Stephen A. isn't sold on the Jazz being a real threat to the Lakers | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether the Los Angeles Lakers should be worried about Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz following an injury to Anthony Davis.
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0:00 Max Kellerman says the Jazz would beat the Lakers in the NBA playoffs if Anthony Davis is not fully healthy.
2:08 Stephen A. Smith is not convinced Utah has what it takes to beat L.A.
4:18 Stephen A. says “I’m not sold” about the Jazz’s success this season.

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50 Comments

  1. ESPN on February 24, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    0:00​ Max Kellerman says the Jazz would beat the Lakers in the NBA playoffs if Anthony Davis is not fully healthy.
    2:08​ Stephen A. Smith is not convinced Utah has what it takes to beat L.A.
    4:18​ Stephen A. says "I’m not sold" about the Jazz’s success this season.



  2. john john on February 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    The problem with Utah is that there is no one to stop or at least go toe to toe with Lebron. S tier superstars matter the most in playoffs. Utah has none.



  3. Boog Bit on February 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    max should have mentioned jordan clarkson too !



  4. Diggy Diggs on February 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Max they’re 4-1 without AD STFU or haven’t you learned anything?🙄🤦🏾‍♂️👉🏾



  5. Charman Lowry on February 24, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Yo you guys need to get off the Lakers bandwagon right now why you guys have a chance because this is not their year this year for the Western Conference is going to go to either the clippers the Warriors Utah Jazz the Nuggets trailblazers Forget about the Lakers even when Anthony Davis come back he is still not going to be 100% to compete for the championship they going to make it to the playoffs but they not making it back to the NBA finals this year forget about it Anthony Davis have a history of knee problems plus let’s be Real about LeBron is well he’s getting up there without Anthony Davis in the lineup to give LeBron the floor he need to pass that energy alone day is not making it back on the Eastern conference side I will let you know right now is not the Miami Heat because they don’t have that flame like they had last year at all plus it’s certainly not Milwaukee bucks as well. On the Eastern conference side there’s going to be the 76ers or the Brooklyn Nets or maybe even the hornets i’m telling you this year it’s unpredictable then The bubble from last year



  6. chris Jones on February 24, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I got believe in the jazz man and ima Houston fan saying that I hate Utah 😭



  7. greggowaffles on February 24, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Who makes these thumbnails bro? 🤣🤣



  8. Khenry King on February 24, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    I do love these nay sayera about Bron… you’ll be reminded yet again.



  9. Tommy on February 24, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    You remember the Atlanta hawks? They were hot stuff, and Lebron smacked them in the playoffs 😂



  10. Abhey Wasdev on February 24, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    They talked about jazz and didn’t mention JC. WHAT A JOKE!!



  11. HeyHeyNow on February 24, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    The Jazz players in the picture have different Jerseys on!! Pretty slick First Take!



  12. Stormy Redhawk on February 24, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    There’s always a team that comes out of nowhere and wins 50-60+ games but gets bounced in the 1st or 2nd round just like the hawks,raptors,pacers,76ers,mavs,nuggets, I mean we see it every year the jazz will continue this trend!!



  13. Paul Crawford on February 24, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    The fact that they keep saying if AD is gone the Lakers are done. Y’all really forgot who king James is? Lakers in 5



  14. Daniel Hutson on February 24, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Warriors will kill everybody nd anybody



  15. Marvin Marigza on February 24, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Not a mention of Jordan Clarkson’s name is such a disrespect. JC is what makes Utah so good. Remember before they traded for him Utah isnt really playing all that well.



  16. Nico Curtis on February 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    i agree with max but ONLY if AD is out. i’m not a lakers fan, but everybody and they mama know of them boys is healthy they repeating



  17. Benjamin Goldblatt on February 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    It’s cool that the Jazz are dominating without any superstars



  18. Merryl Derrickson on February 24, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    League MVP: Jazz best in the league. (He’s played them)

    Stephen A and Max: well if blah blah lebron James blah blah he’ll win blah blah..if not blah blah..



  19. Rubin Turner on February 24, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    If AD is hurt Utah will make it to the Finals.



  20. wengz2002 Ponkz on February 24, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Jazz Bucket Maker Rank:
    1. Mitchell 2. Clarkson 3. Conley 4. Bogdanovic 5. Ingles

    5 Jazz players can get his own shot, can play make for his teammate!
    I’ve watched all Jazz games, it’s quite amazing 3 to 4 guys have off nights, but Jazz still manage to win by double digits!

    Lakers is still the team to beat! But Jazz might shock the world come July!



  21. mohamed said on February 24, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Max “Advanced Analytics” Kellerman Hehehehe😆



  22. ThePremiumChicken on February 24, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Stephen A is looking at things healthy vs healthy, but that’s not the real world. Players get injured and the Lakers are vulnerable when any one of their stars get hit. Jazz play as a team, so any of their starters get injured, someone else can step up



  23. R Almacen on February 24, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Both of you never mentioned jordan clarkson??? Why???



  24. anwjuice on February 24, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Jazz are big time pretenders. They not built to win playoff bball



  25. Seb lockwood on February 24, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    If you a real baller than you should know the jazz have always been a great regular season team but when it comes playoffs it’s a different story



  26. Shadow on February 24, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Jazz record is a fluke they play against teams where some starters ain’t playing smh



  27. Ashton McKinney on February 24, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Everyone sleeping on Jordan Clarkson



  28. Xintus on February 24, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Stephen A. Dude. The Jazz are a legit dark horse contender this year.

    TAKE NOTE…GO JAZZ #1



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  30. Michael Elliott on February 24, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    It doesn’t matter what you do in the regular season IN ANY SPORT, player or team! What’cha got in the postseason?



  31. Yeezy 254 on February 24, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Don’t worry Jazz fans, these two playing you down usually means good luck



  32. Chris Brown on February 24, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    The disrespect to jordan clarkson is real. Espn sucks!



  33. J T on February 24, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    A day later they both changed there points.. Steven A. Went with Utah and max went with the clippers I mean stay with how you feel



  34. Slavic Cheem on February 24, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    i was looking for jazz music



  35. Yadiv Ramsing on February 24, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Sorry, but I’ll never bet against LeBron in the playoffs, they’ll meet before the finals and LeBron hasn’t lost before the finals in his playoffs appearances since 2010



  36. Tay Gandy on February 24, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Lakers still beating most of the west teams without AD except like Clips.. They’ll still beat the jazz may be in like 6 or 7



  37. Lax Gamer on February 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Oh so having an 8 game win streak means you can’t beat the lakers oh ok they’ll prove you guys wrong



  38. Belak on February 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Without the politics in the NBA yes the Jazz will be a threat with politics of course they’re not NBA doesn’t want jazz in the finals that’s the way it is



  39. Deven Shivolo on February 24, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Nobody talking about Jordan Clarkson dropping 40 from the bench smh



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  41. Rachel Kessinger on February 24, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    to the Clippers***



  42. Doctor Greene on February 24, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    donovan mitchell a superstar?!? What a joke 🤦‍♂️



  43. Vince Arthur Barbante on February 24, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Mitchell: *A I G H T*



  44. CarBonRow on February 24, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    How tf are Spurs on the top seed lol



  45. The Dark Matter 2019 on February 24, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Best first round series…people say that when they don’t know their basketball. They say that every year with some serious.



  46. Seb lockwood on February 24, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Sorry but max is wrong with this one



  47. Kameronismyname on February 24, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Utah doesn’t need to worry about the Lakers. They NEED to worry about the nuggets. They stopped their winning streak



  48. zarickz megz on February 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    u people don’t know how good the jazz was. the jazz are so unpredictable bcoz they have a player that can step up when needed. imagine bogey drops 30 the next night it’s rudy or donovan yesterday clarckson drops 40 from the bench.



  49. Tecno on February 24, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    2018 Raptors was the number 1 team in the east… And then Lebronto.

    The Jazz are not a factor.



  50. Courtney Douglas on February 24, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Lakers need ad to beat utah