Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for another NBA star. Stephen A. explains why the Lakers should hold on to Kuzma for dear life and try to sign Anthony Davis.
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  1. Emanuel mudiay already better than curry

    Emanuel mudiay already better than curry5 giờ trước

    Kyle kuzma is the perfect player to be the face of the Lakers team they don't realise somebody tell em

  2. Harrison Flynn

    Harrison Flynn7 giờ trước

    I'm a Laker fan! The reality is that Danny Ainge doesn't care about any of his future picks as players, he's gonna throw most, if not all the picks plus a few players for Anthony Davis. He's probably planned this for a while and Boston will win the Davis bid. Even without Davis the Lakers can create a championship team literally for the start of next season without even losing anything. Lakers can go the Bradley Beal approach and give up on Ingram, KCP, 1st Rnd pick. In free agency, if Cousins is back to healthy, Lakers should offer good contract for his services. Lonzo, Beal, Bron, Kuzma, Cousins with bench of free agents (rondo, stephenson, maybe jeff green) plus youngsters of Hart, Zubac, Wagner and Myk! Sounds like a championship team right there and highly possible! There's always different ways to get back to the top!

  3. Hebrew Isralite

    Hebrew IsraliteNgày trước


  4. Anthony Hendrix

    Anthony HendrixNgày trước

    Ingratiate is Steven A. Smith favorite word but he’s right keep Kuzma trade Zo he can’t shoot and once he gets to the hole he’ll miss or pass it...great defender and great court vision but my guy Kuz is about his buckets and didn’t need the whole dad hype me up bcuz I’m not that good package deal

  5. meenmug804

    meenmug8042 ngày trước


  6. Ezaarkash

    Ezaarkash2 ngày trước

    Kuzma is life time LAKER - here to stay - PERIOD !

  7. Alexander Mejia

    Alexander Mejia2 ngày trước

    What a miss from Lakers,whaaaatttttt are you out of your mind, Paul is not doing enough for the thunders kuzma should stay period

  8. lenny ash

    lenny ash2 ngày trước

    trade brandon please please trade that man and josh hart spends 43 min on the floor and scores 5 points and he can't guard any body please trade lonzo you can trade his a 2x

  9. Lil Bink

    Lil Bink2 ngày trước


  10. 2 PAC

    2 PAC2 ngày trước


  11. Bryce Hammerton

    Bryce Hammerton3 ngày trước

    Lakers should offer hart ball Ingram and 4 first rounders. I have a hard time believing the pelicans say no to that. also allows lakers to keep kuzma

  12. Zhorell Ski

    Zhorell Ski3 ngày trước

    Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

  13. David Parker

    David Parker3 ngày trước

    They do NOT need a Superstar like these fools keep saying. The Lakers lost to Cleveland without Lebron. Let them go through the fire. Let them sow and grow. LeBron will love it come playoff and finals THIS YEAR! A lot of this rhetoric will be on my compilation video at the end of the season and postseason when the Lakers win the FINALS. Yep, I said it! The Lakers are the best team in the NBA right NOW. If LeBron can get to the finals with K. Love and the funny bunch, he can win the FINALS with the deep bench he has NOW!

  14. Hank Chinaski

    Hank Chinaski3 ngày trước

    Ingram is the one they need to get rid of. The kid holds the ball for too long. If he's going to attack the basket he's got to be quick about it or pass the ball. I hate watching the lakers move the ball well until it comes to Ingram and he'll dribble like six times trying to figure out what he wants to do. Let lonzo, lebron and Rondo facilitate the offense. Ingram needs to catch and shoot, catch and pass, or catch and dribble penetrate, just like Kuzma.

  15. Hank Chinaski

    Hank Chinaski3 ngày trước

    Lonzo ball is going to be a great player. Court vision, basketball IQ, athletisism, defense, rebounding. It was not a mistake to draft him. The only hole in his game is shot creating / scoring. If he can fix that part of his game he'll be an all star. Only people who dont know the game of basketball or harbor a grudge because of his dad think hes trash.

  16. Charles C

    Charles C3 ngày trước

    Kuzma will be an NBA All-Star within 2 yrs keep him & pay him

  17. rob Stevens.

    rob Stevens.3 ngày trước

    Why are we giving lonzo ball a pass, he has games where he scores 0 points in 36min. That is disturbingly low.

  18. mrchicago87

    mrchicago873 ngày trước

    NO TRADES...

  19. VT

    VT4 ngày trước

    Max Kellerman has no clue. And please stop with the defense crap. BI doesn't play any defense.

  20. Pascall Williams

    Pascall Williams4 ngày trước

    Forget the offense....the king is here, lets get some exoerienced guys(that can defend)bcuz our defense is shit...our offense was never a problem........

  21. Focus Focus

    Focus Focus4 ngày trước

    So hot so cold where is the loyalty? Keep everyone,we got a winner, we been together for a half-season, you guys forget we beat the warriors twice the second time without LeBron for most of the time. The Cavs just had something to prove they've been made to look like their chomps,this game meant more to the Cavs and it did to the Lakers that's so obvious LeBron will come back they'll make the playoffs they might even win the chip this year!!

  22. Pablo De Bella

    Pablo De Bella4 ngày trước

    Lakers made the same mistake they made with Paul George with Leonard, Spurs at that moment asked for Hart, Ingram and some picks and the Lakers wouldnt trade because they thought Kawhi would go there on his own. In the end they are stucked with too many young players that are too overhyped and too green to do a decent playoff run.


    CLK_RSILLIKUS4 ngày trước

    Kuzma drops 40 now everybody got eyes on him he was averaging almost 20 as a rookie stop sleeping

  24. NERVE 100

    NERVE 1004 ngày trước

    How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma

  25. Joaquin

    Joaquin4 ngày trước

    These guys acting like AD leaving is a given like he hasn’t said in ANY way that he wants to leave

  26. PeWNyPnOY

    PeWNyPnOY4 ngày trước

    If any ones getting traded it’s going to be bi

  27. Subscribe for no Please

    Subscribe for no Please4 ngày trước

    I think they should go for it

  28. Ben Mercer

    Ben Mercer4 ngày trước

    Lonzo is turning into a force on D, dont trade him. Kuzma is turning into a force on offence, dont trade him either. Anyone else is fair game.

  29. Daniel

    Daniel5 ngày trước

    They shouldn't trade Kuzma. The real question is would Magic trade him, and that answer I think is yes


    SLIP NORRIS5 ngày trước

    Stephen A Smith worships Kyle Kuzma

  31. BIG Blizz

    BIG Blizz5 ngày trước

    i’m sick on max he dumb

  32. Cyril G

    Cyril G5 ngày trước

    Stephen A’s Hair needs to be traded to Bron’s hair.

  33. Cyril G

    Cyril G5 ngày trước

    How the hell can LA get AD if u will not surrender Kuzma?

  34. Ethan Beers

    Ethan Beers5 ngày trước

    dude like w eek ago he said nobody is safe lol

  35. Benjamin Leyva

    Benjamin Leyva5 ngày trước

    This guy needs to stf up cuz Lonzo is the best passer in NBA fight me bro

  36. Ezra Brown

    Ezra Brown5 ngày trước

    Put some respect on Lonzo name, he gon be rondo/jason kidd 2.0

  37. Van Ignacio

    Van Ignacio5 ngày trước

    Stephen A. is a poor mans Ludacris....

  38. FullThrotle speedking

    FullThrotle speedking5 ngày trước

    Max dumb asf

  39. dvsworm

    dvsworm5 ngày trước


  40. Ora Monika

    Ora Monika5 ngày trước

    Biggest mistake signing Lonzo?? So much disrespect. Can we let the brother have a few more years before we start saying he's a bust?

  41. SolidBoi_Onyx 1

    SolidBoi_Onyx 16 ngày trước

    Indiana had no intention trading Paul George to the Lakers period that wasn’t a miss Larry Bird shut that down

  42. ERICK CH

    ERICK CH6 ngày trước

    Ingram might stay but Zo Will Be Traded

  43. ERICK CH

    ERICK CH6 ngày trước

    KD To The Knicks Confirmed

  44. Adam McBride

    Adam McBride6 ngày trước

    I just love how y’all be making 2k trades for AD. Y’all must think the pelicans are going to trade him to La just cuz he say he wants to go there and he not signing no where else teams don’t care someone will take that chance to win a title and sway a player. And he ain’t sitting out and balling any less no matter what jersey he wearing. Lastly trading for AD will hollow the team out and if AD can’t carry the pelicans what makes you think a hollowed la roster is going to do with AD if lebron gets injured. He a fool if he go be a robin when he already Batman

  45. Eddy Shluger

    Eddy Shluger6 ngày trước

    The media need to assemble for Leflop another super team.

  46. Titus Graham

    Titus Graham6 ngày trước

    Smh lonzo makes basketball so easy for other Lakers. I Dont know how people dont see it. Look at how many leak out points kuz n Ingram get from lonzo full court passes. Lets not mention how much he sets up zubac n McGee Lately or beastly 19 points in 19 min. Watch lonzo on those buckets. Yea he a horrible free throw shooter n last year he couldn't shoot or finish at rim. Out of those 3 categories he fix 2 of them, its called progression. Rondo didn't learn to shoot till like 7 yrs in.

  47. クリエーターNagasode

    クリエーターNagasode6 ngày trước

    Lakers are a PG away, they just not any PG or one that's marginally better than Lonzo they need a dynamite offensive PG who can shoot and spread the floor but also get jiggy off the dribble, Dame Lillard is who I'm thinking he'd be the perfect PG for Lakeshow and would pair great with LeBron, trade is highly unlikely but I'd unload anyone other than LeBron for Dame. Lonzo, Ingram, 1st round pick for Dame in a hypothetical world.

  48. calvin brown

    calvin brown6 ngày trước

    This is funny, Kuz is not as good as people claim and has cost the Lakers games with his jacking and selfish play and no defense.. He is simply a Rashard Lewis light player. Ingram is the better player of the 2, way better defender, way better 1 on 1 player, more heart and determination..

  49. Young Geez

    Young Geez6 ngày trước

    All the Lakers need to do is stick together and let Ball play the 2 role hart at da 1 Kuzma at the 3 an James at 4 cause ain't ah 4 in da game that can hold em #OhyGeez

  50. Gerald Leonard

    Gerald Leonard6 ngày trước

    Finally someone calls it as it is.. the lakers fell into the hype with lonzo. Lonzo is an okay player who has the talent to be great but he seems to not have the passion for it like kuzma. When you look at the talent they passed up for Lonzo who are already better then him even markannen is a better player then him.. I see exactly what Stephen A is saying