Stephen A. takes James Harden over Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘any day of the week’ | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith rattles off a list of reasons as to why he would take Houston Rockets star James Harden over Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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Adiss Barak
Adiss Barak 9 днів тому
Harden is the best player in today’s league today
Isaac Rivera
Isaac Rivera 9 днів тому
Eric 11 днів тому
2:36 Stephen A looks glitchy with two mouths
Jeremy James
Jeremy James 14 днів тому
If the rockets were in the east they'd make the finals every year instead of Lebron with the cavs
Jeremy James
Jeremy James 14 днів тому
Harden plays zero defense. Giannis for the win
Takis Tsaboukalis
Takis Tsaboukalis 17 днів тому
Christopher Chapman
Christopher Chapman 17 днів тому
Harden can play 2 positions? Giannis can play 5. Harden is phenomenal offensively? Giannis is arguably as good offensively in a different way, but also dominates defensively. Harden could care less about defense.
Daniel Colon
Daniel Colon 18 днів тому
I love how she throws the playoff jab at Harden near the end. It's a regular season award, the playoffs is its own thing. We could always bash another former MVP (cough) STEPH CURRY, on their clutch factor in the postseason but since he is surrounded by good players, no one will point out that he isn't clutch and can shrivel up when the moment gets bright. He gets shielded because he has Durant. Chris Paul doesn't hurt his hammy in the playoffs, the Rockets dethrone GS and are the NBA Champs. The Rockets have the only realistic chance to dethrone the Warriors. Harden was doing his thing before D'Antoni but now that he wants him to take more control of the offense, Harden is a bonafide scorer, but now he can assist out the wazoo. Chris Paul is a perfect compliment to Harden and needs to stay healthy to help Harden get a ring. If Paul is healthy, plus Capela and the crew, Rockets have the BEST chance to knock off the Warriors.
Ousman Diallo
Ousman Diallo 21 день тому
Notice how SAS won't stay Gianni's name, jealous ass coon. Hating on those AFRICANS! ANTETOKOUNPO IS THE NEW KING!
Ousman Diallo
Ousman Diallo 21 день тому
SAS always and I mean always HATE on AFRICAN PLAYERS and their teams he is SUPER jealous of those AFRICAN PLAYERS especially ANTETOKOUNPO. He trying to take away Gianni's trophy and give it to Harden just so Giannis won't be MVP and not because James deserve it more.
Nikitas Rasidakis
Nikitas Rasidakis 24 дні тому
Giannis has one problem and that is his shouting but James harden can’t even play defense and that is half of basketball
Akhil Mathewkutty
Akhil Mathewkutty 27 днів тому
Even though they don't show him as much ad I'd like but he deserves more
NoobsShadow 28 днів тому
Not a Stephen A. fan but how he puts up with Kellerman I'll never know. I bet he's regretting running Skip off the network at this point.
Luckytron asmr LuckyFri
Luckytron asmr LuckyFri 29 днів тому
Harden is shooting 39 % on difficult 3 pointers.
Joey Polish
Joey Polish Місяць тому
the white dude looks like hes gettin cancer and the black dude look like he gettin diabeetus.
shane o mac 1
shane o mac 1 Місяць тому
Max will put you to sleep when he start talkin look at Stephen a Smith face
Max 117
Max 117 Місяць тому
I LOVE the Bucks this year. I actually thought they were pretty good last year, it's just too bad they couldn't get farther in the playoffs but Middleton and Giannis were deadly together. BUT cmon now. Harden can carry your team single handedly, Giannis can't. People call him a choker in the playoffs but I believe 3 of his playoff eliminations came at the hands of the Warriors, once against the Spurs, I think the KD-Westbrook Thunder took him out one time, and then the Blazers with Aldridge and Lillard. So it's not like he's been losing to crap teams. Secondly, Giannis has no excuses now. He's got one of the best rosters in the league. Bucks better get to the conference finals or it's gonna look real bad. Giannis has a better team now than Harden ever did prior to last year, so lets so what he can do. Till, then... I'm going with Harden simply because he can single handedly keep you in a game and even win against incredibly tough opponents. We saw what he did to the Warriors alone this year... ukvid.net/video/%D0%B2%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE-mleZQR9lHMs.html It speaks for itself.
Gregory Hansel
Gregory Hansel Місяць тому
Your wondering if Antanticupoos? 🤣🤣🤣 3:32
nanuliz Місяць тому
Giannis for life
Lei Yoh
Lei Yoh Місяць тому
AND! And... and James Harden can get 2 to 3 points just by sitting on the bench, too. No contest. lol
Roma’s tennis talk
Roma’s tennis talk Місяць тому
James Harden shooting 37.5% this season and 36.6% for his career with a 44.4% fg this reg season. Giannis 57.8% fg way more efficient. Also nowhere near as ball dominant as Harden. Wins and losses speak for themselves, bucks are first in the east for a reason. Giannis is the better player. And oh btw they’re stats are comparable, with harden taking easily 10-12 more field goals a game. Giannis is a better rebounder, rim protector, overall defender, still could work on his passing ability but could be on hardens level soon. Also, Harden chokes in playoffs and doesn’t get those bs foul calls in those situations like he does in reg season.
Tolis Shelby
Tolis Shelby Місяць тому
ah ah mad alert..
menyak01 Місяць тому
He travels, he flops. He can do it all!
TheRadFactor Місяць тому
Harden goes missing when it matters. So he is basically scoring instead of his teammates.
Jonah Scarlett
Jonah Scarlett Місяць тому
over Curry?
Huncho D Pete
Huncho D Pete Місяць тому
I’m taking prime wade over prime harden any day
Huncho D Pete
Huncho D Pete Місяць тому
Wade gets to the line 25 times the playoffs are rigged harden goes 27 times and he is just really good at getting to the line GTFOH
lOrD fArQuAaD
lOrD fArQuAaD Місяць тому
yeet oh yeah yeah yeet lul yeet oh yeah yeah yeet lul yeet oh yeah yeah yeet lul
Hawwa.B Місяць тому
James Harden Shoots way to much that's why he averages so much.
WereBakedFreestyles Місяць тому
What about PG13?
Paul Bagnoli
Paul Bagnoli Місяць тому
harden averages nearly 27 ppg during his stint with the rockets in the playoffs has he had some rough games in important spots yeah sure but giannis has never even been in those situations before so we cant just give him that
Vikes4Life Місяць тому
Giannis get a three point shot and ur the goat
Blizzard 5993
Blizzard 5993 Місяць тому
As a "die hard newyork knicks fan" Stephen A should realise than Ntilikina kept Harden at 1-6, so there is an answer, and that's a sophomore who is not getting played a whole lot and showing little confidence
Trav Bro
Trav Bro Місяць тому
James harden is the most criticized player in the league 🚫🧢
noitrexe Місяць тому
I'd pick Harden over anyone besides LeBron and maybe Kd🚀
Nathan Gonzalez
Nathan Gonzalez Місяць тому
It hurts me to say this but Harden is playing so crazy right now his offensive game alone outweighs Greek Freaks overall game. Which is nothing against Giannis but Harden has carried that shit Houston team through the injuries.
Stan the Man
Stan the Man Місяць тому
13 year olds intentionally watching basketball for the first season in their life 🤝 hating how well James Harden draws fouls 29 year olds who miss the ‘90s when you could maul somebody on their way to the basket and not get called for a foul
Jason Au
Jason Au Місяць тому
Ray Allen shot 39% for a career and was considered the best 3 pt shooter of all time prior to the Steph era. Max trippin.
Xayen Brevard
Xayen Brevard Місяць тому
James harden is much better.
Mlg GameringExtream
Mlg GameringExtream Місяць тому
I’m taking giannis.why? Because he is a athletic freak that can get to the rim at will, with his wingspan and vertical he is a monster on D and plus he is much younger
PapiBlanco Місяць тому
He can also travel at will
Y M F Місяць тому
Dude stop yelling.
Κωνσταντίνος Γεωργίου
I just want to hear ONE TIME Stephen A. say something good about Giannis😂
Mr Hurt
Mr Hurt Місяць тому
Bucks are the best team in basketball right now and have been majority of the season so far. Who can argue???
Mr Hurt
Mr Hurt Місяць тому
Giannis all day.
mj Місяць тому
Stephen a is a moron
Adam Valerino
Adam Valerino Місяць тому
My top 10 NBA players right now 1. LeBron 2. KD 3. Kawahi 4. Davis 5. Steph 6. Westbrook 7. Antetokounmpo 8. Harden 9. Embiid 10. Simmons
theo perry
theo perry Місяць тому
Max is a fool
C T Місяць тому
Stephen, u picked the loser again. Bucks won !!!
Tom s
Tom s Місяць тому
Anybody can average 34 ppg when they are getting 30 shots a game, and the refs are letting you get 20 free throw attemps. Put damian lilard on the rockets and let him jack up shots and he'll easily put up 32+ppg in d'antoni's system. Not hard to find a scorer, especially someone who doesn't play defense.
Gualter gutierrez
Gualter gutierrez Місяць тому
stephen A : 1 of 10 on the last nba finals predictions and still yelling like that is going to make him have a point...
Leroy Jenkins
Leroy Jenkins Місяць тому
If I was starting a franchise the Greek freak If I was running a team that already has somewhat of a future definitely harden Harden is a better player than Giannis but Giannis is a unicorn As a team that needs a maybe 5 years to build, Giannis will be in his prime when we’re ready to make a title run
charan balakkumar
charan balakkumar Місяць тому
Harden is going to be the GOAT.
ZeneX Місяць тому
Max Kellerman gives me autism
MrKGatl 2 місяці тому
Maybe Giannis needs to learn how to get 10 unearned free throws from flopping a game.
Frank Watson
Frank Watson 2 місяці тому
I think my ears are bleeding. Note: Never use headphones when watching a video with Stephen A in it.
alex lopez
alex lopez 2 місяці тому
Dude is best around in our time once he gets that shot down. And he will. Hopefully he still with the Deer
alex lopez
alex lopez 2 місяці тому
Giannis has equal handles and passing. He actually plays defense though
Kyle Austria
Kyle Austria 2 місяці тому
Max forgetting harden mchale. Harden bikkerstaff lol harden 2015 max he went up against gsw should been mvp of league, everybody wanna say harden is better because of dantoni. NO! Harden been ballin ever since he went to houston
Anthony Singletary
Anthony Singletary 2 місяці тому
Yo im so disappointed greek freak way better then james garbage
young buckets
young buckets 2 місяці тому
thank you Stephen A he's been doing this
Darth Baylen
Darth Baylen 2 місяці тому
max kellerman is nut's go kill your self m8 you will make humanity big favor! tarded MVB!you are comparing a legit 2 times MVP playerr with a nobody still yet antetokoumpo who the only thing he accomplished is a shitty improved player! lol just go jump from everest or go stand in the highway and find the 1st truck and jump on the wheel''s tarded reporter
Jayvee Paguia
Jayvee Paguia 2 місяці тому
Max is trippin man. He relies too much on analytics 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
Jayvee Paguia
Jayvee Paguia 2 місяці тому
I’ll take Harden over Giannis
Sotero Mares
Sotero Mares 2 місяці тому
Giannis has a better team than James Harden, but he isn't the better player. The easiest way to prove that is by asking yourself if Giannis could win games without Middleton, Brogdon, and Bledsoe. Then answer is NO. Anybody who says Giannis is better is just some salty fuckhead who is tired of seeing James Harden win.
rudy2fat 2 місяці тому
Love Harden but his not a top 5 player. Top 10 for sure.
Misael Gavia
Misael Gavia 2 місяці тому
Hi!!! To all the Harden haters!!! Specially you Max
Derp Lord
Derp Lord 2 місяці тому
Harden sucking some ref D to get those cheap non-fouls called and travelling every other shot. PFT
kf 3
kf 3 2 місяці тому
durant >>> harden scoring wise
Nenad Drobnjak
Nenad Drobnjak 2 місяці тому
These guys dont even think about what they are saying, its just about saying something....
Logan's forehead
Logan's forehead 2 місяці тому
Kellerman is something else man. He waffles pure shit
climaxdesigns 2 місяці тому
sigh i can't watch these two clowns scream at each other, the conversation minus the screaming would be great. yeah i get 'baber shop talk' but damn the baber shop dont be this loud
Neev Rathod
Neev Rathod 2 місяці тому
Harden has no help in his team if you take Giannis antetokoumpo out of bucks bucks still make the playoffs You take James harden out of rockets they will be 30 in the NBA
Hayden Johnson
Hayden Johnson Місяць тому
Neev Rathod You got it COMPLETELY backwards
Chris 2 місяці тому
When Greek Freak gets a consistent 3point shot he will be a beast and I'm not even a bucks fan shit !
Gorka Arzallus
Gorka Arzallus 2 місяці тому
This take is beyond bad. Giannis over Harden any day.
Adam Masters
Adam Masters 2 місяці тому
Did he just give Harden props because the refs baby his ass? The only reason Harden is unstoppable, is because he is allowed to travel, and no one is allowed to guard him.
Getmoneytay 30
Getmoneytay 30 2 місяці тому
Harden is a playoff team by himself ..Gianni’s can’t carry scrubs to the off sorry
Getmoneytay 30
Getmoneytay 30 2 місяці тому
Max hold this L smh..
RaZeThreatz 2 місяці тому
This is hilarious
N i c k
N i c k 2 місяці тому
Harden is a great 3 point shooter. Curry obviously way better. But Harden is better than good at 3s.
anonymous 2 місяці тому
I kno it's TV business and they have to disagree but Max is becoming a dumbass, I used to agree with him but he just be talking out his neck now..
Πανος Κεκελος
Πανος Κεκελος 2 місяці тому
harden puts 40 points but nooooo defense at all.
Pharaoh Elijah
Pharaoh Elijah 2 місяці тому
Lol anything short of making the nba finals is not playoff success Greek freak does more for his team than AD will
TJ The 90s KID
TJ The 90s KID 2 місяці тому
No Steven a smith, James harden is the most un-guardable player because of how biased the refs are when it comes to him. You can’t defense him without sending him to the line. We’ve seen what happens when the refs aren’t calling ghost fouls for him.
aaron berhane
aaron berhane 2 місяці тому
4:43 Someone please make Stephen A’s face into a meme 😂😂
yougoBoy 2 місяці тому
Curry doesn’t play defense either..
ej arts
ej arts 2 місяці тому
11 percent on 3 points in a generation of shooting basketball.lmao and when did the bucks with him win anything, in the east.
RIFICA777 2 місяці тому
Kellerman doesnt know basketball? Is he more knowledgable on boxing since he was in Creed 2?
Armstrong Neil
Armstrong Neil 2 місяці тому
😂😂😂😂Max said Timeout
Mike Pollak
Mike Pollak 2 місяці тому
Its just cuz hes in milwaukee. Foreal no one ever gives anybody there enough atention. Even when they have been good, granted its been a wile, but people dnt even watch whole games even now with all the hype. People like S.A.S. Think they only need tk watch a few mins and theyre automatically experts cuz their so good at their job they must not need to watch as much as ur average person or even close to it. They only even just started nationally broadcasting the bucks like this yr.. hadnt had a game on christmas since 1970 somthin, whats that tell u, folks aint payin atention.
Alex Craciun
Alex Craciun 2 місяці тому
Max educate yourself about Hardens 3pt shot
FaTaL ChaosDcuo
FaTaL ChaosDcuo 2 місяці тому
Stephen a smith needs to make up his mind on who is the greatest scorer harden or Durant.
kambge 2 місяці тому
Giannis plays more D and gives you rebounds and hustle but Harden has way superior offense. They are both equally good facilitators in different ways. Depends what you are lacking in your team. And 39% is excellent 3pt shooting its probably top 5 in the league so yeah.
Trevon Adams
Trevon Adams 2 місяці тому
Give me Giannis every day
Witty Wobbafet
Witty Wobbafet 2 місяці тому
is it wrong hearing stephen a's voice even without watching😂
Gian Linarez
Gian Linarez 2 місяці тому
And his championships
TheBombDotCom 2 місяці тому
So Harden taking his team to the playoffs, to WCF a number of times and nearly beating the warriors up 3-2 until Paul went down; and Harden doesn’t show up ?
Broad-Y x4
Broad-Y x4 2 місяці тому
0:50 *fRoWlS*
insanemidget 2 місяці тому
stephen a will get a heart attack one day
Garrett Vinson
Garrett Vinson 2 місяці тому
James harden is the greatest bitch in basketball. He is complete trash when it matters
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