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No team can be less than 100% and beat the Nets - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Nets' win against the LA Clippers, giving Brooklyn a sixth straight win.
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0:00 Stephen A. Smith does not think any NBA team can be less than 100% and beat the Nets.
2:54 Max Kellerman expects Brooklyn to have the best offense in NBA history by the end of the season.
5:30 Stephen A. says the Nets' Big 3 has been "sensational."
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  1. Frosty Dawn of the nu

    Frosty Dawn of the nu

    11 days ago

    Well the Lakers just blew out the Nets without LBJ, KUZ, GASOL, AD and two other players. That's scary!

  2. DKING MONEY

    DKING MONEY

    25 days ago

    LeBron: IM 36!!!!!!!!!

  3. wamamaw pinoy

    wamamaw pinoy

    Month ago

    What heppen if nets didnt make it to finals?

  4. Andrew Blackman

    Andrew Blackman

    Month ago

    The Nets are playing offense as though they are back in The A.B.A., and their starting 5 is Dr. J., George Gervin, David Thompson, Dan Issel, and Artis Gilmore.

  5. chris carter

    chris carter

    Month ago

    This is giving lebron a great opportunity to show hes the man

  6. Julian Rodriguez

    Julian Rodriguez

    Month ago

    Brooklyn Nets are the Kansas City Chiefs of the NBA

  7. Emmanuel Watkins

    Emmanuel Watkins

    Month ago

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    박희령

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  9. Cerl84

    Cerl84

    Month ago

    didn't the nets lose to Washington?...twice.

  10. Nick Behrooz

    Nick Behrooz

    Month ago

    I’ll be really surprised if the Nets go to the finals and loose! I am a lifelong laker but Durant, Harden and Kyrie - that’s dangerous

  11. Javi Gon

    Javi Gon

    Month ago

    Uh yeah the Raptors crushed them without a full team! Stephen has to be the most bias commentator, every single time it's either NY or LA.

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    Gus Bus

    Month ago

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  13. 162

    162

    Month ago

    Collin sexton

  14. DJW TV

    DJW TV

    Month ago

    I think Toronto Raptors in particularly is a team the nets should fear.

  15. billyrubina

    billyrubina

    Month ago

    They said no one would beat the chiefs too.

  16. GamingWithAudacity

    GamingWithAudacity

    Month ago

    Imagine, no can be less than 100% to beat the nets.... while they aren’t 100% themselves...tough😭😭

  17. David Dueñes

    David Dueñes

    Month ago

    Nets in 4

  18. Dave Windell

    Dave Windell

    Month ago

    This is an absolutely absurd take. The CLEVELAND CAVALIERS weren’t anywhere CLOSE to 100% when they beat the stuffing out of the Nets TWO GAMES IN A ROW!!! That was WITH their big three. Yeah it was their first couple games together but come on, it was the CAVS. These guys aren’t anywhere close to as good as people are trying to make them. I’d still take the Lakers in five in a Finals matchup, and I hate the Lakers.

  19. just passing

    just passing

    Month ago

    Game 7s across the board these playoffs

  20. The Omen

    The Omen

    Month ago

    The Nets literally gave their future to the celtics then rebuilt faster than the celtics.

    • The Omen

      The Omen

      Month ago

      @Carl Padua yeah but they became a better team than the celtics who never won a ring after that

    • Carl Padua

      Carl Padua

      Month ago

      Huh? The Celtics have been contenders since like 2017 So your joke don't make sense lmao

  21. Donnie Warren

    Donnie Warren

    Month ago

    What about 99%?

  22. Kenny Beneche

    Kenny Beneche

    Month ago

    lmao lethal weapon 3? i'm thinking more Brooklyn's finest🗽

  23. Dreams

    Dreams

    Month ago

    Yeah you just have to be a below .500 team 😂😂😂

  24. Aj Hudson

    Aj Hudson

    Month ago

    They boring now

  25. GDK

    GDK

    Month ago

    But you have to realize when they played the clippers a few days ago PG and Kawhi came back a game ago so they really werent 100%

    • deniro waller

      deniro waller

      Month ago

      They played like 100% so imma say they were 100%

  26. Imiko

    Imiko

    Month ago

    Singing a whole different tune 😂

  27. Zade Moureiden

    Zade Moureiden

    Month ago

    *Collin Sexton has entered the chat*

  28. Anonymous One

    Anonymous One

    Month ago

    Imagine having those 3 and then a brilliant shooter in harris too! Jeez.

  29. proNandos 14

    proNandos 14

    Month ago

    I mean the Raptors did

  30. Ifebunandu Nicholas

    Ifebunandu Nicholas

    Month ago

    Max kellerman is forgetting that the Nets are Winning all this games without KD

    • Ifebunandu Nicholas

      Ifebunandu Nicholas

      Month ago

      @Kevin Durant lol...that's my point.... imagine when KD is back in the lineups...it's a chip babyyy

    • Kevin Durant

      Kevin Durant

      Month ago

      Nets are better with KD. Better shot% and better defensively. Do you think Bruce Brown is doing a better job than KD? Cause I took your comment personally

  31. Jawn Cardeezie

    Jawn Cardeezie

    Month ago

    SIXERS IN 4 😤😤

  32. Marquavious Rhodes

    Marquavious Rhodes

    Month ago

    One of the top teams is going to have to acquire another superstar to beat the nets .. whether it’s the lakers or Clippers . You need 3 stars to have a shot at beating them guys

  33. Marquis Blakemore

    Marquis Blakemore

    Month ago

    Clippers suppose to win that game. & This year finals will be Nets vs Clippers

    • Marquis Blakemore

      Marquis Blakemore

      Month ago

      @Marquavious Rhodes with it being the finals on how must players don’t do what they normally do in the regular season. So it will go to a game 7 and anything can happen in a game 7

    • Marquavious Rhodes

      Marquavious Rhodes

      Month ago

      My Clippers gotta go get a third star to really compete with them niggas

  34. Tarabusaw

    Tarabusaw

    Month ago

    Now i want to see Nets v Cavs again!!! Now that theyare blended well.

    • Javonte Clark

      Javonte Clark

      Month ago

      Right 😂😭

  35. Brande

    Brande

    Month ago

    Yeah it’s a wrap for AD plus they rushed him back once.

  36. Tao Motlogelwa

    Tao Motlogelwa

    Month ago

    No no no in case u aint heard its ISOOO GANG!!!!! Not lethal weapon 3!!!

  37. KEVIN ACEVEDO

    KEVIN ACEVEDO

    Month ago

    if the nets play in the playoffs how they do now... then their definitely winning,i honestly think harden choking in the playoffs is a little too overexegerated but kyrie still performs the same and kd seems like he does even better(except against gsw in 2016)

  38. Jesus Walks

    Jesus Walks

    Month ago

    Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name. Amen.

    • Zino Page

      Zino Page

      Month ago

      AMEN JESUS IS LORD IN HE IS COMING BACK SOON SO GET READY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU YALL

  39. antonio gunn

    antonio gunn

    Month ago

    If your friend is a Knicks fan, check on them 🥺

  40. Jesus Montemayor

    Jesus Montemayor

    Month ago

    We saw the cavs do it with 8 players couple weeks ago 😂😂😂

    • Jesus Montemayor

      Jesus Montemayor

      Month ago

      @Chris conel Theyre gonna play a team better than the cavs of course! And the cavs did it with 8! Sooooo I think if they end up against the Pacers or the Hornets in the first round.... then look out!

    • Chris conel

      Chris conel

      Month ago

      @Jesus Montemayor But heres the thing... Nets play up against good teams

    • Jesus Montemayor

      Jesus Montemayor

      Month ago

      @Chris conel they might not even make the playoffs which is my point exactly.

    • Chris conel

      Chris conel

      Month ago

      Cavs are not beating the Nets in a 7 game series bro

  41. Oscar M

    Oscar M

    Month ago

    first of all, teams like this actually usually implode, especially when you have Harden on the squad. No Harden super and balanced teams have won. Not with a prime Dwight, CP3 and Westbrook. When Harden was with OKC, those guys including KD and Westbrook flamed out. Lebron, Dwade and Bosh list to basically one guy in Dirk their first year. The Celtics big three of KG, Allen and Pierce only won that first year and never won again. What I am saying is that given Harden's poor playoff performances, Kyrie's poor defense and KDs potential health issues during the stretch, this team is 1000% beatable in a playoff series where the stakes are high. Joe Harris is still unproven under fire. You think teams will bow down? Kyrie has had a few injuries as well. Plus his weird attitude and shadow that he casts over his team's success gets in the way of success. We are giving these guys way to much credit than they deserve.

    • Oscar M

      Oscar M

      Month ago

      lost* not list

  42. Ric A

    Ric A

    Month ago

    NETS FOR THE CHAMP💪💪

  43. Marcus maddox

    Marcus maddox

    Month ago

    How is the Lakers the better has he seen them this year

  44. The Tesla Ty 500 Show

    The Tesla Ty 500 Show

    Month ago

    Nets in 4

  45. Dale Hall

    Dale Hall

    Month ago

    Max is wrong. Lakers got sightly worse losing 2 backup centers who were efficient and rim protectors for 2 that ain't that on D and other teams got better.. Last year they were cool when AD sat and was out, now they have to depend on him too much

  46. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams

    Month ago

    Max: Lakers offense is no where near the Nets offense..defensively they are way better than Nets, but even on their defense they not stopping Nets

    • Richard Williams

      Richard Williams

      Month ago

      @N S facts

    • N S

      N S

      Month ago

      Good OFFENCE beats good DEFENCE Alwayd

  47. NKruman Santos

    NKruman Santos

    Month ago

    The Lethal 3 “feat. Joe Harris the Three King”.

  48. Thass Tuff

    Thass Tuff

    Month ago

    Cavs did it twice didn’t they?? 🤣

    • lo mein

      lo mein

      Month ago

      And where are the cavs now ?🤣

  49. Say Less

    Say Less

    Month ago

    PG is the difference from allowing clippers and nets match up in the finals

  50. Grayson Hichkad

    Grayson Hichkad

    Month ago

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  51. Matt Mirza

    Matt Mirza

    Month ago

    This is all Pelinkas fault

  52. Plastic Life

    Plastic Life

    Month ago

    They're not better than the Sixers though. Simmons Embiid and Tobias is just as good or better.

  53. Nenad Milovanovic

    Nenad Milovanovic

    Month ago

    if Joker go to lakers nets are done but that is a dream

  54. massamba jean richard

    massamba jean richard

    Month ago

    No one can stop them now...!

  55. Saurav

    Saurav

    Month ago

    Do everyone forgot about cavs without Kevin love and still won both the games🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  56. JamRoc News and Culture

    JamRoc News and Culture

    Month ago

    Nets in 5 against anyone!!! Lol

  57. GOATER

    GOATER

    Month ago

    Lakers fans just got smacked in the face 😭😂

  58. Dj Jones

    Dj Jones

    Month ago

    Kyrie one shoulder injury away from all the hype going away

  59. Blair Blake

    Blair Blake

    Month ago

    They tripping the wizard and the caves beat the nets and they were all healthy

  60. Earnist Se

    Earnist Se

    Month ago

    this reminds me of the celtics big 4

  61. Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior Saved Sebastian

    Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior Saved Sebastian

    Month ago

    I still think 2015-2018 GSW offense is the best offense of all time

  62. Ilir United

    Ilir United

    Month ago

    no one team will beat nets

  63. Fakename70

    Fakename70

    Month ago

    Are these Nets nut riders forgetting that playing defense in the playoffs is going to be necessary to win an NBA championship?

  64. fishergaming34 2005

    fishergaming34 2005

    Month ago

    I know a team that can beat the nets THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS WE NEED BABY STEPHEN A SMITH BACK 😂🔥😂

  65. rogue one

    rogue one

    Month ago

    Blah Blah Blah. The Nets are not the best team in the east. I place them 3rd maybe 4th in the East.

  66. 718empire

    718empire

    Month ago

    The no defense team 😂😂😂😂😂 yea right

  67. Levi Backen

    Levi Backen

    Month ago

    Lakers are going to upgrade before the trade deadline

  68. James Wedlock

    James Wedlock

    Month ago

    clippers aren’t even close to the nets cmon now

  69. Jamoann Maulover

    Jamoann Maulover

    Month ago

    Can’t wait to hear what they’ll say when the NETS implode

  70. MMikeGC

    MMikeGC

    Month ago

    miami almost did it

  71. JP 003

    JP 003

    Month ago

    What??? MAX KD DIDNT EVEN PLAY..

  72. Can’t guard Him

    Can’t guard Him

    Month ago

    The sixers is the worst possible matchup for the nets. They got players like simmons, Danny, and thybull to guard kyrie, kd and harden while they got the most dominant big man in the league in embiid. It’ll get ugly real quick, the only that’ll make the sixers lose is if the nets are able to manipulate simmons lack of shooting against them in the half court set on offense.

  73. MONSTER HOUSE DIGITAL

    MONSTER HOUSE DIGITAL

    Month ago

    Don't sleep Brooklyn might not get past Philly the sixers are one more scorer away from being a championship type team. They have the defense to slow Brooklyn down

    • The Omen

      The Omen

      Month ago

      I have never seen a team as overrated as the sixers. Literally the 2020 bucks 2.0

  74. Matt Jones

    Matt Jones

    Month ago

    Cavs didn’t even have Keven Love and they swept them

    • mdt007

      mdt007

      Month ago

      Didn't the Cavs just lose like 9-10 straight games recently? Nets going up, Cavs going down. The way it should be

    • shahrukh877

      shahrukh877

      Month ago

      old news bud, things have changed

  75. La'Teddie

    La'Teddie

    Month ago

    UTAH JAZZ is the best team in the league 2DAY

  76. Manuel Diaz Moreta

    Manuel Diaz Moreta

    Month ago

    Espn is so lazy. Literally playing the same highlights over and over again like if the nets haven’t played any other team

  77. Kobey Billie

    Kobey Billie

    Month ago

    Watch them fold in the playoffs

  78. poolpepsi

    poolpepsi

    Month ago

    Jesus people it’s easy. Just score more points than the other team and you wins. It’s 50/50, coin toss, mano e mano, either you win or you loose

  79. Matt Sipes

    Matt Sipes

    Month ago

    So is no one going to talk about the fact that the Clippers should’ve won the match up without Paul George on the floor in the fourth quarter? Leonard got fouled and should have had AND 1.

  80. Cameron Stacy

    Cameron Stacy

    Month ago

    first take has completely lost its touch

  81. raymond munoz

    raymond munoz

    Month ago

    The only reason the role players are playing good because KD isn’t playing taking their shots away

  82. Ankit Pasricha

    Ankit Pasricha

    Month ago

    The sad thing is New York won’t celebrate with them. Shows you how selfish nba players are. From top to bottom

  83. Matt Von Music

    Matt Von Music

    Month ago

    Listen, I love this show "First Take" and agree with most things you guys say! But I gotta say, you never speak of the Toronto Raptors. I'm from Toronto and I'm a big fan. I have seen a big leap in improvement from the Raps since the start of the season. Start speaking more about us man! We just beat Giannis and The Bucks 2 games in a row, and beat the 76ers a couple of nights ago! AND NOT TO MENTION STEPHEN A, We beat the Brooklyn Nets this year in our only meeting with them. So just show us some love and discuss how the Raptors are a threat to any team in the league. AND, that is also without our star guard Kyle Lowry.

  84. Chris Mitchell

    Chris Mitchell

    Month ago

    Harden and Kyrie are creating for others so elite. Durant eFG% is enormous because they are his teammates and they are creating lots for everyone. Lakers are the Leagues best Defence and Utah is playing great and Clippers have a shot. Only think Philly will compete with Brooklyn in the East. Lakers have the best Defense and LEBRON will be at his top Usage rate in the Finals tho so that will be awesome too watch

    • Chris Mitchell

      Chris Mitchell

      Month ago

      I hope in the playoffs Harden gets recognised if they win, or Kyrie. Steph Curry got robbed of playoffs MVP by Durant who got boosted heaps by having his teammates take pressure and create for him and maybe Harden is the best Creator in the League and Kyrie is creating better than ever so if Durant gets 15 open shots per game and wins playoffs MVP I’ll be really annoyed watching how Harden and Kyrie are creating for him and Hardens top Defence. Harden for Defensive first team this year?

    • Chris Mitchell

      Chris Mitchell

      Month ago

      LEBRON has never had a Defence behind him before like he does this year but on Offence who is the Lakers 2nd creator

  85. Fishman J.

    Fishman J.

    Month ago

    We not gonna talk about the flop?

  86. Hfsutsu5s Ggd75e

    Hfsutsu5s Ggd75e

    Month ago

    The nets also has to be 100%

  87. Kai Condill

    Kai Condill

    Month ago

    Except the cavs though

  88. Dxddy Javiion

    Dxddy Javiion

    Month ago

    "The Lethal weapon 3" got to love the media Guy for that one

  89. Pablo Eskobar

    Pablo Eskobar

    Month ago

    Don't let the Heat get in the playoffs now 😤

  90. Richard .J.

    Richard .J.

    Month ago

    Kyrie, KD, and Harden!! Will lift the Championship Trophy! Mark My Words!!!!

  91. Bayani Sale

    Bayani Sale

    Month ago

    Clippers 2.0 Unbeatable team this season Questionable come playoff time

  92. PGKING911

    PGKING911

    Month ago

    the Wizards have already beat them twice 😂😂😂

    • James Harden

      James Harden

      Month ago

      We have improved a lot in chemistry since then

    • mdt007

      mdt007

      Month ago

      Where are the Cavs and Wiz right now? Yep, OUT of the playoff picture. Nets have bigger fish to fry

    • Ryan Bahnsen

      Ryan Bahnsen

      Month ago

      And the Cavs 😆 twice in 3 days btw But they've gotten better

  93. Omni Carter

    Omni Carter

    Month ago

    Did we not see sexton light them up teams just have to be on point that's all

  94. Zi Solo

    Zi Solo

    Month ago

    The typical overreaction

  95. Richiefresh

    Richiefresh

    Month ago

    I cant wait until AD gets back and him n bron get to destroying everybody again. Stop acting like you forgot

    • Richiefresh

      Richiefresh

      Month ago

      @Sarah Smith You're just a KD nut rider. A guy who lost his rookie years on a stacked team w/ Russ, harden, ibaka etc., and then needed to jump to multiple stacked organizations to win his rings? The lakers WON the ring, because of AD. Like I said, you're a casual.

    • Sarah Smith

      Sarah Smith

      Month ago

      @Richiefresh Yeah,that's why AD won and MVP😂. Only a bronsexual and crazy Lakers fan would argue that AD is better than Kevin Durant

    • Richiefresh

      Richiefresh

      Month ago

      @Sarah Smith Lmao youre a casual. KD has midrange, AD is a 2 way player. Youre a troll who just dont know about the game 😂

    • Sarah Smith

      Sarah Smith

      Month ago

      @Richiefresh KD is a much better player than AD and it's not even close. AD was playing like trash before the injury anyways

    • Richiefresh

      Richiefresh

      Month ago

      @Sarah Smith Lol you must be a casual. Lakers are defending champs kiddo. And sorry to break it to you. Anthony Davis is one of the best 2 way players there have ever been. "Much better than AD"... You make me Lol 😂😂

  96. KING SCOUTT-LETT BUNK!!!

    KING SCOUTT-LETT BUNK!!!

    Month ago

    Its already happen

  97. Beelze _sama

    Beelze _sama

    Month ago

    I don't know why you people forget about joel embiid and the 76ers I clearly see an nba final Los angeles lakers vs philadelphia 76ers

  98. Michelle Tusek

    Michelle Tusek

    Month ago

    False, Stephen your a total idiot. You need to retire. Your analysis is always wrong.

  99. Bob Hu

    Bob Hu

    Month ago

    BS

  100. #1P4P_Akq B

    #1P4P_Akq B

    Month ago

    Stephen A is so thirsty for KD it’s embarrassing

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