Stephen A. and Max react to James Harden winning MVP: Is he a top 5 NBA player? | First Take | ESPN

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First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to James Harden winning the 2018 NBA MVP, and then debate if he is a top 5 player currently in the league.
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Andrew Mack
Andrew Mack 22 kun oldin
Steph Curry is averaging almost 30 with 4 other all-stars, shooting what, 50%? and 45% from three. He has also lead the league or is at least near the top with hockey assists every year. Not even mentioning the fact that Curry currently has a 1.9 assist/turnover and Harden is has a 1.5 assist/turnover ratio. Harden is amazing, but no one in the league is as efficient on offense as Steph. He shoots 66.9% true shooting, you wanna know the other guys that efficient? DeAndre Jordan and Rudy Gobert. Harden's usage rate is also ridiculous(Rightfully so) at 39.3%, Curry is only at 29.1%. Really don't think its that close. However, I totally get why Harden is the MVP favorite right now.
Sufyaan Khan
Sufyaan Khan 23 kun oldin
1. LeBron 2. Kawhi 3. Harden 4. Giannis 5. KD
Julius Ulit
Julius Ulit Oy oldin
Ben Simmons should have...oh wait
IZ Oy oldin
man this does not age wel....
JJ nasif
JJ nasif Oy oldin
stephen a rly taking harden or steph
HACK KING Oy oldin
Im not taking ad because he doesnt prove anything yet
roushan kumar
roushan kumar Oy oldin
What now u morons.I knew I have to react here after 135 -134 rocket win over warriors.
joephel cabradilla
he win just becuz of the ref see how the old games rockets wins bcuz of the ref hahahaha
E M Oy oldin
Harden is surrounded by losers , starting with Chris Paul , his jinx NOT to win a tittle , not hating on harden is just simply his surrounded by incompetence.
Hb Rich
Hb Rich Oy oldin
3 idiots who don't know shit!!
Lorenzo Bontorin
They should do this debate now :D 40 points x game in the last 6 games from Harden. Think he is proving Stephen A. is right
Jacob Hd
Jacob Hd Oy oldin
AD can’t win a playoff series and he’s Better then harden
Slipknot Shady
1. LeBron 2. Any 3. One 4. Else 5. Who 6. Does 7. Not 8. Flop 9. In 10. Game LOL HARDEN AINT EVEN TOP 10 HE A FLOPPY DISK
Lampros Ballias
Lampros Ballias 2 oy oldin
Who the fuck cares if he is top 5 !!!!!! He deserved it that year. PERIOD . Fucking reporters
Alex Charles
Alex Charles 2 oy oldin
James Harden 3.8 DWS Stephen Curry 1.8 DWS Chris Paul 2.7 DWS in 2017-2018 Harden has picked up defensively and hasn’t gotten the credit for it
tthomaselli2 2 oy oldin
Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard & before James Harden???... In my opinion, Max Kellerman is so full of crap, his eyes are brown. #NBA #NBAMVPCandidates #JamesHarden #RunAsOne🚀 #HoustonRockets #RocketsNation
clayton jackson
clayton jackson 2 oy oldin
MAX speaks a lotta shit and I 'm no basketball connoisseur..But Stef is probably the greatest shooter??? MAX get outta here. Harden runs like he is handicapped! In a weird restricted and awkward chicken-like manner...Lol
joephel cabradilla
harden always he had the ball thats why?
joephel cabradilla
kahwi over steph i tought that ask all over the world ask who is steph
Pedrophile 3 oy oldin
James Hardens numbers are high because he doesnt have to share the ball with guys like KD and Klay.. put him on warriors and his numbers will go down too
Chirayu Desai
Chirayu Desai 3 oy oldin
Imagine being this retarded and thinking Harden is better than Steph lmaoooooo
mufalme 3 oy oldin
james harden gets shut down in important games.... ie. game 7 playoffs against golden state. couldnt do anything..
mufalme 3 oy oldin
i have thompson and antetekumpo ( mispelled) before harden
Carlos Reyes
Carlos Reyes 3 oy oldin
KD LBJ Kawhi Ad/curry Harden Thoughts?
Amateur Eater - Mukbang & Travel
"I am only talking about this moment in time right now.... Who led the nba in assists last year, and gets to free throws line the most last 6 years?"
SAFT TV 3 oy oldin
Hold on where is Giannis
Shaan Rathod
Shaan Rathod 3 oy oldin
This has aged well.
David 3 oy oldin
What's the point of debating nba these days. All these so called superstars get their ashes kicked for a few years, realize they can't do it on their own and get buddy buddy with other players to help them win. What happens to the Duncan's, and Jordan's of the league were your drafted by a team and win by whatever pieces are around you. No point in watching NBA anymore. Even shaq went to la, but he didn't know of Kobe, and Kobe stayed with his team.
SeanDaNerd 3 oy oldin
Curry has the best off-ball offense in the league.
Guttah Kaklinski
Guttah Kaklinski 3 oy oldin
Harden is definitely top 5. Lebron, Durant, A.D., Harden, Kawhi.
Guttah Kaklinski
+Theodore Julien currently yes. When Giannas can shoot a jumpshot and dovelops all the way then talk to me about top 5.
Theodore Julien
So harden is better than giannis
Lucelent 3 oy oldin
Gojo 4 oy oldin
Harden is the 4th best 1 LeBron 2 Kd 3 Westbrook 4 James harden 5 Kawhi ad is not a top 5 player
Santiago Johnson
Santiago Johnson 4 oy oldin
Gojo ok so that means hes bad
Leonardo Reyes
Leonardo Reyes 4 oy oldin
westbrick lost to jazz
Abudu Saaka
Abudu Saaka 4 oy oldin
1. Lebron James 2. Kevin Durant 3. Anthony Davis 4. Kawhi Leonard 5. Stephen curry 6. James harden 7. Kyrie Irving 8. Russell Westbrook 9. Greak freak 10. Cp3
LeVelle Coley
LeVelle Coley 4 oy oldin
So we gonna act like Giannis Antetokounmpo not playing huh?? Easily 6th best player or even 5th.
Theodore Julien
Giannis definitely in my top 5 secured
Famous Paco
Famous Paco 4 oy oldin
Calling it now First take is gonna be in 2K20 talking about your my player
Nick N
Nick N 4 oy oldin
Westbrook better then steph and harden
Hasram Shivcharan
I know it's still early in his career and he's just started to scratch the surface but Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the best basketball player in the world one day. He represents position less basketball, can guard and play all 5 position, if he develops his 3 ball and shoots jumpers consistently, watch out.. P.S to contribute to the argument, Kawhi only played 9 games this season so he's off my list of current top 5. 1. Lebron 2. KD 3. AD 4. Curry ( I know he played 51 games this season but it's more then Kawhi and if Gobert can win Defensive Player of the Year and he only played 55, hell i'm putting Curry in there ) 5. Harden ( he led his team to the top of the mountain, led the league in scoring despite missing 10 games, had memorable moments throughout the season like him breaking Wesley Johnson's ankles and the stop and looking at Wes like " i'm giving you 4 seconds to get up and try to block me, if not i'm gonna knock it down while looking at your unaware-you-just-made-number-1-on-the-plays-of-the-season-butt "
Lou York City
Lou York City 4 oy oldin
Max Kellerman is a moron. Didn't he say that KD isn't going to be a top 5 player next season? Didn't he say Giannis would be better? So what happened? Now KD is 3a and AD is 3b. Curry is 5th. So where's Giannis Max? I thought Giannis was top 5, and KD wouldn't be? Max is inconsistent. Max talks out his ass. Max does not know basketball. Top 10 players in the NBA right now. 1. Kevin Durant 2. LeBron James 3. Kawhi Leonard (healthy) 4. Anthony Davis 5. Steph Curry 6. James Harden 7. Kyrie Irving 8. Giannis Antetokounmpo 9. Russell Westbrook 10. Chris Paul
Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha 4 oy oldin
I feel they put females on the show just for views
Leandro Montelier
Bron Kd Kwaid Steff Kyre
Dustin Jennings
Dustin Jennings 4 oy oldin
How the hell can you win mvp, but you suck at defense. Jordan would have averaged 50 a game if he put that little effort into defense.
Cj Christian
Cj Christian 4 oy oldin
Like how they forgot about Westbrook lol
knock'em DOWN!
knock'em DOWN! 4 oy oldin
I agree but I would NOT put harden over curry!
stupid whiny carcamano ivankov
harden is so much better than ad
Khari Orr Jr
Khari Orr Jr 5 oy oldin
1.LeBron James 2.Kevin Durant 3.Stephen Curry 4.Kawih 5 Westbrook
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro 5 oy oldin
Ad is better than kd
Ishan Patel
Ishan Patel 5 oy oldin
1. Lebron 2. KD 3. Curry 4. Harden 5. AD
Samuel Bell
Samuel Bell 5 oy oldin
Steph is in the top 3
Louis Ruffin
Louis Ruffin 5 oy oldin
You don’t need to be the best player to deserve MVP....look at Steve Nash as an example he wasn’t even top 10
JASON SeAY 5 oy oldin
I like Max’s top 5
Jordan joseph
Jordan joseph 5 oy oldin
Blasphemy Stephen A
RoblotenHD 5 oy oldin
Russel Westbrook?
Vick playzz Fortnite
This guy forgot about Russell Westbrook
Son Emet
Son Emet 5 oy oldin
Steph will go down as the second greatest pg of all time, how is this even a debate? lol
Vegan Curry
Vegan Curry 5 oy oldin
LeBron Steph KD James Harden
Aryan Dwivedi
Aryan Dwivedi 5 oy oldin
My list will get some mad, and some very happy, but I think Steph is #3 . . .
Paul Yermish
Paul Yermish 5 oy oldin
Where’s giannis
Crixzly _
Crixzly _ 5 oy oldin
Max is fucking high
Keith Marshall
Keith Marshall 5 oy oldin
Can we stop using Assist like all assist are equal. Have you seen Westbrook and his assist numbers and how ineffectual they are during the game.
Brian Rodriguez
Brian Rodriguez 5 oy oldin
The rockets still won without James harden. Just saying.
Johnny U.
Johnny U. 5 oy oldin
what did they win spic
Rick Das
Rick Das 5 oy oldin
1. LeBron James 2. Anthony Davis 3. Kevin Durant 4. James Harden 5. Kyrie Irving
Harden from Downtown
stephen a smith is right: james harden is the goat
Luke Thomas
Luke Thomas 5 oy oldin
These guys don’t know ball😂 Durant is soooooo much better than AD Harden is sooooo much better than Kawhi And Steph is a top 3 player in the league no matter what
Jeff Lai
Jeff Lai 5 oy oldin
1 LeBron James 2 Kevin Durant 3.Anthony Davis 4 Stephen Curry 5 Giannis Antetokounmpo 6 Kawhi Leonard
William Savoy
William Savoy 5 oy oldin
Terrible in playoffs so I take steph
efeezy619 5 oy oldin
stephen a is talking stupd. kawhi is way better than harden and i would much rather have curry.
Somerset Bassett
Somerset Bassett 5 oy oldin
Steph is sooooo much better thank the most floppy player!
Nick N
Nick N 5 oy oldin
Westbrook is better then AD and harden
Joseph Luna
Joseph Luna 5 oy oldin
Harden doesn't like to play Defense. And for that reason alone he's my number 6 also.
Shinsekai Gakuen
Shinsekai Gakuen 5 oy oldin
Harden has NO defense lmaoo
Natty Herbsman
Natty Herbsman 5 oy oldin
It's blasphemy neither one of these guys mentioned Russell Westbrook
EL Guapo
EL Guapo 5 oy oldin
ESPN =Fake News.
The Truth
The Truth 5 oy oldin
Kawhi is the best. The only one that will hit 30 and hold everyone to 20.
Cole Bodine
Cole Bodine 5 oy oldin
You can't really blame Steph Curry for averaging less assists than Harden. The Warrior's entire system is revolved around moving the ball. In Houston the entire offense is run through either CP3 or James Harden, and most of that time its James Harden bringing the ball up, ISOing, and running pick and rolls. Basically what I'm saying is that naturally James Harden has more assists when the entire offense is run through him.
OG Madara
OG Madara 5 oy oldin
Bruh people talking about Jordan shoes high look at LeBron shit and Damn I would be a great role model too let me have millions its easy to invest in businesses houses restaurants etc I could give a ton to charity buy school supplies and wouldn't have a single problem money solves a lot of shit no it doesn't bring happiness but it does keep away most of the stress that causes you to lose some of your happiness just speaking the truth
Radu Blanc
Radu Blanc 6 oy oldin
Stephen a needs to shave harden's pubes off his face because khwai when is healthy takes over games
Curtis Sanders
Curtis Sanders 6 oy oldin
Russell Westbrook
Izzy Izzerton
Izzy Izzerton 6 oy oldin
If you take anybody out the top 5 for Harden it should be Durant lol. Everybody else has shown some competence at leadership on top of their other skills whereas Durant never has.
joseph sciuto
joseph sciuto 6 oy oldin
think about this way. if kawhi is defending harden is he going to score?
Johnny U.
Johnny U. 5 oy oldin
yes and he has lit kawhi up for 40 many times
Jutas Jutas
Jutas Jutas 6 oy oldin
Someone hand Max some eye drops. Stoned af
tristan rycroft
tristan rycroft 6 oy oldin
Westbrooke, 2 time triple double season, no other has accomplished and he's not being mentioned? You got something wrong with your'e stats and vision Stephen A..... spanner...... absolutely useless! This fool thinks he knows NBA... dickweed! Steph is dope but he doesnt pass or get rebounds, wakeup mate. If not Russell then Lillard.. my boy
Lawrence Hamilton
Without BS calls hes not even 6th
tommyboim 6 oy oldin
Kd is at the least 2nd best player. Not Question , u just can’t guard, AD and Leonard u can stop and draymond and kd can lock up. Kd is the best player in the league. He’s underrated passer, and only reason he doesn’t avenge more assists is because the teams he’s played on didn’t allow( russel Westbrook ) and with the warriors system , but that’s only because not 1 player holds the ball.
KD Walker
KD Walker 6 oy oldin
Russ Gotta Be In There
chocolate shawty
chocolate shawty 6 oy oldin
LeBron James KD Kawhi Leonard AD Westbrook GA Curry Kyrie Joel Embiid Harden (And that's pushing it since he plays no D)
Hardy Prado
Hardy Prado 6 oy oldin
I’ll take giannis, Russ, and Kyrie over harden
Save Turtles
Save Turtles 6 oy oldin
talking about harden getting to the free throw line destroys SAS's argument since we all know most of it is flopping. Name any other stats you want just don't mention the free throws
TheBionic Noodle
TheBionic Noodle 6 oy oldin
Skurai Ver.3
Skurai Ver.3 6 oy oldin
Fucking SAS stop it
Chsitan Alexasdwr
So westbrook isn't a top 5 player??? Okay yall dumb asf name one player that can lock him up the whole game.
drew lucian
drew lucian 6 oy oldin
Lebron KD Kawhi Curry Westbrook
Mackie SoLoud
Mackie SoLoud 6 oy oldin
Ad has potential but he’s not better
I am Bear
I am Bear 6 oy oldin
Harden didn't deserve it, LeBron didn't. Neither play any defense. Any.
Stupidadi 6 oy oldin
Am I Bear? a good offensive player has way more impact than a good defensive player
R Banner
R Banner 6 oy oldin
Harden is trash
mahoroty22 6 oy oldin
Harden was just simply surrounded by great players and starters on other team. Oh did i mention cp3
IG Gonz24
IG Gonz24 6 oy oldin
For someone to win MVP they should be proven as the top tier in their group of peers as the best in every aspect of their sport' skills. Harden is not known period as a good defensive player which should equal no consideration as the MVP.
jensibowable 6 oy oldin
Assists are overrated
ethan goggin
ethan goggin 6 oy oldin
stephen stats a smith
Richard S.
Richard S. 6 oy oldin
lol Steph is at least the second best player gtfo
Stefan Ivkov
Stefan Ivkov 6 oy oldin
Giannis is better than Harden
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