'He's not Kevin Durant, let's stop that right now!' - Stephen A. on Giannis vs. KD | First Take
'He's not Kevin Durant, let's stop that right now!' - Stephen A. on Giannis vs. KD | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 50-point night leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years after defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals.

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  • Mykale Helen
    Mykale Helen

    Kd should have got that ring like it was nothing then 🤧

  • Chris Zehren
    Chris Zehren

    Here’s the deal, all they talk about is offense. Giannis is FAR above the others as a defensive player. That makes him different.

  • Isaiah Erasmus
    Isaiah Erasmus

    SAS: if KD hit 17-19 from the freethrow line we wouldn’t be thinking about the 17 he made because he’s a 85% shooter from the line Giannis from the line: 89.5%

  • Sumit Menon
    Sumit Menon

    What has KD done for everyone to regard him so highly? Not throwing shade. Honest question. I never think, this team's got KD they are definitely gonna win. I always think this is a good team and it also has KD so they are gonna win. Imagine if Kyrie teamed up with Giannis and I was definitely taking Bucks for the championship (this was before he went crazy). But when they said KD and Kyrie i was like okay that's a good team.

  • Gabriel Rees
    Gabriel Rees

    yeah your right he’s no KD…. he’s GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO the best player in the world currently, KD just a notch below 🤷‍♂️

  • Sean Gunther
    Sean Gunther

    Giannis has more MVPs than Durant, more DPOYs, one less ring, and he's much younger

  • Jesse Garcia
    Jesse Garcia

    & when he moved to warriors from OKC, he was overhere talking about “ weakest move by a superstar “ & now he’s praising the man 😭🤣

  • Gonig Bratal
    Gonig Bratal

    He is not KD he is Giannis the greek freak a champion, giving you the best finals game of the decade bye bye now asmith

  • Escape 1987
    Escape 1987

    The winner is : The player who didn't need a "Superteam" to win a championship.

  • jimmy

    4:32 Max: Spitting literal Facts Stephen A: max shut it bro

  • CEW MO
    CEW MO

    Hate to say it but this why I don’t watch first take anymore

  • Dustin smith
    Dustin smith

    Stfu sas 😑😑😑

  • Andrael Williamson
    Andrael Williamson

    What sas got to understand is that kd can do all those things but that still don’t mean he’s better than giannis because forhim not to be better skills wise n teams knowing what he gone do and giannis still being able to give buckets make him that much colder

  • Kevin M
    Kevin M

    Giannis 1 ring is worth more than KD's 2 rings end of discussion.

  • Abdusalom Dehoti
    Abdusalom Dehoti

    He doesn't miss free throws, he is career 85%+ FT shooter...

  • Yo girl Side nigga
    Yo girl Side nigga

    Kd is better than giannis bru no way around it

  • ISAIAH Rogers
    ISAIAH Rogers

    KD is a better scorer but the Greek Freak is a better all around player

  • Payton True
    Payton True

    KD is 4th best player

  • Payton True
    Payton True

    Giannis is better. HE DEF AINT KD

  • FunkSoulSensation

    Stephen has a skewed view of what most skilled and talented is. Giannis brings alooooot to the table, KD is phenom on offense with versatility. Giannis dominates the paint, and rebounds like a superstar center and has elite defense and other factors that aren't in the typical stat sheet like hustling. I would take Giannis over KD. Giannis has a valid ring, KD hasn't proved he can get a ring outside of winning with an impossibly stacked video game create a team type superteam.


    SAS turned into a real live snob!!! Giannis deserved his championship so the people and the players deserve "better" journalism!!!

  • Marcus Carter-Segers
    Marcus Carter-Segers

    I don’t know how nobody saw what KD did when he went to golden state

  • Brown Skin
    Brown Skin

    Tell Stephen A. that KD just played his part in a already dominant warriors to win a championship. KD can shoot but he cant defend as great he cant rebound that great. So Stephen does that matter in a game? Plus stop disrespecting the Greek Freak why cuz he doesnt shoot like KD or he bullies your favorite players😆 Lebron barely shoots.

  • Micha el Foster
    Micha el Foster


  • jsong21

    KD has a better skill set than Yannis.. but Yannis is just cominh into his own.

  • Uptempo 7
    Uptempo 7

    SAS big trippin, this vid almost got more dislikes than likes cuz of his 🧢

  • 60 Keptback
    60 Keptback

    Stfu sas

  • 60 Keptback
    60 Keptback

    In no way can Kevin Durant guard giannis

  • o deezy
    o deezy

    That's max only argument that kd hasn't taken a team as is to a championship that's understandable but that's it

  • o deezy
    o deezy

    I can't believe max is sitting there considering arguing this he gets on my nerves

  • o deezy
    o deezy

    He's not kd but he's stronger

  • Charles Lalawigan
    Charles Lalawigan

    Well, Giannis is a better leader, better defender, better rebounder, more durable, more dominant in the paint, and is loyal and doesn't need superstars to win a chip.

  • Sergio Marin
    Sergio Marin

    SAS vs Max Kellerman next celebrity 🥊 match lol

  • Carlos

    Yeah brow, most skilled. Kyrie is definetely better than Giannis, I mean, he can spin the ball i guess that makes him better

    • Carlos

      @Lawrence McDonald Yes, I agree, that s the point

    • Lawrence McDonald
      Lawrence McDonald

      Kyrie offensively in terms of scoring is way more skilled than Giannis but that still don’t make him better

  • Troppa

    Why does Stephen A feel the need to insult Max every time he responds. I really dislike him now. Max > SAS

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

    Facts max

  • johnthetrekker

    Max right. Stephen A. wrong. 'Nuff said.

  • Youtube Watcher
    Youtube Watcher

    Arguing with Stephen A is like arguing with a 4 year old

  • Chris Griffin
    Chris Griffin

    Stephen A., ya can flap your gums all ya want. You aint got no credibility.

  • Zaj Laug
    Zaj Laug

    Stephen A, doesn't want to admit Giannis is the best player now cause Giannis is Greece. The Man just won a Championship n name final mvb and scored 50 points. He's the greatest player now.

  • M

    Stephen's A attitude is just childish lol, KD is only slightly better overall, yes more skilled, but what Giannis lacks in those, he's HOF in other areas. I'd say they 2 and 3 rn. We all know who the best is lol

    • NoLimitMatthew801

      Yup and that is lebron still

  • Cody Schoonover
    Cody Schoonover

    Best includes all traits such as leadership. Giannis is a much better leader than KD. KD is probably the most skilled guy in the league. KD is more skilled than Giannis but the leadership and will to win of Giannis definitely makes it a debate of who is better. Sorry Stephen A.

  • King James
    King James


  • Mar

    SAS is trash, his argument is just to insult Max. Fire this guy.

  • Eugene Caldwell
    Eugene Caldwell

    And I'll say it again he's not kevin Durant not saying he is but guess what he beat kevin durant in a series on his way to the trophy ppl are just ignorant anymore I swear🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤡🤡🤡

  • Jean Gill
    Jean Gill

    I give Max alot of respect for putting up with all that disrespect from Smith he talking to Max like he talking to his son

  • Walton dennis
    Walton dennis

    I just don’t understand all the rudeness.. What part of journalism 101 comes with all the insults🤔

  • Ree Boutit
    Ree Boutit

    Bettlejuice eyes 😹😹

  • Dylan Galera
    Dylan Galera

    It’s clear SAS does not like foreigners taking over American popular sports

  • Austin Empire
    Austin Empire

    1. Greek freak 2.KD 3. Leonard 4. Lebron 5. Steph curry for best player in 2021-22 season

  • It’s Just Curtis
    It’s Just Curtis

    Max is 100% right. LeBron himself has never been the most skilled player in the NBA even though he has a lot of skill. But he’s been the best since 2011 with no argument. KD has always been more skilled than LeBron, but he’s never been the best.

  • Alex

    give me Giannis over KD right now to start a team to win a championship. Giannis is the defensive player of the league, the better rebounder, the better shot blocker and the better assist man. Also better in the paint than KD. The only skill that KD is better is the 3 point shot. Thats my take

  • Marques Labbe
    Marques Labbe

    SAS 🍆 KD!

  • Brock Owens
    Brock Owens

    Kevin Durant is OVERRATED

  • J Clutch
    J Clutch

    SAS tryna disrespect Max because he won’t follow the argument that because KD is more offensively skilled than Giannis he’s better. SAS praising Durants rings after calling him the weakest superstar ever

  • J Clutch
    J Clutch

    What is this obsession with praising players who lose and trying to diminish the ones who win.

  • Carlos

    Stphen A speaks as if the only skill worthwhile in basketball is creating shots. Durant is a better shooter at mid and long range but he's not on a level with Giannis in the paint, defensively or mentally.

  • ojo stephen
    ojo stephen

    Nah. Stephen A Smith was so wrong on this one. The most skilled player isn't necessarily the best

  • Delvan Severino
    Delvan Severino

    Max have right bruhh

  • lendisha oops
    lendisha oops

    Just take this fool out of the show

  • DRC

    And Durant is Giannis. Stop comparing players as they are both COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TALENTED PLAYERS. I guess people have nothing else to talk about since the Bucks won the chip.

  • TYE

    Take that L Stephen A..

  • Imma keep it ahunnid
    Imma keep it ahunnid

    Kd averages more points, assist, steals and blocks but apparently he only can shoot and dribble.. yea I’m done with the NBA and it’s fans y’all are so hateful and it’s kinda exhausting I’ve had enough

    • Imma keep it ahunnid
      Imma keep it ahunnid

      Literally nothing that y’all are saying is backed up by facts it’s just that y’all hate KD..

  • Panoo Kalofyris
    Panoo Kalofyris

    Harden can average 60 points a game in Houston and they still would never win a chip with him this skill argument is just stupid Lebron is levels ahead of Jordan when it comes to skills Look at the numbers: 33000 pts 9000 apg 9000rpg so lebron is better?

  • Panoo Kalofyris
    Panoo Kalofyris

    Obviously KD is more skilled just because of the fact that he hits his shots but giannis is more valuable

  • Panoo Kalofyris
    Panoo Kalofyris

    Max debates Stephen just talks

  • Panoo Kalofyris
    Panoo Kalofyris

    Put Kevin on this Milwaukee against this suns and Kevin simply doesn’t win the series with the bucks… debate is over Giannis is better Giannis doesn’t shoot but giannis dunks KD can dunk too but he is at least 100 pounds lighter than giannis so please don’t compare them especially 1on1 Not to mention the bucks nets series we witnessed and the battles giannis had against kd

  • 4 Brothers & one
    4 Brothers & one

    In my opinion kd is obviously the best in offense and giannis is the best in defense but that doesnt mean that giannis is better then kd.even tho kd went to a super team he had to vs lebron,kyrie and kevin love not to mention kevin love where they went to like a game 6 i think.yes giannis has won a title congrats to him but he had an easy run to say the least.Kd had to carry a shitty nets team to a game 7 where he dropped back-to-back triple doublesin game 6 just to lose in overtime in game 7

  • 407Movement Beats
    407Movement Beats

    SAS talking in circles. This ain’t the same Mac from a few years ago. Max has step his debate game up and makes SAS frustrated because he’s right a lot of times.

  • CRC Gamisuke
    CRC Gamisuke

    Giannis is not Kevin Durant, true story. But KD for SURE is not Giannis AT ALL. You talkin KD's skill, i talk Giannis's work ethic and COMMITMENT! You talkin KD's sharpshooter and sniper, im talkin Giannis dominatin in the paint. Stop with that silly argument. Enjoy the level of Basketball we are witnessing here.

  • arce mariano
    arce mariano

    Stephen a disrespected Max and Gianni's that much 🤨

  • Violet 2luvs
    Violet 2luvs

    Stephen A. was right..love u stephen A❤️❤️

  • dario dawaten
    dario dawaten

    Giannis is in KDs Level they are both All time Grea

  • A Person
    A Person

    comparision is the thief of joy and these clowns are right on it.

  • Team G1
    Team G1

    Giannis deserves his respect as well as the Bucks because they did what the Warriors did pre KD.... They worked for years with who they had instead of bringing in a superstar... Steph is the Warriors face.... Giannis is the Bucks face....

  • Salescoach Plus
    Salescoach Plus

    I think the status quo doesn’t want to give him his rightful title.

  • Salescoach Plus
    Salescoach Plus

    Enough is enough. We are witnessing history

  • Salescoach Plus
    Salescoach Plus

    He’s better than Michael Jordan.

  • Salescoach Plus
    Salescoach Plus

    He’s better than Durant.

  • G G
    G G

    The Bucks organization built a championship team from scratch and beat the big bad Nets along the way. Who’s fault is it James Harden came into the season out of shape and hurt his hamstring? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. SAS is jealous the Knicks can’t do what the Bucks did, how about stop waiting for superstars to fall in your lap and develop one yourself?

  • Neptune

    Stephen A, know how to play basketball?

  • David O
    David O

    here come this dude again, cause even after Giannis proved him wrong, he still a pure hater nothing else, dude just won a championship it hasn't even been a week they can't give props

  • WithGreatPower 616
    WithGreatPower 616

    People can be such victims of the moment. My hat is off to Giannis for an incredible Finals performance but he's not KD. KD is more skilled and more lethal. There's levels to this and Giannis isn't better because he beat KD when his two best teammates were injured and still dropped two 45+ games on them and took it to a game 7.

  • David Berger
    David Berger

    He put up bigger numbers than KD ever did on the biggest stage.

  • Gumaro Cuellar
    Gumaro Cuellar

    Stephen a treat everyone like trash and wanna be treated like a KING WHEN IT COMES TO HIM AND THE BLACK RACE

  • Isaiah Boudreaux
    Isaiah Boudreaux

    Max don’t even be arguing the question

  • True Los
    True Los

    Steven A definitely lost the debate max made the most vaild points easily

  • Ayden O'Neil
    Ayden O'Neil

    Stephen curry ?????

  • Virgil Remo
    Virgil Remo

    I do not disagree with Max. In fact for me, he won this one.

  • Ryan Salt
    Ryan Salt

    Giannis is a better defender, rebounder, playmaker and he is better at getting steals and blocking shots. He is also much more deadly on the inside. Durant is better at shooting.

  • 21 Savage
    21 Savage

    Of course KD is better than giannis thought this was common knowledge

  • Tajai Keaton
    Tajai Keaton

    Stephen A be bullying this man max on live TV

  • Jalil McClendon
    Jalil McClendon

    Giannis is the best individual player right from what we seen in the finals. If he continues to play in the paint and not take 3s he will continue to be the best. That doesn’t mean his team will win every year for example like Lebron. Lebron was the best player from 2010-2020 but he don’t win every year. Giannis is just as skilled as KD just in different ways. No he doesn’t have the handle or shooting of KD but KD doesn’t have Giannis rebounding ability, defensive ability, or blocking ability, or finishing ability. Giannis shoots a higher fg% than KD. It’s more efficient to get layup and dunks than to shoot pretty looking fadeaway and hesi pull ups for the same 2 points lol.

  • Adnan Hirabe
    Adnan Hirabe

    I’m sorry to say it but if kds foot was smaller or even if joe Harris didn’t completely disappear in games 3,4,5,6,7, we would be singing a different tune but hey give giannis his credit he did what many said he couldn’t! Props! 👏🏽👏🏽

  • Bean Loyal
    Bean Loyal

    If he gets a jump shot he'll be better

  • Kevin-Vincent Elabo
    Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    Yeah man. KD is better than Giannis. His skills tell them all. Giannis story is the best we have ever seen since ring chasing was a thing. But talent wise KD is on an othe level really. Come on Max you are spewing some nonsense here. Lmao

  • Allen Sanchez
    Allen Sanchez

    Durant's weakneaa is defense. As such, he is not the best player today. I give that to Giannis. He has a DPOY. Durant hasn't. Giannis is still in his late 20s, which gives him a chance to upgrade his skill set.

  • Rasheed Diallobe
    Rasheed Diallobe

    Idk why this is even a discussion the played Brooklyn and Kd was clearly the best player in the series even elevating his game to a further level

  • Andres Quiroz
    Andres Quiroz

    SAS makes horrible takes in every sport he covers he is only there cause he always loud and energetic

  • SlapsMans

    SAS is just an old geezer