Stephen A. reacts to the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors: The Lakers have to play differently!

Stephen A. reacts to the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors: The Lakers have to play differently!
Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams react to the Los Angeles Lakers’ 121-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors on the NBA’s opening night. The crew also weighs in on their level of concern for Russell Westbrook.
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  • Russell Westbrook has the same issues he is always had he is not going to change in with all of them getting older they're all going to do what they know how to do. If the only can have for the Lakers losing is because LeBron James isn't playing then that's a terrible team if one person out of your team causes your team to lose games then that's a terribly constructed

    JJ skyflyerJJ skyflyer9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Westbrook needs to pass before shooting a three pointer if Laker's want to win

    barlowbrian521barlowbrian52112 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • LeBron is finished. He is like an old car that needs tune up and be calibrated. You can see that “check engine light” on everytime. Not even Anthony Davis, the so called AD is too soft like a tissue paper. Too brittle like a glass that you cannot rely on him when games really matters. He is as weak as PorZingis, always injured. Jeannie Buss , wake up for your own sake.

    carlito baltazarcarlito baltazar19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Russell Westbrook will be 76er

    Malik FrankMalik Frankหลายเดือนก่อน
  • LA will not win the shut up🤣🤣🤣 warriors all the way

    Hendrik AlspeerHendrik Alspeerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I disagree with Stephen.A you can play Westbrook at the 2 there's enough shooting around him.

    Martell ColemanMartell Colemanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • he need to play athletic off the ball. its still early though.

    Martell ColemanMartell Colemanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I miss Max

  • This is what happens when you attempt to form a super team, but get everyone mixed up

  • Stop bringing up them Heat days. That was a decade ago. Lebron is too old to be piece mealing a team like this together. AD is going to have to be the Lakers best player.

    miko foinmiko foinหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thé lakers havé 2 gréat players and a group of has been players plus Westbrook who never showed up when it mattered to most he certainly can’t now it’s an insult to the nba to expect the Lakers to win the championship LEBRON needs help to win a championship those has been players want LEBRON to make them win but LEBRON can’t

  • What kind of of mess is this steph didn't have a good game without clay and still loss. What's up

    Corliss ThompsonCorliss Thompsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Based on that fight last night yall should be lol hahahaha

    Marlon TobyMarlon Tobyหลายเดือนก่อน
    • West is the worse player I don't know why the NBA STILL DEFENDING HIM

      miko foinmiko foinหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Dumb little teenage kids in the comments posting obvious brain dead door knob comments for attention and likes. kids these days should be medicated and locked in a closet.

  • Y'all can just say Russ is trash 😂😂

    Brandon BurnettBrandon Burnettหลายเดือนก่อน
  • We need the Anthony Davis that use to carry the pelicans by himself

  • Maybe the Warriors are just good.

    Tomas BerginesTomas Berginesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Kobe lookin down at the lakers from heaven shakin his head

    Cody BaxterCody Baxterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Ima be So hunnit when I say this as a Lakers fan: the Lakers are not coming out of the WCF with Russ on the team 🤷🏾‍♂️ why bc Russ isn’t going to be willing to compromise and sacrifice for the team. He can’t shoot and he is his own worst enemy. Hey Russ fans think of all the stars Russ has played with and left OKC bc of Russ being Russ 😭. Hey Russ fans, yo boy is a selfish player accept it stop being delusional.

    Yo.boi_ Hood619Yo.boi_ Hood619หลายเดือนก่อน
  • "frank vogel a defensive minded coach" yeah sub roy hibbert at the very last 2 sec of conference finals game and let lebron penetrate for free. Chose to maximize perimeter defence over interior defence when lebron is playing the best years of his life.

    Vermithrax MechanicVermithrax Mechanicหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A. is totally correct.. WestB is going to have to change his game to cut/slasher/rebounder, play off the ball more to get more touches instead of bringing the ball up..He would be the best big little man on the court doing damage on the interior.

    duane Matthewsduane Matthewsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This man sat up there and said Lakers should be worried but the Nets shouldn’t be 😑 tf

    naji ruckernaji ruckerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jay Williams is awful. He has no room to talk about other players’ personal decisions. He made one: buy a motorcycle after being the 2nd player picked in the draft and counted on to be a franchise cornerstone. He has no cred after he destroyed the Bulls franchise in the following years….

    Grandpa EdGrandpa Edหลายเดือนก่อน
  • am a cyclist but take my dumb knowledge as a former college basketball player... Lakers is a Bust they could make some wins but they ain't a team to win it all they are no dinasty they are no champs anymore

    Sergio CristanchoSergio Cristanchoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A. Snitch is expendable!

    Gerardo V.Gerardo V.หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This time A is right. Now AD needs to do more and make his free throw.

    Tamara YisraelTamara Yisraelหลายเดือนก่อน
  • West is the worse player I don't know why the NBA STILL DEFENDING HIM

    Rock BacourtRock Bacourtหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The only difference to what J said on Lebron going to Miami and Cleveland he was a completely different Lebron this Lebron is a lil but more fatigued than the LJs of old. So idk man. If he ends up having to carry the team again. There will be a repeat of last season.

    Amir DavisAmir Davisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Warriors fan here won’t get cocky because I know it’s the start of a long season but an epic win from my dubs last night

    gioyu comigioyu comiหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The guy that has made a living off of sensationalizing things is concerned... shocking.

  • This will essentially be the 2018 cavs all over again

    Alexander HarrisAlexander Harrisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Russ is a virus to the team. If u can't shoot the ball as a guard then u r worthless in the NBA

    lisa ngolisa ngoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The woman at the analyst desk has no idea what they are talking about

    Yama SultaniYama Sultaniหลายเดือนก่อน
  • We’ve been knowing Russ ain’t a good shooter, he never really has been lmfao. Stephen you are losing credibility without Max there lol

    Dominick MajeskaDominick Majeskaหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Bring Russ off the bench to minimize tunnel vision until all-star break.

      gioyu comigioyu comiหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Start Rondo

    gaylord mcgillicuddygaylord mcgillicuddyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • russ can only dominate if he touched the ball all game.. even then it still ain’t guaranteed to win or be efficient.. u can’t put a ball dominant guard like that with lebron man I been tellin mfs this

    trae peetrae peeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • LAL TRIO costing $120 mil should be ready to go and Not experimenting when LBJ is in 19th? Again, Vogel's over his head, but Fans will trust LBJ's vision. Gel Time is needed. AD falling throughout the game is just scary!

    SUPER KATSUPER KATหลายเดือนก่อน
  • LBJ must go GM mode once again. Trade the brick layer for the flat earth expert

    sokin jonsokin jonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The lakers are washed up 😩

  • The Lakers didn't lose because of Westbrook. AD got 33 and Lebron got 34. That should be more than enough to win on most nights. The Lakers lost because they gave up 38 to the Warriors in the 4th quarter. How often do teams win when they give up 38 in the fourth quarter?

  • Don't worry, it was the warriors they played. Bro we going to the finals this year. Can't wait to have klay back

    Treyveon MosesTreyveon Mosesหลายเดือนก่อน

      sokin jonsokin jonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • J. Williams is smart 💪

    Mister ClutchMister Clutchหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Repent and turn to Jesus Christ before it’s too late. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found” ✝️❤️

    A. JoelA. Joelหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Usually some point guards develop perimeter shooting in the late stages of their careers. We saw this from Jason Kidd and at some instances Rajon Rondo. Russ seems to be doing the opposite.

  • Stephen A “relax relax relax here I come”

    Iluv JollibeeIluv Jollibeeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • They're chemistry is done since their Vaxx fight

    Ayinde nēdl (as in the haystack)Ayinde nēdl (as in the haystack)หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Good point SA. If Russ doesn’t have the ball as PG, it won’t work.

  • Differently, No! The offense Should be ran By Westbrook not LeBron. The Lakers had off season and pre- season to fix their losses. And don’t give me that old pre- season games Doesn’t matter 💩either. If You practice losing Games what does that make You? Though the Lakers are stacked doesn’t mean Jack 💩 when It comes to CRUNCH TIME. Why don’t you think Westbrook has a ton of triple doubles? It’s because He gets everyone involved. EVERYONE I tell ya! You don’t put this kinda talent on a team And expect to finish games without Him running Sh*t 💩. LeBron Philosophy is Pieces that makes a team. On the Contrary, It’s teamwork that win Games. With all this talent on the bench, it’s obvious who the Coach is. Besides most of us Know LeBron is chasing Michael. With what LBJ Has left He’ll need to win 3 straight to even surpass M.J. Personally I don’t see the Lakers Winning 3 straight to put LeBron’s in the driver’s Seat 💺. He’ll be 39 should He passes M.J. and 40 should He retire. I’m willing to bet if He doesn’t Do it by the time He’s 39, He’d be 40 + trying to Catch the goat 🐐.

    Lee RogersLee Rogersหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jay just completely contradicted himself 🤯

    Muzz ZaMuzz Zaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Trade for Lillard

  • Westbrick cannot fit with any team

  • I want Max!

    rJ laBrJ laBหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jay makes a point and sas yes , jay happy he say something sas like. Bro this is a debate

    TMJ AppahTMJ Appahหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jay is nodding his head in concession as soon as sas started speaking. Bro this is a debate

    TMJ AppahTMJ Appahหลายเดือนก่อน

    Fox MoreFox Moreหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Oh jay williams. Just throw on Max next.

  • AD and Rondo combo still effective. Man Russ can do it y'all gotta believe it.

  • I wonder if lakers just jad traded for two or even one really solid 3 and d guys how that woulda been.

    Brian HoneycuttBrian Honeycuttหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Man I'd love to know what the Lakers plan to do. I never like pairing players who dont fit well together. I think starting games with AD at the 5 and staggering russ and lebron so they can both handle the ball more might help. But I wonder how russ will utilize his strengths with gwo other guys trying to get into the lane and one handling the ball a lot

    Brian HoneycuttBrian Honeycuttหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Was better with Maxxx

    trent nobletrent nobleหลายเดือนก่อน
  • My starting five. But wait. If Melo can come off the bench so can Westbrook. This is no doubt the winning squad starting line up after after allstar...understanding bring needs rest. Bron as point. START MELO AT THE FOUR. AD at center Then put bradley as the 2 and Ariza as the 3. West brook can carry the load till allstar. That's my guy. MELO IS A STAR. If we wanted to we could run the office through MELO..

    locked Inlocked Inหลายเดือนก่อน
  • For the Lakers to win a NBA Championship this season with Russell Westbrook, they must do these things: 🤠 1) Let Russell Westbrook get 35-40 minutes a game and be the undisputed point guard 👉 2) Lebron needs to conserve his minutes to help for the playoffs. He needs about 25-29 minutes a game 😎 3) Anthony Davis needs to become the leading scorer with about 30 points a game and 40 minutes playing time giving LeBron rest. 👍 4) Russell Westbrook and LeBron needs about 25-28 points a game 😬🤐🤫🤠 5) Russell Westbrook needs to play his style with rebounding and hustling defense 6) A.D. needs to get 12 rebounds per game 7) Dwight Howard needs to play great defense and at times go 17 rebounds and 17 points too 🤨🧐 8) Rajon Rondo should be point guard number 3 behind point forward LeBron averaging about 7 assists 😁 9) Role players need to diversify scoring nightly and shoot less threes for more quality mid-range 😑 10) The Lakers have to trust Russell Westbrook as point guard and so does Lebron 👉 11) Let Russell Westbrook be Russell Westbrook 🤡🤡 12) Forget about playoff seeding and focus more on playing any team . Welcome it‼️

    Andrel JohnsonAndrel Johnsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Clearly Westbrook is not a good fit.

    hal warnerhal warnerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Russ is a ball hog he holds the ball too long

    5starwindow Cleaning5starwindow Cleaningหลายเดือนก่อน
  • why do they have so many views steve is buying them .... 😆

    Austin LyonsAustin Lyonsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Naw they just have to start reading books All three iqs combine average about 65

    Jeffrey JorgeJeffrey Jorgeหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Their basketball iq has not been shown in their game obviously if they played smart it would show in their stats

      Jeffrey JorgeJeffrey Jorgeหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Excuse me i ment to say four

      Jeffrey JorgeJeffrey Jorgeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • They need to make Russ the 6th man

    Adam StewartAdam Stewartหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Bruh its literally one game. They need a bit of time on the field to build some chemistry and coordination. Practice cant prepare a team for the real games when it comes to a fresh lineup.

    Dante SaintDante Saintหลายเดือนก่อน
  • So Steph not playing well is 21pts, 10 Reb, 10 Assists. SMH

    Fidel TshivhasaFidel Tshivhasaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Lakers dont need him!

    Deejay MongimanDeejay Mongimanหลายเดือนก่อน
Stephen A. reacts to the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors: The Lakers have to play differently!