Published on 8 months ago

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for another NBA star. Stephen A. explains why the Lakers should hold on to Kuzma for dear life and try to sign Anthony Davis.

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Andrew Perez

Andrew Perez . 2 months ago

Lmao and here we are with AD and kuzma

King Wani

King Wani . 3 months ago

They did

dj Zamora

dj Zamora . 3 months ago

Came here to remind myself how good kuzma is

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth . 3 months ago

Stephen A. with the win.

David Tucker

David Tucker . 3 months ago

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.

CAJ Collins

CAJ Collins . 3 months ago



Dalt . 3 months ago

They did!

Packz z

Packz z . 3 months ago

I agree with Stephen A Smith for once xD

nabil chowdhury

nabil chowdhury . 6 months ago

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


KemuelG23 . 7 months ago

if they trade kuz they will regret it

John Radz

John Radz . 7 months ago

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.

Ethan Dowell

Ethan Dowell . 8 months ago

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


게비스콘 . 8 months ago

keep everybody and keep being a shitteam


voetbal12 . 8 months ago

Fuck Kuzma, get rid of him

Danny Rose

Danny Rose . 8 months ago

Flint town

hbukh jhbui

hbukh jhbui . 8 months ago

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


Ooooeu . 8 months ago

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

John Bodnar

John Bodnar . 8 months ago

Kuzma is great,


HotMessMemories1 . 8 months ago

What “cracks in the warriors”?

DropSixteenTV Tv

DropSixteenTV Tv . 8 months ago

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.

DropSixteenTV Tv

DropSixteenTV Tv . 8 months ago

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


THUGGWAFFLE88 . 8 months ago

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

Anthony O

Anthony O . 8 months ago

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.

John Radz

John Radz . 8 months ago

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.

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kaleid collins . 8 months ago

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Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy . 8 months ago

Almost mvp in paul george? what are you smoking?

Emmet Hawe

Emmet Hawe . 8 months ago

'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.

Wajahat Alii

Wajahat Alii . 8 months ago

Kuzma > Tatum


melekey . 8 months ago

Kuzma fuckin trash 😂

Bill Russell & Tacko Fall Celtic Pride

Bill Russell & Tacko Fall Celtic Pride . 8 months ago

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

Harrison Flynn

Harrison Flynn . 8 months ago

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!

Hebrew Isralite

Hebrew Isralite . 8 months ago


Anthony Hendrix

Anthony Hendrix . 8 months ago

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


meenmug804 . 8 months ago



Ezaarkash . 8 months ago

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

Alexander the great

Alexander the great . 8 months ago

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

lenny ash

lenny ash . 8 months ago

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

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Lil Bink . 8 months ago



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Bryce Hammerton

Bryce Hammerton . 8 months ago

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

Zhorell Ski

Zhorell Ski . 8 months ago

Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

David Parker

David Parker . 8 months ago

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!

Jason Wolfe

Jason Wolfe . 8 months ago

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.

Jason Wolfe

Jason Wolfe . 8 months ago

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.

Charles C

Charles C . 8 months ago

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


Tekno . 8 months ago

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


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VT . 8 months ago

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

Pascall Williams

Pascall Williams . 8 months ago

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........

Focus Focus

Focus Focus . 8 months ago

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!!

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