Kobe checks every box over Kawhi up to this point in their careers - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published: 08 May 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith says Kobe Bryant is better than Kawhi Leonard under pressure because he dealt with more difficult circumstances than Leonard in the early stages of their respective NBA careers.
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Comments • 7 024

  • Elite Elan
    Elite Elan  14 hours back


    • Anthony Rodriguez
      Anthony Rodriguez  24 hours back

      If Kobe played in today's league in his prime? He would light up this whistle worshipping no defense game they have now

      • yabadaba doo
        yabadaba doo  1 days back

        Max is a complete and utter idiot

        • Charles Taylor
          Charles Taylor  1 days back

          Kobe is goat jr check the history of Lebron talking about Kobe👊🏾

          • Matty Lockman
            Matty Lockman  2 days back

            Kawhi will never be no black mamba

            • ZeetheBeast
              ZeetheBeast  2 days back

              9 First team all defensive 🥴

              • Doug Perry
                Doug Perry  2 days back

                Kawhi's IQ of the game is greater than Kobe's at the same age. Kobe had Shaq his first three rings, Kawhi carried a shitty franchise to defeat the greatest NBA team assembled.

                • Kyle
                  Kyle  3 days back

                  How quick they forget... Kobe has been disrespected far too much

                  • Kenyon McKee
                    Kenyon McKee  3 days back

                    Kobe is a great player but he was overrated

                    • Bobby Smith
                      Bobby Smith  4 days back

                      Kawhi is better !!

                      • Joshua James
                        Joshua James  5 days back

                        What are these big moments Max is speaking of? The shot over the 76ers nd that's bout it. I can name countless kobe months

                        • Mo 7792ABD
                          Mo 7792ABD  5 days back

                          Max is coold blooded laker fan

                          • phillyslasher
                            phillyslasher  6 days back

                            Kobe Bryant cures Cancer and ends world hunger.
                            Max Kellerman: "Yeah, but Cancer isn't even that hard to cure anyway"

                            • Zubeir Leonard
                              Zubeir Leonard  1 weeks back


                              • Digital Gravity
                                Digital Gravity  1 weeks back

                                These white two dude are ganging up to SAS. I think everyone can be a sport “analyst” tbh.

                                • OreoMask
                                  OreoMask  1 weeks back

                                  Kawhi has beaten a depleted miami team and a depleted warriors team.... kawhi is honestly the best player in basketball rn but those two championships have ‘ next to them

                                  • patsan mnm
                                    patsan mnm  1 weeks back

                                    empty talk

                                    • Soham Banerjee
                                      Soham Banerjee  1 weeks back

                                      If you are drawing comparison to a legendary 20 years, 5xchampionship career of kobe where he absolutely showed no mercy to his opponents to kawhi's career up till now then thats bullshit man. Thats absolutely bullshit about how people forget that in clutch situations it was the mamba who would scare any opponent man. Thats total disrespect by these analysts towards future hall of famer. He had 81 in a match for crying out loud.

                                      • Mikeman Jordan
                                        Mikeman Jordan  1 weeks back

                                        not a fan of kobe,but sas has a huge point. kobe was a badman

                                        • SummerAwe99
                                          SummerAwe99  2 weeks back

                                          why does everyone talk like kobe played in the 80's.

                                          'in his era'.... please

                                          he retired in 2016 ffs

                                          • SummerAwe99
                                            SummerAwe99  2 weeks back

                                            Kawhi played with elite talent in his early career.

                                            hahahahaha Kobe played with prime Shaq hahahahahahaha

                                            • SummerAwe99
                                              SummerAwe99  2 weeks back

                                              'I don't look at the numbers, I look at what my eyes tell me' is basically admitting you have no argument

                                              • Superman Dat
                                                Superman Dat  2 weeks back

                                                bottom line: Kawhi from the start and up till now has had amazing teams: a dynasty like the spurs and being coached by Pop and a well gelled toronto raptors team (that got lucky af this past finals lol)

                                                Kobe is different. Kobe started off playing with Shaq and got benched but sucked overall first cause they didn't know how to play with each other strategically. The 1996-1999 Lakers team had immense talent but couldn't play well cause there was no strategy hence why they got bounced during the playoffs. But soon as Phil Jackson came in, things changed. Strategy and the triangle offense came and they won. Then Shaq got traded and Kobe was given scrubs. Idc how good u are. U CANNOT win with scrubs. Until Kawhi has to play with scrubs don't compare him to Kobe's prime. All Kobe needed was one superstar or all star like Pau Gasol (who basically became a premier all star in the league just by playing with Kobe). Then Kobe's overall team sucked and he unfortunately got injured dragging his team into the playoffs. And remember, Kawhi got worlds better just by training with Kobe. That speaks for itself as well.

                                                • Micah Chulo
                                                  Micah Chulo  1 weeks back

                                                  No, they didn't get lucky. That team could not get over the Hump until Klaw got there. He changed the entire culture. That Bucks team was fantastic defensively and he played lights out on both ends, neutralizing Greek while leading the way.

                                              • Arunjiaenlet
                                                Arunjiaenlet  2 weeks back

                                                Max hate kobe

                                                • Arunjiaenlet
                                                  Arunjiaenlet  2 weeks back

                                                  Max hate kobe

                                                  • KINGJAYJAY KINGDOM GAMING

                                                    😑 yoooo this man will 🤦🏾‍♂️

                                                    • Jimmy
                                                      Jimmy  2 weeks back

                                                      White people am I right

                                                      • LongliveGucci6 4L
                                                        LongliveGucci6 4L  2 weeks back

                                                        KOBE A 🐐❗️

                                                        • Pi Jo
                                                          Pi Jo  2 weeks back

                                                          I freaking love kawhi but Kobe is better in pressure

                                                          • Jeff E
                                                            Jeff E  3 weeks back

                                                            If Kawhi is better than Kobe Bryant, then why is he paying Kobe 7 figures to teach him basketball right now?

                                                            • timsmith1033
                                                              timsmith1033  3 weeks back

                                                              Kawhi is a great GREAT player but he's not Kobe not even close. It's no disrespect to Kawhi, kobe was a BAD MAN top 7 all time

                                                              • Juju Cooper
                                                                Juju Cooper  3 weeks back

                                                                Stick to boxing

                                                                • Empathetic Sociopath
                                                                  Empathetic Sociopath  3 weeks back

                                                                  Poor Max. He dumb's it down for these inbred cretins, and even then they cannot even understand the simple subject of an argument. At least his income mitigates the ineptitude of his intellectual subordinates.

                                                                  • Willie Paul
                                                                    Willie Paul  3 weeks back

                                                                    These mf crazy no one in the nba as of today is a better player then kobe on offense and defense

                                                                    • Les Grossman
                                                                      Les Grossman  3 weeks back

                                                                      81 points bro. 81. I used to HATE Kobe. Then he scored 81. By himself. How can you hate on any of the man's basketball skills.....and let's not get into the rings discussion

                                                                      • tintman831
                                                                        tintman831  4 weeks back

                                                                        Kobe was and will always be a better pressure player than Kawhi. Everyone giving him credit for beating the Warriors but he didnt beat the Warriors. He beat half the Warriors

                                                                        • Ian Kyle
                                                                          Ian Kyle  4 weeks back

                                                                          I commend stephen a for not bringing race u to stuff when he gets is fired up man

                                                                          • John Sim
                                                                            John Sim  4 weeks back

                                                                            Stephen A just shat on Will Cain's name. Will didn't look happy bout that.

                                                                            • Terrence PERKINS
                                                                              Terrence PERKINS  4 weeks back

                                                                              I dnt nobody about that over kobe

                                                                              • lizard9
                                                                                lizard9  1 months back

                                                                                Win 5 rings than we compare

                                                                                • Can-Star Kitchen and Bath - Vancouver Zee

                                                                                  Max is as silly as S.A.S kept saying Melo is gonna give you 15 points anytime! LOL

                                                                                  • Ali RT
                                                                                    Ali RT  1 months back

                                                                                    Disrespect a legend and one of the best who ever touched the basketball if he's not the best that's what this video all about

                                                                                    • Arsenio Haggs
                                                                                      Arsenio Haggs  1 months back

                                                                                      Kobe after Jordon and then it's lil bron outta respect

                                                                                      • Young Sin
                                                                                        Young Sin  1 months back

                                                                                        Analytics ruined the NBA...

                                                                                        • Robert Gray
                                                                                          Robert Gray  1 months back

                                                                                          Kobe great but he's the past. Why do they compare the two.

                                                                                          • Mickey Mouse
                                                                                            Mickey Mouse  1 months back

                                                                                            Hello no!

                                                                                            • Courtney Thomas
                                                                                              Courtney Thomas  1 months back

                                                                                              Max hates Kobe and try to discredit him any way he can. Next to MJ Kobe is the 2nd greatest of all time!!

                                                                                              • Danny Morales
                                                                                                Danny Morales  1 months back

                                                                                                Max shut the fuck up if i see u imma spit or throw sumthing at ur bitch ass