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

  • Опубликовано: 9 янв 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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Комментарии • 3 169

  • cheeze1102
    cheeze1102 День назад

    Shit I wud tank too but I think its time for the Knicks to get a franchise changer like Zion.

  • D boy 11milesavage
    D boy 11milesavage День назад

    So when are we going to talk about u of m??

  • Alex Sanchez
    Alex Sanchez День назад

    Bro where’s fuking d’lo

  • David Willingham
    David Willingham День назад

    Anywhere but the Cavs. I’m a Lakers fan, but we all know he gonna be miserable there.

  • Cody Frazier
    Cody Frazier День назад

    The end was some of the best stuff I've heard come out of max

  • GodIsreal
    GodIsreal День назад

    Tank you Stephen keep on tanking my Chicago Bulls good job!!! Tank you

  • Chosenxeno
    Chosenxeno День назад

    I'm a Philly dude. Hoping the Knicks get him. East Coast shit lol

  • Money Chaser
    Money Chaser 2 дня назад

    I think the the teams that end up in the finals should be two of the teams in the lottery. Its only right. Then they could get rid of some decent players that teams would love to have or give the pick away. Either way they earn the right to stay a force. That'll stop teams front tanking so much. Then it would become a more competive league

  • Matthew Eliah
    Matthew Eliah 2 дня назад

    Bulls please fucking lose!

  • Kessel Bloxk
    Kessel Bloxk 2 дня назад +1

    The lottery rigged so Ik my Knicks gettin the first pick

  • Kessel Bloxk
    Kessel Bloxk 2 дня назад +1

    That’s what luka was last year yet 2 teams passed and another traded him

  • Star Life
    Star Life 2 дня назад

    Zion just another giannis

  • MrFuchew
    MrFuchew 2 дня назад

    love a seinfeld reference

  • Eerhan Big ears
    Eerhan Big ears 2 дня назад

    Bulls bulls bulls bulls bulls bulls bulls bulls Zion if your reading this come to the greatest city in America we need you be the next Michael

  • Roger Roomes
    Roger Roomes 2 дня назад

    Chicago needs to step up and take Zion and form a great team around him. BUT, they need a good coach to do that as well

    UNCOMMON TV 2 дня назад

    Steph Like ... Uhuh Uhuh Uhuh

  • Xavier Biggerstaff
    Xavier Biggerstaff 2 дня назад

    I pray the bulls get Zion lol

  • lolhahah21
    lolhahah21 2 дня назад

    "Zion: I kind of hate being classified as a dunker." Then FUCKING STOP DUNKING SO MUCH. LOLLL like even Michael Jordan didn't dunk that much.

  • Rahaman Awelenje
    Rahaman Awelenje 2 дня назад

    Wow😑😑this mad is beyond a Hypocrite , a Sellout & just Delusional, This SAS same man that blasted teams for Tanking just wow

  • Dave Wray
    Dave Wray 2 дня назад

    New yolk?

  • Dave Wray
    Dave Wray 2 дня назад

    Why is George Jefferson sitting in for Smith?

  • O Dogg
    O Dogg 2 дня назад

    rj is nothing special barret

  • Joku Sekou
    Joku Sekou 2 дня назад

    300 lbs .
    67 vert
    Big dick balls touch the toilet water ..
    Stephen A . Everyday

  • Leezy
    Leezy 2 дня назад

    As a Pels fan we would like you to strongly consider us as the worst team in the NBA. Anthony Davis does not factor into this as he is a team by himself and should not be taken into consideration when discussing the matter. We will gladly accept the number 1 pick in the draft this year. Thanks.

  • Raul Diaz
    Raul Diaz 2 дня назад

    Imagine if Zion was 7'2 😰😰😰😰

  • Eric Dupree
    Eric Dupree 2 дня назад

    I see Zion like a Shawn Kemp

  • Crypto Dwayne
    Crypto Dwayne 2 дня назад +1

    He has Blake Griffin written all over him..Hows that NBA career going so far? Out there in no mans land Detroit Michigan. I rest my case.

  • Kori H
    Kori H 2 дня назад


  • Greg Mercedes
    Greg Mercedes 2 дня назад

    Watch the Celtics end up with the number 1 pick lmao

  • eksentrysyti
    eksentrysyti 2 дня назад

    6'6" - 6'"7 and weighs 285 lbs? That screams weight problems leading to injuries and a fast decline in athleticism. Shaq in his rookie year was that weight... with several inches in height advantage.

  • MajIn TB
    MajIn TB 2 дня назад +1

    Im just saying he’s going to be the best

  • Doctor Doom
    Doctor Doom 2 дня назад

    He will be a Charles Barkley type of player.

  • Julius Coates
    Julius Coates 2 дня назад

    Shaq was over 300 lb and how many titles he ended up with, set him up with a good point guard who can break down the defense and one shooting guard and you got yourself a title....

  • Shu Jiang
    Shu Jiang 3 дня назад

    Love this guy, but very worried about his knees... 🤦🤦

  • larry jones
    larry jones 3 дня назад

    Teams that tank fans should stop supporting that team, fans want to see their team win not lose.

  • blaide waters
    blaide waters 3 дня назад

    Let me be perfectly clear......lmao

  • playboi e
    playboi e 3 дня назад

    Stephen A talkin bout the Nets and aint even mention the best player on they team, D’Angelo Russell 😤😤😤

  • oo70mar
    oo70mar 3 дня назад


  • john Carlos
    john Carlos 3 дня назад

    Max is an idiot! You want James Dolan to say they tank?! Does he not know the nba fines owners who say publicly that they tank?

  • Resist & Oppose Globalism
    Resist & Oppose Globalism 3 дня назад

    He needs to go to the Knicks.

  • vishnu sekar
    vishnu sekar 3 дня назад

    Check Phoenix Suns spelling in description

  • specos4
    specos4 3 дня назад

    Stephen A. i am sick of your “markets” promotions.

  • Linda Kettrick
    Linda Kettrick 3 дня назад

    Rj Barrett the next Kobe tho

  • Bullet Ignacio
    Bullet Ignacio 3 дня назад

    I don't know but this kid ZION, is a bust once drafted in the NBA. :) there is nothing special with this guy. just my opinion. :)

  • Ill blahzay Ill
    Ill blahzay Ill 3 дня назад

    The way the NBA is set up. Unless ur team is holding major money they are just stepping stones

  • Anthony Wea
    Anthony Wea 3 дня назад

    Why would you want to live in COLD ass New York or Chicago if you can make your money in like a LA, Phoenix or Miami

  • Jutas Jutas
    Jutas Jutas 3 дня назад

    lol what was that?

  • Bow Hunter
    Bow Hunter 3 дня назад

    Zion is another Blake Griffen. Not going to win a Championship with him.

  • asterisk911
    asterisk911 3 дня назад

    Who's going to laugh when there are sudden worries about his health, teams sour on him, and he slips all the way down to 26 or so where the Warriors get him? (And then he turns out to be just as good as people are predicting right now).

  • Geert Matthys
    Geert Matthys 3 дня назад

    Everything Stephen A. says doesn't come true so don't draft Zion, he'll be injured bust

  • Chester Mcbadbitch
    Chester Mcbadbitch 3 дня назад

    So his vertical went from 40 to 45 to 46 now?

  • Kha'len McCoy
    Kha'len McCoy 3 дня назад

    If you're a team and you wanna tank your whole season to take the risk of one person you're a joke

  • Jack Wong
    Jack Wong 3 дня назад

    Why you gotta yell tho

  • Lorenzo Alonzo
    Lorenzo Alonzo 3 дня назад

    Zion Williamson is overrated! I am not overly impressed! Hes a decent player not a great player! Perhaps he will prove me wrong when he make the NBA.

  • Jake Lamoreaux
    Jake Lamoreaux 3 дня назад

    The cavs would be the worst place for him to go, too much expectations can kill a man! If I were to root for teams, I would say the Bulls or the Knicks

  • brandon hooks
    brandon hooks 4 дня назад +1

    Just like how Stephen a just exclude Druss for the reason the Brooklyn nets are a factor


    Gonna be breaking down Zion film check us out

  • Dillon K
    Dillon K 4 дня назад

    Max secretly likes Stephen A. That smirk isn't rehearsed. Hes holding in a smile xD

  • Johnny Blade
    Johnny Blade 4 дня назад

    Should tank? They definitely already are. This could be a legendary draft.

  • Camo Watson
    Camo Watson 4 дня назад

    I’m a okc fan but I’d love to see Zion in NY honestly. Any other team would destroy him. NY give their rookies a chance look a knox and the unicorn. They can teach Zion how to play under the spot light

    KILLINGEVERYDAY 4 дня назад

    Zion is like a faster more athletic Shaq dare i say stronger

  • KoOLKiddo313
    KoOLKiddo313 4 дня назад

    Every time analyst predict the future stars I always wonder who is going to be the hidden gem.

  • Jeff Assassin
    Jeff Assassin 4 дня назад

    Why do people get so hyped up about these college players just because these kinds of players like Zion Williamson are really good dosent exactly mean they will be any good once they play in the NBA its much harder than college ball.

  • Carter Dees
    Carter Dees 4 дня назад

    Imagine Lebron and Zion on the same team

  • Erik Bernard
    Erik Bernard 4 дня назад

    The Knicks are terrible

  • Ryan Bogan
    Ryan Bogan 4 дня назад

    Then this dude says he can live up to lebron talking g about on and off the court Stephen A...and I'd so remember we are talking about a 18 year old kid...everybody ain't like lebron and if they are then credit lebron for molding the next breed of college and professional athletes....#GREATTEAMMATES

  • Ryan Bogan
    Ryan Bogan 4 дня назад

    Zion is a man in a kids league right now dont be fooled these media people quick to put these young dudes up high on the pedestal but if your fault when these kids let you down let's not forget about Kwame Brown...the great Michael Jordan thought he was a number one pick I have to believe that he was listening to Stephen A and Skip Bayless when he made his decision lol

  • Ryan Bogan
    Ryan Bogan 4 дня назад

    Quick to talk bad about lebron but also quick to compare the next man to him and put the next young dude on a pedestal... was awww you love KD but you always talking about Lebron....#shutupstwphenA

  • Ryan Bogan
    Ryan Bogan 4 дня назад

    Lol Stephen A think again did you see the game tonight the zone was too much and at home you should be able to shoot...but could he...and secondly stop trying to compare everyone who is athlete to Lebron James you should be commentating chess or checkers young bull...come out here and see me if you feel otherwise lol

  • Liam
    Liam 4 дня назад

    Quit talking hairline.....

  • King Rod The Trainer
    King Rod The Trainer 4 дня назад

    Hypocritical to say they should thank for Zion and saying Sam Hinkie's strategy was not viable

  • MetalFace MovieReviews
    MetalFace MovieReviews 4 дня назад

    Future Jazzer . It’s destiny. Zion National Park is in Utah

  • Farquad Shmoogle
    Farquad Shmoogle 5 дней назад

    He is so far being so hyped up. You gotta wonder, is he all hype??? Is he a player or is he just so damn athletic??? Only time will tell, but you know there have been many high flyers before, nothing came much of them.

  • TC3 Inspirational
    TC3 Inspirational 5 дней назад

    He should intentionally shoot more just to develop his mid-range. This is the key to longevity. He can do that while he's young, but it won't last forever especially at that size. I think about D Rose when I see his explosiveness and doing it on that level over time has the potential to lead to serious injuries. Coming down off them dunks over time will eventually take a toll on knees and ankles. Nonetheless it sells out crowds now and head his stock high. What he's doing right now with his athleticism is some 👽 stuff. Some MJ floating in the air type stuff, some Steph Curry 3 points from half court type stuff. Just not normal. Can't wait to see how his freakish athleticism will change the NBA.

  • Jonathan Hoard
    Jonathan Hoard 5 дней назад

    He reminds me of Charles Barkley kinda

  • Ballout
    Ballout 5 дней назад

    Let him go anywhere but Cleveland. People gonna expect him to play exactly like LeBron

  • James Williams
    James Williams 5 дней назад

    When Stephen A comes on I switch to Cowherd .

  • AP
    AP 5 дней назад

    Absolutely disgraceful suggestion, losing on purpose?? Makes a mockery of competition. Fuck Stephen A for this

  • Erika Johnson
    Erika Johnson 5 дней назад

    Zion to the Knicks

  • TYuri
    TYuri 5 дней назад +1

    Cavs 2019 starting lineup
    PG: Colin Sexton
    SG: Rodney Hood
    SF: Cam Reddish
    PF: Kevin Love
    C: ???

  • Idk
    Idk 5 дней назад

    1:01 New York Dicks??

  • Liam Vogel
    Liam Vogel 5 дней назад

    Zion to the hawks

  • TYuri
    TYuri 5 дней назад +4

    If I’m the cavs, I take Cam Reddish #1, Trade JR Smith and Tristan Thompson along with some bench players and draft picks to try and get a good center. They don’t need someone like RJ or Zion. They need a lights out shooter like reddish and a Good big. Right now they don’t have a true center. Their tallest player is Kevin love. He isn’t a center and he shouldn’t be forced to play out of position.

  • Thomas Collins
    Thomas Collins 5 дней назад

    Doland has kiiiilllled our new York knicks i will not support the team as long as he owns it he's gotta go, I remember when the Knicks use to be sponsored my my marine corps....... Even the corps is tired of throwing money in dolans pockets.

  • Jesse Frazier
    Jesse Frazier 5 дней назад

    Hear that Celtics? Might as well commit to it now.

  • 404
    404 5 дней назад

    oh, shut the hell up stephen a

  • Richard Navasca
    Richard Navasca 5 дней назад

    He should go to the Warriors so they can be super duper team. LOOOOOOL!

  • Richard Navasca
    Richard Navasca 5 дней назад

    He should go to a bad team such us the Suns or Chicago Bulls.

  • The Channel
    The Channel 5 дней назад

    He is notorious for praising every mf before he talk trash 🗑😂😭

  • deon yang
    deon yang 5 дней назад

    Steve A Smith is missing a neck and has a double forehead.

  • Escobar Carter
    Escobar Carter 5 дней назад

    Zion to the garden.....

    JMTHALIFE MUSIC 5 дней назад


  • Wilbert Pearson
    Wilbert Pearson 5 дней назад

    why in the fuck he talking basketball man cut that fucking hair off

  • KOD
    KOD 5 дней назад

    Whatever Stephan A the 76ers idea is great your team will be trash then it will be very very good for 10-15 or even 20 years.. With a championship possibility way better than tread millings.. The 76ers never completed the process they stuffed it up with the trade for Fultz.. They would of been a winning for a long time the tanking was worth it whether 3-4-5-6 years is worth 15-20 years of good play so stop it..

  • Ronnie Clayton
    Ronnie Clayton 5 дней назад

    I hope this kid busts just cause of how much these analysts ride his dick

  • Dante Garofano
    Dante Garofano 5 дней назад

    My Brooklyn Nets finally got some recognition! Thank you Stephen.

  • Squeet
    Squeet 5 дней назад

    'Globalizing the sport in the United States of America' might be the most self-centered, American sentence I have ever heard.

  • Squeet
    Squeet 5 дней назад Stephen A. Smith are you saying tanking is the 'road to Zion' hahaha

  • Mark Rodriguez
    Mark Rodriguez 5 дней назад

    The Cavs are tanking unintentionally... lol they just suck. Come on Zion!

  • J S
    J S 5 дней назад

    I admire the commitment and energy it takes to create a career out of shouting your opinion