Stephen A. reacts to Zion's comments about the Knicks | First Take

Stephen A. reacts to Zion's comments about the Knicks | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Zion Williamson’s comments about the New York Knicks after the New Orleans Pelicans’ 122-112 loss.
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0:00 Max Kellerman reacts to Zion’s comments on the Knicks.
3:40 Stephen A. Smith says Zion definitely wanted to be a New York Knick.
6:00 Stephen A. says the Knicks can’t have Zion.
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  1. ESPN


    19 days ago

    0:00 Max Kellerman reacts to Zion’s comments on the Knicks. 3:40 Stephen A. Smith says Zion definitely wanted to be a New York Knick. 6:00 Stephen A. says the Knicks can’t have Zion.

    • uDrPeppehr


      14 days ago

      @Matthew Frost in his prime he is a top 3 scorer. He was definitely a top 5 player for a couple of stretches years ago.

    • Dallas Brooks

      Dallas Brooks

      17 days ago

      @Matthew Frost yea you geekin melo had the slowest moves ever and will cross you up like two glass eyes

    • Khalil O

      Khalil O

      17 days ago

      Stephen A. Face in the beginning...already had me laughing before I heard him

    • K A

      K A

      17 days ago

      Zion will be a free agent in 23. Why is it not possible?

    • Andreas Thoben

      Andreas Thoben

      18 days ago

      @Libra Alibaba It is that easy. Kobe Lebron KD Dirk DWade. All 5 were better at any time than him. Top 10 yes. Top 5 no way.

  2. Igris


    22 hours ago

    This guy completely forgotten about tim duncan stayong for 2 decades in a small market team.

  3. Caleb S

    Caleb S

    3 days ago

    Molly and Stephen are lacking respect for max. They straight up rude. I h8 defending the white guy here lol but Stephen a sucks up to people he sees as above him and disrespects people he deems are below him in status. Max please man just leave the money isn’t worth forsaking yourself.

  4. Bee9 Gee9

    Bee9 Gee9

    3 days ago

    This was comedy

  5. Chris Gardiner

    Chris Gardiner

    3 days ago

    why would he say that "New York is the Mecca of basketball" ?? that statement makes no sense, not only that but it makes my head hurt!

  6. Roger Young

    Roger Young

    3 days ago

    Max needs a haircut

  7. Mo Money

    Mo Money

    4 days ago

    Co e on ESPN 1080 bro

  8. Skitzo Heavy

    Skitzo Heavy

    4 days ago

    *Don’t judge me pls* but I’ve been tryna find something to not like about Zion but he’s just a baller fr smh 🤷🏾‍♂️

  9. Judah Maccabeus

    Judah Maccabeus

    4 days ago

    No lie when the Knicks are good the NBA is great

  10. arco baleno

    arco baleno

    4 days ago

    New York is an overrated City.

    • Chris Gardiner

      Chris Gardiner

      3 days ago

      here here

  11. Cory Castle

    Cory Castle

    5 days ago

    “Kyrie and KD will REGRET not signing with the knicks”. Nobody wants to play for the knicks bud. That’s just a paycheck for some players who are beyond their years and want to eat good food in the area.

  12. Piotr Skorz

    Piotr Skorz

    6 days ago

    They getting old.

  13. Gilliillitheposedon Damn gill cute

    Gilliillitheposedon Damn gill cute

    6 days ago

    I will love to drop a jit in Molly!

  14. DeanOfLegends


    6 days ago

    We can’t reach it! We can’t get Zion!



    6 days ago

    RJ tellin bruh come on



    6 days ago

    Hey Max could be on to something For the sake of argument let's say he's right everyone wants to play in New York.. New York New York big city of dreams. let's hope he's wrong. Go Lakers!!!!

  17. The Perfect Escape

    The Perfect Escape

    6 days ago

    Stephen fixed that hair on his head I see😍

  18. Ryan Smith

    Ryan Smith

    6 days ago

    Also this an off topic comment but Max would look good with a beard, no joke!

  19. Ryan Smith

    Ryan Smith

    6 days ago

    Stephen A has a flashback at the time almost 2 years ago when he felt like Zion should’ve been the number 1 pick for The Knicks back in 2019. I feel his pain a lot!

    • Ryan Smith

      Ryan Smith

      6 days ago

      I see him and Zion as best friends where they think the NBA system is rigged!

  20. Madison Clay

    Madison Clay

    8 days ago

    I don't really think Zion was saying he wants to play for the Knicks, but he was cheesing real hard, so....

  21. brenden walker

    brenden walker

    9 days ago


  22. BLACK8ces Basketball NBA2K20-30

    BLACK8ces Basketball NBA2K20-30

    9 days ago

    he grabbed that5head and blew his breathe...uhOh lolol

  23. Tom C

    Tom C

    9 days ago

    So it begins with Zion... So tired of the media trying to push these guys out of small markets. It got so annoying with Giannis last year. Everyday, I could find a new article or video talking about him leaving.

  24. Simply ELITE

    Simply ELITE

    9 days ago

    Molly looks washed

  25. Dre Wright

    Dre Wright

    10 days ago

    Zion plays like he's in a video game

  26. Hoodie Pat

    Hoodie Pat

    10 days ago

    Max violated lol he said you know what you’re right the Lakers will probably get Kim 😂😂😂

  27. Jr Woodson

    Jr Woodson

    10 days ago

    I would never play for the New York Knicks never

  28. Kevin Clarke

    Kevin Clarke

    10 days ago

    They be acting like teams in the nba be going 10 - 20 straight wins without loosing oh the knicks won 6 straight wins they havent won 6 straight in 7 years so what the only team that actually had a winner record for the past 10 years was golden state correct me if im wrong

  29. Diego Cavalcanti

    Diego Cavalcanti

    10 days ago

    The way SAS said "jordan hill..." KILLED me, bruh 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  30. Kale Kale

    Kale Kale

    10 days ago

    You can tell they acting if you talk to them ima pretend like I don't know you

  31. Charles godwin

    Charles godwin

    11 days ago

    We aint good enough for zion smh i agree!

  32. 12Gage *KingTut*

    12Gage *KingTut*

    11 days ago

    Team Chemistry -1500

  33. Frank Brockway

    Frank Brockway

    11 days ago

    Zion to the knicks on the future

  34. Rico BS

    Rico BS

    11 days ago

    God u gotta love that troll smile man lol Go lakers not tru fan lol if he hop and bandwagon tho loll 🤣🤣

  35. Kyron Lieman

    Kyron Lieman

    11 days ago

    He meant the arena not the team

  36. Yuze Wu

    Yuze Wu

    11 days ago

    Imagine if Zion goes to the Knicks lol... Zion/Randle/RJ, that's crazy.



    11 days ago

    We not getting no Zion

  38. Ali Baba

    Ali Baba

    11 days ago

    Julius randle with hops, lol.

  39. Kevin Dorish

    Kevin Dorish

    12 days ago

    Beautiful debate. I loved every minute.

  40. Oliver Ramos

    Oliver Ramos

    12 days ago

    Thank god for the timestamp I don't have to listen to Max in regards to my new York knicks

  41. R P

    R P

    12 days ago

    I don’t get Max’s Zion longevity comments. Like he’s implying the guy won’t last 6 seasons. There is no indication of that. When he talks about any other young player, does he mention the fact that they might not be healthy 6 years from now? Zion has barely missed any games this season, if any at all.

  42. Lyricaly Artistic

    Lyricaly Artistic

    12 days ago

    He will go to new york when he becomes a free agent

  43. Lyricaly Artistic

    Lyricaly Artistic

    12 days ago

    STA I know how it feels when you don't get the player you want witch means leave the players alone that be having talks of spurs or miami and oh I said the knicks was gon be a playoff team this year because they are very talented team

  44. Gregory Buck

    Gregory Buck

    12 days ago

    Max right. LA Lakers control the’s all part of there plot. When Lebron leaves for Cleveland to retire the lakers are getting zion in FA.

  45. Dennis Tyler

    Dennis Tyler

    12 days ago

    Zion would like the Boston fans too...

  46. icecreaman2010


    12 days ago

    I've worked in NYC and I've lived in California. NYC is good for anyone until about 24 or so. After that its no more cold. Out of here, traded in my snow shovel for sunshine. NYC is good for under 25yrs old or so. Dealing with millions of people , driving in NYC and Jersey and snow is not so fun . If there ever is a city that is the matrix movie I would say its NYC.

  47. Cody Birchfieeld

    Cody Birchfieeld

    12 days ago

    I love your ad pain steven a

  48. daniel tomlinson

    daniel tomlinson

    12 days ago

    SAS low key depressed

  49. Donna Winter

    Donna Winter

    12 days ago

    SAS is a useless human being. We got RJ BARRETT. There's nothing to be depressed about. This dude is such a clown.

  50. Lawnie08


    13 days ago

    Say what you will about Molly..however her cracking up @6:07 over Stephen A’s anguish is HILARIOUS. Lol

  51. Clifton Moore

    Clifton Moore

    13 days ago

    The Knicks might be in 🌆🗽The Garden, however, i just wish i was 😄!

  52. Money Gang

    Money Gang

    13 days ago

    Max " YOU CAN'T REACH IT!.. "



    13 days ago

    John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

  54. Pizza Man

    Pizza Man

    13 days ago

    New Orleans will never let go of Zion! Keep dreaming NY! Can't control what Zion does when his Pels contract ends, but for at least the next 4 seasons we Pels fans will love it 🤣😂😜

  55. Rose Namajunas

    Rose Namajunas

    13 days ago

    SAS so consistent after so many years he can win an Oscar.

  56. junior ochoa

    junior ochoa

    13 days ago

    But zion is a julius type player and julius is a big part of the Knicks success. I think they'd do much better with a lamelo ball

  57. nate nelson

    nate nelson

    13 days ago

    Knicks fans can’t be happy if they can’t attend the games there. And watch Zion in a empty house ... Also I could see the big three of Duke come to NYK. RJ, Zion and Cam.

  58. Igorot Eye Views

    Igorot Eye Views

    13 days ago

    nah zion cant do ANYTHING

  59. Joyal Koshy

    Joyal Koshy

    13 days ago

    Stephen Smith faking those emotions was oscar worthy

  60. Memphiz 10 Boi

    Memphiz 10 Boi

    13 days ago

    Y'all have a MVP on your team already

  61. OTTO Sophia

    OTTO Sophia

    13 days ago

    Axed that ???

  62. Young Suit

    Young Suit

    13 days ago

    6:00 listens to exodus by bob marley once

  63. djshortcutt


    13 days ago

    Listen if AD would have stayed in N.O and just given Zion a chance!! They would have won the title last year, instead of AD & LeBron

  64. Eugene Oleary

    Eugene Oleary

    13 days ago

    Don't be shocked if zion and Morant go to the knicks to team up with Barrett

  65. Graeme Matamua

    Graeme Matamua

    13 days ago

    Haahha steven got some PTSD hhaha

  66. tubenachos


    13 days ago

    Pelicans are still not a good team. Why?

  67. Knowledge B

    Knowledge B

    13 days ago

    I’m digging in my closet as we speak!

  68. yuyufool117


    13 days ago

    espn is reaching at this point.

  69. James Yates

    James Yates

    13 days ago

    Smith's rants are getting tiresome and dull . Smith desperate to be an entertainer.

  70. Lean6


    13 days ago

    New York and Philadelphia have the most obnoxious and hostile fans and media. It’s no wonder that no super stars want to play there...until they’re washed up.

  71. MoMoneyLessProblems


    13 days ago

    We ain't waiting seven years for Zion. He can mob over in four years after his Rookie contract is up or he can watch as the Knicks ascend to championship contenders in four-five years.

  72. WonkaBots


    13 days ago

    Was Jordan’s favorite place. Shea was chippers favorite place...

  73. Mike Laundry

    Mike Laundry

    13 days ago

    Outside of when the Knicks had Ewing they have been garbage for the last 30 years. They are only relevant because the town they are in which is also overated like the Knicks.

  74. Hum Dee

    Hum Dee

    13 days ago

    I'll ALWAYS pick JULIUS RANDLE over Zion!!

  75. Jonathan hicks-pepin

    Jonathan hicks-pepin

    13 days ago

    people in the future wont know the difference between an axe and a question

  76. Replica


    14 days ago

    Its always the LAKERS!

  77. Raymond R

    Raymond R

    14 days ago

    Zion as Knicks lit

  78. ChubbThaGOAT 216

    ChubbThaGOAT 216

    14 days ago

    lol he will never go there. Just like lebron never did. LeBron also said it was his favorite place to play lmao

  79. Shazam096


    14 days ago

    Stop it RJ has been amazing for you guys. give him the love he desired!

  80. Sky1Luv


    14 days ago

    The ending with Max was so dope. And so on point. Lol and smh.

  81. Michael Still

    Michael Still

    14 days ago

    Knicks fans right now “omg Zion coming here we back 2027 nba champs we getting KD KYRIE STEPH LEBRON GIANNIS & ZION”

  82. Pcorf Creations

    Pcorf Creations

    14 days ago

    Williamson is a beast. A true power forward.

  83. Edward Dean

    Edward Dean

    14 days ago

    Zion won't leave NO. Too much money on a Max Deal.

  84. Shabazzatta


    14 days ago

    Zion will not have a great career at best he stays relatively healthy he'll have an average career.

  85. Shabazzatta


    14 days ago

    Can the Knicks win a friggin playoff game before everyone gives them the keys to the city!

  86. Stephen T

    Stephen T

    14 days ago

    This RJ slander needs to stop....

  87. King Charles FNLC

    King Charles FNLC

    14 days ago

    I like how when they talk the female goes off screen, Nothing against her it’s just sometimes you wonder if she knows much about the topic

    • RexRizzle


      4 days ago

      Her job is a moderator, not to debate

  88. Fullblast Radio

    Fullblast Radio

    14 days ago


  89. Kalan Hitchens87

    Kalan Hitchens87

    14 days ago

    Rj good friends with z

  90. jaydadon777


    14 days ago

    Ion like how they talkin bout RJ like he wasn't a star in college... he was that fire on the team when zion wasn't dunkin... RJ gonna be that next man up if healthy... they would be great together yes but stop sleeping on RJ

  91. Debron Zillliardaire gang

    Debron Zillliardaire gang

    14 days ago

    I was about to say that this is the time Stephen A speaks without screaming and rebuttals till he his true nature popped out at the end. Female tendencies

  92. Travis Gamberger

    Travis Gamberger

    14 days ago

    I will never and i mean ever listen to anything Max say about my Knicks... walk on, you already left

  93. meep


    14 days ago

    zions voice dont match his looks 😭😭😭😭

  94. Matthew Robinson

    Matthew Robinson

    14 days ago

    “WE CAN’T REACH IT, WE CAN’T GET ZION” - Stephen A. 😭

  95. Johnason Lin

    Johnason Lin

    14 days ago

    Hahahah, Max : you know what Lakers would get Zion Max totally gave up comforting Smith A

  96. Front_Runner


    14 days ago

    The Knicks have a fun exciting and team oriented culture this year. They are becoming a destination again. They're a playoff team with a ton of draft picks and the lowest team salary in the league.

  97. CEW MO

    CEW MO

    14 days ago


  98. om yongsuwankul

    om yongsuwankul

    14 days ago

    Knick used to be the destination

  99. Martez Chaney

    Martez Chaney

    14 days ago

    Max that was a good one at the end lol 😂 Lakers will probably get him lmfao 🤣

  100. magicmatt1171


    14 days ago

    If he does go to NY, which he wont, he'll be wasting his prime. He's a good player not great. He can't win a title by himself no one can in the NBA today. So who else would go there?