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  • Published: 06 May 2019
  • Cris Carter and Nick Wright discuss Kawhi Leonard's playoff performance. Hear why CC thinks Kawhi is showing he's the best two-way player in the NBA and has responded after unfair criticism.

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Comments • 391

  • First Things First
    First Things First   6 months back

    Is Kawhi the best two-way player in the NBA?

    • T A V O ALI
      T A V O ALI  6 months back

      You've never seen him chase down a block ? U must be talking about a diffenet player?? IM talking about Lebron Ja es . drafted in 2003? [email protected]

    • Sicnesses23
      Sicnesses23  6 months back

      @T A V O ALI no dude LBJ was always lazy on the defense

    • CraigVader
      CraigVader  6 months back

      When healthy...The long 82 game regular SEASON is destroying players bodies...KD just blew his achilles..If Kawhi wins another title, most top players in the league will follow him & only commit to playing 55-60 games a year!!!

    • T A V O ALI
      T A V O ALI  6 months back

      Best since ' Prime LBJ ', a crazy 2-way too

    • j 314
      j 314  6 months back

      Stop making up categories. Best two way player?? Every player is required to play defense 😂😂

  • Jeremy Aber
    Jeremy Aber  5 months back

    I really hate this Two-Way thing right now in the NBA. Before it is all about The Best Player, its all about overall package. Now, media will label you as Two-way player.

    • KWRBT
      KWRBT  6 months back

      Showing? This man DOMINATED Lebron, when Lebron was at his peak, in the NBA Finals. Twice. He already showed it before and he's only gotten better since.

      • Lashal
        Lashal  6 months back

        He’s bringing raps to finals 🤷🏽‍♀️

        • AsianVideoGamer
          AsianVideoGamer  6 months back

          Why Does Nick Wright talk as if Raptors don't deserve the win because they have Kawhi???

          • proxactual
            proxactual  6 months back

            best thing about this post-season - we're likely to actually find out who the best two-way player is! Kawhi vs Giannis in the ECF, and the winner of those two vs KD in the Finals

            • Mark Sokalski
              Mark Sokalski  6 months back

              the joker is the best center in the leauge

              • Simi 615
                Simi 615  6 months back

                You all can have Ben Simmons. He's turning into Markle Fultz now!

                • Kobe Bryant
                  Kobe Bryant  6 months back

                  C'mon ppl... Kawhi been a GOAT... Why ya actin new??

                  • Benjamin
                    Benjamin  6 months back

                    The best 2 way player is the best player.. period!!!!!

                    • teachmehowtodoge
                      teachmehowtodoge  6 months back

                      Kawhi > LehelpmeKyrie.

                      • Wali Ahmad
                        Wali Ahmad  6 months back

                        This is how he killed KD and the Warriors before the injuries.

                        • Fodder02
                          Fodder02  6 months back

                          To preserve the best "overall" player label for LeBron

                          • John Rumble
                            John Rumble  6 months back

                            LOL, Siakam injured is still better then Simmons or Harris. It would go Kawhi by a mile and then, if we are going by the numbers, Siakam. Embiid has been the top performer on the 76ers averaging 20.4 ppg and a .449 FG%, Siakam is a distant second on the Raps, behind Kawhi, with a 21.7 ppg and a .489 FG%. Once again, no respect for just how good the Raps are, Harris is averaging 15.5 ppg and a .425 FG% for christ sakes.

                            • My Daily Fun Videos
                              My Daily Fun Videos  6 months back

                              How about not playing Simmons so much until he actually gets his shot??? This is just bad coaching.

                              • Dale Winston
                                Dale Winston  6 months back

                                He is the best player in the league right now. And he didnt say a thing just put in work

                                • Craig Gagnon
                                  Craig Gagnon  6 months back

                                  Can we stop this BS about "Best two way player". In Basketball you play both sides of the ball, thats both your job, and obviously your responsibility. If people are gonna keep saying Kawhi is the best 2 way player, than please stop with the charade.... he's the best all round player, which, makes him the best player in the NBA. These guys literally just don't have the balls to say it.

                                  • Euds Celian
                                    Euds Celian  6 months back

                                    Imagine if LeBron gets traded to the Raptors playing with Kawhi. The west too tough for LeBron. Or Sixers for either Embiid, or Simmons. Even the Trail Blazers or Denver. There's definitely a few places LeBron can legit go to a few teams and compete by next year! Stay blessed yall.


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                                    • Lance Larose
                                      Lance Larose  6 months back

                                      Kawhi the best since MJ

                                      • ivan hughes
                                        ivan hughes  6 months back

                                        You need to sack your barber. You looking like Loyd from dumb and dumber

                                        • Innis Mor
                                          Innis Mor  6 months back

                                          Yeah, these "analysts" ....... If Ben Simmons hasn't developed a jump shot at this stage .... it ain't coming.


                                          Not any pro NHL hockey players who can't take a wrist shot.


                                          Not any pro MLB baseball players who can't catch a fly ball.


                                          Not any pro NFL football players who jump on fumble.



                                          Not any pro chess players who can't castle.


                                          Not any Michelin rated chefs who can't bake a souffle.


                                          Not any ......



                                          Yeah, ya get what I'm saying.

                                          • BroncanoMix
                                            BroncanoMix  6 months back

                                            Chris, please be a guest on First Take and shut Skip up about Kawhi's injury !!!!

                                            • Matt Clark
                                              Matt Clark  6 months back

                                              I take Siakim over anyone on philly except Embid unless he’s hurt. But Siakim can shoot. Idiot

                                              • Matt Clark
                                                Matt Clark  6 months back

                                                Khawi is the best two way player in the league, but game 1 and game 5 were both full team efforts.

                                                • Matt Clark
                                                  Matt Clark  6 months back

                                                  Whoever that skinny idiot is you have no idea what you’re talking about. Point period.

                                                  • Innis Mor
                                                    Innis Mor  6 months back

                                                    You want to see another ascending player (like Kawhi has been): Pascal Siakim. Check back in 2-3 years. Superstar. In. The. Making.

                                                    • Innis Mor
                                                      Innis Mor  6 months back

                                                      76ers Coaching group post game, comparing Kawhi and Embiid performances this series. ...... "Huh, maybe there's something to this Load Management thing."

                                                      • jake miya miya
                                                        jake miya miya  6 months back

                                                        Toronto's logo should be changed into kawhi claw.

                                                        • j 314
                                                          j 314  6 months back

                                                          What Nick Wright never wants to mention....it's about the system. Giannis and Kwahi don't have Superstars surrounding them. Philly has a better starting 5 from a talent standpoint...but what's their system.? GS has the best of both worlds....system + talent. If the Lakers would have stuck to the system they played b4 Bron got there they would have had a better record. Just throwing a bunch of talent together isn't always going to work

                                                          • Sergio Rangel
                                                            Sergio Rangel  6 months back

                                                            Nick letting his grow after i told him i thought he was TOM GREEN!!

                                                            • Dennzer1
                                                              Dennzer1  6 months back

                                                              HAS NICK HEARD OF DEFENSE? Raps having the number 1 playoff defense might also have a little something to do with their sucess...

                                                              • Erik Hopkins
                                                                Erik Hopkins  6 months back

                                                                Chris Carter
                                                                "I knew Kawhi when he was little, I actually gave his mother the name!"

                                                                • Ed Issa
                                                                  Ed Issa  6 months back

                                                                  who is the host ?

                                                                  • Moe Fit
                                                                    Moe Fit  6 months back

                                                                    Jokic the best center in the league now Embid...

                                                                    • Edward Amadi
                                                                      Edward Amadi  6 months back

                                                                      Skip is one of them!

                                                                      • Bleed Purple&Black
                                                                        Bleed Purple&Black  6 months back

                                                                        He’s the best player in the league

                                                                        • m RAM
                                                                          m RAM  6 months back

                                                                          Simmons stats are Longo stats. He better learn to play mid range

                                                                          • Cam
                                                                            Cam  6 months back

                                                                            i cant wait to see a bucks-raptors ECF matchup Giannis vs Kawhi is gonna be insane

                                                                            • Ten Thirty
                                                                              Ten Thirty  6 months back

                                                                              Kawhi is best in the world!!! Don’t let flash and commercials point you elsewhere!

                                                                              • Alf P
                                                                                Alf P  6 months back

                                                                                Kawhi not

                                                                                • MrOshea81
                                                                                  MrOshea81  6 months back

                                                                                  Tonight’s game really destroys Nicks narrative that Kawhi HAS to play 40+ mins and score 35+ for the Raptors to not only win but, dominate

                                                                                  • Elann Suvat
                                                                                    Elann Suvat  6 months back

                                                                                    Embiid the best center in the NBA? What about Giannis?

                                                                                    • Tyrel Cowles
                                                                                      Tyrel Cowles  6 months back

                                                                                      Nick Wright and Cris Carter can talk about the tough subjects without shouting, good show.

                                                                                      • R Dub
                                                                                        R Dub  6 months back

                                                                                        Enough with the Spurs hate Chris Carter. The Spurs helped his development a whole lot.

                                                                                        • INTOtheVOID11
                                                                                          INTOtheVOID11  6 months back

                                                                                          KD, Kawhi, and Giannis are the top 3 in the game. No one else is on their level.

                                                                                          • Raw2929 Will
                                                                                            Raw2929 Will  6 months back

                                                                                            Well said

                                                                                            • Raw2929 Will
                                                                                              Raw2929 Will  6 months back

                                                                                              Wow love what u have to say not like the rest dumb People

                                                                                              • Steven Slater
                                                                                                Steven Slater  6 months back

                                                                                                I know Kawhi I saw him grow up-CC