Kevin Durant is clearly the most important piece to the Brooklyn Nets - Stephen A. | First Take
Kevin Durant is clearly the most important piece to the Brooklyn Nets - Stephen A. | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on whether Kevin Durant or James Harden is more important to the Brooklyn Nets.
0:00 Stephen A. explains why KD is most important to the Nets.
1:40 "Kyrie Irving is box office" - Stephen A.
3:08 Max weighs in, saying Harden is the key for Brooklyn.
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    0:00 Stephen A. explains why KD is most important to the Nets. 1:40 "Kyrie Irving is box office" - Stephen A. 3:08 Max weighs in, saying Harden is the key for Brooklyn.

    • Lee Jun Lin
      Lee Jun Lin

      KD can helps his teammates to win championship.

    • James Brown
      James Brown

      ESPN Stephen A is the REAL MVP he was the face the mouth that built this NETS team. You guys owe Stephen A the scary part this could’ve been the Knicks.

    • Max MX
      Max MX

      @Cire Williams Bronsexuals on denial 😭😭😭

    • Cire Williams
      Cire Williams

      @Max MX on top of the best shooter at the time and HOF champion Ray Allen joining them in Miami as well like c'mon now idk why they try and act like it's not the same.

    • Max MX
      Max MX

      @Aaron Carver Lmao. He just didn’t join Wade. He joined a 11 times All Star player and future HOF Bosh So yeah, if we can agree both KD and Lebron rings are cheap I have no problems Bronsexual 🤣

  • GreenFridays

    Mama Durant has Stephen a SHOOK!!!!!!! As soon as he mentions KD you just know he's gonna be lying or using kid gloves smh.

  • Ralph Ypil
    Ralph Ypil

    Kevin Durant is the best player on this team/a strong leader in getting everyone to buy in play unselfishly/have the team assemble as the unit it did, but Harden is the best at getting everyone involved and establishing the pace/tempo/style of play for the team.

  • PUSB

    this show straight up the same thing every day

  • Kirko Bangz
    Kirko Bangz

    1:29 ' Now Kyrie Irving is Box Office, he's a show stopper. You walk through the turnst.. let me tell ya'll something right now' LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL There's nobody like Stephen A Smith man. I'm from the UK and this guy just makes commentary/analysing sports so entertaining

  • Moses Musa
    Moses Musa

    Harden plays a big part. Kyrie does. KD does. joe Harris does. Jeff green does. Claxton does. Deandre does. THE WHOLE TEAM DOES❤️🔥

  • probly zuited
    probly zuited

    its clear harden is . wait no its kyrie. nah its kd

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  • antonio young
    antonio young

    Weird topic

  • Jonathan Ford
    Jonathan Ford

    Harden all day

  • lisa ke
    lisa ke

    Kd and Harden are both great. But, kd’s injury will stop him for playing too long. Kd is very important, but Harden is the most important.

  • Alex Lindbjerg
    Alex Lindbjerg

    Nets not making it out of the east? Someone please cut Stephen A. off he has clearly had enough :D

  • frank jacobs
    frank jacobs

    No Harden no deal. You put Durant out their without Kyrie and Harden and the Nets don’t make playoffs

  • frank jacobs
    frank jacobs

    They need all 3 to have a shot to win the Championship

  • Lunatic Monkey
    Lunatic Monkey

    Stephen A literally said just a couple weeks ago that the Nets could make it out of the East WITHOUT KD and just Harden and Kyrie😐

  • Floz Mcg
    Floz Mcg

    they not winning it without harden

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  • wkey jake
    wkey jake

    you gotta feel bad for kd tho man like this is supposed to be his time , like hes on the god squad and they gotta go crazy. as they said , all healthy nobody beats them , its just ( to me ) pretty sad to see kd a 7ft shot creator who dosent miss sitting on the bench

  • Haks

    I'd trust KD x Kyrie or KD x Harden more than I'd trust Kyrie & Harden to get to the finals and have the best chance to win. The only player ahead of KD in the league is LeBron.

    • M0nkiDRufi

      One like from me 😊

  • norrisb1981

    Ok, what's fascinating about this video and the topic is asking which guy is more important both Max and Stephen A. get to the crux at the end. The question only matters if both guys are healthy and in full swing by the time the playoffs start and they have to get all the way through. The real question is do a completely healthy Nets have good chemistry on the court? Stephen A. says Durant is more important based on talent but Harden is statistically the better all around player and is basically running the point. But are both guys willing to take a backseat if Kyrie goes on a tare that lasts throughout the playoffs? What happens if the Nets play the Bucks and Giannis, Middleton and Holiday have basically neutralized Durant, Harden and Kyrie but Milwaukee's front court guys can't handle Aldridge? Are these 3 guys willing to sit back and support Aldridge like a bunch of back ups? Remember when Kevin Durant got angry at Draymond Green (average shooter and average ball handler) for not giving up the ball on the last possession (which Durant was clearly right) What happens in the last possession with Kyrie or Harden (two of the top ball handlers and shooters in the league)? The point, whose more important is irrelevant, I think the Nets have a big problem if everyone's healthy.

  • 600 Selly
    600 Selly

    Yes Kevin Durant is the most important piece to the Nets he is a army Swiss knife everyone knows that every Golden State Warriors fan understood that s*** it seems to us that Steve Kerr didn't understand that Steve Kerr is not the f****** coach of the Warriors future and we need to get over glamorizing this man he is the reason we lost Kevin Durant truthfully a good coach would have figured out a way to beat the Raptors with Stephen Curry Boogie cousins and Andre Iguodala we're going to f*** around and lose Stephen Curry because it is fuckary

  • Tyreik Smith
    Tyreik Smith

    Max love talkin down on KD

  • nmb Memphis beast24
    nmb Memphis beast24

    I want lebron to win but if he don't I hope harden and kyrie win with kd missing all playoffs

  • M M
    M M

    I am not sure anyone has noticed, but KD is the best player in the world.


    why was shaq on yr show again last time?

  • Jake Young
    Jake Young

    KD never averaged a triple double or ever came close to what Harden is doing rn

  • Jake Young
    Jake Young

    I hate to say this cuz he's also my favorite player but KD only gets a ring on a superteam that he hops to or forms

  • Jake Young
    Jake Young

    How many times did Harden when without KD? Oh yeah lol... every time. Can't say the same for anybody else.

  • Emanuel

    Stephen A . wishes that he was the coach of the Nets! Not Steve Nash because he's not social like Mick Dantoni was.

  • Sunny Darko
    Sunny Darko

    Casual. Harden is by far. Harden is like having 2 players and I remind you they didn't start winning until he came.

  • Ira Bonta
    Ira Bonta

    it's harden not kd

  • Ira Bonta
    Ira Bonta

    harden been doing all the winnings since joined KD used to fumble till they got two more full legs

  • Super Epicpro
    Super Epicpro

    Stephen:I wanna put the world on pause Me:you can’t pause a multiplayer game

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson

    What is he talking about? Just like The Dubs weren't a super team without KD The Nets Aren't a super team. Without KD , they maybe beatable. With him, they raise that O Brian trophy. Just like the Dubs would have. There is about 7 or 8 team that if you insert KD they win it. KD is the best player, right now in the league.

  • Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson

    Stephen A is absolutely right, Kevin Durant is the most important player on the Nets!

  • dacobia-_-

    Kyrie has been stepping it up and James harden does his thing with these role players they are making it to the eastern conference finals and winning still but it will be hard but they’re winning still

  • Alejandro Ayala
    Alejandro Ayala

    Harden is important to get other players involved and KD and Kyrie are important for Clutch moments simple. TBH KD should just take over 4th quarters he can do it any time.

  • Justin Wood
    Justin Wood

    Lol no KD on the nets the expectation is still a chip SA. I have never wanted a team to lose so bad in the playoffs than this any sport.

  • Justin Briggs
    Justin Briggs

    The title of this video doesn’t sit right especially if you were in his shoes 👟

  • Nasri Jumaidi
    Nasri Jumaidi

    Harden is the most important because the offense run through him. And if he is under performed the Nets will be in danger.. KD is great but he is just someone who is free in the Court, but either Harden, Steph or Russ is the leader of the team where he is belong..

  • Jon Fisher
    Jon Fisher

    I mean if any of the 3 are gone they aren't a lock to win the East... Max was right on...

  • TheSiemek

    Let’s be honest. Nets are guaranteed views and likes, so SAS and Max will talk about them every single day. I get that. Superteams are exciting and we are all basically waiting to see Steve Nash saying “Avengers assemble!” with KD, Harden, Kyrie, Aldridge and Griffin lineup.

  • Remy Beatz
    Remy Beatz

    Stephen A is correct though. Harden and Irving can’t beat the heat without Kd, probably even with him,

  • Remy Beatz
    Remy Beatz

    Either way he left a 73-9 team to go form a super team what a super star

  • Franz Pacis
    Franz Pacis

    Brooklyn Nets is a smashing team, if the big 3 combines.

  • MusicLover Sylver
    MusicLover Sylver

    Great talent, but does this man even has an ounce of competitive juice in his body though? Look at his teams lmao.

  • Citizen X
    Citizen X

    With or without Durant, they'll win. I hate them.

  • Jada Kucblong
    Jada Kucblong

    With out harden nets not winning not just KD💀

  • Ricky Godette
    Ricky Godette

    They wouldn’t make it if Harden was hurt either 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Jah Tillah
    Jah Tillah

    None of what sas said was cap

  • Casey Ketchell
    Casey Ketchell

    This topic is as equally annoying as the big 3 loud mouth idiots on the nets.

  • John Le
    John Le

    KD is better than Lebron at getting into better teams. Warriors + NETS > Lakers + CLE + MIAMI

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  • Todd Starks
    Todd Starks

    Just counting the clock till Durant is hurt again. Month?

  • GOAT James
    GOAT James

    Harden out here as one of the top MVP candidates, and KD has only played 20 games, and SAS giving all the credit to KD. SAS been on KD 🥜 since KD mom yelled at him. 😂

  • cvvvvvvvvc

    As the 2003 pistons and the 2011 mavericks demonstrated, any team can be beat in a 7 game series with the right mix of veteran stars, great young players and a Deep bench. Don't give the title to the Nets just yet.

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  • easy money97
    easy money97

    Bru harden and Kyrie by themselves would make it to the ecf


    True facts: This is the best roster in nba history. Clearly as white they will win this season easily. Finals Los Angeles Lakers 1 Brooklyn Nets 4 Finals Mvp JamesHarden Trust me im not joking!

  • Namibia

    stephen a smith is trash all he does is hate on people and complain about race. Race baiting or hating is all he is good for please fire this man

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  • Soulex Dioh
    Soulex Dioh

    A rookie coach never coached a day in his life is winning a championship why is Stephen A hating.

  • Hash Hussain
    Hash Hussain

    I'm a kd fan but I think we can win it with kyrie harden Griffin an alrdrige

  • Chris Drake
    Chris Drake

    Nets are going to be in the Finals not the Fakers LoL 🤣 LeBitch Blames and Anthony Davis will come back but they're going to get injured again 😂!Lol.

  • Jahbez McLemore
    Jahbez McLemore

    KD is the most important imo because, imo the Nets aren't winning a chip w/o him edit: Harden statistically is an postseason choke artist, and Kyrie can't carry a team.

  • Hulk Timberlake
    Hulk Timberlake

    Durant will never feel the tears or fulfillment of a champion like Lebron and Kobe did. There is something fulfilling about winning against the odds carrying a team...fighting the fair fight. If the Nets win it will mean more to the organization than the players

  • TyChaser

    Stephen A repeats the same phrases about Kyrie all the time. Like come up with other content dude

  • Ananno Myss
    Ananno Myss

    Clippers not even making WCF last year will be forgotten about if Nets can't win the entire thing this year.

  • Fernando Morales
    Fernando Morales

    James harden is the best player in the league and media/fans/peers refuse to acknowledge it. He has been that for years

  • Tez

    Thought max was about to start spittin when that beat dropped

  • Warrior BC
    Warrior BC

    Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Embid, AD, Jannis, Lillard, Harden, Irving. Where is Nikola Jokić where where Stephen A, the best point Center of all time the Joker where where where😤😡😠??????????????

  • KN Plays
    KN Plays

    hardens clearly the best player on the nets lol

  • brian harley
    brian harley

    I hope KD is ready for that Sixers match up on the 14th

  • King Rai
    King Rai

    Sthepen A change narrative

  • El Capitano
    El Capitano

    Max is right. If Nets are healthy, it's game over for everyone else.

  • CookEm Gang
    CookEm Gang

    They don’t like to see this. They’ll do anything to break greatness up😭😭

  • Tiger Scott
    Tiger Scott

    Stephen A sounding quite stupid with this one 😂😂

  • smoki dee
    smoki dee

    Are we forgetting Denver here I mean they just traded for Aaron Gordon and won five straight games with no losses and a extra pick for Javale McGee and they’re doing just fine and I believe they’re contending in the western conference finals and aiming for a chip

  • jojo ruzol
    jojo ruzol

    SA😶 ur destroying the brklyn will not work dude...👎

  • Mass Man
    Mass Man

    Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA.

  • Gumz_Reezy

    Max's job is literally to be on the losing side of every argument on the show. At times you can see it in his face that he does not believe the things coming out of his own mouth. Shameful, the things we do for showbiz.

  • Gerald Bermudez
    Gerald Bermudez

    Harden is more important for me. Harden can switch from scorer to facilitator thats why they went to 1st spot from 7th spot when Harden arrives even though Kd didnt played on that run.

  • Joe Krle
    Joe Krle

    i think espn ran out of ideas so they just discuss the same topic week after week. lmfao

  • kreator861 201
    kreator861 201

    Kd is the glue of this team but, imo Harden is the most important piece.

  • kreator861 201
    kreator861 201

    I have not been this excited for my Nets since the Jason Kidd / Kenyon Martin/ RJ/ Kittles days...

  • Musaddiq Munir Liman
    Musaddiq Munir Liman

    6ers beating them in the east... pin this comment

  • TheShazam76

    Kyrie and Harden could get out of the East by themselves! Competition matters so sho they go up against in the finals KD will be less or more needed.

  • Nicolas dinozzo
    Nicolas dinozzo

    KD was the most important pieces of the gsw too!!!!!!!! So happy to see back!!!!!!!! Go KD!!!!!!!!!!!GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tyson G
    Tyson G

    Harden almost did it with the rockets too bad CP3 got injured.

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    32 Su

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  • eric blackwell
    eric blackwell

    He is plus he has the rings

  • Enlightened Family
    Enlightened Family

    The media are like messy females trying to create egotistical controversy within locker rooms of nba players .

  • stupendousA

    People forget how the Houston Rockets was the only team that was a threat to The Warriors when they picked up KD.. And it's because of James Harden. James is big-time

    • Jude

      @Joey AD But he lost without CP3 still. I mean yes obviously Harden is going crazy w the Nets but KD is the real no1 on that team undoubtedly

    • Joey AD
      Joey AD

      @Jude CP3 got injured and Harden lead that team solo as long as he could. You combine that man with a healthy KI, KD Harris brown LA and Blake the way he’s playin now lol it becomes truly unfair for the league to even have optimism 😎

    • Jude

      Harden and CP3* I think your forgetting that CP3 elevates the teams he is on

  • San Valders
    San Valders

    Lebron nightmare


    I know yall say Mama Durant got Stephen A talking like this.. But KD's skills got the whole world saying the same thing. If the NBA wasn't desperately trying to push the fake Bron vs MJ GOAT conversation. They could easily do the KD vs Bron convo. Lol let's do it now. KD been better for YEARS. Only thing Bron ever been better than KD at was passing. He used to be better at creating super teams. KD showed yall he better at that too. 😂😂😂

  • Eddie Perez
    Eddie Perez

    Without Kd I believe they still make it out of the east

  • Sheng Cheng
    Sheng Cheng

    Imagine top 10 players decide to play on the same team one day 😂

  • Sheng Cheng
    Sheng Cheng

    LeBorn James and Anthony Davis join the GSW in 2022 season, let’s make it happen 😂 let’s play some basketball, Kawhi Lenard Paul George Giannis, and Luka Doncic to Denver 😂

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