Stephen A.: The Warriors will make the league pay when Klay Thompson returns | First Take

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Stephen A.: The Warriors will make the league pay when Klay Thompson returns | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Los Angeles Lakers' blowout win against the Warriors and debate how Golden State will bounce back when Klay Thompson returns from injury and rejoins Steph Curry.
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0:00 Stephen A. Smith is adamant that Klay Thompson's return will make the Warriors a championship contender.
2:00 Max Kellerman does not expect Golden State to make the league pay when Thompson comes back.
4:34 Stephen A. has high hopes for the Warriors next season.
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0:00​ Stephen A. Smith is adamant that Klay Thompson's return will make the Warriors a championship contender. 2:00​ Max Kellerman does not expect Golden State to make the league pay when Thompson comes back. 4:34​ Stephen A. has high hopes for the Warriors next season.
Adrian Lazaro
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Adrian Lazaro 8 ימים לפני
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Adrian Lazaro 8 ימים לפני
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Joker06 17 שעות לפני
All the haters in these comments are gonna learn a hard lesson next year.
David Jarrah
David Jarrah 2 ימים לפני
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Tevan's Music
Tevan's Music 4 ימים לפני
I think warriors need one more piece for to contend with lakers or clippers or Utah or Denver or Phoenix. Warriors go get Karl Anthony Towns with draymond green 🤔
Stephen Song
Stephen Song 4 ימים לפני
Max only sayin this cause Iguadola not on the team anymore🤣
Adrian T
Adrian T 4 ימים לפני
NBA has changed, so dont agree fully with SA. When talking Conference finals. He talking guarantee nah. Agree with Max. If that easy why chase KD. Although I wrote before he spoke. Now talk after SA. Beginning made no agree to disagree. SA living in past
BEAST MOED 4 ימים לפני
Warrior's aren't as deep as they were when they were dominating. People forget they went from 2 7ft's and great role players to a depleted roster but addition of a superstar. Even with Klay they'll still be missing some pieces.
David Seals
David Seals 5 ימים לפני
When stephen A. Talks about curry, for some reason? ALL i hear is SAS in jayden Smith's voice saying. STEPH CURRY is MY BOYFRIEND!🤦🏽😒
Tanner Nickerson
Tanner Nickerson 5 ימים לפני
He always brings up Iggy😂
Gameile Brown
Gameile Brown 6 ימים לפני
Mrs Molly and Steve and Max know this network all the way around 🙄. Bless your hearts 💕.
thekingzepp 6 ימים לפני
You guys need to stop assuming Klay is going to be the same player he once was when he comes back. He will of been out for 2 years, having dealt with 2 back to back horrendous injuries.
Arkan Turki
Arkan Turki 6 ימים לפני
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Anna 6 ימים לפני
The warrriors have not been the same since losing to Lebron and Cavs
Frankie Clayton
Frankie Clayton 7 ימים לפני
I agree with Stephen a because people have been embarrassing them klay Green Curry when they been going through Hertz pains kicking them keep putting them down they are going to come back more than just strong
Armando 7 ימים לפני
The new modern NBA has solid 3 point shooting. Utah has a roster full of solid 3 point shooting to give an example. Max is right they need a player better than Wiggins to get into the conversation.
Adrian Lazaro
Adrian Lazaro 8 ימים לפני
How chicken try
Adrian Lazaro
Adrian Lazaro 8 ימים לפני
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tellthetruthg 8 ימים לפני
Stephen A is totally wrong Bogut was awesome pass block rebound set great screens for Curry or Klay Sometimes roll to the hoop easy buckets
tellthetruthg 8 ימים לפני
W,s should bring bogut back to coach wiseman
YouFiles1 8 ימים לפני
max = facts
Too Smooth
Too Smooth 8 ימים לפני
I don't know what he talking about😂I'm not a gst fan but I know basketball..If klay and curry healthy,they definitely championship contenders..
Chesh Files
Chesh Files 9 ימים לפני
lets see Curry is 33 Thompson is 31 and 2020-21 season is maybe 2nd round season......age wins again
George Villa
George Villa 9 ימים לפני
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David Hinton
David Hinton 9 ימים לפני
I do believe that if the Warriors can get ANY defense out of Andrew Wiggins (like LITERALLY any defense) ..... and James Wiseman is half as good as the Warriors think he will be ..... the Warriors are at worst the top threat to the Lakers winning next season. Steph and Klay ... I'm not worried about them. the only thing the Warriors hafta do is manage Klay through the first 2/3 of next season, while he works back into playoff Klay shape. next season will be a revenge tour.
Mo_farah 14
Mo_farah 14 11 ימים לפני
The league hasn’t been the same without curry and clay. Get well clay ✊🏾✊🏾
Keena 11 ימים לפני
SAS, please shave off that ridiculous "facial hair". You a'int exactly Abe Lincoln!
Pulved XBL
Pulved XBL 11 ימים לפני
warriors making the league get on they knees when klay return and wisemen develop more. they making west finals
P L 11 ימים לפני
Max is a hater😁
Schoolius Delta
Schoolius Delta 13 ימים לפני
....but WHY Why why is Draymon shooting threes ANYWAYZ?!?!?!!!👀
Eric Stewart
Eric Stewart 13 ימים לפני
They would still lose to the Lakers in 5 games
Darnell Willis
Darnell Willis 13 ימים לפני
I agree with max,dem days gone for golden state
YOLO BUTTON 15 ימים לפני
Draymond is what’s holding them down. HE IS AN OVER PAID ROLL PLAYER!!! You can get a playmaker that can play Defense for much less and have the money to try to build a solid big 3. If they are smart next year when Klay is back 100% trade Draymond.
joels5150 16 ימים לפני
Warriors won without Durant. In fact they beat him head to head. Like most personalities, Kellerman cherry picks facts.
Carol Miller
Carol Miller 16 ימים לפני
Max: Steph & Klay not the same threat anymore NBA: Um, Klay hasn't played in last 2 seasons, so, yeah. When he returns? What's your point?
Jared Breash
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Gaming Master
Gaming Master 18 ימים לפני
Zaza and Draymond did all the dirty work for the warriors they need more credit and bogut did his best on the Defense give the man some respect
terrod gangsta
terrod gangsta 19 ימים לפני
cant wait till klay comes back its gonna be so fun imagine klay, steph, draymond, wiggins, oubre, and wiseman with lee and the rest definately a finals team
Jake D
Jake D 19 ימים לפני
Jordan poole ,Wiseman and Oubre they will be more better next season for sure.
Christopher Jenkins
Christopher Jenkins 20 ימים לפני
Let's go warriors
Nate Blair
Nate Blair 20 ימים לפני
Agreed, good sirs. (Windsor straightened)
FunkyJosiah 21 יום לפני
Just think about this , Steph alone makes Kelly and Wiggins so much better and makes them get open shots and dunks.. imagine Klay there too?
CSJ 23 ימים לפני
Klay Thompson game reminds me if Kerry kitttles a lil bit.
Following Pigstain
Following Pigstain 23 ימים לפני
Kellerman is a clown😂
Sir_Neoteric 23 ימים לפני
Ronald Adams
Ronald Adams 23 ימים לפני
I like how Max says the west is stacked and very different..but once again, when it comes to the playoffs its a different beast..teams like the Jazz, Nuggets, Portland, etc are very good during regular season, but once again the playoffs are a different beast. Think Klay, once he comes back to the warriors will prove that theory..can these other teams hang with the best shooters 🤔
Red Pillow
Red Pillow 24 ימים לפני
Klay, Steph, Draymond, Wiseman and Jordan Poole (Who's highly underrated) the warriors will be unstoppable
KittyLazyBeamz 24 ימים לפני
It will be the warriors or the lakers vs the nets the next 10 years once klay is back. And yes max they don't have durrant but they never needed him, their bench is better than before durrant left and with how easy it is to pick up an extra superstar it will come quick just look at what the nets have done in the last 5 minutes. Give it a minute the warriors will be pretty much the same not that different.
James Deloney
James Deloney 24 ימים לפני
Max is a funny guy, he knows boxing not basketball, with a healthy experienced Wiseman, not to mention Kelly O, Wiggins, Pascual,...and the experience gained from the bench... The Warriors are building another Nuke for the NBA...wait and see...remember you can't win with the Long Ball...snicker,snicker...
Kim Joseph
Kim Joseph 24 ימים לפני
Max Kellerman is always be a hater haha
Ike Turner
Ike Turner 25 ימים לפני
Gotta remember Max is a boxing analyst who cares what he thinks
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xzero 737
xzero 737 26 ימים לפני
Do not insult Bogut like that. Dude before the injuries was a top center in the league, and when he got to the warriors he was the perfect center for them, good passer, good rebounder and good rim protector. he did his role perfectly for the team
Adrian T
Adrian T 27 ימים לפני
I dont fully agree conference finals. Draymond not the same others are coming up. Max stated what I wrote basically before hearing him
Poter Mur
Poter Mur 27 ימים לפני
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Daniel Glass
Daniel Glass 27 ימים לפני
Max Kellerman has been off on sports calls, Brady falling off a cliff, Lebron falling off a cliff, KD not being the same, the Nets not coexisting to name a few 🤣 if he is calling this subject my Warriors have a very bright future 😂
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Kinstarson Kharbangar
Kinstarson Kharbangar 28 ימים לפני
Even if clay return golden State will still be the same I guess if kd return the can make the league pay
Tyler Jamal
Tyler Jamal 28 ימים לפני
Since Man was created....gosh
Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris 29 ימים לפני
I like Klay but he ain’t gonna be the deciding factor. Sorry to say. He’ll never be the same.
Eric Williams
Eric Williams 29 ימים לפני
they sure will make them pay
Randy Corpuz
Randy Corpuz 29 ימים לפני
GSW will definitely go back as champ contender next season once Klay comes back and wise man-wiggings and oubrey become solid consistent players
Clint Earl Pomicpic
Clint Earl Pomicpic 29 ימים לפני
This white guy in the right is always simpin for bron
Bill Bigshlong
Bill Bigshlong 29 ימים לפני
Lol, make the league pay. That team is done. That warriors team was a quick rise and quick fall. It’s hard to get back to the top when everyone is getting better and you got worse. People are just moronic when it comes to sports.
Cindy marie Gubat
Cindy marie Gubat 29 ימים לפני
If anybody worry that Klay will never be the same after injury DON’T WORRY cuz Klay doesn’t need athleticism Even in his pre injury klay doesn’t need enough athleticism in his game
William Jordan
William Jordan 29 ימים לפני
I thought a bug was on my screen (Stephen A’s mustash)
Mario Bro.
Mario Bro. 29 ימים לפני
You hit the nail on the coffin Steven A Steph Curry Draymond Green and Klay Thompson on the floor together it's a dangerous combo
Sifiso 29 ימים לפני
Max never makes sense. He is only arguing for the sake of arguing, i swear I get a headache when Max speaks...
James Arthur
James Arthur 29 ימים לפני
Warriors don't have a good bench anymore remember their bench used to be full of veterans and Iggy was also a big factor in their team. So Its not a sure thing when kay comes back
T W חודש לפני
Controversial take, but I'm calling it now. Klay is cooked and will never be the dude he was.
Tperry182324 חודש לפני
I’ll say harden and Kyrie got the edge right now on best backcourt even with a fully healthy klay
Tperry182324 חודש לפני
They forgot the warriors bench back then vs now so yea I agree with max the bench kept the gas on the pedal when the starters rested
Goku חודש לפני
Wth is max tlkn bout warriors won wit out kd
Seth Killinger
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kellerman must've forgot how lethal curry n klay were before durant came. they will not only run everyone out of the gym, but they will out-shoot everyone and anyone. The chemistry this trio(klay, dray, and steph) has more chemistry and cohesiveness than any other trio EVER. They will easily give the league a run for their money once they are healthy as currently constructed.
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf חודש לפני
Next year ....cant wait GSW. A few years straight finals we deserve to take a break at the mo while Klay recovers.
Gellobee חודש לפני
1:41 is when Stephen A. says the thing guys
Ronald_R_Lyon חודש לפני
Do they get info from the future? There So sure of what's going to happen 2-3 season's from now. Maybe getting Klay back let's Oubre or wiggins have a breakout season or Brooklyn end up signing the Monsters from Space Jam to the Nets to be 100% sure they win a tittle.
kangham חודש לפני
Someone tell Max that Draymond led the league in assists for the month of February.
CheckHarryMackOut חודש לפני
1:40 Stephen A Is 100% right with this statement. Humans forget to fast, but steph and klay won't forget how to make 3s like BMW
Ryan Willis
Ryan Willis חודש לפני
Max is bugging!
AlexTheRed1985 חודש לפני
But but.. I WANT IGUODALA, Universe on the line!
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leslie loudermilk
leslie loudermilk חודש לפני
Max Kellerman is a hater
Jaelen Beard
Jaelen Beard חודש לפני
Everybody forgetting why the Warriors had a 5 year 3 ring championship run lol...... The Bench, everybody from the Roster this year fits the same Roster of the 2014-2015..... Iggy=Wiggins, Shaun=Kelly, Bogut=Wiseman, Clark=Jordan, Tuscano, Draymond=Eric like we really stacked again nd we still have a first round top 3 draft pick this year from Minnesota lol The Warriors already have the best roster next year
Roshi Panda
Roshi Panda חודש לפני
Okay has the record of most 3s in a game
Roshi Panda
Roshi Panda חודש לפני
Imagine 2 Steph curry's on one team and max Kellerman says o there not gonna pay
Zakaria Ali
Zakaria Ali חודש לפני
The splash brothers goin downtown!!!!
Robotic Leonard
Robotic Leonard חודש לפני
James Weisman is overrated. Just stating a fact FYI
BLVNK 29 ימים לפני
Nobody is rating wiseman. I really don’t see anyone raving about James wiseman except GSW fans. That’s your opinion. Stephen A just believes in GSW.
Terrance Mcgraw
Terrance Mcgraw חודש לפני
I choose klay over steph just say how I feel.
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson חודש לפני
Warriors bandwagons who started watching basketball in 2015 really don't have any understanding of how serious an injury like Klay's is. They really think he's gonna come right back to what he was. He'll be lucky to be 2/3rd's the player he was pre injury.
Kyle DL
Kyle DL חודש לפני
Disrespect to Bogut. Wiseman is NOT better than him. Not even close defensively and passing wise.
aasm7 חודש לפני
Max is a biased Laker fan
hybrid8theory חודש לפני
Naw Stephen a. Warriors aint got Iggy, Durant, Livinston, even bogut and Barnes, Steph and klay are older all that says the warriors can shoot their way into some wins but they not steam-rolling jazz, blazers, lakers, nuggets, or suns. Nope. If they still had Durant id say it would easily be conference finals vs lakers but they got Wiggins and oubre. Even with a healthy roster they would not make it out the 2nd round.
Scott y
Scott y חודש לפני
He's too injury prone. Remember when you get certain injuries your body never heals 100% so thats why certain guys tend to get injuries over and over. Durant is another.
Cheryl Naylor
Cheryl Naylor חודש לפני
You just have to bow to the absurd....... Max is humorous 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Juke Jopat
Juke Jopat חודש לפני
This is a question that should never been asked. Steph and Klay are the perfect teammates for each other. Both stretches the floor so much for each other and their teammates. If you are already having trouble guarding 1 player that can shoot anywhere, what more if there are 2? The only recurring problem with GS are the injuries between these 2.
Kim Huliganga
Kim Huliganga חודש לפני
Klay doesn't need to warm up on his catch and shoots. But he might need to warm up on his cutting and his defense. If he gets that, Warriors will get a really good two-way player again.
Anfernee Manansala
Anfernee Manansala חודש לפני
look. Steph and Koay’s effectiveness together is too good for them not to prove the league wrong. Steph’s effectiveness skyrockets with his splash brother on the floor.
DAndre Banks
DAndre Banks חודש לפני
no disrespect to warrior fans they were a good had a good run but let's get real are the warriors going to be better when klay comes back no doubt. But when you have two leg injuries he hasn't played in what will be two years that is a lifetime in basketball. Steph is getting old draymond definitely not what he was and the bench at best is a meh. This is not the kevin durant warriors team they will a tough out but unless they get another kevin durant type player then no they won't make the league pay.
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