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James Harden is 'the greatest scorer in the NBA' - Stephen A. | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take debate who is the best offensive player in the NBA. Stephen A. explains why he thinks Houston Rockets star and reigning MVP James Harden is the best scorer in the league today.
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ItsJust MeRye
ItsJust MeRye 3 kun oldin
I bet max Keller has a Lil dick 😭 hates on everything typical lil dick syndrome ‼️ James harden is better then Lebron in the scoring category hands down anyday I can bet harden for 30 the least
Darrel Eddings
Darrel Eddings 21 kun oldin
Too bad his step back is a travel.
Brian Schendel
Brian Schendel 22 kun oldin
Stephen can you please help Max with some obvious excitation of James Harden?
Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen 22 kun oldin
Jordan and Kobe both shot more FTs during their scoring streaks...
JT Luxx HD
JT Luxx HD 24 kun oldin
58Points...not even his Season high.
Roman Warner
Roman Warner 25 kun oldin
Um. I’d take James harden over steph or lebron. Lebron is failing with the lakers and curry can not carry a team. He has 4 other all stars on his team it’s easy for curry to score.
Corey Maddox
Corey Maddox 25 kun oldin
Back-2-Back MVP..#DaBeard #PeriodPointBlank
Scott Beattie
Scott Beattie 29 kun oldin
God I love James Harden and who’s watching this when he is averaging 36.6 ppg
FalloutFanBoy111 Vault Tec
Always the same Max open your eyes and enjoy the regular season you can tell he has never played the game before. James also leads the league in tipped passes but ya'll just inflate stats that you want people to know rather then telling the whole truth... He is on a historical run never done by anyone other then WILT THE STILT stfu Max you just a hater.
Jordan Jerez
Jordan Jerez Oy oldin
Kobe? Really he’s had nine straight 40+ and 4 straight 50+. Most points scored in a month like 40 times. Kobe has much more in his arsenal and had more competition and still scored tuff ass shots. Harden just does travel steobscks and shoots tons of free throws.
ray guidry
ray guidry 2 oy oldin
Max is an idiot
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
harden go win back to back MVP
Broskii Beats
Broskii Beats 2 oy oldin
without free throws James Harden is trash
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
hell no! he's averaging 8+ assist, 6+ rebounds,top 5 handles in NBA, best stepback in NBA, one of Best euro in NBA n he's got the second most three point shots made this season right after curry
Ralph Rod
Ralph Rod 2 oy oldin
Harden is a glorified Melo Stephen A should be ashamed of himself
Anna liza Hernandez
Maybe one of the greats but NOT the Greatest. Defense now is not as tough as 80’s to 90’s up too early 20’s
Michael Massari
Michael Massari 2 oy oldin
Harden got that slip More than K.G. and Jamal Crawford *COMBINED*
ibanezadam
ibanezadam 2 oy oldin
It's true
Nigraucity Live
Nigraucity Live 2 oy oldin
A modern day James Worthy on Steroids!
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
right now he's looking like Kobe that can REBOUND n pass Better than Lebron
Augustine Gwynne
Augustine Gwynne 2 oy oldin
he just went 1-17 on 3 pointers. GTFO
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
jus one game, curry had a 0-11 3point game before
zbib43
zbib43 2 oy oldin
last I checked KD still play.. Harden is not better offensively than KD
Ace Lyp
Ace Lyp 2 oy oldin
I'm always confused what's this girl in the middle s job
Duwoop Liberachi
Duwoop Liberachi 2 oy oldin
max Keller man shouldn't even be on first take anymore talking like that. How is harden not top 5 ? 🤔
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
harden is better than Lebron
G Hami
G Hami 2 oy oldin
Carmelo wasn’t a good fit with Harden because they both play iso ball
gp1497
gp1497 2 oy oldin
Harden is overrated garbage
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
harden is not overrated, he's Great
Derrick L Green
Derrick L Green 2 oy oldin
this stuff of saying a guy is the greatest of all time or the best scorer ever but they don't count the whole nba they say you cant count this or that if u do that then its not the itsthe the greatest of all time or the best thje nba has ever seen go back and look up the numbers Wilt put up then come back and say he is not the best its a joke
Nolan
Nolan 2 oy oldin
Anyone that says KD isn’t the best all around scorer ever...you’re wrong.
Matthew Carlos
Matthew Carlos 2 oy oldin
I wouldnt say Harden is the best scorer in the Nba. Although his stats show him to be a top 3 player in the league, the percentages and free throws taken are overlooked in almost everybodys analysis of him. The man is shooting pretty bad at 43% fg and even worse from the 3. Plus the BIGGEST factor in his stats is the fact that he shoots more than 20 free throws a game which is absurd considering people are calling him "the best offensive player in the Nba. Heck, even Curry shooting better than that and he also getting stats close to him with rebounds/assists but with better percentage and WAY less free throws(people just like to watch the highlights and forget other players that are more consistent just because Hardens game looks better). Even Giannis is shooting 60% from fg and gets higher stats. Harden is a great player, just not the player everybody hyping him to be. Stop freaking out because he made that last shot, he missed 5 of them before that lmao.
Theng Yang
Theng Yang 2 oy oldin
Kd is the best scorer in the NBA now...and it's not even close....stop it ESPN...Quit hyping up players...
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KobeTGOD
KobeTGOD 2 oy oldin
Kobe got the most skills ever.
KobeTGOD
KobeTGOD 2 oy oldin
Kobe The Best Basketball Player Ever.
KobeTGOD
KobeTGOD 2 oy oldin
Y’all don’t know shit about basketball that’s why I’ll never watch this 💩 again.
KobeTGOD
KobeTGOD 2 oy oldin
Harden TRAVELS 😴
Juwan Dunbar
Juwan Dunbar 2 oy oldin
King James harden go win back to back MVP
I U
I U 2 oy oldin
James h is not leading the league in assists max
Tynikia Benoit
Tynikia Benoit 2 oy oldin
King James... Hardin
thomson retotal
thomson retotal 2 oy oldin
Harden just got lucky because Steph Curry is injured early this season,,but still just look to the scores,, Curry made the NBA great again
Angel Ruiz
Angel Ruiz 2 oy oldin
reggie miller is boy ya be disrespecting
My Legacy
My Legacy 2 oy oldin
He aint the greatest nothing Everytime its time to be clutch like the playoffs 13 turnovers he aint shit when u apply real pressure
Smooth Gunna
Smooth Gunna 2 oy oldin
Appreciate all the brothers games, but there’s no way you can say if klay, Durant, and Green not playing together that steph will lead his team to something special but that kind of exposure would harm his game he needs at least one counter option to take the pressure off as oppose to harden. Literally every time harden gets the ball past half court it’s like the nigga gets that super glow(pause). His rhythm dribble is crazy insane like as soon he gets low and has that tunnel vision look it’s over. He started from nothing worked hard and kept getting better and better. He just needed verification about the progress in his game coming up realized he was on to something and never looked backed in that aspect.
john jahred
john jahred 2 oy oldin
Max sucking LJ's Balls Again!!.. enough with this!...lmao
john jahred
john jahred 2 oy oldin
Enough with Lebron already!.. witness the passing of the torch to James Harden!!.. MJ passed it to Kobe and Kobe to LJ, now LJ to Harden!!.. give players what are due for them..
Rafael Mendez
Rafael Mendez 2 oy oldin
The white guy is kinda dumb 🤔
Devante Carter
Devante Carter 2 oy oldin
KD led the league scoring 4x harden once he’s not fucking with KD scoring wise plus KD more efficient
Frank Lyons
Frank Lyons 2 oy oldin
annoying house negro.
Switch Volt
Switch Volt 2 oy oldin
I don't get why Max talks about this mvp has to be from playoff team stuff. If you have the most valuable player in the league on your team, the team better make the playoffs lol
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1100boyChief_ AR
1100boyChief_ AR 2 oy oldin
Cheatn ahh nigga be droppn ppl off overrated treadmill 🚶‍♂️
OhMyOkI-_-ll YT
OhMyOkI-_-ll YT 2 oy oldin
3:27 assists, so we juss gonna forget about westbrook
Sogekii
Sogekii 2 oy oldin
Any star in today’s game could be called this if they got 12-20 FTs a game man. Steph just averaged 42 on 4 FT. You don’t think Lebron, KD, Kawhi, Kyrie, gannis, Embid etc. I’m not saying he’s not nice but take the double step back travel and the high amounts of FTs away and he’s average 20-22 at best. Not bad still though imo
Muneeb Sharif
Muneeb Sharif 2 oy oldin
Harden is the best scorer right now but not the greatest offensive player so I agree with Max on this one. we know that steph and lebron are better than Harden despite not being great defenders (Lebron still has the ability to be a great defender but has to chose not to for the sake of his health). Is that Marginal difference in defense really worth the 7+ extra ppg Hardens giving you? no.
Nico McDonald
Nico McDonald 2 oy oldin
Max put it right on the money James Harden is great but he had to this in the playoffs that's when it's counts !! Facts
TremendousOne ELLIO
This was kinda mind boggling. Steven and Max are both right. So the answer is at the moment James Harden is number #1 for MVP race. Labron you better stop playing hurt, if you want that Goat recognition.
Anna A
Anna A 2 oy oldin
He's averaging that much because he doesn't have another superstar to share the ball with!! He's the only superstar on his team. If lebron wanted to be could average that much, but he passes to much to pad his stats. Curry was killing it before Durant came, but he has to share with Thompson and Durant.. Take Durant off, guarantee he will average 33 - 35 Durant as well, he's alwyas had superstars he played with, he had to Share with Harden and Westbrook, now he has to share with curry and Thompson, I no doubt in my mind believe Durant can average easily 35 a game Kawhi Leonard as well can average 32 easily, he scores so easily. But that's not his style.
K Booqie
K Booqie 2 oy oldin
FACTS!
jermaine greensword
Wow 6 years ago.. Mr Smith said this same thing about Durant... Are you saying now that James Harden.. Is better offensive player than Kevin Durant? I remember when you said that Durant would go down as the greatest scorer of all time so what has change.. Cause he playing team ball and has more help.. Sigh
Derrick Williamson
Except when it comes to LeBron James! these guys are so double minded its rediculous . when it comes to LeBron James he can do no wrong no wrong they max kellerman has used the same numbers he used to say James harden is not the best scorer in the league to say LeBron is ! its like these people want us to absolutely forget LeBron James couldn't win a championship without first creating the first super team in Miami and with this same super team lost against the wait.......wait for it.............. The Dallas Mavericks and not only did he get beat he got shut dowm! buy the................ Dallas mavericks!! not to mention the way they got man handled by the spurs and what did mister best player in the game do at the first sign of trouble..........wait for it............ He went to create another super team in Cleveland with the same big three he had in Miami with him and Dwayne wade and Chris Bosh with him and Kevin love and kyrie Irving not to mention all of the other pieces he asked for #he asked for to win another championship .James harden is in the top five players of all time and so is Kevin Durant so is derrick rose even with out a championship Carmel Anthony when he was in his prime was a top five player but as time goes by we tend to want to replace them with what's current I don't have a problem with that to each his or her own . but what I do have a problem with is max kellerman and may other sports commentators spewing this double standard when it comes to LeBron James while at the same time not ever taking into account that these players they are disrespectfully saying are not in the discussion as it pertains to being one of their greatest players never ran to make a super team which had a half hour sports tv.show calling them a super team in Miami to win a championship like their god LeBron James did! they stayed with their respected teams win or loose! and they are still killing the b.ball court putting up better numbers than LeBron that max kellerman just used to say James harden is not a top five player which were the same numbers they used to try and say LeBron is already better than jordan! . but people allow these bullcrap narratives that these sports commentators use! to influence their opinions on who is and who isn't in the discussion of who is great or not . its a shame too
donny russell
donny russell 2 oy oldin
NO!! He is not!! No defense in this garbage ass league!!
Jian C
Jian C 2 oy oldin
Greatest traveller
Jason
Jason 2 oy oldin
I would not be pulling out of Molly
RedLightning17
RedLightning17 2 oy oldin
Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry both better scorers and offensive players as a whole
Frankline Ombayo
Frankline Ombayo 2 oy oldin
13/35 🤔
Keith West
Keith West 2 oy oldin
James Harden performance over last few games is why Lebron James is OVERRATED GREATNESSES, is someone coming up with inflated stats on Lebron, come on let’s pick real ballers and move on.
alpha sow
alpha sow 2 oy oldin
Didn't mr smith make the same point about brony and curry?
Ajay #thereeyao
Ajay #thereeyao 2 oy oldin
A tech for having bad breath 😭😭😭😭
dave john dacalos
RIGHT!!!!
Fugg the feels
Fugg the feels 2 oy oldin
Stephen A. Flirting cause she love the bbc
FCC L
FCC L 2 oy oldin
SAS is the greatest bandwagoner of all time.
Soul & Fire SeNK'sET
I usally agree with the white dude , but here he is out of line with the MVP award and offensive player shit
Skurai Ver.3
Skurai Ver.3 2 oy oldin
Let em know MAXIMILIAN
grey benn
grey benn 2 oy oldin
Molly looking good in that Cowboy hat
Taha Ahmed
Taha Ahmed 2 oy oldin
Max talking facts
TeeyoTheLegend 00
BUT HE STILL CANT PLAY DEFENSE 😂😂
M O M O
M O M O 2 oy oldin
JAMES HARDEN IS THE REAL MVP💪💪
Jonh Lopez
Jonh Lopez 2 oy oldin
He is a flopper and falls down everytime he shoots. It's annoying
Joseph Mataele
Joseph Mataele 2 oy oldin
Not enough to beat Luka and the Mavs.
Owner of a Busted Ricecooker
Each and every fucking time they end with or at least squeeze Lebron in every conversation. This is starting to get irritating. It's like fucking CNN and Russia.
Cjay DaDon
Cjay DaDon 2 oy oldin
Every time someone has a few good games they always say “ this the best scorer or shooter in the nba “ this has to stop
Witty Wobbafet
Witty Wobbafet 2 oy oldin
Best offensive player in football
money trees30
money trees30 2 oy oldin
No way harden is a better scorer than Steph either. If they took the same amount of shots Curry would average 4 more ppg with waaay better efficiency
money trees30
money trees30 2 oy oldin
Harden is basically what A.I was
One_N_Done
One_N_Done 2 oy oldin
Stephen A.'s wife: 👀
Gerald Obien
Gerald Obien 2 oy oldin
I don’t know about that.. Any given person is a great scorer depending on the day.. It’s the system, if the media said it was the system that made Nash great then you have to say the same thing about Harden... But most likely the NBA is racist.
Jordan Mendoza
Jordan Mendoza 2 oy oldin
Westbrook is the best scorer in the nba don’t get it twisted u may not like him but it is the truth people reading this type in Westbrook highlights and see the numbers that come up then look at career stats he was playing with one of the best scorers in the nba kd and still was getting 50 point games
Cory-Ray Robert
Cory-Ray Robert 2 oy oldin
Harden the best in the season but when it's playoffs time I couldn't see that type of crazy shot he did against the Warriors in the playoffs he was without Paul no more excuses for saying Paul was injured that's why the Warriors won the round if you say that kind of excuse how come people are saying he did it without Eric Gordon and Paul this means that means it wasn't because he needed Paul he choked 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
supervong1
supervong1 2 oy oldin
I wanna be molly's horse
Gino Sokol
Gino Sokol 2 oy oldin
His handles are his weakness but dont forget his Vision. He can the whole court
MALLYGEEZ1
MALLYGEEZ1 2 oy oldin
People get caught in the moment so easily. The greatest scorer of all time? Smh
YAVIAH
YAVIAH 2 oy oldin
Harden is the MTP (Most Traveler Player)
Mrki Mrkic
Mrki Mrkic 2 oy oldin
J Harden is smootch he did 2/5 points from traveling and for flop fouls.. if he remove that street punk thing he would be more praised and respected,, he is referee fraud nba shayse
Josh Kabler
Josh Kabler 2 oy oldin
Hahahahahaha. Without fts he can't score at all. He can't even shoot 2 pointers. Laughable statement
biggmikeization
biggmikeization 2 oy oldin
Stephen A. been smoking Harden dick every since dat special Harden had when they played 1on1 he a band wagoner if he da greatest scorer in da league then why do his scoring avg and fg percentage drop habitually every year in da playoffs damn dummy
King of Fitness
King of Fitness 2 oy oldin
As many times as Russell Westbrook beat the Warriors with that amazing stat line,they wanna come with this bullshit?
multi150nyc
multi150nyc 2 oy oldin
SAS seems to usually ignore Molly more so than Max but notices her hat okay smh, one day Molly is gonna rip him a new one on a live episode and probably quit on air also for greener pastures.
tyrese young
tyrese young 2 oy oldin
Let’s talk about his vicious step back
Baha Rashid
Baha Rashid 2 oy oldin
Harden can put up 3's all day, but the way he does it is so damn repetitive. His step back seems to be the only move he does for isolation. He's not an athletic versatile scorer like lebron or kobe or kd or....etc.. the guy sticks to a small handfull of moves.. so annoying to watch. Hes got an unreal shot though.
James Beckham jr
James Beckham jr 2 oy oldin
I hate this white dude give this a like if y'all agree
Markie Thompson
Markie Thompson 2 oy oldin
Kyrie Irving is 6’3 and can score on anyone. Imagine if he was 6’5 or 6’6.
Tommywood
Tommywood 2 oy oldin
Curry and KD are above harden in terms of scoring and the statistics back it up
Ryan Lucas
Ryan Lucas 2 oy oldin
Last night he was a joke
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