Zion Williamson’s injury is a ‘blow to the NBA’ - Stephen A. | First Take

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    Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson expected to miss a “period of weeks” to start the NBA season with his knee injury and explains what it means for the league.
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William K Savage
William K Savage

I bet a million bucks that if Zion had gone to the Knicks then they would have rushed him back and injured him even further

Vor 5 Monate
Justin Bush
Justin Bush

How many comments will it take for ESPN to fire Molly !? Do we have to beg ? Do we have to boycott ? Do we have to change the channel ?? What will it take ?!

Vor 6 Monate
Xander Zyrus
Xander Zyrus

I hope he will not be like Greg Oden

Vor 8 Monate
T.C Holmes
T.C Holmes

Is this new woman replacing Molly??

Vor 8 Monate
Tone Desh
Tone Desh

It’s a blow for the Pelicans but not the NBA. The start of the season has been very entertaining and the games have been fun to watch.

Vor 8 Monate
Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee

So much hype ... hmmmm

Vor 8 Monate
Adly Titus
Adly Titus

Ahh😾

Vor 8 Monate
Jackson Brown
Jackson Brown

Zion will be a nobody he will keep getting hurt.

Vor 8 Monate
RiizMo JellyMan
RiizMo JellyMan

This woman is better than Molly

Vor 8 Monate
Sean L
Sean L

The next Greg Oden

Vor 8 Monate
vic viper
vic viper

He's way overrated He's screwed, knees don't get better after surgery unless your adrian Peterson and zion Williamson is no adrian Peterson Greg oden, Derrick rose, Brandon roy, amre stoudamire where never the same after knee surgery Zions career is over before it even started. He will be playing in ice cube's big 3 league before u know it

Vor 8 Monate
CrimsonTide
CrimsonTide

He too heavy

Vor 8 Monate
GURU
GURU

Max is exactly right Zion can’t be power jumping like d rose

Vor 8 Monate
Shonda Harper
Shonda Harper

I like sis a lot better than Molly.

Vor 8 Monate
Shonda Harper
Shonda Harper

I like sis a lot better than Molly.

Vor 8 Monate
Yimmy Simmy
Yimmy Simmy

Keep this beautiful lady

Vor 8 Monate
Zion Izlegend
Zion Izlegend

Stephen A tha forgotten one.

Vor 8 Monate
Alexander K
Alexander K

Here we go! Zion needs to drop weight and play a bit more tentatively to maintain his health... going 100% at all times is a receipe for disaster.

Vor 8 Monate
Daniel Saintil
Daniel Saintil

So shaq should lose weight to right

Vor 8 Monate
Travar Taylor
Travar Taylor

Needs to develop a post game, drop some lb's and get a jumper. All that dunking his career will be over within 6yrs. Not good for the knees overtime!!

Vor 8 Monate
Joenel Saracho
Joenel Saracho

He is full of energy and overeacting that his problem

Vor 8 Monate
samo hero
samo hero

It's over

Vor 8 Monate
Para will
Para will

The weight is NOT the issue.....at this point. The issue has to do with his injury history since high school. Non-contact (or light contact) knee injuries happens to all shapes and sizes, so it isn't only about his weight. The biggest worry is if he is prone to injuries playing basketball which can be a serious problem given the way he plays. Yes, weight loss will help him, but he will have to change the way he plays the game as well. The young man has had a number of lower extremity injuries at a young age, so I would definitely consider shutting him down the whole year since he will be out nearly 2 months or longer. Allow him to heal and rehab after the surgery, and work on other things to help make him more durable.

Vor 8 Monate
Andrej Lorenci
Andrej Lorenci

Best before end: 20 dunks, 3 spins, 30 rebounds.

Vor 8 Monate
kcuse315 tck
kcuse315 tck

Yup I said it when he was at Duke playing hill get hurt and hill be nobody in the NBA seen it coming

Vor 8 Monate
QBUBUU
QBUBUU

When Stephen A said this might be the best season in the last quarter century. I felt that.

Vor 8 Monate
Ali Ali
Ali Ali

This one sports YouTuber called it,

Vor 8 Monate
Ronald Johnson
Ronald Johnson

This is what this struggling franchise didn't need, they rigged the lottery to help the Grizzlies and pelicans sorry franchises, but hopefully this kid loses 15 pounds and have a good career, I hope he's not Gregg Olden, the pelicans and Grizzlies cannot sell tickets without a star or potential star,

Vor 8 Monate
PhAtAL The Kollector
PhAtAL The Kollector

Ros Gold-Onwude is great for this show!

Vor 8 Monate
Kid Corey
Kid Corey

Here after the knee surgery 😭😭

Vor 8 Monate
Jerry Phillips
Jerry Phillips

Just like Sam Bowie and Greg Oden he was already hurt before the draft so stop it! The Pels knew it and picked him knowing he'd shut it down and recover. They hope he'll be 100% but who knows? He is a big boy.

Vor 8 Monate
Carl Johnson
Carl Johnson

maybe zion can get some chinese medicine

Vor 8 Monate
E DUB
E DUB

Nine title contenders? Get real.

Vor 8 Monate
Rozco
Rozco

Predictions on when he'll make season debut? Maybe Saturday Nov 16 vs the Heat?

Vor 8 Monate
RAAB BYRT
RAAB BYRT

This moderator is fabulous. She doesn't interrupt like Molly. She doesn't make everything about her self like Molly. She doesn't have a screeching voice like Molly. And she is 50x more sexy than Molly. keep Molly away.

Vor 8 Monate
lekobemcgrad y
lekobemcgrad y

This is Blake Griffin all over again

Vor 8 Monate
Anfernee Tomlinson
Anfernee Tomlinson

Max’s explanation of Derrick Rose sounds like a non athletic man explaining athletics! Max is a nerd

Vor 8 Monate
Kevin Dickerson
Kevin Dickerson

I think zion is going to be hurt his whole career he is suspect he was hurt at duke

Vor 8 Monate
Shaun Sweeney
Shaun Sweeney

The NBA is Trash! Maybe the Chinese can heal Zion!

Vor 8 Monate
Christian Trincado
Christian Trincado

Write this down, if he doesn’t drop 25 pounds he’ll be a bust in this league. It has nothing to do with talent, he just won’t be able to play physically.

Vor 8 Monate
johnnydaniels18
johnnydaniels18

Might regret that 1st pick, kind of a gamble due to a big possibility he may be injury prone in the future but they did what they had to do lol and what everyone and their grandmama would have done

Vor 8 Monate
Tampa is back 5904
Tampa is back 5904

My guess for the 9 contenders is 1. Lakers 2.Clippers 3.Nuggets 4.Rockets 5.Bucks 6.Sixers 7.Warriors 8.Blazers 9. I don’t have 9

Vor 8 Monate
SunDevil527
SunDevil527

Celtics?

Vor 8 Monate
ericlogos
ericlogos

No Molly. Thank God. She's got to go.

Vor 8 Monate
RazTopics
RazTopics

Biomechanics

Vor 8 Monate
jjay
jjay

Zion will be injury prone in the NBA. That big body landing on on his legs is too much pressure. He needs to get in better condition.

Vor 8 Monate
Thomas Coursey
Thomas Coursey

Wow Ros is great no interruption 👍🏻

Vor 8 Monate
Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins

Please name all 9 contenders.. I've got Clippers/Rockets/Nuggets/Lakers/Sixers/Bucks, and that's IT.

Vor 8 Monate
jdoe
jdoe

Anthony Bennet 2.0

Vor 8 Monate
G. Alston
G. Alston

Needs to lose weight and stop jumping so much! Your knees are first to go in basketball. Gravity is undefeated!

Vor 8 Monate
dave roy
dave roy

He needs to work on his grammar

Vor 8 Monate
Courtland Farrington
Courtland Farrington

He didn't make it 30 games for Duke, so how is he going to make an 82 game season?? He needs to drop 30 plus and develop a jump shot. Even Chuck had to learn to shot a 3 to save his body. Zion will get maybe 45 games to play this season at best.

Vor 8 Monate
BotSkin
BotSkin

Bust alert 🚨

Vor 8 Monate
zaxx19
zaxx19

Bro, drop to 240....real talk. Those joints can’t handle explosive movements at that size over and over....

Vor 8 Monate
Jeffrey Richards
Jeffrey Richards

He's 19 and getting knee injuries?? He gotta lose alot of weight..

Vor 8 Monate
SDAWG
SDAWG

NBA career longevity has always suited guys that were around 6'6" 210-215. With that said Zion should slim down some and ease back on all the hopping around. I just don't think his body will hold up with all that jumping through the roof on every play. I do hope his injury isn't severe and I wish him luck

Vor 8 Monate
TheDawgchew
TheDawgchew

Steven a when star football players get on one team says they are trash and need to show me something on sunday because they never played, but in basketball they are championship contenders. Foh

Vor 8 Monate
Officer Orange cheetolini
Officer Orange cheetolini

Idolization is real

Vor 8 Monate
Guy
Guy

I agree though, opening night lost its power punch for me!

Vor 8 Monate
Guy
Guy

Zions a kid, he will heal fast, they will slim him down, and he will get the best sports medicine and physical therapy money can buy. He's disciplined, he'll be back when he's 100%. No sooner. Cant risk it.

Vor 8 Monate
Guy
Guy

They are being EXTRA CAUTIOUS with Zion, let this year be a learning curve and a healing time for him. And a gathering of the team players to get to know each other and bond. Next year will be the break through year. They have 5 Players 21 and under, and Ingram at 22. That's a super young team. Two at 19.

Vor 8 Monate
Cindy Loohoo
Cindy Loohoo

Mpj for roty

Vor 8 Monate
She keep Calling Me
She keep Calling Me

I hope u see this molly .. You're Fired VINCE MCMAHON VOICE!!!!!

Vor 8 Monate
Captain MonStar
Captain MonStar

Zion is a mutant. People fear the outliers and try to compare them to the norm. Yes Zion is 6’7” 285 lbs but he doesn’t move like he’s 285. D Rose and Westbrook have similarities in size and playing styles but Westbrook is nowhere near as injury prone as D Rose. Furthermore, people keep saying that Zion is overweight......well can someone find the manual for the human body and tell me EXACTLY how much a 6’7” human is suppose to weigh?!?!?!

Vor 8 Monate
Fred Garvin
Fred Garvin

I miss the old ESPN. This drama is unbearable.

Vor 8 Monate
Bort McBort
Bort McBort

You might miss the old ESPN, but that business model wasn't working anymore.

Vor 5 Monate
Christophoris Sanon
Christophoris Sanon

YO! this new lady! is perfect, get rid of Molly. Thanks, - Everyone

Vor 8 Monate
Joe Silkwood
Joe Silkwood

She's ok but where is Molly

Vor 8 Monate
Dope Boy
Dope Boy

It is severe if he’s missing weeks

Vor 8 Monate
Cheetah Mack
Cheetah Mack

I blame Lonzo for throwing Suicidal lobs in practice

Vor 8 Monate
dolce gabbana
dolce gabbana

here we go with the hype again...he just a rookie he will have worse numbers than Luka...

Vor 8 Monate
Omega Kong
Omega Kong

Whoever this new lady is, keep her. She’s awesome. True moderator indeed. 😁 👌🏾

Vor 8 Monate
Politicus Rex
Politicus Rex

The guy's been playing ball for over a decade. He plays how he plays. Not every player is Kareem. I don't remember anyone saying they should pull back Air Jordan because he attacked the rim. Pro athletes get injuries...fact. Stop the over-reaction.

Vor 8 Monate
Ezohl
Ezohl

This is why players should be able to enter the nba draft right out of high school weve never seen such a unique guy like zion and he may not ever get to see him play one nba game because of early injurys in which he could've adapt to already if he would have gone right out of highschool

Vor 8 Monate
Big White
Big White

We all saw this coming. His weight is too high.

Vor 8 Monate
Knowledge Power
Knowledge Power

He now has to change up the way he plays or lose 30lbs. That will help miraculously

Vor 8 Monate
Hien Sanity
Hien Sanity

I’m calling it now Zion gonna be injury prone throughout his career

Vor 8 Monate
Abdula
Abdula

Drose v2

Vor 8 Monate
David Johnson
David Johnson

Stephen A needs to shut up sometimes. The NBA is in bad shape but never can an unproven Commodity ever give an established leagie a blow. Thats disrespectful to the many hard working established players. Didnt hear anyone say K.D. or Klay Thompsons injuries were a BLOW TO THE NBA.And these are guys with rings and accolades. Gossip and constantly saying thingd that are not true is for women to do. SO I THOUGHT!!!

Vor 8 Monate
N7 Elite
N7 Elite

Zion is probably going to be the Mike Trout of the NBA. Dude is Big,Fast,Strong,can shoot,score,excellent defense,etc.

Vor 8 Monate
Cleve Stone
Cleve Stone

LeBron is not injury prone so stop trying to compare him to other people he in a league of his own... Big facts...

Vor 8 Monate
SweetVibez
SweetVibez

Zion Williamson will be fine!! He’s overcome trials and tribulations, he will continue to overcome this. I got faith in the young man!! He’s a Beast!!💯🙏🙌

Vor 8 Monate
Bort McBort
Bort McBort

You called it, bro.

Vor 5 Monate
Count Dankula
Count Dankula

Derrick Rose 2.0 😂😂

Vor 8 Monate

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