My sadness for Chris Paul is 'inescapable' - Stephen A. | SC with SVP

4 700 ਦ੍ਰਿਸ਼ 309 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ

Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon discuss what Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns should take away from their run to the 2021 .

✔️ Subscribe to ESPN+
✔️ Get the ESPN App:
✔️ Subscribe to ESPN on PAtotal:
✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on PAtotal:
✔️ Watch ESPN on PAtotal TV:


  1. broadstreet21
    13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis is a piece of work.

  2. David McVey
    David McVey
    23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Screw CP3. He flopped his way to the Finals. He almost hurt Giannis too!

  3. Mccoy
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  4. Manuel Ayala
    Manuel Ayala
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Lol, CP3 is like carmelo, they more about getting paid than the championship.... If he was about championships he would have been to 4 finals by now.

  5. Ryan St. Pierre
    Ryan St. Pierre
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Is anybody baffled at the word inescapable 😂😂😂😂😂 what a word lmaooo

  6. Michael T
    Michael T
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I hope Chris Paul becomes a coach and wins multiple championships as a coach, if he doesn't do it in his playing career

  7. Izzy Lok
    Izzy Lok
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm glad bucks won. Period.

  8. Lvplack Bussy
    Lvplack Bussy
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My sadness for Stephen A hairline is inescapable.

  9. Javier Alarcon
    Javier Alarcon
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Good for him… thats what you get for eliminating my LAKERS

    1. John Belizaire
      John Belizaire
      4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Yeah at the end it's a wasted playoff year.

  10. 2152westchester
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris to many turnovers last games. Booker weak and lost the ball in last quarters last 2 games plus tryingto shoot over a f tree shouldpass that ball. The koby comparison we hearing f up his head. Can't compare a lion to a cat.. Wanted sun's to win but they really f up last 3 games

  11. Trendy_Charms
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    J Crowder.. Last year with Heat, and this year with Suns. Bad coincidence for him to be so close to win the ring and not getting it. 🤔🤔

  12. Ten Thirty
    Ten Thirty
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He went home to his mansion... I am not that sad for him.

  13. Bruce McCowan
    Bruce McCowan
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris Paul deserves everything he's got. 😂 😂 😂

  14. Seba J
    Seba J
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They could not guard Giannis at all😂

  15. Da Bears
    Da Bears
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Congrats to all the bucks fans and there organization they did it.. coming from a die hard bulls fan it was an amazing run the Bucks this season.. with that being said I absolutely agree with SAS this was Chris Paul last chance to get a ring 💍 and he’s team choked

  16. TheVotive
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    cp3 lakers will get you a chip SUNS SUCK an only got there from injuries

  17. nukeman444
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris ran into Giannis just like Iverson ran into Shaq.

  18. Espectro De La Yautja
    Espectro De La Yautja
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great series. Great suspense every game. Games were close and came down to the smallest of things. I really enjoyed the series.

  19. Genesis Cruz
    Genesis Cruz
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris Paul only chance now of winning a Championship is by joining a super team He wouldn't get as much credit though had won it with the Suns.

  20. October 17 Lefty Jason
    October 17 Lefty Jason
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris Paul needs to give up his leadership in the NBA to CURRY

  21. Kathi Lawton
    Kathi Lawton
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I am really sad for him too. It's heartbreakings

  22. GO BUCS
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sadness. I’m sure he’s fine with his millions.

  23. Jon Alvy
    Jon Alvy
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Oh I'm so sad for millionaire ballplayer with his beautiful wife and lovely family. He'll be fine his legacy is not effected ring or not. Plus he's got allstate commercial on TV. Yeah he's so sad

  24. revolt81
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Everytime the bucks logo gives wilbon antlers I die...

  25. Neonnxnxr
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    People, please give some respect. These players are all top notch whether you believe it or not. They have made millions while you sit at home full of sarcastic and sadistic remarks… let them play. Let them enjoy the job they love. I wanted my team to win , but am proud of the Bucks as well. Job well done boys, number 1 and 2 team in the country!

  26. Doctor  Sleep
    Doctor Sleep
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris has to join a superstar, an already built contender team!!!! Or else he is finished!

  27. TheExclusiveOne720
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You know what's amazing & such an eye opener about causal fans: When Toronto beat the Warriors in 2019 for the title, 2 things: 1: NOBODY elevated Kawhi Leonard's ALL-TIME status & greatness 2: NOBODY called out Steph Curry for not stepping up when it mattered most (go check his game 6 numbers) The ONLY theme was: -KD & Klay were hurt & if they play the series, Toronto doesn't win Notice how Giannis won his title &: -EVERYONE is elevating him & his ALL-TIME status -EVERYONE is knocking Chris Paul NOBODY is talking about the real theme: -If Kyrie doesn't get hurt, the Bucks do not win anything You can clearly see the average fan is a day to day, moment to moment fan

  28. TheExclusiveOne720
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If anyone in this comment section had Brooklyn going to the Finals (and possibly winning the title) BEFORE the season begin, after the season ended & before the series against the Bucks (and we know most of you did) & you're in here praising the Bucks, you just clearly have no standards, morals and don't really care about the "game" just care about "moments" And for any/all Laker fans, if you are in here knocking the Suns because you think they wouldn't have been in the Finals if AD was healthy but vouching for the Bucks knowing they only won because Brooklyn was hurt, then you guys are also characters that just care about "moments" and not the "game"

  29. yung mayo
    yung mayo
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ayton crumbled like a cookie when gianiss pimped him

  30. JC Torres
    JC Torres
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    he always has jake from statefarm

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  32. Paul Harris
    Paul Harris
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you have to count on injuries to get you to the finals you're probably not in a good situation. A healthy Laker team, a healthy Clippers team and a healthy Warriors team are going to be very tough to beat. Add to that a more experienced Mavericks team and Phoenix is facing a battle getting to the finals next year.

  33. GuardianJordann B
    GuardianJordann B
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    🤣🤣🤣🤣 so what. Everybody goes through the same thing and yall trash them. I dnt want to hear that.

  34. Alex Seidel
    Alex Seidel
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Im done hearing how the suns neever were expected to get to the finals. They would be first round exits of the lakers were healthy and if somehow they miraculously beat the lakers healthy they were not beating the clippers to took them to 6.

  35. Adam Selby
    Adam Selby
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    As a Suns fan, I'm just happy for a winning season. I'm happy for a playoff run. It's okay to not win, it's okay to fail. We will see where they fall next season.

  36. Rodney Drakeford
    Rodney Drakeford
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cp3 will never ever win a championship - they stretching to the moon and back on his career and he got swept 🧹 losing four in a row, Phoenix never had a chance to win, not sure why cp3 even on the trade table for any team - 🤷🏿‍♂️

  37. VIBEZZ_92
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So just forget about Devin booker rite ....?

  38. Ciceroboi 419
    Ciceroboi 419
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why so sad ? Just a year ago everyone was saying his career was over he was just two games away from being a champion how many other players can say that

  39. jj mak
    jj mak
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cp3 had his chance and now for his age it will be impossible to win a championship next season cuz of the level of competitive teams out there. Suns got lucky this season to be in the finals and they blew it so back to Lakers nation next year. GO LAKERS!!!

  40. Reginaold Wells
    Reginaold Wells
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen A. Get your response wright. Sadness, really? Chris Paul. Said it himself over a week ago, this is only basketball a sport. People in America getting shot and killed every night and racesism, that's sadness. This is only a disappointed to CP3. this man is a millionaire. And made more money in the play offs and championship game then any of us will see in a lifetime. and for the rest of the players on Arizona. Booker and others thay tried.

  41. Efren Grullon
    Efren Grullon
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Lots of love for Steven A and michael w but one thing very obvious, you guys looked like you just came out of funeral. Praise Giannis first and then talk all you want about chris. Analysts can show their favoritism, oh maybe Gianni is not black enough since he wasn't born in usa

  42. Falkon 77
    Falkon 77
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nobody cares

  43. Tariq Rahman
    Tariq Rahman
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Trade chris Paul to the wnba.

  44. Alberto Gonzalez
    Alberto Gonzalez
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He'll sign with LAL

  45. Jing Qi
    Jing Qi
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris Paul had the LOWEST plus/minus of any player in the finals and didn't deserve to win the chip based on his quality of play. This is also just more proof that CP is NOT a top 5 point guard all-time. People need to stop with that recency bias nonsense.

  46. Big Cat
    Big Cat
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen A. STFU!🤨

  47. Ronny Joslyn
    Ronny Joslyn
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm thoroughly enjoying how Wilbon gets antlers every few moments

  48. Mikeyy.
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cliff paul has a better legacy🤡🤡🤡

  49. Carol Phillips
    Carol Phillips
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bucks now won Back to Back championships Tampa Bay Bucs, Milwaekee Bucks in 2021, what drought

  50. Ge W
    Ge W
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen a. Sounds normal when he's loosing his voice

  51. Mo Lester
    Mo Lester
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    oh please. I guess he'll just have to go enjoy his $200 million net worth. I feel soooo sorry this pansy didn't win a title

  52. Carol Phillips
    Carol Phillips
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I actually Like both team Clippers, and Sun until CP3 Moment at the end of that game, him mouthing off at the fans. He got what he deserves, I actually only saw 1/2 of game 6, I couldnt stand watching to see CP3 play any more. I feel for Booker and the rest of the team, The championship was all their till they lost their focus.

  53. YRN RBLX
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Some players are not destined to win a championship. Chris Paul is on that list.

  54. Jordan Issaquah
    Jordan Issaquah
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The series was lost in game 4 when Chris Paul turned the ball over

  55. Get the bag
    Get the bag
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Paul is the dirtiest player in the league .so glad he didn’t win , so how do he do it the right way

  56. Boost Lee
    Boost Lee
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Maybe if he actually played basketball instead of flopping all the time, he might win a championship like giannis. He even taught his whole team how to flop. Smh

  57. iamram 19
    iamram 19
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Not sad at all. His attitude has always been salty and bitter with other players. Never liked him. And he's NOT a point god. Stop it!

  58. Alex Johnson
    Alex Johnson
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ayton is just entirely too soft.

  59. Tony Keo
    Tony Keo
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I like how they ignore how CP3 play poorly the last four games of the Finals. Making turnovers at a critical moment and not showing up when he need to. CP3 is a great player but he is not a leader.

  60. L D
    L D
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He is a healthy, famous millionaire Hall of Fame basketball player with a beautiful family and half his life ahead of him. Not sure there is anything to be "sad" about.

  61. kabook4000
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm taking curry, Irving, and dame , rondo over Paul any day all day!! Bucks got it done.

  62. bball kingoe
    bball kingoe
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris paul was lookin for fouls instead of hoopin. That’s why they lost

  63. JustNickPeriod
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    No one on the Suns team is going to feel good or look fondly at just making it to the finals and losing. Respect to them all but the guidance counselor mentality ain't working.

  64. savy zay
    savy zay
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris Paul y'all had it y'all just choke

  65. Dien Auto
    Dien Auto
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So many greats and hall of fame don't have a ring. It is never granted. He has the choice to stay, reinforce his team or do a KD LBJ move to get a ring.

  66. 101 on ARSENAL
    101 on ARSENAL
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    now he knows how Karl Malone & John Stockton feels.

  67. Nate Mallory
    Nate Mallory
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ayton’s complete milk carton performance in this series is reminiscent of Richard Dumas and most recently James Harden with OKC.

  68. Jaime Nava
    Jaime Nava
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Let’s not forget that Smith is a racist!!!

  69. The Basketball Historian
    The Basketball Historian
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "At 36, you can't help but think THIS IS IT." Winning the championship as the #1 guy on the team, sure. But I don't think it's over for CP3. Contenders want him even more now. As an older player, he's going to be a great 2nd or 3rd best player for a team with a chance at the championship.

  70. WstLakeMafia
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Not all great players win championships unless you form a super team in todays NBA, shots fired🔫. Congrats to Giannis for the love of the game and his team.

  71. Justin Humphrey
    Justin Humphrey
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  72. Earnist Se
    Earnist Se
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Im a bucks fan , but the suns were my second favorite team all season long . I have no sadness for him 1. Because my bucks won! And 2. Because cp3 didn't ball out like he needed to

  73. Sucrose
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They wouldn’t even be in the finals if the lakers were healthy, this was their chance at getting a ring.

  74. k3n12ock
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hate to say but the window for CP3 to get a ring has closed.

  75. Efraín Jiménez
    Efraín Jiménez
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Profound sadness?1? It's a freaking basketball game you big forehead biach.

  76. A P 3
    A P 3
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sadness for Chris Paul, why? He's a top 20 PG all time... But please STOP with the top 10 Point God talk. They lost 4 in a row in the Finals, that's it.

  77. 허미경
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The petite encyclopedia spatially fill because newsprint substantively ski into a enchanting vessel. crowded, rich quicksand

  78. Brice Cordova
    Brice Cordova
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  79. RC3
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    scott van pelt is an excellent host

  80. walter hank
    walter hank
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SVP looking like a orange

  81. sebastian absolution
    sebastian absolution
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    remember when devil stern nixed the cliff paul 2 the *lakers bac then. the association owned the hornets an stern pretti much made sure cliff would never win a ring.🥴🥴🥴

  82. Aaron Farley
    Aaron Farley
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    CP 3 was the Bucks second best player turning the ball over and choked !!!

  83. Greg Sizemo
    Greg Sizemo
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm not sad for the nut punching flopper. The basketball gods have chosen to forsake him.

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cp gonna be having nightmares about this series for the rest of his days 💀 I really enjoyed this championship series both teams fought hard every game congratulations to the Bucks

  85. bang skott
    bang skott
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris Paul is a CLOWN. Such a flopper and dirty player. He doesn’t deserve a ring

  86. Sir Evol's Random Video Official.
    Sir Evol's Random Video Official.
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris paul you can get champ next season

  87. Gerald Walls jr
    Gerald Walls jr
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chris retire... U done... Sorry u got. To thr finals

  88. Brody Siqueiros
    Brody Siqueiros
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'd argue the suns would still be in it for game 7 if cp3 would've showed for game 3 or 4

  89. Constantine Edmundson
    Constantine Edmundson
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Losing is part of the game but I feel him😇!

  90. Alic4444
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "His priority has always been winning the right way" meanwhile dude has starred in more crotch shot montages in his career than Patrick Beverley, Draymond Green, and every other "dirty" defensive player in history combined. Not to mention constantly undercutting players... and the good old flops.

  91. Clay Page
    Clay Page
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Meteors go downwards.

  92. rob19ny
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is karma for Chris Paul punching players in the nuts since College. And to lose in the promise land that is the Finals is the greatest despair he can experience. Beautiful.

  93. Yeng Vang
    Yeng Vang
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Devin Booker's first postseason of his career was amazing. You can't ignore that.

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I feel bad fpr cp3 but he had every thing set up for him after running thru the injury plagued west comf losing their best players up 2-0 & then he just didnt make the plays wen it mattered most also he ran into a force of nature in giannis

  95. 99jaymes
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Iverson set the standard for how a smaller guard could be if they respect their game enough to speak for itself. no on-court dirty plays or sideways actions that made u question his character. Even tho he never got a chip he earned hof status while in uniform thru his unique playstyle, But cp3 is a shiesty player and he will be questioned when hof voting occurs. His on court antics are in-escapable. He has always been an " habitual linestepper "(-charlie murphy) and his game does not speak greatness like others. its full of questions like - was he ever the best point guard in the league during his career ? Was his impact on the two teams he spent the majority if his career with - a positive impact ? Was cp3 a dirty player ? Overall definantly a one of the better players in the league but, is he even a top ten point guard of nba history?

  96. Jesus Figueroa
    Jesus Figueroa
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Come win a championship with us 💜💛

  97. MixDatSalt
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Gonna be REALLY tough for either team to make it back in the foreseeable future. I doubt the Nets, Lakers, and Clippers will all be crippled again. I'm so happy for Giannis though, he finally proved he can show up in the post season. He now belongs with the best in the league.

  98. Leonard knight
    Leonard knight
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Booker should go to L.A. Lakers ! it's ☀️.

  99. P4P Productions
    P4P Productions
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I agree with everything Stephen A said respectfully💯

  100. Byron ‘92
    Byron ‘92
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    CP3 to the Lakers