Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

  • Опубликовано: 10 января 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for another NBA star. Stephen A. explains why the Lakers should hold on to Kuzma for dear life and try to sign Anthony Davis.

    ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:
    ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:
    ✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube:
    ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV:

    ESPN on Social Media:
    ► Follow on Twitter:
    ► Like on Facebook:
    ► Follow on Instagram:

    Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.

    More on
  • Спорт Спорт

Комментарии • 2 565

  • Packz z
    Packz z  5 дней назад

    I agree with Stephen A Smith for once xD

    • nabil chowdhury
      nabil chowdhury  3 месяцев назад

      Kuzma has been putting up better numbers last year and this year. And Kuzma is better

      • KemuelG23
        KemuelG23  4 месяцев назад

        if they trade kuz they will regret it

        • John Radz
          John Radz  4 месяцев назад

          I’ll pay for Lakers tickets just to watch Kuzma play. This kid is the real deal. He has that killer mentality. I’d trade Lebron before Kuzma.

          • Ethan Dowell
            Ethan Dowell  4 месяцев назад

            on december 20th 2018 SAS says lakers need to do whatever they need to do to get AD even if that means trading brandon ingram. On January 10th 2019 SAS says Lakers need to hold on to Kuzma. SAS is a professional flip flopper

            • 게비스콘
              게비스콘  4 месяцев назад

              keep everybody and keep being a shitteam

              • voetbal12
                voetbal12  4 месяцев назад

                Fuck Kuzma, get rid of him

                • voetbal12
                  voetbal12  4 месяцев назад

                  @John Radz LeBron is one of the greatest players of all time. Kuzma is in his mid 20's and is fuck all.

                • John Radz
                  John Radz  4 месяцев назад

                  voetbal12, Fuck Lebron, he’s the problem.

              • Danny Rose
                Danny Rose  4 месяцев назад

                Flint town

                • hbukh jhbui
                  hbukh jhbui  5 месяцев назад

                  Max actually talks good basketball but don’t know shot about football

                  • Ooooeu
                    Ooooeu  5 месяцев назад

                    stop the bull, kuzma is already a star, big potential, still in the making..

                    • John Bodnar
                      John Bodnar  5 месяцев назад

                      Kuzma is great,

                      • HotMessMemories1
                        HotMessMemories1  5 месяцев назад

                        What “cracks in the warriors”?

                        • DropSixteenTV Tv
                          DropSixteenTV Tv  5 месяцев назад

                          Brah this team is young, they going to have to play together to get better. Buff the bench and be paitent. If u can get a young star for cheap, then do it.

                          • DropSixteenTV Tv
                            DropSixteenTV Tv  5 месяцев назад

                            Should have gave Gelo a few chips and get him in as a shooter, but mfs were big headed.

                            • THUGGWAFFLE88
                              THUGGWAFFLE88  5 месяцев назад

                              Shit Stephen a Smith has a better hairline that daequan at least...

                              • Anthony O
                                Anthony O  5 месяцев назад

                                The media ALWAYS wants us to trade or let go of all of our young guys for established guys and when we do (dLo, Randle) they remind us how awesome
                                They become. Newsflash...MOST guys just need a few years to develop SMDH.

                                • John Radz
                                  John Radz  5 месяцев назад

                                  Kuzma is the future star of the league. A star in the making. You bring AD for what, NO!!! You look for the future. Kyle is just 23 an is just going to get better and better. Even Lebron has 2 or 3 years left. What are you going to do next?

                                  If the Lakers trade Kuzma, Magic Johnson should resign immediatly!!!!

                                  Keep Kuzma and the championships will be coming his way.

                                  • John Radz
                                    John Radz  5 месяцев назад

                                    hbukh jhbui, I wouldn’t like the ugliest player in LA.

                                  • hbukh jhbui
                                    hbukh jhbui  5 месяцев назад

                                    John Radz goofy Davis is 25 and is way better than Kuzma it’s not even is a superstar. Get Davis and maybe Kyrie or kawye and get 2 or 3 rings for sure

                                • kaleid collins
                                  kaleid collins  5 месяцев назад

                                  All sports / nba fans go follow me on Twitter and subscribe to this channel ‼️ upcoming nba content come support
                                  My Twitter is kc_undercover8

                                  • Mark Murphy
                                    Mark Murphy  5 месяцев назад

                                    Almost mvp in paul george? what are you smoking?

                                    • Emmet Hawe
                                      Emmet Hawe  5 месяцев назад

                                      'A Poor mans Tatum?' Max you need to stfu! Kuz had a better rookie year than Tatum but was playing for a crap Laker team last year?? Tatum just got extra exposure due to C's making the playoffs but Kuz was a stand out and right there with Simmons and Mitchell for ROTY.

                                      • Wajahat Alii
                                        Wajahat Alii  5 месяцев назад

                                        Kuzma > Tatum

                                        • melekey
                                          melekey  5 месяцев назад

                                          Kuzma fuckin trash 😂

                                          • Luka doncic best player in the NBA already
                                            Luka doncic best player in the NBA already  5 месяцев назад

                                            Kyle kuzma is the perfect player to be the face of the Lakers team they don't realise somebody tell em

                                            • Harrison Flynn
                                              Harrison Flynn  5 месяцев назад

                                              I'm a Laker fan! The reality is that Danny Ainge doesn't care about any of his future picks as players, he's gonna throw most, if not all the picks plus a few players for Anthony Davis. He's probably planned this for a while and Boston will win the Davis bid. Even without Davis the Lakers can create a championship team literally for the start of next season without even losing anything. Lakers can go the Bradley Beal approach and give up on Ingram, KCP, 1st Rnd pick. In free agency, if Cousins is back to healthy, Lakers should offer good contract for his services. Lonzo, Beal, Bron, Kuzma, Cousins with bench of free agents (rondo, stephenson, maybe jeff green) plus youngsters of Hart, Zubac, Wagner and Myk! Sounds like a championship team right there and highly possible! There's always different ways to get back to the top!

                                              • Hebrew Isralite
                                                Hebrew Isralite  5 месяцев назад


                                                • Anthony Hendrix
                                                  Anthony Hendrix  5 месяцев назад

                                                  Ingratiate is Steven A. Smith favorite word but he’s right keep Kuzma trade Zo he can’t shoot and once he gets to the hole he’ll miss or pass it...great defender and great court vision but my guy Kuz is about his buckets and didn’t need the whole dad hype me up bcuz I’m not that good package deal

                                                  • meenmug804
                                                    meenmug804  5 месяцев назад


                                                    • Ezaarkash
                                                      Ezaarkash  5 месяцев назад

                                                      Kuzma is life time LAKER - here to stay - PERIOD !

                                                      • Alexander Mejia
                                                        Alexander Mejia  5 месяцев назад

                                                        What a miss from Lakers,whaaaatttttt are you out of your mind, Paul is not doing enough for the thunders kuzma should stay period

                                                        • lenny ash
                                                          lenny ash  5 месяцев назад

                                                          trade brandon please please trade that man and josh hart spends 43 min on the floor and scores 5 points and he can't guard any body please trade lonzo you can trade his a 2x

                                                          • Lil Bink
                                                            Lil Bink  5 месяцев назад


                                                            • 2 PAC
                                                              2 PAC  5 месяцев назад


                                                              • Bryce Hammerton
                                                                Bryce Hammerton  5 месяцев назад

                                                                Lakers should offer hart ball Ingram and 4 first rounders. I have a hard time believing the pelicans say no to that. also allows lakers to keep kuzma

                                                                • Zhorell Ski
                                                                  Zhorell Ski  5 месяцев назад

                                                                  Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

                                                                  • David Parker
                                                                    David Parker  5 месяцев назад

                                                                    They do NOT need a Superstar like these fools keep saying. The Lakers lost to Cleveland without Lebron. Let them go through the fire. Let them sow and grow. LeBron will love it come playoff and finals THIS YEAR! A lot of this rhetoric will be on my compilation video at the end of the season and postseason when the Lakers win the FINALS. Yep, I said it! The Lakers are the best team in the NBA right NOW. If LeBron can get to the finals with K. Love and the funny bunch, he can win the FINALS with the deep bench he has NOW!

                                                                    • Hank Chinaski
                                                                      Hank Chinaski  5 месяцев назад

                                                                      Ingram is the one they need to get rid of. The kid holds the ball for too long. If he's going to attack the basket he's got to be quick about it or pass the ball. I hate watching the lakers move the ball well until it comes to Ingram and he'll dribble like six times trying to figure out what he wants to do. Let lonzo, lebron and Rondo facilitate the offense. Ingram needs to catch and shoot, catch and pass, or catch and dribble penetrate, just like Kuzma.

                                                                      • Hank Chinaski
                                                                        Hank Chinaski  5 месяцев назад

                                                                        Lonzo ball is going to be a great player. Court vision, basketball IQ, athletisism, defense, rebounding. It was not a mistake to draft him. The only hole in his game is shot creating / scoring. If he can fix that part of his game he'll be an all star. Only people who dont know the game of basketball or harbor a grudge because of his dad think hes trash.

                                                                        • Charles C
                                                                          Charles C  5 месяцев назад

                                                                          Kuzma will be an NBA All-Star within 2 yrs keep him & pay him

                                                                          • Tekno
                                                                            Tekno  5 месяцев назад

                                                                            Why are we giving lonzo ball a pass, he has games where he scores 0 points in 36min. That is disturbingly low.

                                                                            • mrchicago87
                                                                              mrchicago87  5 месяцев назад

                                                                              NO TRADES...

                                                                              • VT
                                                                                VT  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                Max Kellerman has no clue. And please stop with the defense crap. BI doesn't play any defense.

                                                                                • Pascall Williams
                                                                                  Pascall Williams  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                  Forget the offense....the king is here, lets get some exoerienced guys(that can defend)bcuz our defense is shit...our offense was never a problem........

                                                                                  • Focus Focus
                                                                                    Focus Focus  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                    So hot so cold where is the loyalty? Keep everyone,we got a winner, we been together for a half-season, you guys forget we beat the warriors twice the second time without LeBron for most of the time. The Cavs just had something to prove they've been made to look like their chomps,this game meant more to the Cavs and it did to the Lakers that's so obvious LeBron will come back they'll make the playoffs they might even win the chip this year!!

                                                                                    • Pablo De Bella
                                                                                      Pablo De Bella  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                      Lakers made the same mistake they made with Paul George with Leonard, Spurs at that moment asked for Hart, Ingram and some picks and the Lakers wouldnt trade because they thought Kawhi would go there on his own. In the end they are stucked with too many young players that are too overhyped and too green to do a decent playoff run.

                                                                                      • CLK_RSILLIKUS
                                                                                        CLK_RSILLIKUS  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                        Kuzma drops 40 now everybody got eyes on him he was averaging almost 20 as a rookie stop sleeping

                                                                                        • NERVE 100
                                                                                          NERVE 100  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                          How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma

                                                                                          • Joaquin
                                                                                            Joaquin  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                            These guys acting like AD leaving is a given like he hasn’t said in ANY way that he wants to leave

                                                                                            • PeWNyPnOY
                                                                                              PeWNyPnOY  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                              If any ones getting traded it’s going to be bi