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

Переглядів 532 783
89% 4 415 544

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.
✔ Subscribe to ESPN on UKvid: es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoUKvid
✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on UKvid: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC
✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on UKvid: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN
✔ Watch ESPN on UKvid TV: es.pn/UKvidTV
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/espn
► Like on Facebook: facebook.com/espn
► Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/espn
Visit ESPN on UKvid to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.
More on ESPN.com: www.espn.com




9 січ 2019

stephen a.greek freakjames hardengiannis antetokounmpogiannis bucksgiannis vs james hardengianis vs hardengreek freak vs james hardenjames harden rocketshouston rocketsrockets vs bucksrockets bucksbucksmilwakuee bucksbucks giannis highlightsjames harden first takestephen a james hardenstephen a smith giannisstephen a smith giannis antetokounmpofirst takefirst take livefirst take espnespnespn livefirst take nba debate





Додати в:

Мій плейлист
Переглянути пізніше
Veon Sympathy
Veon Sympathy 5 днів тому
Just realized he said frouls
Dino11 Jones
Dino11 Jones Місяць тому
I’m sorry Stephan A but the greatest scorer is kd
Chan Soman Music
Chan Soman Music Місяць тому
max should stop talking basketball
A Soul
A Soul 2 місяці тому
Stephen Gay truly does not have taste in basketball
Inan Umut
Inan Umut 2 місяці тому
Giannis just smilin... 😂😂😂😂
Oscar Benito
Oscar Benito 2 місяці тому
Meanwhile harden just got offensive highlights 🤷🏽‍♂️
Oscar Benito
Oscar Benito 2 місяці тому
Gianis plays offense and defense
Gopi Nath
Gopi Nath 2 місяці тому
max go fuck you self
matko grčić
matko grčić 2 місяці тому
After porzingis and doncic predictions... S.A.Smiths opinion is not important. Like asking lavar ball what he thinks on estonian second bridge club league..... he is irrelavent
TheRealBandito 2 місяці тому
Who the hell is as good as shooter as Curry? Max sometimes says the dumbest shit in order to get a say in.
Djo Life
Djo Life 2 місяці тому
Djo Life
Djo Life 2 місяці тому
Once again Max is a fool.
Thunder Prodigy Boyz
Thunder Prodigy Boyz 2 місяці тому
March 33 2019 Giannis is starting to hit 3’s 😳😳😬😬
Adiss Barak
Adiss Barak 3 місяці тому
Harden is the best player in today’s league today
Isaac Rivera
Isaac Rivera 3 місяці тому
Eric 3 місяці тому
2:36 Stephen A looks glitchy with two mouths
Jeremy James
Jeremy James 3 місяці 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 3 місяці тому
Harden plays zero defense. Giannis for the win
Takis Tsaboukalis
Takis Tsaboukalis 3 місяці тому
Christopher Chapman
Christopher Chapman 3 місяці 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 3 місяці 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 3 місяці 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 3 місяці 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 3 місяці тому
Even though they don't show him as much ad I'd like but he deserves more
NoobsShadow 3 місяці 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 3 місяці тому
Harden is shooting 39 % on difficult 3 pointers.
Joey Polish
Joey Polish 3 місяці 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 3 місяці тому
Max will put you to sleep when he start talkin look at Stephen a Smith face
Max 117
Max 117 4 місяці 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.
Aaron Hamann
Aaron Hamann 4 місяці тому
Your wondering if Antanticupoos? 🤣🤣🤣 3:32
nanuliz 4 місяці тому
Giannis for life
Lei Yoh
Lei Yoh 4 місяці 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 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
ah ah mad alert..
menyak01 4 місяці тому
He travels, he flops. He can do it all!
TheRadFactor 4 місяці тому
Harden goes missing when it matters. So he is basically scoring instead of his teammates.
Jonah Scarlett
Jonah Scarlett 4 місяці тому
over Curry?
Huncho D Pete
Huncho D Pete 4 місяці тому
I’m taking prime wade over prime harden any day
Huncho D Pete
Huncho D Pete 4 місяці 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
Hawwa.B 4 місяці тому
James Harden Shoots way to much that's why he averages so much.
WereBakedFreestyles 4 місяці тому
What about PG13?
Paul Bagnoli
Paul Bagnoli 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
Giannis get a three point shot and ur the goat
Blizzard 5993
Blizzard 5993 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
James harden is the most criticized player in the league 🚫🧢
noitrexe 4 місяці тому
I'd pick Harden over anyone besides LeBron and maybe Kd🚀
Nathan Gonzalez
Nathan Gonzalez 4 місяці 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 4 місяці 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 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
James harden is much better.
Mlg GameingExtream
Mlg GameingExtream 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
He can also travel at will
Y M F 4 місяці тому
Dude stop yelling.
Κωνσταντίνος Γεωργίου
I just want to hear ONE TIME Stephen A. say something good about Giannis😂
Mr Hurt
Mr Hurt 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
Giannis all day.
mj 4 місяці тому
Stephen a is a moron
Adam Valerino
Adam Valerino 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
Max is a fool
C T 4 місяці тому
Stephen, u picked the loser again. Bucks won !!!
Tom s
Tom s 4 місяці 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 4 місяці 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 4 місяці 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 4 місяці тому
Harden is going to be the GOAT.
ZeneX 4 місяці тому
Max Kellerman gives me autism
MrKGatl 4 місяці тому
Maybe Giannis needs to learn how to get 10 unearned free throws from flopping a game.
Frank Watson
Frank Watson 4 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 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
Giannis has equal handles and passing. He actually plays defense though
Kyle Austria
Kyle Austria 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
Yo im so disappointed greek freak way better then james garbage
young buckets
young buckets 5 місяців тому
thank you Stephen A he's been doing this
Darth Baylen
Darth Baylen 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
Max is trippin man. He relies too much on analytics 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
Jayvee Paguia
Jayvee Paguia 5 місяців тому
I’ll take Harden over Giannis
Sotero Mares
Sotero Mares 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
Love Harden but his not a top 5 player. Top 10 for sure.
Misael Gavia
Misael Gavia 5 місяців тому
Hi!!! To all the Harden haters!!! Specially you Max
Derp Lord
Derp Lord 5 місяців тому
Harden sucking some ref D to get those cheap non-fouls called and travelling every other shot. PFT
kf 3
kf 3 5 місяців тому
durant >>> harden scoring wise
Nenad Drobnjak
Nenad Drobnjak 5 місяців тому
These guys dont even think about what they are saying, its just about saying something....
Logan's forehead
Logan's forehead 5 місяців тому
Kellerman is something else man. He waffles pure shit
climaxdesigns 5 місяців 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 5 місяців 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 4 місяці тому
Neev Rathod You got it COMPLETELY backwards
Chris 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
This take is beyond bad. Giannis over Harden any day.
Adam Masters
Adam Masters 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
Harden is a playoff team by himself ..Gianni’s can’t carry scrubs to the off sorry
Getmoneytay 30
Getmoneytay 30 5 місяців тому
Max hold this L smh..
darklord537 5 місяців тому
This is hilarious
NSavvy 5 місяців тому
Harden is a great 3 point shooter. Curry obviously way better. But Harden is better than good at 3s.
anonymous 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
harden puts 40 points but nooooo defense at all.
Pharaoh Elijah
Pharaoh Elijah 5 місяців 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 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
4:43 Someone please make Stephen A’s face into a meme 😂😂
yougoBoy 5 місяців тому
Curry doesn’t play defense either..
ej arts
ej arts 5 місяців 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 5 місяців тому
Kellerman doesnt know basketball? Is he more knowledgable on boxing since he was in Creed 2?
Woah Kenny!!
Woah Kenny!! 5 місяців тому
😂😂😂😂Max said Timeout
Переглядів 4 920 344
Trump Gets SNUBBED By Toronto Raptors
Переглядів 516 432
Every Team's Most Clutch Play! (2018-2019)
Переглядів 1 623 286