.

  • Eugene Caldwell

    Eugene Caldwell

    4 hours ago

    And I'll say it again he's not kevin Durant not saying he is but guess what he beat kevin durant in a series on his way to the trophy ppl are just ignorant anymore I swear🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤡🤡🤡

  • Jean Gill

    Jean Gill

    4 hours ago

    I give Max alot of respect for putting up with all that disrespect from Smith he talking to Max like he talking to his son

  • Walton dennis

    Walton dennis

    4 hours ago

    I just don’t understand all the rudeness.. What part of journalism 101 comes with all the insults🤔

  • Ree Boutit

    Ree Boutit

    5 hours ago

    Bettlejuice eyes 😹😹

  • Dylan Galera

    Dylan Galera

    5 hours ago

    It’s clear SAS does not like foreigners taking over American popular sports

  • Austin Empire

    Austin Empire

    6 hours ago

    1. Greek freak 2.KD 3. Leonard 4. Lebron 5. Steph curry for best player in 2021-22 season

  • It’s Just Curtis

    It’s Just Curtis

    7 hours ago

    Max is 100% right. LeBron himself has never been the most skilled player in the NBA even though he has a lot of skill. But he’s been the best since 2011 with no argument. KD has always been more skilled than LeBron, but he’s never been the best.

  • Alex

    Alex

    9 hours ago

    give me Giannis over KD right now to start a team to win a championship. Giannis is the defensive player of the league, the better rebounder, the better shot blocker and the better assist man. Also better in the paint than KD. The only skill that KD is better is the 3 point shot. Thats my take

  • Marques Labbe

    Marques Labbe

    9 hours ago

    SAS 🍆 KD!

  • Brock Owens

    Brock Owens

    12 hours ago

    Kevin Durant is OVERRATED

  • J Clutch

    J Clutch

    12 hours ago

    SAS tryna disrespect Max because he won’t follow the argument that because KD is more offensively skilled than Giannis he’s better. SAS praising Durants rings after calling him the weakest superstar ever

  • J Clutch

    J Clutch

    13 hours ago

    What is this obsession with praising players who lose and trying to diminish the ones who win.

  • Carlos

    Carlos

    13 hours ago

    Stphen A speaks as if the only skill worthwhile in basketball is creating shots. Durant is a better shooter at mid and long range but he's not on a level with Giannis in the paint, defensively or mentally.

  • ojo stephen

    ojo stephen

    14 hours ago

    Nah. Stephen A Smith was so wrong on this one. The most skilled player isn't necessarily the best

  • Delvan Severino

    Delvan Severino

    14 hours ago

    Max have right bruhh

  • lendisha oops

    lendisha oops

    15 hours ago

    Just take this fool out of the show

  • DRC

    DRC

    15 hours ago

    And Durant is Giannis. Stop comparing players as they are both COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TALENTED PLAYERS. I guess people have nothing else to talk about since the Bucks won the chip.

  • TYE

    TYE

    15 hours ago

    Take that L Stephen A..

  • Imma keep it ahunnid

    Imma keep it ahunnid

    16 hours ago

    Kd averages more points, assist, steals and blocks but apparently he only can shoot and dribble.. yea I’m done with the NBA and it’s fans y’all are so hateful and it’s kinda exhausting I’ve had enough

    • Imma keep it ahunnid

      Imma keep it ahunnid

      16 hours ago

      Literally nothing that y’all are saying is backed up by facts it’s just that y’all hate KD..

  • Panoo Kalofyris

    Panoo Kalofyris

    16 hours ago

    Harden can average 60 points a game in Houston and they still would never win a chip with him this skill argument is just stupid
    Lebron is levels ahead of Jordan when it comes to skills
    Look at the numbers: 33000 pts 9000 apg 9000rpg so lebron is better?

  • Panoo Kalofyris

    Panoo Kalofyris

    16 hours ago

    Obviously KD is more skilled just because of the fact that he hits his shots but giannis is more valuable

  • Panoo Kalofyris

    Panoo Kalofyris

    16 hours ago

    Max debates Stephen just talks

  • Panoo Kalofyris

    Panoo Kalofyris

    16 hours ago

    Put Kevin on this Milwaukee against this suns and Kevin simply doesn’t win the series with the bucks… debate is over Giannis is better
    Giannis doesn’t shoot but giannis dunks KD can dunk too but he is at least 100 pounds lighter than giannis so please don’t compare them especially 1on1
    Not to mention the bucks nets series we witnessed and the battles giannis had against kd

  • 4 Brothers & one

    4 Brothers & one

    17 hours ago

    In my opinion kd is obviously the best in offense and giannis is the best in defense but that doesnt mean that giannis is better then kd.even tho kd went to a super team he had to vs lebron,kyrie and kevin love not to mention kevin love where they went to like a game 6 i think.yes giannis has won a title congrats to him but he had an easy run to say the least.Kd had to carry a shitty nets team to a game 7 where he dropped back-to-back triple doublesin game 6 just to lose in overtime in game 7

  • 407Movement Beats

    407Movement Beats

    17 hours ago

    SAS talking in circles. This ain’t the same Mac from a few years ago. Max has step his debate game up and makes SAS frustrated because he’s right a lot of times.

  • CRC Gamisuke

    CRC Gamisuke

    18 hours ago

    Giannis is not Kevin Durant, true story. But KD for SURE is not Giannis AT ALL. You talkin KD's skill, i talk Giannis's work ethic and COMMITMENT! You talkin KD's sharpshooter and sniper, im talkin Giannis dominatin in the paint. Stop with that silly argument. Enjoy the level of Basketball we are witnessing here.

  • arce mariano

    arce mariano

    18 hours ago

    Stephen a disrespected Max and Gianni's that much 🤨

  • Violet 2luvs

    Violet 2luvs

    19 hours ago

    Stephen A. was right..love u stephen A❤️❤️

  • dario dawaten

    dario dawaten

    19 hours ago

    Giannis is in KDs Level they are both All time Grea

  • A Person

    A Person

    20 hours ago

    comparision is the thief of joy and these clowns are right on it.

  • Team G1

    Team G1

    21 hour ago

    Giannis deserves his respect as well as the Bucks because they did what the Warriors did pre KD.... They worked for years with who they had instead of bringing in a superstar... Steph is the Warriors face.... Giannis is the Bucks face....

  • Salescoach Plus

    Salescoach Plus

    21 hour ago

    I think the status quo doesn’t want to give him his rightful title.

  • Salescoach Plus

    Salescoach Plus

    21 hour ago

    Enough is enough. We are witnessing history

  • Salescoach Plus

    Salescoach Plus

    21 hour ago

    He’s better than Michael Jordan.

  • Salescoach Plus

    Salescoach Plus

    21 hour ago

    He’s better than Durant.

  • G G

    G G

    21 hour ago

    The Bucks organization built a championship team from scratch and beat the big bad Nets along the way. Who’s fault is it James Harden came into the season out of shape and hurt his hamstring? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. SAS is jealous the Knicks can’t do what the Bucks did, how about stop waiting for superstars to fall in your lap and develop one yourself?

  • Neptune

    Neptune

    22 hours ago

    Stephen A, know how to play basketball?

  • David Ola

    David Ola

    22 hours ago

    here come this dude again, cause even after Giannis proved him wrong, he still a pure hater nothing else, dude just won a championship it hasn't even been a week they can't give props

  • WithGreatPower 616

    WithGreatPower 616

    22 hours ago

    People can be such victims of the moment. My hat is off to Giannis for an incredible Finals performance but he's not KD.
    KD is more skilled and more lethal. There's levels to this and Giannis isn't better because he beat KD when his two best teammates were injured and still dropped two 45+ games on them and took it to a game 7.

  • David Berger

    David Berger

    23 hours ago

    He put up bigger numbers than KD ever did on the biggest stage.

  • Gumaro Cuellar

    Gumaro Cuellar

    23 hours ago

    Stephen a treat everyone like trash and wanna be treated like a KING WHEN IT COMES TO HIM AND THE BLACK RACE

  • Isaiah Boudreaux

    Isaiah Boudreaux

    Day ago

    Max don’t even be arguing the question

  • True Los

    True Los

    Day ago

    Steven A definitely lost the debate max made the most vaild points easily

  • Ayden O'Neil

    Ayden O'Neil

    Day ago

    Stephen curry ?????

  • Virgil Remo

    Virgil Remo

    Day ago

    I do not disagree with Max. In fact for me, he won this one.

  • Ryan Salt

    Ryan Salt

    Day ago

    Giannis is a better defender, rebounder, playmaker and he is better at getting steals and blocking shots. He is also much more deadly on the inside. Durant is better at shooting.

  • 21 Savage

    21 Savage

    Day ago

    Of course KD is better than giannis thought this was common knowledge

  • Tajai Keaton

    Tajai Keaton

    Day ago

    Stephen A be bullying this man max on live TV

  • Jalil McClendon

    Jalil McClendon

    Day ago

    Giannis is the best individual player right from what we seen in the finals. If he continues to play in the paint and not take 3s he will continue to be the best. That doesn’t mean his team will win every year for example like Lebron. Lebron was the best player from 2010-2020 but he don’t win every year. Giannis is just as skilled as KD just in different ways. No he doesn’t have the handle or shooting of KD but KD doesn’t have Giannis rebounding ability, defensive ability, or blocking ability, or finishing ability. Giannis shoots a higher fg% than KD. It’s more efficient to get layup and dunks than to shoot pretty looking fadeaway and hesi pull ups for the same 2 points lol.

  • Adnan Hirabe

    Adnan Hirabe

    Day ago

    I’m sorry to say it but if kds foot was smaller or even if joe Harris didn’t completely disappear in games 3,4,5,6,7, we would be singing a different tune but hey give giannis his credit he did what many said he couldn’t! Props! 👏🏽👏🏽

  • Bean Loyal

    Bean Loyal

    Day ago

    If he gets a jump shot he'll be better

  • Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    Day ago

    Yeah man. KD is better than Giannis. His skills tell them all. Giannis story is the best we have ever seen since ring chasing was a thing. But talent wise KD is on an othe level really.
    Come on Max you are spewing some nonsense here. Lmao

  • Allen Sanchez

    Allen Sanchez

    Day ago

    Durant's weakneaa is defense. As such, he is not the best player today.
    I give that to Giannis. He has a DPOY. Durant hasn't. Giannis is still in his late 20s, which gives him a chance to upgrade his skill set.

  • Rasheed Diallobe

    Rasheed Diallobe

    Day ago

    Idk why this is even a discussion the played Brooklyn and Kd was clearly the best player in the series even elevating his game to a further level

  • Andres Quiroz

    Andres Quiroz

    Day ago

    SAS makes horrible takes in every sport he covers he is only there cause he always loud and energetic

  • SlapsMans

    SlapsMans

    Day ago

    SAS is just an old geezer

  • Jack Robertson

    Jack Robertson

    Day ago

    Kd hasn’t done what Giannis has done. 2x mvp dpoty, and a real solid gold championship ring on his finger along with the finals mvp, Kd’s are plastic and he got them playing on easy mode

  • Jay Eazy

    Jay Eazy

    Day ago

    KD is on a super team tho this is all fair game injuries included Giannis the Goat

  • Henri LeMieux

    Henri LeMieux

    Day ago

    KD is the better shooter... Giannis is better at hustling, rebounding, defense, and driving to the basket... Oh and Giannis is better at winning titles without a super team around him. 😂

  • TNT Section

    TNT Section

    Day ago

    Man! They both have good points! Stephen A is saying “best” would mean the person who’s the most skilled. As in KD being a player who can play and be effective from anywhere on the court offensively so Giannis can’t be considered better than KD because he can’t do that. Max says just because he’s less skilled doesn’t mean he can’t be a better player which I agree with.

  • 아가페 시그널

    아가페 시그널

    Day ago

    Sas just got cornered by max lol..

  • D C

    D C

    Day ago

    sas flamed max ahh🤣

  • Rydra Wong

    Rydra Wong

    Day ago

    Giannis HIMSELF said Kevin Durant was the "best player on the planet" after their series with the Nets.

  • Harshween Kumar

    Harshween Kumar

    Day ago

    SAS has become so annoying and his takes are ridiculous and bias

  • BlacProphet

    BlacProphet

    Day ago

    KD is the best player in the the League even Giannis knows that!!!!!! Max needs to stick to boxing. That is the only sport that he is good at!

  • Ayden O'Neil

    Ayden O'Neil

    Day ago

    This facts

  • Mehmet Ali Ulubay

    Mehmet Ali Ulubay

    Day ago

    Of course he is not. KD is not like Giannis as well. If Giannis had KD like shooting ability he is easily the greatest ever on the other hand if KD had Giannis level athleticsm and defence he is easily the greatest ever too. They are not directly comparable players I think. Btw KD is currently the best player but in 2 years he won't be anymore. I love both.

  • Deep Moticons

    Deep Moticons

    Day ago

    Stephen A straight up delusional at this point

  • Gevaughn Cartwright

    Gevaughn Cartwright

    Day ago

    I know he won a championship on non.stacked all star team

  • next level

    next level

    Day ago

    SAS is getting way too SASSY.















    But really Stephen A Smith really needs to tone down the disrespect. It's very cringey to listen to, even more cringey to watch.

  • Theveri Best

    Theveri Best

    Day ago

    Bruh not because you win a title mean u the best player in the world look at when kawhi won in 2019 yes he won but he was never the bitw at any point yall just comparing achievements not player for player

  • Perry Brown

    Perry Brown

    Day ago

    DIDNT GIANNIS BEAT KD AND THE BROOKLY NETS TO GET TO THE FINALS. I SAY HIS BETTER THAN KD FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT GIANNIS NEVER NEEDED TO JOIN A SUPER TEAM TO WIN A CHIP. YOU CAN ALSO ARGUE IF GIANNIS WASNT ON KD LEVEL HOW WAS IT THAT GIANNIS WAS ABLE TO BEST KD AND THE NETS. WHAT! WAS IT INJURIES. KD WASNT 100% HIMSELF. GET THE FUK OUT OF HERE. KD NEEDED TO JOIN A SUPER TEAM TO WIN HIS CHIPS, GIANNIS DIDNT. PLUS, KD CANT PLAY DEFENCE. ALL THAT HYPE ABOUT THE BROOKLY NETS AND YALL FORGOTTEN KD, HARDEN, AND KYRIE DEFENCE WACK, JACK.

  • Hoodydown Muggasuav

    Hoodydown Muggasuav

    Day ago

    Steven A (excuse me ?) 😂😂😂😂 I’m weak

  • Thomas Roberts

    Thomas Roberts

    Day ago

    SAS really miss Skip. You can see how much he hates everything Max says even if he agrees. If Max exist SAS is offended lmao

  • Ahmad Abdullah

    Ahmad Abdullah

    Day ago

    Giannis could care less about KD, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard or who ever else you wanna throw in there, the man just won his First Championship and is getting better and better as a player

  • Bo Rood

    Bo Rood

    Day ago

    Giannis is way better than Durant, get off drugs.

  • Don Ali

    Don Ali

    Day ago

    Allen iverson was more skilled than shaq but who ranks higher all time

  • wail rose

    wail rose

    Day ago

    kind of sad, a guy just won the chip and here you got Steven A talking down on his legacy

  • Benny Hath

    Benny Hath

    Day ago

    Giannis has already passed kd on the all-time list. KD can't even make the finals without two healthy first-ballot hall of famers on his team.

  • Joseph James

    Joseph James

    Day ago

    Just because KD is a better shooter doesn't make him more 'skilled'. There are other skills besides shooting!!!! Giannis is a much better defender (not just physically but also his skills like reading the offense to deploy timely help, timing and footwork for blocks, interrupting passing lanes to generate turnovers, etc.). Giannis is better and driving to the basket. Giannis is way better at rebounding. KD is a wing and has wing skills, Giannis is a big man and has big man skills. If anything, people pressuring Giannis to develop his shooting has impeded his development since he focuses on the wrong parts of his game.
    TL;DR They have different skill sets, but they are both extremely skilled.

  • DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)

    DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)

    Day ago

    Stephen A "Time out, time out, time out" Max "Time in". ...this is a great debate. :) haha!

  • Joseph Espitia

    Joseph Espitia

    Day ago

    SAS takes have been so bad as of lately

  • mhm

    mhm

    Day ago

    I hope giannis got his tv off 🤦🏾‍♂️ protect yo peace, these niggas hatin

  • niodndbb lolo

    niodndbb lolo

    Day ago

    Sas is waffling

  • Clint

    Clint

    Day ago

    Max is actually right in this. KD has proven that he can’t close series like G.A.

  • Byrd IsDaWord

    Byrd IsDaWord

    Day ago

    Stephen A rude asf and Max is right. Most skilled player doesn't equate to the best player.

  • Ģhostrider Blaze

    Ģhostrider Blaze

    Day ago

    Steven A. terrible

  • Avatar Phi

    Avatar Phi

    Day ago

    max spittin frfr giannis just got done averaging 35 13 and 5 with a steal and 2 blocks in the nba finals and is a far better defender than KD lol

  • Ģhostrider Blaze

    Ģhostrider Blaze

    Day ago

    No he's better than Kevin Durant .

  • AbsentRegard24

    AbsentRegard24

    Day ago

    Max should leave First Take and rejoin Marcellus on Speak for Yourself. The Max & Marcellus radio show was gold. Marcellus can have an intellectual debate without demeaning his opponent. This is a quality that Stephen A lacks.

  • Shane Wair

    Shane Wair

    Day ago

    Max won this one

  • Shane Wair

    Shane Wair

    Day ago

    Stephen A be on KDs nuts

  • jon jon

    jon jon

    Day ago

    These clowns are really amusing. talking about 2021 season, Giannis numbers dont lie against KD. how can it make no sense?