Giannis’ closeout game wasn’t the best in Finals history - Stephen A. & Max agree | First Take

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Giannis’ closeout game wasn’t the best in Finals history - Stephen A. & Max agree | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Kendrick Perkins debate whether Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 50-point performance in Game 6 was the greatest closeout in NBA Finals history.

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  1. Adrian Canas-Mendes
    Adrian Canas-Mendes
    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If the player is non American then Stephen a Smith is not down with them.

  2. david kelln
    david kelln
    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    17000 inside, 65000 outside, all cheering their lungs out. The rest of the team struggling to hit shots, and he just gets it done on both ends. All of this means nothing because Kyrie, Leonard, and AD were hurt? Really Kellerman?

  3. david kelln
    david kelln
    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ can we rag on Giannis and/or the Bucks today?

  4. Jdspnking11
    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So Max’s argument for Giannis not having the best close out game is because the Nets weren’t healthy?

  5. MasterT
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Shame on this people trying to downplay what giannis is doing..

  6. Over Charging For The Cold Crush!
    Over Charging For The Cold Crush!
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS a sucker

  7. James Winny
    James Winny
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    These so called “ analysts “ can’t help but get back to being negative. Giannis has been on an upward trajectory since he entered the league. This is his moment and no matter what SAS, Max or even SKip says, Giannis took that game and left no doubt.

  8. J Clutch
    J Clutch
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They really praised Giannis for 1 night and now they backtracking it all and takin it away from him

  9. Jon Snow
    Jon Snow
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis made 50 points on 25 shots against the Suns and Jordan made 45 points on 35 shots against the Jazz

  10. Gavin Mast
    Gavin Mast
    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why can’t they just say he had a great finals and finals performance giannis obviously did not play in the 70s or those eras

  11. ThePlyrMava
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How was it not the greatest closeout game in history? It was better than Dirk, better than Magic, better than Jordan in their legendary closeout games. Giannis deserves his moment.

  12. Rezha Adrian Tanuharja
    Rezha Adrian Tanuharja
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dear ESPN, let SAS take his day off! The guy need some sleep to think clearly

  13. Misael C
    Misael C
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I really dislike SAS disrespectful attitude towards Max smh makes me not wanna watch his shows

  14. Derek Anthony smith
    Derek Anthony smith
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Yes I was blew about them free throws

  15. Nathan Sellers
    Nathan Sellers
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You know what these analysts rarely take into consideration? The super team culture of the NBA. Michael Jordan would be crushed in that era. Would have retired many years earlier.

  16. Willis 6
    Willis 6
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    These 3 shouldn’t have a job anymore

  17. Brazybrespo
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Yall all salty cause he changed his Mind on his take foh acting like once someone says something they cant change their mind

  18. Brian Yochem
    Brian Yochem
    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    stupid espn what a dumb conversation.

  19. yannick willems
    yannick willems
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS is a clown

  20. Keith Moore
    Keith Moore
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How about building that wall and making him pull up?

  21. Nick Papaioannou
    Nick Papaioannou
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Max is starting to get fed up with Stephen a and I don't blame him.

  22. C K
    C K
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Max Kellerman: context matters whilst coming up for every reason as to how lucky milkauwee were in there playoff run Also Max Kellerman: the greatest all time moment isn't giannis( but its in the moment where I wasn't born ) You weren't born yet so how would know their road to the finals or have any understanding of context back then And plus when the dust settles context doesn't even matter, it's all etched in stone. Did you win a ring or not.

  23. Johnason Lin
    Johnason Lin
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Love you Max , keep it up dude. Hope you can overtake SAS one day. Take it as a training and learn from him , but dispose his bad habits don't talk personal and unprofessional impatient black attitude.

  24. Kelvin L. M.
    Kelvin L. M.
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Lol just 1 championship in a league full of injuries and suddenly people compared Giannis to Jordan. 🤣🤣🤣.

  25. Chrispy
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The title is demeaning

  26. Y2Jmarco1
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  27. Goro Majima
    Goro Majima
    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why do people listen to them any more, they're clowns.

  28. Kodey Moore
    Kodey Moore
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    ESPN is a joke now

  29. Kingpin 561
    Kingpin 561
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bro it’s really annoying when people bring up players getting hurt that happens every year bro it’s just the luck of the draw you got to be a little lucky TO WIN a CHAMPIONSHIP

  30. sohan1251
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can we please just give a champ his flowers for once

  31. cosmic rr
    cosmic rr
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    time to unsub this sht!

  32. axel lukaszek do carmo
    axel lukaszek do carmo
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Perk sucks get him fired

  33. The Juice Alert !
    The Juice Alert !
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis’ 50 point game was the best close out game in NBA Finals history.

  34. torpedospurs
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Frasier's 36-7-19 isn't talked about more because everyone just remembers Willis Reed starting the game while bearing a torn thigh.

  35. JR Crashin
    JR Crashin
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Lmao any rice any corn any oxtails any turkey legs 🤣🤣 big perk know how to eat good I can tell

  36. Six Winters
    Six Winters
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I hate when these dudes compare teams from the 80's. The league was unathletic and one dimensional asf then. Exactly why Jordan dominated. Just give Giannis his due. The man scored HALF HIS TEAMS POINTS. Actions speak loud! 🗣

  37. Jovani Joestar
    Jovani Joestar
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you would of told me MJ dropped 45 and hit the game winner i would of been amazed but think thats why hes Jordan aka the goat if you told me Giannis dropped 50 with 17-19 freethrows and a 3 in the biggest game of his career i would of called you a liar

  38. BlueM
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Inside the NBA with Shaq, Ernie etc is the only legit sports show. First Take and the rest are just scripted tv shows

  39. Terence Winters
    Terence Winters
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    His blocks led to transition points. He threw or caught those blocks himself.

  40. Corey Wiley
    Corey Wiley
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Lmao Max pulled Stephen A's card

  41. Jon Alvy
    Jon Alvy
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Magic's first title win in '80 playing for KAJ. Plus a triple double the game before but there are many great players who had great games in finals Giannis is just another.

  42. TorresLOL
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He had 25 shots

  43. Bo Rood
    Bo Rood
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bob Pettitt, 1958

  44. Robby Baguidy
    Robby Baguidy
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why they taking away his credit and greatness

  45. Joel Olvera
    Joel Olvera
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS was one of the credits criticizing him lmao

  46. Perfect Legend
    Perfect Legend
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Max keep bringing up injuries like its not a part of game! irrelevant

  47. Perfect Legend
    Perfect Legend
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis # 1 right now over Lebron, Kawhi and KD ! PERIOD MVP 2x , DPOTY and Finals MVP and All Star MVP he’s the best right now hands down

  48. Chrys Methe
    Chrys Methe
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    America thinks it's always better at something. Funny thing is our education system. Is lacking. When it comes to wars we've failed horribly since WW2.

  49. Chrys Methe
    Chrys Methe
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The Phoenix Suns to me weren't the epic type Finals team

  50. Junior-Corrado Soprano
    Junior-Corrado Soprano
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Oh no u didn't Steven a Smith. Comb ur hair today

  51. o dibua
    o dibua
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    These dudes were ready to call Zion Williams the next best player in the world off of nothing/crown him in history, but since Giannis is not American they are down on him... I also never want to hear anyone on this network say defense is important again. They are ignoring an entire half of the game when talking about greatest game.

  52. xyzncroni ze
    xyzncroni ze
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS loves showing off infront of perk to make max look stupid

  53. Chucky Face
    Chucky Face
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They wouldn't of beating Brooklyn healthy that's true but Phoenix wouldn't of been in the finals if Lakers or the Clippers were healthy so basically it should of been the Clippers vs Nets in the finals

  54. Daebido Buraku
    Daebido Buraku
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Perkins totally wrote off the Bucks after the Suns won the first 2 games. He said it was impossible for them to win. Now he looks like a jackass

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Someone drops 50points, 14rbs and 5 blocks and now it's context matters? 😂😂😂😂😂😂. Wow. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  56. SangOh Kim
    SangOh Kim
    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis finally played like a DPOY and it was scary. Can't wait for Bucks Nets series next season. I know Nets were hurt and went to game 7 so most people would have nets as the favorite, but Giannis became a different animal. I wouldn't be surprised if Giannis consistently outplays KD by dominating in the paint and making his free throws. And btw, Divincenzo and Jrue Holiday can do a GREAT job defensively on Harden and Kyrie. And they still have different bodies to throw at KD. Can't wait to see it, but I have the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7.

    1. Shiv
      5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Giannis wasn’t even guarding kd this year playoffs and i think if anyone can slow down kd its him. Hopefully he can step up next year and take the challenge.

  57. 10 outta zen
    10 outta zen
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    and enuff with brooklyn was injured.. there was a healthy KD and there was a healthy was an even matchup and the bucks got it done

  58. Oblong Rectangle
    Oblong Rectangle
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    At this point, SAS just giving whatever takes to grab attention.

  59. omellyify
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They played that Clyde Frazier footage and I laughed lmao. Ain’t no way that’s better than Giannis

  60. Nathan Coletta
    Nathan Coletta
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen A hates on Giannis, Luka and Jokic so much cos they're European 😂 Europeans taking over NBA Stephen A 😂

  61. Joicy Gangmei
    Joicy Gangmei
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen A Smith is an American online drop out medical student who wish to be a surgeon..

  62. Saiwsi Ntilti
    Saiwsi Ntilti
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The dirty aftermath oceanographically influence because mexican temporarily scream beyond a crabby hat. uneven, medical bagpipe

  63. Young God
    Young God
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They really full of 🧢

  64. Young God
    Young God
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen A is a hateful condescending scumbag

  65. jewel
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bro these dudes is clowns

  66. Michael Adeyanju
    Michael Adeyanju
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS wished suns won 🤣🤣 u can tell he ain't happy

  67. Lan Weng
    Lan Weng
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Finally perks respect giannis😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  68. CasperHanseen
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is indeed THE BEST closeout game in nba finals HISTORY

    1. CasperHanseen
      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  69. Julie Goyen
    Julie Goyen
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The colorful laundry identically taste because dish philly scrub to a unknown pest. level, damaged blow

  70. Lan Weng
    Lan Weng
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Not only of off but also in def iconic closing game 50pts 5block

  71. Jibbe
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Context matters ? So why don't you mention that Giannis hyperextended his knee few days before the finals?

  72. Garshaun McCombs
    Garshaun McCombs
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    One thing I will say is Giannis team is better now which only helps him ,when a team cant put 100% eyes on just him so I’m saying maybe we should have never criticized him for the previous 2 years

  73. Anesu C
    Anesu C
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I would say it was the single greatest closeout game, in a game 6 in a finals when the game 6 was an elimination of all time.

  74. Henry Romain
    Henry Romain
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Stephen A smith needs to go can’t stand the dude anymore

  75. Justin 23
    Justin 23
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thought 50 was better than 45 and 42

  76. Umoja investing
    Umoja investing
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Magic Johnson…….

  77. Nikitas J.R.
    Nikitas J.R.
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Perkins u r racist af u hate giannis coz giannis ain't from USA f u 😤

  78. Kyle del rosario
    Kyle del rosario
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    giannis should go on a yacht or have some famous rapper beside him and get tattoo this offseason..he also should have flopped or get cramps 12 seconds before the game ends to earn sympathy..instead he remains the humble guy as he is..which i love the most about him..the guy went to a drive thru the day after the finals..lmao..of course kd, lebron and others who won a championship will be better...that's reality

  79. Noah Palmer
    Noah Palmer
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The best closeout game ever was giannis' and 2nd was tim duncan's quadruple double I believe as a rookie (perhaps year 2). The greatest closeout game was MJ's because of the occasion and the circumstance - game winner in what was supposed to be his last ever game to win a 2nd three peat.

  80. Rx003
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Man this title tho

  81. solomon oladele
    solomon oladele
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Respect to Perkins💯💯🙌🏾

  82. MambaRooskii
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    As soon as perkins opens his mouth i change the viewo

  83. Arcadian
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    His name is Walt Frazier.

  84. Jef Bishop
    Jef Bishop
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They beat the Nets please give me credit for that , the suns beat them too , KD was okay , no excuse give them credit max killerman

  85. Barry Sanders
    Barry Sanders
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Max is right. Clyde killed a strong Lakers team. On both sides. And he is no where near 7 ft like Giannis.

  86. Karim Wood
    Karim Wood
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis had a better close out game than MJ did for his 1st championship at a similar age.

  87. C T
    C T
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    When Perk has a segment “he did it in great fashion” “address like the numbers on the house “ every. single. time.

  88. I G
    I G
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    perkins is so awkward do they have to stare at us like that while theyre not talking

  89. Thctony
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    1st time brothers won a championship together and back 2 back

  90. Abhimanyu Yadav
    Abhimanyu Yadav
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What is even the point of coming up with these video titles??? They win a chip and this is your bumass caption????

  91. YoungReezy DaGoat
    YoungReezy DaGoat
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Giannis Lucky asf he Cheaped Shoted Kyrie or we wouldn’t be talking about him. But now he’ll stay and now we get a round 2🥱😈

  92. Maxwell Dyer
    Maxwell Dyer
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The chemistry on this show is awful u can tell stephen a and max dont really like eachothet

  93. east west
    east west
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Truth is espn hired stephen for controversy not analysis .

  94. Mercury M
    Mercury M
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He overcame his short comings in the most pivotal moment! That’s just unbridled confidence.

  95. nvr2serious cc
    nvr2serious cc
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS gotta go....he deviated from being a good analyst to a pure diva entertainer....cannot give non Americans their just deserved respect

  96. Maki Villaverde
    Maki Villaverde
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    SAS make blasphemy again really no wonder he watered down these days

  97. Jerzflow
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sleepy Smith

  98. top notch sports
    top notch sports
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    of course not. dont get silly bec he won 1 against a below average team that had 1 good season.

  99. p1trickcdn
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Max - ok so it's not the best? Stephen a - did I not say that? Max - so it's not the best? Stephen a - can't put it anything above Jordan's 45 Max - ok. I agree it's not the best. It is not the best. Stephen a - here's why you're wrong

  100. Benjamin Briggs
    Benjamin Briggs
    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Game on the line. Open Shot. The fate of the Universe. Martians have a laser point at Earth… I WANT IGUADALA