LeBron James will win NBA MVP this season - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Oct 15, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Matt Barnes debate the 2019-20 NBA MVP race, and whether they have Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James or the field -- which includes Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, teammate Anthony Davis, LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, and more.
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  • Mike Gonz
    Mike Gonz 21 day ago

    tf is up w that tie sas?

  • Willie Brown
    Willie Brown 24 days ago

    🤔LeBron don't want no smoke wit Khwai. AD either he schooled both of them. He'll win MVP. Or Greek Freak.💯

  • Kahlil Sykies
    Kahlil Sykies 26 days ago

    Based on what I saw on opening day. Steven A Smith might want to change his opinion. Lebron is either really rusty. Or flat out old. Its probably both. Nobody beats father time. Lebron is in his 17th season.

    NBA UPDATES 27 days ago

    Idiot Of All Time--
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    stephen a

  • Helpontheway 7
    Helpontheway 7 27 days ago

    Stephen A is so good

  • TheGallant9
    TheGallant9 27 days ago

    DWade is the Best Player LeBron has Played with

  • Neil W
    Neil W 27 days ago

    imo dwade is lebron's best teammate ever( not AD). kyrie isnt too far either, neither is AD. but i think dwade is def the best player of the 3

    • Neil W
      Neil W 27 days ago

      for now at least

  • BroadwayBully1
    BroadwayBully1 28 days ago +2

    This isn't ageing very well

  • Chris Mc
    Chris Mc 28 days ago

    Anthony Davis isn’t better than Dwayne wade.

  • MrDonsullivan
    MrDonsullivan 28 days ago

    I'm with Matt. If LBJ starts chasing MVP it will blow up the team. For him to make the statistic run on offense, he'd just stop even pretending on D.

  • Snicky G
    Snicky G 28 days ago +1

    smith is usually wrong about everything and he certainly be wrong about Commie sympathizer James being mvp! I doubt if the lakers will even make the playoffs!

  • Ryan Maliek
    Ryan Maliek Month ago

    Well he’s definitely trying to win China’s MVP.

  • Waves
    Waves Month ago

    Stephen A trying to tie lebron NBA final record

  • Amos Teo
    Amos Teo Month ago

    It always has been LeBron James and always will be

  • zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba

    Labron will win MVP. Because China said so.

  • lee fletche
    lee fletche Month ago

    He will be because China will vote for him!!

  • Nathan Niehaus
    Nathan Niehaus Month ago

    Kenton will never win a another mvp and if he does it’s his last one I’m sorry Giannis is getting unanimous mvp

  • Alfakash
    Alfakash Month ago

    I agree with Molly. She won this debate!

  • David Sacre
    David Sacre Month ago

    Cleanest first take I have watched

  • jhonny Bravos
    jhonny Bravos Month ago

    I think this will be another bad prediction and it will be worst for lebron, Im a lebron fan, and the past predictions of SAS were not very fortunate

  • J R
    J R Month ago

    Max Kellerman need to stop talkin. Makes me wanna puke everytime hearing his toxic high pitch boy voice

  • kobe248ryant
    kobe248ryant Month ago

    Stephen said Lebron will win MVP last year as well. We'll see.

  • Talha Ilyas
    Talha Ilyas Month ago +1

    LeKing James boutta get finals M.V.P. in the most competitive year in recent NBA history

  • jasyn zangari
    jasyn zangari Month ago

    SAS needs less sources and guesses and to do some actual reporting

  • Fabian Lopez
    Fabian Lopez Month ago

    A lebron James Anthony Davis pick n roll is unstoppable every time

  • Ech6
    Ech6 Month ago

    stephen A. on some pot... kawhi winning mvp, case closed

  • frank smith
    frank smith Month ago +1

    Speculation on MVP already? The only thing you can say that's for certain is that Lebron is a fraud, goes around saying people are uneducated and he doesn't want to sentance fight. People bowing to this buffoon and calling him smart or wise is really weird

  • Sleepy Eye BI
    Sleepy Eye BI Month ago

    If he is smart he should do everything possible for AD to get the MVP

  • C Connors
    C Connors Month ago

    Stephen doesn't deserve a job

  • Replicator0000
    Replicator0000 Month ago

    They are building a 1000 foot statue of Lebron in China.

  • chris napolion
    chris napolion Month ago


  • Dallas Rowan
    Dallas Rowan Month ago

    If Steph and kd canceled each other out for mvp why don’t lebron and ad 🤔

  • Hamze Ahmed
    Hamze Ahmed Month ago

    AD and Bron will cancel each other out same way Steph/KD and Kobe/Shaw did

  • Iyham Dolfin
    Iyham Dolfin Month ago

    barnes is still salty on LBJ coz he is a bandwagon team ! thats why till now he still assumes curry can be a contender when we know for a fact GSW wont even get to the 2nd rnd playoffs this season ahahahahaha

  • Pablo Ibarra
    Pablo Ibarra Month ago

    Lebron is China's Goat!

  • Tony Robinson
    Tony Robinson Month ago

    Why did he try to tuck his jacket in? T.V is the laughs

  • Port city boxing
    Port city boxing Month ago

    AD over Wade Stephen chill bruh I've personally seen AD crumble in the playoffs against the blazer at that now I've also personally myself watched D Wade carry lebron to two championships mentally and physically now do you think AD can do that a guy who crumbles against the trailblazers 😂😂😂😂🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Ivan Perez
    Ivan Perez Month ago

    You’re wrong Stephen A and here’s why! Dwade is lebrons best teammate ever! EASY! Until Anthony Davis does something

  • trev2x
    trev2x Month ago

    Steph will definitely win the MVP this year.

  • Leon Frederick
    Leon Frederick Month ago

    Hes definitely the MVP to China's government

  • Jaedon Brassil
    Jaedon Brassil Month ago

    KD and Steph disqualified for MVP all 3 seasons together then all of a sudden Lebron MVP frontrunner with AD.. control the narrative

  • Barak Halla
    Barak Halla Month ago

    Hunger has nothing to do with aging body..? The more you hungry the more you demand from your body. Injury is his main concern

  • KC the dude
    KC the dude Month ago

    Bruh.. LeBron can't even defend 😂😂how he gon win mvp it will be an achievement if they make it to the 9th seed

  • Hydra
    Hydra Month ago

    He said this last season lol
    * Paul George has a better chance of being mvp cause you know he'll be the primary scorer with the clippers which will very likely have a better record than the lakers

  • Guy InDisguise
    Guy InDisguise Month ago

    Lebron need hook me up with that hair treatment..... so I can be the next MVP!

  • Andrew
    Andrew Month ago

    ever just watch that women at the table. her body language is hilarious. and she often just scribbles with her pen lol

  • Andrew
    Andrew Month ago

    the season hasnt even started lol

  • Nikos Pao
    Nikos Pao Month ago

    lebron should have won most of tthe nba mvp's but he is lebron, its unfair for the others, he wont take it

  • Heightz1734
    Heightz1734 Month ago

    LeBron is about to remind all the haters

  • Dead Pool
    Dead Pool Month ago


  • Dead Pool
    Dead Pool Month ago

    here's my impression of ESPN LeBron LeBron LeBron LeBron the Lakers LeBron Dallas cowboys LeBron the Lakers Anthony Davis

  • h gg
    h gg Month ago

    that lady is stretching and scratching during a tv show... funny

  • Robert Rucker
    Robert Rucker Month ago

    Steven A you're wrong and here's why. lol - The MVP will definitely come from the field. My guess it will be a guard. I expect to see some outstanding guard play this season. Guards like Steph, Lukas, Donovan (Donovan is going to go off this season with the arrival of Conley), Harden, maybe one of those boys in Portland. True LBJ is a big that plays the guard position but he takes too many plays off during the regular season. My personal favorite and who I wish would win it is a bench player. Which means probably no way. Lou Williams.

  • Quicktwosteps
    Quicktwosteps Month ago

    MVP? When the team is heavily stacked? Ok🤷‍♂️

  • Pianista Zambo
    Pianista Zambo Month ago

    He’s just hype about d preseason

  • Armando Koz
    Armando Koz Month ago

    AD for MVP.
    Watered down East?? In that case, Lebron shouldn't have won his MVPs when you got Kobe and KD fighting out west in a tougher conference.

    HOWL GAMES Month ago

    Of course Stephen A. Sellout got LeBeijing for MVP.

  • Matic Herzog
    Matic Herzog Month ago

    74-8 LAL if they decide to

  • Jason Quinones
    Jason Quinones Month ago

    love it

  • Ryan Buckman
    Ryan Buckman Month ago +1

    Stephen A speaking sooooooo much truth!!! Lakers 2020......just saying now!