Are Celtics the biggest threat to Bucks in the East? | First Take

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take debate which teams are the biggest threat to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference, noting the star power of the Boston Celtics lineup.
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Comments • 855

  • A Soul
    A Soul 2 months ago

    Celtics sux paul pierce sux balls

  • Matt Bauman
    Matt Bauman 3 months ago

    Have these guys even watched the Bucks destroy teams by 20 with ease?

  • Matthew 2700
    Matthew 2700 3 months ago

    Raptors are way better

  • Aaron Wilson
    Aaron Wilson 3 months ago

    Toronto is

  • jj ball
    jj ball 4 months ago

    Lmao did they even mention the Bucks? They are so disrespected year after year and the players are sick of it. They are playing with a vengeance this season. Id be afraid to Play Milwaukee in the playoffs, just sayin.

  • Big Junz
    Big Junz 4 months ago

    No disrespect to the Celtics fans but all these mf analyst talking about Baston Baston Baston like STFU .They mentioned a little bit about the Bucks,Raptors and 76ers ..where's the Pacers at ?They slept on them really hard .

  • karina salinas
    karina salinas 4 months ago

    What? Toronto has the best chance to go to the Finals, then it's the Bucks.

  • 2 PAC
    2 PAC 4 months ago


  • Bo Rood
    Bo Rood 4 months ago

    This retarded video aged horribly in less than a week. LMAO

  • Loudman Luke
    Loudman Luke 4 months ago

    I hate her voice

  • Mr.nothing
    Mr.nothing 4 months ago

    No one wants to say kyrie needs to come off ball a bit, kyrie should be at 50%ish n Hayward 30% n Tatum n brown 20%

  • Rodney Davis
    Rodney Davis 4 months ago +1

    They disrespect the Bucks and the Raptors so bad. Both teams will play each other in the finals. No one else

  • Jared McGorman
    Jared McGorman 4 months ago

    My eastern conference finals Boston Milwaukee Boston in 5

  • Montelo Payso
    Montelo Payso 4 months ago

    76ers ECF ?

  • Must_Overcome
    Must_Overcome 4 months ago +1


  • Estoniran
    Estoniran 4 months ago

    Is this fool trying to say "reintegrating"?

  • Kevin Liu
    Kevin Liu 4 months ago +1

    Bucks have a really stacked team. They have one super star in giannis but i think brook lopez has the skill set on both sides of the floor to also be a super star. While bledsoe, brogdon, and middleton have been playing like all-stars recently.

  • Nate Burnett
    Nate Burnett 4 months ago

    Celtics need to get rid of Rozier because he is a terrible bench player and is the biggest ball hog I have ever seen

  • Matthew Longo
    Matthew Longo 4 months ago

    BOOHOO for the Celtics. Raps have had Kawhai, Lowry and Valantunis out for almost half the season. Best record in the NBA.

  • Matthew Longo
    Matthew Longo 4 months ago

    Siakam is going to be better than every player on the Celtics.

  • Josiah Johnson
    Josiah Johnson 4 months ago

    Stephen A👏🏾👏🏾

  • weirdo kid
    weirdo kid 4 months ago

    That white guy is wack

  • Joseph Trigger, Jr.
    Joseph Trigger, Jr. 4 months ago

    Max dumbass Never knows what the fuck 🦆 he talking about. Get this mane off ESPN

  • beach life
    beach life 4 months ago

    They went way off topic 😂

  • Dominique Saddler
    Dominique Saddler 4 months ago

    I love all of my Bucks haters😂😂 join the Haters line, take a ticket and head towards the back

  • Rey Gumbs
    Rey Gumbs 4 months ago


  • Rey Gumbs
    Rey Gumbs 4 months ago

    ppl fail to remember, when they went on that 16 gm winning streak last season, Kyrie only missed about 2 of those games w/ a broken nose...Stephen A is correct, Hayward is the problem #NoWorries #TheyllFigureItOut

  • mike west
    mike west 4 months ago

    The Bucks are the most improved team by far.
    But keep sleeping on them. It works to their advantage.

  • Jinust
    Jinust 4 months ago +1

    Molly needs to keep her mouth shut

  • Imani Washington
    Imani Washington 4 months ago

    Toronto has the closest thing to MJ and Kobe on the team only way they get to ecf is if they get rid of Lowry ASAP and get a sg/pg that can pass/defend and hit open shots . Celtics are on streak and they can beat any team when rolling and of course they have the best PG in the league . Bucks have a demi god on the team with great shooters. Indiana you just never know.. not to hate on the 76rs bc Im an A.I fan but they’re not doing anything but upsetting phily again. If kawhi goes back to the kawhi he was in his last game in the playoffs against G.S.. no one is stopping that man no one is guarding him. Facts

  • Zombie Ape Gaming
    Zombie Ape Gaming 4 months ago

    Harden tried to call a travel on giannis how ironic 😭😂

  • TrillWitThePimpin
    TrillWitThePimpin 4 months ago

    Tatum can score but he's going to have to raise his defense a level or 2 .. I'm a Celtics fan but he needs to be that second guy to Kyrie they both can't be liabilities

  • Matthew Bryant
    Matthew Bryant 4 months ago

    Raptors in the Finals imo... but I have said, after some Bucks games, I think Bucks will be in the finals. I just see a 79 NCAA Championship finals sitch where the better team shuts down the future hall of famer and they have no chance. East loses in 4 or 5 to West Conf Champs...

    RASTA GOD 4 months ago

    The east only open up cause lebron gone!

  • Stargames
    Stargames 4 months ago +1

    You talking about curry like he don't have 4 great player's who can find there own shot and also NO TEAM WILL DOUBLE TEAM THEM lol why cause you can't leave great shooters open

  • Stargames
    Stargames 4 months ago +1

    You say ball hog, so why ain't you bring up harden or bron names? but it funny cause kyrie be passing getting crazy assist

  • Shadair Mitchell
    Shadair Mitchell 4 months ago

    Last time I checked Kyrie was at the head of a 19 game winning streak. Or am I bugging. Max needs to stop the Kyrie hating

  • Shadair Mitchell
    Shadair Mitchell 4 months ago

    Wait till the playoffs. We will see who the best

  • Bruce Zhang
    Bruce Zhang 4 months ago

    god damn molly next epi i dont wana hear a word from u stfu let the grown ups talk

  • CCGG262
    CCGG262 4 months ago

    Even when indicates the subject will be Bucks they still find a way to dominate the conversation with big market teams. great. BUCKS FOR LIFE. BEEN HERE SINCE '93 and watched 98% of games. Now we have arrived.

  • Kevin Wang
    Kevin Wang 4 months ago

    U forget about Indiana Pacers

  • 31 Hoops
    31 Hoops 4 months ago

    I think the East is really Boston's to loose. They have too many pieces that could eventually come together come playoff time. Philly has absolutely no chance without shooting, and Simmons being a non shooter is a huge liability in a half court playoff atmosphere. Toronto has a huge chance as well if they can keep Lowery healthy, and I know Leonard will up his game. The Bucks are my sleeper...I just can't underestimate Giannis and his work ethic. Even though he can't shoot, and teams know that he's driving, he's still a beast. They also have shooting and scoring from Middleton too. I'm rolling with either Boston or Milwaukee in the finals.

  • black santa
    black santa 4 months ago

    No one is

  • Panagiotis Tzatsos
    Panagiotis Tzatsos 4 months ago

    The Bucks cannot win against the heat which will be their first round matchup. Though the celtics are also pretty badass

  • LeBron James
    LeBron James 4 months ago

    Stephen A can't hear a word against Kyrie ever since he came on First Take.

  • Skinnzy NZ
    Skinnzy NZ 4 months ago +1

    Celtics just lost to heat and still middle of the pack with the supposedly most stack team in the east 😂😂 yeah i dont think so lmao

    • GiannisSmoothie
      GiannisSmoothie 4 months ago

      Skinnzy Kiwi and they just lost to the Magic 😂😂😂

  • SpartanK07
    SpartanK07 4 months ago +1

    Max explaining things to Molly is like when your big sibling explains your homework to you, but it's just going over your head 😂😂

  • Mental Mind
    Mental Mind 4 months ago

    The Cavaliers are still currently the defending Eastern Conference champions as of 1/11/19

  • Kanal1
    Kanal1 4 months ago

    Giannis is nothing in the playoffs, as he was in the past couple of years, best case scenario is 2nd round for them

    • Justin Ehmke
      Justin Ehmke 4 months ago

      they a lot of three point shooter on the team

  • DanDaProducer
    DanDaProducer 4 months ago +1

    fuck the bucks. its been celtics and raptors from the start. why? kawhi and danny have championship pedigree and know what it takes to play through the playoffs. celtics are a hard nosed defensive team with kyrie having championship pedigree and killer mentality.
    the bucks? need to leave the first round to earn the right to be in this conversation. its going to be a one man show with khris inconsistent ass as your second best player. if you think teams wont bust out zone and game plan tf out of giannis then youre crazy.

    • Justin Ehmke
      Justin Ehmke 4 months ago

      The bucks have a lot of three point shooter on the team and the bucks could get to the ECF

  • Skye Williams
    Skye Williams 4 months ago +3

    The bucks are the only squad besides Golden State who has more chemistry out the roof. They have been playing together for the past 4-5 years same unit only adding Bledsoe.

  • Ronnie Headen
    Ronnie Headen 4 months ago

    Max wins this argument. The Celtics are a better team without Kyrie. Watch, he will not be there next year. He will be in a trade for AD. Mark my word...

  • Sartaj Aziz
    Sartaj Aziz 4 months ago

    lol i hope u guys know theyre talking whos the biggest threat to the bucks cus they already said previously toronto def going to ecf they talking about the other teams here

  • Bryan Breland
    Bryan Breland 4 months ago

    ECF: Celtics vs Raptors WCF: Warriors vs Thunder

  • jmcampos80
    jmcampos80 4 months ago

    Wow...its really anybody over Toronto I see. They don't wanna see Raps in ECF or finals vs warriors. They can't stop the Raps...this is their year!

  • Alonzo Armstead
    Alonzo Armstead 4 months ago

    😂😂😂😂😂😂 Celtics?

  • Noah Brown
    Noah Brown 4 months ago

    Still sleeping on the Raptors, smh...we literally got the second or third best player in the league and u still can’t admit it

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James 4 months ago


  • Torey Townsend
    Torey Townsend 4 months ago +1

    After Max's negro statement yesterday it is a surprise he is on the show today.

  • Tulia
    Tulia 4 months ago

    Kyrie is definitely the best player on the team, In the playoffs they will NEED a ball dominant player. Hayward scored 43pts, it will take time but trust me, Boston will need him in the playoffs. People can trash on the Celtics but it's only half way. They'll easily click by that time and Hayward isn't fully back yet, his injury isn't something you can just get back in half a season. Playoffs will be scary against Boston.

  • Mangesh Kulkarni
    Mangesh Kulkarni 4 months ago

    Lol he compared Steph to Kyrie, put steph on this team and show me how much better it is

  • Mangesh Kulkarni
    Mangesh Kulkarni 4 months ago

    Celtics have too many players on their team, come playoff time they're not gonna roll out a 10 man rotation and things will change

  • Ismael Lewis
    Ismael Lewis 4 months ago +3

    Everybody says that the Celtics are so great, because of what they did last year without kyrie and Hayward, but now they just have too many good players that need minutes and need to grow. None of their young players are gonna grow, and Tatum, brown, rozier, and horford are all compromised because kyrie and Hayward are back and they can’t figure it out. I don’t see them making past the first round

  • Bo Rood
    Bo Rood 4 months ago

    Every time these ESPN retards think they can pump up the Celtshits again they get blown out once more

  • yoyo so corny
    yoyo so corny 4 months ago

    bucks 4 seed at all star week. and if major trades happen they will be below.

  • Voice of Validity
    Voice of Validity 4 months ago

    Celtics don't need Hayward.

  • Chris Davis II
    Chris Davis II 4 months ago

    All of these Boston topics, which are negatives, proves that the Bucks are the biggest threat. Can these guys just give Milwaukee more credit this video?

  • P T
    P T 4 months ago

    I’m honestly just happy to see the bucks getting some love on national Tv

  • George
    George 4 months ago +1

    MAN! Fuck Jason Kidd!

  • harlequin75
    harlequin75 4 months ago

    ‘Re-integrate” is a the appropriate word, Screamin A.

  • Gabe Rojas
    Gabe Rojas 4 months ago

  • Slim 803
    Slim 803 4 months ago

    Raptors biggest threat

  • Prestige Painting
    Prestige Painting 4 months ago

    does anyone else have a serious man crush Monday on Nick Nurse? I'm sweating.... whoa!

  • Adam Catchings
    Adam Catchings 4 months ago

    I think at this point the problem is kyrie and Hayward playing together is hard to mesh with other players because their records when one of them is out is better.

  • HS Xu
    HS Xu 4 months ago +1

    The Bucks beat a Houston team without CP3. The Bucks have close to none playoff experience, Giannis is a chocker in the playoffs until he proves himself otherwise. Boston will sweep them in the playoffs if and when they meet

    • Randy G
      Randy G 4 months ago

      😂😂😂😂 this guy

    • Justin Ehmke
      Justin Ehmke 4 months ago +1

      they got a lot of players of three point shooters

  • Roger Blands
    Roger Blands 4 months ago

    Celtics will not go where Kyrie and Hayward will take them. They need to know how to share like the Warriors.

  • Manuel Filimon
    Manuel Filimon 4 months ago

    This is soo scripted. Why are they talking about this. Raptors are the clear best in the EAST. They haven't even had their full line up yet.

  • Mohamed Alkadry
    Mohamed Alkadry 4 months ago +1

    Put some respect on the Raptors name #WeTheNorth

  • D2K Prime
    D2K Prime 4 months ago +1

    The Bucks didn't get respect in 2001 with Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, and Glenn Robinson. I don't expect them to get respect with Giannis either. Of course in both case they both deserved and EARNED respect, but because Milwaukee is not the sexy-name like Philly, Boston, New York, Chicago, Miami, they get passed over.
    Just like Golden State, the Milwaukee Bucks are going to have to kick the door down and *TAKE* that Finals trophy to get some speck put on their name.

  • xErue
    xErue 4 months ago

    A segment where there suppose to be talking about the Bucks and if they are actual contenders and it just turns into only Celtic talk lmao, we've heard whats wrong with the Celtics a million times now, and if you not worried that they'll fix the issue, then why keep talking about it

  • SAKE WRLD Believer 39/27

    I DONT get this its a fact Raptors win the championship this Year

  • Marlon
    Marlon 4 months ago

    Bucks have played an easier schedule than Toronto also Bucks haven’t had to deal with injuries like Toronto has. Raptors have the best record with Kawhi playing every other game. Lowry was out. JV is still out. Norm was out. OG wasn’t with the team the first few weeks of the season so Raptors have the best chance at a championship.

  • Deontre Jones
    Deontre Jones 4 months ago

    Stick to the topic false take smfh

  • Deontre Jones
    Deontre Jones 4 months ago +1

    Is this a Bucks topic or Boston smh.. The national media Bucks coverage annoying asf...

  • Antonio Smith
    Antonio Smith 4 months ago

    I'm gonna fuck Molly in her ass and make her shut up

  • Daniel Palmore
    Daniel Palmore 4 months ago +1

    so the question is if the Bucks can make it to the NBA finals, yet Stephen A and Max spend the whole segment talking about if the Celtics will figure it out or not.

  • Lisa Harris
    Lisa Harris 4 months ago

    It really comes down to which teams in each conference finish as the 1 and 2 seeds. In the history of the NBA the 1's and 2's are "overwhelming" favorites to reach the finals unlike any other sport. The 3 seed has an outside shot and the 4 has barely a shot. All the other seeds are playing "powerball" type odds to make the finals. The NBA is really the most predictable league there is when it comes to playoff time.

  • jonathan tran
    jonathan tran 4 months ago

    anyone else annoyed that stephen a doesn't even use the word reingratiate correctly because ingratiate means to bring yourself into favor by pleasing someone because what I think he means is reintegrate

  • thisiskamTV
    thisiskamTV 4 months ago

    Steven A Smith keeps blaming Hayward yet he he hasn't caused anyone's shots per game or minutes to decrease.

  • Yahya Masri
    Yahya Masri 4 months ago

    what kinda damm question is this. the Raptors are the best team in the east.

  • joe fresh
    joe fresh 4 months ago

    Toronto is the team to beat in the East

  • Nam Pham
    Nam Pham 4 months ago

    Max hates Kyrie, and it's mutual

  • Mike Bevi
    Mike Bevi 4 months ago

    Molly is to smart for this spot

  • FOFF
    FOFF 4 months ago

    People saying Kyrie is ball dominant in Boston are clearly not watching the games

  • Justin Long
    Justin Long 4 months ago

    What they failing to realize is the Celtics have figured it out they have been rolling lately everyone is finally playing their roles they acting like the Celtics are still struggling or haven't played well!!

  • David Callaway
    David Callaway 4 months ago

    He get mad when you talk about his boo Kyrie. SAS is so full of it when it comes to Kyrie.

  • boricuaboss3
    boricuaboss3 4 months ago

    Another year with raptor fans saying they are going to make it to the finals when will you give up and admit your team is trash! You won't make it anywhere stop it get some help.

  • Brandon Hamilton
    Brandon Hamilton 4 months ago

    Its pathetic to hear the boston celtics still need to "Figure it out" 40+ games in and they cant find a good chemistry. Stop making excuses....

    • Brandon Hamilton
      Brandon Hamilton 4 months ago

      Whats also annoying is and its a narrative they always use for celtics but not raps, celtics basically kept their entire team, and simply added two all stars back in, to their line up same bench as well. Raptors lose 2 key players move around other bench players and throw a couple into the starting line up and have had 14 different starting lines ups and still make it work....

  • Michaelveli9
    Michaelveli9 4 months ago

    My celtics are back baby

  • Drizze Johnson
    Drizze Johnson 4 months ago

    If you notice Lebron Stan’s in the media always try & indirectly shit on Kyrie as you see Max doing. Kyrie played most the season with them & they did good. It’s Haywood that’s the problem because him,Brown, & Tatum play foward