The Rockets could be the biggest threat to the Lakers and Clippers - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Nov 14, 2019
  • Max Kellerman is impressed with James Harden’s numbers so far this season but wants to see him show up in the playoffs, while Stephen A. Smith says the Houston Rockets have the potential to be a threat to the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers.
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  • Cory O'Neal
    Cory O'Neal 2 days ago

    it the like

  • Tony Styles
    Tony Styles 3 days ago

    This has been the headline for the past 3 years... just replace the Lakers and clippers with the warriors 🙄

  • christiano_g33
    christiano_g33 10 days ago

    25 shots for 38 points, seems efficient

  • Brian H
    Brian H 10 days ago

    Clippers winning a ring this year

  • Carlos Landeros
    Carlos Landeros 11 days ago

    Peyton was not the same guy in the playoffs? He took the colts to the conference championship almost every year but the difference was the colts didn’t have a good defense. The only two years they had a good defense they went to the Súper bowl!

  • OOFyie
    OOFyie 11 days ago

    This didn't age very well

  • Jowey De La Nota
    Jowey De La Nota 12 days ago


  • Raphael De La Ghetto
    Raphael De La Ghetto 14 days ago

    Houston still waiting on Harden to show up in post season gamesml

    Meanwhile they blame Melo a d CP3🤷🏾‍♂️

  • afis 'Deinde
    afis 'Deinde 14 days ago

    The guy just blowing hot air. Stephen is right!

  • Dre Day
    Dre Day 14 days ago

    Harden should of won last year it was rigged

  • Garrobo From-D-South
    Garrobo From-D-South 14 days ago +1

    Before the season started so call expert were saying these two were not going to co-exist, now that they are looking good, I want to see them in the playoff please laker whip. this comentators look rediculous, once the rockets beat the clipers and laker in the playoff they are going to say I want to see them repeat pathetic...

  • Nikolas Lynch
    Nikolas Lynch 14 days ago

    Big cap

  • Dustin Harris
    Dustin Harris 15 days ago

    Did Harden average 30 points a game in the playoffs last year? Guess that didn't happen
    I love how people's math stop working when it comes to James Harden

  • Secret Bears sugar
    Secret Bears sugar 15 days ago

    Traveling azzzz Harden bye

  • Andres Diosdado
    Andres Diosdado 15 days ago

    James harden is no where near the Kershaw of the nba, putting up 36 points a game against the greatest team ever assembled isnt choking. Kershaw regularly does not do his job. James harden not having enough talent around him to beat the greatest team ever assembled is not his fault

  • 孙学淼
    孙学淼 15 days ago

    Even though Stephen A wasn't abosutely right, but at least he analyzes the situation, however max can only put up one sentence.

  • Elliott T.
    Elliott T. 15 days ago

    "He's Russell freakin Reswood."

  • Yeet Yeet
    Yeet Yeet 15 days ago

    Y’all were just talking bad about them saying this wouldn’t work beginning of season

  • Ja'vonte Clemons
    Ja'vonte Clemons 15 days ago

    You mean the clippers and lakers are the biggest threat to the rockets

  • Moneyman Starling
    Moneyman Starling 15 days ago

    I agree they need to do things quickly.

  • The Best Rapper You Never Heard Of

    It's not that hardens a worst player in the postseason it's just that the defense is better in the playoffs.

  • BlazinStreets
    BlazinStreets 15 days ago

    This is the Rockets year. Period.
    None of these teams are the 3 Point Barrage like the Warriors teams of the past. Rockets are still playing basically the same style except adding Russ. This is a dangerous team come playoff time. Let the Lakers & Clippers get all the love now.

  • chriswash12
    chriswash12 15 days ago

    Don’t ever say Payton Manning was better then Brady .. shut your mouth

  • Stan nats
    Stan nats 15 days ago

    When is this Narrative gonna change? He showed big time last playoff but the team came up short smh

  • Ricky Spanish
    Ricky Spanish 15 days ago

    Harden may not be the same play in the playoffs but he also just loses to the fucking warriors... just like everyone else. Except for kawhi but that warriors team was weak compared to anything harden faced.

  • [RN04] Ninjknight
    [RN04] Ninjknight 16 days ago

    Harden still averaged 30 in the playoffs last year

  • Aleksandar Stojanovski
    Aleksandar Stojanovski 16 days ago +1

    Manning was beating Brady when he had a proper team around him, like the denver years.

  • Aleksandar Stojanovski

    Manning didnt have BB.

  • List Einn
    List Einn 16 days ago

    James Harden has .618 TS%, how is that not efficient... smh. Way to call him inefficient by not calculating free throws into the equation.

  • Its grave
    Its grave 16 days ago

    Clippers aren't even a top 5 team

  • Infinite Prestige Sports and Entertainment

    I hope LAC plays Hou in the playoffs. Hou will defy everything the media and James/russ many haters stand for. Gone be epic

  • ExZac
    ExZac 16 days ago

    Max "Rockets Biggest Hater" Kellerman

  • Judge Philosophical
    Judge Philosophical 16 days ago

    What's up Stephen A with these shirts and sweaters under his blazers that look is wack man, he has no flavor need 2 learn from shannon

  • Cinthia Pomares
    Cinthia Pomares 16 days ago

    I'm calling it now. Miami vs Lakers NBA finals

  • bojo perez
    bojo perez 16 days ago

    nah they wont change because d antoni is their coach

  • Zack Williams
    Zack Williams 16 days ago

    They should be...they’re the only NBA team with 2 MVPs in their prime.

  • Team Fear
    Team Fear 16 days ago

    Stephen A.’s hairline could be his biggest threat.

  • Cleb the Pleb
    Cleb the Pleb 16 days ago

    Stephen A fucking wilding about Giannis. Harden did amazing things last season BUT IT WAS A SOLO ACT. The offense ran around him and he put up monster numbers but they still kept losing. Giannis, in a system structured around him, drive in, make them collapse, kick it out or yam it down there throats, proved he was the most valuable player by leading his team to secure the BEST RECORD IN ALL OF THE NBA that season. It's not the "player who scores the most award" it's the most valuable player award and one of these pieces was pivotal in getting the best record of the regular season and all the way to a conference finals, and the other was 4th seed and couldn't even get past the second round. But Giannis' value is beyond his offensive game. He was nominated DPOY for fuck's sake. Idc how many points Harden put up last year, giannis was the greater regular season offensive and defensive package that was the most condusive to success, in other words THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. Harden may get it this year but let's them win some games consistently first.

  • Krip Krip
    Krip Krip 16 days ago

    How are these two clowns still on the show ? Nobody is taking them seriously. You know they don't know sht when they both have to yell throughout the entire thing. They belong in the Zoo.

  • Peter James
    Peter James 16 days ago

    Too bad their gonna choke

  • Ayena Noel Valentine
    Ayena Noel Valentine 16 days ago

    Lakers can’t win rockets in a 7 game series.

  • TheSmigko
    TheSmigko 16 days ago

    Imagine thinking harden should of won mvp over giannis

  • Perry Plays
    Perry Plays 17 days ago

    Lakers win 4-1 in a playoff series easy LeBron at PG Danny Green at the two Kuz at the three AD Playing the four Howard at the five

  • Yandhi
    Yandhi 17 days ago

    I mean, averaging 32, 7 and 6.5 in the playoffs is not what I would call chocking... not the same numbers but, come on

  • Hthegoat
    Hthegoat 17 days ago

    Houston has no chance.

  • Jay M
    Jay M 17 days ago +1

    “Any sports” 🤣🤣🤣 now tell me what do u know about soccer?

  • Big Play A
    Big Play A 17 days ago

    Stop dude the lakers aren’t contenders

  • Zachariah 24
    Zachariah 24 17 days ago

    Max "catch me in the playoffs how bout dat" kellerman

  • brandon valdez
    brandon valdez 17 days ago

    your wrong and heres why

  • Josh Morning star
    Josh Morning star 17 days ago +1

    “Way better than Brady” ummm. Maybe better not “way”.

  • Carl oscar Johansson
    Carl oscar Johansson 17 days ago

    1:22 hes currently shooting 39% from the feild. All of his points are free throws

  • Ky
    Ky 17 days ago

    Offensive wise yes, Defensive wise no. Russ tries his best on D but Harden Never even tries

  • Alan Padilla
    Alan Padilla 17 days ago +1


  • Super Mega Foxy Awesome Hot

    Well DUHHH

  • AlexanderMJH
    AlexanderMJH 17 days ago


  • Bobby Smith
    Bobby Smith 17 days ago

    The nerd has argument is bad. Scherzer won 2 cult young’s during kershaws peak

  • mored arev haritourian

    You mean *than?

  • Jacob Duran
    Jacob Duran 17 days ago

    What about the nuggets

  • Dee Money
    Dee Money 17 days ago

    Lol the Jazz would take houston out 1st round don't let this regular season fool you.

  • Iso Joe
    Iso Joe 17 days ago

    Dont forget, Cris Carter said that James Harden doesnt fit in this new Houston roster lolol