Stephen A.: The Warriors will make the league pay when Klay Thompson returns | First Take

Stephen A.: The Warriors will make the league pay when Klay Thompson returns | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Los Angeles Lakers' blowout win against the Warriors and debate how Golden State will bounce back when Klay Thompson returns from injury and rejoins Steph Curry.
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0:00 Stephen A. Smith is adamant that Klay Thompson's return will make the Warriors a championship contender.
2:00 Max Kellerman does not expect Golden State to make the league pay when Thompson comes back.
4:34 Stephen A. has high hopes for the Warriors next season.
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  1. ESPN

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    0:00​ Stephen A. Smith is adamant that Klay Thompson's return will make the Warriors a championship contender. 2:00​ Max Kellerman does not expect Golden State to make the league pay when Thompson comes back. 4:34​ Stephen A. has high hopes for the Warriors next season.

  2. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני


  3. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני


  4. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני

    Lacnot sounds family 22

  5. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני

    Gusto lol si mariacurry

  6. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני

    Mali na

  7. porcupinecraig

    porcupinecraig14 שעות לפני

    Uh, I think the league is making the warriors pay now. What is the rest of the league supposed to do? Stop trying and let the warriors win so that the warriors won't' make them pay later? And Klay coming back won't make the warriors champs again. They wont have Durrant.

  8. Eric Taylor

    Eric Taylor19 שעות לפני


  9. New Jackz

    New Jackzיום לפני

    I love Steven A bro 😂

  10. Moeletsi Cecil Pheta

    Moeletsi Cecil Pheta2 ימים לפני

    If Stephen A says it, then you know it won't happen, he is always 90% wrong. and I am a Warriors fan. :(

  11. Joker06

    Joker063 ימים לפני

    All the haters in these comments are gonna learn a hard lesson next year.

  12. David Jarrah

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  13. Tevan's Music

    Tevan's Music7 ימים לפני

    I think warriors need one more piece for to contend with lakers or clippers or Utah or Denver or Phoenix. Warriors go get Karl Anthony Towns with draymond green 🤔

  14. Stephen Song

    Stephen Song7 ימים לפני

    Max only sayin this cause Iguadola not on the team anymore🤣

  15. Adrian T

    Adrian T7 ימים לפני

    NBA has changed, so dont agree fully with SA. When talking Conference finals. He talking guarantee nah. Agree with Max. If that easy why chase KD. Although I wrote before he spoke. Now talk after SA. Beginning made no agree to disagree. SA living in past


    BEAST MOED7 ימים לפני

    Warrior's aren't as deep as they were when they were dominating. People forget they went from 2 7ft's and great role players to a depleted roster but addition of a superstar. Even with Klay they'll still be missing some pieces.

  17. David Seals

    David Seals8 ימים לפני

    When stephen A. Talks about curry, for some reason? ALL i hear is SAS in jayden Smith's voice saying. STEPH CURRY is MY BOYFRIEND!🤦🏽😒

  18. Tanner Nickerson

    Tanner Nickerson8 ימים לפני

    He always brings up Iggy😂

  19. Gameile Brown

    Gameile Brown9 ימים לפני

    Mrs Molly and Steve and Max know this network all the way around 🙄. Bless your hearts 💕.

  20. Rodney Oneil

    Rodney Oneil18 שעות לפני

    And then some

  21. thekingzepp

    thekingzepp9 ימים לפני

    You guys need to stop assuming Klay is going to be the same player he once was when he comes back. He will of been out for 2 years, having dealt with 2 back to back horrendous injuries.

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  23. Anna

    Anna9 ימים לפני

    The warrriors have not been the same since losing to Lebron and Cavs

  24. Frankie Clayton

    Frankie Clayton10 ימים לפני

    I agree with Stephen a because people have been embarrassing them klay Green Curry when they been going through Hertz pains kicking them keep putting them down they are going to come back more than just strong

  25. Armando

    Armando10 ימים לפני

    The new modern NBA has solid 3 point shooting. Utah has a roster full of solid 3 point shooting to give an example. Max is right they need a player better than Wiggins to get into the conversation.

  26. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני

    How chicken try

  27. Adrian Lazaro

    Adrian Lazaro11 ימים לפני

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  28. tellthetruthg

    tellthetruthg11 ימים לפני

    Stephen A is totally wrong Bogut was awesome pass block rebound set great screens for Curry or Klay Sometimes roll to the hoop easy buckets

  29. tellthetruthg

    tellthetruthg11 ימים לפני

    W,s should bring bogut back to coach wiseman

  30. YouFiles1

    YouFiles111 ימים לפני

    max = facts

  31. Too Smooth

    Too Smooth11 ימים לפני

    I don't know what he talking about😂I'm not a gst fan but I know basketball..If klay and curry healthy,they definitely championship contenders..

  32. Chesh Files

    Chesh Files12 ימים לפני

    lets see Curry is 33 Thompson is 31 and 2020-21 season is maybe 2nd round season......age wins again

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  34. David Hinton

    David Hinton12 ימים לפני

    I do believe that if the Warriors can get ANY defense out of Andrew Wiggins (like LITERALLY any defense) ..... and James Wiseman is half as good as the Warriors think he will be ..... the Warriors are at worst the top threat to the Lakers winning next season. Steph and Klay ... I'm not worried about them. the only thing the Warriors hafta do is manage Klay through the first 2/3 of next season, while he works back into playoff Klay shape. next season will be a revenge tour.

  35. Mo_farah 14

    Mo_farah 1414 ימים לפני

    The league hasn’t been the same without curry and clay. Get well clay ✊🏾✊🏾

  36. Keena

    Keena14 ימים לפני

    SAS, please shave off that ridiculous "facial hair". You a'int exactly Abe Lincoln!

  37. Pulved XBL

    Pulved XBL14 ימים לפני

    warriors making the league get on they knees when klay return and wisemen develop more. they making west finals

  38. P L

    P L14 ימים לפני

    Max is a hater😁

  39. Schoolius Delta

    Schoolius Delta16 ימים לפני

    ....but WHY Why why is Draymon shooting threes ANYWAYZ?!?!?!!!👀

  40. Eric Stewart

    Eric Stewart16 ימים לפני

    They would still lose to the Lakers in 5 games

  41. Darnell Willis

    Darnell Willis16 ימים לפני

    I agree with max,dem days gone for golden state


    YOLO BUTTON18 ימים לפני

    Draymond is what’s holding them down. HE IS AN OVER PAID ROLL PLAYER!!! You can get a playmaker that can play Defense for much less and have the money to try to build a solid big 3. If they are smart next year when Klay is back 100% trade Draymond.

  43. joels5150

    joels515019 ימים לפני

    Warriors won without Durant. In fact they beat him head to head. Like most personalities, Kellerman cherry picks facts.

  44. Carol Miller

    Carol Miller19 ימים לפני

    Max: Steph & Klay not the same threat anymore NBA: Um, Klay hasn't played in last 2 seasons, so, yeah. When he returns? What's your point?

  45. Jared Breash

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  46. Gaming Master

    Gaming Master21 יום לפני

    Zaza and Draymond did all the dirty work for the warriors they need more credit and bogut did his best on the Defense give the man some respect

  47. terrod gangsta

    terrod gangsta22 ימים לפני

    cant wait till klay comes back its gonna be so fun imagine klay, steph, draymond, wiggins, oubre, and wiseman with lee and the rest definately a finals team

  48. Jake D

    Jake D22 ימים לפני

    Jordan poole ,Wiseman and Oubre they will be more better next season for sure.

  49. Christopher Jenkins

    Christopher Jenkins23 ימים לפני

    Let's go warriors

  50. Nate Blair

    Nate Blair23 ימים לפני

    Agreed, good sirs. (Windsor straightened)

  51. FunkyJosiah

    FunkyJosiah24 ימים לפני

    Just think about this , Steph alone makes Kelly and Wiggins so much better and makes them get open shots and dunks.. imagine Klay there too?

  52. CSJ

    CSJ26 ימים לפני

    Klay Thompson game reminds me if Kerry kitttles a lil bit.

  53. Following Pigstain

    Following Pigstain26 ימים לפני

    Kellerman is a clown😂

  54. Sir_Neoteric

    Sir_Neoteric26 ימים לפני


  55. Ronald Adams

    Ronald Adams26 ימים לפני

    I like how Max says the west is stacked and very different..but once again, when it comes to the playoffs its a different beast..teams like the Jazz, Nuggets, Portland, etc are very good during regular season, but once again the playoffs are a different beast. Think Klay, once he comes back to the warriors will prove that theory..can these other teams hang with the best shooters 🤔

  56. Red Pillow

    Red Pillow27 ימים לפני

    Klay, Steph, Draymond, Wiseman and Jordan Poole (Who's highly underrated) the warriors will be unstoppable

  57. KittyLazyBeamz

    KittyLazyBeamz27 ימים לפני

    It will be the warriors or the lakers vs the nets the next 10 years once klay is back. And yes max they don't have durrant but they never needed him, their bench is better than before durrant left and with how easy it is to pick up an extra superstar it will come quick just look at what the nets have done in the last 5 minutes. Give it a minute the warriors will be pretty much the same not that different.

  58. James Deloney

    James Deloney27 ימים לפני

    Max is a funny guy, he knows boxing not basketball, with a healthy experienced Wiseman, not to mention Kelly O, Wiggins, Pascual,...and the experience gained from the bench... The Warriors are building another Nuke for the NBA...wait and see...remember you can't win with the Long Ball...snicker,snicker...

  59. Kim Joseph

    Kim Joseph27 ימים לפני

    Max Kellerman is always be a hater haha

  60. Ike Turner

    Ike Turner28 ימים לפני

    Gotta remember Max is a boxing analyst who cares what he thinks

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  62. xzero 737

    xzero 737חודש לפני

    Do not insult Bogut like that. Dude before the injuries was a top center in the league, and when he got to the warriors he was the perfect center for them, good passer, good rebounder and good rim protector. he did his role perfectly for the team

  63. Adrian T

    Adrian Tחודש לפני

    I dont fully agree conference finals. Draymond not the same others are coming up. Max stated what I wrote basically before hearing him

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  66. Daniel Glass

    Daniel Glassחודש לפני

    Max Kellerman has been off on sports calls, Brady falling off a cliff, Lebron falling off a cliff, KD not being the same, the Nets not coexisting to name a few 🤣 if he is calling this subject my Warriors have a very bright future 😂

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  68. Kinstarson Kharbangar

    Kinstarson Kharbangarחודש לפני

    Even if clay return golden State will still be the same I guess if kd return the can make the league pay

  69. Tyler Jamal

    Tyler Jamalחודש לפני

    Since Man was created....gosh

  70. Jonathan Harris

    Jonathan Harrisחודש לפני

    I like Klay but he ain’t gonna be the deciding factor. Sorry to say. He’ll never be the same.

  71. Eric Williams

    Eric Williamsחודש לפני

    they sure will make them pay

  72. Randy Corpuz

    Randy Corpuzחודש לפני

    GSW will definitely go back as champ contender next season once Klay comes back and wise man-wiggings and oubrey become solid consistent players

  73. Clint Earl Pomicpic

    Clint Earl Pomicpicחודש לפני

    This white guy in the right is always simpin for bron

  74. Bill Bigshlong

    Bill Bigshlongחודש לפני

    Lol, make the league pay. That team is done. That warriors team was a quick rise and quick fall. It’s hard to get back to the top when everyone is getting better and you got worse. People are just moronic when it comes to sports.

  75. Cindy marie Gubat

    Cindy marie Gubatחודש לפני

    If anybody worry that Klay will never be the same after injury DON’T WORRY cuz Klay doesn’t need athleticism Even in his pre injury klay doesn’t need enough athleticism in his game

  76. William Jordan

    William Jordanחודש לפני

    I thought a bug was on my screen (Stephen A’s mustash)

  77. Mario Bro.

    Mario Bro.חודש לפני

    You hit the nail on the coffin Steven A Steph Curry Draymond Green and Klay Thompson on the floor together it's a dangerous combo

  78. Sifiso

    Sifisoחודש לפני

    Max never makes sense. He is only arguing for the sake of arguing, i swear I get a headache when Max speaks...

  79. James Arthur

    James Arthurחודש לפני

    Warriors don't have a good bench anymore remember their bench used to be full of veterans and Iggy was also a big factor in their team. So Its not a sure thing when kay comes back

  80. T W

    T Wחודש לפני

    Controversial take, but I'm calling it now. Klay is cooked and will never be the dude he was.

  81. Tperry182324

    Tperry182324חודש לפני

    I’ll say harden and Kyrie got the edge right now on best backcourt even with a fully healthy klay

  82. Tperry182324

    Tperry182324חודש לפני

    They forgot the warriors bench back then vs now so yea I agree with max the bench kept the gas on the pedal when the starters rested

  83. Goku

    Gokuחודש לפני

    Wth is max tlkn bout warriors won wit out kd

  84. Seth Killinger

    Seth Killingerחודש לפני

    kellerman must've forgot how lethal curry n klay were before durant came. they will not only run everyone out of the gym, but they will out-shoot everyone and anyone. The chemistry this trio(klay, dray, and steph) has more chemistry and cohesiveness than any other trio EVER. They will easily give the league a run for their money once they are healthy as currently constructed.

  85. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolfחודש לפני

    Next year ....cant wait GSW. A few years straight finals we deserve to take a break at the mo while Klay recovers.

  86. Gellobee

    Gellobeeחודש לפני

    1:41 is when Stephen A. says the thing guys

  87. Ronald_R_Lyon

    Ronald_R_Lyonחודש לפני

    Do they get info from the future? There So sure of what's going to happen 2-3 season's from now. Maybe getting Klay back let's Oubre or wiggins have a breakout season or Brooklyn end up signing the Monsters from Space Jam to the Nets to be 100% sure they win a tittle.

  88. kangham

    kanghamחודש לפני

    Someone tell Max that Draymond led the league in assists for the month of February.

  89. CheckHarryMackOut

    CheckHarryMackOutחודש לפני

    1:40 Stephen A Is 100% right with this statement. Humans forget to fast, but steph and klay won't forget how to make 3s like BMW

  90. Ryan Willis

    Ryan Willisחודש לפני

    Max is bugging!

  91. AlexTheRed1985

    AlexTheRed1985חודש לפני

    But but.. I WANT IGUODALA, Universe on the line!

  92. Cl Arice Tayag

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  93. leslie loudermilk

    leslie loudermilkחודש לפני

    Max Kellerman is a hater

  94. Jaelen Beard

    Jaelen Beardחודש לפני

    Everybody forgetting why the Warriors had a 5 year 3 ring championship run lol...... The Bench, everybody from the Roster this year fits the same Roster of the 2014-2015..... Iggy=Wiggins, Shaun=Kelly, Bogut=Wiseman, Clark=Jordan, Tuscano, Draymond=Eric like we really stacked again nd we still have a first round top 3 draft pick this year from Minnesota lol The Warriors already have the best roster next year

  95. Roshi Panda

    Roshi Pandaחודש לפני

    Okay has the record of most 3s in a game

  96. Roshi Panda

    Roshi Pandaחודש לפני

    Imagine 2 Steph curry's on one team and max Kellerman says o there not gonna pay

  97. Zakaria Ali

    Zakaria Aliחודש לפני

    The splash brothers goin downtown!!!!

  98. Robotic Leonard

    Robotic Leonardחודש לפני

    James Weisman is overrated. Just stating a fact FYI

  99. BLVNK

    BLVNKחודש לפני

    Nobody is rating wiseman. I really don’t see anyone raving about James wiseman except GSW fans. That’s your opinion. Stephen A just believes in GSW.

  100. Terrance Mcgraw

    Terrance Mcgrawחודש לפני

    I choose klay over steph just say how I feel.

  101. Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibsonחודש לפני

    Warriors bandwagons who started watching basketball in 2015 really don't have any understanding of how serious an injury like Klay's is. They really think he's gonna come right back to what he was. He'll be lucky to be 2/3rd's the player he was pre injury.

  102. Kyle DL

    Kyle DLחודש לפני

    Disrespect to Bogut. Wiseman is NOT better than him. Not even close defensively and passing wise.

  103. aasm7

    aasm7חודש לפני

    Max is a biased Laker fan

  104. hybrid8theory

    hybrid8theoryחודש לפני

    Naw Stephen a. Warriors aint got Iggy, Durant, Livinston, even bogut and Barnes, Steph and klay are older all that says the warriors can shoot their way into some wins but they not steam-rolling jazz, blazers, lakers, nuggets, or suns. Nope. If they still had Durant id say it would easily be conference finals vs lakers but they got Wiggins and oubre. Even with a healthy roster they would not make it out the 2nd round.

  105. Scott y

    Scott yחודש לפני

    He's too injury prone. Remember when you get certain injuries your body never heals 100% so thats why certain guys tend to get injuries over and over. Durant is another.

  106. Cheryl Naylor

    Cheryl Naylorחודש לפני

    You just have to bow to the absurd....... Max is humorous 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  107. Juke Jopat

    Juke Jopatחודש לפני

    This is a question that should never been asked. Steph and Klay are the perfect teammates for each other. Both stretches the floor so much for each other and their teammates. If you are already having trouble guarding 1 player that can shoot anywhere, what more if there are 2? The only recurring problem with GS are the injuries between these 2.