NBA teams should tank for Zion Williamson - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith says NBA teams like the Pheonix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks should be tanking for a player like Duke's Zion Williamson.
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  • Imperial-2k
    Imperial-2k 28 days ago +2

    All that for New Orleans to get the pick

  • M Ordune
    M Ordune Month ago


  • Maurandis Da Radus Films VEVO

    He was on point

  • Nicholas Roberts
    Nicholas Roberts 2 months ago

    5:05 - 6:07 , best minute of any thing ive ever seen from stephen a smith.

  • nationofmillions
    nationofmillions 2 months ago

    That freak of nature term is so overused You're a freak of nature Stephen A

  • Donald Long
    Donald Long 2 months ago

    How about the grizzlies getting him?

  • Alvin Ailey 3rd
    Alvin Ailey 3rd 2 months ago

    lmao watch memphis draft him 😂

    COLDEDVOID 2 months ago

    Ye fuck you smith

  • Wis Dom
    Wis Dom 2 months ago

    Screw racist ass Arizona!

  • Justine Ramos
    Justine Ramos 3 months ago

    probably cleveland because they are the worst team but if zion williamson is on cleveland cleveland will be improving because of zion

  • Isaac Rivera
    Isaac Rivera 3 months ago

    I kinda think Zion is like Blake

  • Iron Gourdine
    Iron Gourdine 3 months ago

    I don't trust the process

  • J D
    J D 3 months ago

    Came at 0:00
    Stayed for the Little Big Man Reference. 6:37. Thata’ boy Max.!!!👍🏼

  • Afasia
    Afasia 3 months ago

    Why the hell he yellin like that

  • drunk mike
    drunk mike 3 months ago

    S.A.Smith says Zion is 6'9" tall 48" vert 285 lbs and in reality Zion is 6'7" tall 40" vert 280 lbs SMH calm the fuck down dude.

  • Los Angeles California
    Los Angeles California 3 months ago

    Zion Williams two Cleveland ohio next king James

    DHARMYOG_COM 3 months ago

    Tank for R. J Barret

  • Todd Cronin
    Todd Cronin 3 months ago

    What will they say when Zion is a colossal bust?

  • lexy Daniel
    lexy Daniel 4 months ago

    If i have zion willamson size. Why would i want to shoot from distance. I would drive my body in like how shag does.

  • Dean McGee
    Dean McGee 4 months ago

    Nobody should Tank, we ain’t in the Army ya’ll 🏀🏀🏀

  • kalstonii
    kalstonii 4 months ago

    Wizards will be there. Jwall is done for season

  • Cody Jackson
    Cody Jackson 4 months ago

    Am I the only person who gets Anthony Bennett vibes from Zion minus the hype they do have similar play styles granted Zion is much fast

  • Chris Roberts
    Chris Roberts 4 months ago

    Who cares if the major markets in the NBA aren’t good. The NBA is lit tf

  • Mexico City
    Mexico City 4 months ago

    He's overrated, 6'6 can't shoot, not 285lbs more like 250. NBA defenses will shut him down. The only reason Ben Simmons is successful is because he has IQ, tough around the rim and he's 6'10" defended by pount guards.

  • MrBlazzin101
    MrBlazzin101 4 months ago

    I'm telling you Zion was made in a lab.

  • Uchiha Madara
    Uchiha Madara 4 months ago

    I got hoeeeeeessssssss

  • Apollo Justice
    Apollo Justice 4 months ago

    As a Knock fan we're working on it. Got rid of Porzingis for this!!!

  • Lucifer Morningstar
    Lucifer Morningstar 4 months ago


    SKRiLLABANDZ 4 months ago

    4:40 the shiggy show skits kicks In 😂😂😂

  • Jacabo Blanco
    Jacabo Blanco 4 months ago

    Gonna pull a ewing and rig the balls for the Knicks

  • Jacabo Blanco
    Jacabo Blanco 4 months ago

    I'ma bandwagon on the team that picks em up 😂😂😂

  • Sid Howard
    Sid Howard 4 months ago

    Didn’t nba change the draft rules to where if you tank you have a smaller percentage of getting the #1 pick?

  • greypimps chass
    greypimps chass 4 months ago

    Sorry zion is not as good as espn makes him to be..guaranteed bust, mark my words.

  • Jeremy Noack
    Jeremy Noack 4 months ago

    He has a 40 inch vertical not 47

  • Jaylen Butler
    Jaylen Butler 4 months ago

    Zion is either going to the bulls or suns. Bulls really need Zion and correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think they would have room for him bc he is a PF/SF. And they would have too many PFs but maybe Zion could play SF but Idk. 😐

  • yinzr
    yinzr 4 months ago

    Wish the Miami Heat would tank for him.

  • Juan Sicairos
    Juan Sicairos 4 months ago

    His height is 6667 😂

  • Julius Ulit
    Julius Ulit 4 months ago

    You can't just tank!! For chris sake!!! There is still a lottery in place for the first pick!!

  • Brandon 98
    Brandon 98 4 months ago

    Zion playing at MSG would be craaaazy! Dennis Smith Jr, Wes Mathews, Zion, probably Vonleh, then DeAndre Jordan. That's a solid lineup plus room to sign a free agent

  • ReplayTheBeatz
    ReplayTheBeatz 4 months ago

    What if he joins GS?

  • dilly dilly
    dilly dilly 4 months ago

    Still only 14 percent chance.

  • Ballistic Breezy
    Ballistic Breezy 4 months ago

    I feel bad for these talented rooks to get drafted by a team who likes to lose

  • Uranium Civics
    Uranium Civics 4 months ago

    Yes, Zion is black so Stephen A likes him.

  • David Leavell
    David Leavell 4 months ago

    He'll look good in a bulls jersey.

  • Paul Martin
    Paul Martin 4 months ago

    Mark my words...Zion will be a Blake Griffin that shoots worse.

  • Issuccc 800
    Issuccc 800 4 months ago +1

    I hope Cleveland gets Zion not because I go for Cleveland I go for rockets I think he will be the next king

  • Artin
    Artin 4 months ago

    Knicks sorry 😐

  • ACG Medical
    ACG Medical 4 months ago

    They are concerned with his shot. Lebron, didn’t have a shot in high school. The NBA coaching and level of experience in mentoring should get him ready with his shot at the next level. If he stays in college, it’s gonna put him behind.

  • silent knight
    silent knight 4 months ago

    Ha the Knicks are finally winning at something

  • UNCLEscr0_oge
    UNCLEscr0_oge 4 months ago

    Spurs, bruh

  • BobbyMarley
    BobbyMarley 4 months ago

    He said “TANK!! You’re doing it by accident anyway!!” Lmao thats funny

  • Kevin Burke
    Kevin Burke 4 months ago

    Can my Knicks finally get some good luck in the lottery for once?

  • Lebron James
    Lebron James 4 months ago

    No one can dickride like Stephen A

  • Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas 4 months ago +1

    He'll be an NBA flop

  • losnos79
    losnos79 4 months ago

    died at "your doing it by accident anyway!"

  • J B
    J B 4 months ago

    Honest question WTF have the sun's been doing for the past 25+ years

  • Teus Stolk
    Teus Stolk 4 months ago

    I hope he goes to the NY knicks

  • Spllxtz
    Spllxtz 4 months ago

    Going to the pelicans

  • Kalce II
    Kalce II 4 months ago

    Man I thought I was the only one who noticed the brooklyn Nets capability of signing 2 max players

  • Goingtohooptxdfs dfs
    Goingtohooptxdfs dfs 4 months ago

    Ion going to the Hawks or phx watch

  • June
    June 4 months ago

    Video just started and Steven a already throwing up 666’s

  • ceonyute
    ceonyute 4 months ago

    Crazy when he actually becomes a cav lol. Shit is going to be crazy.

  • Asad Qidwai
    Asad Qidwai 4 months ago

    Show DLo some love Stephen A

    BLAKK NASA 4 months ago

    Zion at Bulls would be cool

  • Josh Josh
    Josh Josh 4 months ago

    ESPN loves to be on their knees for Duke and Zion. They're suckin the hell out their dicks.

  • Freezy DMX
    Freezy DMX 4 months ago

    1:38 Stephen A. Smith just killing it

  • Theonlykingkong
    Theonlykingkong 4 months ago

    Magic needs him , it's Shaq #2

  • Qashawn Lewis
    Qashawn Lewis 4 months ago

    Orlando magic
    Man damn..

  • hittman
    hittman 4 months ago

    Zion & Zach Lavine on Chicago..jeez
    And what about comparing his physical ability to Aaron Gordon in a way??

  • mksrookies
    mksrookies 4 months ago

    Tanking effects playoff spots. Lets say one team plays 5 games vs 3 tanking teams and another team plays only 2 games vs tanking teams the schedule helps you get a 4 seed over a 8 or a playoff spot vs a non playoff spot. Tanking should be punished.

  • Jason Nah
    Jason Nah 4 months ago

    Booker, Ayrton & Zion ... wow. I can’t wait!!!
    Trust the Phoenix Process

  • For3ver2k
    For3ver2k 4 months ago

    Kris Dunn
    Zach Lavine
    Zion Williamson
    Lauri MarkGOATen
    Wendell Carter Jr.

  • Block Head
    Block Head 4 months ago

    I wanna see him at the suns

  • Roshes aii
    Roshes aii 4 months ago

    If Cleveland win number 1 pick again NBA Draft is rigged this Williamson is gonna be a star

  • vineet gouthu
    vineet gouthu 4 months ago

    Why does stephen A say a persons whole resume, life story, and their dreams and beliefs before he actually makes his point

  • Stan Belkin
    Stan Belkin 4 months ago

    Zion to CLE

  • Emperial Emperor
    Emperial Emperor 4 months ago

    Zion is already better then Blake😂😂😂😂

  • Lit As fuck doe
    Lit As fuck doe 4 months ago

    Knicks Baby

  • Albatros Dreshaj
    Albatros Dreshaj 4 months ago

    Zion reminds me of the future Westbrook

  • King David631
    King David631 4 months ago

    His name Zion he is 6’6 6’7 no doubt bro yes Satan lol

  • DystopiaX
    DystopiaX 4 months ago

    Can Cleveland stop getting high draft picks already, sick of the Cavs always getting gifted good players and picks.

  • Johnathan Bailey
    Johnathan Bailey 4 months ago

    Knicks haven’t been good since the Ewing era .... it’s about damn time... and what I mean is that competitive nature grind and go knicks teams... I believe Zion will go there

  • Kyle Rangerstown
    Kyle Rangerstown 4 months ago

    Let’s go Knicks keep losing and give the unicorn a partner in crime!!!!

  • Kyle A
    Kyle A 4 months ago

    Phx fan over here listening to Stephen A like 😐

  • Chase Rasmussen
    Chase Rasmussen 4 months ago

    Why does Stephens voice haunt meeeeee

  • X MKG
    X MKG 4 months ago

    I mean have u seen the grizzlies, we gotta chance lol

  • The Pride of London
    The Pride of London 4 months ago

    So what happens when one of these teams drafts him ?? Are they going to develop his game? Surround him with talent? Most importantly a PG.. The Cavs, the Suns, and the Knicks have HORRIBLE owners and GM’s!!

  • largon 03
    largon 03 4 months ago

    Zion please choose the NY KNICKS!

  • Mathieu Carroll
    Mathieu Carroll 4 months ago


  • Samuel Bradshaw
    Samuel Bradshaw 4 months ago

    We sure this show shouldn’t be called “Last Take”? Jesus...

  • King C
    King C 4 months ago +1

    Mann... that will be some shit if teams tank and Zion turned into Marckell Flowks lol

  • Mohamed Irfan
    Mohamed Irfan 4 months ago

    Stephen A Smith: PrOcESsssssssss PrOcESsssssssss PrOcESsssssssss PrOcESsssssssss PrOcESsssssssss

  • trent merritt
    trent merritt 4 months ago

    Zion is a combo of Kemp n Bron

  • Alex Klein
    Alex Klein 4 months ago

  • Alex Klein
    Alex Klein 4 months ago

  • Steve law
    Steve law 4 months ago

    The bulls so fuqed up they will tank get the #1 pic and pick somebody from Serbia that show up on the draft board at the last minute

  • Tee Lee
    Tee Lee 4 months ago

    Agree to disagree...

  • Tee Lee
    Tee Lee 4 months ago

    You guys compliment one another well...keep teaching how we ALL. can get along!

  • James Wells
    James Wells 4 months ago

    I’ll say this much we all seen Kenton coming everybody said this is real deal it was so obvious this Zion kid is the same way.this kid is so remarkable and you fans in New York,Chicago should be praying you get the chance to draft this kid.zion reminds of of a Shaquille O’Neil in a forwards body yes he’s that strong his wing spans will make him the best shot blocker so much potential for this kid if he’s drafted by a nba team that will surround him with high IQ coaches and good players around him then the sky is limit.

  • Big Zo 419
    Big Zo 419 4 months ago

    Make him a laker