Stephen A. reacts to the Knicks losing to the Nuggets | First Take

Stephen A. reacts to the Knicks losing to the Nuggets | First Take
Stephen A. Smith reacts to the New York Knicks losing to the Denver Nuggets 113-97.
0:00 Flashback to Stephen A.'s Knicks rant.
0:40 Stephen A. brushes off the Knicks' loss to the Nuggets.
3:45 Max Kellerman breaks down the Eastern Conference standings.

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  1. Dre L

    Dre LПре месец

    Knicks has been and still is the Buffalo Bills of the Past.. Destin to lose no matter how good they look

  2. 玩家一

    玩家一Пре месец

    Nuggets got busy!

  3. Nick "Sticks" Russo Official

    Nick "Sticks" Russo OfficialПре месец

    Who's here after the Knicks beat the Clippers

  4. Marcus Andrews

    Marcus AndrewsПре месец

    Got one, just like he said

  5. Donnell F

    Donnell FПре месец

    Haliburton can't stay healthy...Topping will prove everyone that doubts him wrong.

  6. Nice

    NiceПре месец

    A team that was planned to be where we are now instead of two years is a success. It would be delusional for anyone to think that this team will have over 30 wins by the end of the season. News flash, they are up passing expectation above 37 wins, and I still see them winning more. We can all agree that this is not a super team. But to see them being where they are today far exceeds expectations and shows that they are having success with the cards they have been dealt with. As an organization, you guys have to Stop being too subjective regarding anything that comes from the Knicks and start giving props when credit is due. As much as I see that the point you guys do what you do is for entertainment, Molly and Max Remember that when you guys don't call it right. And attack an organization. You are also attacking the fan base. The last time I checked, this is the #1 Franchise when it comes to basketball, and the reason for that is because these fans are loyal and continue to be devoted to their team.

  7. C VADER

    C VADERПре месец

    Molly at the

  8. Spidashaw

    SpidashawПре месец

    Knicks are going to kill the Lakers

  9. Anthony Rodriguez

    Anthony RodriguezПре месец

    4:44 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  10. Max Heimann

    Max HeimannПре месец

    man the joker ruled gotham... he blew up the whole knicks franchise. remember when they said the clippers are the worst run franchise in sports - here come your 2k ny knicks... in 2 yrs theres a 50th anniversary coming: half a century without a title!

  11. dubsrevo

    dubsrevoПре месец

    Yo Molly's a lame with her little hater vibes lol

  12. Black & Yellow

    Black & YellowПре месец

    She's like a teenage girl.

  13. Gimshan

    GimshanПре месец

    ESPN did Stephen A dirty there😪

  14. Strongman Express

    Strongman ExpressПре месец

    Who cares about Knicks?

  15. J 47

    J 47Пре месец

    Max called them midpack lol

  16. Trey Bens

    Trey BensПре месец

    I didn’t realize how much SAS and Skip are alike until today

  17. Love @NBA 🏀✅

    Love @NBA 🏀✅Пре месец

    Msg lit..Stephen A. n Max we have to call out people who had a problem with Austin Rivers contract in LA he is a winning play teammate and even coach of the year coach Tim signed him because of merit...sometimes we have

  18. Flamingo_000 “And” 0

    Flamingo_000 “And” 0Пре месец

    @Andy Broqueza Knicks played well against the suns. Its just the suns have more talent to close the game

  19. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    Knicks been overhyping and Thib is not COTY. Did you saw what Monty Williams did to your Knicks earlier? He out coached him so Monty Williams COTY. Sorry not sorry.

  20. Nicolas Owens

    Nicolas OwensПре месец


  21. Keisuke Yoshida

    Keisuke YoshidaПре месец

    How does molly still have this job lol

  22. Jireh Emanuel Martinez

    Jireh Emanuel MartinezПре месец

    Molly STFU!!!!!😡😡

  23. Josh Villarreal

    Josh VillarrealПре месец

    You can't fix biased pricks

  24. bahamasc

    bahamascПре месец

    Remember when Max Kellerman had the Heat in the Finals...oh wait.

  25. GreaterSociety

    GreaterSocietyПре месец

    I dont like the female host

  26. Uncle Droo

    Uncle DrooПре месец

    As a Knicks fan, I hate watching ESPN especially when I see that Molly speaking.

  27. L A

    L AПре месец

    Kellerman is a HATER!!!💯 WE'RE BEATING TEAMS WE'RE SUPPOSED TO SMASH!! Something we weren't doing last year...LET'S GO KNICKS!!!🟠🔵

  28. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    Yeah you’re supposed to beat mediocre and low level teams and you did it. But can you defeat or swept the elite teams? Sorry, but the Knicks can’t. Not a hater, but stop this Knicks overhype because they are not the teams who had the better comeback story this season.

  29. JR Crashin

    JR CrashinПре месец

    Lmao the flashback

  30. Will Stepney

    Will StepneyПре месец

    Hey Mr. Smith let's nuild up those Knicks up up up so they can fall hard sound like the Cowboys right Mr.Smith Go COWBOYS

  31. s “0” p

    s “0” pПре месец

    Molly jokes are not funny

  32. Justin Rivera

    Justin RiveraПре месец

    Molly is the most annoying person to host a tv show I swear

  33. Sean Bucksss

    Sean BucksssПре месец

    The fact that ESPN can disrespect a team like this on national TV is crazy to me mind you this team is 4th in the East Atleast give them the respect of saying they have a chance against any team they play

  34. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    They did not disrespect the Knicks tho. SAS even openly admitted he supports the Knicks and the Knicks winning streaks have been overly broadcasted in ESPN and both Max and Molly congratulated the Knicks for their wins. But, the bigger question is the Top #4 Knicks can win against the elite teams especially in the West? The answer is no and they are speaking the truth. This overhype for the Knicks in the media had suddenly went away because they lost to the Nuggets and the Suns.

  35. White Knight

    White KnightПре месец

    Stephen racist

  36. Ryan Martin

    Ryan MartinПре месец

    i didnt care about Molly before but now she just too much bruh

  37. Suspense07

    Suspense07Пре месец

    Molly is so annoying 🤦🏾‍♂️ I love the way they tried to play Stephen A like as soon as the Knicks loose it’s like “see I told u they were trash”

  38. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    Nobody said the Knicks are trash. The problem is the Knicks are overhype by SAS himself. Like SAS made the Knicks look the best team in the league in his Instagram and in ESPN and the Knicks are not even in the Top 5 Power rankings team in the league. This SAS overhype of the Knicks ended when the Knicks can’t even win against now from the Nuggets and the Suns.

  39. KDC23

    KDC23Пре месец

    Meanwhile the Nets out there just lost 4 straight....

  40. E Prince

    E PrinceПре месец

    I don't agree with Max and his logic at all. Doesn't matter who's healthy or not. If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready. Thats why this is a TEAM game.

  41. DeejThyself

    DeejThyselfПре месец

    Everytime someone put "sas" i think of the spurs smh

  42. brs “Brsrafal” rafal

    brs “Brsrafal” rafalПре месец

    Knicks 1 star away from championship potential jokic is no joke prob real mvp this year

  43. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    1 star away? Knicks isn’t included in the Top 5 Power rankings of the NBA and the Knicks are 1 star away from Championship potential? The Knicks may not even pass the 1st round if they continue to lose to the elite teams in the west.

  44. arsen world123

    arsen world123Пре месец

    Ok so clearly this is why god doesn't allow the Knicks to be good often their fans are unbearable a 4th seed and they act like they are finals favourites lol

  45. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    Super true 😂

  46. Richard Sareth

    Richard SarethПре месец

    Can someone tell Molly and Max to let SAS have his moment. No one is saying the Knicks is going to beat the Sixers, Nets, or Bucks in a 7 game series. But the Knicks will make those series as difficult as possible. Even if they get swept. Also, the few games the Knicks lost to the Sixers and Nets all came down to the final possession.

  47. Richard Sareth

    Richard SarethПре месец

    @Andy Broqueza why not? Knicks shown they can keep us with the Hawks with or without Trae

  48. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    The bigger question is, can Knicks even pass the 1st round? 💁‍♂️🙃

  49. Perfect SusanoQ

    Perfect SusanoQПре месец

    2:31 come on Nobody seen that they need to fine the refs

  50. Jose Rodriguez

    Jose RodriguezПре месец

    They lost because of that first quarter they out scored the nuggets every other quarter

  51. Ke'Jon Robinson

    Ke'Jon RobinsonПре месец

    Molly is annoying af

  52. Bon Ryan Ligeralde

    Bon Ryan LigeraldeПре месец

    As a fan knick the playoff is already a good season inspite of the players. Nxt year they will be a contender

  53. Stormrage

    StormrageПре месец

    Jesus, why American anchors have to act like clowns? This is so cringe.

  54. userLURK05

    userLURK05Пре месец

    Max Kellerman said we can’t beat elite teams but we beat the Bucks by 20 this season and we also beat the Warriors by 15 and the Jazz by over 10 points🤦🏾‍♂️

  55. Mataio Viliamu

    Mataio ViliamuПре месец

    just needs to say 'dawn of a new age' and he'd basically be a cowboys fan :D

  56. KinG oD

    KinG oDПре месец


  57. joseph jefferson

    joseph jeffersonПре месец

    The Nuggets loss shows our Knicks need a Center who can play BOTH sides of the hoop. I'm looking at Utah State's Neemias Queta.

  58. Liew Wai Hins

    Liew Wai HinsПре месец

    Joker mvp

  59. hotman718

    hotman718Пре месец

    In defense of the Knicks, they were ice cold that game vs the Nuggets and they got scorched in the 1st quarter but they actually won the remainder of the 3 quarters.

  60. Russell Ny

    Russell NyПре месец

    They couldn’t hit a shot in the first quarter. That was the problem. When you score less than 15 in the first quarter you ain’t gonna win. Worst 1st quarter I’ve ever witnessed.

  61. Jerry Lawyer

    Jerry LawyerПре месец

    Why did we start taking it easy on Molly, she jus sounds so cocky now

  62. diana h

    diana hПре месец

    Bro can we get Molly off the show.

  63. Betelgeuser

    BetelgeuserПре месец

    Them doing stephen A dirty with that flashback lol

  64. Marc Conner

    Marc ConnerПре месец


  65. covid-case-21

    covid-case-21Пре месец

    if joke wins mvp then 3 year ina row a euro player won the nba mvp! that's bad look.

  66. Jay Fareway

    Jay FarewayПре месец

    4:43 Stephen a caught slipping 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  67. Philip Benhard B. Velasco

    Philip Benhard B. VelascoПре месец

    yooo, Jokic hates the knicks he had to dunk 2 handed! thats very rare for him

  68. Mister Ceo

    Mister CeoПре месец

    The way Max broke down the teams the knicks beat vs the teams they lost too. Wow….better than sorry teams but not on the level of elite teams

  69. Al-tariq Brown

    Al-tariq BrownПре месец

    Mere bag of shells lol, quote from my best t.v. Show. Honeymooners 😂😂😭

  70. MM MM

    MM MMПре месец

    SAS gonna go nuts if knicks eliminate nets in the playoffs

  71. Abuadam0723

    Abuadam0723Пре месец

    knicks did destroy bucks earlier this season

  72. Abuadam0723

    Abuadam0723Пре месец

    nuggets crushed knicks the 1st qt but knicks beat them the next 3 but wasnt enough for the win that shows you they still had grit for the rest of the game

  73. Vizun IP

    Vizun IPПре месец

    Hey I'm left handed

  74. Parrish Harris

    Parrish HarrisПре месец

    The funny thing is that the Knicks aren't a finish product just yet, they're going to add better talent real soon.

  75. DuranimusPrime

    DuranimusPrimeПре месец

    LOL, It's hilarious vids man. When he goes all fanboy over the Knicks. It's good seeing this kind of enthusiasm! The Knicks could cause an upset if they make the second round! That's why it's called an UPSET! There have been bigger upsets in sports. So, who knows? The Knicks get home-court advantage in the first round??-- they can beat the Hawks in the first round. If they get a banged-up Nets or whoever in the second round, who knows? I think if the Knicks make it to the second round-- that is an unbelievably successful season! That I feel at this point is the goal- make the playoffs in that 4/5th seed and push for the second round!

  76. DuranimusPrime

    DuranimusPrimeПре месец

    @Andy Broqueza You can come up with all the scenarios you want and hate on the Knicks-- that's your right to clown off. But, regardless, this has been a successful season for the franchise. The Knicks have been a losing team for years. As an organization, they're making progress. btw, they beat the Clips and might come out of the west trip at worst, splitting wins and losses.

  77. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    The Knicks right now may even fall to the play-in tournament with their streak loss and faced the Top 3 teams in the East in the 1st round 😂

  78. Ira Joseph

    Ira JosephПре месец

    The Knicks are gonna beat one of those teams

  79. Ira Joseph

    Ira JosephПре месец

    @Andy Broqueza lol naw we'll win one of them for sure

  80. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    Sorry, but the Nuggets, Suns, Clippers and the Lakers said: YOU SHALL NOT PASS 😂

  81. Urbain Delva

    Urbain DelvaПре месец

    I still don't know why Obi Toppin is only playing 11 MPG. This guy was the 8th overall pick. Let him play, Thibs.

  82. Jordan Jones

    Jordan JonesПре месец

    Max named 10 playoff or at least play in teams

  83. KennyCobbShow

    KennyCobbShowПре месец

    The Jokic highlight starts and it's just sad. Traveling, carrying the basketball, fouling.. etc etc...

  84. Derrez Gines

    Derrez GinesПре месец

    As a lefty they go left too much 😂😂😂

  85. Imanawalah Malak Dawadah

    Imanawalah Malak DawadahПре месец

    The Knicks are 12-2 in the last 14 and they are making a big deal about a lost. Every team in the league get this work at some point over the long season.

  86. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    So now, the Suns had 14-2 winning streak this season and they are not even broadcasted especially in ESPN. And you’re mad that it is a big deal for them that you lose wherein fact the Knicks have been overhype last month with their winning streak. As of today, the Knicks streak were 12-3 and may end up 12-5 if they lose against the clippers or the lakers. You should thank them that despite the loss you’re still broadcasted wherein the Suns have been left behind and didn’t recognize with their winning streak which is more than the winning streak of the Knicks.

  87. Abe Haile

    Abe HaileПре месец

    The nuggets SMACKED the Knicks, but the entire story is still about a mediocre NY team?

  88. Abe Haile

    Abe HaileПре месец

    @Andy Broqueza facts

  89. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    Because the Knicks are overhyped by SAS himself

  90. Neworld

    NeworldПре месец

    Alternate title: jokic humbles stephen

  91. Zac Warburton

    Zac WarburtonПре месец

    molly needs to stfu

  92. Hari Krishnan

    Hari KrishnanПре месец

    Lol the Nets lost to Mavs..

  93. Joey beanbags

    Joey beanbagsПре месец

    Molly is ANNOYING

  94. Dominic Spinelli

    Dominic SpinelliПре месец

    Look at them, we lose 2 in our last 14 and they tryna hate… i hate non knicks fans lmaoo

  95. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    They are definitely not hating. The problem is when SAS himself discussed that the Knicks can defeat all the elite teams in the NBA. But now, it turns out they can only beat mediocre teams at best. The truth slaps him hard when now both the Nuggets and the Suns defeated your Knicks 💁‍♂️

  96. Neal Robbins

    Neal RobbinsПре месец

    Joker MVP, Knicks Stank.

  97. El Jefe Sinnaman

    El Jefe SinnamanПре месец

    Why is Molly such a hater?

  98. hollywood evans

    hollywood evansПре месец

    Knicks can beat 6ers

  99. tupac Wright

    tupac WrightПре месец

    So happy for d rose 💪

  100. IG’s Im_Just_Nino

    IG’s Im_Just_NinoПре месец

    Knicks beat the Nuggets 3 out of 4 quarters, that was a hard freaking 1st quarter to comeback from ..

  101. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    What? The Knicks beat the Nuggets in those quarters what????? Wherein in fact the Nuggets maintained their lead from the 1st quarter until the end 🥴

  102. Aleksandar Videkanic

    Aleksandar VidekanicПре месец

    Jokić didnt played last quater, Knicks need good center for next season, just upgrade this team

  103. Frank Mac

    Frank MacПре месец

    Knicks have impressed me this year

  104. danny Rey

    danny ReyПре месец

    I say there are 8 teams better than the Knicks. That's great! Add another bona-fide star and they may move up to top 4. I say that's that's win. Nothing to hate on.

  105. danny Rey

    danny ReyПре месец

    @Andy Broqueza that's debatable. Better talent? Yes. If we going by talent knicks have 12 teams in the east better than them. If by stats of defense and offense only 8 in my opinion. Especially in playoffs where they allow more physical play.

  106. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    8 teams you serious? There’s 12 teams better than the Knicks right now 7 from the West and 5 from the east which includes Heat and Celtics. The Knicks are not even in the Top 10 in the power rankings so stop being delusional. If you put the Knicks in the West they will be in the play-in tournament with their seeding and you think there were 8 teams better than them? Whatttt?????? And if you add another star for sure the Knicks will not end up in the NBA Top 5 rankings.

  107. Guy Robinson

    Guy RobinsonПре месец

    Molly is so annoying

  108. The 5th Wave

    The 5th WaveПре месец

    Molly should be charged with a flagarant 2 whenever she opens her mouth. 2 free throws for Harden.

  109. Charlie King

    Charlie KingПре месец

    Knicks lost the 1 quarter but they did win the 2quarter ,3quarter,4quarter GO KNICK'S

  110. Charlie King

    Charlie KingПре месец

    Knicks lost from the first quarter GO KNICK'S

  111. Charlie King

    Charlie KingПре месец


  112. Josh Polson

    Josh PolsonПре месец

    Knicks won 3 quarters to 1 v Denver. Just a shame that the one they did lose, they lost big. They’ve proven that they can stand and trade with the top teams of the NBA

  113. Andy Broqueza

    Andy BroquezaПре месец

    That take is ridiculous and absurd. You win in the 3 quarters and then you still lose in the end so in the end they can’t stand against top teams in the NBA. It’s not about who wins in the first 3 quarters because that’s not a factor. A mediocre or low level teams can also win the first 3 quarters but lose in the end so that take is pretty dumb.

  114. Dovid getes

    Dovid getesПре месец

    Fluke loss by knicks

  115. jonathan christ

    jonathan christПре месец

    knicks WON 3 quarters and lost 1. also they missed 10 or so foul shots.

  116. Makai Stallworth

    Makai StallworthПре месец

    We 2-1 against the bucks blew em out by 25 one game too 🤷🏾‍♂️

  117. mdace15

    mdace15Пре месец

    Max was over there playing Tic Tac Toe against himself...

  118. ThatNBAGuy

    ThatNBAGuyПре месец

    why we actin like the knicks didn’t play one of the top 3 teams in the west?

  119. Jay El Llorca

    Jay El LlorcaПре месец

    props to knicks. being above .500 is already an achievement for this season.

  120. norrisb1981

    norrisb1981Пре месец

    Against Brooklyn, Philly and Miami the Knicks have lost all those games by a margin of two or three points. They got blown out by Milwaukee but not before their first win of the season which is a twenty point victory against the same Milwaukee Bucks. They also blew out the Jazz before getting blown out by Utah later. Max wants to point out all of the subpar teams the Knicks beat during the streak but somehow doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that all the other elite teams have beat the same subpar teams in order to have their records...that's how it works! By the way the same Nuggets that just blew out the Knicks are the same Nuggets that lost to the Lakers without LeBron. At the same time the Knicks were getting blown out so were the Phoenix Suns by the Hawks, a team the Knicks have swept this season. What does it amount to? Nothing. Once again, Max slants facts to suit his own agenda which is discrediting the Knicks. Once again, Stephen A. fails to make the sound argument to debate Max. I just want a crack at Max. Honestly, you don't have to pay me anything, all I want is a shot in a head to head debate with Max about the Knicks and a witness. That's it.

  121. walter hank

    walter hankПре месец

    Knicks team be like: Stephen A is happy we don’t need to play anymore

  122. Roel A.

    Roel A.Пре месец

    How's the Knicks now SAS? 🤣🤣🤣🤣..... My Denver winning or losing, they're very quite in face of the media....

  123. Joel Guevara

    Joel GuevaraПре месец

    That lady most do a gooood bj Don't see what also she can be good at

  124. yusuf Saahir

    yusuf SaahirПре месец

    Imma die easy knicks fan 😭😭😭 i love they got they city buzzing again....