‘What can go wrong, will go wrong’ – Stephen A. reacts to the Knicks losing out on Zion | First Take

  • Published: 15 May 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith explains his roller-coaster ride of emotions the moment he witnessed the New York Knicks receiving the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft, and presumably losing their chance to select Zion Williamson.
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Comments • 1 514

  • ACG Medical
    ACG Medical  15 hours back

    She said 6 words or less, pay her her paycheck. 🙈

    • Imanuel Gonzalez
      Imanuel Gonzalez  7 days back

      I got to sleep to this

      • Grant Coughlan
        Grant Coughlan  1 weeks back

        Who else heard the 'hidden' advertisement?

        • Dante Fajardo
          Dante Fajardo  3 weeks back

          First of all getting the #1 pick isn’t easy anymore. The NBA made sure of it. So if you have a 14% chance of getting the first pick and you got the 3rd pick then that’s already good enough.

          • The Mad Ginger
            The Mad Ginger  4 weeks back

            Why is anybody a Knicks fan anyways?

            • Robert Weekes
              Robert Weekes  1 months back

              Those lucky, lucky Pelicans. Six teams were ranked lower, and they got the top pick. Ain’t that a bitch for the Knicks !!

              • ReTheMi
                ReTheMi  1 months back

                This is even more true after free agency

                • Lai Jack
                  Lai Jack  1 months back

                  The worst day is not the draft

                  • Vincens Pincens
                    Vincens Pincens  2 months back

                    4:39 R.I.P

                    • Aaron Muhikwa
                      Aaron Muhikwa  2 months back

                      That’s tuf for steve a cause kd and Kyrie both going to the nets.

                      • Wendell Gloria
                        Wendell Gloria  2 months back

                        Max even knew it was the achilles before it got torn before Game 5 of The Finals

                        • nabil chowdhury
                          nabil chowdhury  2 months back

                          RJ, Ja, and Zion have superstar potential but Ja and RJ are just hands down better.

                          • Mega Traum
                            Mega Traum  1 months back

                            what kinda crack you smokin? and why you commented 3 times?

                        • nabil chowdhury
                          nabil chowdhury  2 months back

                          AD>>>>>>>>>>>Zion. I mean Ja and RJ>>>>>Zion

                          • nabil chowdhury
                            nabil chowdhury  2 months back

                            Well................RJ Barrett and Ja Morant>>>>>>Zion Williamson and that’s facts.

                            • Jovie Nono
                              Jovie Nono  2 months back

                              Stephen A Smith: I've been Hoodwink, Bamboozled, Led a Stray and Run A Mock by the NBA because of that Draft Lottery

                              • nabil chowdhury
                                nabil chowdhury  2 months back

                                Jovie Nono Well................RJ Barrett and Ja Morant>>>>>>Zion Williamson and that’s facts.

                            • Sravan Gannavarapu
                              Sravan Gannavarapu  2 months back

                              Max don’t u even DARE be rude to KD

                              • Son-Jay Harrison
                                Son-Jay Harrison  2 months back

                                The Knicks are allergic to superstars. Carmelo is the only exception & they didn't have much success with him either.

                                • ZOMGILOST
                                  ZOMGILOST  2 months back

                                  There goes the smooth ESPN app promotion 😂

                                  • Peter Ineleo
                                    Peter Ineleo  2 months back

                                    Wait a minute..."what can go wrong ,will go wrong?..." So Stephen is saying the Knicks are the Dallas cowboys of the NBA?

                                    • Joshua Desautels
                                      Joshua Desautels  2 months back

                                      And now New Orleans has the number one AND number four picks.

                                      • Eren Jaeger
                                        Eren Jaeger  2 months back

                                        BRO MAX KELLERMAN SAYS IT COULD OF BEEN A ACHILLES INJURY FOR KD WTF!!!

                                        • Benjamin Del Rosario
                                          Benjamin Del Rosario  2 months back

                                          My Lakers have sucked the past 6 years....but no matter how disappointing it was seeing a shell of Kobe Bryant, the disaster of Nash and Howard, the antics of Nick Young and Lance Stephenson, the injury of LeBron, the Pelinka-Buss-Magic drama....no matter how much those moments brought me down...I always got some pleasure that the Lakers were still not as downtrodden as the New York Knicks.

                                          • David Lewis
                                            David Lewis  2 months back

                                            The Knicks stay holding Ls

                                            • Alex Diamond
                                              Alex Diamond  2 months back

                                              They got 14%, not 99%! C'mon 🤦🏻‍♂️

                                              • Michelle Decrona
                                                Michelle Decrona  2 months back

                                                Max really predicted the achilles injury tho:(

                                              • Chris de black
                                                Chris de black  2 months back

                                                As a Pelicans fan you want to take our best player, i get that he doesn’t want to be here but still. Can’t we have a win, can’t we be proud of our city. You’re New York y’all get enough, why can’t other smaller teams try to get ahead without y’all crying. Tired of this hypocritical bullshit

                                                • Joshua Moody
                                                  Joshua Moody  2 months back

                                                  Max jinxed KD in game 5 of the finals confirmed.

                                                  • PierceTheThird
                                                    PierceTheThird  2 months back

                                                    Lmaoooo and he ends up injuring his Achilles anyways 🤦🏾‍♂️

                                                    • Tashrif Alam
                                                      Tashrif Alam  2 months back

                                                      Didn't have much to speak about in the 90s? What? You guys literally went to two finals and countless other playoff runs all the time. I know for a fact you guys will die for what you had in the 90s than what you have now

                                                      • Swavey too Wavy
                                                        Swavey too Wavy  3 months back

                                                        Why would max play like that he should get fined

                                                        • Kevin L
                                                          Kevin L  3 months back

                                                          U had Jeremy Lin, traded him... and kept Carmelo... knicks deserve where they at

                                                          • Robert Lennig
                                                            Robert Lennig  3 months back

                                                            Zion is a defective liability in the NBA.

                                                            • Kristion Taylor
                                                              Kristion Taylor  3 months back

                                                              Can we fire molly Qerim please

                                                              • Javier Reta
                                                                Javier Reta  3 months back

                                                                Imagine if kd tore his Achilles 😂😂😭

                                                              • Kevian Price
                                                                Kevian Price  3 months back

                                                                Rj will be better then Ja Mark my words

                                                                • Erik Brice Ledford
                                                                  Erik Brice Ledford  3 months back

                                                                  Stop crying you’re getting rj he’s better than Zion, zion is jut more exciting

                                                                  • Marvin B-more
                                                                    Marvin B-more  3 months back

                                                                    Is he speaking calm

                                                                    • KIngoookienation Alvarez
                                                                      KIngoookienation Alvarez  3 months back

                                                                      Your just wishing That Magic moment when Orlando trade Chris Webber for number 3 pick Penny Hardaway !

                                                                      • KIngoookienation Alvarez
                                                                        KIngoookienation Alvarez  3 months back

                                                                        New York is curse u got dam Daniels lose Beckham jr and now Zion !

                                                                        • Charles Singleton
                                                                          Charles Singleton  3 months back

                                                                          WHERE DOES ZION WANT TO GO ?

                                                                          • Jakeem
                                                                            Jakeem  3 months back

                                                                            i'm trying to find the video of steven a talking about Zions power, girth, and mass

                                                                            • Sean Akari
                                                                              Sean Akari  3 months back

                                                                              I loved Max laughing at the beginning

                                                                              • solojr 334
                                                                                solojr 334  3 months back

                                                                                Chill you gonna get rj who is a good player

                                                                                • Marquise Jeter
                                                                                  Marquise Jeter  3 months back

                                                                                  ayo lmfao he hurt

                                                                                  • you must enter a name
                                                                                    you must enter a name  3 months back

                                                                                    Stephen A Smith would have the greatest emotional moment if the Knicks win a title

                                                                                    • DeepSp4ce23
                                                                                      DeepSp4ce23  3 months back

                                                                                      They were close though.
                                                                                      NEW York
                                                                                      NEW Orleans

                                                                                      • David Bliss
                                                                                        David Bliss  3 months back

                                                                                        6:24. Stephen A's expression. Priceless.

                                                                                        • Nicolas S
                                                                                          Nicolas S  3 months back