Isiah Thomas explains how the NBA has failed LeBron James | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST

  • Published: 20 May 2019
  • Isiah Thomas joins Nick Wright and Cris Carter to discuss reports the Los Angeles Lakers won’t hire a new President of Basketball Ops to replace Magic Johnson. Hear why Isiah believes the NBA has failed LeBron throughout his career.

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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    Should the Lakers find a replacement for Magic Johnson?

    • Yahben D.T
      Yahben D.T  5 months back

      They only pretend to give black men power( that's why )they have y'all black mens always sit in the front of white lady, that seems to Be Your Boss, don't get me wrong, I don't mind a woman interview with a man or being his boss ,but I notice how all the black man's, always have one white lady as their boss, While the Rick white man's ,sit and make the money off of gifted black people power but only use them for they athletic ability and give them money for it ,that's just slavery in the new form ,now they paying y'all to be slaves ,they just give you a nice house to stay in, and a nice car to drive, and nice clothes to wear, and y'all like y'all captivity just like when the Israelites came out of Egypt they told Moses he had a better when we was in captivity and we ate the meat and bread (( because they was hungry in the desert) (your ancestors) but you got to do what they say and when they say it ,,,,and I bet y'all young black men and older black men do not know that y'all are Israelites Children of the most high

    • Mark De Guzman
      Mark De Guzman  5 months back

      Lakers should find a replacement for LeChoke James. Isiah Thomas keeps on saying LeBum never had a good coach but LeDramaQueen could not and would not play under a good coach because he plays the LeLoser system where he hogs the ball and everyone else stands around... never seen him play in a system.. and sleeps on defense.. trade off LeTard Lakers will be better off

    • Sir Vilhelm of Yanderland
      Sir Vilhelm of Yanderland  5 months back

      First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright ,,,, who wants to answer to Jeanie Buss and Linda Rambis? A couple rich airheads? This is why Dad doesn't give his credit card to his teenage daughters. 😝

    • Bien Banza
      Bien Banza  5 months back

      Magic had the power but did nothing but damage with it. He traded D'Angelo Russel, Lou Williams then let Lopez walk for nothing. So of the course the front office had to put some limitations on his power.

    THE GREAT ONE  3 weeks back

    So is the NBA suppose to set up the so called GOAT to win every year I thought the player himself is supposed to make it happen not the LEAGUE!!!!!!.......

    • Joseph Myers
      Joseph Myers  2 months back

      I.T. couldn’t be more ambivalent. He said that everywhere Lebron has “gone” “they’ve” always “given” him... How about we stop making excuses for Lebron and admit that he has chosen his paths, teams, coaches and teammates. No one has failed him.

      • Fang
        Fang  3 months back

        LeBron is the problem, he doesn’t know how to take over a game, he blames everyone else, poor leadership skills

        • queen bee
          queen bee  3 months back

          Lebron is the failure

          • Marvin Norman
            Marvin Norman  3 months back

            LeBum is the Coach. LeBum is the GM

            • Marvin Norman
              Marvin Norman  3 months back

              Lavar was right the whole time. These fools no nothing

              • MySean Miller
                MySean Miller  3 months back

                They didn't have to fire magic when they just disrespect him. They knew a man of that status would feel undermined, and at that point he will leave. In there mind they are thinking that it will make them look better instead of firing Magic... that would crush them with fans and players. Big disrespect. Smoke screen 🤣🤣🤣👊 for the take over and use the Man or product.

                • Salma Introspection
                  Salma Introspection  3 months back

                  I think the fault is with Lebron because he cho to go there just because he was chasing the Hollywood dream. He shouldn't have signed a contract for four years if he knew there was no way that he was gonna win the championship alone. He as not even guaranteed to get another guy he specifically wanted to join him in the Lakers.

                  • Kevin Roth
                    Kevin Roth  3 months back

                    Good LORD how you gonna say Coach Spo isn't a HoF coach. Gregg Pop says hes a HoF coach, and YAL "experts" do not.

                    • Larry Debrew
                      Larry Debrew  3 months back

                      Lucky Lakers imagine magic filling out their roster after not getting Leonard.nothing but brick layers.oh and no good free throw shooters.

                      • Berry Family
                        Berry Family  3 months back


                        • Maria Vela
                          Maria Vela  4 months back

                          All this laker haters, lol, but as a die hard laker fan, we need somebody with that strong personality who speaks he's mind, cus truth b said, this is why lakers are going to b champions again, cus labron james making it happen

                          • Y MOOSE Y
                            Y MOOSE Y  4 months back

                            Lebron screws over every team he is on because he won't sign a contract extension so they can go get talent. when the best player on a team won't commit to the team, everyone else has light feet. The best player and leader has to have the commitment - otherwise others aren't going to commit. Lebron should have never left Cleveland the first time. He is a joke. The NBA is a joke. All any conversation is about now is who is going to jump to this team or get traded to that team. Most of the time the conversation is only about 3 or 4 teams as if the rest of the cities didn't exist. The players are wrecking the league. Fans need to stop watching and stop paying. The NBA is joke.

                            • gazon Charles
                              gazon Charles  4 months back

                              I said before LeBron needs a phil Jackson. And some key players not mediocre help in depth player's. With finals experience there are a lot out there Lakers staff need to get them

                              • lowli adani
                                lowli adani  4 months back

                                Need to higher great coach

                                • THE GREAT ONE
                                  THE GREAT ONE  4 months back

                                  Why does IT Sound like a pillow biter??...

                                  • DmanDice
                                    DmanDice  4 months back

                                    How are all these teams failing him when he’s the one choosing them? Never heard this many excuses for past great players.

                                    • joshua gooding
                                      joshua gooding  4 months back

                                      Preach Isiah, i actually think Frank Vogel is a good move for Lebron lowkey, thats probably the most established/ some what successful he has ever had !

                                      • D A W
                                        D A W  4 months back

                                        Like I always said LBJ is the only all-star player with 3 rings with 2 different teams without one Hall of Fame coach. Thanks for clarifying Isaiah!

                                        • mcidiotmc
                                          mcidiotmc  5 months back

                                          The did magic dirty and he’s firing back. Good for him

                                          • Rolly SJ
                                            Rolly SJ  5 months back

                                            When you get LBJ, you get also a coach.. so why hire a HOF coach ?

                                            • Emperor Charlemagne
                                              Emperor Charlemagne  5 months back

                                              The nba hasn’t failed LeBron James other than building him up to be the goat. And he isn’t

                                              • Avon Barksdale
                                                Avon Barksdale  5 months back

                                                So now it's the NBA fault always excuses for the so called goat

                                                • jay blaze
                                                  jay blaze  5 months back

                                                  Isiah is absolutely right. If Lebron had had hall fame coaches like Pat or Phill, he would have at least 7 rings. the have have been to 10 finals with worthless coaches

                                                  • Kesbie Antonio Perigua
                                                    Kesbie Antonio Perigua  5 months back

                                                    When lbj got no more excuses....
                                                    Just blame the whole nba...

                                                    • Sage of the East
                                                      Sage of the East  5 months back

                                                      How the NBA has failed LBJ? Adam Silver has given LeBron every opportunity but he's not what we've been told he is for the last 17yrs.

                                                      • Jeremiah Green
                                                        Jeremiah Green  5 months back

                                                        BS more excuses for Lebum I’m about to🤮

                                                        • David Ruffin
                                                          David Ruffin  5 months back

                                                          When will these idiots stop making excuses for this man smfh

                                                          • Big G
                                                            Big G  5 months back

                                                            LeBron could’ve went to San Antonio if he wanted a Hall of Fame coach.

                                                            • Lai Jack
                                                              Lai Jack  5 months back

                                                              Kawhi 〉 Lebron

                                                              • Adam Abdallah
                                                                Adam Abdallah  5 months back

                                                                This albino cris guy is annoying and loud with his feminine voice

                                                                • Duck Sermon M.D.
                                                                  Duck Sermon M.D.  5 months back

                                                                  Ole' Isaiah spoke it plain! That was some good ole' baldhead truth there!

                                                                  • Adir Avshalom
                                                                    Adir Avshalom  5 months back

                                                                    His nose pisses me off

                                                                    • sir dick ellis
                                                                      sir dick ellis  5 months back

                                                                      Lakers should hair Dennis Rodman as prez

                                                                      • Dee Thang
                                                                        Dee Thang  5 months back

                                                                        BLAME THE MEDIA!!!!!!!

                                                                        • DeAndre Page
                                                                          DeAndre Page  5 months back

                                                                          Magic Johnson getting more done WITHOUT THE TITLE. 😂😂😂
                                                                          No fear of Tampering Fine.

                                                                          • DeAndre Page
                                                                            DeAndre Page  5 months back

                                                                            Kemba Walker is 2nd Tier

                                                                            • DeAndre Page
                                                                              DeAndre Page  5 months back

                                                                              NBA Draft is more important than ever to the Lakers. 😂😂😂
                                                                              Free Agents might not join, so you must draft a SHARPSHOOTER.

                                                                              • DeAndre Page
                                                                                DeAndre Page  5 months back

                                                                                The GM has always ran things for the Lakers, NO PRESIDENT OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS. 😂😂😂😂
                                                                                The buck stopped with Jerry West & Mitch Kupchak as GM.
                                                                                Erik Spoelstra was the video coordinator before becoming Miami Heat coach.
                                                                                Specially created for Magic Johnson
                                                                                Glad that title has been eliminated.

                                                                                • Chosen TheBarber
                                                                                  Chosen TheBarber  5 months back

                                                                                  If you don’t believe Zeke is speaking facts. You’re a goof, hater and don’t know basketball.

                                                                                  • Granville Walker Jr
                                                                                    Granville Walker Jr  5 months back

                                                                                    There are 30 distinct teams in the NBA, which obviously means there is an identical number of organizational leadership structures. With respect to Isiah's view that the NBA failed James due to the front office or head coaching deficiencies that may or may not exist inside a single organization, such an outlandish opinion goes beyond the pale. Lakers executive management probably played a role in the present chaos but blaming the entire league for the so-called woes of a single player is nothing short of absurd.

                                                                                    • Andy Le
                                                                                      Andy Le  5 months back

                                                                                      LB can't blame no one but himself...I.T let me ask you...Did MJ leave his team to join the Celtics to beat your bad boys Piston at the time when he couldn't beat you're guys couples years? No No No

                                                                                      • Chris xO
                                                                                        Chris xO  5 months back

                                                                                        The team didnt fail him, the coach didnt fail him, even the organization didnt fail him, but the NBA failed him!?! Bro I'm in tears

                                                                                        • GR8TRTHINGS
                                                                                          GR8TRTHINGS  5 months back

                                                                                          Whose fault is it that Lebron doesnt have a hall of fame coach?'s Lebron's fault. All these excuses for "King" James. Look at all these cast of players he had in his last stunt in Cleveland that did great this year; Hood, Hill, Rose, Korver. Yet James had "no help." Am I missing anyone?

                                                                                          • Palahume
                                                                                            Palahume  5 months back

                                                                                            Gah, Nick is SUCH an idiot. Lol!

                                                                                            • Palahume
                                                                                              Palahume  5 months back

                                                                                              No. More like LeBron James has failed the NBA and has no one to blame but himself!

                                                                                              • monti miller
                                                                                                monti miller  5 months back

                                                                                                Magic was right Jennie is trying to run an organization by being friends with everyone and that is a recipe for disaster if you're trying to build a contender. She may have a lot of people counting on her but how much can they count on her if she isn't in charge anymore or bought out!!!