LeBron takes 'the keys to the throne' away from NBA general managers - Stephen A. | First Take

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    Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain analyze the dynamic between LeBron James and the general managers that he plays for, saying that most general managers have to relinquish control to LeBron when he comes to their franchises.
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Basque FM
Basque FM

So much hate on LeBron. Where were the Lakers last season without Bron?

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Rossy's
Rossy's

lease sub me

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Shaugn B.
Shaugn B.

They are explaining the exact reason why the Lakers should get Phil Jackson to be Luke Walton's Tex Winter.

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Paul Mutuku
Paul Mutuku

This is just Pure hate for Lebron!!!

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Erik Landers
Erik Landers

Dont hate the nigga.He just a big old cry baby with a bad hairline.He thinks he owns the NBA.But in reality hes fucking himself. Michael Jordan never act like this.Neither KOBE.

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Schmerz Meister
Schmerz Meister

Oh Max, shut up!

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Marco Brito
Marco Brito

SAS hair line is the 🐐😂

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88smjls
88smjls

For all the power LeBron accumulated he built a 3-6 finals record with all that power and influence. He is a few miracles away from 1-8.

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Nanoblu Lovaolution
Nanoblu Lovaolution

No matter how respected you are as a GM, Lebron needs to respect decisions made by them. Lebron won't do that making him TOXIC.

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SharinganSakura
SharinganSakura

Will Cain only seems to come around when it's "shit on LeBron" time. Has he ever said anything positive? He has become the ultimate contrarian KD shill. He is following in the bayless school of getting paid.

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High Ranking
High Ranking

This is an issue because AD is under contract.

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Andradé
Andradé

David Falk: underrated legend

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Joshua Guest
Joshua Guest

I’m sure Lebron has a No-trade clause in his contract.

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Sneed Mobile Tech
Sneed Mobile Tech

Rich Paul ain't shit

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Adam Christie
Adam Christie

Always great when Molly is gone.

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Morgan Bishop
Morgan Bishop

its always cute watching max trying to be aggro

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Randal Richardson
Randal Richardson

LeBron is a spoiled crybaby he thinks he's above the refs and the league

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Randal Richardson
Randal Richardson

LeBron is toxic and he's lucky the NBA fixed league handed him a championship. In Cleveland we all know it was fixed and the warriors were the better team

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Hingle McCringleberry
Hingle McCringleberry

I wish she would trade L3-6ron. Get a real winner. Not an overhyped bum that needs another man to do all the work. KYRIE. D. WADE. RAY ALLEN. Why do u think he left Cleveland the first time?? It was all on him. No other man to have save his hoe ass. L3-6ron soft as Charmin and all he cares about is Stat padding and feeding his ego with all the lies he tells himself. Go get blocked by a knick player on a potential game winner sucka. Oh wait u just did😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. L3-6ron plz go away. You're trash and cancer of the league. Too many other players in the league are way better and deserve to be talked about for things done on and off the court. #BigFacts

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kyha states
kyha states

Lebron doesn't respect authority because he was never disciplined to do so! He is an ingrate and as far as I'm concerned equivalent to Trump! #theblacktrump

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Diamond Dave
Diamond Dave

Let me get this right... ummm he has the keys to the toilet?

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Cy The Grate
Cy The Grate

S/o to Pat Riley... the only mf to tell lebron to shove his demand list between his ass cheeks lol smh

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Almighty Syte
Almighty Syte

How fast y'all forget that this team was in position to be top 3 in the west and blew out the warriors before injuries and young players being pussies over a trade

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Curtis Hoffman
Curtis Hoffman

Stephen "A Racist" Smith.. a legend in his own mind..

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djrho1
djrho1

Lakers out of the playoffs and they still find a way to talk about them. Wow!

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Kolby Atkins
Kolby Atkins

lakers are tanking for zion

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wayne asher
wayne asher

trade that POS james or fire magic. hire jerry west like you were going too do before magic hoo dooed you into thinking lebum could bring a ring to LA....massive FAIL>

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wayne asher
wayne asher

How about you bronsexuals talk about teams that are winning and are going to the playoffs . get off leblames nuts and move on, leblame is done!!!!

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Haweya Abdullahi Adan
Haweya Abdullahi Adan

These are paid to defend lebron they are never objective i pity their professionalism then again i remembered they are Amercans they will never get a job in European media

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butt man
butt man

No one wants him anymore

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Jack D
Jack D

A Smith is so racist. Everything it is about black or white. SMH

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ckneasel
ckneasel

What exactly has Lebron brought to the Lakers...? 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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Blue Sky
Blue Sky

Bron has only two years left to win another ring or it probably won't happen. You can see how Bron is starting to break down. He gets tired more often now and is starting to get injured. This is normal for a player soon to reach 35 years old. He had better hope to get AD or Kawai.

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br 1251
br 1251

"DA LAKAS STANK!!!"

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Warren Raglin
Warren Raglin

LA disrespecting Shaq always on Kobe Having Shaq is all the motivation Kobe needed Jordan needed Pippen stop disrespecting LeBron

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PUGGER
PUGGER

Lakers turned Lebron into a loser. Going to finals and losing is winning. A loser = not making playoffs and then badly not making the playoffs.

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David
David

Lebron and all the blacks should take the keys away from the NBA and all leagues they dominate. They should form another league. BlackNBA wouldn't make nearly as much money but at least the true fans would stay and they would empower themselves much more. Sports leagues need to be redistributed to better represent the communities the Rich claim to love.

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PINASI, ANSU ÑJUKA ÑINGÉ
PINASI, ANSU ÑJUKA ÑINGÉ

Genie Buss is just like her sorry ass brother the father Jim Buss was way better and both of his children have destroyed the Legacy of tge Los Angeles Lakers.

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JP The Clasher
JP The Clasher

LeBron=bitch it's mathematic

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Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent

Ain't nobody into that black and white stuff in the NBA mr. Stephen A Smith. Now that LeBron James is getting older he's starting to suck up more oxygen from everybody else. That's why nobody really wants to play with him.

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MMM Certified
MMM Certified

ESPN literally be telling us the things we already know 😂

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Vinsanity
Vinsanity

The PROBLEM is when teams give LeBron the KEYS!! Miami didn't give him the KEYS and thats why he left but without the KEYS he learned to be a player, focus on team building, leadership, practice, relationships, and focus on taking care of his body. Not about who's your coach or who he wants to play with. LA is failing to realize that they can't let Lebron RUN the organization. They need to put their foot down

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Prezident Jeff
Prezident Jeff

Think they're about to get Molly out of here

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Samir Fountain
Samir Fountain

He’s my favorite player in the NBA But OMG CAN WE STOP TALKING ABOUT LEBRON ALREADY SHEESH. 💯

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Erik Landers
Erik Landers

Good for you Sammi.boy go chew on Lebrons nutsack

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Alex Hern
Alex Hern

GET RID OF LEBRON!!!!!

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Young Do It
Young Do It

Max be out doing Stephen A.

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br 1251
br 1251

Max, you really think that LeBron would be able to handle playing for Popovich in San Antonio with his (LeBron's) ego? Imagine how bad Popovich would rip LeBron with the defense he played this season.

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Erik Landers
Erik Landers

Hell yes Gregg would make gorilla cookies out of Lebron.Poppovich wouldnt stand for all his bull shit.Throwing his teamates under the bus.Lebron is a menace to himself.

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EthanCento
EthanCento

He is playing defense as he is because they are tanking for zion

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Paul Bouchard
Paul Bouchard

Hmm Many years a Lakers fan, walked away after the tape without prosecution Kobe deserved jailtime. Gotta say lebron is a jackass thug, but one hell of a scrapper That's the American spirit, finding q new respect

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bee boo
bee boo

All the Gaybron Lame fans should start a GoFundMe for Gaybron. Why ? Seems like 5 maxi pads aren't enough. Maybe 1000 maxi pads should help her highness.

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Super K
Super K

LeBron is a clowm

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jasyn zangari
jasyn zangari

And this is y Lebron went to LA...non stop media coverage even on a losing team

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Garrett Vinson
Garrett Vinson

Rich Paul is a bitch that is all

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Riss McIntosh
Riss McIntosh

I'm a Lakers fan and I understand we haven't won in years but LeBron is there for business. He's out there in the studio with 2chainz like man come on get the fuck out of here. He should have stayed in Cleveland!

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Travis Schmidt
Travis Schmidt

Fuck it go to new york with kd and irving and jordan if they wanna hate. Golden taints the new California team anyways.

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mark Houston
mark Houston

LeBum.

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j jones
j jones

Championship or bust!

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formerib
formerib

Lebron is an overrated POS drama queen. He takes over and creates chaos. Any GM or president would be dumb as shit allowing Lebron to control things. Magic is a moron. They completely disseminated the nice young team they had. They pissed away all the money they pay him. Furthermore, he is not in LA to play basketball. If I was the GM there I would trade Lebron in a New York minute. He is a waste of time and a waste of money.

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Paul Le Fevre
Paul Le Fevre

Stephen A continues to be stuck on the idea that Jeanie Buss is angry at LeBron. Stephen A, she is angry at his goddam fucking agent and if she has to trade LeBron to get him the hell outta her backyard, she'll do it, or at least, she thought about doing it. It seems like a perfectly rational thing to think given the circumstances.

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wvonder adolfo
wvonder adolfo

Why dont all mainstream media change their names to "the bron news". Not hating, just sayin'. This is so much disrespect to other players who are really trying hard to ball out.

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מנחם גנץ
מנחם גנץ

lebron puppies

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A.J. Johal
A.J. Johal

LeBron won't play 50 games next season. Age catches up to everyone!

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Marcus K
Marcus K

In reply to freddie sanchez, yes i agree with you when you say AD still wouldnt have been enough to get to the finals. But i do think they would be a playoff team.

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Mario Van holle
Mario Van holle

That other owners and GMs are talking to eachother to work together so any player wont go to LA ...is simply pathetic ! But on the other hand they are ok that GS have 5 allstars ...jealousy can do alot with people !

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Marcus K
Marcus K

I want lebon on houston already.

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Clark Pedican
Clark Pedican

Suppose it be that this Bro, could also be a Great Mentor, for so many of these Very Young African American Players, who need Someone to Trust; even in/Respect, with their Mentoring Process, as Professional, who Earn Salaries, consisting of Millions of Dollars ? So many of these African American Ballers, have totally forgotten their Corporate Citizen's Responsibilities, to help out, So many of their Home Towns, from which they came. I think it's more to do with Trust and you can't blame Rich Paul , if African American Players, trust him more because he is also African American.

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Vigus DNA
Vigus DNA

That’s ridiculous cuz to be an NBA agent doesn’t take skill like The NFL Cuz the contracts are structured and unlike the NFL the NBA agents aren’t setting the market value , a 5 yr Old could negotiate Lebron’s contract & get him the same money, actually they could have gotten him more money by signing with the Cavs or with a team in FL or TX Cuz they don’t have state income tax & therefore you would make more money, in Cali u pay a huge state tax especially if u make a lot like a NBA vet that is a max contract player... IDK why NBA players have an agent Cuz they are paying them a big chuck probably around 10% for nothing, Rich Paul only has a tiny bit of power in a very limited amount of situations ala KCP getting overpaid a little cuz Rich Paul was his rep n the Lakers wanted Lebron to come to LA so they overpaid to help themselves gain a little favor but now Lebron doesn’t have that status since this yr Cuz he is signed for 3yrs +option yr without a No Trade clause in his contract, now NFL agents are legit Cuz they set markets every year n it takes skill to get players paid there in a league that replaces ppl left n right compared to the NBA where 1 player can greatly impact their team to the point they can make the a champion Cuz only 5 on the court at once & they play o & d & if 1 guy is trash it’s no big deal, but in the NFL u have 11 guys on ur side of the ball & if 1 OLinemen is trash then it doesn’t matter how great a QB,WR, HB, TE is Cuz that 1 Olinemen can ruin the game u can have 1 trash WR though cuz they aren’t required as much & IMO are the least important position on offense & Defense IMO Cuz they rely on others to get them to be able to impact the game (Need OL to block long enough for QB to throw it , n the QB has to throw it accurately to you & then u make a play, the RB gets the ball right there & OL impact the play on every snap probably the most n then the QB) as long as u have 1 decent pass catcher WR or even just a great receiver at TE & the rest of the positions are great then u can still win a Champ ala the Pats, Bal, & Sea, etc.

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A Rock
A Rock

If someone would've told you there was going to be a kid from Akron Ohio who is great and will do very great things on the court and a pillar for the at risk youth, and help other NBA players establish themselves as businessman in the league and he's coming straight from St. Vincent–St. Mary high school I wonder if you would've laughed then. LeBron is solidified; he's greater than any GOAT conversation, but to a blind person this can't be comprehended.

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Yo Aris
Yo Aris

Remember when Phil Jackson’ said something about Lebron and his “posse” and everyone hated on Phil. Looks like he was right.

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Phamdily
Phamdily

Take a look back to the 2016 finals hehehe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0pffWb9G4

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Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent

Stephen A Smith went to the black and white trip I don't know where. Because he ran out of something to say. And put himself on the spot. And Matt's set his ass straight. Smith was getting beat down with the left and the right hook. And then an uppercut. And then took it to the race game.

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Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent

This is a debate show. I didn't know Max who was my favorite boxing commentator would be all my favorite basketball show commentator. Now you guys are going to hear less from me because I agree with both of you no matter what you say. Is just two ways of looking at something. And I'm mad because I can't give my comments. Because my two favorite people are together.

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Carlton Vincent
Carlton Vincent

Stephen A Smith ... I love to see a brother that found his niche. I like Max. My favorite boxing commentator. He was like Stephen A Smith in boxing. Had no competitor based on his comments and his point of view. Now he's on First Take. Max is a real true brother. I love him to death.

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jonunderscore
jonunderscore

But Max isn't truly in his zone of genius... rapping

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Sfuck M
Sfuck M

LeBron I can help you get a chip on any team you play for! It'll cost you $350,000. Let me know.

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xv70 1
xv70 1

Really, who the fuck is lebron to run an NBA team, he needs to fork out all the millions of dollars that an NBA team is worth

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Salem
Salem

Van Gundy is out the map as a coach, the only memorable of him is holding Alonzo mourning leg during a fight between knicks and heat Now he is messing with King James I guess he expect to replace Luke Walton

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Customer Review
Customer Review

molly is just a plastic doll just there to ask questions, she has no commentary, just a pretty dumb face. Will engages in a conversation, molly is "so xyz this happened, thoughts?" , alright we'll be back after this break.

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novacouncil OUTSDRS
novacouncil OUTSDRS

They only talk about LeBron because he's the only star player with Kyrie and Love that beat the Warriors. Star player when the Heat beat the Big 3 Celtics and the emerging Thunder with Westbrook, KD & James Harden the Flop Merchant. Lost to the Spurs twice, Mavs & Golden State 3 times. Now if a team can't beat Lebum as haters like to say, then why was he in the damn finals? Okay then. Case Fucking Closed. If all these other teams are so fucking great and worth watching, which one of em is going to defeat Golden State Monstars? The answer is, NOBODY. I'm sure Jordan haters felt the same way about him too! But we don't see ANYONE talking shit about Jordan do we? Like the Pistons didn't make Jordan who he is today!

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DANIEL OSAROBO
DANIEL OSAROBO

Americans talk too much. If this was in Europe, they will do their trade quietly. Americans are selfish and they run their mouth but still the greatest country because you can make money out of these mouth running society. Freedom of speech , what about freedom after speech ?

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Byran Moore
Byran Moore

trade his ass he need to go to the nuggets,jazz,spurs,tail blazers

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Fire Fly
Fire Fly

LeBron is the main business

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Veshon Tim
Veshon Tim

yes he should of gone spurs...Agreed Max

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