The Nets can offer Kevin Durant a brighter future than the Knicks | Stephen A. Smith Show

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith explains why the Brooklyn Nets and L.A. Clippers are much free agent destinations than the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks.
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Comments • 350

  • Ronald Williams
    Ronald Williams 3 months ago

    Speaking straight facts🗣💯

  • Packers Packers
    Packers Packers 3 months ago

    1 game over .500 in the east. LET KD TAKE THE SOFT PATH IN NEW YORK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. Nobody in NY gives a damn about seeing KD in BK. FOH

    • Xplorer
      Xplorer Month ago

      Who gives a shit about the Knicks honestly, they kicked out their best players for what, free agents that won’t come? You guys are the most laughable fans in basketball

  • Anfernee Smalshyager
    Anfernee Smalshyager 3 months ago +1

    Mr. Bruce Ratner, in retrospect, was a super genius in moving Da Nets to Brooklyn.
    Mr. Marks and Mr. Atkinson are also super geniuses. It is a joy to see their team excel. Look at their depth, their can-do attitudes, and their chemistry.

  • pri534nce
    pri534nce 3 months ago

    He would never go to the Nets and Knicks is and always will be better than the nets you’re going to need a good explanation on why nets is better than Knicks

    • Xplorer
      Xplorer Month ago

      pri534nce Because the Nets aren’t 17-65? Fucking moron, the Knicks are literally the least successful franchise in NBA history, when was their last finals appearance

  • #Nassgang Los
    #Nassgang Los 4 months ago

    If kd leaves everybody else stays on the warriors

  • #Nassgang Los
    #Nassgang Los 4 months ago

    He's making half points porzingis is a Max player healthy for the knicks so one more is the same amount as the nets lol

    • #Nassgang Los
      #Nassgang Los 4 months ago

      @Grasqe yeah that's fire if the injurys not serious

    • Grasqe
      Grasqe 4 months ago +1

      Porzingis is with LUKAAAAA now

  • zyl zyl
    zyl zyl 4 months ago

    I dont think so ... No franchise can give or assure KD 5 furure Championships , except for one team amd one franchise , that is the GSW

  • Joab Johnstone
    Joab Johnstone 4 months ago

    Karl Malone

  • Alp Merdin
    Alp Merdin 5 months ago

    he is the best player in the game right now

  • Mektek19
    Mektek19 5 months ago

    Stephen A you literally just mentioned Elgin Baylor. He is the biggest LA star to never deliever a title. Bron woulf join him.

  • Mektek19
    Mektek19 5 months ago

    KD fuck all these people who dont care about you. They are trying to bury you by sending you Brooklyn or New York. Go to LAC. They dont want you messing things up for Bron. You would be in a good condition to get credit and at least het to the west conference

  • Mektek19
    Mektek19 5 months ago

    Top 3 or 4 smh.

  • Logan Mitchell
    Logan Mitchell 5 months ago

    No shit the Nets look better then the Knicks the Knicks best player hasn't played a game this season

  • Richard Choi
    Richard Choi 5 months ago

    Did this clown forget about KP?

  • Jerrold Williams
    Jerrold Williams 5 months ago

    Why does the media force feed us Lakers and Knicks. The Knicks have been trash for decades. The Lakers had their run, stop pretending their leadership is so great, lol. They are in Hollywood and the media pretty much forces stars to go there. Kobe, Shaq weren’t drafted by them, they pretty much had them gifted to them. It’s a new era, fans should want new teams. I mean the Cavs had their run too! Do people, besides the media, really care if Lebron wins again? Especially if it’s Lebron and KD..Enough already, it’s a new generation!

  • SmokePurpp
    SmokePurpp 5 months ago

    Now I'm really pray that lebron goes ringless

  • T Pro
    T Pro 5 months ago

    It would NOT be bad at ALL !!! It shows you gotta WIN not rely on work from the past! Stop w the legacy BS! Go Nets & Clips! #COMPETENCY over legacy

  • Helios Bajwa
    Helios Bajwa 5 months ago

    Crazy how quickly people forget about Porzingis

  • Awakened Bear
    Awakened Bear 5 months ago

    The NBA doesn't revolve around Lebron, please be supportive of all the league stars.

  • Håvard Telhaug
    Håvard Telhaug 5 months ago

    I`m a nets fan and I honestly don`t want him here. I don`t care if he makes them better.

  • Duarte Fonseca
    Duarte Fonseca 5 months ago

    That just makes 0 sense. The Knicks are trash and will have a top 5 pick which can be a franchise changer (Zion) if nr 1 + Kevin Knox which seems a really solid piece + Porzingis + possibly a trade for Dennis Smith without giving any of these assets away. The Nets are a team of bad contracts who play well to be a 1st round exit in the play-offs this year and won't have that good of a pick, considering their 2 best players play the same position and they'll have to make a decision to adjust the team and a good young piece in Allen, nothing more than that.

  • yoelvis entenza
    yoelvis entenza 5 months ago

    i am not A KNICKS Fan but how can you say that steven A smith the knicks might get zion next year and they have prosigis and if they get durant that might be more brighter..

  • Ryan Scott
    Ryan Scott 5 months ago

    Karl malone didnt win a championship

  • that nigga
    that nigga 5 months ago

    I knew this was gonna come up ... I call it !

  • Tashon Little
    Tashon Little 5 months ago +1

    As a Nets fan and former employee I disagree with Stephen A. Yes the Nets are better and they do have a bright future. But the Knicks have Porzingis and a potential top 3 pick in a great draft. If the Knicks get Zion, they will probably land a top free agent. I can’t see a top Free Agent going to Brooklyn.

  • LA Clippers
    LA Clippers 5 months ago +2

    Clippers and Nets offer better futures than the Lakers and Knicks. Why? Because they have much better front offices.

  • Water
    Water 5 months ago

    SAS is fake Knicks fan

  • Jay Alfonzo
    Jay Alfonzo 5 months ago

    I don’t even want my nets to sign KD just because of these bandwagon fans man

  • Devin Harp
    Devin Harp 5 months ago

    Stephen he's not going to the nets nor the knicks

  • middledegroffchild
    middledegroffchild 5 months ago

    KD will be a Net you heard it here first

  • Robert Cruz
    Robert Cruz 5 months ago

    Dwight Howard failed.... lmao

  • Martin Mikkelsen
    Martin Mikkelsen 5 months ago +1

    KD will be a clipper... and i think its a nice fit tbh

  • Adolfo Rios
    Adolfo Rios 5 months ago

    His future is brighter in golden state... he ain’t leaving gsw for nets he definitely aint leaving for the sorry ass knicks

  • Jermaine Mitchell
    Jermaine Mitchell 5 months ago

    Steven a. Tripping 💯

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith 5 months ago

    How dare you Stephen A. He’s a good father and does a lot for his community.

  • Rick Jackson
    Rick Jackson 5 months ago

    Nets after all them draft picks they traded away their leadership manages to quickly put them in this position. Props to BK

  • Akuma Sin
    Akuma Sin 5 months ago

    nets king east

  • Jim McCabe
    Jim McCabe 5 months ago

    Why would a superstar want to go to NY? The world's changed. It's not the center of the universe. It's cold, crowded, and the teams suck. Stephen A is too homer

  • Pepsimaru
    Pepsimaru 5 months ago

    Wow, that was straight wisdom from Steven A. I'm shocked

  • Geron Fletcher
    Geron Fletcher 5 months ago

    Let’s go NETS!!

  • Packers Packers
    Packers Packers 5 months ago

    So lemme get this straight... Steven A picks a season with NO PORZINGIS due to injury, LOTTERY PICK ON THE WAY BECAUSE OF SAID INJURY TO PORZINGIS, Picks/cap still intact, AND HES LAUDING A NETS TEAM FOR BEING A DAMN EIGHTH SEED????!!!!
    Way to pick an awesome time to compare the state of both NY franchises 😂😂. Shit is pure comedy Steven A. You lost your damn mind brotha.
    You people pushing these step child city franchises like this should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Phil Df
    Phil Df 5 months ago

    About 25 teams in the league are better than the Knicks lol

  • Hazy 'Marcus
    Hazy 'Marcus 5 months ago


  • Cobalt
    Cobalt 5 months ago

    Nvr got why the Lakers trade D Russ
    Perfect fit with Ball and Bron

  • mrt094
    mrt094 5 months ago

    For my first live Basketball game I went to a Nets game. Have to say I was really impressed by their talent.

  • DTR Channel
    DTR Channel 5 months ago

    Becouse two Latvians play in NY ! KP with Knicks and Kurucs with Nets !

  • shuaib A.
    shuaib A. 5 months ago

    Nets cool but kp tho?
    Sas stay switching up.

    GLORIA THOMAS 5 months ago +1

    KD will be stuck with a team trying to win a chip like JAMES

  • Mitchell Bruce
    Mitchell Bruce 5 months ago

    Music to my ears as a Nets fan. We are no longer the laughing stock of the league.

  • Dopeboy Dow
    Dopeboy Dow 5 months ago

    Nobody on the Nets are better than Porzingis.
    Add Zion or RJ Barrett to the Knicks.
    Another year of Knox.
    Keep sleeping.
    Nets treadmilling.

    • Blue Skies
      Blue Skies 5 months ago

      so porzingis is playing 1 on 15 basketball? its like knicks fans live in a complete fanatsy idiotic world. knicks fans be like " the sun is not hotter than everything, i have a stove thats better" nigga just shut the fuck up and face reality

  • B-Rad S
    B-Rad S 5 months ago

    FINALLY!!! Thank you SAS!!!!! Talking FACTS

  • JG124
    JG124 5 months ago

    Yeah, dude, a lot of people have been clowning the Nets for "trading away their future" and stuff, and sure they had a few bad years, but at the end of the day, the last time the Nets were in the playoffs was 2015... that's not that long ago. I mean they've only been out of the playoffs for 4 years and it's already looking like they might make a return. I mean for a team that traded away everything for a couple of aging stars, they sure did manage to turn it around quick, and if players like Dinwiddie keep growing, maybe they pick up a couple big free agents, all the sudden, they're contenders.

  • Alex Hong
    Alex Hong 5 months ago

    Honestly, why do people even listen to this guy. He switches up his position EVERY SINGLE SITUATION.

  • Lamar Wright
    Lamar Wright 5 months ago

    #1)Winning in Brooklyn wouldn't be the same as winning at MSG. KD wins in NY he'll automatically be considered a GOAT. You win in Brooklyn, well thats pretty much it. We have Porzingis that's out and a top pick cooking.. If all fails(strike out free agency) our future is still looking bright. Not sure why the media act like its free agency or bust.

    • Blue Skies
      Blue Skies 5 months ago

      if he wins in brooklyn it will be just as big because he will be the first since jackie robinson. the man will create his own legacy in the city

  • Jon Jon
    Jon Jon 5 months ago

    I’m no nets fans but that team balls out you got to give them their credit honestly.

  • marecku21
    marecku21 5 months ago

    Why is this guy always belting it out in a near scream? Can't he just talk normally?

  • Prisoner #627
    Prisoner #627 5 months ago

    KD would have ice in his brains, if he leaves GSW.

  • Jesper Wiebke
    Jesper Wiebke 5 months ago

    it’d be nice to see Brooklyn be competitive again

  • Troy H
    Troy H 5 months ago

    I don’t think it matters anymore. The game evolves and the storied history of the Lakers as good as those days were are all but ended. The new “Lakers”are the Warriors now and everyone else is gunning for them. This sport has no more room for fantasies anymore the game truly relies on team effort just as much as those handful of superstars have talent. Buckle up it’s going to be a fun ride in the post season! I got my money on the Raps coming out of the east and OKC taking down the warriors to meet the raps in the finals.

  • TommyProductionz
    TommyProductionz 5 months ago

    It hurts for me to say this as a die hard knick fan but the nets do have a brighter future than the Knicks but I’m still not leaving this team because i still have hope that the Knicks could turn into something

  • André Maldonado
    André Maldonado 5 months ago +1


  • Kamran Cabey
    Kamran Cabey 5 months ago

    All the Stars are going to the East now, because LeBron isn't over there dominating anymore.

  • Kamran Cabey
    Kamran Cabey 5 months ago

    Stephen A. is in the definition of " Keeping it 100"

  • SQR
    SQR 5 months ago

    I really only watch this shit cause I be bored at work we gotta get these old guys outta here tho like why would Lebron not winning in yrs 16th-20th matter but this is just there way of find a new way to diminish Lebron it’s wasn’t like that back in the day because they was actually growing up with MJ and Kobe and AI and Shaq so they love them and never try to diminish them now they just old and stuck in there ways we need new niggas

  • Samuel Mbondo
    Samuel Mbondo 5 months ago

    I knew this whole thong would end up in a LeBron discussion

    SSJ- ROSE 5 months ago

    Karl malon
    Gary payton
    Dwight Howard
    Dennis rodman

  • Abbas Akbar
    Abbas Akbar 5 months ago +2

    People forget the Nets are a damn good team, 7th in the Eastern Conference and a solid coach/young players.

  • jaebiz
    jaebiz 5 months ago

    Steven As attempt @ trolling the Knicks uncovered some truth. The Knicks and the Nets are on different trajectories. The Knicks are going to add another top three pick to KP/Knox/Robinson, and to a lesser extent, Damyean Dotson. The Knicks core will be under 25. I'd like to see them continue to build via the draft-getting a late 20s 'marquee superstar' with aging tread on his wheels isn't always the best recipe for success. The truth in this is the Lakers are locked into contract chasing as they've signed an aging superstar. Knicks fans have seen how that works out. Let's enjoy the rebuild and development!

  • Stevie Buckets
    Stevie Buckets 5 months ago

    What sucks is the Nets struggled to close out games earlier in the season. Seeding could’ve looked much different.

  • Ted _
    Ted _ 5 months ago +2

    Bro Durant cannot handle carrying his own team. If he goes to the nets his career is faneto. He better go cozy up next to 2 or 3 other all stars if he’s not liking golden state anymore

  • Matthew Moscotto
    Matthew Moscotto 5 months ago +1

    Ain’t nobody going to the Nets bro smh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Armed Titanium
    Armed Titanium 5 months ago +2

    We have Porzingis, Knox, Ntilikina and a top 5 pick in this draft

    • Armed Titanium
      Armed Titanium 3 months ago


    • Devilscake
      Devilscake 3 months ago

      you have por what LOL

    • Slicing4ndDicing Prod.
      Slicing4ndDicing Prod. 5 months ago

      Blue Skies KP injured? THJ is still starting? Knicks are tanking? Your retarded

    • Armed Titanium
      Armed Titanium 5 months ago

      Blue Skies
      Because Porzingis is injured and our young guys are still developing?

    • Blue Skies
      Blue Skies 5 months ago

      and still aint winning shit lmaoo

  • Mohamed Hassan
    Mohamed Hassan 5 months ago

    Toronto Raptors kawhi Leonard mvp

  • Peadar Killeen
    Peadar Killeen 5 months ago

    Nets 💪🏽

  • Stephen Stewart
    Stephen Stewart 5 months ago +1

    did KD say this??????? hell no!!!!!! ESPN / FS1 just wants him out the YA AREA......... Dub Nation representation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jalen Davis
    Jalen Davis 5 months ago

    KP and KD in San Antonio? 👀👀👀

  • Mark Steinmann
    Mark Steinmann 5 months ago

    Finally giving us our due.

  • Danilo Diaz
    Danilo Diaz 5 months ago

    He forgets Brooklyn doesn’t have a Porzingis. He forgets Brooklyn doesn’t have young talent with a crazy ceiling like a Kevin Knox or Mitchell Robinson. And if the playoffs started today, the Nets having the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference says nothing. Thats a toss up every year so that doesnt say much. And you will NOT get the same publicity or contract deals playing in Barclays as in MSG. Stop it.

    • James Boisits
      James Boisits 5 months ago

      The fuck is so great about Mitchell Robinson? He's 20. So is Allen bro. Allen blocks superstars and puts up 12 and 8. Mitchell Robinson is putting up 5 a game and 4 boards!!!! Knox has a high ceiling you know who else had one? Frank, oof he doesn't play, or Wiggins but he hasn't turned out to be much has he. High ceiling doesn't mean anything. You gotta prove you can ball. I personally think he'll be good as well but the nets talent is proved to be effective. You're also right the Knicks got Kristaps, congrats you have a 7'3 guy with constant injuries and knee issues. That's never turned out badly for anyone huh. @Danilo Diaz

    • Danilo Diaz
      Danilo Diaz 5 months ago

      zam zaddy none of those guys have a higher ceiling than Knox, and he’s only 18. Oh, so is Mitchell Robinson. DLO is like a gold plated fake chain, only for show. Allen is ONLY a shot blocker. Ku-who? Dinwiddie and Caris are the only good all around players, and they’ll never even be All-Stars in the EAST lmaoooo just shush. Also, we’ll have another potential star player after this years draft. Make bs claims elsewhere.

    • zam zaddy
      zam zaddy 5 months ago

      They would be the 6th seed first of all. 2nd, all of our young talent, DLO, Dinwiddie, Caris, Allen, Kurucs, are better than any of the young guys on the Knicks besides KP lmfao

  • PG Tips
    PG Tips 5 months ago

    Good to see Stephen A. finally put some respeck on our name

  • Omar Wen
    Omar Wen 5 months ago

    Lol Nets are going nowhere. They don't even have a star yet. They should be bottoming out like the Knicks to get a top 5 pick in the draft. Knicks have a much brighter future.

    • James Boisits
      James Boisits 5 months ago

      Nets are ahead of schedule, have fun tanking like the suns for years. Kristaps is a star and has knee issues. So the fuck what? Nets can get two this offseason, that's a really shitty argument. 2 stars come to Brooklyn that ends your point. Not saying it will happen, saying it's a possibility and that is a flawed point due to the cap space they have. It's not like the heat who are paying big contracts to mediocre players getting a 7th spot every year, nets are playing with house money right now. Tanking isn't the answer to everything my dude.

    • zam zaddy
      zam zaddy 5 months ago

      No star yet we're 6th seed with all young guys lmfao cry more

  • JamesEarlMoans
    JamesEarlMoans 5 months ago +1

    Thank you Stephen A 14-3 over the past 17 games. We ain't no joke outchea.

  • Stanley Keese
    Stanley Keese 5 months ago +12

    Ive been a Nets fan since 2000, Ive seen the ups and downs, and BKN are coming, Sean Marks is the GM God and deserves respect

  • Carvin Cadet
    Carvin Cadet 5 months ago +2

    I promise KD ain’t goin anywhere this summer. If anything he’ll sign a 2 year deal like LeBron did in Cleveland

  • Hallies Coleman
    Hallies Coleman 5 months ago

    Knicks are still playing without the Unicorn. So as well as the Nets are playing, I dont see this happening

  • se7en Zee
    se7en Zee 5 months ago

    Winning with the Lakers will just enhance Lebron's legacy. It won't hurt because 1) he has already won 3. 2) Blame the Lakers (guess you can partly blame him) for not able to get him the stars to compete with other teams that have multiple stars.

  • sam50105
    sam50105 5 months ago +14

    Top players on net: Dlo, Dinwiddie, JA, Caris, Joe Jesus, Rodi, Rhj

  • Australia
    Australia 5 months ago +1

    Finally espn is talking about the BEST NBA team

    The Brooklyn nets

    • Dino K
      Dino K 4 months ago

      Australia I have loved the Nets before they were in Brooklyn, back when they were the New Jersey Nets

  • dro209kali g
    dro209kali g 5 months ago

    Who gives a fuck bout the Knicks and Nets... a smith u get annoying with all that shyy

  • Principal Skinner
    Principal Skinner 5 months ago +3

    Umm Karl Malone, and Gary Payton failed to bring LA a title

  • Pláybòï Slàttîér
    Pláybòï Slàttîér 5 months ago +25

    Nets way better than the Knicks and it’s not close

  • James Redic
    James Redic 5 months ago

    Boy yall ninjas is working overtime to break the warriors up. Its quite pitiful. All in the name of all the crying ass bronsexuals who know its a new bully in the school yard and thats KD. His future is fine right where he is at in that new stadium being built just for KD. Stop hatin on this man. Its not going to happen.

  • Original Gr8 Minds
    Original Gr8 Minds 5 months ago

    This is worst than what Max said smh

  • Johnny Ali
    Johnny Ali 5 months ago +6

    DLo is ballin give da man some shine

  • Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt 5 months ago

    1:47 wtf was that :D:D

  • Duran Smith
    Duran Smith 5 months ago

    uhmm🤧🤧🤧🤧 not even gon pay yall no mind cause all ik is BROOKLYN n lowkey prolly #1fan but all i gotts to say is im proud of my team they have come along way they here now!! shitt!!cause i remember we having bums dat just be bumming it names like donald sloan 🤔🤔🤔🤔 lionel hollins bum ass billy king n dis russian nigga dats still here now but yoo main lemme break dis shit the fuck down 1st thing is 1st Guards - DLo-6’5 22- elite, ball handling smooth, mid shot:smooth, great 3point shooter. Spence-6’6 24- we have him till he is 27 28 option- elite,ball handling just terrific really enjoy every bit of the and 1 finger move u do(pause) dat shit fire i ain’t even gon hold u, getting to the rack unstoppable, shot:3point dat boii dangerous as u notice im listing the heights incase ah worry for defense so anyway back to this. Caris aka my brother 6’7- 23 on his way to elite when he get off this injury, ball handling Magical, getting pass defender and sailing to the hoop gets and 1 or free throws, shot: just rich waiting for it to get pure. now our secret weapon shabazz not gon give u info on him tho🤫. 2 shooting guards. scuffy joe 6’6 26 cuts to basket, 3 point. Allen crabbe rk fro flush dc big ed

  • jay nyc
    jay nyc 5 months ago

    He's right nets are the better team

  • kostaVHjovanovic
    kostaVHjovanovic 5 months ago

    uhm, Malone, Payton,Nash, Howard at the time they signed (specially Howard) were pretty big stars

  • Jonas Ferreira
    Jonas Ferreira 5 months ago

    Karl Malone is not a mega super star? He failed

  • Chopstewie Nasty
    Chopstewie Nasty 5 months ago

    So Dwight coming from Orlando wasn’t a superstar????

  • Jack Meiov
    Jack Meiov 5 months ago +1

    Cleveland A Smith stop your Knicks / Nets recruitment propaganda bro . It's not gonna work . KD can't stand either of those teams or your big slimeball , belittling of your peers motor mouth .
    KD wouldn't consider either of those sesspool teams ok .The Nets are full of Marginal players , and G Leaguers . The Knicks have KP and that's it . Yeah KD is so excited to possibly leave GSW to join such prestigious organizations . The Knicks haven't won a title in 46 years , the Nets got swept once and weren't that much better in the other one in 2 NBA finals , sarcasticly speaking lol .
    Look, GSW will do whatever it takes to keep KD happy , and in the bay . GSW I believe soon are about to trade any day for Porzhingis , and put an end to this KD to Knicks nonsense you're pushing . You would crawl and hide under your desk I am sure if that happened hahaha . I can't wait to see that . The Knicks are irrelevant and will stay that way for years to come , so just accept it . You can't hide your GSW envy ok .