Stephen A. takes James Harden over Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘any day of the week’ | First Take – Houston Video



Stephen A. Smith rattles off a list of reasons as to why he would take Houston Rockets star James Harden over Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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  1. I swear Max is just here to oppose Stephen A cuz he goes from one reason (gets shut down) gives another reason (gets shut down) nd just continues to roll-out tha bullsh*t

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  2. Steph I love u but come on now dnt say Giannis is only doin this bc of coach Bud! No matter wht coach Giannis will play like this. The system work better for Bud and Giannis always worked his ass off in the off-season to play how he is playing Stephen A need to look at the stats and realize Giannis progressed every year and Coach Bud put the most confidence in Giannis just like the Rockets put hella confidence in Harden

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  3. Listen maan!! Let's give the person who deserves the credit the most here get it….JAMES HARDEN!! The man has worked on his game diligently for the past 5-6 years and has become, arguably, the best offensive weapon in the game. The system that he is in has helped, but give him the credit because he's been damn near unstoppable before D'Antoini came. Here are his points per game totals for the past 5 years 2014: 25.4 ppg 2015 : 27.4 ppg 2016: 29:0 ppg 2017: 29.1 ppg 2018: 30:0 2019: Currently:33:9 ppg.

    Also, let's remember that he doesn't just score, he rebounds and assists as well. The dude is a str8 baller on another level. He's working on a MJ/Kobe level right now…give that man his respect for the work he's put into his craft. #FEARTHEBEARD

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  4. 4:42 XD omg SAS. giannis makes the bucks better while harden doesn't??? what you smoking maxie?

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  5. Harden looks so good because you CAN'T play DEFENSE on him & He TRAVELS…You can't even LOOK let alone TOUCH him so FOH SAS…James Harden against some real defense would NOT be as good!!! Scottie Pippen would lock his a** UP!!!

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  6. SAS forgot to mention his FLOPPING ability

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  7. 40th in 3 point percentage is an extremely deceptive stat that molly pulled out of her ass, that stat includes players who have shot like 2 or 3 threes in the season, when adjusted for high workload as in who's ACTUALLY shooting the ball, he's in the top 7.

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  8. Max go to sleep fam ??‍♂️

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  9. I just wanna know when has Greek freak done anything as far as the playoffs go… like max talkin about James but at least he has been out the first round…. James is fr…. I mean since his tenure in Houston he has made 2 conference finals one not having surreal help… and the other being a injury away from the finals

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  10. Fuck JAMES HARDEN he is fukkkin trash wont ever get a ring

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  11. Max doesn't know basketball. Let him go.

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  12. Stephen A thinks he’s the most knowledge about basketball. It’s irritating AF. David Blatt is right. He knows nothing.

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  13. Give harden some credit smash his beard off FLOPPER

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  14. Stephen A Smith is obnoxious.

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  15. 1) Harden can play the 1 and 2 position. Giannis can play the 1, 3, 4 and even 5 positions.
    2) Harden can score. Giannis can score, defend, rebound, steal, block, pass above the defense and run the court.
    3) Harden has a better free throw and 3 point shot. Giannis has a consistent better average overall, and the high percentage scoring from the paint makes his teammates better and opens up more shots for everyone.
    4) Harden has pretty much accomplished everything he could, he might at some point get a ring and an MVP, that's it. Giannis is just starting, he is younger, developing every year and definitely the player to build a team around.
    By the way, I always loved Harden and I was part of the minority that wanted him to stay in OKC instead of Westbrook and win a ring or two with KD, which was a possibility at the time. He is definitely MVP quality player and the most prolific scorer in the league. But Giannis is physically and mentally too talented to pass by. He IS the future of the NBA!

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  16. Its funny to me when people say Harden hasnt shown up in the playoffs. The Rockets before harden hadn't been to the WCF in 20 years. Thats right 20 years, they have been there twice since getting Harden. No its not winning a chip but Harden has always been a one man show since coming to Houston no help. You look at Curry he has always had two or more all stars and so has Durant and so has Lebron. Lebron never wins unless he has two other all stars. The one time Harden all most went past WCF with Houston is because he had CP3 but CP3 got injured. So this whole playoff collapse thing is nonsense. You have to look at what he's asked to do and what his teammattes can do and who he plays against. How they compare Harden in the playoffs is not at all fair.

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  17. Me too.giannis is coming tho

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  18. Jesus is LORD..give your life to him before it is eternal to late in the Lake of fire

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  19. Steven A be yelling when he be dead wrong lol

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  20. It's not about the 3PT%. 39% on 3 is alright but when an individual is taking 12 3's a game and connecting on 39% that % becomes phenomenal. That's why Steph is regarded so highly as a shooter is because he's got % and volume (takes a ton of 3's and hits @ a high clip).

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  21. You’d take James harden because you’re a fucking idiot!

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  22. Giannis's travel skills is better than harden's.

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  23. To build a team, I'm definitely taking Giannis. He plays two-way and is an athletic monster. Harden's defense is slightly improved compared to last couple of years, but give me a break Harden fans. It isn't anything to praise or boast about either. He's still lazy on D and allows drives to the basket. Giannis is still the MVP as well.

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  24. "At some point in time they are gonna collapse on him, and dare him to shoot 3 point shots" They've been doing that for 3 years and he is still DOMINATING in the paint. This man don't watch the Bucks and don't know what he is talking about. Giannis would average 35 if they guarded him 1 on 1, they don't and he makes the right passes. That's why the Bucks have the best record in the NBA.

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  25. People say Harden is shooting only 40% from 3. Its because most of his 3 is off the dribble or iso ball. He doesnt have anyone else except for CP3 to get the ball to just catch and shoot.

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  26. All Stephen A does is start screaming his "points" louder when someone makes a counter point.

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  27. Maybe I don't watch enough harden but am I the only one seeing harden shoulder check people on his step back. Can Giannis please get that same respect? Refs are itching to call an offensive foul on Giannis but ilyasova should've single handedly fouled harden out of the game but instead 3 or 4 charges were called blocks on Ersan

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  28. Max is a hater…..plain and simple.

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  29. Okay Stephen slow down, please don't rap

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  30. Lol dog u gone give the Greek freak his respect ✊? lol Stephen a you try to down play the man like o hes good but can be better Milwaukee gone make u eat them words this year next nbs

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  31. Come on man James harden can be stop by a few lbj one facts and another thing Malcom brodged played him well he fell twice but great d on that man

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  32. I swear he sounds dumber by the day lol

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  33. How about that game yesterday

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  34. Max has almost finished his transformation into Skip…..this is scary

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  35. max did yoga today… He is so cam and collected compared to SA

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  36. Greek freak is more complete, younger, and plays D. Harden is great but a tad overrated. His stats are inflated. He has a lot of historically great regular season games but he’s known for playoff failures. I wouldn’t want that. Freak last night hit two clutch free throws, a tip in, and a great assist in the 4th. Giannis isn’t even scratching the surface of what he will be. Definitely mvp. Harden isn’t the best scorer rn.
    1.KD
    2.Curry
    3.Leonard
    4. Lebron
    5. Kyrie
    I don’t need to go on.

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  37. The rockets would be a lottery team without Harden…

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  38. What is the debate about?

    Scoring—— Giannis✓ Harden✓
    Facilitator—Giannis✓ Harden✓
    Defense——Giannis✓ Harden?
    Age————-Giannis✓ Harden?
    Champion—Giannis? Harden?
    Height/Body-Giannis✓ Harden?
    Team record- Giannis✓ Harden?
    Potential———Giannis✓ Harden?

    What is the fukn debate about?

    Giannis: 7 Harden:2

    You building a franchise? You'd be a dam retard not to take Greek Freak . Whats wrong with u people? Do know anything about basketball? ……….SAS? Im taking your job bruh. Better start giving MIL the props.

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  39. Harden is at his prime, Giannis has still room to improve, that my friends is scary.

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  40. Max are you fr? 39 % and you're not a great 3 pt shooter yet you have the highest volume and close to the highest degree of difficulty on 3 attempts? Okay

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  41. Why is Stephen A screaming ? like that? ?

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  42. Giannis would not look as good with Dantoni as Harden would

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