Warriors are 'worried' Durant will leave in free agency - Stephen A. | First Take

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  • Published on Nov 14, 2018
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman tackle the tension in Golden State between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green following their late-game outburst in the Warriors' loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Stephen A. says Draymond's actions, that resulted in a one-game suspension, were triggered by the Warriors' collective fear of Durant leaving in free agency during the 2019 offseason.
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  • Anthony Pena
    Anthony Pena Month ago

    This is potentially the biggest off-season in a very long time!!! Pretty much since the LeBron decision!!! GNA be real interesting to see play out.
    My opinion.
    Lakers get Kyrie, or Kyrie goes to NYK
    KD resigns with GSW or goes to NYK
    Klay stays in GSW
    Kawhi resigns with TOR, depending on if they can make a Finals run or a real huge 7 game East Finals, or he goes to LA CLIPPERS
    But alot of people ain't looking to BRKN and idk y they have a star PG and they have all the role pieces and good players u need to build around a star player so if anyone of these max players gives them a chance BYKN can def be East Contenders next year. They gta get out in the media and try and talk their shit and try n flex and say their New Yorks new team, and they GNA run the Town now tht the attitude they need to have!!!
    And not jus big max players like KD, Kyrie, AD, and Kawhi, Klay
    But there's alot of really good star players out there too
    Kemba, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler so PHI GNA have to make a move and keep one of the two they said and I'll say the playoffs will show who they keep, I think Harris is more of a spread offense shooter and scorer and doesn't complain when balls not in his hands and he plays awesome every night and a big 3 shooter tht PHI needs, and I think chemistry wise he fits better then JimmyB with PHI already having their two SUPERSTAR FRANCHISE PLAYERS, so one of them GNA hit the market, cuz Simmons GNA be time to get paid real soon!!
    Khris Middleton is a free agent as well but if I'm MIL I DNT see how they don't do everything they can to resign him UNLESS U KNOW U CAN AND ARE GETTING SOMEONE BETTER, and with his year this year, not many better wing players OTHER THEN THE MAX GUYS OF COURSE.
    THIS GNA BE A REAL INTERESTING OFFSEASON

  • Anthony Pena
    Anthony Pena Month ago

    Listen to my comment and Mark it down, KD IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLAYERS, STEPH, SIMMONS, AND KD. TOP 3, SO I KNOW AND PAY ATTENTION TO THEM ALOT!!! MARK THESE WORDS!!! KEVIN DURANT DOES NOT AND WILL NOT PLAY OR WANT TO PLAY WITH LEBRON!!! HE SAYS JOINING THE BEST OR HIS MAIN COMPETITION AT THE MOMENT WOULD BE LOOKED UPON AS WORSE THEN GOING TO GSW. HE WANTS TO PLAY AND BEAT LEBRON AND PROVE HES BETTER AND WILL BR GREATER!!! CNT DO THAT WITH HIM AS A TEAMMATE CUZ WHATEVER U WIN HES WINNING RIGHT WITH U. IF KEVIN DURANT LEAVES IT WILL BE TO THE NY KNICKS TO JOIN ANOTHER MID MAX PLAYER LIKE KYRIE OR AD, CUZ KEMBA WALKER ALREAFY SAID HE WOULD WANT TO STAY IN CHA, AND KLAY THOMPSON IS GSW MAIN PRIORITY THIS SUMMER TO RE-SIGN EVEN OVER GETTING KD BACK JUS BCUZ OF THE KNOWN CHEMISTRY BETWEEN STEPH AND KLAY AND HOW THEY BROUGHT THIS FRANCHISE UP AND PUT IT ON THEIR BACKS!!! GSW DOESNT NEED KD, THEY KEEP KLAY WITH STEPH, STILL GOT DRAYMOND FOR ANOTHER YEAR BEFORE HAVKNG TO WORRY ABOUT HIM, AND DEMARCUS COUSINS HAS ALREADY PUBLICLY SAID HES COMING BACK FOR AT LEAST ONE MORE YEAR WITH GSW IF NOT LOOKING FOR A CONTRACT!!! SO U LOSE KD BUT STILL HAVE 4 ALL STARS AND LOSING KD WILL OPEN UP SOME MONEY AND CAN BRING IN 2 MAYBE 3 REALLY GOOD ROLE PLAYERS TO SURROUND THEM 4 AND BAM GSW STILL ON TOP IN THE WEST. LAKERS BEST CHANCES ARE NOT KD, ONLY CHANCE TO GET AD ID GIVING UP ALL THEIR POTENTIAL YOUTH. SO I THINK THERES BEST CHANCES AT A MAX PLAYER IS KYRIE IRVING JOINING BACK UP WIT LEBRON, OR TRY AND GET KEMBA OUTTA CHA, U CAN TRY KAWHI BUT I DNT SEE THEM PLAYING TOGETHER EITHER CUZ KAWHI HAD STATED HE DOESNT WANT TO PLAY WITH LEBRON AND BE SECOND FIDDLE. I SEE KAWHI EITHER STAYING WITH TORONTO AND Y NOT UR GNA BE A CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER EVERY YEAR IN THE EAST WITH THE GREAT OWNER THEY GOT AND U NOT JUS THE FACE OF A FRANCHISE, BUT U ARE THE FACE OF THE CANADIAN COUNTRY UP IN TORONTO!!!!! THEIR FANS ARE TOP NOTCH AND LOVE THEIR TEAM!!! U GOT DRAKE SITTING COURTSIDE EVERY NIGHT, LIKE OK ITS NOT BOX OFFICE LA BUT ITS DAMN CLOSE, BUT IF NOT STAYING THERE HE GOES TO THE OTHER LA TEAM AND JOINS THE CLIPPERS AND GNA HELP THE CLIPPERS TAKEOVER LA

  • Bron4 Lakers
    Bron4 Lakers 2 months ago

    Imagine Bron A.d ans KD on the same team

  • Jermaine peters
    Jermaine peters 2 months ago

    we don't need kd we won 2x without him we can do it 3x

    • NERISSA MORRIS
      NERISSA MORRIS 2 months ago

      Jermaine peters you must not be a real fan 😂. You literally say 2x when they only won once without him which was back in 2015. They won their third ring with KD on the team last year in the 2018 NBA finals.

  • William Brown
    William Brown 3 months ago

    Why does everyone act like the Warriors can’t win without KD?
    Did y’all forget what they did the 2 years before he got there?
    And they aren’t even old lol they got planet of time.

  • kd junior
    kd junior 4 months ago

    If kd does join the Lakers u got kryie dats thinking bout going there the league would be ruined

  • evan browne
    evan browne 5 months ago

    So much feelings in the NBA hard to listen to sometimes.

  • Jerry Washington
    Jerry Washington 5 months ago

    They can't deal Draymond because nobody wants Draymond.

  • Amp Jordan
    Amp Jordan 5 months ago

    Kd and Lebron would never work

  • Notecrusher
    Notecrusher 5 months ago

    I think Max is right. The Warriors are sick of Draymond's drama, they think he's breaking down. They don't buy the hype about him being the "heart and soul" of the team which has always been horseshit. They're going to go all in on retaining Durant and Cousins.

  • Ron Galloway
    Ron Galloway 5 months ago

    So!!! So fuc#@ng what!!! Long gone are the days when professional basketball players stay with their team for their whole career! It's expected of these pro basketball players of the modern era!!

  • Anunnaki J
    Anunnaki J 6 months ago

    I reluctantly agree with Smith on this one 50-50 and Max 50/50 you can say that KD would not be such a threat unless he stayed in the west and joined a formidable team that could stop the Warriors but on the other hand if he went to the East Golden State would still be the best option to win a championship out of the West

  • GoodNight Robicheaux
    GoodNight Robicheaux 6 months ago

    Yo Warriors are just bored 😂😂 They just trying to make it until Wardell gets back

  • Victor Saucedo
    Victor Saucedo 6 months ago

    We aint worried if KD Leaves! If he leaves, we get strength in numbers back!! N das tha truth

  • Chris Tingas
    Chris Tingas 6 months ago

    First of all 2 finals ago they absolutely dominated and would have won without him. Secondly you can go either way on who could have won the MVP KD or Curry. Listen I'm not saying Durant doesn't make them better its KD for Gods sake. What I'm saying is even without him they still have ok ne of the best systems of all time and 2 of the best shooters of all time with one of the best defensive leaders of all time. Don't tell me if Durant left and they replace him with boogie and possibly another good player which they'll find, that they dont have a chance to win. Players want to go there.

  • Jamal Uzumaki
    Jamal Uzumaki 6 months ago

    He is leaving . He got his rings . It’s official.

  • hybrid8theory
    hybrid8theory 6 months ago

    We're about to find out the measure of a man. After finding out that Draymond thinks hes a worthless piece of shit little bitch zero respect, will he stay? I wouldn't.

  • Zildjian David
    Zildjian David 6 months ago

    HAHA. THEY WANT KD OUT. CUZ HE IS TOO GOOD FOR. GSW. bandwagon team.

  • Tonix Saudian
    Tonix Saudian 6 months ago

    Trade draymond green fuck this guy... Bullshit

  • Damon Russell
    Damon Russell 6 months ago

    THE LEAGUE SHOULD HAVE COMPETITIVE TEAMS ACROSS THE BOARD NOT L.A. BOSTON NEW YORK HOUSTON ONLY DESTINATIONS FOR PLAYERS DAVID STERN STARTED THIS SHIT WITH HIS SHORT NECK ASS

  • Damon Russell
    Damon Russell 6 months ago

    LET THESE SPORTS ANALYSTS/JOURNALISTS LAKERS GOING TO SIGN AD KD KAWHI LEONARD JOHN WALL BRADLEY BILL EVEN KOBE BRYANT COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT 😂😂😂😂

  • SavvyVibeZ
    SavvyVibeZ 6 months ago

    KD with LeBron would be showtime 2.0 straight up. One of the greatest passers in league history along with one of the greatest scorers in league history. Psh .. itd be a wrap for the golden state era.

  • B defonzo
    B defonzo 6 months ago

    KD couldn't even carry the warrior without Steph and Draymond in the lineup - Quit stroking KD, A. Smith!

  • marcus knox
    marcus knox 6 months ago

    I do believe it is pretty damn obvious that any team with KD on it do not want him to leave. Stephen 'captain obvious' A. Smith

  • zyl zyl
    zyl zyl 6 months ago

    Listen KD is more likely to play with the Raptors than any other team ...

  • zyl zyl
    zyl zyl 6 months ago

    GSW fans don't believe all you hear , specially when it comes from these puppets ..... They want to dismantle the Warriors team .... WHY ???? Because of LeBroom Jane's ......
    KD told LeQueen , I'm not interested in your drama , yo' can stay in Hollywood and be the queen yo been dreaming to be , leave me alone , I don't wanna ride your "magic" broom .....

  • Gnev Gnok
    Gnev Gnok 6 months ago

    The New NBA.........where Top 10 stars instead of competiting against each other, join the same teams. Yes Warriors bandwagon fans I know GS was built through the draft.

  • Jack Welch
    Jack Welch 6 months ago

    Sounds like jealousy to me.

  • Mr.GlockDaKay
    Mr.GlockDaKay 6 months ago

    Niggas need to hop off KD dick. Damn always talking about he a snake, how you a snake for doing what you want??

  • Mr.GlockDaKay
    Mr.GlockDaKay 6 months ago

    Everyone knows KD brings more to the table then Dray.

  • Eddie Camegla
    Eddie Camegla 6 months ago

    I don't care what you do believe, I do believe u look related to that ( late )midget Webster star.

  • Jade Dragon
    Jade Dragon 6 months ago

    KD should return to Russell Westbrook's Thunder or join LA Lakers

  • Amir Adem
    Amir Adem 6 months ago

    The whole nba will join the lakers😂

  • JimOfficial
    JimOfficial 6 months ago

    Come to Mavericks ma boy

  • Hard Ball
    Hard Ball 6 months ago

    Stephen A need to calm down and tell me what KD has done when he was in OKC? If KD has done nothing in OKC then he can't make himself important in someone else house but you have to be important in your own house first before you called yourself important in someone else house. Draymond Green is in the moral high ground against KD because he was winning before KD come to them.

  • kenny vegas
    kenny vegas 6 months ago

    Durant will go to ROCKETS broo

  • Giorgio Fegatini
    Giorgio Fegatini 6 months ago

    Max lost all credibility when he said that KD can replace Draymond defensively.....

  • Mac Donald
    Mac Donald 6 months ago

    Draymond overrated himself

  • Darius Hay
    Darius Hay 6 months ago

    Wayment…. Anthony Davis is not on the same level as KD!

  • Rjay Umadhay
    Rjay Umadhay 6 months ago

    It would be fun if durant gonna leave the warriors I can sense another move from the snake,if he ever go to lakers its gg next year,,warriors will cry,No more hero gonna save that trash team,,no more cuddle from papa durant,, let's see how strong the warriors without durant,,even when they have durant they getting smack sometimes with that kind of team they have,but it proves that the warriors wil be vulnerable next season in the trash can,cuz they will never reach another finals without their daddY

  • skyflyer
    skyflyer 6 months ago

    LeBron James is not the player everybody thinks he is he is not playing at that level anymore each season to take some longer and longer to get going and tires out in the postseason be season or long whatever people are seeing them this year you won't be any better next year father time is finally catching him in waves KD and Lebron is in a super team you still need great pieces around them

  • gopro vids
    gopro vids 6 months ago

    JOIN THE LAKERS KD!

  • Brinda Allen
    Brinda Allen 6 months ago +1

    green been a hood bully

  • Brinda Allen
    Brinda Allen 6 months ago

    green need to sit his week ass down some where he got that whole team scared of him them yellow boys been leting him run the team the coach need to grow some balls kd out of there watch because he shakey to he just want to play ball he not with the foolery smh nba has really turn in to a joke

  • Marvic Damon
    Marvic Damon 6 months ago

    I will get back Lou Williams to LAL if KD joins Lebron😊

  • Hugh Jaynis
    Hugh Jaynis 6 months ago +1

    I think he should retire and try minor league baseball.

  • Djego Bolzano
    Djego Bolzano 6 months ago

    It's about time the warriors deal with this pest called demon green. This f...... dimwit is so toxic, not only on the court but most specially in the locker room. Bye bye GREEN DEMON!!!

  • rodel tamao
    rodel tamao 6 months ago

    Durant best player in the world thats my idol

  • Nina Catherine Willmon
    Nina Catherine Willmon 6 months ago

    KD is gonna say 'adios' to the Warriors, bottom line!

  • Apollo Dio
    Apollo Dio 6 months ago

    I'd be mad if Lebron and KD doesn't ignite some Shaq/Kobe chemistry!

  • troy mckie
    troy mckie 6 months ago

    I think draymond green be bulling Kevin Durant ...... if KD LEAVE ......omg

  • Ted,Theo Mrtnz
    Ted,Theo Mrtnz 6 months ago

    KD leave now come to L.A. just bounce and get out and no one is holding a gun to your head or forcing you to stay in Goldengay St heeey'. Just leave. I will tell Magic and buss that use is on your way by today.

  • Ted,Theo Mrtnz
    Ted,Theo Mrtnz 6 months ago

    Who cares about Golden State and the Oakland raiders and the 49ers period, garbage collection

  • Derick Henderson
    Derick Henderson 6 months ago

    Hey KEVIN DURANT see's more rings somewhere else!! Get over it this is what the NBA do now. Sorry

  • Derick Henderson
    Derick Henderson 6 months ago

    Look how in tha hell Draymond gets suspended without pay, but the cops kills black people's and get suspended with pay. I mean Damm .

  • empty
    empty 6 months ago

    That boy gone

  • Nate McDonough
    Nate McDonough 6 months ago

    God I hate the NBA these days. Players basically can dictate where they play. Why don't Lebron, KD, Steph, Westbrook, and Kyrie all go play for the Lakers? lol

  • Makaveli Lives On
    Makaveli Lives On 6 months ago

    Raymond green is gonna join lebron

  • Makaveli Lives On
    Makaveli Lives On 6 months ago

    Max is wrong getting jokic is just as big as kd or ad

  • James STATE Dowling
    James STATE Dowling 6 months ago

    He will go to LA because he doesn't have to be a leader until like in GS now, the team is relying on you and your true character shows.

  • Bronson 475
    Bronson 475 6 months ago

    I can't believe the NBA stopped the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers as if that would of ended competition but let KD join the all star team

  • Nolram Young
    Nolram Young 6 months ago

    Draymond think his the Leader/captain of the Team. Stick to nuts kicking DG

  • redskngod EL
    redskngod EL 6 months ago

    Stephen, get off Dray's balls. This isn't about using the b-word! You covering for DG, and trying to change the narrative. Dray's behavior was unprofessional, and you know it. What a player plans to do in pending FA has nothing to do with a current team mate blowing a last second play in a game this season. Only a "bully" thinks he is the only one can scream on people. If Dray wears his emotions on his sleeve, then KD is just as emotional. He just doesn't carry what he feels on his chest. The whole team knows Dray was wrong, including coach Kerr, who he has no respect for. If this was any other player, you would roast him. The league wants GSW to be their "darlings of the NBA" and you are pushing that agenda. Call it like it is, Dray was wrong, PERIOD!!! Just like you don't overlook an opponent for the next one, you don't over look a season for the next one either. Dray needs to concentrate on this season. That is what KD is trying to tell that "fake-bully." Just because a clown is loud and appears to be tough, doesn't mean they can fight. Rubbing his balls against Beal's balls is the only real fight Dray has had in this league. C'mon, be REAL Stephen A.

  • BOSS FROG
    BOSS FROG 6 months ago

    ESPN SUCKS NOW DAYS!

  • Peter Ferry
    Peter Ferry 6 months ago

    I ll take AD instead of KD without any regret. AD never complain, he's loyal, he's the future of NBA.

  • David Farris
    David Farris 6 months ago +1

    soap opera to make the nba interesting this year.

  • shirley Thomson
    shirley Thomson 6 months ago

    Ain’t nobody thinking about the players the warriors could get if KD leaves! They pretty much get there bench back

  • Vivaan Baid
    Vivaan Baid 6 months ago

    K.D. is a "different animal"....Yeah, snake

  • swaggboiii
    swaggboiii 6 months ago +1

    I’m sorry but the warriors are still a championship team without Durant..

  • Fat-Ass Raccoon
    Fat-Ass Raccoon 6 months ago

    Durant to the Suns confirmed

  • VI Legend
    VI Legend 6 months ago +1

    *Curry* 》>》 *KD*

  • C S
    C S 6 months ago

    Steven A you are not the gospel ! i like you man but some times the intellect becomes questionable. Draymond is a baby. speak the truth Steven A. CAN THE GREEN bean .

  • John Justice
    John Justice 6 months ago

    Doesn't Max ever get tired of Stephen always hogging the mike and yelling at him? lol

  • Aaron Caldwell
    Aaron Caldwell 6 months ago

    Dumbass Laker fans this man KD has been asked if he thought about teaming up with Lebron his whole career and he has always said never he wants to play against him and beat him because that’s his rival are y’all retarded he was literally asked this last year and the year before that each year he has been a free agent and after the warriors won their championships

    • Aaron Caldwell
      Aaron Caldwell 6 months ago

      Same question same answer you lakers fans are on crack and heroine with your hallucinations and delusions

  • y’all mind if i praise the lord?

    He will be slithering somewhere else..

  • dachicagoan
    dachicagoan 6 months ago

    $20 he goes to Los Angeles Lakers

  • baihaqi ananda
    baihaqi ananda 6 months ago +1

    i dont believe he want go from gsw

  • King D
    King D 6 months ago

    As If They Could Beat A Healthy Kyrie N LeBron With Out KD 😏

  • Henry Skedel
    Henry Skedel 6 months ago

    What else is new,nba is a joke

  • Thomas Crunkleton
    Thomas Crunkleton 6 months ago

    Go back to OKC, KD

  • Ricky Montano
    Ricky Montano 6 months ago

    Look at all the weak ass warriors fans😂😂 straight trash

  • Drew Brittain
    Drew Brittain 6 months ago

    Kevin my dude, GO T O T H E SPURS already!

  • Mark Roath
    Mark Roath 6 months ago

    KD is going to join LA next year and will supersede Labron James.

  • hey this is dos
    hey this is dos 6 months ago

    Si draymond nalang paalisin nyo bulabog lang yan sa gsw hahahahaha wala namang ginagawang maganda yan ii. Hahahaha

  • Foots The Rapper
    Foots The Rapper 6 months ago

    Draymond reminded me of the episode of fresh prince when Carlton stole the ball from will and missed the last shot 😂

  • Samuel Mahmud
    Samuel Mahmud 6 months ago

    If Katie leaves in free agency that's his choice I know Golden State don't want to lose him and I wish she will go someplace well he can establish his own I know it's a big thing who's going to go play with LeBron but I hope he go find his own way he don't need LeBron to win the championship

  • Jose Romero
    Jose Romero 6 months ago

    KD needs to come to LA

  • Armando Prieto
    Armando Prieto 6 months ago

    I think KD should leave

  • ItsAllyn Roblox, Fortnite, & More!

    To think about it, KD is probably one of the smartest players to exist on this earth. He was first on he thunder, him harden and Westbrook were easy to seal the deal but it just didn’t go their way. Then, he felt confident enough with him and Westbrook to carry the team to a final, and he failed and tried again, and failed. So, he mad his moves to GSW. He has now won 2 finals with them, but I know and I think he knows they are soon to fall apart, and if he doesn’t take his chance to go on the lakers now it might be his only chance, and he’s not taking any chances so he’s LIKELY to go to the just as solid lakers and take more rings. Who knows what he’ll pull next, I estimate he will have the highest total finals wins in history:

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez 6 months ago

    Media is trash and has to make a big deal out of nothing, just to survive

  • PUGGDAD
    PUGGDAD 6 months ago +1

    Warriors will never forget they lost that championship to the Cavs when Draymond got suspended lol...

    • Bmc Bmc
      Bmc Bmc 6 months ago

      They lost one game without Draymond but lost the next two games with him point blank. People act like the series was tied and the he gets suspended smh.

  • Donell Williams
    Donell Williams 6 months ago +1

    join OKC in win championship

  • anticipate mindrop
    anticipate mindrop 6 months ago

    Tbh He was leaving anyways now he has a public excuse and ppl will give him slack for leaving

  • Bathsheba Grant
    Bathsheba Grant 6 months ago

    Green was disrespectful bottom line . enough is enough with his going off

  • malachi fleming
    malachi fleming 6 months ago

    Yo RUclip search Mali the great !

  • lil jay
    lil jay 6 months ago

    even doe draymon is a good guard he cant be out there saying bad words to his teamates

  • Joe Young
    Joe Young 6 months ago

    worried for what??? he had to go there for a ring. they already had the title "champs" while the team he was on was still struggling to get one "facts!!!"

  • Blood Taker
    Blood Taker 6 months ago

    Look at this idiot saying that KD always drops 30. Bullshit! Watch his stats moron.These idiots are always overrating this guy. KD is not MJ. Lebron is much better than KD.

  • Jamar Rippy
    Jamar Rippy 6 months ago

    Molly is awful. She needs to be replaced immediately. She adds nothing to the show other than being eye candy

  • Kofi Owusu
    Kofi Owusu 6 months ago

    Go knicks go