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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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Hebrew Isralite

Hebrew Isralite . 4 hours ago


Anthony Hendrix

Anthony Hendrix . 4 hours 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 . 9 hours ago



Ezaarkash . 11 hours ago

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

Alexander Mejia

Alexander Mejia . 14 hours 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 . 20 hours 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

Lil Bink

Lil Bink . 1 day ago



2 PAC . 1 day ago


Bryce Hammerton

Bryce Hammerton . 1 day 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 . 1 day ago

Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

David Parker

David Parker . 2 days 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!

Hank Chinaski

Hank Chinaski . 2 days 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.

Hank Chinaski

Hank Chinaski . 2 days 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 . 2 days ago

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

rob Stevens.

rob Stevens. . 2 days ago

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


mrchicago87 . 2 days ago



VT . 2 days ago

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

Pascall Williams

Pascall Williams . 3 days 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 . 3 days 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!!

Pablo De Bella

Pablo De Bella . 3 days ago

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_RSILLIKUS . 3 days ago

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


NERVE 100 . 3 days ago

How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma


Joaquin . 3 days ago

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


PeWNyPnOY . 3 days ago

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

Subscribe for no Please

Subscribe for no Please . 3 days ago

I think they should go for it

Ben Mercer

Ben Mercer . 3 days ago

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.


Daniel . 3 days ago

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


SLIP NORRIS . 3 days ago

Stephen A Smith worships Kyle Kuzma

BIG Blizz

BIG Blizz . 4 days ago

i’m sick on max he dumb

Cyril G

Cyril G . 4 days ago

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

Cyril G

Cyril G . 4 days ago

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

Ethan Beers

Ethan Beers . 4 days ago

dude like w eek ago he said nobody is safe lol

Benjamin Leyva

Benjamin Leyva . 4 days ago

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

Ezra Brown

Ezra Brown . 4 days ago

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

Van Ignacio

Van Ignacio . 4 days ago

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

FullThrotle speedking

FullThrotle speedking . 4 days ago

Max dumb asf


dvsworm . 4 days ago


Ora Monika

Ora Monika . 4 days ago

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?

SolidBoi_Onyx 1

SolidBoi_Onyx 1 . 4 days ago

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


ERICK CH . 4 days ago

Ingram might stay but Zo Will Be Traded


ERICK CH . 4 days ago

KD To The Knicks Confirmed

Adam McBride

Adam McBride . 4 days ago

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

Eddy Shluger

Eddy Shluger . 4 days ago

The media need to assemble for Leflop another super team.

Titus Graham

Titus Graham . 4 days ago

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.


クリエーターNagasode . 5 days ago

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.

calvin brown

calvin brown . 5 days ago

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..

Young Geez

Young Geez . 5 days ago

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

Gerald Leonard

Gerald Leonard . 5 days ago

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

Max Kellerman

Max Kellerman . 5 days ago



kevin . 5 days ago

Lol tatum better than kuzma. Good one max

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