LeBron James is absolutely right with how the public view trades – Stephen A. | First Take

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LeBron James is absolutely right with how the public view trades – Stephen A. | First Take



Stephen A. Smith reacts to Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James comments about the Harrison Barnes in-game trade. Max Kellerman breaks down why players want to get traded a year before they hit free agency because they could get more money and look to go to a bigger market. Jalen Rose adds that being including in trades is part of that nature of what happens in the NBA.

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43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. Poli Gonzo

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    The only one that can talk there is Jalen the rest are dumb asses to make some money but Jalen is the only one that can talk because he played the game, that guy Stephen A omg is so ridiculous, he look the freaking dictionary every time he talk and is boring

  2. Leonica Paranal

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    LeBum tried to trade his whole squad before halftime. He don't have room to talk

  3. cholli4141

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    LB is taking about the media and fans treating players bad for forcing a trade, but calling it "business" when the front office trades a player. It's "business" in both situations.

  4. Greatest Ever

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Damn bruh no one gonna correct jalen at 6:10 when he said kyrie left San Antonio

  5. 2 PAC

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    GET TO THE FUCKING POINT PLEASEEEEEEE

  6. 2 PAC

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Molly is so damn sexy/gorgeous 😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️🌹💍

  7. Dante Avalos

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Where was I when Kyrie was in San Antonio???? lol 6:08

  8. ACTruitt

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    he's just trying to make someone else look bad because he's threatening to trade all the lakers youth away and ruin the franchise. lequeen never at fault

  9. whatever yaw

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    This shit happens in baseball all the damn time… why all of a sudden ppl are bitching about it??

  10. whatever yaw

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    HE KNEW HE WAS GETTIN TRADED AND DECIDED TO PLAY.. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? And btw this shit happens in baseball all the time and they just find out during the game. Why nobody says shit then??? Wonder why???

  11. Paul Joseph

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Is it me or the video always flickering?
    But yeah, the league isn't all about loyalty it's business…

  12. Josh Gardina

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    How you gonna feel bad for a dude who’s making 20 million a year to play basketball smh

  13. Harry Ortiz

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Does the NBA have a problem? The NBA trade deadline and allstar picks were bigger stories than the super bowl. The NBA is doing great.

  14. ELROBO ON YO MOM

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Steven racist a.ss smith !!!!! He manages too find racism under rock. In jungle in the clouds up his ass except in islam

  15. ELROBO ON YO MOM

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    White people help scared 😨help racism everywhere white people Hitler and Stalin help scared 😨help racism everywhere help scared 😨

  16. Dan Lewis

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Damn that trade story. Amazing

  17. Reece binx

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    undisputed is so much better than this

  18. Ginger Bread

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    What’s up with them switching cameras for a second 😂

  19. Adidas Man44

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    James always deflects the blame off himself..Ok James you just tried to trade your whole team away…the team u decided to join..so is that the owners fault? Players fault? Or yours????

  20. Top Flight Security Of The World Craig

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    If the topic ain't Lebron, we cant have fun! 😵😵🤞🏼

  21. get handles

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    The video twitching wtf

  22. Byron Blue

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    I woke up in Toronto and flew home with Knicks! 😂😂😂

  23. C Sanders

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Jalen Rose' barber is the real MVP

  24. Preem Fields

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    I paused and successfully caught the "flickering frame" 27 times. Just try to beat my score. Ha ha ha.

  25. tippytoes2345

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Ppl want to play in LA because we got lebron what yall talking about

  26. Matt

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Lebron is a fucking pussboi.

  27. Sole Survivor

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    The public's views are shaped by the media and the media (Stephen A. , Skip Bayless, Doug Gott., Jalen Rose, etc) are essentially employees of ownership via the networks. There job is to present owners in a more favorable light and if need be disparage the players.

  28. Islanders83

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Stephen A agrees with anything Lebron says since Lebron banned him from the cool parties a few years ago. Trying to get back on his good side.

  29. dkds DKDS

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    is Jalen stupid. At every job we know we can get fire at anytime, but we can also quit at anytime. As the manager has the right to fire you at anytime you also have the right to quit anytime. Player should have more right and freedom. management can ship me anywhere they want, at anytime, but if I want to go somewhere at my time it is a problem. I call that a modern slavery mentality

  30. Rene Parada

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    What Lebron really wants to say is that when a player demands a trade out of a team, he should not be called selfish. Because that's what happened to AD. Since we accept as a fan that when players get traded, it is all business, Lebron wants to change the narrative that when players like AD demand a trade, it will be considered as business. Call a spade a spade, he said. But the fact of the matter is that, even if owners and players are partners, the owners do more business decisions that affect not just the player, but his team, his staff, his business partners, and his fan base. While Lebron wants to call demanding a trade a business act by the player, it only serves himself. The partnership that owners and players get are bound by the CBA and the contracts they sign and should honor. The narrative should not be part of that and should not be changed. Lebron just wants what he wants for his own agenda, which makes him selfish.

  31. Jax Ace

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Lebron is like, if these GM’s keep trading players like change, then the players themselves might as well do the trading too, enter Anthony Davis. Bron is just ahead of his time with these moves, they hate him now but they’ll revere him later, when he’s gone/done.

  32. xCestLaVie1

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    LEBRON TRADES PLAYERS ALL THE TIME

    Him complaining about the teams is hypocritical.

    They pay his salary. These athletes never had a job before, they dont realize they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds.

  33. NCTRILLEST

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Jalen it's Kawhi not kyrie bruhh

  34. Death

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Lebron, KD & AD are the ones who will never be traded mid season.
    So wtf are they talking about???

    The left because they wanted a super team because they weren’t good leaders, Bronsexual back at it again with the LeExcuses.

  35. Mariah Lin

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Wait a minute?

    1. Teams pay players a big-time salary. Players are an asset, teams have the right to do what they want if they are contracted. Even if it isn't nice. Be professional.

    2. If you are a FREE-AGENT, then do whatever you want. That is your right as a player. Teams got no right to blame you.

    AD is NOT A FREE AGENT. He threw his team under the bus with this whole drama to squeeze the Pelicans. 2 wrongs don't make a right. LBJ might be a great basketball player, but boy does he live in a bubble. All the nonsensical comparisons too about "slavery"… damn.

  36. Jayden Ponce

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    The video keeps flickering

  37. Manny Casas

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Molly can't wait to go backstage and get a quickie from her man 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  38. Wesa Zazoo

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Screen flickering and we looking for MCU content like it’s the endgame! 🤣

  39. deepfreeze

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    WTF!! I thought my monitor is damaged -_- damn flickering clips.

  40. Brandino Macleodeto

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    It’s hard to sympathize with millionaires fighting with billionaires . HOW about talking about the WNBA- promote them. Draw up interest. Make them relevant

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    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

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  42. Jeffrey Jorge in san diego

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Jalen rose u deserved to be on knicks forever cause you trash i would drop 200 on you on bad day!!!!

  43. Jeffrey Jorge in san diego

    February 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Everything lebron do is lame dude is a bust. Like nigga want everything his way . dude the nba is not burger king and you dont get it your way …. Instagram post aint make no sense made me ask myself if this dude got brains and yea not showing up foe your team and stirring shit up causing there to be drama .. Makes even better …why sit down when ya faced the warriors it really shows character you supposed to hold it down for the team even though ya dont have the pieces but i rather take a good starting five than a bunch of all stars who cant play together ….damn this dude deff not a sport

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