LeBron takes 'the keys to the throne' away from NBA general managers - Stephen A. | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain analyze the dynamic between LeBron James and the general managers that he plays for, saying that most general managers have to relinquish control to LeBron when he comes to their franchises.
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Nanoblu Lovaolution
Nanoblu Lovaolution 7 घंटे पहले
No matter how respected you are as a GM, Lebron needs to respect decisions made by them. Lebron won't do that making him TOXIC.
SharinganSakura 12 घंटे पहले
Will Cain only seems to come around when it's "shit on LeBron" time. Has he ever said anything positive? He has become the ultimate contrarian KD shill. He is following in the bayless school of getting paid.
High Ranking
High Ranking 17 घंटे पहले
This is an issue because AD is under contract.
detailsmove 23 घंटे पहले
David Falk: underrated legend
Joshua Guest
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I’m sure Lebron has a No-trade clause in his contract.
Sneed Mobile Tech
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Rich Paul ain't shit
Adam Christie
Adam Christie दिन पहले
Always great when Molly is gone.
Morgan Bishop
Morgan Bishop दिन पहले
its always cute watching max trying to be aggro
Randal Richardson
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LeBron is a spoiled crybaby he thinks he's above the refs and the league
Randal Richardson
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LeBron is toxic and he's lucky the NBA fixed league handed him a championship. In Cleveland we all know it was fixed and the warriors were the better team
Hingle McCringleberry
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I wish she would trade L3-6ron. Get a real winner. Not an overhyped bum that needs another man to do all the work. KYRIE. D. WADE. RAY ALLEN. Why do u think he left Cleveland the first time?? It was all on him. No other man to have save his hoe ass. L3-6ron soft as Charmin and all he cares about is Stat padding and feeding his ego with all the lies he tells himself. Go get blocked by a knick player on a potential game winner sucka. Oh wait u just did😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. L3-6ron plz go away. You're trash and cancer of the league. Too many other players in the league are way better and deserve to be talked about for things done on and off the court. #BigFacts
kyha states
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Lebron doesn't respect authority because he was never disciplined to do so! He is an ingrate and as far as I'm concerned equivalent to Trump! #theblacktrump
Diamond Dave
Diamond Dave 2 दिन पहले
Let me get this right... ummm he has the keys to the toilet?
Cy The Grate
Cy The Grate 2 दिन पहले
S/o to Pat Riley... the only mf to tell lebron to shove his demand list between his ass cheeks lol smh
Syte Jackson
Syte Jackson 2 दिन पहले
How fast y'all forget that this team was in position to be top 3 in the west and blew out the warriors before injuries and young players being pussies over a trade
Curtis Hoffman
Curtis Hoffman 2 दिन पहले
Stephen "A Racist" Smith.. a legend in his own mind..
djrho1 2 दिन पहले
Lakers out of the playoffs and they still find a way to talk about them. Wow!
Kolby Atkins
Kolby Atkins 2 दिन पहले
lakers are tanking for zion
wayne asher
wayne asher 2 दिन पहले
trade that POS james or fire magic. hire jerry west like you were going too do before magic hoo dooed you into thinking lebum could bring a ring to LA....massive FAIL>
wayne asher
wayne asher 2 दिन पहले
How about you bronsexuals talk about teams that are winning and are going to the playoffs . get off leblames nuts and move on, leblame is done!!!!
Actual Garbage
Actual Garbage 2 दिन पहले
Keep Molly out of the show please
Haweya Abdullahi Adan
Haweya Abdullahi Adan 2 दिन पहले
These are paid to defend lebron they are never objective i pity their professionalism then again i remembered they are Amercans they will never get a job in European media
butt man
butt man 2 दिन पहले
No one wants him anymore
Jack D
Jack D 2 दिन पहले
A Smith is so racist. Everything it is about black or white. SMH
ckneasel 2 दिन पहले
What exactly has Lebron brought to the Lakers...? 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
Red Chevy
Red Chevy 2 दिन पहले
Bron has only two years left to win another ring or it probably won't happen. You can see how Bron is starting to break down. He gets tired more often now and is starting to get injured. This is normal for a player soon to reach 35 years old. He had better hope to get AD or Kawai.
br 1251
br 1251 2 दिन पहले
Warren Raglin
Warren Raglin 2 दिन पहले
LA disrespecting Shaq always on Kobe Having Shaq is all the motivation Kobe needed Jordan needed Pippen stop disrespecting LeBron
PUGGER 2 दिन पहले
Lakers turned Lebron into a loser. Going to finals and losing is winning. A loser = not making playoffs and then badly not making the playoffs.
David 2 दिन पहले
Lebron and all the blacks should take the keys away from the NBA and all leagues they dominate. They should form another league. BlackNBA wouldn't make nearly as much money but at least the true fans would stay and they would empower themselves much more. Sports leagues need to be redistributed to better represent the communities the Rich claim to love.
Genie Buss is just like her sorry ass brother the father Jim Buss was way better and both of his children have destroyed the Legacy of tge Los Angeles Lakers.
Joshua Pfarr
Joshua Pfarr 3 दिन पहले
LeBron=bitch it's mathematic
Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent 3 दिन पहले
Ain't nobody into that black and white stuff in the NBA mr. Stephen A Smith. Now that LeBron James is getting older he's starting to suck up more oxygen from everybody else. That's why nobody really wants to play with him.
MMM Certified
MMM Certified 3 दिन पहले
ESPN literally be telling us the things we already know 😂
Vinsanity 3 दिन पहले
The PROBLEM is when teams give LeBron the KEYS!! Miami didn't give him the KEYS and thats why he left but without the KEYS he learned to be a player, focus on team building, leadership, practice, relationships, and focus on taking care of his body. Not about who's your coach or who he wants to play with. LA is failing to realize that they can't let Lebron RUN the organization. They need to put their foot down
Prezident Jeff
Prezident Jeff 3 दिन पहले
Think they're about to get Molly out of here
Samir Fountain
Samir Fountain 3 दिन पहले
Erik Landers
Erik Landers दिन पहले
Good for you Sammi.boy go chew on Lebrons nutsack
Alex Hern
Alex Hern 3 दिन पहले
Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace 3 दिन पहले
Max be out doing Stephen A.
br 1251
br 1251 3 दिन पहले
Max, you really think that LeBron would be able to handle playing for Popovich in San Antonio with his (LeBron's) ego? Imagine how bad Popovich would rip LeBron with the defense he played this season.
EthanCento 2 दिन पहले
He is playing defense as he is because they are tanking for zion
Paul Bouchard
Paul Bouchard 3 दिन पहले
Hmm Many years a Lakers fan, walked away after the tape without prosecution Kobe deserved jailtime. Gotta say lebron is a jackass thug, but one hell of a scrapper That's the American spirit, finding q new respect
bee boo
bee boo 3 दिन पहले
All the Gaybron Lame fans should start a GoFundMe for Gaybron. Why ? Seems like 5 maxi pads aren't enough. Maybe 1000 maxi pads should help her highness.
Super K
Super K 3 दिन पहले
LeBron is a clowm
jasyn zangari
jasyn zangari 3 दिन पहले
And this is y Lebron went to LA...non stop media coverage even on a losing team
Garrett Vinson
Garrett Vinson 3 दिन पहले
Rich Paul is a bitch that is all
Riss McIntosh
Riss McIntosh 3 दिन पहले
I'm a Lakers fan and I understand we haven't won in years but LeBron is there for business. He's out there in the studio with 2chainz like man come on get the fuck out of here. He should have stayed in Cleveland!
Travis Schmidt
Travis Schmidt 3 दिन पहले
Fuck it go to new york with kd and irving and jordan if they wanna hate. Golden taints the new California team anyways.
mark Houston
mark Houston 3 दिन पहले
j jones
j jones 3 दिन पहले
Championship or bust!
formerib 3 दिन पहले
Lebron is an overrated POS drama queen. He takes over and creates chaos. Any GM or president would be dumb as shit allowing Lebron to control things. Magic is a moron. They completely disseminated the nice young team they had. They pissed away all the money they pay him. Furthermore, he is not in LA to play basketball. If I was the GM there I would trade Lebron in a New York minute. He is a waste of time and a waste of money.
Paul Le Fevre
Paul Le Fevre 3 दिन पहले
Stephen A continues to be stuck on the idea that Jeanie Buss is angry at LeBron. Stephen A, she is angry at his goddam fucking agent and if she has to trade LeBron to get him the hell outta her backyard, she'll do it, or at least, she thought about doing it. It seems like a perfectly rational thing to think given the circumstances.
wvonder adolfo
wvonder adolfo 3 दिन पहले
Why dont all mainstream media change their names to "the bron news". Not hating, just sayin'. This is so much disrespect to other players who are really trying hard to ball out.
מנחם גנץ
מנחם גנץ 3 दिन पहले
lebron puppies
A.J. Johal
A.J. Johal 3 दिन पहले
LeBron won't play 50 games next season. Age catches up to everyone!
rmk11 rmk11
rmk11 rmk11 3 दिन पहले
In reply to freddie sanchez, yes i agree with you when you say AD still wouldnt have been enough to get to the finals. But i do think they would be a playoff team.
Mario Van Holle
Mario Van Holle 3 दिन पहले
That other owners and GMs are talking to eachother to work together so any player wont go to LA ...is simply pathetic ! But on the other hand they are ok that GS have 5 allstars ...jealousy can do alot with people !
rmk11 rmk11
rmk11 rmk11 3 दिन पहले
I want lebon on houston already.
Clark Pedican
Clark Pedican 3 दिन पहले
Suppose it be that this Bro, could also be a Great Mentor, for so many of these Very Young African American Players, who need Someone to Trust; even in/Respect, with their Mentoring Process, as Professional, who Earn Salaries, consisting of Millions of Dollars ? So many of these African American Ballers, have totally forgotten their Corporate Citizen's Responsibilities, to help out, So many of their Home Towns, from which they came. I think it's more to do with Trust and you can't blame Rich Paul , if African American Players, trust him more because he is also African American.
Vigus DNA
Vigus DNA 3 दिन पहले
That’s ridiculous cuz to be an NBA agent doesn’t take skill like The NFL Cuz the contracts are structured and unlike the NFL the NBA agents aren’t setting the market value , a 5 yr Old could negotiate Lebron’s contract & get him the same money, actually they could have gotten him more money by signing with the Cavs or with a team in FL or TX Cuz they don’t have state income tax & therefore you would make more money, in Cali u pay a huge state tax especially if u make a lot like a NBA vet that is a max contract player... IDK why NBA players have an agent Cuz they are paying them a big chuck probably around 10% for nothing, Rich Paul only has a tiny bit of power in a very limited amount of situations ala KCP getting overpaid a little cuz Rich Paul was his rep n the Lakers wanted Lebron to come to LA so they overpaid to help themselves gain a little favor but now Lebron doesn’t have that status since this yr Cuz he is signed for 3yrs +option yr without a No Trade clause in his contract, now NFL agents are legit Cuz they set markets every year n it takes skill to get players paid there in a league that replaces ppl left n right compared to the NBA where 1 player can greatly impact their team to the point they can make the a champion Cuz only 5 on the court at once & they play o & d & if 1 guy is trash it’s no big deal, but in the NFL u have 11 guys on ur side of the ball & if 1 OLinemen is trash then it doesn’t matter how great a QB,WR, HB, TE is Cuz that 1 Olinemen can ruin the game u can have 1 trash WR though cuz they aren’t required as much & IMO are the least important position on offense & Defense IMO Cuz they rely on others to get them to be able to impact the game (Need OL to block long enough for QB to throw it , n the QB has to throw it accurately to you & then u make a play, the RB gets the ball right there & OL impact the play on every snap probably the most n then the QB) as long as u have 1 decent pass catcher WR or even just a great receiver at TE & the rest of the positions are great then u can still win a Champ ala the Pats, Bal, & Sea, etc.
A Rock
A Rock 3 दिन पहले
If someone would've told you there was going to be a kid from Akron Ohio who is great and will do very great things on the court and a pillar for the at risk youth, and help other NBA players establish themselves as businessman in the league and he's coming straight from St. Vincent-St. Mary high school I wonder if you would've laughed then. LeBron is solidified; he's greater than any GOAT conversation, but to a blind person this can't be comprehended.
Rene Junior
Rene Junior 3 दिन पहले
Remember when Phil Jackson’ said something about Lebron and his “posse” and everyone hated on Phil. Looks like he was right.
Dily Talks
Dily Talks 3 दिन पहले
Take a look back to the 2016 finals hehehe in-vid.net/video/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B-GU0pffWb9G4.html
Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent 3 दिन पहले
Stephen A Smith went to the black and white trip I don't know where. Because he ran out of something to say. And put himself on the spot. And Matt's set his ass straight. Smith was getting beat down with the left and the right hook. And then an uppercut. And then took it to the race game.
Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent 3 दिन पहले
This is a debate show. I didn't know Max who was my favorite boxing commentator would be all my favorite basketball show commentator. Now you guys are going to hear less from me because I agree with both of you no matter what you say. Is just two ways of looking at something. And I'm mad because I can't give my comments. Because my two favorite people are together.
Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent 3 दिन पहले
Stephen A Smith ... I love to see a brother that found his niche. I like Max. My favorite boxing commentator. He was like Stephen A Smith in boxing. Had no competitor based on his comments and his point of view. Now he's on First Take. Max is a real true brother. I love him to death.
jonunderscore 19 घंटे पहले
But Max isn't truly in his zone of genius... rapping
S Martin
S Martin 3 दिन पहले
LeBron I can help you get a chip on any team you play for! It'll cost you $350,000. Let me know.
xv70 1
xv70 1 3 दिन पहले
Really, who the fuck is lebron to run an NBA team, he needs to fork out all the millions of dollars that an NBA team is worth
A Salem
A Salem 3 दिन पहले
Van Gundy is out the map as a coach, the only memorable of him is holding Alonzo mourning leg during a fight between knicks and heat Now he is messing with King James I guess he expect to replace Luke Walton
User Review
User Review 3 दिन पहले
molly is just a plastic doll just there to ask questions, she has no commentary, just a pretty dumb face. Will engages in a conversation, molly is "so xyz this happened, thoughts?" , alright we'll be back after this break.
novacouncil OUTSDRS
novacouncil OUTSDRS 3 दिन पहले
They only talk about LeBron because he's the only star player with Kyrie and Love that beat the Warriors. Star player when the Heat beat the Big 3 Celtics and the emerging Thunder with Westbrook, KD & James Harden the Flop Merchant. Lost to the Spurs twice, Mavs & Golden State 3 times. Now if a team can't beat Lebum as haters like to say, then why was he in the damn finals? Okay then. Case Fucking Closed. If all these other teams are so fucking great and worth watching, which one of em is going to defeat Golden State Monstars? The answer is, NOBODY. I'm sure Jordan haters felt the same way about him too! But we don't see ANYONE talking shit about Jordan do we? Like the Pistons didn't make Jordan who he is today!
Americans talk too much. If this was in Europe, they will do their trade quietly. Americans are selfish and they run their mouth but still the greatest country because you can make money out of these mouth running society. Freedom of speech , what about freedom after speech ?
Byran Moore
Byran Moore 3 दिन पहले
trade his ass he need to go to the nuggets,jazz,spurs,tail blazers
Fire Fly
Fire Fly 3 दिन पहले
LeBron is the main business
Veshon Tim
Veshon Tim 3 दिन पहले
yes he should of gone spurs...Agreed Max
Heisenberg Walter
Heisenberg Walter 4 दिन पहले
No one likes lebron now hes to much bad attitude!!!!
Abbudh shakkur
Abbudh shakkur 4 दिन पहले
leking is a soft bitch that can't play defense, i'm the Rookie of the Year and I'm going to the playoff with my minnesota ntimberwolf ciucciate tutti i cazzi
Jimmy Rudd
Jimmy Rudd 4 दिन पहले
Why everyone always have to bring up black and white people have names
JondoeeVEVO 4 दिन पहले
Noctis Kami
Noctis Kami 4 दिन पहले
Why the keep dik riding lebron. Lakers are not making playoffs. Why no talk about other players for a change. My god.
Gregory Robinson
Gregory Robinson 4 दिन पहले
Lakers are in a serious mess. It would be nice for the Knicks to acquire talent to bury the Lakers.
BigTasty ForLife
BigTasty ForLife 4 दिन पहले
Rich Paul is a beneficiary of 'Lebron Privilege". It's should be called 'Leklutch Sports Being serious it's going to interesting to see how this plays put when lebron retires. These owners have billions invested in these teams, they are not going to let a team of people control player movement, which impacts the owners investment. Klutch Sports will be black balled at some point and if Lebron owns a teams one day, it will be a conflict of interest.
Damon Hatcher
Damon Hatcher 4 दिन पहले
Trade LeBron to get Zion, after LeBron leaves LA, LA will be a top place for top NBA stars to come to LA, it's a win win
Red Balboa
Red Balboa 4 दिन पहले
James cant go to Spurs because he doesnt want to be owned.
osquito burrito
osquito burrito 4 दिन पहले
Will Cain has always been underrated
Gregorius Byers
Gregorius Byers 4 दिन पहले
Lets not talk anymore about lebron intill he can win in the western conference. Another words no more til next yr. He garbage this yr. And garbage teams dont get talked about like this loser this yr.
Adidas Man44
Adidas Man44 4 दिन पहले
She appreciates the drama and the stat padder for coming to LA to but the blame on everyone but himself.
Damon M
Damon M 4 दिन पहले
David Faulk was the man back in the day. He made sure MJ got that $30+ mill for one year.
Bigreid92 4 दिन पहले
Damon M He made Patrick Ewing the highest paid player in the late 80’s-early to mid 90’s
theoakman80 4 दिन पहले
Lebron is the worst GM in the league
King_Lil_ C
King_Lil_ C 4 दिन पहले
I’m a Lebron fan to heart but never liked the Lakers franchise. They didn’t need him. Front office needs help
Mario Van Holle
Mario Van Holle 4 दिन पहले
Anonymous equals cowards !
Replicator 4 दिन पहले
The way some of these shows are covering Lebron makes it seem like there is Lebron and than there is the NBA.
Travis Carr
Travis Carr 4 दिन पहले
It was a power play by Lebron and Rich Paul and it failed... of course the league is going to be pissed and not work with them.
Will Mills
Will Mills 4 दिन पहले
You could play a round of golf on that forehead though!
BOSTON BRUINS 12 4 दिन पहले
Lebron is a homosexual and a shit NBA player 💩 !
Big Daddy Ant
Big Daddy Ant 4 दिन पहले
Why we keep talking about the Lakers man lets talks about a fucking playoff team 🤦🏻‍♂️
LA Clippers
LA Clippers 4 दिन पहले
Lakers are stuck. If they trade LeBron, the Lakers will look bad around the league. If they don't trade him, LeBron will have more load management, burned bridges, owed $154M, and no elite co-star.
Ricky Garcia
Ricky Garcia 4 दिन पहले
LA Clippers .... Lo clippers..who cares what the league thinks.. besides most players will know exactly why LeBron is being traded and that will open doors for other players to come to LA.. the Lakers will look good by letting LeBron know .. NOT IN LA.... no mas.
Brandon Asbury
Brandon Asbury 4 दिन पहले
Only reason rich Paul has all them players is cause he's black cut the bullshit
Don Sullivan
Don Sullivan 4 दिन पहले
Lebron owns Magic and Rob. Jeanie is an empty headed,, wait. Jeanie will control the Lakers til she dies, all the siblings agree to this. All the kids agree their dad was some kind of great man. Now we have a player and his buddy agent pissing on Dr. Buss grave. They are taking over. Or are they? The Lakers might be stuck with Lebron, but don't expect any future Klutch Sports players making this roster. Jeanie will have the finale word, and she ain't happy with players trying to run her team.
The Great One
The Great One 4 दिन पहले
i would rather see the lakers trade lebron for anthony davis, if that's even possible.
empty 4 दिन पहले
Rich paul is doing his thing and they hating period
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