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

    Who cares. Wasnt playing 4 that

  • azael dtl
    azael dtl

    I only need one time for Kendrick Perkins to say something that at least makes sense, always be saying dumb stuff 🤷🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • Adrian Canas-Mendes
    Adrian Canas-Mendes

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

  • david kelln
    david kelln

    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?

    • ARSSJ

      Max didn't say anything about Kawhi's title run when the warriors had injury after injury. Why now?

  • david kelln
    david kelln can we rag on Giannis and/or the Bucks today?

  • Jdspnking11

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

  • MasterT

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

  • Over Charging For The Cold Crush!
    Over Charging For The Cold Crush!

    SAS a sucker

  • James Winny
    James Winny

    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.

  • J Clutch
    J Clutch

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

  • Jon Snow
    Jon Snow

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

  • Gavin Mast
    Gavin Mast

    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

  • ThePlyrMava

    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.

  • Rezha Adrian Tanuharja
    Rezha Adrian Tanuharja

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

  • Misael C
    Misael C

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

  • Derek Anthony smith
    Derek Anthony smith

    Yes I was blew about them free throws

  • Nathan Sellers
    Nathan Sellers

    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.

    • ARSSJ

      They also don't take zone defense into consideration. Back in the 90s, you couldn't double team players properly and it was impossible to triple team someone.

  • Willis 6
    Willis 6

    These 3 shouldn’t have a job anymore

  • Brazybrespo

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

  • Brian Yochem
    Brian Yochem

    stupid espn what a dumb conversation.

  • yannick willems
    yannick willems

    SAS is a clown

  • Keith Moore
    Keith Moore

    How about building that wall and making him pull up?

  • Nick Papaioannou
    Nick Papaioannou

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

  • C K
    C K

    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.

  • Johnason Lin
    Johnason Lin

    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.

  • Kelvin L. M.
    Kelvin L. M.

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

    • ARSSJ

      First of all, this discussion isn't even about Jordan vs Giannis, it's about who had the greatest closeout game ever. Giannis' closeout game was way better than Jordan's closeout game vs Utah.

  • Chrispy

    The title is demeaning

  • Y2Jmarco1


  • Goro Majima
    Goro Majima

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

  • Kodey Moore
    Kodey Moore

    ESPN is a joke now

  • Kingpin 561
    Kingpin 561

    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

  • sohan1251

    Can we please just give a champ his flowers for once

  • cosmic rr
    cosmic rr

    time to unsub this sht!

  • axel lukaszek do carmo
    axel lukaszek do carmo

    Perk sucks get him fired

  • The Juice Alert !
    The Juice Alert !

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

  • torpedospurs

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

  • JR Crashin
    JR Crashin

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

  • Six Winters
    Six Winters

    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! 🗣

  • Jovani Joestar
    Jovani Joestar

    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

  • BlueM

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

  • Terence Winters
    Terence Winters

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

  • Corey Wiley
    Corey Wiley

    Lmao Max pulled Stephen A's card

  • Jon Alvy
    Jon Alvy

    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.

  • TorresLOL

    He had 25 shots

  • Bo Rood
    Bo Rood

    Bob Pettitt, 1958

  • Robby Baguidy
    Robby Baguidy

    Why they taking away his credit and greatness

  • Joel Olvera
    Joel Olvera

    SAS was one of the credits criticizing him lmao

  • Perfect Legend
    Perfect Legend

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

  • Perfect Legend
    Perfect Legend

    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

  • Chrys Methe
    Chrys Methe

    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.

  • Chrys Methe
    Chrys Methe

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

  • Junior-Corrado Soprano
    Junior-Corrado Soprano

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

  • o dibua
    o dibua

    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.

  • xyzncroni ze
    xyzncroni ze

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

  • Chucky Face
    Chucky Face

    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

  • Daebido Buraku
    Daebido Buraku

    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


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

  • SangOh Kim
    SangOh Kim

    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.

    • Shiv

      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.

  • 10 outta zen
    10 outta zen

    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

  • Oblong Rectangle
    Oblong Rectangle

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

  • omellyify

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

  • Nathan Coletta
    Nathan Coletta

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

  • Joicy Gangmei
    Joicy Gangmei

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

  • Saiwsi Ntilti
    Saiwsi Ntilti

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

  • Young God
    Young God

    They really full of 🧢

  • Young God
    Young God

    Stephen A is a hateful condescending scumbag

  • jewel

    Bro these dudes is clowns

  • Michael Adeyanju
    Michael Adeyanju

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

  • Lan Weng
    Lan Weng

    Finally perks respect giannis😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • CasperHanseen

    This is indeed THE BEST closeout game in nba finals HISTORY

    • CasperHanseen


  • Julie Goyen
    Julie Goyen

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

  • Lan Weng
    Lan Weng

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

  • Jibbe

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

  • Garshaun McCombs
    Garshaun McCombs

    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

  • Anesu C
    Anesu C

    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.

  • Henry Romain
    Henry Romain

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

  • Justin 23
    Justin 23

    Thought 50 was better than 45 and 42

  • Umoja investing
    Umoja investing

    Magic Johnson…….

  • Nikitas J.R.
    Nikitas J.R.

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

  • Kyle del rosario
    Kyle del rosario

    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

  • Noah Palmer
    Noah Palmer

    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.

  • Rx003

    Man this title tho

  • solomon oladele
    solomon oladele

    Respect to Perkins💯💯🙌🏾

  • MambaRooskii

    As soon as perkins opens his mouth i change the viewo

  • Arcadian

    His name is Walt Frazier.

  • Jef Bishop
    Jef Bishop

    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

  • Barry Sanders
    Barry Sanders

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

  • Karim Wood
    Karim Wood

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

  • C T
    C T

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

  • I G
    I G

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

  • Thctony

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

  • Abhimanyu Yadav
    Abhimanyu Yadav

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

  • YoungReezy DaGoat
    YoungReezy DaGoat

    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🥱😈

  • Maxwell Dyer
    Maxwell Dyer

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

  • east west
    east west

    Truth is espn hired stephen for controversy not analysis .

  • Mercury M
    Mercury M

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

  • nvr2serious cc
    nvr2serious cc

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

  • Maki Villaverde
    Maki Villaverde

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

  • Jerzflow

    Sleepy Smith

  • top notch sports
    top notch sports

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