An anonymous NBA GM said Kawhi doesn’t elevate his teammates | First Take


  1. Jayson Tirao

    Jayson TiraoIl y a mois

    I think there is some psychological factors might affect to his teammates that's why i think kawhi is one of the best leader in the league. He doesnt say such as long roar speech to pressure his team to elevate their plays just like lebron leadership. He truly says in his few words that to stay calm and do your best basketball to win and have fun. Pressure affects your game and ruin it when playoff comes. Or your leader/coach pressure you to elevate but something fear pressure is in your head because you dont want to dissapoint your team, coach, or your leader.

  2. Kawhi Leonard

    Kawhi LeonardIl y a mois

    Siakam improved a lot with kawhi. In game 3 vs 76ers, lowry said he needs to be better and help kawhi. And he did that. Well his teammates show up with him, so yeah

  3. Lorenzo Bontorin

    Lorenzo BontorinIl y a 3 mois

    6:40 ye just on the point. Thx Max. People should wake up on Kawhi. Still sleeping Lol

  4. Lorenzo Bontorin

    Lorenzo BontorinIl y a 3 mois

    5:40 no that's just what makes you win championship. Ask the Bulls on MJ. Making ur team condifendt enough to win a chip isn't leadership? Hmmm well if It is the case, I'm better to have that non-leadership of Kawhi than anyone else.

  5. Josue Guillen

    Josue GuillenIl y a 3 mois

    Kawhi is easily top 3 player, if not top 1. But they’re right, who in the raptors did he elevate? They all performed the same with or without him.

  6. Ronnie Verma

    Ronnie VermaIl y a 3 mois

    Anonymous NBA GM. (Lakers)

  7. Frank Forinas

    Frank ForinasIl y a 4 mois

    wrongggg... leonard its not like lebron, kobe and others players.. kahwi a shy and humble man but lord is on him....

  8. Michael Pun

    Michael PunIl y a 4 mois

    Kasha is one of the most lucky players ever behind Kobe, Duncan, Bird, and Magic.

  9. Gregory Emeagwara

    Gregory EmeagwaraIl y a 4 mois

    This dumbass Dominique is pretty much saying Duncan is not a leader. Why is this guy talking basketball?😂😂😂

  10. Eric Branch

    Eric BranchIl y a 4 mois

    Unnamed GM=Golden State GM

  11. Kancha beni

    Kancha beniIl y a 4 mois

    "thas not leadership, thats people having faith in you" yea thats the main characteristic of being leader u retard haha

  12. JustSomeGuy135

    JustSomeGuy135Il y a 4 mois

    Dominique probably knows his stuff, but add this video and those eyebrows, and he looks like the dumbest motherfucker I've ever seen

  13. Austin Mark

    Austin MarkIl y a 4 mois

    he elevates nba championship trophies over his head though.

  14. TayMont941

    TayMont941Il y a 4 mois

    If KD doesn’t get hurt warriors win and all this k. Leonard talk is dead could of swore they praising KD saying he was best in the league having a crazy playoff run soon as he goes down they switch it up smh

  15. b t

    b tIl y a 4 mois

    Megamind is annoying

  16. J H

    J HIl y a 4 mois

    I saw raptors play with a confidence they never had before with Kawhi,.. he definitely elevated Kyle Lowry And that team

  17. mojo jojo

    mojo jojoIl y a 4 mois

    WHO CARES!!!

  18. Peter Calvin Madore

    Peter Calvin MadoreIl y a 4 mois

    All the players and coaching staff in Toronto were in complete agreement that Kawhi set a tone the everyone on the team emulated. Thanks for the Chip! Good luck with the Clippers Kawhi! Go Raps

  19. manninla

    manninlaIl y a 4 mois

    Saying Kawhi is not a leader is like saying Tim Duncan is not a leader. Some Super Stars just quietly lead by example.

  20. Jonson Lin

    Jonson LinIl y a 4 mois

    It was a controversial allegation that has no merit. Just to generate Ad $. Which stat category did Kawhi lead on both of his championship teams. With TOR, if opposing team have to double or 3x team guarding Kawhi, that naturally elevates stats among his teammates; which was the case for Pippen tanking in his line season without the GOAT. Who is the man creating controversy without credible evidence just to create Ad business?

  21. Jonson Lin

    Jonson LinIl y a 4 mois

    Correction: in Pippen’s lone season without MJ

  22. Haia Molas

    Haia MolasIl y a 4 mois

    Imma about to watch and I see Ryan Hollins. Nope.

  23. Jason. Thomas

    Jason. ThomasIl y a 4 mois

    Lakers GM

  24. T Pi

    T PiIl y a 4 mois

    What happened to The Wire references? Lol.

  25. Anthony Monroe

    Anthony MonroeIl y a 4 mois

    Yoo.. The walnut head dude is spewing more asinine stuff than Ryan Hollins💯

  26. astheskylarksings

    astheskylarksingsIl y a 4 mois

    There’s racism behind a lot of these rumors. They don’t want to see these black men empowered

  27. Lou York City

    Lou York CityIl y a 4 mois

    Kawhi doesn't elevate his teammates. He just elevates his team to Championships.

  28. Trent Davis

    Trent DavisIl y a 4 mois

    Elevate? Siakim won most improved Lowry was still an allstar and had a lot of pressure taken off of him and the whole team pretty much took on Kawhi’s personality in the playoffs

  29. Randy Komi

    Randy KomiIl y a 4 mois

    Who is doing the hiring over at ESPN? Max just sitting here debating fools.

  30. Mike Beats

    Mike BeatsIl y a 4 mois

    Ryan again? (stopped video and left)

  31. James Dawny

    James DawnyIl y a 4 mois

    Max sometimes u sound stupid see the evidence of kwahi Making him play better

  32. Dxrrell Mxller

    Dxrrell MxllerIl y a 4 mois

    imagine waking up and dying to talk about some other men first thing in the morning

  33. Crystalis Chronicle

    Crystalis ChronicleIl y a 4 mois

    but somehow Kyle lwry won his first chip when kawhi Leonard joins and plays amazing in playoffs... OKAY stupid GM, you are the same guy that probably laughed at Kawhi leonard. Guess who got the last laugh, you big dummy. @ anonymous NBA GM

  34. NexTech7

    NexTech7Il y a 4 mois

    Anonymous GM said Kawhi can get you a championship.

  35. herbert nelson

    herbert nelsonIl y a 4 mois

    That other guy is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He says, I am not saying he isn't a good leader. We don't know if he is or isn't. We just can't say he is a good leader. I don't think he is a good leader just because he was the best player in the playoffs and led his team to the Championship. He is just ignorant. He doesn't know the criteria for a good leader. If others follow you and exceed their expectations, you are a good leader. By definition Kawhii is a good leader. He went to a team that had never WON an important game in team history, and in less than ONE year they win THREE series in route to a CHAMPIONSHIP, when they were the underdog, that is leadership.

  36. Jiggy Thanos

    Jiggy ThanosIl y a 4 mois

    only thing ryan said correct

  37. Jays Raps4eva

    Jays Raps4evaIl y a 4 mois


  38. blacklivity

    blacklivityIl y a 4 mois

    The teams who didn't get Kawhi trynna trash talk him. SMH Kawhi will speak next season.

  39. Tinomutenda Chifamba

    Tinomutenda ChifambaIl y a 4 mois

    Black dude has a point. Just because you’re the best player on the team doesn’t mean you’re a leader. Kobe was always the best, Kobe was not a leader. I guess he lead by example, but he was by no means a leader. MJ same thing. Led the charge, but wasn’t a leader. Man even punched his teammate

  40. Eric Stewart

    Eric StewartIl y a 4 mois

    Why is THIS even a topic, 1st 2nd does it really matter to fans....Fans care about RESULTS There is a difference, between having FAITH understanding that you have a dude that is a junkyard dawg on your squad vs a guy being a 'leader'.....then we have to dissect classic leader vs other alternative types of leadership That type of deep analysis is NOT what sports fan give AF about, don't make sports 'that' much WORK....the ish is supposed to be fun not psychological B.S. Also, don't give AF about their home life that's for women and teenage girls....gimme tha score, perform the sports and go away

  41. Yashash Shrestha

    Yashash ShresthaIl y a 4 mois