Stephen A. Smith didn't expect 'roller-coaster season' from Celtics & Brad Stevens | First Take

  • Published on Jan 11, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith is concerned with the direction the Boston Celtics' 2018-19 NBA season following a loss to the Miami Heat. Max Kellerman and Stephen A. are also surprised with the San Antonio Spurs' success after their win in double-overtime over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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  • 2 PAC
    2 PAC 3 months ago


  • heygringo7
    heygringo7 3 months ago

    "ek cetra, ek cetra" - SAS

  • newcomer des jahres 2001

    Brad Stevens should be fired..he is trash as a coach

  • sholove Sholove
    sholove Sholove 3 months ago

    And folks still act like poppivich system was only great because of tim Duncan! SMH

  • Mel Gray
    Mel Gray 3 months ago

    I want Max to stop talking about basketball........ he don't know shit.

  • Alyssa McKee
    Alyssa McKee 3 months ago

    Jason Tatum needs to attack the rim more

  • Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic

    their is one more way to shave a pussy. landing strip or forbidden Forrest?..........

  • Bryan Ahn
    Bryan Ahn 3 months ago

    Stephen A, I bet you didn't expect your hairline to have such a "roller-coaster season" neither

  • Dean Bergin
    Dean Bergin 3 months ago

    What about Indianna in the East Stephen A?? Tough to beat. Every night.

  • Nick Kane
    Nick Kane 3 months ago

    More than 1 way to skin a cat ? 😂 wtf

  • Hi There
    Hi There 3 months ago

    Fire type was super effective against the grass type 😂

  • Gurpreet Lubana
    Gurpreet Lubana 3 months ago

    Lemme see them get 53-29 record without it now

  • Gurpreet Lubana
    Gurpreet Lubana 3 months ago +1

    This is what they get for trading IT karma is a bitch

  • Y G
    Y G 3 months ago

    I’m a thunder fan the rest of the spurs and Marco bellinelli was making up for the threes demar and Aldridge wasn’t making they made about 27 threes

  • A Nigga that Loves to Hate

    Fuck the 3-pt line.

  • A Nigga that Loves to Hate

    LBJ is so lucky. The NBA's top teams are all in chaos, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets, etc. The fix is in!!!

  • joseph chavez
    joseph chavez 3 months ago

    And they just lost to magic lmao kyrie no leader!

  • Lio Sock Fon
    Lio Sock Fon 3 months ago

    The Most Disappointed NBA team this season: Boston Celtics
    The Most Surprised NBA Team this season: Denver Nuggets

  • Elann Suvat
    Elann Suvat 3 months ago +1

    Aldridge scored only 7 points in double overtime. He could have easily scored 70-80 points. Maybe fatigue set in.

  • JthaGreat B-SpottEnt.
    JthaGreat B-SpottEnt. 3 months ago

    Boston gotta make a trade ASAP

  • alanchanpanda
    alanchanpanda 3 months ago

    Real nba fans know......derozan is a allstar and a phenomenal player...he just can’t beat lebron!!!!

  • Alll Beee
    Alll Beee 3 months ago

    Marcus Morris is playing better than Tatum. Their numbers are very similar with Morris efficiency much better while playing about 5 mins less a game. Tried to tell y'all you were hyping Tatum way top much.

  • A K
    A K 3 months ago +1

    More than 1 way to skin a cat??? Where the fuck are you from Max????

  • Josh Edwards
    Josh Edwards 3 months ago

    Celtics is not consistent at all. I have always believed that Kyrie Irving is a slight bit overrated. Kyrie just doesn’t make this team much better at all, matter of fact the Celtics has there two best seasons with Kyrie either wasn’t on the team or couldn’t play because of the injury. If I was owner of the Celtics I would offer him in a trade package with couple of draft picks, for Anthony Davis. Tyler Rozier can play the point, just like the past two seasons.

  • Sexy Aussie
    Sexy Aussie 3 months ago

    Stephen A: “There’s only 4 teams in the east competing: Boston, Philly, Toronto and Milwaukee”!! Ah mate, pretty sure the Pacers are right in the mix too considering they’re currently the 3rd seed. Yet again, Pacers not talked about at all

  • Youtube Channel
    Youtube Channel 3 months ago

    Celtics will be fine. I ain't even a Celtics fan, only competition they have are the Raptors in the ECF

  • Jelani Finkley
    Jelani Finkley 3 months ago

    Don’t disrespect Indiana like that Stephen a they’ve been #3 in the east all year long you can’t just ignore them and only talk about the Celtics

  • Jaiden Hawkins
    Jaiden Hawkins 3 months ago

    HOLD UP MAX........... game of the year goes to Raptors vs warriors in Toronto

  • modogg42
    modogg42 3 months ago

    Celtics had easiest schedule in the league for first 1/3. of course they should have good numbers

  • GigiIsAwesome
    GigiIsAwesome 3 months ago

    Doesn’t matter. Warriors in 4

    TRiSKRiDER 3 months ago

    all i hear is blah-blah-blah!

  • Official Adz
    Official Adz 3 months ago

    Stephen A Smith in the Goose!

  • Madvillian
    Madvillian 3 months ago

    Lakers Celtics 2019 NBA finals

    ILL BOMBER! 3 months ago

    The refs,ONCE AGAIN, stole the game4 S.A!! with that foul call that took away P.G 3 pointer that would have TIED THE GAME. S.A is OVERRATED

  • Jahrodney W.
    Jahrodney W. 3 months ago

    “Brad Stevens is a better coach than Pop”

  • Sebastian Hill
    Sebastian Hill 3 months ago

    Max is absolutely right C’s took a scheduling loss there. It was the 2nd night of a back-to-back on the road.

  • Elaine Arruda
    Elaine Arruda 3 months ago

    A 15-6 streak is not a "hot" streak for a team many thought would win over 60 games

  • Roger Tiwari
    Roger Tiwari 3 months ago

    Celtics will pull it together before the playoffs.

  • I shoot Nikon
    I shoot Nikon 3 months ago

    Max Max Max my man you're totally wrong about the Celtics the Celtics have been Jekyll and Hyde all season long they've had how many team meetings how many times does the players got together it's helped but it always just Fades away and leads to mediocre Celtics.
    Jaylen Brown needs to be traded I agree with Charles Barkley the Celtics need to make a trade or they're going nowhere the chemistry that they have the players that they have don't work another 10 team meetings are not going to fix it I say get rid of Jaylen Brown.
    The Celtics are not going to all of a sudden find their self at the 75 game mark they're done for the season unless Danny Ainge can make a deal.
    Bradley Beal they should go full force for Bradley Beal he would fit perfectly on the Celtics Jaylen Brown in my opinion was never that good Danny Ainge took a chance on him turned him into a project he's been unreliable at best he'll come out and score 21 his next five games you'll get six points the guy's just not good.

  • Manny Tanios
    Manny Tanios 3 months ago

    No love for the Heat?

  • Trevian Hipp
    Trevian Hipp 3 months ago

    We need to get our shit together.

  • Dmitriy Obidin
    Dmitriy Obidin 3 months ago

    He dropped 56 in a game with 2 OT... Stop overrating.

  • Klejaraa
    Klejaraa 3 months ago

    Prime Aldrige and Demar ofc not need to tank wtf

  • Isaac Generette
    Isaac Generette 3 months ago

    Missed shots and a lack to compete against Miami is why the Celtics lost. That lack to compete was why Morris got mad and went at Jaylen Brown. Overall, They got humbled. Nothing more nothing less.

  • O.G. John Doe
    O.G. John Doe 3 months ago

    Remember how good and stable they were with out Kyrie

  • O.G. John Doe
    O.G. John Doe 3 months ago

    Kyrie Irving is all hype and can't lead a team because he's to selfish

  • JD 3
    JD 3 3 months ago +1

    I got 76ers and raptors making the east finals
    I got lakers and warriors making the west finals
    Raptors and warriors at the finals

  • Alex I
    Alex I 3 months ago

    haha a series between Toronto and the Celtics is not going 6 games. It's done in 5.

  • Arthion
    Arthion 3 months ago

    all SAS talks about is the letdown of the celtics

  • kim alonzo
    kim alonzo 3 months ago

    Anyone who encourages tanking is a LOSER!!!

  • kim alonzo
    kim alonzo 3 months ago

    Whoever didn't see this coming once the "stars" got back doesn't know basketball OR human nature. FACTS!! Just goes to show that SAS isn't as insightful as he claims to be!

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk 3 months ago +1

    56 points?? DASS TUFF

  • David Richards
    David Richards 3 months ago

    They need to trade kyrie

    TITAN DMC 3 months ago

    It's clear the ice bucket dude didn't watch the games he is mentioning

  • Jabrony Lin
    Jabrony Lin 3 months ago

    Max stop overhyping Marcus Morris

  • Games & titties
    Games & titties 3 months ago

    Overrated and trash team. Tatum needs to dip on these bums

  • Kevin Schart
    Kevin Schart 3 months ago

    molly screaming over the talent yet again....why can't she wait for max to finish?

  • Einniv Xel
    Einniv Xel 3 months ago

    Not same TEAM at all

  • Einniv Xel
    Einniv Xel 3 months ago

    Let’s look 👀.... out all last year they were very close to making finals and possibly winning it all and now you have healthy baby back bitch kyrie look at them now

  • Einniv Xel
    Einniv Xel 3 months ago

    Can we say kyrie!!!! Seems to be that man can’t lead and he’s the issue just not a winner

  • Leutrim M
    Leutrim M 3 months ago +1

    Celtics are having a roller coaster season ok. But people are making drama of very loss they are taking. Damn you really thought we were going 82-0??

    • Jaime Mendoza
      Jaime Mendoza 3 months ago

      +Alex I Just beat Toronto. Like i said, plenty of season still left. It's on the guys on the floor, can they get it together. Once they do it's game over

    • Alex I
      Alex I 3 months ago

      +Jaime Mendoza 6 Games....with Toronto missing players all year. Goodluck.

    • Jaime Mendoza
      Jaime Mendoza 3 months ago +1

      i thought the same thing. i never understood how people expected Gordan Hayward was going to come back in full form and expected no issues at the guard position. Al Horford is hurt. at 25-16 Boston is only 4 games behind the Bucks and Raptors. plenty of basketball to be played

  • valente garcia
    valente garcia 3 months ago

    Celtics are the thunder of last year

  • Hamza T
    Hamza T 3 months ago

    Ima say it here... as a raptors fan, the bucks scare me a lot more than the celtics

  • LyricalMurderer1
    LyricalMurderer1 3 months ago

    Stephen A is so dismissive of Max’s point even though he can’t come up anything expect quote archaic stats such as PPG, APG, etc. Notice how Stephen A said nothing to refute Max’s point about the Celtics. SAS is a phoney

  • Larry Kaye
    Larry Kaye 3 months ago

    In my opinion the story around the Celtics is that Brad Stevens' inability to manage player egos. It looks to me that Stevens is a coach that can get a team to the point where they are playoff ready, but not the coach to take them to the next level or win a championship. What's also very telling is the way Jaylen Brown and his ego have handled this. If he isn't the focal point of the offense, he seems to fade in and out. At times he's looked disinterested in playing. One of two things is going to have to happen. Either Ainge is going to move Stevens along, which I'm sure won't happen. Or he is going to have to make a trade and shake things up a bit. I don't know if anyone in the NBA is willing to trade with Boston. Daniel Ainge isn't going to find many people willing to help him out, nor should they.

  • kayvon jefferson
    kayvon jefferson 3 months ago

    Thank you max

  • Sports_Grinder
    Sports_Grinder 3 months ago

    Stephen A thinks he's the best basketball analyst just because he used to play a bit..

  • VelocitySnipes
    VelocitySnipes 3 months ago

    Bruh they just smacked the 3rd seed by 30... Y'all gotta relax they had a bad game 😴

  • Fürst
    Fürst 3 months ago

    Why does Molly have to yell?

  • Shoney Carpenter
    Shoney Carpenter 3 months ago

    Remember when zombie Gregg Popovich called Boston the "Spurs of the East" and gave him his talent.........maybe it was a trap.........GAME OF ZONES WHERE YA AT!!!

  • Ronnie Lenhardt
    Ronnie Lenhardt 3 months ago

    1) they gonna make the playoffs 2) let them have time to figure out each it’s not the serious 3) wait till the playoffs 4) believe in Ainge 5) people doubted Boston and was one game reaching the finals without Kyrie & Gordon ... if ya think Boston gonna fall short think again

    • Ronnie Lenhardt
      Ronnie Lenhardt 3 months ago

      Alex I that what people said last year 😂😂😂😂

    • Alex I
      Alex I 3 months ago

      Out in the fist round.

  • Ronnie Lenhardt
    Ronnie Lenhardt 3 months ago

    1) they gonna make the playoffs 2) let them have time to figure out each it’s not the serious 3) wait till the playoffs 4) believe in Ainge 5) people doubted Boston and was one game reaching the finals without Kyrie & Gordon ... if ya think Boston gonna fall short think again

  • Ronnie Lenhardt
    Ronnie Lenhardt 3 months ago

    1) they gonna make the playoffs 2) let them have time to figure out each it’s not the serious 3) wait till the playoffs 4) believe in Ainge 5) people doubted Boston and was one game reaching the finals without Kyrie & Gordon ... if ya think Boston gonna fall short think again

  • Legend Killer
    Legend Killer 3 months ago


    Shut up Molly!!!

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  • Nathan Jones
    Nathan Jones 3 months ago

    If LeBron went to celtics last year and this what happened to them after him being injured last year playoffs and they suck now. Stephen a would be acting like a whole entire bitch rn. Everyone gets a pass but the king

  • Miguel Arredondo
    Miguel Arredondo 3 months ago

    They will elite in playoffs

  • Justin M.
    Justin M. 3 months ago

    *In not worried about my Celtics 🍀 but Jaylen the jogger needs to get back on defensive faster or sit down. There is plenty on our bench that are hungry and want to eat!*

    NOSTRADAMUS TVBlog 3 months ago +1


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  • Heat's Future
    Heat's Future 3 months ago

    I love how there’s never any credit for the Heat... wanna talk about a bad start compared to the Celtic’s 10-10? Just look at Miami... We’re a good team but we’ll never get credit for it, ever

  • Christian Kaider
    Christian Kaider 3 months ago

    Why they always attacking each other

  • Alen P
    Alen P 3 months ago +1

    Right about now K.Irving wishes he never left Lebron James side

  • Michael Murrin
    Michael Murrin 3 months ago

    I stopped watching as soon as Max started talking because 1) he sounds like the biggest douchebag every time he talks, and 2) he showed in an earlier segment that he doesn't know basketball

  • Garren Williams
    Garren Williams 3 months ago


  • Rondel Johnson
    Rondel Johnson 3 months ago

    Lol but somehow Tatum is still better than BI huh? Bums

  • Michael Nocie
    Michael Nocie 3 months ago

    its kyrie. get him out of there. bud around tatum and other star helping players. kyrie has to much of an ego and paycheck.

  • Dennis Menace
    Dennis Menace 3 months ago

    Too much ego on that team especially by role players and Kyrie and Howard still haven't found their game due to previous injuries.

  • Teddy
    Teddy 3 months ago

    Fire max.

  • Maalik Anos
    Maalik Anos 3 months ago

    Greatest player of all time aside Greg
    Popovich is one of the greatest coaches of all time. Dont @ me

  • Cal Schmidt
    Cal Schmidt 3 months ago

    Most people knew Kyrie and Gordon coming back was gonna clog up the minutes, this aint a surprise. Should of got rid of them both and got a big to go with these young guns.

  • quant turtle
    quant turtle 3 months ago

    Lol. What happ to Kyrie? Thought he could compete w/o lebron

  • Jesse Lopez
    Jesse Lopez 3 months ago

    Anybody remember that last season these guys were saying Brad Stevens was a better coach the Popovich

  • richard matthews
    richard matthews 3 months ago

    Ready to say he was overrated?

  • Jm j
    Jm j 3 months ago

    Kyrie wanted his own team. He got it but hasn't shown he can lead them to the ecf

  • Jm j
    Jm j 3 months ago

    The team that played in the playoffs last year was the better team. This roster is horrible. I told my friends that kyrie didn't fit. Whatever Max their defense was better and rozier and Tatum played better.

  • Mustafa Ali
    Mustafa Ali 3 months ago

    Spurs biggest hater: Stephen A Bitch

  • Clash Life
    Clash Life 3 months ago

    “Reingratiate” Stephen A. stop it

  • Ed Cho
    Ed Cho 3 months ago

    IMO, all this turmoil could very cause Danny Ainge to jettison players and a few draft picks for Anthony Davis.

  • peter81253
    peter81253 3 months ago

    So we’re just going to ignore Indiana now