Stephen A. & Max Kellerman's Lakers vs. Clippers predictions | First Take

Max Kellerman is confident that the LA Clippers have much bigger expectations on opening night of the 2019-20 NBA season because they have a lot more to prove after adding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
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  1. Nygie Hill

    Nygie Hill

    Il y a 3 mois

    His face expression 😂💀 "Avery Bradley ain't starting over no rajon rondo"

  2. Tevan Fresh23

    Tevan Fresh23

    Il y a 3 mois

    Im going for the Clippers but i think the Lakers are better

  3. Luzvi Batingan

    Luzvi Batingan

    Il y a 4 mois

    common The King nothing to proves you many times he defeated PG when he was in Pacers.. huh..Wait and see..Kahwi?..well it defends if he will be healthy....LeBronJames and AD will be the best ever duo..mark my words.❤😍🏀👑

  4. Cornrows Melo

    Cornrows Melo

    Il y a 4 mois

    AD and LeBron are always taking up “Load Management” lol pussies

  5. john carter

    john carter

    Il y a 4 mois

    Who is this Paul George guy I once heard about him in the east before

  6. Jay_mo Yule

    Jay_mo Yule

    Il y a 4 mois

    Clippers a more defensive team than Lakers. I strongly think they will win it.

  7. lecousinmachin


    Il y a 4 mois

    Vogel, Kidd and Hollins > Doc Rivers and Ty Lue

  8. Casey Flentye

    Casey Flentye

    Il y a 5 mois

    OMG MOLLY IS SUPER ANNOYING. SHT CUR OFF max and was being the floor “producer.” Play it back, listen, bring 🤢 barf bag. 🤮

  9. EL Eagle

    EL Eagle

    Il y a 5 mois

    Patiently waiting for Young Man Rumble 2...

  10. Hardstyle818


    Il y a 5 mois

    His mustache is missing completely

  11. living_dimples


    Il y a 5 mois

    i would be happy if either the rockets or the clippers win.

  12. Nightowl


    Il y a 5 mois

    Man i love kawhi. He will go down as one of the greats. Bringing the title to the raptors was mad impressive. However, he is not better than lebron. With kevin durant healthy, not only do the warriors win, but they get swept. Lebron has proven time and tims again why he is on top. Then all of a sudden due to a mid season injury, he misses the playoff for the first time in years. And as soon as that happens everybody in the nba is better than him? Just disrespectful. Kawhi not better than kd let alone lebron. Yall gotta wake up.

  13. swpdisciple


    Il y a 5 mois

    Last year was LBJ’s first time missing the playoffs since 2005...

  14. Johnathan Austin

    Johnathan Austin

    Il y a 5 mois

    “we’ve seen lebron hames teams guys” dumb ass

  15. Vincent Lucas Arellano

    Vincent Lucas Arellano

    Il y a 5 mois

    Let's see if lebron can defend LA Lakers

  16. Lakers #1

    Lakers #1

    Il y a 5 mois

    voltron=lakers. lebron with finishing move. dunk over everyone

  17. Mike Hall

    Mike Hall

    Il y a 5 mois

    As long as LeBron does not turn on playoff mode the lakers will be ok. 😂

  18. 96towhenever


    Il y a 5 mois

    stephen a went and shaved half his mustache

  19. André Maldonado

    André Maldonado

    Il y a 5 mois

    Stephen A's barber should go to jail to what he does to this men's facial hair,a crime..

  20. Hola Ya

    Hola Ya

    Il y a 5 mois

    Rockets vs clippers western conference finals quote me

  21. Goat Man

    Goat Man

    Il y a 5 mois

    Lakers are 28-27 with LeBron in the lineup. Still missed the playoffs after he activated playoff mode. They add top 5 player Anthony Davis and "Lebron" is gonna be the MVP? 🤔

  22. Exerity


    Il y a 5 mois

    The Max Kellerman statement at the start was just bogus.

  23. Howell 11

    Howell 11

    Il y a 5 mois

    Has anybody else noticed Stephen a has predicted Lebron for mvp 3 years in a row and he’s been wrong for 2.

  24. Michael Rodriguez

    Michael Rodriguez

    Il y a 5 mois

    No one caught him saying LeBron missed the playoffs In 9 yrs it’s 17

  25. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan

    Il y a 5 mois

    Clippers are the better team.

  26. Aldrin Alquizola

    Aldrin Alquizola

    Il y a 5 mois

    Clippers will win this season for real 199 percent

  27. Donald Trump

    Donald Trump

    Il y a 5 mois

    *OPENING NIGHT* Lakers win 117 - 105 *CHRISTMAS DAY* Clippers win 103 - 94

  28. Sam


    Il y a 5 mois

    Lakers still trash

  29. mike


    Il y a 5 mois

    MAX got more bars than russ

  30. TheGrandChieftain


    Il y a 5 mois

    Stephen A. just predicted LeBron will be the regular season MVP... Lord, please help LeBron.

  31. Buddy Lakiss

    Buddy Lakiss

    Il y a 5 mois

    Well Max's boogie cousins point hasn't aged well...

  32. Bonaroc sd Henry

    Bonaroc sd Henry

    Il y a 5 mois

    these guys suck already, stating the obvious isn't much of a Job. besides it's clear these guys are LeBron James flunkies

  33. Dee T

    Dee T

    Il y a 5 mois

    Max.. boogy is done boy he just torn his acl ...AGAIN

    • Glenroy Charles

      Glenroy Charles

      Il y a 5 mois

      Stick a fork in his career, its finished. I was looking forward to seeing cousins and Davis side by side, one more time, one more season. It was so rivetting to me because it happened in practice. Didnt even make opening night

  34. johnnydaniels18


    Il y a 5 mois

    Should have put this game together at Christmas

  35. Saagnik Mitra

    Saagnik Mitra

    Il y a 5 mois

    now that boogie teared ACL clips are better

  36. xFlow777


    Il y a 5 mois

    So Lakers vs clippers, both teams have home court advantage?

  37. BoltyGG


    Il y a 5 mois

    Rip BOOGIE

  38. Jeremiah Gama

    Jeremiah Gama

    Il y a 5 mois

    Max is wrong cousin was injury

  39. chris p. bacon

    chris p. bacon

    Il y a 5 mois

    All you dumbass laker fans who kept saying boogie was gonna be beast this season he just got a torn acl lol

  40. S W

    S W

    Il y a 5 mois

    If both of the teams are healthy it's going to be a battle. Clippers are scary though with one of the best defensive teams in the league. But Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have had some troubles with injuries too. Kawhi was out for like 2 and half seasons and PG had shoulder issues.

  41. Psycho Sixx

    Psycho Sixx

    Il y a 5 mois

    Game one = load mamagment..just watch....these overpaid "superstars" seem to play less and less every year.

  42. what dafuq

    what dafuq

    Il y a 5 mois

    Did that airhead molly say the kippers at the begging of the video

  43. Jayrrod88


    Il y a 5 mois

    Stephen A’s hairline is running away from his face....

  44. bobby Hawks II

    bobby Hawks II

    Il y a 5 mois

    Stephen rockin' the Riff Raff goatee..

  45. Dushawn21


    Il y a 5 mois

    What baffles me is espn and sourced knew Paul George had surgery and will be out the first couple weeks of the season so why schedule this game on opening night when the clippers aren’t a at full strength? They could have scheduled nets vs Boston or rockets vs blazers on opening night they wasted a lakers vs clippers game in my opinion and the schedule wasn’t even out yet

  46. James Williams

    James Williams

    Il y a 5 mois

    Max won it for me when he referenced Voltron.

  47. timoty ouch

    timoty ouch

    Il y a 5 mois

    Kawhi is in his prime now and gave Lebron trouble when Lebron was on the heat.

  48. Jonathan Sweeting

    Jonathan Sweeting

    Il y a 5 mois

    3:44 I tell You what is reeking havoc ..... That mustache.

  49. JaBueso


    Il y a 5 mois

    Max: which boogie cousins are we going to get Notification literally not a 2 seconds later: Demarcus cousins suffers knee injury in las vegas

  50. Allante Akins

    Allante Akins

    Il y a 5 mois

    Avery Bradley playing the 1 😥😰😓😪 Max WTF 😭😭😭😭😭

  51. S G

    S G

    Il y a 5 mois

    Basketball is for toddlers, lets pay people mega millions to throw ball gud 🤪😂

  52. Deon Valentine

    Deon Valentine

    Il y a 5 mois

    Lbj is on a mission

  53. Erik VPR

    Erik VPR

    Il y a 5 mois

    I would watch a movie based on Kawhi Leonard life.

  54. Đęmøń Fears

    Đęmøń Fears

    Il y a 5 mois

    I want u guys to look at Stephen A. mustache @3:00 and tell me tht on side is darker than the other 😂

    • hen ko

      hen ko

      Il y a 5 mois

      people think he won’t become close to what he used to be?

  55. Marc Bibanga

    Marc Bibanga

    Il y a 5 mois

    I think we should be realistic when evaluating LBJ. The guy is in his 17th season. It’s unrealistic to expect or to think he can duplicate the level of dominance he had in Cleveland and Miami. The Lakers have to build around AD and Kuzma.

    • hen ko

      hen ko

      Il y a 5 mois

      Paul George will likely be out opening night, Demarcus cousins will have a full pre season under his belt, the man averaged about 16 and 8 coming off an achilles, why do

  56. Oliver Queen

    Oliver Queen

    Il y a 5 mois

    “I still don’t remember 🤣”

  57. Brew Bambino

    Brew Bambino

    Il y a 5 mois

    Lebron Green Kuz AD and Cousins, that’s a lot of length and a lot of rebounds.

  58. Brew Bambino

    Brew Bambino

    Il y a 5 mois

    AD gone dominate this whole season and if it’s him and cousins down there and Kuz at the three idc what they got going on they doing work, and Green at the 2 🤧

  59. Graham Tomlinson

    Graham Tomlinson

    Il y a 5 mois

    Yea I only see one side mustache

  60. Juan Juarez

    Juan Juarez

    Il y a 5 mois

    Max is so stupid. Voltron is created in like 5 seconds. Jeez what a clown