Giannis Antetokounmpo is better than Kawhi Leonard - Max Kellerman | First Take

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
  • Max Kellerman is confident that after Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated James Harden and the Houston Rockets that the Greek Freak is the best player in the Eastern Conference. Max goes on to add that Mike Budenholzer is the mastermind behind why Giannis and the Bucks are so good.
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  • anurag kalkar
    anurag kalkar 8 days ago

    Are we doing it again ?! Nobody is going to beat the warriors ...that's the truth.

  • It's Yourboi
    It's Yourboi 15 days ago

    I love how the playoff series comes into play. U stupid fucks, Giannis just became a force last year and last year his team was trash. Of course he hasn’t won a playoff series yet. Judge him after this year

  • John Zafiropoulos
    John Zafiropoulos 18 days ago

    A superstar in the making! Giannis is already one, Stephen A. But we all know your true feeling about the man.

  • candy kush
    candy kush 22 days ago

    You must be on crack bruh

  • Boogie City
    Boogie City 23 days ago

    Play defense on harden and he folds #fcats# IQM NOT GOING TO LET HIM ...RIDE HIS HIP AND PLAY HIM FROM BEHIND# PIPPEN EZPLAINS IT BEST♨💯👊

  • Boogie City
    Boogie City 23 days ago

    At first Dan Toni was so good of a coach now he is one dimensional

  • Boogie City
    Boogie City 23 days ago

    Greek freak MVP!#

  • drdisrespect db
    drdisrespect db 23 days ago

    The best player right now its giannis antetokoumpo

  • Brother Malcolm
    Brother Malcolm 24 days ago

    Not until he develops a stable jump shot.

  • Morl Chea
    Morl Chea 26 days ago +1

    Kawhi = 🐐

  • Shivan Anirudhra
    Shivan Anirudhra 27 days ago

    Noway... Kawhi stopped Miami in their prime
    Giannis can only do easy dunks lol

  • Jon Johnson
    Jon Johnson 29 days ago

    Y’all have been talking about Boston all season long not Toronto

  • Faggs Combined
    Faggs Combined 29 days ago


  • Harambe
    Harambe Month ago

    False, Kawhi is still better than giannis

  • Lat Aim Hiyabu
    Lat Aim Hiyabu Month ago

    Leonard is just

  • 6ixTalks NBA
    6ixTalks NBA Month ago

    please, the reason kawhi is ranked higher than giannis is because he upgrades his game during playoff time. about 2 years later he was drafted, he won the finals MVP award. keep in mind that all the "HOF" talent he had around him were out of there prime and even without them he is successful in the raptors without the "HOF" talent.

  • WiTu Lo
    WiTu Lo Month ago

    Max kellerman changes his mind every week lmao

  • Ryan's Motorsports
    Ryan's Motorsports Month ago

    OKC can't beat the warriors in a playoff setting

  • Anthony
    Anthony Month ago +2

    Kawhi is gonna win us a title

  • Kerke463
    Kerke463 Month ago

    Giannis is better than kawhi. Kawhi has lowry, ibaka and others that help him. You might say giannis has middleton and bledsoe but the bucks team has been better because of giannis. I think Giannis is the best player not on the East but in the whole NBA

    • Stanley H
      Stanley H 26 days ago

      Giannis is not top 3

    • Stanley H
      Stanley H 26 days ago

      Giannis is not better than Kawhi

  • Ginobili Valdes
    Ginobili Valdes Month ago

    How come everyone dismisses that Shaq was allowed to be as dominant as he was cause the NBA league was allowing him to get away with all the fouls he did.Had they called the fouls they were supposed to Shaq be in foul trouble all year so to me his not as dominant as many people making him to be.Wilt Chamberlain said the same thing in a interview I found on you tube.

  • Steve Ramp
    Steve Ramp Month ago

    Giannis is the G.O.A.T

  • Armed Titanium
    Armed Titanium Month ago

    ‘Other than Lebron’ hey max if you haven’t noticed the Lakers aren’t even in the playoff race. Shut the fuck up about Lebron

  • Andreas D. Kyrezoglou

    I don't think Giannis is better than Kawhi, he is just more passionate and motivated.

  • Smll Keeb
    Smll Keeb Month ago

    Agree with Max

  • Eryk Dymecki
    Eryk Dymecki Month ago

    kawhi sooo underrated but antetokoumpo can ball as well

    • Stanley H
      Stanley H 26 days ago

      Kawhi is better than Giannis

  • Eliajah Thomas
    Eliajah Thomas Month ago

    We will see at playoffs time

  • Chok Oy
    Chok Oy Month ago

    Ya all talking so much non sense

  • Ryan Wise
    Ryan Wise 2 months ago

    JJ Reddick is better lol

  • TheNewKG
    TheNewKG 2 months ago

    They both have completely different games.... but on both ends kawhi may be better overall for now. I don’t ever see giannas being a better defender because of kawhis instincts but he is already unstoppable on offense and w the system they have around him if he ever starts shooting efficiently it’s curtains, he is best in the world easy.

  • LegendExecuter
    LegendExecuter 2 months ago

    Just give giannis some few years... He will be better than kawhi

  • J B
    J B 2 months ago

    Giannis would need to get past the 2nd round of the playoffs before even starting the conversation here...

  • TheUberdoppelganger
    TheUberdoppelganger 2 months ago +1

    Without giannis Milwaukee was totally blown out.... by ORLANDO.... Giannis is MVP

  • mohammed mikky
    mohammed mikky 2 months ago

    Giannis is a freak of nature and a beast but now kawhi is much better, end of story.

  • greek freak 34
    greek freak 34 2 months ago

    Greek freak for league!

  • Wakeman Edelbrock
    Wakeman Edelbrock 2 months ago

    Max was trynna tell y’all but y’all wouldn’t listen

  • Rafiq M
    Rafiq M 2 months ago

    Molly you're irrelevant. Stop talking.

  • Peter Wilson
    Peter Wilson 2 months ago

    Molly drives me crazy with her sarcastic comments, and she thinks she’s knows the game cause she with jalen 😂. Lord have mercy on her. She might have been Analyses on other programs but I still think she isn’t qualified to do this. Maybe put some one who actually understands the game better. Instead of her looks.

  • DG Fate
    DG Fate 2 months ago

    Kawhi all the way

  • TheCephalon
    TheCephalon 2 months ago

    Not in the playoffs

  • Emmanuel P.
    Emmanuel P. 2 months ago +1

    Told you..always bet on Giannis

  • Julz Morales
    Julz Morales 2 months ago +1

    Title just pissed me off no way Greek freak better then the claw

  • Leo Yang
    Leo Yang 2 months ago

    lol so let's break down the keller man equation here: Lebron James is the best player, Kawhi Leonard is the 2nd best player, Giannis is better than Kawhi. Please enlighten me if you solve this

  • Jeremy Nicoyco
    Jeremy Nicoyco 2 months ago

    Very simple khawi have a lot achievement than giannis .Giannis is a choker in playoffs .and khawi is monster in playoffs

  • Deleno Ahk
    Deleno Ahk 2 months ago

    Max jus stop bro,Better then who🤣🤣🤣

    WHO DAT 2 months ago +1

    lets see how giannis plays in the playoffs and than ill let you know who is better.

  • Raven Hawk
    Raven Hawk 2 months ago

    Kawhi is a low class player guys i expected that...Ggd Overrated for nba

  • The president
    The president 2 months ago

    Tough question like what's better ham or turkey?

  • AKI M.
    AKI M. 2 months ago

    I see a kahwi dickrider. The Dominance GA has is Enormous and only comapreable to Shaq! The difference is he plays great Defence conapred to Harden and James. Also he is the only Player in the League can play 5 Positions. Kahwi can plsmsy Maximum 3 Positions if he is supported and hasnt a Dominance under the Basket.

  • Immortal CBox
    Immortal CBox 2 months ago

    Why does this guy still have a job. Anyone could spout off wrong opinions about sports and not sound as dumb as Max.

  • Theo Schommer
    Theo Schommer 2 months ago

    ESPN is an absolute joke. They try to play it up as if the warriors when healthy could lose in the playoffs. Stop this bullshit

  • Theo Schommer
    Theo Schommer 2 months ago

    The rockets have ZERO chance of making it to the finals. Let’s be real guys. It’s not sustainable in the playoffs, and everyone falls for them in the regular season time, and time again!

  • Lavar Ball
    Lavar Ball 2 months ago

    Kawaiah is actually good in important games cough cough finals mvp locked up prime lebron

  • Nicholas Wilson
    Nicholas Wilson 2 months ago

    I can tell y’all can’t hoop at all lol giannis way better no coaches fear Leonard top of scouting reports curry still but giannis too now

    • Nicholas Wilson
      Nicholas Wilson 2 months ago

      Both those guys are basketball anomalies one of a kind players Leonard is mj playing style with 68 speed rating it works but nothing crazy about it difference is mj was the black cat also athletic freak Leonard just not but he is long kd called it years ago cuz he’s a hooper Leonard not all that giannis just is

  • michael sargent
    michael sargent 2 months ago

    Giannis is more likable, more popular bc of how he plays, and he’s definitely a monster to deal with, but Kowhi is a better more complete player right now, and he’s proven he can lead a team with just his first season back from injury while playing in a new system with a completely new team. That’s very impressive. It’s a popularity contest with ESPN. Look what they did to Kobe just flat out disrespect, and disregard his career.

  • Canes Cheahoo
    Canes Cheahoo 2 months ago

    Kawhi is successful in the playoffs this man is a champion and finals MVP!! What has giannis won ??

  • Cam Adams
    Cam Adams 2 months ago

    Yeah I’m sorry , you can’t say that rn until number 1 he wins a playoff series and number 2 see who end ups ahead of who in the mvp race 💯🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Megadrive
    Megadrive 2 months ago

    Both of them are better than Lebron

  • mark del rosario
    mark del rosario 2 months ago


  • zLwy
    zLwy 2 months ago

    one of these players has a finals MVP, the other one hasn't won a playoff series

  • femih oyeleye
    femih oyeleye 3 months ago

    Not gonna lie Giannis is more exciting to watch them harden

  • Brandon Cena
    Brandon Cena 3 months ago

    Honestly giannis isn’t a better player, but giannis is more valuable than kawhi

  • East coast And love it
    East coast And love it 3 months ago

    I really hope come playoff time the raptors shut everyone up. Oh Canada

  • Jayvee Paguia
    Jayvee Paguia 3 months ago

    Kawhi is the best player in the Eastern Conference.

  • Darth Baylen
    Darth Baylen 3 months ago

    seriously now?Just fire this clown called max kellrman!

  • Kipp Joseph
    Kipp Joseph 3 months ago

    Idk man. Giannis definitely got next. But as of right now? Kawhi>Giannis. Kawhi is easily the best defender in the league if he wants to be. Giannis is a really good player but he’s a jump shot away from being better than kawhi. We saw in the playoffs against the raps when he’s down 3 or more. They just give him space cause he’s not a good shooter. The coach gets the credit for the bucks success not just giannis. Giannis is very young. He’s gonna be a beast but as of now, kawhi better.

  • Glenn Brathwaite
    Glenn Brathwaite 3 months ago

    This is a stupid remark!

  • David Gim
    David Gim 3 months ago

    Who care Max? No one pays attention to the man saying kd isnt top 5

  • Nigerain Gamer
    Nigerain Gamer 3 months ago

    max is high kiwi is top 3 when healthy you could make a argument he is better then kd

  • WanderingDrifter
    WanderingDrifter 3 months ago

    Lmao this guy said OKC can beat the Warriors. Rofl

  • Mathew Siwicke
    Mathew Siwicke 3 months ago

    As a spurs fan. Max can go fuck himself. Kawhi never gets the respect he warrants.

  • MR7 MR7
    MR7 MR7 3 months ago

    Imagine giannis playing in the 60s... I mean he would be better than wilt...

  • Dead
    Dead 3 months ago

    Fuck no , at least not until he gets a reliable jumper like kawhi. Not to mention his lack of winning. I’ll take kawhi any day

  • ChromeMan04
    ChromeMan04 3 months ago

    Giannis isn’t better than Kawhi lol. Just stop

  • Jacob Bados
    Jacob Bados 3 months ago

    Max Kellerman is an idiot.

    NBA FAN 3 months ago

    I’m just saying most people might disagree but I think lakers could get in there you could put lonzo on harden you got lebron destroying Houston bum 3 you can a pass first rondo at 1 at 4 kuzma then a great bench of Ingram hart Beasley chandler hart could guard Gordon on the perimeter good Ingram slash and shoot the 3 chandler shot blocker good in the paint oh also forgot lance he can kinda defend the perimeter and shoot the mid range then Beasley I dunno

  • Torres Benjamin
    Torres Benjamin 3 months ago

    For me kawhi is better than giannis.. Look giannis the way he play he always use so much power to make a basket, while kawhi leonard he can shoot the ball very easy..

  • Life's Failure
    Life's Failure 3 months ago

    Kawhi is better defensively, better shooter, a finals mvp and he currently led the raptors over the bucks
    Giannis is a monster in the paint but is about as proficient at shooting as Charles Barkley and he has not won in the first round plus his bucks are second to the raptors

  • Paul Jenkins
    Paul Jenkins 3 months ago

    KAWHI 4 MVP.

  • J Krah
    J Krah 3 months ago

    Nice troll job ESPN. Stats and team record dont lie. Time will tell....

  • PaySo the P.I
    PaySo the P.I 3 months ago

    Max is in the moment again...Kawhi's defense is just as intimidating as Giannis' offense and Kawhi can make any shot anywhere on the court..Outplayed Lebron in the Finals as a young buck...Finals MVP and Champion Kawhi Leonard. Put some respect on it Kellerman.

  • Guivensthecar guy
    Guivensthecar guy 3 months ago

    Max is fucking whack that man is on crack

  • Steve Cheng
    Steve Cheng 3 months ago

    Max, pls quit your job. Don’t judge players over regular season performance. Can you pls watch Kawhi playoff games? You are so delusional.

  • Jelani Morgan
    Jelani Morgan 3 months ago

    max is talking out his ass

  • Georgi Yordanov
    Georgi Yordanov 3 months ago

    Kawhi Leonard is better player all day, every day!!!

  • J
    J 3 months ago

    I didn't respect him til he got to my team. Man. Defends hard. Quick and lenghty. Clutch shooter.

  • MetaDIME
    MetaDIME 3 months ago

    Man these guys judge players per game 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • LeBurger muncher
    LeBurger muncher 3 months ago

    Kawhi is still better than the Greek freak.
    But Giannis will have a better legacy.

  • Kareem Mirtyl
    Kareem Mirtyl 3 months ago

    3:58 Molly calling Max a jew

  • Stepz97 •
    Stepz97 • 3 months ago

    This conversation only serves the purpose of trolling. No, cohesive argument, no hard proof, and starting this type of conversation too early for the sake of controversy. Unprofessional, I can get a better arguments from a random guy in the streets or the comment section.

  • thafunnyguy26
    thafunnyguy26 3 months ago

    OKC could definitely beat GS...idk why Molly is acting shocked..

  • jackson gutsch
    jackson gutsch 3 months ago

    keep talking that shit kellerman

  • leonard thompson
    leonard thompson 3 months ago

    This guy just wanna hear himself talk saying BS like this

  • Dan , McGill
    Dan , McGill 3 months ago

    Greek freak not close to the dominance of Shaq. Shaq is crazy .

  • Arslan Mirza
    Arslan Mirza 3 months ago

    You guys do know this is a show? And SAS and Max MUST disagree 90 percent of the time to increase ratings and cause controversy?

  • TUX Bubbles
    TUX Bubbles 3 months ago

    Stevan a hates Giannis

  • Youtube Channel
    Youtube Channel 3 months ago

    Casual fans will say Giannis is better than Kawhi. Kawhi is efficient and consistent on both ends, what more could you want. Kawhi has the accolades to back this, 2xDPOY, 2xSteal Champ, YOUNGEST FINALS MVP, 4xALL DEFENSIVE career TOV 1.4 is a better free throw and 3pt shooter by around 10%. Giannis is on the way to be great while KAWHI IS HERE. More than a system player.

  • InDaHead
    InDaHead 3 months ago

    How is Gianni’s better. He’s not even close defensively to kawhi, doesn’t shoot 3’s. kawhi is better

  • Billy Studholme
    Billy Studholme 3 months ago

    He isn't.

  • Alp Merdin
    Alp Merdin 3 months ago

    this kellerman just prooved that he is retard