Damian Lillard's game-winning 3 vs. OKC may be the best I've ever seen - Stephen A. | First Take

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  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Damian Lillard's Game 5 buzzer-beater that sent the Oklahoma City Thunder home and propelled the Portland Trail Blazers to the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs.
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  • Andre Faelnar
    Andre Faelnar Day ago

    Dame: Talk about throwing shade.
    PG13: I am Westbrook's wrath.
    Dame: Westbrook is my bitch.

  • Edgar Martinez
    Edgar Martinez 5 days ago

    Kawhi Leonard has entered the chat

  • Christopher Hydinger
    Christopher Hydinger 15 days ago

    #letitfly

  • slimydick23
    slimydick23 23 days ago

    Wrong answer. When John Stockton hit the shot in Houston that sent the Jazz to the Finals... THAT was the best shot you've ever seen.

  • Tiney Cole
    Tiney Cole 23 days ago

    Hell no

  • Vegan Sausage
    Vegan Sausage 23 days ago

    Everyone complaining about max yet nothing about will Cain??? What wrong with you guys??

  • Junder R
    Junder R 23 days ago

    Tie game up 3-1in the series. It wasn’t clutch in any sense of the word.

  • Brenda Gray
    Brenda Gray 24 days ago

    Max please....you're sitting up there fartin again😱

  • Mason Wright
    Mason Wright 24 days ago

    Max Kellerman is a hater

  • hen ko
    hen ko 24 days ago

    Max saying Lebron over Orlando even though they didnt win the series is better than Dame's shot. ridiculously dumb.

  • William Durham
    William Durham 24 days ago +1

    Max your just butthurt that the thunder loss the series because max had thunder to get pass the first round

  • tatt oo sticker
    tatt oo sticker 24 days ago

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  • SoggyFries
    SoggyFries 24 days ago

    Maybe next year Lillard will get more all-star votes than Derrick Rose ....

  • mr win
    mr win 24 days ago

    I agree with Steve on this

  • MikeyB ThailandHoops
    MikeyB ThailandHoops 24 days ago

    That was a "bad" in terms of NASTY!

  • markuseraccount1
    markuseraccount1 24 days ago +1

    It is an amazing shot, but Stephen A Smith is a little too excited. This shot will not stand the test of time the way Stephen A Smith believes it will lol. Nonetheless, great shot Damian Lillard.

  • 100% FACTS
    100% FACTS 25 days ago

    Na lebrons fade-away baseline 3 against the wizards was the best

  • hubert vecht
    hubert vecht 25 days ago

    Max is a DOOFUS

  • panggop jio
    panggop jio 25 days ago

    Dear Max if you are reading this your ass need to give a black man his props. Stop hating the Black man when he is speaking.

  • Ken Hasibar
    Ken Hasibar 25 days ago

    C'mon Max. You're just trolling for time so sponsors will keep paying, and you'll have a reason for having a "job."

  • Kuzaku
    Kuzaku 25 days ago

    6 times it occurred and most of them are against Thunder

  • king Terrella
    king Terrella 25 days ago

    Yall know tht shit rigged

  • pyledog
    pyledog 25 days ago

    Bad shot??? Well the ball went through the hoop so if thats bad ill take bad everyday.

  • see thao
    see thao 25 days ago +1

    Damian Lillard has been taking a lot of bad shots but stills make them. He should be more aware of his shots.

  • Allen Johnson
    Allen Johnson 25 days ago

    Max that Lebron shot was a whole Decade ago in game 2 of that series. Fuck nonit wasnt better than this smh. Hating ass

  • Allen Johnson
    Allen Johnson 25 days ago

    Max and PG are haters. Smh Dame knew that shit was going in. He knew he could have gotten a better shot than that but he wanted that shot. Dame waved everyone away and got the shot he wanted. He had 47, last shot of the game, and last game of that series. This goes down as one of the greatest buzzer beaters.

  • artis ambus
    artis ambus 25 days ago

    Oh Yeah ! how can you call it a bad shot when he normal takes that?

  • Jack Zhu
    Jack Zhu 25 days ago

    As always, max is an ass

  • KingDeezy700
    KingDeezy700 25 days ago

    Max Stop talking Basketball pls

  • goomaster
    goomaster 25 days ago

    Max saying Lebron over Orlando even though they didnt win the series is better than Dame's shot. ridiculously dumb.

  • Fuc U Ph187
    Fuc U Ph187 25 days ago +2

    Dame wasn't shooting like that until Steph was but damnn that was a tough shot

  • Dr Pop Pimple
    Dr Pop Pimple 25 days ago

    Oh My Goodness Wormss x1000 in eat >>>>>>> ruclip.com/video/ceXFTOFP7nM/video.html

  • Mark Roath
    Mark Roath 25 days ago

    Paul George had five fouls at the time Lillard shot the game winner, which had something to do with how he guarded him prior to the shot. Of course, Donovan could have developed a better defense strategy but he did not. Game over.

  • Reese Reese
    Reese Reese 25 days ago

    Stephen A the king of eating his own words if okc won he would be saying russ and pg may be the baddest duo since “somebody lap he sat on” smh

  • Pham Tuan Kiet
    Pham Tuan Kiet 25 days ago

    bruh this guy salty af. mad cause he cant shoot like lillard.

  • James Dawny
    James Dawny 25 days ago

    Max stop.... it’s not the best ever but it’s probably too 3 hardest shots ever dfish I would say is 1

  • tyrell thompson
    tyrell thompson 25 days ago

    This god damn boxing guy needs to stop talking basketball lmao

  • milwaukiedave
    milwaukiedave 25 days ago

    Stephen A is a bit psychotic.

  • Mr. Washington
    Mr. Washington 25 days ago

    Dear Max if you are reading this your ass need to give a black man his props. Stop hating the Black man when he is speaking.

  • Stanley Kurdziel
    Stanley Kurdziel 25 days ago

    I agree with Stephen A! Only second time someone has hit >=10 threes in playoff history (Klay got 11 in a game). Lillard apparently can hit 39% from 30-40 feet, but I'll argue there really is no precedence to expect him to shoot that for game winner. He calmly dribbled down the time - I thought he miss counted the clock and buzzer was going to expire as he made a move. I think Paul George actually realized he was gonna shoot much faster and *did* challenge the shot; however Lillard jumped to the side just before shooting. He shot under 37% from three for the year and the idea that he has a higher percentage at 37 feet doesn't make much sense. If true, it doesn't detract at all from the awesomeness of the shot. It was ultimate swagger to end the series. The fact that the game was tied instead of OKC ahead doesn't detract from the shot, it just means it wasn't a completely stupid thing to do if he had missed. This definitely deserves to be among the most impressive game winners of all time - all you have to do is look at Terry Stotts face to know that a 37 foot shot wasn't expected (even by Lillard fans / teammates). For even more points: www.blazersedge.com/2019/4/26/18515376/damian-lillard-buzzer-beater-thunder-nba-playoffs-hidden-highlights

  • Omar mohamud
    Omar mohamud 25 days ago +1

    Man this is overrated everyone is forgetting about Ray Allen’s 3

  • A b
    A b 25 days ago

    Okay max you r high weed.wtf you talking about... The shot was 37 feet. What if the same shot hit by lebron to end the series like this. Then you will speak about that shot for about entire left season. Common man appreciate it and stop being so cocky and idiot.

  • dodgethehell
    dodgethehell 25 days ago

    Who the fuck is this mother fucker piece of shit on the right. go fuck yourself

  • StocktonNative 209
    StocktonNative 209 25 days ago

    It was a great shot...but this would have went to overtime with Portland winning it anyways. Great shot cause it looked cool.

  • Mont Brown
    Mont Brown 25 days ago +1

    Aww man and he had 50 you fucking right that was a great shot #SALUTE💪🏿💪🏿

  • Common Sense
    Common Sense 25 days ago

    I’m getting rid of these motherfu*****

  • 2endsformacircle
    2endsformacircle 26 days ago

    Lebron James over Orlando?!? Couldn't have been that great cuz i don't remember that shit...

  • New Variety PDX
    New Variety PDX 26 days ago

    You sound like a hater Max 😂😂😂

  • Anthony Yalon
    Anthony Yalon 26 days ago

    Wait, who said it was a bad shot?

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  • Ryan Derek
    Ryan Derek 26 days ago

    Lillard killed it.. bad shot my ^$$ that’s called skill Paul George can’t guard him

  • Mother Russia
    Mother Russia 26 days ago

    LeBron wishes he was this clutch. Finna call up Dame Lillard this summer. This is by far the best playoff game in a looooong time

  • Late Night Thinker
    Late Night Thinker 26 days ago

    I think it was the coldest shot of all time. The very definition of disrespect. The stakes weren't as high, but the statement screamed disrespect

  • J Bailey
    J Bailey 26 days ago

    He said the same thing about steps three against OKC

  • William Crain
    William Crain 26 days ago

    Dame time!!

  • cov859
    cov859 26 days ago +1

    Max aka new skip

  • Victor Malone
    Victor Malone 26 days ago

    37 footer is NEVER a great shot... MJ, Kobe or the Spurs would never taken a shot like that with game on the line. Damian is a great player, the best PG in the NBA right now in my honest opinion. But he had all the chips 3-2 lead... PG and RW on foul trouble, great odds for the over-time. He took the shot because he can afford to MISS IT, PG made right call not to body up because he would have been beat to the basket with a high percentage shot on a isolation play. Would you be saying same thing if Curry takes same shot and gets eliminated in the playoffs??? So stop being hypocrites, amazing shot but not a great shot, don't mistake.

  • Jacob Molina
    Jacob Molina 26 days ago

    Anyone remember the steph curry shot where he took like 2 steps from halfcourt and made it to beat the thunder in 2016 where they came and won the series after being down 3-1 where he had 12 threes (record at that time) and 46 points?

  • GetItGang Entertainment

    Stephen A just don’t like westbrook get off his dick

  • Ryan White
    Ryan White 26 days ago

    Max stats was dead on this time lol! This man Lillards 3 point shot from 40 feet back is the same percentage as Paul George regular 3 point shot 😂😂

  • Casey Cox
    Casey Cox 26 days ago

    Wow, Kellerman is a complete idiot. Smh

  • IcePick Slim
    IcePick Slim 26 days ago

    Is this nigga drunk? (Stephen Smith) 😂

  • Mikhel Brown
    Mikhel Brown 26 days ago +1

    I love what Dame did but King James has made several 3s like that. ruclip.com/video/jHyJTw9uyOk/video.html

  • vincent muller
    vincent muller 26 days ago

    good shot.......when your hot.... your hot

  • skyline
    skyline 26 days ago +2

    Lebron over Orlando? Even lebron was surprised he made it, Lillard took the shot cuz he knew it was going in

  • Event Horizon Productions

    We all know Max is just unbelievably stupid but, has he EVER played basketball in his LIFE?
    Anyone on earth who has played a few pickup games or even 1 year of rec league in grade school knows how legendary and epic that shot was the instant they saw it. There's no need to even go into detail why, it's just so obvious.
    I am literally questioning if Max has ever touched a basketball in his life.

  • SPLASH_Chaze
    SPLASH_Chaze 26 days ago +1

    I guess Max is a Thunder fan

  • Ali Hossain
    Ali Hossain 26 days ago

    3:02 stephen A. confused
    max kellerman stfu

  • Michael Kearney
    Michael Kearney 26 days ago +3

    Max needs to shut up with the analytics. Dame was not sitting out there for 10 seconds thinking "Im 39% from 30-37ft, let me pull this shot." so to even bring that up is stupid. This isn't 2k. Dame had the fate of the entire series resting on that one shot and you are going to minimize it by saying he shoots 39% for the year? That has nothing to do with the moment or magnitude of what he pulled off. Get out of hear with that mess

  • Michael Kearney
    Michael Kearney 26 days ago +6

    Stephen A. was spot on. PG was hatin hard because he got mouthed. The only good point Max made was that PG played crappy D. He literally let Dame size up the shot. The rest of the mess he said about them being a higher seed and the favorites is dumb because they weren't the favorites (they lost Nurkic late in the season, and haven't won a playoff GAME in 2 years) and they were only the higher seed by 4 games. Also, this was the greatest playoff buzzer beater of all time imo because it was a walk off three for the entire series, and it wasn't a desperation shot. It also gave Dame a 50 piece extra crispy to top it all off. The only other shot that might be better was his walk off 3 for the series on Houston because they were down 2

  • Conqueror&destroyer
    Conqueror&destroyer 26 days ago

    Max......shut up

  • Big Norm
    Big Norm 26 days ago +1

    Dame asserted himself that night and that shot so far is the best play of the playoffs so far. Idk why fuckin Max Kellerman gotta demote somebody. Nigga needs to stfu, let Damian have his moment, and put some damn respect on his name.

  • YOUSIF ALBIDAIWI
    YOUSIF ALBIDAIWI 26 days ago

    Dear Max, it’s hard for you to get 50 points ur whole career 🤣

  • YOUSIF ALBIDAIWI
    YOUSIF ALBIDAIWI 26 days ago

    Max, it’s not just the shot! It’s his whole performance! 50pts, and 10 3 pointers!!

  • Haweya Abdullahi Adan
    Haweya Abdullahi Adan 26 days ago +2

    It is not a bad shot it is a new shot brought and perfected by curry

  • titomister10
    titomister10 26 days ago +1

    can these two ever agree on something? jesus

  • bennett white
    bennett white 26 days ago +1

    Damian Lillard made the right decision, if he pushed up more for a ‘better shot’ he risked turning the ball over and losing the game. He secured either a tie game or a overtime, no possible way of OKC winning

  • bennett white
    bennett white 26 days ago +1

    What is Max talking about

  • no one
    no one 26 days ago

    Lillard completely set George up before taking the shot. As soon as Lillard crosses half court, he sized up the shot, called a fake screen then lulled George to sleep before taking the game winner. Spectacular!!!

  • Zachary Barlow
    Zachary Barlow 26 days ago

    Max is a joke

  • Zachary Barlow
    Zachary Barlow 26 days ago

    I don't like max kellerman

  • caerwalk
    caerwalk 26 days ago

    His FACE at the end was the icing lol like the face drose made on cavs

  • real negah
    real negah 26 days ago

    3:29 to 3:36 Stephen A lowkey googled Kellermans statistics 😂🤣

  • Haoran Zheng
    Haoran Zheng 26 days ago

    Max is stupid, always looks on the TV due to lack of basketball EQ, they need to replace him with another guy to pair with Steven A.

  • SkillTwins Youth Wellesley

    so when we gonna see max vs Stephen in the octagon?

  • Goot Wayz
    Goot Wayz 26 days ago

    Everybody mad at Westbrook I'm mad at pg13 for not playing D

  • Nate Smith
    Nate Smith 27 days ago

    Ok.......so what’s the greatest shot ever??? 🤨

  • Nate Smith
    Nate Smith 27 days ago +6

    The fact that the shot won the series and the difficulty factor of the shot itself puts Dame’s shot in the top 5!

  • kb o3
    kb o3 27 days ago

    That was an amazing shot but he would have gotten a lot of criticism had he missed that. He had 15s and pulled it from by the logo. Stephen A. Is an idiot. Given the situation he could've taken a much higher percentage shot. That was a horrible shot selection if you Paul George you have to live with the fact he made that and move on. Props to him though.

  • Okatakyie Nyarko
    Okatakyie Nyarko 27 days ago

    My very first time I think I agree with max on something

  • Mogi Hanes
    Mogi Hanes 27 days ago

    The 1 against Houston was pure fire Houston was fauvorite in that series and that shot elimates them

  • Darious Graham
    Darious Graham 27 days ago

    Max hating

  • Christopher
    Christopher 27 days ago

    Paul should have came to the Lakers. smh

  • S. Mesut
    S. Mesut 27 days ago

    How ARROGANT of them. If by chance the Clippers shock everyone and take it; the Rockets have to travel back to Houston. ... " Early jump: Rockets traveling Friday to Bay Area " ... www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26604866/rockets-traveling-friday-bay-area ... " Rockets Flying to Bay Area Friday Despite Ongoing Warriors vs. Clippers Series " ... bleacherreport.com/articles/2833174-rockets-flying-to-bay-area-friday-despite-ongoing-warriors-vs-clippers-series

  • wrands M
    wrands M 27 days ago

    Max: Portland was the favorite lol Go ask Vegas and all your ESPN co-league who all picked OKC to win.

    • S. Mesut
      S. Mesut 27 days ago

      Right on wrands M . These people are ARROGANT and it shows.

  • S. Mesut
    S. Mesut 27 days ago

    More EVIDENCE of why larger-market NBA names are pumped-up by the major media even if they don't really stack-up to be what they really are; BIGGER MONEY ! Playing with the public's / consumer's psyche. ... " Lakers star LeBron James tops NBA jersey sales " ... sports.yahoo.com/lakers-star-lebron-james-tops-233816408.html

  • Joshua Nwokorie
    Joshua Nwokorie 27 days ago +5

    WTF is Max on? I feel like he just got to go against Stephen A.

  • Matthew Dave
    Matthew Dave 27 days ago

    Let me tell you a joke...


    Max Kellerman.

    😂

  • Markee Brandon
    Markee Brandon 27 days ago

    steven a be right every time

  • shamus248
    shamus248 27 days ago

    Come on Max stop riding LeBron and Jordan's dick