James Harden isn't worthy of 1st team All-NBA - Max Kellerman | First Take

  • Published: 23 May 2019
  • Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith disagree on whether James Harden deserves a spot on the 2018-19 All-NBA first team. Max says Harden's postseason letdown should factor in.
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Comments • 1 769

  • ATL 1
    ATL 1  2 months back

    Max is too stupid.

    • Jayden Ramkissoon
      Jayden Ramkissoon  4 months back

      Can’t believe u take the dude who can’t shoot a jump shot to save his life (The Freak) over Harden for all nba..:..IT MAKES NI SENSE. You would really take Giannis over Harden. what world of basketball are you living in???!! i’d take Harden over Giannis any day of the week PERIOD.

      • Christian Domiguez
        Christian Domiguez  4 months back

        Max is a typical white nba fan

        • Johnny U.
          Johnny U.  4 months back

          lol and people say lightskins are the most hated in sports. yet the media always protects them and drills darkskin athetes

          • Danny Hwang
            Danny Hwang  5 months back

            Harden has performed better than most players than Lebron, curry, KD, and Kawhi in playoffs. Yes he was stopped by Warriors but so was all the other teams. Why the fuck is he jusy saying Harden is a choker when there is AD, Dame , pg13, Westbrook, Giannis, Kemba, butler and all those players have way less success in playoffs. He starts off saying that Harden shouldn’t be first team because he “chokes” in playoffs. And names guys that has less playoffs success than him to be better than him. No one in NBA first team has more playoffs success than Harden other than Curry. He thinks he is smart but he contradicts himself every time🤦‍♂️

            • Ashwin Thomas
              Ashwin Thomas  5 months back

              Max, just stfu

              • Keren Yu
                Keren Yu  6 months back

                This bum brings LeBron in here

                • Teddi Wetu
                  Teddi Wetu  6 months back



                  • I sell rocks
                    I sell rocks  6 months back

                    Why is max bringing up Lebron when Lebron only made the 3rd team this year

                    • Tony Green
                      Tony Green  6 months back

                      Clout chaser kellermen

                      • Threelly AI
                        Threelly AI  6 months back

                        Can someone else?? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo

                        • MR_DANKBUDZ_206
                          MR_DANKBUDZ_206  6 months back

                          You don’t make the Rules Max it’s a REGULAR SEASON AWARD... he had the 5th best PPG for a season in an a history ...

                          • 'Aisea Fisilau
                            'Aisea Fisilau  6 months back

                            Max Kellerman, Max Kellerman, Max Kellerman... We already get it, you're a Harden Hater and love other players. Maybe because your white and Hardens black. Or because you wish you were as good as him, or you wish you weren't old, just you don't know how to beat a 2 year old at basketball. You've been on so many videos that is Biased against Jame Harden. What next, a video on how Giannis let down the Bucks because they didn't make the NBA Finals, no, thats because your a Greek Freak Fanatic. You should think better, or just stop cause your brains getting too old.

                            • JAY_ NBA
                              JAY_ NBA  6 months back

                              He didn’t mean not word he said. Just bullshit for attention and ratings.

                              • matthew
                                matthew  6 months back

                                What is max smoking lol😂😂

                                • Dat boi CJ
                                  Dat boi CJ  6 months back

                                  Harden is all-nba but not mvp.

                                  • Ropi Bo
                                    Ropi Bo  6 months back

                                    KD or Leonard have been better than Harden this season, Max is right in my opinion.

                                  • Andrew__w
                                    Andrew__w  6 months back

                                    Max needs to shut his crap, harden is undoubtedly the best offensive player this year. Tho he kinds messed up 2 games in the play offs, he still deserves the mvp. People make mistakes and i believe harden will learn from it. Second best player this year will shd be given to curry, for what he’s done during the play offs

                                    • Ronnell Lee
                                      Ronnell Lee  6 months back

                                      Max best player in the league: 2019
                                      Lebron (not even close)
                                      KD (wasn't top 5)

                                      • Lemon Ice
                                        Lemon Ice  6 months back

                                        There's no such thing as regular season or post season because in the end there's only 1 champion at the end of the season. As far as I'm aware there is no regular season champion.
                                        Harden's performance is akin to the player who scores 30 points up to the 3rd quarter in a game, then when the game is down to the last 30 seconds and his team is down by 2, he chokes.

                                        • Benjamin Franklin
                                          Benjamin Franklin  6 months back

                                          Lemon Ice so the warriors having 3 all stars even without Kd and harden plays with a post prime Cp3 had nothing to do with it ........... James harden just “choked” right ?

                                      • Lafayette Mitchell
                                        Lafayette Mitchell  6 months back

                                        Take away BS fouls...what would his avg be??? Leave the REAL fouls in...nobody else takes a shot praying to get the foul rather than make the shot ! ! WHO else does that( besides CP3)?

                                        • Benjamin Franklin
                                          Benjamin Franklin  6 months back

                                          Lafayette Mitchell so you’re saying no other nba players want to get to the free throw line ? Probably the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard lol

                                      • Ruben Cadmus Namata
                                        Ruben Cadmus Namata  6 months back

                                        how did james harden choke when he literally loses to the championship favorites.. a team that won a chip then added kevin durant.. aint even jordan beating them

                                        • Give Attention
                                          Give Attention  6 months back

                                          i would take him over KD and Bron

                                          • Ant Dinero
                                            Ant Dinero  6 months back

                                            I would’ve took lillard or harden over steph , steph wasn’t the best player on his team the last 3 seasons Durant is max keep it 💯

                                            • Leo The Leader
                                              Leo The Leader  6 months back

                                              James deserves NBA 1st team. Whether you like it or not.

                                              • Big Fella
                                                Big Fella  6 months back

                                                Is it really chocking when you keep getting eliminated in 6 by a team with 4 or 5 all stars

                                                • Edson Charlotin
                                                  Edson Charlotin  6 months back

                                                  and his overpaid center cant score on guards lol

                                                • Benjamin Franklin
                                                  Benjamin Franklin  6 months back

                                                  Big Fella that’s what I’m saying not to mention Cp3 is past his prime

                                              • WATR
                                                WATR  6 months back

                                                Max: THE PLAYOFFS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE SEASON

                                                Also Max: LeBron should be all nba first team

                                                • DAWOUDTheGAMINGBOY 23
                                                  DAWOUDTheGAMINGBOY 23  6 months back

                                                  James harden deserves to win the MVP!!!!!!

                                                  • Steve Law
                                                    Steve Law  6 months back

                                                    I'm taking Harden over LeBron right now

                                                    • FreedomForce100
                                                      FreedomForce100  6 months back

                                                      Not sure what Max put in his coffee that morning but whatever it was it didn't give him clarity: Playoff is the criteria and Lebron who did NOT make the playoffs qualifies but not Harden who carried his team? I usually agree with Max but in this one Max you turned the ball over big time!

                                                      • Money Bagg
                                                        Money Bagg  6 months back

                                                        James Harden so under appreciated.. My guy played with Ass Man Dwight Howard & now Chris Small Man Syndrome Paul dated Khloe when she still looked like a dude, cut him some slack.

                                                        • Ben Mercer
                                                          Ben Mercer  6 months back


                                                          • Kwame Ray
                                                            Kwame Ray  6 months back

                                                            Some wrong with max

                                                            • StevenNLMB
                                                              StevenNLMB  6 months back

                                                              Max u make no sense just because hes not winning mvp doesnt mean he is not the best shooting guard in the league averaging 36 ppg

                                                              • random guy
                                                                random guy  6 months back

                                                                Max kellerman sold his honesty

                                                                • KING CB3
                                                                  KING CB3  6 months back

                                                                  Harden best player in the league right now

                                                                  • Khalil Young
                                                                    Khalil Young  6 months back

                                                                    Max is right this time 💯🤷🏽‍♂️ every person he named I would take over Harden any day

                                                                    • Marlita Jenkins
                                                                      Marlita Jenkins  6 months back

                                                                      Dumb logic: the belief that 2 months of work outweigh the other 8 months.

                                                                      • Bloomin Tokyo
                                                                        Bloomin Tokyo  6 months back

                                                                        Harden's window closed when he failed in the play-offs AGAIN. Max on point...Steven A. STFU.

                                                                        • Benjamin Franklin
                                                                          Benjamin Franklin  6 months back

                                                                          Bloomin Tokyo lebron got almost got swept by the warriors with kyrie and Kevin love and then go swept when he just had Kevin love. Is that also “choking “ or is only “choking” when harden loses ? Dumb ass max Keller man talking about it’s about getting it done in the playoffs when lebron didn’t even make the playoffs LOL

                                                                        • Bloomin Tokyo
                                                                          Bloomin Tokyo  6 months back

                                                                          @Benjamin Franklin All I know is the Rockets failed for the third straight time. It's entertaining during the regular season but doesn't get it done when it counts.

                                                                        • Benjamin Franklin
                                                                          Benjamin Franklin  6 months back

                                                                          Bloomin Tokyo you do know that’s a team accomplishment right ? Even without Kd the warriors still have 3 all stars. Harden is playing with a 35 year old Cp3

                                                                      • Curt Hoaldridge
                                                                        Curt Hoaldridge  6 months back

                                                                        How quickly he forgets that Harden and the Rockets nearly beat arguably the best team in NBA History last year. The team that swept LeBron in the next series.

                                                                        Harden can join Durant, Steph, Klay & Draymond to round out the ALL NBA FIRST TEAM this year.

                                                                        The real NBA Finals was the Warriors vs the Rockets

                                                                        I would be shocked if the Bucks or the Raptors win a game against Golden State.

                                                                        Draymond Green should be the MVP

                                                                        • BELIC68
                                                                          BELIC68  6 months back

                                                                          This is proff max is a fucking idiot, harden is a 1st team, period, max says stupid shit like this in hopes something sticks

                                                                          • Nasri Jumaidi
                                                                            Nasri Jumaidi  6 months back

                                                                            So max is saying 1st team is belong to a the players who won championship, because he is counting the post season success, how this man get his job?

                                                                            • Cameron Hughes
                                                                              Cameron Hughes  6 months back

                                                                              Harden is a top 10 player but hes definitely 100% not at top 5 player

                                                                            • Suki Kang
                                                                              Suki Kang  6 months back

                                                                              Kobe, KD, Curry, Kyrie, Westbrook and now James Harden needs to punch this guy in the mouth and make him shut up about basketball which he has no fucking clue.

                                                                              • claude cool j
                                                                                claude cool j  6 months back

                                                                                I’m not taking him over no
                                                                                One in that 5 he named!!!!!!! Period

                                                                                Regular season stats - Whole season please

                                                                                • Benjamin Franklin
                                                                                  Benjamin Franklin  6 months back

                                                                                  claude cool j you do know Stephen curry played like shit that rockets series right and the numbers back this ....... lebron isn’t even in the playoffs. So that’s two already knocked off your list .

                                                                              • Mr13Channel
                                                                                Mr13Channel  6 months back

                                                                                Harden has the most flop and travel too... Lmao don't 4get those #

                                                                                • drinksmoke23
                                                                                  drinksmoke23  6 months back

                                                                                  Fire this guy Max!! He has no clue about NBA.. GO BACK TO BOXING.. DUMB DUMB

                                                                                  • Metro Cus
                                                                                    Metro Cus  6 months back

                                                                                    Max Kellerman doesn't deserve to be on TV What is his stats an any sports