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First Take's Stephen A. Smith comments on Steph Curry saying he's the greatest shooter I've ever seen in my life.
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Stergios Sth
Stergios Sth Kun oldin
wtf Max Kellerman...Steph curry has been in the finals 4 times ...kyrie with all the injuries only 1 time (maybe 2 times)
straightballin
straightballin 9 kun oldin
It's funny that it was Dahntay Jones, a dude we've never heard of and who sat on the bench his whole (very short) career, making the comment that Steph's "not a top ten player". lmao That's just pure hating 100%. Jones was like a bottom 10 player in the NBA. Just about EVERY player in the NBA is better than Dahntay Jones.
Anee Roy
Anee Roy 11 kun oldin
Omg Stephen A. Smith U THINK KYRIE IS NEVER GONNA BE CURRY LEVEL IS A JOKE A JOKKE!!! If I PICK EITHER KY OR CURRY I PICK KY
mak hines
mak hines 11 kun oldin
if the shooters in the 90s were given the same liberty as today. We wouldve seen outrageous attempts too but fg percentage would be in the low 30s because the game wasnt tailor made for finesse type players.
S M
S M 12 kun oldin
Yea if you shoot as many 3s of course you gonna avg that many pts. Curry 3pa are nearly double all sharpshooters
asterisk911
asterisk911 16 kun oldin
Meh. Steph elevated his numbers in the 2015 Finals over his 2015 MVP regular season, and because he had one bad shooting game (in six games) people say he didn't deliver. By any possible meaningful metric, Steph was the most valuable Warrior in the 2015 Finals (but if you were willing to give it to someone from the losing team, LeBron would've gotten it). Iggy was a novelty vote, not a serious piece of evidence about Steph's performance. And Steph's 2017 and 2018 Finals were also first rate. It's only 2016, when he spent half the series in foul trouble and 1/3 of the playoffs too injured to play, that he under-performed in the Finals.
Jt_ Ballin_23
Jt_ Ballin_23 17 kun oldin
Did y'all catch that. Max said Kyrie Irving is 4 years younger than Steph Curry. Then he said that kyrie was better. Now let's switch the names. KD and LeBron so by max's narrative that means KD is better than LeBron.
Neel Khatri
Neel Khatri 17 kun oldin
Kyrie will never be able to catch Curry . I agree Curry chocked in 2016 finals but look the Western Conference Finals he came back from 3-1 deficits and Won it . With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook In OKC . Remember the Game when he just pulled up from just taking one step from half court and hit the game winner . Unanimous MVP for a reason . Curry won't age quickly because he is a Shooter , Ball Handler and a Good enough passer . His shooting won't age , his ball handling will bit age , his passing ability will not age , the only thing that will age will be his quickness on the floor and athleticism . But will have quickest jumper and best jumper in NBA history for ever . Kyrie just showed up in 1 Finals and that's it . Curry showed up for 2 seasons straight and won MVP in those 2 seasons without Durant . Let me tell you Golden State Warriors does not play at their best in regular season after Durant joined them. Kyrie cannot lead a team to 73 wins or even close , Curry can and he did it in 2016 season . Max just shut your mouth Curry was the best player in his team in 2016 Finals , Kyrie Wasn't . Kyrue did not have as much pressure on him as Curry had . Also Curry came back from injury in playoffs . After reading this just don't say that Kyrie is better , because you know that he isn't .
UnEducatedGamertv
UnEducatedGamertv 20 kun oldin
Kyrie simply a better player. Kyrie shoots 3 close to him and you can't defend kyrie. Kyrie can do it all .You can run a 2-3 zone and with role players stop curry. You have seen it in the match up with Golden State and San Antonio. No matter how great his shooting is his shooting is never always on a day to day basis great. One day he can shoot 60-70 percent through the field and the next it wil be 40-50 . Kyrie doesn't have that same issue
joab nyabuto
joab nyabuto 23 kun oldin
Well i guess we just have to wait for the finals this year cuz it's gonna be warriors vs Celtics.
Justin R
Justin R 22 kun oldin
If boogie is healthy when the finals come, its an automatic dub. Celtics will get in AT THE MOST
It's Ah GooD LooK
It's Ah GooD LooK 25 kun oldin
Back2Back Champion Back2Back MVP (w/Finals MVP(s) being robbed, at very least once) 1st Unanimously Voted MVP (ever) w/ votes coming on repeat yr Most Clutch (of era) buzzer beaters, daggers, game winners Greatest Shooter Of All Time
Tammi songs
Tammi songs Oy oldin
I saw the thumbnail and thought Jesus tatum is long
LucioR.E.Baller
I dont think its possible for kyrie to ever be higher ranked than curry all time
Itz Thaddeus
Itz Thaddeus Oy oldin
curry is a clutch player when no timeouts is called look at 2016 warriors vs okc 0.6 sec shot half court yup its true
Boi_Better_Know
Max chatting bs
Ray Quin
Ray Quin Oy oldin
Max is in another world.
Cameron Cobb
Cameron Cobb Oy oldin
Every one is forgetting that green got suspended and Steph was injured
Steph The Best
Yes, I am.
Joe joe Man
Joe joe Man Oy oldin
Kyrie is never gonna see Steph. Steph is gonna see Past Lebron in the end. Truth
Dr.
Dr. Oy oldin
Kyrie is better.
Dej Chung
Dej Chung Oy oldin
I agree Stephen is amazing!
Stephen Asshole. Smith
asshole
Diego Gaming
Diego Gaming Oy oldin
Larry.... u there?
Two Kings
Two Kings Oy oldin
Curry,Russ,cp3,wall,dame
Deven Lee
Deven Lee 2 oy oldin
Now what is max saying about Stephen Curry
royland walker
royland walker 2 oy oldin
Max is wrong as usual
Neptune SISI Bintuan
Curry's range is getting longer and longer, thus making it more hard to anticipate the shot plus the accuracy..
Berto Reynolds
Berto Reynolds 2 oy oldin
why y’all market him saying this like it’s not already common knowledge?
David Paulo
David Paulo 2 oy oldin
Kyrie is more of handles and finishes. Steph is more of shooting and assists.
ROBBIE IMPERIAL
ROBBIE IMPERIAL 2 oy oldin
Max is full of crap
Rickey Gray
Rickey Gray 2 oy oldin
400 3's in a single season. Back to back league MVP. only player in the history (Jordan,Kobe,Magic,Bird,LeBron Russell,Kareem,Wilt and all) of the NBA game UNANIMOUSLY voted MVP. I submit that Steph Curry probably would still be stacking up MVP's if he had not made room for KD. Love Kyrie, but absolutely no comparison.
Gwen Marie
Gwen Marie 2 oy oldin
Curry should be in Space Jams 2. I Always Believe that. Thats not to say LeBron Would not be a good Draw at the box Office. But i would love to See Curry. And People Always Sleeping aon My Guy Klay Thompson.
Matthew O
Matthew O 2 oy oldin
How is Curry small?.?🤔 He is 6ft 3 inches and look for a photo with his shirt off, looks muscular than most males.He’s a true pure athlete. I prefer he keeps his beliefs of religion off the court, but he is the new modern inspiration for kids.Respect.
Jason Tan
Jason Tan 2 oy oldin
Where the fuck was Kyrie to close this postseason. When Jayson Tatum a rookie took the Celtics without Kyrie to the Eastern Conference Finals game 7
Justin R
Justin R 22 kun oldin
Your point?
Jason Tan
Jason Tan 2 oy oldin
That’s a big if Kyrie can stay healthy
Saint Aubyn
Saint Aubyn 2 oy oldin
Curry is just better, and always will be
tigera6
tigera6 2 oy oldin
The guy was averaging a near triple double in the Finals, yet dumb analyst like Max still call his production dropped off from this normal game.
Jason Powers
Jason Powers 2 oy oldin
He will NEVER be better than Curry
GnB
GnB 2 oy oldin
Maxie Pad is Loud 4 his size. If only his brain could catch up!! WTF are his credentials??? Remove him from serious sport commentary. Now or sooner.
wmg111
wmg111 2 oy oldin
Curry is far superior because he is a team player. Irving will probably never win another title because he is a selfish player. Steph wouldn't have walked away from playing with Lebron, because he knows it takes a team of stars to win.
Andre Faelnar
Andre Faelnar 2 oy oldin
Kyrie is like aomine where he will just dance on u and do some streetball moves on you but curry is like midorima where he can shoot from anywhere lol 😂😂😂😂😂
Andre Browne
Andre Browne 2 oy oldin
EXACTLY Stephen A he "throws" it up. God is on his side but let's not act like he doesn't miss. Best believe Steph was all smiles when Kyrie left Cleveland.
Andre Browne
Andre Browne 2 oy oldin
I remember Kyrie shutting Curry down when the series was on the line. Curry just has chips over Kyrie. Curry not dropping 26 on Kyrie Irving.
Andre Browne
Andre Browne 2 oy oldin
Reggie Miller and Larry Bird are the greatest shooters I've ever seen.
arwin silva
arwin silva 2 oy oldin
max is either stupid or high all the time!!!!!!🤣🤣🤣
Timothy Hilton
Timothy Hilton 2 oy oldin
I Max is right. In Game 4 a few weeks ago against Cleveland, KD was feeding the ball to Curry willing him to win the MVP and when Curry shot up to 37, he couldn't buy a shot. If Curry had hit 45-50 he probably would have got the MVP. But the pressure of the MVP caused Steph to tighten up in the 4th and thats without any real defense on him. Imagine if the game was on the line. KD hit the pressure shots in crunch time during the season and so he deserved the MVP. Curry could not hit the crunch time shots for MVP with little or no defense in the 4th quarter of game 4 . Max is right.
Uncle Funky D.
Uncle Funky D. 2 oy oldin
Man...1 thing they really trying to sale sports. Sports is really dead NBA,NFL n MLB done.
Michael Rebong
Michael Rebong 2 oy oldin
Kyrie choked up last finals game w GS though. Over dribbled himself and shot nothing but blank in a contested game cavs should have won
kyha states
kyha states 2 oy oldin
Max is dumb. Kyrie will never catch Steph in greatness!!! He can't go a full season without getting hurt.
jevinranks
jevinranks 2 oy oldin
Kyrie will never catch Steph. Max is stupid this year. I don't know what happened. When he first got the job on this show he was good. Now? Not so much.
Martin S
Martin S 2 oy oldin
Fuck Max
Leon Powe
Leon Powe 2 oy oldin
Curry was injured when he played poorly. When Kyrie was injured, he played poorly too.
Dota 2 Replays
Dota 2 Replays 2 oy oldin
Max is dumbass.
Gabriel Santos
Gabriel Santos 2 oy oldin
I love max, but why do I get the sense that he was just making shit up on the fly on this one lol
William belloso
William belloso 3 oy oldin
I just want to smack Max
Roger Lee
Roger Lee 3 oy oldin
I still think Curry wont be as successful in the 90s. The defense would just eat him up.
Justin R
Justin R 22 kun oldin
Who gives a fuck. We dont have a time machine to make steph play them
Sipei Li
Sipei Li 3 oy oldin
max is biased AF
06todits
06todits 3 oy oldin
Max doesn't believe what he says. He has no choice, his job is to contradict Stephen Smith. Lol!
Trey Jones
Trey Jones 3 oy oldin
He is 6-3, that isn't small.
ClumsyRoot
ClumsyRoot 3 oy oldin
I can’t decide which of these guys is a bigger douchebag...
Tony Luna
Tony Luna 3 oy oldin
Finishing: Kyrie Handles: Kyrie Shooting:Curry Passing:Curry Defense:Kyrie Kyrie > Curry
29kalel
29kalel 3 oy oldin
Need him most? If curry is in a class by himself shooting the Wayans he is shooting he’s going to the finals with that shooting while leaving the kyrie’s and the rest behind. So who’s actually finishing?
Kuma Joth
Kuma Joth 3 oy oldin
Can we all just agree that Steph Curry do something no one ever did as a 3 point shooter? I mean, come on, he's the Michael Jordan of the 3 point line.
Daniel Lucas
Daniel Lucas 3 oy oldin
Reggie Miller and Ray Allen are better shooters then Steph
Pra Cash
Pra Cash 3 oy oldin
Steph is about to get 3rd ring and Fmvp now What do you have to say now Mr Max?
Jeffrey Craven
Jeffrey Craven 3 oy oldin
Steve Nash is so disrespected. Stephen A Smith named 10 different great shooters and didn't name the only four time 50/40/90 club member.
Maurice Mayhams
Maurice Mayhams 3 oy oldin
Stephen curry is the greatest of all time for ever
Super Man
Super Man 4 oy oldin
Really, Max?
MR. D
MR. D 4 oy oldin
1on1 I will give it to kyrie
CHARISMATIC CANCER MOONCHILD
STEPHEN CURRY IS THE GREATEST SHOOTER EVRR! GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Prince Cyrus Kalu
Kyrie will never be better than Steph.
Gj Lipana
Gj Lipana 4 oy oldin
Curry doesnt need to play in the 4th tho. 😂 Curry hits clutch shots as well tho. But still kyrie is more clutch than him.
MD Twomp
MD Twomp 4 oy oldin
You take him off the Cavs and they are still the same team in rankings. You take IT off the Celtics and they have the same record. Then he gets injured and the Celtics are the same In the standings. Terry Rozier is showing that he is the least valuable player in Boston. Curry can’t be replaced by any player in the league. Kyrie is an expendable piece. Kyrieplaceable.
Nathan Yong
Nathan Yong 4 oy oldin
love kyrie but kyrie will probably never get 2 mvps. not to mention a unanimous mvp
Ravenous
Ravenous 4 oy oldin
Hold up. Curry finishes better at the rim..
imbrawler dubz
imbrawler dubz 4 oy oldin
Did Max really say you'd rather have Kyrie than Steph? wow. Even in the context of a clutch situation. Give me Steph to build my team around ANY ERA
tyson clarke
tyson clarke 4 oy oldin
Curry creates space, space makes everyone else on the court a greater threat. Kyrie creates space... But space for kyrie alone.
Charlie Football
Charlie Football 4 oy oldin
People who say Steph Curry isn't Clutch are So Stupid. You don't need to be clutch when you blow teams out the water :) But I Love Me Some Uncle Drew :D
flying Frog
flying Frog 4 oy oldin
I don't care what anyone says hes overrated.
abdel aziz ibrahim
Top 1 and Top 2 PG
YT: Rockawaysoldier
Curry's a clutch player when you don't call a TO
Brandon Burden
Brandon Burden 4 oy oldin
Stephen Curry is going down in history in my opinion!
Steph Allen
Steph Allen 4 oy oldin
max high af
Kyle Mays
Kyle Mays 4 oy oldin
Max has been sucking the warriors and steph in perticular all year and watch how he just switches his stance in a few weeks when gsw beats the rockets
NBA Hoops
NBA Hoops 4 oy oldin
"Steph Curry is the greatest shooter I've ever seen in my life!" -Stephen A. Smith 🗣🗣🗣
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler 5 oy oldin
They do have a timeout, decide not to use it, curry, way downtown, BANG! BANG! OH WHAT A SHOT FROM CURRY. WITH 6 TENTHS OF A SECOND LEFT.
Danny Blau
Danny Blau 5 oy oldin
The answer will always be no. Kyrie, if he isn't already, will go down as a top 5 (maybe top 3 or 2) finisher at the basket of all time. Dude is absurd and he has definitely gotten better with his shot. Dude is absolutely a superstar. Not only is Curry the greatest shooter of all time, he literally changed the game of basketball. Not only did he do that, he still has more of an impact just by presence on the floor than anybody in the league. You have to pick him up at half court and worry about him from near half court. That spreads the defense out having to cover a whole half court rather than normally just from the 3 point line and under. That is why them moving the ball the way San Antonio has the past decade or two is at a whole other level. There just isn't anybody in the league that forces you as an opponent to do that. So most of their games between the two guys are pretty neck and neck, Kyrie edging out in a few things, but when you have to factor in Curry being the greatest shooter and the impact just being on the floor has it's not a fair comparison.
koby psalms
koby psalms 5 oy oldin
2:42 when Stephen A starts .....Steph Curry is the greatest shooter.... that gets me excited.
Destaye
Destaye 5 oy oldin
Facts
L-Bron 3-6
L-Bron 3-6 5 oy oldin
Curry is better, but Kyrie is more clutch. It's close...
Daniel Hutson
Daniel Hutson 5 oy oldin
Best ever bang
Gaonha Moua
Gaonha Moua 5 oy oldin
That is so true. Curry is such a good shooter that wherever he is when you guard him you do not know if he is going to shoot from there.
Jy Lumabi
Jy Lumabi 5 oy oldin
Heres to and the argument about being a closer Curyy is not a good closer Kyrie is the best closer than curry But the reason why steph curry is not a closer is because he didnt need to...... Do you need to close the game when you have a 20 lead to the other team... You need to defend it sure but curry is demoralizing teams because of his three points shot
STATS DONT LIE
STATS DONT LIE 5 oy oldin
This season played 51 games and only made 10 games over 50% from 3point line. JUST 10 GAMES. 35 games under 40%... So basically he had 35 really bad games, 10 great games, and 6 normal games.
BOB MASTER
BOB MASTER 5 oy oldin
Max didn’t deny it. SAS says he’s the greatest shooter. Ray Allen says he’s the greatest shooter. And I’m supposed to believe these irrelevant 16 year old haters who probably never touched a basketball? Haha jokes
BOB MASTER
BOB MASTER 5 oy oldin
Stop living in the past folks. Curry is the greatest shooter, EVER.
Imran Jafri
Imran Jafri 5 oy oldin
Max always sounds dumb
Toast Da Goat
Toast Da Goat 5 oy oldin
Bruh u put Curry on the Celtics this year and they would be a lock for the Finals..he is a smarter player then Kyrie..
Zachariah-Bin Yisrayl
Because of Curry's OFF BALL skills...u have to CHASE HIM to hell and back. He NEVER stops moving. U will be exhausted trying to chase him, guard him and then score on him. That takes a level of energy most players (guards) just don't have. Advantage : CURRY. Kyrie will always be #2 to the CHEF.
Joshua Rao
Joshua Rao 5 oy oldin
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