KD prioritizing free agency over the Finals would start an 'avalanche' - Jalen Rose | First Take

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  • Published: 24 May 2019
  • Jalen Rose says Kevin Durant's future will be hurt if the Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals and KD does not play to prioritize his free agency decision.
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Comments • 951

  • David French
    David French  3 months back

    Somebody needs to give max the credit he deserves for his take. Hes like a little nostradamus.

    • Darin Bicknell
      Darin Bicknell  4 months back

      SAS... well this didn't age well. Makes SAS look very bad. SAS to blame for KD going back. SAS got his narrative and rip achilles. Hope you feel good SAS.

      • To Pi
        To Pi  4 months back

        Watching this after KD tore his Achilles

        • Nick Halfmann
          Nick Halfmann  4 months back

          And Max was right about that Achillies injury.

          • Natural Dizaztah presents Real Talk Live!

            If i am kd i am having a convo with AD and i am going to new Orleans

            • Brent Thompson
              Brent Thompson  5 months back

              Bias Sports Media having a conversation on national TV to paint a worst narratives to help it Cash cow LeBron James sad truth we have to deal with I guess. All they do is say anything they can anti KD for the groupies to continue watching and hiding from the truth

              • K F
                K F  5 months back

                KD needs to suck it up Warriors need him at critical times he can’t go wtf

                • Delon Lawrence
                  Delon Lawrence  5 months back

                  KD needs to stay.

                  • The Salmon People
                    The Salmon People  5 months back

                    NBA players should start a revolution an start signing with small market teams. 1 yr. Deal. An THEY should pick who wins. Take all control from NONE players. Empty ur pockets, keep ur Honor.

                    • Gorditaz
                      Gorditaz  5 months back

                      KD you’re just a luxury to GSW that they didn’t need, but wanted. Sry dude it’s the cold truth. 🤷‍♂️

                      • Forgotten KingzTv
                        Forgotten KingzTv  5 months back

                        How does KD get a asterisks besides his name .this man had one helluva season and just because he's threatening to surpass LeBron now we have to create narratives to down play kd resume and accolades...If the warriors win without him that's what a team is supposed to do...only these morons look at it like KD is gonna be jealous if the warriors win without KD..that's Krazy KD will be Overjoyed adding another ring to the collection...I'm sure he'll return next season

                        • Forgotten KingzTv
                          Forgotten KingzTv  5 months back

                          @Maurice Williams not stats but rings and resume and now can be mentioned along the greats of Kobe mj Lebron...and how am I the hater when Bron hasnt made the playoffs yet these anchors wanna label LeBron the goat it makes no sense to me

                        • Maurice Williams
                          Maurice Williams  5 months back

                          Forgotten KingzTv you are taking itboutbof contest. Wat is he going to pass lebron as most points. Most assist. Most minutes play. You guys are just as much a haters as the persons you all are calling haters dammm

                      • darr0en
                        darr0en  5 months back

                        Jalen's a dumbass

                        • king_has_no_cloths kul
                          king_has_no_cloths kul  5 months back

                          smith stop hyping KD. he did junk when he was with russel. playing with loaded warriors is nothing to brag about. he is great but not that great. Kawhi will be the great( if he can win here). put kd on toronto they wont make it to finals. put leonard on gsw, lord, they would never lose!
                          kawhi is knocking ont he door of greatness. if tornoto steps up, it is very doable.

                          • Machado
                            Machado  5 months back

                            Max has a point cause Toronto situation with Kawhi is different from Warriors situation with KD.

                            • Khult Herro
                              Khult Herro  5 months back

                              Coat-Tailing NEVER has a good ending. Durant is the CLASSIC example.

                              • jpiz224
                                jpiz224  5 months back

                                Nobody
                                Absolutely nobody
                                Steven A: people think kd wants the warriors to lose.

                                • El Grynch
                                  El Grynch  5 months back

                                  Stephen A. looks like he spits when he talks...

                                  • Darren Da Silva
                                    Darren Da Silva  5 months back

                                    Jalen Rose wear a fucking tie. Your thug fab five days died 25 years ago at least try and be a professional.

                                    • Christopher Jackson
                                      Christopher Jackson  5 months back

                                      Jalen acting like Joel Osteen

                                      • S C
                                        S C  5 months back

                                        Stephen A. need sum mf sleep😴

                                        • Teddy Joned
                                          Teddy Joned  5 months back

                                          How does SAS know about being a champ?

                                          • FROMSCLA
                                            FROMSCLA  5 months back

                                            It's a complete season you guys.

                                            • shane christian
                                              shane christian  5 months back

                                              the difference is LBJ still playing in the east that time..and they are playing the raptors now

                                              • Ezeter Mosley
                                                Ezeter Mosley  5 months back

                                                This thee most whooped I’ve seen jalen hair... & iss barely whooped 😅

                                                • Liftheavy85
                                                  Liftheavy85  5 months back

                                                  Zero chance KD going to come back and risk next year

                                                  • Diesel Diesel
                                                    Diesel Diesel  5 months back

                                                    bro ahaha fucking Max almost put ESPN on blast right now. "Might be me! I dunno..." like it's out of his control what he believes and doesn't believe in basketball

                                                    • Moreno12
                                                      Moreno12  5 months back

                                                      The warriors beat 98% of all competition... they will walk through the bucks the raptors, the rockets, the blazers... but if next year, lebron has a super 3, if Houston makes a super 3, if giannis gets another elite player, if drake jumps in and plays with Lowry and kawhi, then the warriors need KD. Kd is the ultimate. He’s the guy you only bring out for the biggest threat. I wish we all knew already if lebron is getting AD and someone else. That way the warriors organization can tell kd, “you want to build a true legacy, stay and let’s defeat this new threat” I bet he’d stay and I bet hed lead the warriors over lebron and the lakers.

                                                      • Apex Reign
                                                        Apex Reign  5 months back

                                                        Stephen A is carrying ESPN.

                                                        • Terry Smith
                                                          Terry Smith  5 months back

                                                          I hate Twitter fights and beef. I don't beef with people I can't meet.

                                                          • christopher kettler
                                                            christopher kettler  5 months back

                                                            If i was kd i would hate these guys always speculating whats in his head....shut the fuck up

                                                            • George Law
                                                              George Law  5 months back

                                                              Almost everything from these guys is negative and speculative. KD is hurt & they are not facing Lebron this year. Every game KD can rest is one more day he can heal and be ready if the first couple games don't go GS's way. KD being healthy is like a secret weapon in your back pocket. These sports broadcasters assume that these players don't have enough money and KD is going to go play for a crap team just to get a huge payday. KD could very well retire with GS if he wants. If he is ready to retire then he will go play for New York with whatever basket case they have on their roster. GS seems to be the exception to the rule and their big three are probably hoping KD suits up for every game because we all know anything can happen in the NBA. With small rosters and less than a handful of stars GS like any other team are one player away from from loosing the championship. For argument sake if KD doesn't play and GS wins a Championship they would have never got to the championship without him. Just because your injured doesn't mean your any less valuable than the players that are not. It seems once again these guys are trying to create drama where there shouldn't be any. I hope the players on both teams playing in the Championship avoid this kind of stuff. The Pistons were not suppose to beat the Lakers in 2004. Nothing is Guaranteed. KD will play if he can. No one wishes for there team to loose. I am going to stop watching this broadcast team and go back to watching old Boxing matches, Magic Videos and Bug Wars. I will enjoy the champion games without this kind of commentary. In the end it seems controversy is what sell tickets. I may be in the minority but I like positive, funny or informative sports clips. Sorry for the rant. Please don't crucify me for this post.

                                                              • M K
                                                                M K  5 months back

                                                                The fact that free agency could even be considered more important than winning a championship proves why the NBA has become a joke

                                                                • Red King
                                                                  Red King  5 months back

                                                                  GS needed KD to stop lebron no lebron they can win pretty easily.

                                                                  • Steve Walker
                                                                    Steve Walker  5 months back

                                                                    Raptors up 0-3. KD comes back game 4 to save the series GS wins . KD is the Hero..

                                                                    • Justin Nelson
                                                                      Justin Nelson  5 months back

                                                                      Duhhh there are better with him or with out him they been winning without him like come on 3 finals and and a championship!!!!!

                                                                      • Anton Sears
                                                                        Anton Sears  5 months back

                                                                        How was KD not happy 😆

                                                                        • Bert C
                                                                          Bert C  5 months back

                                                                          Jalen Rose, you are a KD Hater, NO DOUBT!!!

                                                                          • jascam1
                                                                            jascam1  5 months back

                                                                            The NBA is full of talent, but the ones we see as the best players aren't necessarily the best team players. B/Ball is still a team sport and until the "starters" and ball-hogs realize this they'll never win a championship.

                                                                            • Simeon Life
                                                                              Simeon Life  5 months back

                                                                              This is the line up i always want to see on first take.

                                                                              • Jimmy Butler
                                                                                Jimmy Butler  5 months back

                                                                                You guys literally find every lil thing to talk about

                                                                                • Jimmy Butler
                                                                                  Jimmy Butler  5 months back

                                                                                  Wow KD gets injured and it’s his fault

                                                                                  • joeykantot
                                                                                    joeykantot  5 months back

                                                                                    KD is already made man, he got money and easy rings. he should go to any team

                                                                                    • Real Conspiracy Wow!
                                                                                      Real Conspiracy Wow!  5 months back

                                                                                      Jalen what the hell you talking about bra ???? Jalen trying to give us the Curse of Cactus Jack ,he got to be cloned.

                                                                                      • jasyn zangari
                                                                                        jasyn zangari  5 months back

                                                                                        Lol how do u argue something that hasn’t even happened? This is what ESPN is now, let’s make up a story, beat it to death and then brag about how it was right, or wrong, later

                                                                                        • Bossgaming743
                                                                                          Bossgaming743  5 months back

                                                                                          Max being cheeky made me laugh

                                                                                          • elai314
                                                                                            elai314  5 months back

                                                                                            kd got "injured" thinking the warriors would need him to win the title, he expected he would return as a savior and put an end to the talk that he's not needed, kd did not see this coming

                                                                                            • Ricky W
                                                                                              Ricky W  5 months back

                                                                                              What if KD joins other team and not winning, then why not staying GSW until other team beats him.

                                                                                              • Jerry Whitlow
                                                                                                Jerry Whitlow  5 months back

                                                                                                I can't play with dehydrated sore calves so I imagine KD's injury is even worse. This muscle tear ain't something you can just "toughen up" with and play. Lol.