Giannis’ closeout game wasn’t the best in Finals history - Stephen A. & Max agree | First Take

Joylandi 21-Iyl, 2021
Giannis’ closeout game wasn’t the best in Finals history - Stephen A. & Max agree | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Kendrick Perkins debate whether Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 50-point performance in Game 6 was the greatest closeout in NBA Finals history.


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  • I only need one time for Kendrick Perkins to say something that at least makes sense, always be saying dumb stuff 🤷🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • If the player is non American then Stephen a Smith is not down with them.

  • 17000 inside, 65000 outside, all cheering their lungs out. The rest of the team struggling to hit shots, and he just gets it done on both ends. All of this means nothing because Kyrie, Leonard, and AD were hurt? Really Kellerman?

    • Max didn't say anything about Kawhi's title run when the warriors had injury after injury. Why now?

  • Hmm...how can we rag on Giannis and/or the Bucks today?

  • So Max’s argument for Giannis not having the best close out game is because the Nets weren’t healthy?

  • Shame on this people trying to downplay what giannis is doing..

  • SAS a sucker

  • These so called “ analysts “ can’t help but get back to being negative. Giannis has been on an upward trajectory since he entered the league. This is his moment and no matter what SAS, Max or even SKip says, Giannis took that game and left no doubt.

  • They really praised Giannis for 1 night and now they backtracking it all and takin it away from him

  • Giannis made 50 points on 25 shots against the Suns and Jordan made 45 points on 35 shots against the Jazz

  • Why can’t they just say he had a great finals and finals performance giannis obviously did not play in the 70s or those eras

  • How was it not the greatest closeout game in history? It was better than Dirk, better than Magic, better than Jordan in their legendary closeout games. Giannis deserves his moment.

  • Dear ESPN, let SAS take his day off! The guy need some sleep to think clearly

  • I really dislike SAS disrespectful attitude towards Max smh makes me not wanna watch his shows

  • Yes I was blew about them free throws

  • You know what these analysts rarely take into consideration? The super team culture of the NBA. Michael Jordan would be crushed in that era. Would have retired many years earlier.

    • They also don't take zone defense into consideration. Back in the 90s, you couldn't double team players or else it would be a violation.

  • These 3 shouldn’t have a job anymore

  • Yall all salty cause he changed his Mind on his take foh acting like once someone says something they cant change their mind

  • stupid espn what a dumb conversation.

  • SAS is a clown

  • How about building that wall and making him pull up?

  • Max is starting to get fed up with Stephen a and I don't blame him.

  • Max Kellerman: context matters whilst coming up for every reason as to how lucky milkauwee were in there playoff run Also Max Kellerman: the greatest all time moment isn't giannis( but its in the moment where I wasn't born ) You weren't born yet so how would know their road to the finals or have any understanding of context back then And plus when the dust settles context doesn't even matter, it's all etched in stone. Did you win a ring or not.

  • Love you Max , keep it up dude. Hope you can overtake SAS one day. Take it as a training and learn from him , but dispose his bad habits don't talk personal and unprofessional impatient black attitude.

  • Lol just 1 championship in a league full of injuries and suddenly people compared Giannis to Jordan. 🤣🤣🤣.

    • First of all, this discussion isn't even about Jordan vs Giannis, it's about who had the greatest closeout game ever. Giannis' closeout game was way better than Jordan's closeout game vs Utah.

  • The title is demeaning

  • RISE UP BIG PERK!! TELL ‘EM😤😤😤

  • Why do people listen to them any more, they're clowns.

  • ESPN is a joke now

  • Bro it’s really annoying when people bring up players getting hurt that happens every year bro it’s just the luck of the draw you got to be a little lucky TO WIN a CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Can we please just give a champ his flowers for once

  • time to unsub this sht!

  • Perk sucks get him fired

  • Giannis’ 50 point game was the best close out game in NBA Finals history.

  • Frasier's 36-7-19 isn't talked about more because everyone just remembers Willis Reed starting the game while bearing a torn thigh.

  • Lmao any rice any corn any oxtails any turkey legs 🤣🤣 big perk know how to eat good I can tell

  • I hate when these dudes compare teams from the 80's. The league was unathletic and one dimensional asf then. Exactly why Jordan dominated. Just give Giannis his due. The man scored HALF HIS TEAMS POINTS. Actions speak loud! 🗣

  • If you would of told me MJ dropped 45 and hit the game winner i would of been amazed but think thats why hes Jordan aka the goat if you told me Giannis dropped 50 with 17-19 freethrows and a 3 in the biggest game of his career i would of called you a liar

  • Inside the NBA with Shaq, Ernie etc is the only legit sports show. First Take and the rest are just scripted tv shows

  • His blocks led to transition points. He threw or caught those blocks himself.

  • Lmao Max pulled Stephen A's card

  • Magic's first title win in '80 playing for KAJ. Plus a triple double the game before but there are many great players who had great games in finals Giannis is just another.

  • He had 25 shots

  • Bob Pettitt, 1958

  • Why they taking away his credit and greatness

  • SAS was one of the credits criticizing him lmao

  • Max keep bringing up injuries like its not a part of game! irrelevant

  • Giannis # 1 right now over Lebron, Kawhi and KD ! PERIOD MVP 2x , DPOTY and Finals MVP and All Star MVP he’s the best right now hands down

  • America thinks it's always better at something. Funny thing is our education system. Is lacking. When it comes to wars we've failed horribly since WW2.

  • The Phoenix Suns to me weren't the epic type Finals team

  • Oh no u didn't Steven a Smith. Comb ur hair today

  • These dudes were ready to call Zion Williams the next best player in the world off of nothing/crown him in history, but since Giannis is not American they are down on him... I also never want to hear anyone on this network say defense is important again. They are ignoring an entire half of the game when talking about greatest game.

  • SAS loves showing off infront of perk to make max look stupid

  • They wouldn't of beating Brooklyn healthy that's true but Phoenix wouldn't of been in the finals if Lakers or the Clippers were healthy so basically it should of been the Clippers vs Nets in the finals

  • Perkins totally wrote off the Bucks after the Suns won the first 2 games. He said it was impossible for them to win. Now he looks like a jackass

  • Someone drops 50points, 14rbs and 5 blocks and now it's context matters? 😂😂😂😂😂😂. Wow. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Giannis finally played like a DPOY and it was scary. Can't wait for Bucks Nets series next season. I know Nets were hurt and went to game 7 so most people would have nets as the favorite, but Giannis became a different animal. I wouldn't be surprised if Giannis consistently outplays KD by dominating in the paint and making his free throws. And btw, Divincenzo and Jrue Holiday can do a GREAT job defensively on Harden and Kyrie. And they still have different bodies to throw at KD. Can't wait to see it, but I have the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7.

    • Giannis wasn’t even guarding kd this year playoffs and i think if anyone can slow down kd its him. Hopefully he can step up next year and take the challenge.

  • and enuff with brooklyn was injured.. there was a healthy KD and there was a healthy Giannis..it was an even matchup and the bucks got it done

  • At this point, SAS just giving whatever takes to grab attention.

  • They played that Clyde Frazier footage and I laughed lmao. Ain’t no way that’s better than Giannis

  • Stephen A hates on Giannis, Luka and Jokic so much cos they're European 😂 Europeans taking over NBA Stephen A 😂

  • Stephen A Smith is an American online drop out medical student who wish to be a surgeon..

  • The dirty aftermath oceanographically influence because mexican temporarily scream beyond a crabby hat. uneven, medical bagpipe

  • They really full of 🧢

  • Stephen A is a hateful condescending scumbag

  • Bro these dudes is clowns

  • SAS wished suns won 🤣🤣 u can tell he ain't happy

  • Finally perks respect giannis😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • This is indeed THE BEST closeout game in nba finals HISTORY

  • The colorful laundry identically taste because dish philly scrub to a unknown pest. level, damaged blow

  • Not only of off but also in def iconic closing game 50pts 5block

  • Context matters ? So why don't you mention that Giannis hyperextended his knee few days before the finals?

  • One thing I will say is Giannis team is better now which only helps him ,when a team cant put 100% eyes on just him so I’m saying maybe we should have never criticized him for the previous 2 years

  • I would say it was the single greatest closeout game, in a game 6 in a finals when the game 6 was an elimination of all time.

  • Stephen A smith needs to go can’t stand the dude anymore

  • Thought 50 was better than 45 and 42

  • Magic Johnson…….

  • Perkins u r racist af u hate giannis coz giannis ain't from USA f u 😤

  • giannis should go on a yacht or have some famous rapper beside him and get tattoo this offseason..he also should have flopped or get cramps 12 seconds before the game ends to earn sympathy..instead he remains the humble guy as he is..which i love the most about him..the guy went to a drive thru the day after the finals..lmao..of course kd, lebron and others who won a championship will be better...that's reality

  • The best closeout game ever was giannis' and 2nd was tim duncan's quadruple double I believe as a rookie (perhaps year 2). The greatest closeout game was MJ's because of the occasion and the circumstance - game winner in what was supposed to be his last ever game to win a 2nd three peat.

  • Man this title tho

  • Respect to Perkins💯💯🙌🏾

  • As soon as perkins opens his mouth i change the viewo

  • His name is Walt Frazier.

  • They beat the Nets please give me credit for that , the suns beat them too , KD was okay , no excuse give them credit max killerman

  • Max is right. Clyde killed a strong Lakers team. On both sides. And he is no where near 7 ft like Giannis.

  • Giannis had a better close out game than MJ did for his 1st championship at a similar age.

  • When Perk has a segment “he did it in great fashion” “address like the numbers on the house “ every. single. time.

  • perkins is so awkward do they have to stare at us like that while theyre not talking

  • 1st time brothers won a championship together and back 2 back

  • What is even the point of coming up with these video titles??? They win a chip and this is your bumass caption????

  • Giannis Lucky asf he Cheaped Shoted Kyrie or we wouldn’t be talking about him. But now he’ll stay and now we get a round 2🥱😈

  • The chemistry on this show is awful u can tell stephen a and max dont really like eachothet

  • Truth is espn hired stephen for controversy not analysis .

  • He overcame his short comings in the most pivotal moment! That’s just unbridled confidence.

  • SAS gotta go....he deviated from being a good analyst to a pure diva entertainer....cannot give non Americans their just deserved respect

  • SAS make blasphemy again really no wonder he watered down these days

  • Sleepy Smith

  • of course not. dont get silly bec he won 1 against a below average team that had 1 good season.

  • Max - ok so it's not the best? Stephen a - did I not say that? Max - so it's not the best? Stephen a - can't put it anything above Jordan's 45 Max - ok. I agree it's not the best. It is not the best. Stephen a - ...now here's why you're wrong