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JJ Redick EDUCATES Stephen A. after his RIDICULOUS LeBron take: 'Give him credit!' | First Take

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  • JJ Redick EDUCATES Stephen A. after his RIDICULOUS LeBron take: 'Give him credit!' | First Take
    Stephen A. Smith, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and JJ Redick react to LeBron James becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer.
    0:00 Stephen A. doesn't view LeBron as the greatest scorer ever
    2:00 Stephen A. wishes the Lakers would have won the game vs. OKC
    3:05 Mad Dog says today isn't the day to knock LeBron
    4:00 Mad Dog says Kareem is his greatest scorer of all-time
    4:22 JJ Redick chimes in on Stephen A. and Mad Dog's greatest scorer takes
    5:22 JJ Redick says Kareem is a one note wonder
    6:13 Stephen A. says lets not ignore how the NBA has evolved over the years
    8:00 Stephen A. says Michael Jordan is still the greatest scorer
    8:25 JJ Redick educates Stephen A.
    9:30 JJ Redick and Stephen A. get into a heated debate
    10:25 JJ Redick talks about the load LeBron has taken on in his career
    11:50 Did we forget about Wilt Chamberlain? - Mad Dog
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  • @dredai
    @dredai ปีที่แล้ว +2934

    This is the difference between a writer and a player. JJ is a blessing to basketball discussions on this network

    • @Gmacshow
      @Gmacshow ปีที่แล้ว +45

      Not every player who plays the game knows the game prime example ryan hollins kendrick perkins draymond Green Gilbert arenas and many others.

    • @cpr813
      @cpr813 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @Real Ryte you sound like a Stephen A

    • @go_423
      @go_423 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@cpr813 a blessing to bronsexuals

    • @t_t8661
      @t_t8661 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      73% of Current NBA Players have MJ over LBJ, what's your point? LBL has like 11%

    • @jheiny1231
      @jheiny1231 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Jj is very quick and witty and good with words. And obviously knowledgeable. But sometimes I see him as that women that keeps arguing that point even tho he's wrong but keeps going because he sounds believable with his choice words and makes him seem like he's right

  • @yuh-fv7ds
    @yuh-fv7ds ปีที่แล้ว +5001

    JJ single-handedly carrying ESPN's basketball analysis while running one of the best NBA podcasts out there

    • @drewbysdad9697
      @drewbysdad9697 ปีที่แล้ว +124

      Yes, because he actually analyzes basketball, whereas SAS just makes lazy takes. The way SAS speaks so authoritatively is to compensate for the fact that he doesn't really know what he's talking about.

    • @JerryThomas-fg9ms
      @JerryThomas-fg9ms ปีที่แล้ว +74

      4 years at duke under coach K and over a decade in the NBA will teach you a thing or two

    • @williambrabston3045
      @williambrabston3045 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      Tim Legler has amazing analysis

    • @HoopmanX
      @HoopmanX ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@williambrabston3045 oh yeah Legzz is always on point 👉 👈

    • @innerzen4206
      @innerzen4206 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      No he isn't.

  • @shink0453
    @shink0453 ปีที่แล้ว +906

    Never seen JJ get heated, and awesome to see that he can also stay articulate at the same time. Appreciated him as a player but appreciate him even more now as a former great player turned great analyst.

    • @ty101ty
      @ty101ty ปีที่แล้ว +23

      You must not watch the show then cuz JJ's always heated

    • @Bigl1230x
      @Bigl1230x ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@ty101ty trueeeeeee

    • @essspada64
      @essspada64 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      He’s gotten way more heated than this, this is light wrk to him lol

    • @shink0453
      @shink0453 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@ty101ty Did say, I've never seen, not that he has never been. Just saw the uploaded clip 10 hours ago with Maddog. 😂 Looking forward to him getting baited more often.

    • @neverwrong5544
      @neverwrong5544 ปีที่แล้ว

      He was never a great player. He was a good in college and as a professional

  • @robertjones3330
    @robertjones3330 ปีที่แล้ว +515

    I love seeing JJ educate these guys everytime the bring him on the show...his knowledge is light-years ahead of theirs

    • @curtish.6900
      @curtish.6900 ปีที่แล้ว

      JJ is 38 years old and still in diapers, he can't educate anyone.

    • @robertjones3330
      @robertjones3330 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @@curtish.6900 He played the game at the highest level...he knows far more than any analyst

    • @jeffreystewart5404
      @jeffreystewart5404 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@robertjones3330 real talk he’s dead on about the physicality part. Yea they played tougher back then but it was less movement. Today with how fast it is I’d be more worried about getting injured now then then. In the 90s you expected to get tackled so breached for impact. In todays game you’ll be running up the floor for the 200 th time already and pop. There goes your acl

    • @PetrodollarDealEndedSoWakeUp
      @PetrodollarDealEndedSoWakeUp ปีที่แล้ว

      *Every time, not everytime… *THEY bring him, not THE…

    • @LouieEvans-em3gh
      @LouieEvans-em3gh 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      The Lakers are the best franchise in NBA history and they go hire a guy who has no experience and never been to a champion game as player. They need heart and shooter's not a no name NBA analyst that is cool with a player.

  • @hauvkuabyang7467
    @hauvkuabyang7467 ปีที่แล้ว +889

    SAS telling JJ not to yell and then immediately yell is mind boggling 😂

    • @harveymcelroy9332
      @harveymcelroy9332 ปีที่แล้ว +8


    • @damiane1015
      @damiane1015 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      I thought that then immediately read your comment. SAS is ridiculously hilarious. Lol😂

    • @zingGodin
      @zingGodin ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @phantom_isle
      @phantom_isle ปีที่แล้ว +2

      literally as soon as I heard him say "calm down" I rushed to the comments to look for this lmao

    • @DallisThatDude
      @DallisThatDude ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Like a woman losing an argument

  • @brandancarroll6936
    @brandancarroll6936 ปีที่แล้ว +2148

    JJ is easily my favorite ESPN analyst he actually makes SENSE when he gives opinions.

    • @UCeddWhat
      @UCeddWhat ปีที่แล้ว +14


    • @Aymanmalek702
      @Aymanmalek702 ปีที่แล้ว +43

      I agree but this sounds like an npc 2k mycareer tweet😂

    • @dwilliams380
      @dwilliams380 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@Aymanmalek702 😂😂 U rite tho

    • @cookiemonster64
      @cookiemonster64 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      You can like all you want he won't back on first take for a while lol

    • @davidk4278
      @davidk4278 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @Michaelblud
    @Michaelblud 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +102

    I LOVE JJs take, It drives me crazy when people don't understand that the illegal defense changes were far more important that the fouls. For the same reason, Kobe Bryant's career is horribly underrated, as the game took a while to adjust to the new rules and add a lot of shooters to space the floor, Kobe faced constant soft double and triple teams, something that Jordan just never had to deal with.

    • @ebb1432
      @ebb1432 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      His game is not underrated idk what planet u living on

    • @LARULES100
      @LARULES100 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ​@ebb1432 Kobes game was elite.What he's talking about is that kobe could get double or triple teamed and it was legal.That was illegal in jordan era.Kobe didn't give a F*** and still shot the ball while being surrounded by multiple players.He took bad shots unlike jordan that's why his shooting % was lower.Most of his teammates were lazy so he disnt want to pass them the ball.😂

    • @ebb1432
      @ebb1432 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@LARULES100 no Kobe was a ball hog and sore loser that’s why he didn’t pass the ball he should of played tennis

    • @LARULES100
      @LARULES100 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@ebb1432 jordan didn't pass either.He actually shot 4 more shots per game than kobe in his career.😭

    • @youngvisionaryent.2759
      @youngvisionaryent.2759 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What you left out is it was fairly easy to double if not triple team Kobe because his passing ability was mediocre at best, making him predictable on offense, everybody knew he wanted to shoot it. LeBron on the other hand is an elite passer, so if you consistently soft double, he is going to kill you all day long with court vision. Kobe would shoot threw doubles which hurt his efficiency significantly, however, Bron would just find the open man, forcing you to stay honest defensively allowing open lanes for himself.

  • @QuincyMThomas
    @QuincyMThomas ปีที่แล้ว +196

    Best take of JJ’s career. I wish I could describe what I’ve been saying for years, but I’ve never played basketball at that level before. I appreciate JJ articulating this reality. I dare those guys from the 90s to play at this pace. Guys like Hakeem and MJ could have did it with others. Those guys and others took care of their bodies, which I don’t think the majority of the league did so like this before Kobe/Bron/Steph era. Evolution should mathematically tell us how much harder it is to do it now. The amount of endurance required these days is insane

    • @jagged2tiger
      @jagged2tiger ปีที่แล้ว +2

      There are more 20ppg scorers today than ever before. What are you talking about it

    • @iamawin8272
      @iamawin8272 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      @@jagged2tiger what does this change about his point?

    • @SynsityGW
      @SynsityGW ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@iamawin8272 i mean... his point was basically that it's harder to be a scorer in the modern NBA, but if the average NBA player is scoring at a much higher rate then that doesn't really hold up.

    • @12temp
      @12temp ปีที่แล้ว +3

      nah this is a really bad take lmao. Offensive players have way more freedom than they ever had in the past. The defense thats played today with things like the 3 second rule, or hand checking, have handicapped defensive players heavily while allowing offensive players to work virtually unbothered.

    • @Zack_410
      @Zack_410 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@12temp Yet back then you weren't allowed to play zone defense, which MJ said if that was back then he would've scored less.

  • @DreDay75
    @DreDay75 ปีที่แล้ว +1083

    JJ is next level and doesn’t do it solely for entertainment, like most. A representation of Coach K’s excellence; JJ is a master at his craft.

    • @bondbarrybonds5774
      @bondbarrybonds5774 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      The same JJ that left Giannis out of his top 4 a few months ago??

    • @DreDay75
      @DreDay75 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@bondbarrybonds5774 JJ ain’t perfect but depending on what you like… Giannis can easily be left out off a top four list. If it’s dominance? Giannis is number one but if it’s skill? Just saying I won’t argue.

    • @godwindamoahmd
      @godwindamoahmd ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@DreDay75 fair enough, but he was ranking top 4 in the league.

    • @DreDay75
      @DreDay75 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@godwindamoahmd as he saw it🤷‍♂️

    • @angryknickfanloyaltony9525
      @angryknickfanloyaltony9525 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      All cap

  • @quintonspencer1170
    @quintonspencer1170 ปีที่แล้ว +2722

    Stephen A telling JJ not to be dismissive while he’s being dismissive is crazy

    • @kobetrotman2484
      @kobetrotman2484 ปีที่แล้ว +151

      Exactly bro🤣 Stephen A saying what hall of famers have told me …. The same one’s that don’t like lebron cause he threatened all their legacy an break all the records they once had ??? Yeah I’m sure they’ll be unbiased

    • @trugee5848
      @trugee5848 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yall sound butthurt

    • @Rangelong
      @Rangelong ปีที่แล้ว +102

      The same SAS that dismissed Isiah Thomas opinion about MJ? Oh, but now he listens to Hall of Famers?!? These Jordan lovers won't quit lmao

    • @ansispope7983
      @ansispope7983 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      When did any of that happen in the segment? You watch the video??

    • @matthewdrury6277
      @matthewdrury6277 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      I love Stephen a but he needs to get off this mj bs

  • @helicoptergunship
    @helicoptergunship ปีที่แล้ว +50

    JJ: spits pure facts
    SAS: talks to talk

  • @PonchoBilly
    @PonchoBilly ปีที่แล้ว +70

    People love to talk about the 80s-90s as the best defensive eras, but it was really the early to mid 00s when Lebron was young. Watch those Pistons/Spurs/Pacer teams, they were barely allowing 90 pts per game. That Pistons/Spurs finals was basically a first to 80 pts series, and Bron was still averaging 30 during that period.

    • @nimitshah1684
      @nimitshah1684 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      And there was zone defense compared to the times before where you had to stay on one man during the possession. Just a different way of playing

    • @georgenowak8854
      @georgenowak8854 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This. Great take.

    • @frankhadleyfdash810
      @frankhadleyfdash810 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thank You

  • @javenturner1
    @javenturner1 ปีที่แล้ว +828

    JJ was absolutely seething when the other 2 were talking LMAO.

    • @mubashiryusuf7968
      @mubashiryusuf7968 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      He was a scrub player 😂

    • @cbeattie778
      @cbeattie778 ปีที่แล้ว +95

      @@mubashiryusuf7968 definitely wasn't , he was a 3 point shooting assassin

    • @StandardsFC
      @StandardsFC ปีที่แล้ว +51

      @@mubashiryusuf7968 casual fan take

    • @thatguyfromsandiego2660
      @thatguyfromsandiego2660 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@mubashiryusuf7968 Stephen A yes he sure was and shouldn’t have an opinion on the topic.

    • @TyBeTroLLing
      @TyBeTroLLing ปีที่แล้ว

      @@mubashiryusuf7968 jj Reddick mount Rushmore of ncaa basketball....

  • @andrewyoon9620
    @andrewyoon9620 ปีที่แล้ว +716

    i swear JJ Redick is one of the smartest NBA analysts i've seen in my life. he's very well educated on the game through playing and watching and he is so well spoken that his points MAKE SENSE!!! love watching his podcast the old man and the three. keep killin it JJ

    • @davidk4278
      @davidk4278 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @davidk4278
      @davidk4278 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      He was especially right on the Sacramento pacers trade. A true genius.

    • @joseywales148
      @joseywales148 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      He went to Duke on a real scholarship…he graduated from Duke… most of the other analysts can’t string together 3 coherent sentences

    • @DJaySplitSecond
      @DJaySplitSecond ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I want him and Isaiah Thomas to have a show together

    • @veganpotterthevegan
      @veganpotterthevegan ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ gross

  • @josephdelledonne2098
    @josephdelledonne2098 ปีที่แล้ว +48

    JJ makes a good point about wear and tear. That's why superstars get hurt a lot now. Lots of running, stepbacks, crossovers, dunks, etc. Faster pace for sure.

    • @anthonyhenley3013
      @anthonyhenley3013 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      They get hurt because they are weak every little thing hurts them you can't touch them no defense w.n.b.a lot tougher

    • @SS-fb7zd
      @SS-fb7zd ปีที่แล้ว +3

      No lots guys came out early back in the day guys stayed 3 to 4 years in college their bodies were mature . We never saw rookies and second year guys missing time like we do today early entry guys get hurt more

    • @yatooooo5876
      @yatooooo5876 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@anthonyhenley3013 bro please stfu, you sound dumb asf

    • @Diego_D7
      @Diego_D7 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@anthonyhenley3013 🤣🤣🤣i wanna thank you for taking time out of your day to make troll comments and create laughter across the world as people read those troll comments. thanks for making my day i needed some laughter 😂😅

    • @josevitovillacorta9575
      @josevitovillacorta9575 ปีที่แล้ว

      ​@Anthony Henley they get hurt because they are 'weak' 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • @leni1969
    @leni1969 ปีที่แล้ว +87

    JJ brought up a very valid point about the pace of possessions. As an exercise science/kinesiology major, we learn that the leading cause of injury across the board is “wear and tear” and stress on the tendons/ ligaments (micro tears) without a proper and lengthy recovery. Your body needs proper and quality time to recover especially in joints with the ball and socket mechanism due to them having great mobility, but less stability. Exercise at a high intensity/pace day in and day out is incredibly taxing on the body even with proper strength and mobility exercises. You must also think about cartilage degeneration with repeated action over time. Staying healthy and on top of your game for as long as Lebron has is mind-boggling and many suspect him of taking/spending millions on researched steroids without significant adverse effects to enhance his recovery to an unprecedented degree.

    • @johnjones528
      @johnjones528 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      So, that's why Jordan broke his foot in the 80s. Wear-and-tear amid a higher pace of play. Got it.

    • @deadflies4265
      @deadflies4265 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@johnjones528 I broke my ankle at 10 jumping off a sidewalk.. what’s your point?

    • @brianchapman8531
      @brianchapman8531 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Lebron is naturally a genetic freak anyway, but it's easier for him to stay healthy with modern medicine. It's well documented how much money he spends maintaining the health of his body, along with today's rules where you're not hitting the hardwood or being abused on the court nearly as often. All of this coupled that with load management...
      It's still impressive, no doubt, but let's consider everything.

    • @Kap_NYC
      @Kap_NYC 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@johnjones528Is there a problem?

  • @AntoinneWilliams
    @AntoinneWilliams ปีที่แล้ว +1051

    JJ and Tim Legler are the best thing to happen to NBA talk on ESPN. Whether you agree or disagree, they bring experience as NBA players and facts, not fluff, to their arguments.

    • @champryans4630
      @champryans4630 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      FACTSS!!! Stephen A is so biased and has tunnel vision for MJ, Im glad JJ called him out

    • @blackid41
      @blackid41 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      And that’s why ESPN doesn’t give them too much air time. Takes away from the entertainment when you actually wanna talk basketball

    • @mura0
      @mura0 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      these two are elite

    • @fabmyride5181
      @fabmyride5181 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      Legler is the best former player analyst on ESPN. Perkins is in the business of opinion. Carter is there to comment dunks. Ogwumike is promoting anything that ties to her origins. JJ is defending the era, he played in.

    • @Blacklist324
      @Blacklist324 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Legler is way better.

  • @Soledeuce
    @Soledeuce ปีที่แล้ว +640

    It’s dope when JJ is on here 😂. He is ready to check Stephen A every time 😂

    • @roddyboethius1722
      @roddyboethius1722 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Stephen A is really out of touch, like most Boomers

    • @itsjohnzamora
      @itsjohnzamora ปีที่แล้ว +4

      That's why they don't have him on a lot 😂

    • @bigdaddy3621
      @bigdaddy3621 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Err time

    • @gpipeline
      @gpipeline ปีที่แล้ว

      @@roddyboethius1722 only one out of touch here is you junior.

    • @roddyboethius1722
      @roddyboethius1722 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@gpipeline eat my shorts, Homer

  • @duuhwinning6589
    @duuhwinning6589 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    JJ sitting there like.... "remember the Bag, remember the Bag"

  • @tyrellleach1846
    @tyrellleach1846 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    JJ's face whenever Madd Dogg talks 😂

  • @Mike_Webb78
    @Mike_Webb78 ปีที่แล้ว +446

    JJ is literally the best at talking about basketball. He states facts and doesn’t just yell to get his point across like these other morons.

    • @YourWrongImRight933
      @YourWrongImRight933 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      No one was yelling? Are you okay?

    • @freemoney9041
      @freemoney9041 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@YourWrongImRight933 thats exactly what he said. no one is yelling, hes referring to ppl like stehpen a who yell to get their point across, now, are u okay?

    • @shyyou93
      @shyyou93 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@freemoney9041 I think he was being sarcastic. I hate how American commentators yell so much, JJ is a refreshing change and clearly knows his stuff

    • @johnpu605
      @johnpu605 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      how come? he completely ignores the softness of today's game. Physicality has impact on your career length too, you know.

    • @damesnkrs3685
      @damesnkrs3685 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@johnpu605 it wasn’t that physical bro y’all act like they were throwing punching every possession, like jj said go watch that finals vs the suns. The game today not only has way more talented & athletic players but includes defense that is harder to play against cause zone was literally illegal to play in MJs era you couldn’t leave your guy to give help so MJ wasn’t dealing with help defenders. Lebron would’ve broke the record years ago if he only ever had to face man defense.

  • @romeomonteverde
    @romeomonteverde ปีที่แล้ว +586

    JJ is the best ever. He should get more airtime, more shows. He's so smart and a true NBA analyst

    • @snarf0596
      @snarf0596 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      I'm glad he brought up illegal defense. I mention this all the time and all Jordan fans pretend he was double or tripled team his whole career

    • @Luka-nw6kc
      @Luka-nw6kc ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Just another lebron apologist

    • @romeomonteverde
      @romeomonteverde ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Luka-nw6kc apologize for what? Clearly you're just a hater. I still think MJ is the GOAT, but context matters and that's what JJ is talking about. He brings context and facts and not just stupidity like you.
      Btw, despite MJ being the GOAT for me, I know he wouldn't be as great as he was without the bulls management from the owner to the GM, specially the GM, at that time, each and every move he made was genius. He brought in Phil, which got Scottie to play as well as he has in that system and gave him the confidence to be a defensive specialist and a versatile player, and MJ buying in to trusting his teammates, also throwing away the coke bulls roster for the one that was always fighting for Eastern conference supremacy until they got over the Pistons and won 3 chips, then upon retirement the team was fine even without MJ because of the pieces he got like Kerr and others, then getting Rodman and Kukoc which made them a legendary team with the 2nd most regular season wins.
      It's not all MJ, but he's still the GOAT despite all of that in my eyes. Though you can't seem to see how great other players are because you're a narrow minded bigot

    • @114D
      @114D ปีที่แล้ว

      Because he speaks your position? Confirmation bias.

    • @114D
      @114D ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@snarf0596 Jordan was double and triple teamed. Not sure why you think otherwise.

  • @sy253sea
    @sy253sea ปีที่แล้ว +21

    I like JJ. He speaks what’s on his mind and the truth. We need more broadcasters like him

  • @Pivot-Shorts
    @Pivot-Shorts 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    When Stephen A is not the loudest person in the studio, you know something is wrong

  • @decimator1088
    @decimator1088 ปีที่แล้ว +859

    Why is Mad Dog even allowed to talk about basketball on television? We need more people like JJ who understand the greatness of all eras not just the 90's and earlier.

    • @afroemokid
      @afroemokid ปีที่แล้ว +24

      But older players tend to have clear biases. Just look at all the old heads knockin youngins down when they're threatened.

    • @schwarzmann1
      @schwarzmann1 ปีที่แล้ว +40

      Who even is Mad Dog to begin with

    • @alucardsA-o5x
      @alucardsA-o5x ปีที่แล้ว

      @@schwarzmann1 A mad dog?

    • @mrlion8834
      @mrlion8834 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I agree w you but he's here because he gets reactions out of people like us lol.

    • @PIP...33
      @PIP...33 ปีที่แล้ว +1


  • @RockStampPAS
    @RockStampPAS ปีที่แล้ว +323

    JJ had a straight-up glare when the camera went to him for the first time after the intro. Had me rolling. Could see the rage building. 😂

    • @sahilpanwar4124
      @sahilpanwar4124 ปีที่แล้ว

      Fr 😂

    • @Mercurial.
      @Mercurial. ปีที่แล้ว +1

      That's what that LeKlutch Sports payroll 💰 does to a person...

    • @kenneth9338
      @kenneth9338 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@Mercurial. weird y’all bring that man up for no reason

    • @amostlyreasonableguy
      @amostlyreasonableguy ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@kenneth9338 Lebron was literally the entire topic of discussion in the video. Lebron as compared to Kareem and Jordan. Not sure how you missed it, when that’s who JJ is vouching for endlessly.

  • @chaunceyalexander8758
    @chaunceyalexander8758 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    So LeBron contacted JJ after this segment 😂

  • @TeenDaad
    @TeenDaad ปีที่แล้ว +11

    Love JJ standing up to SA and his comparison of physicality.

  • @rocg1978
    @rocg1978 ปีที่แล้ว +507

    They kill me how they say "not taking anything from Lebron" when they spent the whole segment taking anything from Lebron. It's really sad.

    • @TheRadFactor
      @TheRadFactor ปีที่แล้ว +17

      True. And that was pathetic. They showed their hatred.

    • @malikalihudin6460
      @malikalihudin6460 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      you guys don't get it, ones you compare LeBron to other legends speciall Wilt, Kareem Kobie and MJ I guarantee there's gonna be war.
      I didn't witness them except MJ and Kobie, but we should not disrespect the other legends so easily like Karrem 6 rings as a scoring leader of all time for so long but not a GOAT? Because his not all around position in 80s? now LeBron is the Goat the greatest scorer of all time? Because of same achievement if we not bias that is ridiculous remember LeBron James is the most supportive Carrer in history social media and cherry picking super team much more power than coach and stuff I ever witness I wonder why some of his fans want more but it's not cuz debate can't be settled forever, ESPN and fans support LeBron by saying LeBron deserve to have a championship without winning the league that's ridiculous LeBron needs help etch he got everything he needs whats more? but majority of peaple not saying his not the greatest of all but sadly his fans are want more that makes them sad.
      LeBron gain another achievement as a legacy which Wilt, next is Kareem and that's phenomenal too 👍🏻

    • @k.jacksonethier9958
      @k.jacksonethier9958 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @@malikalihudin6460Reading your comment almost gave me a stroke.
      I think where the conversation gets emotional is when someone is basically saying who they feel is the greatest. To be the greatest scorer in NBA history, what do you need to achieve?
      JJ stated his career PPG is essentially 3rd all time, has most career points, is 4th in assists,4 MVPs, 4 rings / 4 Finals MVPs (on 3 different teams), and has played for the last 20 years evolving with the ever-increasing pace of the game.
      SAS responds with “Not to take anything away from Lebron, but the game was more physical for MJ and Kareem than for Lebron, so it was harder to score” Excuses.

    • @WOGEOnell
      @WOGEOnell ปีที่แล้ว

      But they didn’t. They made an analysis. Which is their job

    • @lindayoung7129
      @lindayoung7129 ปีที่แล้ว

      We know the 2 Lebron HATERS( KAREEM ) Really!!!!!

  • @yaeyae8817
    @yaeyae8817 ปีที่แล้ว +607

    I still don’t see why JJ isn’t on First Take during the basketball season.. This dude is incredible

    • @MiLLz830
      @MiLLz830 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @jareljones3911
      @jareljones3911 ปีที่แล้ว

      He’s a threat

    • @matthewrockwell6782
      @matthewrockwell6782 ปีที่แล้ว +120

      Because Stephen a would get cooked every night 😂

    • @kreed82
      @kreed82 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      Because he will make Stephen a look foolish

    • @SHEEM
      @SHEEM ปีที่แล้ว +9

      He not there cause he cooks stephan a smith a lot

  • @doctorjallo
    @doctorjallo ปีที่แล้ว +26

    the argument is simple here...
    Stephen A: LeBron is second because MJ suffered more to get his points, even though they are much lesser
    JJ Redick: Fair Point, but MJ might have suffered only a little bit more over a shorter period of time. LeBron, suffered a little but for significantly longer and is still being nearly as good as MJ in his prime.

    • @RunningRugby4
      @RunningRugby4 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      The argument is simple: lebron scored the most points of all time. He's the greatest scorer of all time

    • @phillipschuman4307
      @phillipschuman4307 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@RunningRugby4 That's what Kevin Garnett said. Technically, and literally, LeBron is the greatest scorer (he said).
      Mike (and Kobe) had 12 seasons with 25 or more points per game. LeBron has 19 straight seasons with 25 or more points. 10x top 3 in ppg, 13x top 5 in ppg, 8 seasons in a row with the 2nd most total points, and later the 1st most points in the league. It's not longevity alone, but very high points per season as well.

  • @DwyaneMVPWade
    @DwyaneMVPWade 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    The fact that this is a suggestion to me after I seen this when it came out a year ago 😅……. TH-cam trying to say something with LeBron and JJ

  • @jaxteller872
    @jaxteller872 ปีที่แล้ว +867

    The entire time, all Stephen A does here is give LeBron backhanded compliments. Stephen A and Skip have done more bad for the game of basketball then good, dividing the fanbase with “who’s better” and never allowing fans to enjoy players’ greatness. On the night LeBron surpasses Kareem, it’s crazy that MJ is still being mentioned here, just give the man his flowers bro ffs 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • @justatrollwhosintentionsaregoo
      @justatrollwhosintentionsaregoo ปีที่แล้ว

      you think people are so weak-minded they base their opinions on talking clowns takes? You are so weak, this isn't that serious

    • @brixaabrixaa3390
      @brixaabrixaa3390 ปีที่แล้ว

      Y’all boys grew up too sensitive & feminine . The dude said bron second all time but he not better than Jordan. How is that a backhanded compliment. Get off bron sack he got a wife

    • @354allday
      @354allday ปีที่แล้ว +22

      Stop crying the who's better talk been going on forever in all forms of entertainment. It has nothing to do wit dividing fanbases. That always been the the fun part about sports besides playing,having debates about it.

    • @younglove3362
      @younglove3362 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      Stephen a and Skip have done nothing differently than what fans were already doing.

    • @DaGawd.688
      @DaGawd.688 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I mean Facts is Facts tho.
      Let’s be Honest

  • @jalenlark5904
    @jalenlark5904 ปีที่แล้ว +284

    THANK YOU JJ, I’ve been trying to explain these same points to people for years

    • @HiNRGboy
      @HiNRGboy ปีที่แล้ว +9

      What points? He's making up history

    • @victorufondu2988
      @victorufondu2988 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Bro we’re you saying that Kareem was the greatest scorer before yesterday??

    • @juanordonez5667
      @juanordonez5667 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      The simple 100% undeniable fact is, MJ accomplished MORE in LESS time with LESS help. Props to Bron, being the 2nd greatest ever is amazing

    • @puertarocpr8840
      @puertarocpr8840 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@juanordonez5667 fact lebron will always be number 2 to mj no matter what he does in life

    • @joaovasco3059
      @joaovasco3059 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I dont think I see that comment often. Ive seen it, but it isnt that common. I think most people just are aware of that, well, are aware as they are aware of the existence of oxigen, but just dont say it that often. Which is weird, since it is a fact, like it is a fact the existence of oxigen. Also a fact, is that MJ did it while being ALLWAYS the dominance force of NBA (except for the years out and the Washington years). Some people just want for a contemporary player to be the goat, which isnt true.

  • @cornucopiaone5254
    @cornucopiaone5254 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    For once a decent debate! No screaming. There was active listening, acknowledgement and good points made by both dudes. They need more of this.

    • @Diego_D7
      @Diego_D7 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      no screaming? 🤣 did you have your headphone volume at like what.. 5? 😂

  • @spoders92
    @spoders92 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    ESPN: thank you for hiring JJ Redick!

  • @jamesshepley5311
    @jamesshepley5311 ปีที่แล้ว +254

    Stephen a should be the last person to ever tell anyone to calm down 😂

    • @JM-lg1qg
      @JM-lg1qg ปีที่แล้ว +28

      all “calm down” from SAS means is.. woah you’re making a little bit too much sense and you’re actually beating me in this debate, let me say a few things so i can distract the people at home ☠️☠️🤷🏽‍♂️

    • @jamesshepley5311
      @jamesshepley5311 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@JM-lg1qg this is sooo true lmao

    • @thedistance1155
      @thedistance1155 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@JM-lg1qg fax lol

  • @stanthegreatone
    @stanthegreatone ปีที่แล้ว +136

    Mad Dog sounds like the guy who says.. “But what about Rocky Marciano” 😂

    • @sev7397
      @sev7397 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @jcupgif
      @jcupgif ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @datsapaddlin
      @datsapaddlin ปีที่แล้ว

      Lmao these fossils on TV be on some bs

    • @bangwithcamino693
      @bangwithcamino693 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Mad Dog thinks anybody that played/competed during his childhood and 20s is the greatest ever lol. 100 points is crazy but he did shoot 32 free throws and take 63 FGA. If Kobe had taken that many shots in his 80-point game, he would have ended with 150.

    • @MMHSeon
      @MMHSeon ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Facts. 😄😄😄

  • @Ashton_Pillay
    @Ashton_Pillay 14 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Calm down equals you have the higher ground, and i am about to lose 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • @california5080
    @california5080 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    They say that Kareem went to college to discredit Bron's accomplishments. They don't say that Kareem took more shots than Bron, so there.

  • @EvanPavon212
    @EvanPavon212 ปีที่แล้ว +399

    The face that JJ made when he appeared, he was ready to bring the smoke on these boomers 🤣🤣

    • @dwilliams380
      @dwilliams380 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Username12665 that my be played out but it’s never been in style to nitpick in the youtube comment section

    • @beckembrown7002
      @beckembrown7002 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@Username12665 sounds like ur a boomer lol

    • @17thNO
      @17thNO ปีที่แล้ว

      In 10 to 15 years they the young people will feel the same about you and your generation and I will be laughing when it happens. When they diminish LeBron for Luka or Jokic and when they diminish Steph for Ja or somebody like him ya'll will be burnt up.

    • @beckembrown7002
      @beckembrown7002 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@17thNO Not really. I’m fine with accepting that the future players will be better than the current players. That’s a truth to life that the young generation has accepted already & the old generation still has trouble with. When the next stars that surpasses Lebron, Luka, & Giannis comes up, I’ll cheer him on, instead of hate on him like the older generation does right now.

    • @oscarwestbrook1155
      @oscarwestbrook1155 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@Username12665 ok boomer

  • @charls435
    @charls435 ปีที่แล้ว +421

    Wow. JJ was very articulate. Thank you for providing this perspective of Lebron's journey.

    • @Wyly37
      @Wyly37 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      So because he's white and talks well...and telling you lies...a politician.

    • @micahkibe3406
      @micahkibe3406 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@Wyly37 Telling lies? Where what lies was he telling? What does race have to do with this? I'm black and can tell that J.J. is more poised and collected than alot of people so whats your point here? Please think before you comment some nonsense like this.

    • @114D
      @114D ปีที่แล้ว

      @@micahkibe3406 he full of lies.
      He can’t with a straight face tell you what LJ does better than Jordan.
      Jordan is far more skilled than LJ in any era.
      If LJ, a known trash jump shooter for most his career, can develop a decent jump shot from 3 MJ most certainly could too.
      As a matter of fact, MJ has a fantastic 3pt % from 3 in all 6 Finals appearances. 42/113 for 36.8% in a none 3 point shooting era.
      He was on the cusp of being deadly from 3 if that is where the game went.
      JJ is a woke athlete trying to tarnish MJs legacy

    • @micahkibe3406
      @micahkibe3406 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@114D You don’t think LBJ is a better playmaker? Rebounder? Interior defender? Your era bias and lack of basketball knowledge is showing.

    • @micahkibe3406
      @micahkibe3406 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@114D Cherry-picking one finals performance doesn’t help ur case for jordan being a better 3 point shooter than lebron. Jordan i doesn’t know you I hope you know that…

  • @BlackSinatra339
    @BlackSinatra339 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

    Can’t stand Stephen A. He act like nobody right but himself

  • @christopherrodriguez4722
    @christopherrodriguez4722 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    “Did we forget about Wilt Chamberlain?”
    Stephen A no mercy

    • @plopplop9966
      @plopplop9966 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @PetrodollarDealEndedSoWakeUp
      @PetrodollarDealEndedSoWakeUp ปีที่แล้ว

      IDIOCRACY CONFIRMED. Wilt is ALWAYS higher on GOAT list than Bron. MJ, Kareem, Wilt, Kobe and Magic AT MINIMUM, for me. Arguably Bill Russell also!

  • @jong5722
    @jong5722 ปีที่แล้ว +374

    Agreed with JJ on this, I have also noticed that during 90's, while it's a bit more physical, there are many times the players are just standing doing nothing. The sports today have evolved to continuous movement which is more physically demanding long term. JJ somebody with a different insight of the game. Nice.

    • @healthybusyus
      @healthybusyus ปีที่แล้ว +20

      Not true. Even today players get to stand around especially when a player goes iso.

    • @wingchun1719
      @wingchun1719 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      This isn't true. I see a lot of players who are stationary in where they stand instead of setting up a play.

    • @dimedropperpod
      @dimedropperpod ปีที่แล้ว +3

      today's game is completely stagnant too

    • @roddyboethius1722
      @roddyboethius1722 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      Jordan had weaker competition

    • @shaunj4871
      @shaunj4871 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I just watched a game between the Memphis grizzlies and the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves stood and watched jaMorant score on them undefeated because he's unstoppable just like jordan and all the other greats. He was in their head before the game began.

  • @Greyareas27
    @Greyareas27 ปีที่แล้ว +134

    Before social media, there wasn't this constant need to crown one person the G.O.A.T and shortchange everybody else. I remember centers Russell vs Wilt. Later, Kareem being compared to both. Guards Oscar vs West. Later it was Magic vs Bird. There was always debate about who was better, but with one big difference.
    Before social media, being "one of the all-time greats" was enough. People didn't need to crown one person and downgrade everybody else with the condition, "Yeah but he's not... (fill in the blank)".
    I wish people would acknowledge LeBron James for his greatness without the disclaimer that he'll never be Jordan. It's unfair and petty.

    • @TheLirJEt86
      @TheLirJEt86 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Yup and Jordan will never be Lebron. Dude is incredible all around player. Feel like it all came down to championships for people in a team sport lol. This isn’t tennis.

    • @mtk2fitness208
      @mtk2fitness208 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      This is a very underrated post that should have 10,000 likes.

    • @ryanmussell739
      @ryanmussell739 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      As a hockey fan everyone has agreed on the top 5 all time.
      No one debates Gretzky.

    • @Greyareas27
      @Greyareas27 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@ryanmussell739 Not a hockey fan, but I know enough to know Gretzky is universally accepted as the G.O.A.T. because he demolished all the scoring records. Has anyone since come close to legimately challenging Gretzky?

    • @Greyareas27
      @Greyareas27 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@TheLirJEt86 I get what you're saying, and I make the same point. The number of rings can be part of the equation, but not everything in a team sport. Nobody can win it by themselves. And my answer to those who overstate the number of rings, is that means Bill Russell will always be the G.O.A.T. Wake me up when somebody wins 12.

  • @KJ-gr6ho
    @KJ-gr6ho ปีที่แล้ว +17

    JJ really broke it down to a close minded Stephen A

  • @seltik825
    @seltik825 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    JJ is one of the best commentators 8n the NBA. Dude is so educated and loves the sport so much. We need more people like him for the sport.

  • @marshinz5696
    @marshinz5696 ปีที่แล้ว +86

    LOL you can see JJ fighting with himself trying to not explode.

  • @RedShogun13
    @RedShogun13 ปีที่แล้ว +182

    Mad Dog is literally if someone had to draw/reimagine Skip Bayless of like 10 years ago from memory…or like if you ordered him from Wish.

    • @tylerterry179
      @tylerterry179 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Literally nothing like skip

    • @henry7486
      @henry7486 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@tylerterry179he just means that he looks like him, not acts like him

  • @johnwilliamson7743
    @johnwilliamson7743 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    JJ is a breath of fresh air

  • @Henry-yi4rg
    @Henry-yi4rg ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Thanks J.J. Redick for clarity.

  • @ThePeaterBeater
    @ThePeaterBeater ปีที่แล้ว +151

    jj was the star but gotta say stephen a killed me at the end
    “did we forget about wilt chamberlain?”
    “yes” 💀

    • @eatmakock3646
      @eatmakock3646 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      I mean it's the truth bro was playin segregation ball with ease 💀

    • @kingbanksss
      @kingbanksss ปีที่แล้ว

      @@eatmakock3646 😂😂😭

    • @temtech9730
      @temtech9730 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      That's actually great point there. They like to recognize the evolution of the game from wilt era to Mj but says that the Lebron era did not evolve as well.

  • @efort2000
    @efort2000 ปีที่แล้ว +278

    One thing that is not considered is that the league is way more talented now, and kids are playing basketball more and at earlier ages, which contributes to a lot of injuries in the game now. The fact that Bron has been able to play this long and be this good for this long is nearly impossible, and it’s a testament to his greatness

    • @iamtheonlywilly
      @iamtheonlywilly ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Also, the spacing that is given now allows for more points. Unlike in the 90's where you could hand check people. I think if the NBA continues like this someone will catch Lebron's scoring title eventually.

    • @NocturnalIntuition
      @NocturnalIntuition ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Not really , the man spends over 2 million dollars a year on maintaining his physique. It’s more so a testament to his investments in himself.

    • @ecpracticesquad4674
      @ecpracticesquad4674 ปีที่แล้ว

      There's also a lot of luck involved.

    • @DatMFDre
      @DatMFDre ปีที่แล้ว +16

      @@iamtheonlywilly did u not just hear jj take on defense in the 90s there was more space to score in that era if you ran a 3-2, 4-1 offense. now days those offenses dont even work.

    • @rkms5606
      @rkms5606 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Naming this allowed would have to give too much credit to LBJ for succeeding so well within this more talent-saturated pool of NBA players

  • @willisminggia635
    @willisminggia635 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    People need to let that Jordan era go

  • @Jeffy2387
    @Jeffy2387 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    Who’s watching after JJ is new lakers coach

  • @marioholmes7260
    @marioholmes7260 ปีที่แล้ว +86

    “Did we forget about Wilt Chamberlain?” YES! Lmao😂😂😂

    • @apodelacruz7642
      @apodelacruz7642 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @1990758
      @1990758 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes they did. And I'm gonna forget about lebron James in a couple years after he retire. Just like Kobe Bryant.

    • @ryomensukuna457
      @ryomensukuna457 ปีที่แล้ว

      MJ and Nike 😂😂 ESPN is making way too much money to forget about them

    • @younglove3362
      @younglove3362 ปีที่แล้ว

      Not gonna lie. I completely forgot about Wilt. They changed the rules the most because of him. He was too unstoppable.

  • @ClutchDre__
    @ClutchDre__ หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    You know, a lot of people say LeBron has done this all in a weaker league where fouls aren’t as hard, players don’t play as physical, etc. but they forget that the league morphed into that, BECAUSE OF MJ. They literally changed the rules of hand checking, and amount of contact you could put on an offensive player before it was a foul, BECAUSE OF MJ. Now granted, they HAD to hit MJ that hard to even slow him down slightly, but when you take a step back and look at it? They changed the rules to cater to their “golden goose”. The NBA saw what MJ could become for them and their brand, and changed the rules to suit that narrative. But no one ever talks about that 💀. Also, taking years off to go mess around in baseball, to me is considered a vacation. Both physically and mentally. Then he got to come right back after he already retired, and do it again 💀. They catered to MJ. Point blank period. He was their “golden boy” and their ticket to league success, so they changed everything for him.

    • @nickjones3860
      @nickjones3860 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Nope, they actual stopped hand checking after Mj retired from the wizards.. nba claimed none of the new players could penetrate the perimeter like him.. that’s why. The flagrant foul was introduced bc players would intentionally foul Mj bc the simply couldn’t stop him .

    • @Earthssignnn
      @Earthssignnn หลายเดือนก่อน

      Fax Dre

  • @hakshustletv
    @hakshustletv ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Those same hall of famers that say the game is softer now won't talk down on how that would mean they would've been worse defenders if they couldn't use hand-checking and physical contact with their bodies to impede their opponent's progress. They don't talk about how fewer steals, blocks and rebounds they would have if they only had to rely on footwork, so I would take everything they say with a grain of salt. It goes both ways, by their logic, it's more difficult to play defense today because you rely strictly on your footwork so wouldn't that mean these defenders would be more elite if they played back then considering they would've not only had great footwork and athletism but also been allowed to use their bodies and hand-checking.

  • @Sinmatic0803
    @Sinmatic0803 ปีที่แล้ว +225

    JJ is a gift to this sports broadcasting world!! Love his takes!!

    • @jude3180
      @jude3180 ปีที่แล้ว

      becuz mfs think they know the game but never played in the NBA

    • @_YourFlyIsOpen
      @_YourFlyIsOpen ปีที่แล้ว +2

      He has some stinkers though don’t act like he’s this squeaky clean guy

    • @CharifRocka
      @CharifRocka ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@_YourFlyIsOpen So you're saying no one is 100% right all the time? 😮

    • @_YourFlyIsOpen
      @_YourFlyIsOpen ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@CharifRocka No, that he has some awful AWFUL takes, he had a take so bad that he had to go incognito for months to hide from it.

    • @Estroogen
      @Estroogen ปีที่แล้ว

      @@_YourFlyIsOpen “incognito”
      posted on his podcast pretty actively
      yall make anything up on this app lmfao

  • @michaelmiller2478
    @michaelmiller2478 ปีที่แล้ว +413

    JJ is a basketball genius and I live his breakdowns

    • @WestbrickFansGotNoBrains
      @WestbrickFansGotNoBrains ปีที่แล้ว +6

      93 finals defense by the suns is tragic

    • @right8630
      @right8630 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@WestbrickFansGotNoBrains the bad takes on the older team is blasphemy the rules are so easy today. No defense at all.

    • @WestbrickFansGotNoBrains
      @WestbrickFansGotNoBrains ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@right8630 you must be blind.

    • @right8630
      @right8630 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@WestbrickFansGotNoBrains wow the stupidity of these comment apparently u have never watched a 90s game I can show u bad defense after bad defense in today’s game it’s actually a joke.

    • @354allday
      @354allday ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@WestbrickFansGotNoBrains Compared to what defense today? It's like 10 players averaging 30 or close it. Defense is joke in today's nba

  • @globalspiritualrevolutionmedia
    @globalspiritualrevolutionmedia ปีที่แล้ว +3

    SAS is so “INSECURE”!!!!!!!
    JJ always EXPOSES SAS!

  • @bojanhristovski5090
    @bojanhristovski5090 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Thank you ESPN for JJ

  • @JoseSilva-li3eq
    @JoseSilva-li3eq ปีที่แล้ว +462

    Something I feel people aren't talking about enough is that he did it without essentially a top 3 point gaurd of all time like Kareem and Malone did. A greater percentage of his buckets were created by himself.

    • @NoMoreMrIceGuy_
      @NoMoreMrIceGuy_ ปีที่แล้ว +63

      They don’t want to hear that

    • @richardturner1063
      @richardturner1063 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      say it loud 💯

    • @user-dh7dj3yw1b
      @user-dh7dj3yw1b ปีที่แล้ว +73

      Context matters. The game was played differently and Lebron is the guard with the ball in his hand so of course he is creating more of his own shots. Yes it is definitely impressive but Kareem and Malone aren’t wings that move like guards. Come on now.

    • @paulgrant187
      @paulgrant187 ปีที่แล้ว +38

      @@user-dh7dj3yw1b This dude actually understands basketball

    • @brock985
      @brock985 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      Lebron IS a top 3 point guard all by himself lmao

  • @antmj2335
    @antmj2335 ปีที่แล้ว +100

    Stephen a: jj calm down
    Stephen a: proceeds to yell twice as loud

    • @yahiaali4059
      @yahiaali4059 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Classic Steven a😂

    • @j.roberts2230
      @j.roberts2230 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@yahiaali4059 it’s not funny he’s a fuggin character!

  • @G0DLIKE92
    @G0DLIKE92 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Two Duke players come on here and put Stephen A in check every time. I love it.

  • @kingfadal4711
    @kingfadal4711 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    JJ really 4-0 sweeped em

    • @PetrodollarDealEndedSoWakeUp
      @PetrodollarDealEndedSoWakeUp ปีที่แล้ว

      SWEPT, not sweeped. Learn English. 0 corrections, only likes. Idiocracy confirmed. Be better.

  • @saintdolo
    @saintdolo ปีที่แล้ว +69

    JJ taking S.A.S to the Basketball School of "I played this game."
    Somebody protect this man.

    • @drphot6050
      @drphot6050 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      He's white he's well protected lol

  • @misteraaron234
    @misteraaron234 ปีที่แล้ว +131

    Protect JJ at all costs

    • @bignoob24
      @bignoob24 ปีที่แล้ว

      He's a keeper man. Best Basketball podcast.

  • @shanehughes4902
    @shanehughes4902 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    JJ better slow down! We all know what happens when you make yourself look smarter than SAS! Don’t get Maxed!

  • @GabeCoy12
    @GabeCoy12 ปีที่แล้ว

    Haven’t heard the space conversation before. Refreshing!

  • @ronm3034
    @ronm3034 ปีที่แล้ว +51

    Mad dog - “did we forget about wilt chamberlain?”
    Sas- “yes” lol😂

  • @bigruck24
    @bigruck24 ปีที่แล้ว +125

    Mad Dog with the prehistoric take as usual

    • @stanokeefe2713
      @stanokeefe2713 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      thank God

    • @tonjamo5658
      @tonjamo5658 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      🤣I thought he was going to somehow bring up Bob Cousy.

    • @eminjohnson3341
      @eminjohnson3341 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@tonjamo5658 lmao that wouldve been hilarious...

    • @BijinMCMXC
      @BijinMCMXC ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Good for him because y’all love to act like nothing and no one came before now.

    • @hossrendricks1716
      @hossrendricks1716 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @robrobinson9944
    @robrobinson9944 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    When u hear Steven A sniffling/clearing his nose, as JJ rolls out the facts, he’s itching to get his turn to speak.

  • @imstarz9123
    @imstarz9123 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    JJ is the new media. And he showed up on time!

  • @Mazininthe9
    @Mazininthe9 ปีที่แล้ว +253

    JJ’s take actually made me a believer

    • @jamorant474
      @jamorant474 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      facts. literally the definition of "say it with ya chest out" 🔥

    • @Srtito1
      @Srtito1 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      He need to be his co host on first take

    • @hankyhank1652
      @hankyhank1652 ปีที่แล้ว

      The ONLY believer is having Rodman and Laimbeer, pulverizing LeWOKE and he will be the CHOSEN ONE to hide under his towel and cry like LePRINCESS. 🤔😙

    • @danielkim672
      @danielkim672 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      in what ways? Being better at something for longer doesnt make that person a best at it. It is one of the arguments but is not the end all be all. For example. hank aaron is the homerun king, but why is he not considered the best homerun hitter of all time?

    • @hristijandimitrovski8664
      @hristijandimitrovski8664 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      But he is wrong. Lebron is at best 3rd greatest scorer of all time, at best 3rd best scorer. He has most points than everyone else, but that's the record for longevity, congratulation to Lebron because he jas the most consistent scorer in the history of this game and that's why he has the most points ever, but we also have to talk about their peak. I'm sorry, but Jordan won 10 SCORING TITLES IN HIS 13 SEASONS WITH CHICAGO, 10 SCORING TITLES. He has highest points per game average in NBA history in both regular season and play offs. Lebron won only 1 scoring in his career and some people can argue that Lebron wasn't even the best scorer in his era because 2010s was clearly Lebron's era, he was the best in that time, you can argue that Kevin Durant was better scorer than Lebron. More points eopr game in his best season, 4 scoring titles, much more efficient player than Lebron and simply when ypu watch jow he plays, he is probably the most versatile scorers of all time. Jordan was light years better scorer than everybody else when he played, miles ahead of the rest of the competition and to say that Lebron with 1 scoring title and with his scoring recordis the greatest scorer in the history of this game is to me ultimately too much. 1. Jordan
      2. Kobe
      3. Lebron /KD/Kareem.

  • @iguacu3517
    @iguacu3517 ปีที่แล้ว +141

    You know Stephen A starts sweating bullets when JJ starts bringing up actual basketball knowledge and not surface-level platitudes.

    • @ninocrown3247
      @ninocrown3247 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      JJ just gave a longevity speech. Doesn’t mean he was a better scorer than MJ. Just means he played longer and had a longer peak than MJ. That’s like saying Tony Parker was a better scorer than prime Derrick Rose, because he has more career points and rings. Anyone who saw them both play, knows that’s ridiculous. TP was an underrated scorer too, due to Pop’s system. But he still wasn’t f*cking with prime D Rose. Injuries not talent and ability, is why he doesn’t have more points than Parker.
      JJ’s critique is devoid of context. He’s just spouting stats. Nevermind how long MJ played versus Lebron. Nevermind, how the pace of the game is much faster and higher scoring, for the last 8 seasons. Nevermind, MJ has a career average of 30.1 over 15 seasons, without shooting many 3s.
      This is more of a recency bias issue. Younger fans think Lebron is a better scorer and that’s their right. I saw both their careers like Kobe’s. Lebron is not a better pure scorers and isn’t as skilled offensive as MJ or Kobe. He a better passer and better downhill, that’s it. Just because Giannis is averaging more than KD and Steph, doesn’t mean he a better scorer. Those guys can beat you so many different ways. Giannis is all raw power, but to his credit his jumper has improved. I also think he deserves MVP or Embiid not Jokic.
      I don’t agree with Russo, because Kareem’s scoring was limited to the blocks. MJ, Kobe and Lebron could score from anywhere on the court. In terms of big men and just putting points on the board in the paint, then it’s Wilt. Kareem played longer than Wilt. Lebron played longer than Jordan. Doesn’t mean they were better scorers, they just accumulated more points.

    • @iguacu3517
      @iguacu3517 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@ninocrown3247 did you finish the video? I was referring to JJ talking about the effect of rule changes on zonal defense. You just sound like Stephen A with that inch-deep analysis.

      @JACQUEZJOHNSON23 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@iguacu3517 exactly

    • @TheNamezZ
      @TheNamezZ ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@ninocrown3247 lebron has a 27 career ppg with a lot more assist… cmon my guy

  • @spookyboi8446
    @spookyboi8446 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Thanks for the logic and rational thinking J.J we appreciate you.

  • @semperfi283
    @semperfi283 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    The NBA changed the post rules for MJ after he cried that the Pistons tried to hurt him.

  • @cali-guy9015
    @cali-guy9015 ปีที่แล้ว +237

    Congratulations LEBRON on another lifetime achievement that NO ONE can take away from you.

    • @saifghanim6851
      @saifghanim6851 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Until the next person that beats the all time scoring record 😂

    • @glennthaSBmonster
      @glennthaSBmonster ปีที่แล้ว +9

      In 60 years

    • @coreyczech
      @coreyczech ปีที่แล้ว

      ANT man best chance right now

    • @BijinMCMXC
      @BijinMCMXC ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Lol nobody wants to take it away, just don’t call him the goat because of it. He’s not. The 🐐 is 6-0.

    • @MrSeanMDolan
      @MrSeanMDolan ปีที่แล้ว

      @@saifghanim6851 if he extends it to 42K only a wilt chamberlain with a longer prime could break it

  • @chengthao1986
    @chengthao1986 ปีที่แล้ว +217

    JJ takes SAS lunch money every time they argue. 😂

    • @michaelmcmillan1425
      @michaelmcmillan1425 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      FACTS! That's why SAS hardly has him on the show.

    • @IENetworkTV
      @IENetworkTV ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @MattyVice
      @MattyVice ปีที่แล้ว

      Drinking his milkshake from across the room

    • @dungoncrazy2634
      @dungoncrazy2634 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      LeBron Scoring Titles: 1
      Michael Jordan Scoring Titles: 10
      Sorry LeStans this isn't even a debate. LeBron isn't even the best scorer among his peers as there are players in the league with more scoring titles than him. The record speaks to his health and longevity not to him being the greatest scorer ever lmao.

    • @michaelmcmillan1425
      @michaelmcmillan1425 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@IENetworkTV Not really. Unlike SAS, J.J. Redick has his OWN mind. Stephen A. Smith ALWAYS Nut Rides Jordan, and CONSTANTLY throws KD, and Kyrie under the Bus. Just watch his takes. FACTS!!!

  • @boof6566
    @boof6566 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    thank you JJ finally a good take man

  • @wachugonsay
    @wachugonsay ปีที่แล้ว

    we need a 5hrs podcast for this topic. lets go JJ!!!!

  • @Ali11O786
    @Ali11O786 ปีที่แล้ว +111

    JJ’s facial expressions are priceless lol

    • @ndjibukabengele973
      @ndjibukabengele973 ปีที่แล้ว

      A great basketball mind. Stephen A and madd dog are just being subjective.

  • @devantigarner9128
    @devantigarner9128 ปีที่แล้ว +86

    JJ is a gift to the media someone who knows what they are talking about

  • @lukehinz8316
    @lukehinz8316 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Stephen A.'s take that "the game was more physical back then" is such a bogus crutch argument from so many old heads and people trying to discredit the greatness of today's players, LeBron included. Say what you will about LeBron's antics after the whistle, but how many times have we watched him crash the paint, get fouled hard, and still convert the shot? He's been doing that for 20 years (!) now, and it's arguably the best part of his game: driving to the basket through multiple defenders and making tough, contested shots. Shoutout JJ for holding it down in the face of such nonsense.

  • @moviemarathon101
    @moviemarathon101 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    We need more for JJ.

  • @johngladman4291
    @johngladman4291 ปีที่แล้ว +182

    JJ is refreshing to have. Someone how actually has played against LeBron and knows today’s game.

    • @27MOJOKING
      @27MOJOKING ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yea he just knows the game now. Anybody who knows history know Jordan, Wilt are top 2 greatest scorers. He only uses stats he likes but they dont tell whole story. Wilt avg 50pts for entire season! Mike was way more clutch than lebron & played when teams played defense

    • @johnpu605
      @johnpu605 ปีที่แล้ว

      no no no, he just intentionally sounds smart, but most of his arguments only account for partial facts

    • @jrexx2841
      @jrexx2841 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Yet he haven't played against Jordan

    • @coreythomas3633
      @coreythomas3633 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@27MOJOKINGLEBRON FG% 50 3PT %34 higher than MJ. So lebron the GOAT and he better skilled player.

    • @coreythomas3633
      @coreythomas3633 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@johnpu605LEBRON FG% 50 3PT %34 higher than MJ. So lebron the GOAT and he better skilled player.

  • @holidayarmadillo8653
    @holidayarmadillo8653 ปีที่แล้ว +25


    • @darkelzsmith3564
      @darkelzsmith3564 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I love Wilt Chamberlain. Top 10 for sure!

  • @d.a.b2374
    @d.a.b2374 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    We need more people like jj

  • @ADL21
    @ADL21 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    "How is it not giving him credit if he's #2?!" because we see how you act when anyone says Michael Jordan is #2.

  • @beckembrown7002
    @beckembrown7002 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    JJ always destroys SAS & Mad Dog 😂

    • @bxi1547
      @bxi1547 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @ndjibukabengele973
      @ndjibukabengele973 ปีที่แล้ว

      Basketball is not for you, I am sorry if you can't get it or understand what's happening here.

    • @bxi1547
      @bxi1547 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ndjibukabengele973 Yeah because you’re a basketball expert all while flipping burgers at Whataburger.

  • @jrev8089
    @jrev8089 ปีที่แล้ว +64

    JJ showed his wisdom. Harder fouls doesn't necessarily mean better defenders. Pickup games at the YMCA can sometimes have harder fouls than organized ball. Watch re-runs of 80s games - quite a few unathletic players who barely bend their knees on defense, but they'll still hack you hard.

    • @fuddyduddie1205
      @fuddyduddie1205 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      And that hard hack keeps soft players from driving to the basket unchallenged.
      People actually took pride in not giving up a basket. Especially allowing a dunk.

    • @rhmrtrt9672
      @rhmrtrt9672 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      The players committed those "hard" fouls because that was the only way to get a foul called. Players were much more physical in Jordan's day because the officials let them play physical. Today's NBA is geared to be faster, and much more for offense, calling fouls much more liberally with much less contact.

    • @dimedropperpod
      @dimedropperpod ปีที่แล้ว

      There's players in todays game that stand up on defense all the time, what are we doing here

    • @fuddyduddie1205
      @fuddyduddie1205 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@dimedropperpod I watched 50 year old Mamoud Abdul Rauf give DeRozan, and some other guy 40. Players today cannot guard like past players could.

    • @dimedropperpod
      @dimedropperpod ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@fuddyduddie1205 go watch a game from 10 years ago. Night and day difference in effort. Yes it absolutely is easier to defend then and harder to guard now, but the night to night pride on that end has been going down for a while and it starts at the youth level but also is just a trend in the game. Offense is exciting.

  • @raymondbaker9529
    @raymondbaker9529 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Why nobody ever talks about the drugs and alcohol from the Mj era? Anyone who thinks that an impaired era is better than now is ridiculous

  • @warking3523
    @warking3523 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    We need more JJ checking Steven A. He use to bully Max. He respects JJ more because he’s a actual athlete

  • @theblack7772
    @theblack7772 ปีที่แล้ว +50

    I am so happy J.J is back to give it to Stephen A.

    • @phatch5444
      @phatch5444 ปีที่แล้ว

      See how silent them airsexuals are in this comment section.

  • @rickrolled1918
    @rickrolled1918 ปีที่แล้ว +46

    11:55 "did we forget about Wilt Chamberlain"
    Steven A: "Yes😐"

  • @jacapps4
    @jacapps4 ปีที่แล้ว

    MD: Did we forget about Wilt Chamberlain?
    SAS: Yes

  • @godblessdos3983
    @godblessdos3983 ปีที่แล้ว +77

    Best convo they ever had on ESPN Lol very insightful and not just emotions.

    • @2determined4
      @2determined4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Definitely alot of emotions we must not be watching the samething

    • @dlogan7808
      @dlogan7808 ปีที่แล้ว

      Not when guys like Reddick make weak arguments out of desperation

  • @ImHIMSki
    @ImHIMSki ปีที่แล้ว +206

    Jj really cooks Stephen A without trying💀

    • @snuggles24
      @snuggles24 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Lmao clearly Smith took the W here. He even admitted he learns from legends and yet people act like he got schooled. It's just click bait. They are cool with each other

    • @dungoncrazy2634
      @dungoncrazy2634 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      LeBron Scoring Titles: 1
      Michael Jordan Scoring Titles: 10
      Sorry LeStans this isn't even a debate. LeBron isn't even the best scorer among his peers as there are players in the league with more scoring titles than him. The record speaks to his health and longevity not to him being the greatest scorer ever lmao.

    • @S63guy
      @S63guy ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@dungoncrazy2634 u do realize people that usually have scoring titles don’t do nothing else for real but score so yeah if bron just focused on scoring I’m sure he could win scoring titles …. bron has lead the playoffs and finals in scoring,rebounding,and assist like come on bruh that man has way more on his plate than just scoring… Jordan to the KDs and Hardens just had 1 or two jobs on the team and 90 percent of it would be to score

    • @jaylou8721
      @jaylou8721 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes, at the end, Stephen A. had to admit JJ, YOU'RE RIGHT, listen closely he said it
      so it was a productive take
      That's how debating should work

    • @dungoncrazy2634
      @dungoncrazy2634 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@S63guy Is this debate not about who the better scorer was/is? Is scoring titles not relevant in that debate?
      When these silly comparisons get made somebody has to inject you guys with some truth serum and the fact of the matter is he isn't even the best scorer among his peers let alone a better scorer than the GOAT Michael Jordan.