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Stephen A. breaks down how LeBron should adjust without Anthony Davis | First Take

Stephen A. Smith details whether or not LeBron James should be doing more with Anthony Davis out of the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup.
0:00 LeBron on the Lakers missing Anthony Davis.
0:56 Stephen A. doesn't think it is unfair to ask LeBron to do more for the Lakers.
2:27 Max Kellerman doesn't think LeBron should have to do any more for the Lakers at his age.
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  1. Latchman Mangra

    Latchman Mangra

    Month ago

    The whole river disconcertingly frame because dahlia surprisingly fasten up a deserted denim. necessary, bumpy grandfather

  2. PhenomThe1st

    PhenomThe1st

    Month ago

    Ok don’t ask him to do more then, just lose smh 🤦🏽‍♂️

  3. sshaxy

    sshaxy

    Month ago

    Remember how crazy Kobe was when he had to “adjust” when Shaq was out??? That guy was so fire 🔥 and willed his team to many crazy wins

  4. Sax Fiff

    Sax Fiff

    Month ago

    Lebron doesn’t know how to adjust in the way that he needs to, it’s not in his game. He’s not a great one one one player, nor is he a great shooter or ball handler, he’s not clutch and doesn’t don’t know when to activate attack mode. He’s made it this far off his athleticism, but he needs to be able to score 40 and 50,

  5. odinga77

    odinga77

    Month ago

    Jordan in Washington.

  6. odinga77

    odinga77

    Month ago

    Did anyone demand this of jordan in Washington.

  7. Jose Hernandez

    Jose Hernandez

    Month ago

    I agree with Max

  8. Brian Pilimai

    Brian Pilimai

    Month ago

    How bout making the game winning shot? That’s it. Lejames says he’s the goat?

  9. Eugene Mangune

    Eugene Mangune

    Month ago

    give him a few more games and he'll figure this out. one thing i learned from watching lebron is he always figure things out...

  10. Flight Ramirez

    Flight Ramirez

    Month ago

    Molly looked beautiful in yesterday's show omg

  11. Rebel86 Rebel86

    Rebel86 Rebel86

    Month ago

    Dis convo wouldve neva had to be had about Jordan...

    • Rebel86 Rebel86

      Rebel86 Rebel86

      Month ago

      @Gregory Hayes jordan retired twice won more finals a betta defensive player a betta clutch player betta free throw shooter a betta all around player...lol u really bringin up da wizards wea jordan still was da teams best player scorer defender n rebounder at 39 n 40 n didnt lebron jus miss da playoffs 2 years ago dead n his prime🤔🤔🤔....i see da truth hurts🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Gregory Hayes

      Gregory Hayes

      Month ago

      Jordan didn't play in 18 season. When jordan came back to the wizards he missed the playoff both years.

  12. Kung Fu Kenny

    Kung Fu Kenny

    Month ago

    ESPN: LEBRON is MVP REALITY: WIZARDS >>> LAKERS WITHOUT AD 😆🤦‍♂️😆

  13. Frank Edwards

    Frank Edwards

    Month ago

    Lebron Ears icy

  14. Real Conspiracy Wow!

    Real Conspiracy Wow!

    Month ago

    Stephen A is right look at all those broken parts on LA then you get rid of Rando who ever owns that team don't know what there doing.

  15. wanto tre

    wanto tre

    Month ago

    You know what he should do? practicing free throws

  16. Marko Morales

    Marko Morales

    Month ago

    Max has better advice than Stephen a smith !!!! Max is the truth always ... reason they have to always bring in Bucket of chicken Perk to agree with him so they can disagree with Max 😂

  17. A Jamal

    A Jamal

    Month ago

    did u see when Mark Cuban came in there and skip and Stephen A didnt know when to utilize the zone vs conevntional man 2 man 😂😂😂

  18. MC

    MC

    Month ago

    AD should be traded. Lol. That is wasted time and money tbh. Time waste. for Lebron bc father time is catching up and money lost for Lakers org

  19. Techneeque South Africa

    Techneeque South Africa

    Month ago

    If Lebron doesn't average 30 points per game, the Lakers just might watch the NBA Finals from the couch.

  20. ZodusX3

    ZodusX3

    Month ago

    Like lebron the only player in the league trying to backpack a team...cough cough Dame, kd when Kyrie was out, Bradley Beal when the whole team was out, luka. But we’re gonna make a big sob story about lebron being asked to do too much

  21. Leovic Rosal

    Leovic Rosal

    Month ago

    Jimmy outhustled Lebrn, simple as that, he shyed away and gave the shots to his teammates so he won't get blame, very same look during the finals against Dallas, looking for someone else to takeover on clutch moments. Lakers were lucky Dragic and Bam wasn't well last year's finals.

  22. Jhon Snow

    Jhon Snow

    Month ago

    No Ring without AD. mark my word

    • Kay Sheye

      Kay Sheye

      Month ago

      good thing he'll be back by April then :)

  23. Terrell Evans

    Terrell Evans

    Month ago

    Kd is the best player in the world. The true best player player of this era. They have so many excuses for his failures its unbelievable. He is not clutch and has no killer instinct. Always passin when he should be taking the last shot. Been like this his entire career. Even james harden is better than Lebron.

    • Terrell Evans

      Terrell Evans

      Month ago

      @hz01 im talkin about lebron is not clutch

    • hz01

      hz01

      Month ago

      LOL no one ever said that KD is not clutch. He's just beta asf like you who couldn't tell. He has talent but wasted.

  24. Erick Santos

    Erick Santos

    Month ago

    I think LeBron should do enough to get them to the playoffs, and the work out whatever problems the team may have, the players may have, before the time comes. He shouldn't turn it up and just be playoff LeBron just because he's LeBron. If he is injured, the Lakers are going out the first round if they even make it to the playoffs, even if AD comes back 100%.

  25. Raymond Rivera

    Raymond Rivera

    Month ago

    Lebron,Davis,griffin,and 🌹to Chicago by 2022 .....3peat ☝

  26. Selfish Stockton

    Selfish Stockton

    Month ago

    When Lebron first teamed up with AD he should have known he was more fragile than a wet paper bag

  27. NerdNel

    NerdNel

    Month ago

    It is fair to ask Lebron for more. The way he hogs all accolades on any Lakers W. Also he is a self-proclaimed GOAT

  28. Sauce Cards

    Sauce Cards

    Month ago

    Trade for Wendell Carter Jr. Let them know.

  29. Trevor Rogers

    Trevor Rogers

    Month ago

    man is 36 and needs to do more lol . I get he is suppose to be the best player in the world but come on he needs more help from the other players rather than that

  30. Mark anthony Mundo

    Mark anthony Mundo

    Month ago

    lebron wasnt talking about himself to adjust,its about his teammates,they need to stepped up,

  31. Tyler Kom

    Tyler Kom

    Month ago

    SAS the type to say lebron "didn't want it enough"

  32. Albert Morales

    Albert Morales

    Month ago

    I wouldn't say that Lebron should be doing more but rather the supporting cast needs to find a way to contribute more than they have been, that's what should be addressed. Lebron may be shooting 36% from 3-point range as of now, but he's 9-46 from the perimeter in the last 7 games... he needs to get his shot going.

  33. jjmcwill

    jjmcwill

    Month ago

    Basically Stephen A is saying they need to play Bronball.

  34. dvon1097

    dvon1097

    Month ago

    People forget schroder has missed a few games recently too

  35. Vivek Shenoy

    Vivek Shenoy

    Month ago

    Is it fair to ask LeBron to carry them? I don't know and it doesn't matter because if he doesn't become a superhuman until AD comes back Lakers aren't gonna do much. All we can do is pray AD comes back 100%. 🙏

  36. Clement Decker

    Clement Decker

    Month ago

    LeBron's role players have ALWAYS underperformed and I am starting to wonder if he might be at least partially responsible...

  37. Robert hall

    Robert hall

    Month ago

    When i was watching heat vs the lakers he saged off on the offenseive end when he passed the ball Bron needs 2 be more.active i know hes 36 Yes he still looks good at his age

  38. Lazuardi Firdaus

    Lazuardi Firdaus

    Month ago

    Max has some good takes after giving up 'The Cliff'. This is one of his better take

  39. Zico Money

    Zico Money

    Month ago

    Always been a winner? Dude is 4-6 barely

  40. Israel Fresse

    Israel Fresse

    Month ago

    Bruh Stephen A is really a clown

  41. Ran Cheng

    Ran Cheng

    Month ago

    Lebum

  42. Swift Breezy

    Swift Breezy

    Month ago

    Cant spell adjust w out AD lol

  43. Cosmic King

    Cosmic King

    Month ago

    "Stephen A Smith how can Lebron improve the lakers performance with AD out?" Stephen A Smith: Do more...

  44. Rondoe Johnson

    Rondoe Johnson

    Month ago

    I feel bad for bron the whole eneternet bugging him bout can't win without AD that's tuff

  45. Sounza

    Sounza

    Month ago

    Max is right tbh, nothing more Lebron can do

  46. BijinXOXO

    BijinXOXO

    Month ago

    Absolutely no credit being given to the Heat for their win lol

  47. Jared Thomas

    Jared Thomas

    Month ago

    lebron needs to average 40ppg, mj would have

  48. Wraith Ghost

    Wraith Ghost

    Month ago

    It's time for LeBron to play PF

  49. User 1

    User 1

    Month ago

    us

  50. Andres Quiroz

    Andres Quiroz

    Month ago

    you are down bad if you are taking advice from stephen a smith and his green hair

  51. Renz Dela Cruz

    Renz Dela Cruz

    Month ago

    Imagine a new comer on the team asking the GOAT to play defense? Doesn't sound so GOAT-Y to me :D

  52. Bryan Chapman

    Bryan Chapman

    Month ago

    it's simple. He needs to become cleveland lebron. Score 40 a game because nobody else can score at all. Forget assists.

  53. Mark Smith

    Mark Smith

    Month ago

    "I'M 36!!!! I'm not THANOS!!!"😂

  54. SHAKE WEIGHT

    SHAKE WEIGHT

    Month ago

    "It's not enuff" - Shaq voice

  55. gamer 101

    gamer 101

    Month ago

    Lebron needs to start averaging atleast 30 9 9 for the lakers to be able to compete with the nets

  56. THIS IS CHICAGO

    THIS IS CHICAGO

    Month ago

    We In The Winning Business and I’ve Always Been A Winner 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  57. J Black

    J Black

    Month ago

    Lebron couldn’t even make the playoffs without ad. Mj>Kobe>lecramp

    • Ben Omerovic

      Ben Omerovic

      Month ago

      Made 9 straight finals without ad Kobe needed Shaq

  58. Adonis Keef

    Adonis Keef

    Month ago

    In 2018 he faked an injury Bc he knew he had no chance to make the finals on his own. If you see lebron “injured” this year it means AD is probably out for a LONG time. Run bron run. He bout to join the 76ers next season 😂

  59. Benjamin From The Tribe of Judah

    Benjamin From The Tribe of Judah

    Month ago

    AD been accident prone

  60. Joe Palmer

    Joe Palmer

    Month ago

    There's not much else he can do at his age... even when he was younger, you can't expect much more from anybody performing like he is

    • fireFist ace

      fireFist ace

      Month ago

      I think this a good time for the lakers players to learn and get better from AD offense

  61. Boogie Gooba

    Boogie Gooba

    Month ago

    Just go back to 2018 Lebron

  62. Accolade HQ

    Accolade HQ

    Month ago

    The title is freakin HILARIOUS

  63. jonathan velasquez

    jonathan velasquez

    Month ago

    He needs to learn how to close games. He's not being blown out in these games he just doesn't take over at the right times.

  64. Hova 1987

    Hova 1987

    Month ago

    Man Bron need to maintain his pace until they get to the playoffs...man 36yrs old and folks expecting a Prime pace from him.. role players need to make their shots. KCP been struggling heavily.

  65. Dexter Li

    Dexter Li

    Month ago

    Bron need to do what Bron has always do to win...trade guys to get better guys!

  66. Nupe 1911

    Nupe 1911

    Month ago

    Bron needs to score period... he needs to score and have a killer mentality with AD out

  67. Ricardo Rmz

    Ricardo Rmz

    Month ago

    Funny how in the beginning of the season they said it was a secure championship because of the off season moves and now that AD is out and have lost 3 of 4, now Lebron has no help, I hate this narrative , he can play better he’s shooting horrible this past 2 games, he just gets the narrative that fitt him every time.

  68. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas

    Month ago

    Tip for ROLE PLAYERS: YOUR A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER, MAKE WIDE OPEN SHOTS LIKE PAXSON AND KERR DID.

  69. CruztyCrabs

    CruztyCrabs

    Month ago

    Them new PEDs just landed for Bron lmaooo

  70. boland850

    boland850

    Month ago

    Molly looking so good I don't care who don't like her

    • boland850

      boland850

      Month ago

      @Gregory Hayes🌈

    • Gregory Hayes

      Gregory Hayes

      Month ago

      simp

  71. Dom Killuminati

    Dom Killuminati

    Month ago

    So let me get this straight, Kobe was trying to do a lot and got criticized for it around 13' thru '16 but y'all asking if LBJ needs to do more because Max thinks he doesn't need to do more

    • Leland Joseph

      Leland Joseph

      Month ago

      Kobe was having negative value at that time. He wasn't doing more, he was shooting more and that shot selection became even more cringing.

  72. B C

    B C

    Month ago

    LMAO its goin to be a 2018-2019 LAKERS all over again.......boooo hooooooo i thought homie was the goat?

    • MarkiBash

      MarkiBash

      Month ago

      @B C that’s y, I hold him partially accountable for that pathetic run but still, u can’t ignore the fact that they were like a 4th seed 30ish games in I believe?

    • B C

      B C

      Month ago

      @MarkiBash he came back in January that season

    • MarkiBash

      MarkiBash

      Month ago

      Wasn’t Lebron injured at the worst time that season when the lakers were like the 4th seed, though I will hold him partially accountable for the “playoff run” when he returned.

  73. Eric Valenzuela

    Eric Valenzuela

    Month ago

    Nothing he can do. According to the experts Brooklyn has it all wrapped up anyway. Today at least

    • DJaySplitSecond

      DJaySplitSecond

      Month ago

      If the big three avoids injuries, they winning the chip this year!

    • Jonathan Blanton

      Jonathan Blanton

      Month ago

      What experts are saying it's a wrap for Brooklyn, or that they're even anything more than slight favorites? In fact most experts still have the Lakers winning the championship, and the Lakers are still the Vegas favorites to win it all.

    • Chri Jame!

      Chri Jame!

      Month ago

      Me 4 of my boys can drop 100 on the nets

    • DC_Galaxy

      DC_Galaxy

      Month ago

      @Chay Tiano lol he has a point. About 2 weeks ago. They just said they were worried about the nets. Lakers lose 2 starters and of course they worried about them. Any top teams that lose 2 starters. Especially if they are the 2nd and 3rd best player then yeah it's gonna be rough.

    • Chay Tiano

      Chay Tiano

      Month ago

      Stop crying.

  74. Phill Moe

    Phill Moe

    Month ago

    Not missing games? Pretty sure LeBron only played 1 full season in his career. Max took a pay off

  75. Aaron Ward

    Aaron Ward

    Month ago

    Always been a winner? What’s your record in finals buddy?

  76. Gabriel Dorta Hernández

    Gabriel Dorta Hernández

    Month ago

    Maybe if Schröder was available Stephen A would have a point, they are lacking 2 of their best 3 players...

    • J3rryTh!rd J0n3sF0urth

      J3rryTh!rd J0n3sF0urth

      Month ago

      AND PEOPLE KEEP AVOIDING THAT SMH

  77. Omar W

    Omar W

    Month ago

    People listen to stephen A when he said the nets wont work but know since he talkn about lebron dont believe what stephen A says

  78. Shaz Khan

    Shaz Khan

    Month ago

    Should have kept rondo, he was a leader with a high IQ

    • Lakers In 5

      Lakers In 5

      Month ago

      Rondo left on his own, know what you're talking about before you talk.

  79. Nemsz

    Nemsz

    Month ago

    Lebron need to learn it’s not about him it’s about the team that’s why the nets gonna take this chip

  80. FlameBullet 21

    FlameBullet 21

    Month ago

    I hate how lakers Lebron plays he is too passive. I miss cleaveland Bron where he would always attack and score

  81. Karnige

    Karnige

    Month ago

    shows how overrated lebron is. can only win with other superstars...................

    • JP H

      JP H

      Month ago

      Wow you really that dumb

  82. Kalvin Verner

    Kalvin Verner

    Month ago

    I 100% agree with Max!

  83. Drum Beater 72

    Drum Beater 72

    Month ago

    He's gotta spend some time practicing them free throws.

    • GildedWarrior331

      GildedWarrior331

      Month ago

      Noooooo CAPPPPPPP bron be killing me. Lol

  84. Urbain Delva

    Urbain Delva

    Month ago

    I've said this many times. LeBron needs to modify his game so that when he's off the floor, his teammates can sustain without him. That's the best way the Lakers are gonna turn things around. Outside of that, there's not much else he can do

    • Rossjyn Fallorina

      Rossjyn Fallorina

      Month ago

      @Lakers In 5 maybe make his on-the-floor game less reliant on him running the offense? Most of the time it’s him facilitating (when he’s not scoring) - when he’s off the court the team just looks lost since no one runs the show as much as Lebron. They don’t get enough minutes to do that. Rondo worked since he has the IQ and experience.

    • Anthony Harris

      Anthony Harris

      Month ago

      @Lakers In 5 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Lakers In 5

      Lakers In 5

      Month ago

      Modify his game? If he's off the floor how can he control what happens on the court? Make it make sense.

  85. rick santana

    rick santana

    Month ago

    SAS sound silly. LeBron is 37 years of age and 18 years deep in the NBA. No way he should “do more.” Ask his teammates to do more. See...here’s what SAS loves to do, he’ll setup a narrative that he can later tear down. In this case it’s LeBron doing more. Now, if LeBron does not perform at SAS’s level, he’ll circle back around and use it as a way to offer harsh critique of LeBron.

  86. Martin Brankov

    Martin Brankov

    Month ago

    Lakers are in trouble I’m worried!

    • Lakers In 5

      Lakers In 5

      Month ago

      You're not a fan

  87. MarvelAgeofComics

    MarvelAgeofComics

    Month ago

    Lebron: I've always been a winner. Everyone: Except for 6 years in the finals.

    • Lakers In 5

      Lakers In 5

      Month ago

      Your comment shows how ignorant you are.

    • MarvelAgeofComics

      MarvelAgeofComics

      Month ago

      @Desmond Hackney Jr Change an N to an E and you are exactly right. Work on that spelling.

    • Desmond Hackney Jr

      Desmond Hackney Jr

      Month ago

      @MarvelAgeofComics has one of the highest win% in NBA history top 10 I’d say he’s a winner 😉🤡

    • MarvelAgeofComics

      MarvelAgeofComics

      Month ago

      @Urbain Delva Even one makes ALWAYS incorrect. Funny how when he wins, it is because of him, and when he loses, it is someone else's fault.

    • MarvelAgeofComics

      MarvelAgeofComics

      Month ago

      @Desmond Hackney Jr So if a football team wins 4 out of 10 games, did they have a winning season or a losing season? When you lose more than you win, you certainly can't say I've A:WAYS been a winner. He has SOMETIMES been a winner.

  88. Mo Murder

    Mo Murder

    Month ago

    I don't have to read the comments and I bet its lebron James hate 🤷🏾‍♂️💯 🏆🏆🏆🏆

    • Real Conspiracy Wow!

      Real Conspiracy Wow!

      Month ago

      It's just to many LebronSexuals out there like you@ sports Nation 😭

  89. Francis Santos

    Francis Santos

    Month ago

    Without AD lakers is not going anywhere simple is that.

    • Desmond Hackney Jr

      Desmond Hackney Jr

      Month ago

      nah they still a threat

  90. Mesrop Mkhitaryan

    Mesrop Mkhitaryan

    Month ago

    50 years later on espn 'what Lebron should adjust in abscence of "star" robot to win his 20 th chip? Oh and who is the 🐐 Lebron or MJ

  91. REALTALK NOCAP

    REALTALK NOCAP

    Month ago

    KEEP THAT SAME ENEGRY WHEN WE WILL WIN IT ALL

    • Manhua City

      Manhua City

      Month ago

      Ok?

  92. NSA

    NSA

    Month ago

    I'm loving the Way Kuz has been playing but these other guys have to step up

  93. bollocksnlilies

    bollocksnlilies

    Month ago

    lmao did I just read this title. Oh also foh Max with the scary thing about PER.

  94. AbsentRegard24

    AbsentRegard24

    Month ago

    Lebron Fans in January: We ain’t worried about the Nets Big 3. Harden is a choker and Kyrie is a head case. Lebron Fans in February: It’s unfair that Lebron has to go against the Nets superteam. The league shouldn’t have allowed this superteam to form.

    • dude

      dude

      Month ago

      nobody says that

  95. Tiger Hoods

    Tiger Hoods

    Month ago

    Imagine a professional athlete taking advice from an analyst who never played professionally 😂😂

    • MarkiBash

      MarkiBash

      Month ago

      @Thinh Pham swear people assume they hating and not giving constructive criticism. Difference? They want to genuinely help him out based on what they’ve experienced.

    • Thinh Pham

      Thinh Pham

      Month ago

      Not everyone that had knowledge about the game of happened had to game played the game. Coaches, GMs, and many NBA analysts who game had no professional basketball experiences all have an amazing understanding of the game. Stop being ignorant

  96. Slikk Nikka

    Slikk Nikka

    Month ago

    Most of these problems would have never happened if they had a longer postseason..

  97. Hudson Valdivia

    Hudson Valdivia

    Month ago

    Lebron doesn’t need to do anything more. Everyone else just has to step up

    • King Alpha

      King Alpha

      Month ago

      They can’t hit a shot to save their lives 💀

  98. Bliss, a sensitive man

    Bliss, a sensitive man

    Month ago

    He should adjust by retiring before he starts to look really really pathetic

    • Desmond Hackney Jr

      Desmond Hackney Jr

      Month ago

      @Bliss, a sensitive man he had 31-9-13🤡

    • Bliss, a sensitive man

      Bliss, a sensitive man

      Month ago

      @Desmond Hackney Jr 🤡

    • Bliss, a sensitive man

      Bliss, a sensitive man

      Month ago

      @Desmond Hackney Jr Really really pathetic, I tried to tell y’all man lol

    • Desmond Hackney Jr

      Desmond Hackney Jr

      Month ago

      26-8-8 50% shooting 37% from 3 retire ?? 🤡

  99. Disgruntled Klutch

    Disgruntled Klutch

    Month ago

    how can this man lost to JJ barea

  100. Andre Quinata

    Andre Quinata

    Month ago

    bron can do it if anybody

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