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Rich Paul told me to make it 'very clear': Nobody will rush Anthony Davis - Perk | Stephen A's World

Kendrick Perkins joins Stephen A. Smith on Stephen A's World to discuss Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Utah Jazz and LA Clippers.
0:00 Perk joins the show from Houston.
0:44 Perk says Rich Paul called him and told him to make it clear that nobody will rush Anthony Davis back from injury.
1:33 Perk says the Lakers are taking AD's injury seriously.
1:58 Perk says there's no way the Lakers win a title without a healthy AD.
2:56 Perk picks the Jazz to be the favorites to upend the Lakers.
4:19 Stephen A. asks Perk about the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard.
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Comments 

  1. Mali Kali

    Mali Kali

    2 months ago

    Stephen I would eat kyrie up at this point.

  2. Jay L.

    Jay L.

    2 months ago

    Of course rich paul would tell espns most unbearable personality to make it clear. U on the air waves doing nothing but UNclutch sports' bidding.

  3. DidierLeclair

    DidierLeclair

    2 months ago

    A D= means After Defeat. 😊

  4. mohamed ali ali

    mohamed ali ali

    2 months ago

    Perkins BS analyst number 1. Braindead entitled piece of s***

  5. Donna Morgan

    Donna Morgan

    2 months ago

    As Serious as Perk's serious mug. He looks like a bodyguard

  6. Zarey Dastaryan

    Zarey Dastaryan

    2 months ago

    Rich Paul called you or lebron. Come on we all know rich Paul is a puppet like you Perkins. Lebron gives the orders. Kendrick Perkins and rich Paul have a lot in common they both narrated lebrons life.

  7. Tony B. TheBigsteppa

    Tony B. TheBigsteppa

    2 months ago

    Suns or Portland out the west...76ers brklyn east

  8. Veuve RAY

    Veuve RAY

    2 months ago

    Joe ingles & bogdonovic will violate p. George

  9. User Name

    User Name

    2 months ago

    Testify!

  10. Shantanu Paranji

    Shantanu Paranji

    2 months ago

    low tops are not good bball shoes

  11. hoops4life

    hoops4life

    2 months ago

    Go Jazz!!!

  12. MARTIN SIANANG

    MARTIN SIANANG

    2 months ago

    i dont know if stephen A is asking questions or spitting bars

  13. realrapraw7

    realrapraw7

    2 months ago

    Screaming A Smith

  14. Richard Rickman II

    Richard Rickman II

    2 months ago

    Nobody: Perk *again*: Rudy GoBurt

  15. Endi Flores

    Endi Flores

    2 months ago

    -Stephen “Lennind” A Smith

  16. Cordero Collins

    Cordero Collins

    2 months ago

    Sooo Denver Nuggets are getting treated like Miami Heat huh

  17. Reynaldo Ranola

    Reynaldo Ranola

    2 months ago

    A lot of of people are under Klutch sports payroll to take care of their prime commodity. The MJ wanna be.

  18. Andre W

    Andre W

    2 months ago

    There is no pressure on Kawhi. That man has two chips already. Stop it.

  19. Mninawe Matrose

    Mninawe Matrose

    2 months ago

    Stephen A calls Kendrick .... "BIG PERK!"😂😂😂😂

  20. ricardo martinez

    ricardo martinez

    2 months ago

    “Leadin up to first or second week of the Playoffs” Thank God ... Cuz some of ya fools talkin about he should rest three weeks or a month like we didnt jus see Durant come back and tear his achilles after missin a whole month ... As long as AD is back right around the Playoffs Im cool we ll be iight

  21. Jeiej Animis

    Jeiej Animis

    2 months ago

    you think kwahi can elvated the players in clippers like he did in torontos? NO! paul need sonmething then kwahi....... am not picking the utah jazz.. but be they need something........

  22. F R

    F R

    2 months ago

    Stephen A Smith spitting those bars from THURDDYYYY!

  23. Saturius Robertson

    Saturius Robertson

    2 months ago

    The Clippers Get Blake Griffin and It's Over 😄!

  24. Salih Baş

    Salih Baş

    2 months ago

    According to Stephen A , AD lost his life, got buried and had a nice cerenomy.

  25. Ramzy-10 Sa

    Ramzy-10 Sa

    2 months ago

    lol so many praise to the jazz sas cracks me up

  26. Ron Myers

    Ron Myers

    2 months ago

    Anthony Davis if Frail, not devastating frail but frail to the point he is unreliable............I dont get why people are so high on this guy when this cloud has followed him since he entered the league. All you have to do is compare his numbers to Lillards numbers and see who is the best of that Draft year. I dont want to hear about how he has a ring either, That didnt come to him without Lebron.

  27. Jean Victor

    Jean Victor

    2 months ago

    Stephen A is so dramatic

  28. Brandon Rosa

    Brandon Rosa

    2 months ago

    Schroeder did exactly what Perk said, dropped 20+ tonight in the absence of AD

  29. Ramzy-10 Sa

    Ramzy-10 Sa

    2 months ago

    Kendrick Listen Perkins

  30. armando de bruin

    armando de bruin

    2 months ago

    We dont like Perkins we want Gary Payton.

  31. Gad

    Gad

    2 months ago

    Kawhi aint got shoot to prove to anyone

  32. Jordan J

    Jordan J

    2 months ago

    Kendrick "low IQ" Perkins

    • Jake

      Jake

      2 months ago

      Not funny

  33. samiorfali

    samiorfali

    2 months ago

    Steven A so un professional

  34. Kevin Alfaro

    Kevin Alfaro

    2 months ago

    bruh i love how stephen a asks questions

  35. Somregularguy

    Somregularguy

    2 months ago

    I’m sure the lakers are chillin, they’re looking to repeat not get the #1 seed anymore, it’s a calf strain it’ll be fine a few weeks at most it’s not that serious 🙄

  36. Vo0d0o MaN

    Vo0d0o MaN

    2 months ago

    Leflop James and having to have a all star studed team sports as a whole are becoming to obvious and too influenced by officiating

  37. Kvng jlin

    Kvng jlin

    2 months ago

    Anthony Davis should come back in the playoffs.

  38. kirio

    kirio

    2 months ago

    Dont want another kd to happen.

  39. Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick

    2 months ago

    ESPN is sports news for the Transgender population of the USA. Real men know where to get their sporting news, & its not ESPN.

  40. User 1

    User 1

    2 months ago

    can you put in the raptors for 4:3 screen

  41. Kimani Gregoire

    Kimani Gregoire

    2 months ago

    Rich Paul called his stooge Perk to get the message out re: AD. Perk is a great KLUTCH employee, I must say 😂

  42. Andrés RG

    Andrés RG

    2 months ago

    Get healthy AD there is no rush :D GO LAKERS

  43. Kelvin G.

    Kelvin G.

    2 months ago

    See what happens when you play wiff low cut sneakers Ever since I started rockin high tops balling sneakers, I never rolled my ankle.

  44. yungmatt009

    yungmatt009

    2 months ago

    Ad probably lost DPOY with this injury

  45. Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman

    2 months ago

    Too late, they already did

  46. Mon Gu Son

    Mon Gu Son

    2 months ago

    Lmao perk just exposed his self

  47. Teddy Goodman

    Teddy Goodman

    2 months ago

    Politically correct.

  48. javier book shadows contributor du

    javier book shadows contributor du

    2 months ago

    87th comment

  49. God Universal

    God Universal

    2 months ago

    They gotta name that injury after KD

  50. Allen Mobley

    Allen Mobley

    2 months ago

    We get it Perk you’re on Lebron’s payroll

  51. Franco Bradshaw

    Franco Bradshaw

    2 months ago

    Rich paul’s also tell him “Spread that LBJ narrative “💀💀 keep guys in GROUPS off professional shows🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️

  52. Chris Suarez

    Chris Suarez

    2 months ago

    ESPN is overwhelming all its analysts during this pandemic.

  53. moises

    moises

    2 months ago

    "Fye Powah" "Joan Clarkson" 🤣 Perk

    • ThatN*ggaJaren Jackson

      ThatN*ggaJaren Jackson

      2 months ago

      Rudy Goburr

  54. aldjazayri1

    aldjazayri1

    2 months ago

    My Man Perkins, He’s the best Analyst, Entertainer and a great person. Sports is Entertainment!

    • IsmokeHiphop Live

      IsmokeHiphop Live

      2 months ago

      facts

  55. Daniel Ridore

    Daniel Ridore

    2 months ago

    Literally no one is rushing him

  56. Craig Rand

    Craig Rand

    2 months ago

    Perk on keeping his foot on Max's neck 😂..

  57. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Just because Kawhi is described as a cyborg from Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't make Kawhi act FEARLESS. He has no emotion. That's cool. But the so-called Terminator can still choke.

    • Jerome Clowney

      Jerome Clowney

      2 months ago

      2016 finals he choked

  58. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    2014: 57-25, blew it in G5 vs OKC 2015: 56-26, blew a 3-1 lead We've seen Clippers be good in the regular season. Still 0⃣ WCF appearances.

    • Nanamma Kumari

      Nanamma Kumari

      2 months ago

      @Adrian Payne you sure lol cuz your team looks very fragile without ad and lebron is not playing like the goat anymore

    • Adrian Payne

      Adrian Payne

      2 months ago

      Facts 💯 man lakers will Be fine SAS want clippers to Beat my lakers and win that bad smh man we will Be fine lakers going back to back

    • arturo swissknife

      arturo swissknife

      2 months ago

      @MikeFraud Rings You are lucky you are allowed to talk basketball. Very lucky

    • Nanamma Kumari

      Nanamma Kumari

      2 months ago

      @MikeFraud Rings did you ever watch jordan play or youre just another braindead teenager

    • MikeFraud Rings

      MikeFraud Rings

      2 months ago

      @moises he spitting FAX tho LeBron The GOAT and Schroeder the 2nd best player in the west

  59. Coupled Together Gaming

    Coupled Together Gaming

    2 months ago

    Dennis shroda. 😂

  60. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Kawhi was the best player in that Denver series too and for three straight games with double digit leads, they failed. This is why anything the Clippers do now will look moot. Show us come playoffs.

  61. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Being as objective as I can, I still don't see the fire in Kawhi's eyes. I don't see the leadership. I don't see him binding his teammates together. I don't see killer in him like DM, KD, and Kyrie have.

    • E N

      E N

      2 months ago

      Dm?

  62. dorian mcclure

    dorian mcclure

    2 months ago

    “Rich Paul told me”.....🤣🤣🤣

    • Brian Royce Harmon

      Brian Royce Harmon

      2 months ago

      He took Magic’s Role 😂😂😂

  63. wyne

    wyne

    2 months ago

    The west is wide open for the lakers, so many teams gone look different come playoff time. A lot of players don’t perform under pressure.

    • Andrés RG

      Andrés RG

      2 months ago

      FACTS

  64. isaiah goud

    isaiah goud

    2 months ago

    Aye shoutout to the woodlands big perk !!!

  65. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Max does make a point, if it comes down to which team has the been player in the series? Then it's the Clippers. Kawhi is a Tier 1 player. Donovan is Tier 2 who can be Tier 1 in the playoffs.

  66. Moses De Leon

    Moses De Leon

    2 months ago

    Stephen A and Perk is something special together on ESPN

  67. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Between Jazz vs Clippers, I too would pick Jazz right now. Not to beat the Lakers because I think my Clippers gives them the most problems. Lakers have it easier vs Utah. But to win the WCF.

    • brendon nguyen

      brendon nguyen

      2 months ago

      Facts it’s all about matchups tbh I think we match up play against the clippers most the times we play them and then the clippers give the lakers problems, so seeding is huge

  68. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Karl-Anthony Towns is going to have a great game tonight if he keeps punishing the Lakers in the paint. Only Marc Gasol is tall enough to really defend him.

    • D Thompson

      D Thompson

      2 months ago

      2 points in the second half 😂😂😂😂

  69. OutWest

    OutWest

    2 months ago

    Kendrick Perkins - Lebron Employee

  70. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    In all honesty, I want AD to come back only because I want my Clippers to beat them when both teams are healthy. But alas, whoever is the loser will have their excuses.

    • It’z Money

      It’z Money

      2 months ago

      It don’t look good for him no lie, I won’t play this year he been playing with his future for lakers

  71. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Duncan got injured in 2000. KG got injured in 2009. They couldn't defend their title they won the year before. So let's say AD does come back. Will he re-aggravate it again? Will he play softer?

    • Houdini

      Houdini

      2 months ago

      3-1

  72. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Not saying AD's situation will turn out exactly like KD's but can't downplay it. This also reminds me of DWade dislocating his shoulder in Feb 2007. He came back. Got eliminated in the first round.

  73. MIDNightPT4

    MIDNightPT4

    2 months ago

    Perk just confirmed hes on Klutch payroll 😂

  74. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Nobody is talking about my Clippers beating Cleveland and Miami twice without Kawhi and PG. You know why? Because we should be judged in the playoffs. That's fair.

    • cool breeze

      cool breeze

      2 months ago

      The cavs are laughable

  75. Redshi1515

    Redshi1515

    2 months ago

    Max ain't even there and Perk is calling him out 😂

    • IsmokeHiphop Live

      IsmokeHiphop Live

      2 months ago

      lol

    • Welton Spratley

      Welton Spratley

      2 months ago

      Hahaha that's cold

  76. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    There is no homecourt advantage anywhere if no fans or so few of them. Just make the playoffs and make sure all your best players are healthy. I see my Clippers losing to Utah and Brooklyn.

    • Greatest Ever

      Greatest Ever

      2 months ago

      Shut upppp your team will never see Finals

    • Houdini

      Houdini

      2 months ago

      you guys are 2nd round dynasties

  77. Matthias Rose

    Matthias Rose

    2 months ago

    this proves that perk should be banned from any lebron/lakers discussions even though we all know espn loves his biased unconventional loud mouth

    • Greatest Ever

      Greatest Ever

      2 months ago

      White people shouldn’t be banned from even talking bout Sports since yall hate when Black athletes speak their mind

  78. DOTcomm

    DOTcomm

    2 months ago

    Let's be honest ppl....the jazz are just another team that will have a grt season maybe best record and fall short of the chip. They are the bucks of the past few years.

    • DOTcomm

      DOTcomm

      2 months ago

      @Jason S yeah I agree. Nothing wrong with it. I just don't agree that they are the best team in the nba. We see it time and time again. Just cuz they have the best record doesn't mean they are the best overall team

    • Jason S

      Jason S

      2 months ago

      And theres nothing wrong with that lmao, no one expected them to be chip contenders, or even a first seed this season lmaoo

    • DOTcomm

      DOTcomm

      2 months ago

      @C Chivers yeah we will after this season is over lol

    • C Chivers

      C Chivers

      2 months ago

      Do you have any evidence that proves that?

    • Tone

      Tone

      2 months ago

      Exactly!

  79. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    It's true. If you're an elite team, playoff seeding doesn't matter. Just make the playoffs. So Lakers can go 0-9 without AD and it doesn't matter. Same with the Clippers if they lose their next 3.

  80. Pat4Clippers

    Pat4Clippers

    2 months ago

    Stephen A. Smith got his wish. He finally gets to work in Los Angeles and smoke that Cali weeeed. I wonder if he visits his old pal Skip from time to time out in Culver City?

    • Chef C

      Chef C

      2 months ago

      @Kite Parker That man is in a new state every 10 hours lol

    • Kite Parker

      Kite Parker

      2 months ago

      Why is he in Cali?

  81. 8BallLik

    8BallLik

    2 months ago

    He’ll be out till april

    • Tej S

      Tej S

      2 months ago

      At least, Iam taking no risk this is the main franchise piece going forward.

  82. J K

    J K

    2 months ago

    Man...I HATE being alive.

  83. senoir butta

    senoir butta

    2 months ago

    lol SAS not letting kawhi off the hook EVERRRR

  84. Jam Bro

    Jam Bro

    2 months ago

    Stephen A is ESPN

  85. Aaron Yosief

    Aaron Yosief

    2 months ago

    Kendrick admitting to Klutch cutting him checks 😂😂😂😂

    • Boden Stanley

      Boden Stanley

      Month ago

      I dont know if anyone cares but I just hacked my friends Instagram password by using InstaPortal. Just google for it if you wanna try it

    • User Name

      User Name

      2 months ago

      🤑

    • Tiger Hoods

      Tiger Hoods

      2 months ago

      😂😂😂

    • aye Jay

      aye Jay

      2 months ago

      Lol he forgot

    • Stylz K

      Stylz K

      2 months ago

      Kyrie said it” these guys are all PONDS”

  86. I seen it all

    I seen it all

    2 months ago

    Lakers still in 5

  87. kingPoodieTV

    kingPoodieTV

    2 months ago

    clippers flippers slippers them clowns ain't winning ish

  88. J J

    J J

    2 months ago

    AD should not return until the playoffs. If he does before the playoffs, he might end up what Klay and KD suffered.

    • It’z Money

      It’z Money

      2 months ago

      @cbenji07 they don’t understand no matter how long ad sit he might be on thin ice

    • cbenji07

      cbenji07

      2 months ago

      Klay hurt his ACL on a fluke play and missed the following season before attempting a comeback and subsequent achilles injury

  89. kingPoodieTV

    kingPoodieTV

    2 months ago

    nuggets

  90. Action Figure Imagery

    Action Figure Imagery

    2 months ago

    If I was the Lakers I would start Harrell in place of Davis . Starting 5 without Davis PG- Scroeder SG - Pope SF- LeBron PF -Harrell C - Gasol

    • Josh bob

      Josh bob

      2 months ago

      kuz gon strat

    • p

      p

      2 months ago

      Nah, kuzma replace AD

    • Sosa 007

      Sosa 007

      2 months ago

      Horrible

  91. Lakers In 5

    Lakers In 5

    2 months ago

    Everyone is worried except A.D. and the LakeShow.

    • Jason S

      Jason S

      2 months ago

      @Abry Oh and like I said, Durant literally went through the same exact thing Davis is going through. Messed up his Achilles/calf, was given only 2-3 weeks of rest, when he should’ve been out for the rest of the playoffs, and he snapped his Achilles in half within 8 minutes of him returning against the raptors. You people are fools.

    • Jason S

      Jason S

      2 months ago

      @Abry What recency bias? Do you even know what that means?? Lmfao how do you have recency bias for an injury 🤣🤣. Anyways, Siakam suffered a calf contusion, isn’t even remotely close to a strain, or an Achilles injury. I really hope you idiots look in the mirror and realize how stupid you sounded if he gets rushed back, and snaps his Achilles in half. Ima be here to lmao

    • Jason S

      Jason S

      2 months ago

      @King Alexander Nobody is making it seem like anything, we just have sense lol, he clearly messed up his achilles and needs to be out for the foreseeable future, not just 2 weeks. The warriors said the same thing with KD, that it was a "calf strain" when it was clearly an achilles issue. We all know what happened next. 2 weeks isn't enough, especially for a player with that many injuries and miles on their legs, and someone that weighs a lot more than KD, if they rush him back, he will rupture or tear his achilles.

    • King Alexander

      King Alexander

      2 months ago

      @It’z Money bro it’s been so many people in the nba that have recovered from a “Calf Strain” without tearing their Achilles... most recent person that comes to mind is Pascal Siakam the year they won the championship. AD will probably sit out a month or so but don’t make it seem as if it’s a guarantee he’s going to tear his Achilles.

    • It’z Money

      It’z Money

      2 months ago

      He better be he can sit out and soon as the game start his Achilles torn look what happened to klay he been sitting over 16 months and his Achilles still tore

  92. Marco Cambron

    Marco Cambron

    2 months ago

    Plz don't rush AD.

    • It’z Money

      It’z Money

      2 months ago

      @Marco Cambron to be safe I won’t play this year if I’m him he been hurting it too much this season he might be on thin ice

    • Marco Cambron

      Marco Cambron

      2 months ago

      something else a lot of players are getting hurt lately. D'angelo russell is injured, at least to miss 4 weeks.

    • Marco Cambron

      Marco Cambron

      2 months ago

      @It’z Money yea man. He still got a lot left!!!

    • It’z Money

      It’z Money

      2 months ago

      @Marco Cambron im not trying to be a bad person most people who hurt they Achilles don’t end well, basketball a bad sport for Achilles just being real if he do come back he will still feel pain in it they just hope it’s not the pain when he went down pain

    • Marco Cambron

      Marco Cambron

      2 months ago

      @It’z Money hopefully he safe. He better not come back and then get it worse.

  93. Gang time

    Gang time

    2 months ago

    lol

  94. Sean

    Sean

    2 months ago

    This fathead Stephen A wants AD to be out this whole season so bad

  95. SS

    SS

    2 months ago

    Stephen A really pushing this “ he could miss the rest of the season “ storyline smh 🤦🏾‍♂️

    • Yossi Melamed

      Yossi Melamed

      2 months ago

      He is not wrong

    • SS

      SS

      2 months ago

      @Cordero Collins two different situations

    • Cordero Collins

      Cordero Collins

      2 months ago

      Yeah warriors said the same thing with Durant then boom torn Achilles

    • quan Brooklyn kid

      quan Brooklyn kid

      2 months ago

      @OB haha

    • pnods •

      pnods •

      2 months ago

      He should stay out for at least 2 months

  96. Maurício Hiure

    Maurício Hiure

    2 months ago

    Graymond Dreen

  97. Hiwote Tadesse

    Hiwote Tadesse

    2 months ago

    Im second

    • Lakers In 5

      Lakers In 5

      2 months ago

      U r 4th 🍪

  98. virulent

    virulent

    2 months ago

    Kendrick "I'm in Stephen's A's world" Perkins

  99. MightyHLM

    MightyHLM

    2 months ago

    Yo

  100. Tiffaney Williams

    Tiffaney Williams

    2 months ago

    Im first

    • Sidhaarthan Gopalakrishnan

      Sidhaarthan Gopalakrishnan

      2 months ago

      Good job 🥔

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