Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take


  1. dj Zamora

    dj ZamoraIl y a 7 jours

    Came here to remind myself how good kuzma is

  2. Peace on Earth

    Peace on EarthIl y a 7 jours

    Stephen A. with the win.

  3. David Tucker

    David TuckerIl y a 9 jours

    Hanging on to Kuzman seems like the right thing to do for the Lakers. Although Ball is thought to have the biggest upside followed by BI m, it was Kuzman who had the most development over his fellow draftees. He seems to be the most instep with Lebron. Their chemistry seems undeniable. While.Ball also ‘thinks’ like Lebron. the problem is he can’t make a shot. So Ball to Lebron is great Lebron passing to Ball doesn’t cause the same buzz. In NO. I think Ball will excel if he stays healthy. I picture Ball with Zion Williamson, drew holiday and Ingram on the wings averaging double assists. That will be a given. He already is a plus defender only to get better as he gains experience. His defensive instincts are already top notch as is his rebounding from the guard position. If Ball improves his shooting percentage both from the field and the free throw line, the sky is the limit for he and his team moving forward. Kudos to David Griffith for extracting every once of juice out of the fruit (orange) that was AD.

  4. CAJ Collins

    CAJ CollinsIl y a 9 jours


  5. Dalt

    DaltIl y a 9 jours

    They did!

  6. Packz z

    Packz zIl y a 15 jours

    I agree with Stephen A Smith for once xD

  7. nabil chowdhury

    nabil chowdhuryIl y a 3 mois

    Kuzma has been putting up better numbers last year and this year. And Kuzma is better

  8. KemuelG23

    KemuelG23Il y a 4 mois

    if they trade kuz they will regret it

  9. John Radz

    John RadzIl y a 4 mois

    I’ll pay for Lakers tickets just to watch Kuzma play. This kid is the real deal. He has that killer mentality. I’d trade Lebron before Kuzma.

  10. Ethan Dowell

    Ethan DowellIl y a 4 mois

    on december 20th 2018 SAS says lakers need to do whatever they need to do to get AD even if that means trading brandon ingram. On January 10th 2019 SAS says Lakers need to hold on to Kuzma. SAS is a professional flip flopper

  11. 게비스콘

    게비스콘Il y a 4 mois

    keep everybody and keep being a shitteam

  12. voetbal12

    voetbal12Il y a 4 mois

    Fuck Kuzma, get rid of him

  13. voetbal12

    voetbal12Il y a 4 mois

    @John Radz LeBron is one of the greatest players of all time. Kuzma is in his mid 20's and is fuck all.

  14. John Radz

    John RadzIl y a 4 mois

    voetbal12, Fuck Lebron, he’s the problem.

  15. Danny Rose

    Danny RoseIl y a 4 mois

    Flint town

  16. hbukh jhbui

    hbukh jhbuiIl y a 4 mois

    Max actually talks good basketball but don’t know shot about football

  17. Ooooeu

    OoooeuIl y a 4 mois

    stop the bull, kuzma is already a star, big potential, still in the making..

  18. John Bodnar

    John BodnarIl y a 4 mois

    Kuzma is great,

  19. HotMessMemories1

    HotMessMemories1Il y a 4 mois

    What “cracks in the warriors”?

  20. DropSixteenTV Tv

    DropSixteenTV TvIl y a 5 mois

    Brah this team is young, they going to have to play together to get better. Buff the bench and be paitent. If u can get a young star for cheap, then do it.

  21. DropSixteenTV Tv

    DropSixteenTV TvIl y a 5 mois

    Should have gave Gelo a few chips and get him in as a shooter, but mfs were big headed.


    THUGGWAFFLE88Il y a 5 mois

    Shit Stephen a Smith has a better hairline that daequan at least...

  23. Anthony O

    Anthony OIl y a 5 mois

    The media ALWAYS wants us to trade or let go of all of our young guys for established guys and when we do (dLo, Randle) they remind us how awesome They become. Newsflash...MOST guys just need a few years to develop SMDH.

  24. John Radz

    John RadzIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma is the future star of the league. A star in the making. You bring AD for what, NO!!! You look for the future. Kyle is just 23 an is just going to get better and better. Even Lebron has 2 or 3 years left. What are you going to do next? If the Lakers trade Kuzma, Magic Johnson should resign immediatly!!!! Keep Kuzma and the championships will be coming his way.

  25. John Radz

    John RadzIl y a 4 mois

    hbukh jhbui, I wouldn’t like the ugliest player in LA.

  26. hbukh jhbui

    hbukh jhbuiIl y a 4 mois

    John Radz goofy Davis is 25 and is way better than Kuzma it’s not even is a superstar. Get Davis and maybe Kyrie or kawye and get 2 or 3 rings for sure

  27. kaleid collins

    kaleid collinsIl y a 5 mois

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  28. Mark Murphy

    Mark MurphyIl y a 5 mois

    Almost mvp in paul george? what are you smoking?

  29. Emmet Hawe

    Emmet HaweIl y a 5 mois

    'A Poor mans Tatum?' Max you need to stfu! Kuz had a better rookie year than Tatum but was playing for a crap Laker team last year?? Tatum just got extra exposure due to C's making the playoffs but Kuz was a stand out and right there with Simmons and Mitchell for ROTY.

  30. Wajahat Alii

    Wajahat AliiIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma > Tatum

  31. melekey

    melekeyIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma fuckin trash 😂

  32. Luka doncic best player in the NBA already

    Luka doncic best player in the NBA alreadyIl y a 5 mois

    Kyle kuzma is the perfect player to be the face of the Lakers team they don't realise somebody tell em

  33. Harrison Flynn

    Harrison FlynnIl y a 5 mois

    I'm a Laker fan! The reality is that Danny Ainge doesn't care about any of his future picks as players, he's gonna throw most, if not all the picks plus a few players for Anthony Davis. He's probably planned this for a while and Boston will win the Davis bid. Even without Davis the Lakers can create a championship team literally for the start of next season without even losing anything. Lakers can go the Bradley Beal approach and give up on Ingram, KCP, 1st Rnd pick. In free agency, if Cousins is back to healthy, Lakers should offer good contract for his services. Lonzo, Beal, Bron, Kuzma, Cousins with bench of free agents (rondo, stephenson, maybe jeff green) plus youngsters of Hart, Zubac, Wagner and Myk! Sounds like a championship team right there and highly possible! There's always different ways to get back to the top!

  34. Hebrew Isralite

    Hebrew IsraliteIl y a 5 mois


  35. Anthony Hendrix

    Anthony HendrixIl y a 5 mois

    Ingratiate is Steven A. Smith favorite word but he’s right keep Kuzma trade Zo he can’t shoot and once he gets to the hole he’ll miss or pass it...great defender and great court vision but my guy Kuz is about his buckets and didn’t need the whole dad hype me up bcuz I’m not that good package deal

  36. meenmug804

    meenmug804Il y a 5 mois


  37. Ezaarkash

    EzaarkashIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma is life time LAKER - here to stay - PERIOD !

  38. Alexander Mejia

    Alexander MejiaIl y a 5 mois

    What a miss from Lakers,whaaaatttttt are you out of your mind, Paul is not doing enough for the thunders kuzma should stay period

  39. lenny ash

    lenny ashIl y a 5 mois

    trade brandon please please trade that man and josh hart spends 43 min on the floor and scores 5 points and he can't guard any body please trade lonzo you can trade his a 2x

  40. Lil Bink

    Lil BinkIl y a 5 mois


  41. 2 PAC

    2 PACIl y a 5 mois


  42. Bryce Hammerton

    Bryce HammertonIl y a 5 mois

    Lakers should offer hart ball Ingram and 4 first rounders. I have a hard time believing the pelicans say no to that. also allows lakers to keep kuzma

  43. Zhorell Ski

    Zhorell SkiIl y a 5 mois

    Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

  44. David Parker

    David ParkerIl y a 5 mois

    They do NOT need a Superstar like these fools keep saying. The Lakers lost to Cleveland without Lebron. Let them go through the fire. Let them sow and grow. LeBron will love it come playoff and finals THIS YEAR! A lot of this rhetoric will be on my compilation video at the end of the season and postseason when the Lakers win the FINALS. Yep, I said it! The Lakers are the best team in the NBA right NOW. If LeBron can get to the finals with K. Love and the funny bunch, he can win the FINALS with the deep bench he has NOW!

  45. Hank Chinaski

    Hank ChinaskiIl y a 5 mois

    Ingram is the one they need to get rid of. The kid holds the ball for too long. If he's going to attack the basket he's got to be quick about it or pass the ball. I hate watching the lakers move the ball well until it comes to Ingram and he'll dribble like six times trying to figure out what he wants to do. Let lonzo, lebron and Rondo facilitate the offense. Ingram needs to catch and shoot, catch and pass, or catch and dribble penetrate, just like Kuzma.

  46. Hank Chinaski

    Hank ChinaskiIl y a 5 mois

    Lonzo ball is going to be a great player. Court vision, basketball IQ, athletisism, defense, rebounding. It was not a mistake to draft him. The only hole in his game is shot creating / scoring. If he can fix that part of his game he'll be an all star. Only people who dont know the game of basketball or harbor a grudge because of his dad think hes trash.

  47. Charles C

    Charles CIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma will be an NBA All-Star within 2 yrs keep him & pay him

  48. Tekno

    TeknoIl y a 5 mois

    Why are we giving lonzo ball a pass, he has games where he scores 0 points in 36min. That is disturbingly low.

  49. mrchicago87

    mrchicago87Il y a 5 mois

    NO TRADES...

  50. VT

    VTIl y a 5 mois

    Max Kellerman has no clue. And please stop with the defense crap. BI doesn't play any defense.

  51. Pascall Williams

    Pascall WilliamsIl y a 5 mois

    Forget the offense....the king is here, lets get some exoerienced guys(that can defend)bcuz our defense is shit...our offense was never a problem........

  52. Focus Focus

    Focus FocusIl y a 5 mois

    So hot so cold where is the loyalty? Keep everyone,we got a winner, we been together for a half-season, you guys forget we beat the warriors twice the second time without LeBron for most of the time. The Cavs just had something to prove they've been made to look like their chomps,this game meant more to the Cavs and it did to the Lakers that's so obvious LeBron will come back they'll make the playoffs they might even win the chip this year!!

  53. Pablo De Bella

    Pablo De BellaIl y a 5 mois

    Lakers made the same mistake they made with Paul George with Leonard, Spurs at that moment asked for Hart, Ingram and some picks and the Lakers wouldnt trade because they thought Kawhi would go there on his own. In the end they are stucked with too many young players that are too overhyped and too green to do a decent playoff run.


    CLK_RSILLIKUSIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma drops 40 now everybody got eyes on him he was averaging almost 20 as a rookie stop sleeping

  55. NERVE 100

    NERVE 100Il y a 5 mois

    How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma

  56. Joaquin

    JoaquinIl y a 5 mois

    These guys acting like AD leaving is a given like he hasn’t said in ANY way that he wants to leave

  57. PeWNyPnOY

    PeWNyPnOYIl y a 5 mois

    If any ones getting traded it’s going to be bi

  58. L1 Highroller

    L1 HighrollerIl y a 5 mois

    I think they should go for it

  59. Ben Mercer

    Ben MercerIl y a 5 mois

    Lonzo is turning into a force on D, dont trade him. Kuzma is turning into a force on offence, dont trade him either. Anyone else is fair game.

  60. Daniel

    DanielIl y a 5 mois

    They shouldn't trade Kuzma. The real question is would Magic trade him, and that answer I think is yes


    SLIP NORRISIl y a 5 mois

    Stephen A Smith worships Kyle Kuzma

  62. BIG Blizz

    BIG BlizzIl y a 5 mois

    i’m sick on max he dumb

  63. Cyril G

    Cyril GIl y a 5 mois

    Stephen A’s Hair needs to be traded to Bron’s hair.

  64. Cyril G

    Cyril GIl y a 5 mois

    How the hell can LA get AD if u will not surrender Kuzma?

  65. Ethan Beers

    Ethan BeersIl y a 5 mois

    dude like w eek ago he said nobody is safe lol

  66. Benjamin Leyva

    Benjamin LeyvaIl y a 5 mois

    This guy needs to stf up cuz Lonzo is the best passer in NBA fight me bro

  67. Ezra Brown

    Ezra BrownIl y a 5 mois

    Put some respect on Lonzo name, he gon be rondo/jason kidd 2.0

  68. Van Ignacio

    Van IgnacioIl y a 5 mois

    Stephen A. is a poor mans Ludacris....

  69. FullThrotle speedking

    FullThrotle speedkingIl y a 5 mois

    Max dumb asf

  70. dvsworm

    dvswormIl y a 5 mois


  71. Ora Monika

    Ora MonikaIl y a 5 mois

    Biggest mistake signing Lonzo?? So much disrespect. Can we let the brother have a few more years before we start saying he's a bust?

  72. SolidBoi_Onyx 1

    SolidBoi_Onyx 1Il y a 5 mois

    Indiana had no intention trading Paul George to the Lakers period that wasn’t a miss Larry Bird shut that down

  73. ERICK CH

    ERICK CHIl y a 5 mois

    Ingram might stay but Zo Will Be Traded

  74. ERICK CH

    ERICK CHIl y a 5 mois

    KD To The Knicks Confirmed

  75. Adam McBride

    Adam McBrideIl y a 5 mois

    I just love how y’all be making 2k trades for AD. Y’all must think the pelicans are going to trade him to La just cuz he say he wants to go there and he not signing no where else teams don’t care someone will take that chance to win a title and sway a player. And he ain’t sitting out and balling any less no matter what jersey he wearing. Lastly trading for AD will hollow the team out and if AD can’t carry the pelicans what makes you think a hollowed la roster is going to do with AD if lebron gets injured. He a fool if he go be a robin when he already Batman

  76. Eddy Shluger

    Eddy ShlugerIl y a 5 mois

    The media need to assemble for Leflop another super team.

  77. Titus Graham

    Titus GrahamIl y a 5 mois

    Smh lonzo makes basketball so easy for other Lakers. I Dont know how people dont see it. Look at how many leak out points kuz n Ingram get from lonzo full court passes. Lets not mention how much he sets up zubac n McGee Lately or beastly 19 points in 19 min. Watch lonzo on those buckets. Yea he a horrible free throw shooter n last year he couldn't shoot or finish at rim. Out of those 3 categories he fix 2 of them, its called progression. Rondo didn't learn to shoot till like 7 yrs in.

  78. おきちゅhachi

    おきちゅhachiIl y a 5 mois

    Lakers are a PG away, they just not any PG or one that's marginally better than Lonzo they need a dynamite offensive PG who can shoot and spread the floor but also get jiggy off the dribble, Dame Lillard is who I'm thinking he'd be the perfect PG for Lakeshow and would pair great with LeBron, trade is highly unlikely but I'd unload anyone other than LeBron for Dame. Lonzo, Ingram, 1st round pick for Dame in a hypothetical world.

  79. calvin brown

    calvin brownIl y a 5 mois

    This is funny, Kuz is not as good as people claim and has cost the Lakers games with his jacking and selfish play and no defense.. He is simply a Rashard Lewis light player. Ingram is the better player of the 2, way better defender, way better 1 on 1 player, more heart and determination..

  80. Young Geez

    Young GeezIl y a 5 mois

    All the Lakers need to do is stick together and let Ball play the 2 role hart at da 1 Kuzma at the 3 an James at 4 cause ain't ah 4 in da game that can hold em #OhyGeez

  81. Gerald Leonard

    Gerald LeonardIl y a 5 mois

    Finally someone calls it as it is.. the lakers fell into the hype with lonzo. Lonzo is an okay player who has the talent to be great but he seems to not have the passion for it like kuzma. When you look at the talent they passed up for Lonzo who are already better then him even markannen is a better player then him.. I see exactly what Stephen A is saying

  82. kevin

    kevinIl y a 5 mois

    Lol tatum better than kuzma. Good one max

  83. Thayslan Costa

    Thayslan CostaIl y a 5 mois

    Max is hating, Kuz is '99 Kobe

  84. gondarX

    gondarXIl y a 5 mois

    This is obvious, which is why I'd be surprised if they can get AD without trading Kuz away. Kuzma>Ingram

  85. Lakher Siakhai

    Lakher SiakhaiIl y a 5 mois

    Kyle Kuzma is the second best players in the Lakers roster so,don't trade him with any of the superstars.Next season he will be the NBA Superstar

  86. Ver Giron

    Ver GironIl y a 5 mois

    why are you always talking about LA??? I've never heard you talk about Aldridge and the spurs, aldridge is unstopable inside, very dangerous to play against in the playoff, Add AD to the lakers and it will not be enough to beat the warriors,Spurs might beat the lakers in the playoff.

  87. Swoosh Walker

    Swoosh WalkerIl y a 5 mois

    why still talking about paul george? he's where he is. don't have have other topics?

  88. Lilgoat Biggoat

    Lilgoat BiggoatIl y a 5 mois

    SAS looking like he misses Skip Bayless. SAS should sign a Max deal with FS1.

  89. Markeyes Justice

    Markeyes JusticeIl y a 5 mois

    This the same nigga that said pack him up and let him go

  90. Chris Plambeck

    Chris PlambeckIl y a 5 mois

    I am so glad u 2 are in Media and not GM's....and pleasw hurry up deadline so these bitch assd mofos can talk about something else other than trading LAKER players....

  91. Emir Hankour

    Emir HankourIl y a 5 mois

    When will Max just stop talking about basketball ffs

  92. aldrin phillips

    aldrin phillipsIl y a 5 mois


  93. SIX7 250LBS ACTOR

    SIX7 250LBS ACTORIl y a 5 mois


  94. Taste of Twenty

    Taste of TwentyIl y a 5 mois

    Best player in the near future will be Giannis. He'll over take Lebron very soon.

  95. BrokeBot

    BrokeBotIl y a 5 mois


  96. Soupun Sillem

    Soupun SillemIl y a 5 mois

    Kuzma and Ball thay can play with or without LeBron..pls don't trade the Laker feature.

  97. Justin Y Brother.

    Justin Y Brother.Il y a 5 mois

    I dont know whats going on

  98. Jooeey Perera

    Jooeey PereraIl y a 5 mois

    i say lets stay with the young guys because they will be the futures best players

  99. Soupun Sillem

    Soupun SillemIl y a 5 mois

    we don't need the star.we need the championship. fans from Micronesia.

  100. Soupun Sillem

    Soupun SillemIl y a 5 mois

    yes don't make a trade..Kuzma stay in Laker.

  101. marcedout

    marcedoutIl y a 5 mois

    Max we dont give a fucc about Paul George

  102. Rodney Robinson

    Rodney RobinsonIl y a 5 mois

    Lonzo has to go asap,molly you are getting to be anoring let the fellows taik then give your input,stop trying to over talk or talking at the same time

  103. Dany Deee

    Dany DeeeIl y a 5 mois

    Fuck Paul George

  104. Eliam Sousa

    Eliam SousaIl y a 5 mois

    Funny debate... it seems they desagre with eachother but is just different points