Lakers could be title contenders with D’Angelo Russell - Nick Wright | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST


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  • First Things First
    First Things First   5 months back

    Will D'Angelo Russell make the Lakers serious title contenders?

    • SSS Dias
      SSS Dias  4 months back

      The Lakers fail to take a page out of the history books, recent history that is. That page goes something like this "when you put all your eggs in just 2 maybe 3 baskets, you better hope those baskets are made of titanium." Look at the Warriors this year, Demarcus was making a turn gaining his conditioning back and agility after playing the last 2 months of the season trying to get into form, and BAM Quad injury out, which set him completely back, being a shell of himself even when he did return in the Finals. Kevin Durant low key had a much worst calf injury, perhaps even a pre Achilles injury type tear/strain he went down, and finally had it not been for Klay going down in Game 6, the Warriors would have won Game 6, and then anything could happen in Game 7, Klay for 50, maybe combined with a 30 point game by Curry, my point is anything could have happened. And my greater overall point is that Lebron is getting old in his like 17th season or something like that and can't carry a team by him self in the West, & A.D has been injury prone for a while now. That 3rd wheel the Lakers acquire if they decide to put all their chips in getting another big time free agent superstar will put them over the cap or close to it, so what will they have left to strengthen their bench if one of their "BIG 3" go down, while every other contender in the West from last season is gearing up for war on the court making their moves.

    • T1400 And 1
      T1400 And 1  5 months back

      I wonder what's Byron Scott Take on this

    • L Dog
      L Dog  5 months back

      Nick Wright is the biggest bum with that haircut

    • Crimson Twins
      Crimson Twins  5 months back

      Absolutely. DLo would excell from the 3 point line.

  • Edward Yamada
    Edward Yamada  4 months back

    Oops, Pelinka got outmaneuvered by Bob Myers. So how are you Laker fans going to change the narrative now?

    • TJM the Great
      TJM the Great  5 months back

      Woah that hair new though

      • TJM the Great
        TJM the Great  5 months back

        Oops too late

        • HighImRell
          HighImRell  5 months back

          Everything nick predicted was WRONG 😭😂

          • HemanParkFilms
            HemanParkFilms  5 months back

            Nick is childish. He believes LeBron will never age. LeBron is finished as a guy who can lead you to the title. He is 35 in December with no defense. They are finished.

            • HemanParkFilms
              HemanParkFilms  5 months back

              He signed with the Warriors. The Lakers are doomed in Kawhi doesn't sign with them.

              • SPEEDIE LOKO
                SPEEDIE LOKO  5 months back

                Hahaha media are stupid along with all you idiots hAh he just signed with the warriors hahah media tommrrow who is next and you stupid idiots follow hahahhHh

                • Roman Yegorov
                  Roman Yegorov  5 months back

                  I always try to stay positive. However, there is one person that truly disgusts me. That person is Nick Wright!

                  • Tevin Goff
                    Tevin Goff  5 months back

                    They tittle contenders without him. So adding him will give them a solid scoring floor spacing PG. I’d take DLO back. He had a breakout season last year so playing with LBJ will give him more room to execute his midrange and shoot the 3 all in which he does very well. LBJ will increase that all he has to do is make the shot lol average about 20pts a game.

                    • William Girard
                      William Girard  5 months back

                      Dude seems to have a bias against Pelinka. Automatically diminishes any comments he makes on the Lakers and/or their outlook. This dude didn't give the greatest insight. Bye Vincent.

                      • loni garcia
                        loni garcia  5 months back

                        The media always trynna make narratives for their boo thing Lebron

                        • Franco F6
                          Franco F6  5 months back

                          LA: snitches get stitches

                          Also LA: we have some of the best doctors

                          • Ronald Ronald
                            Ronald Ronald  5 months back

                            No. D angelo had been an authorized ballhog only in new jersey nets. At most he is just like nick van exel. So please lakers stay away from d angelo and carmelo anthony.

                            • JC Collis
                              JC Collis  5 months back

                              terrible fit

                              • Juan Juan
                                Juan Juan  5 months back

                                The lakers need two players:
                                Patrick Beverly, and D' angelo
                                Russell. Without question.
                                For the first championship,
                                Of many.

                                • Keith Copeland
                                  Keith Copeland  5 months back

                                  I'm a life long Laker fan. DeAngelo would be a great acquisition..... but does he want to come back to the team that gave up on him as a number 2 pick?

                                  • One Ride
                                    One Ride  5 months back


                                    • Mouhamed Thiam
                                      Mouhamed Thiam  5 months back

                                      what did nick do with his hair jesus

                                      • Sage Smukler
                                        Sage Smukler  5 months back

                                        Why would any team want JR?

                                        • Samuel Keay
                                          Samuel Keay  5 months back

                                          can the media just shut up about the lakers winning a title
                                          and can nick wright just shut up in general, i feel an impulsive hatred towards that guy

                                          • Jeffery Hartwell
                                            Jeffery Hartwell  5 months back

                                            nick james repeating the same thing from last year title contender and how did that work out the results will be the same no title again nic james has to realize that at yr 17 james cant dominate the ball u cant play that way as u age thats wat happening to kobe dantoni had him playing on the perimeter high minutes wat happen bingo same thing with james last yr bingo nic james has to realize james is a aging superstar and father times is undefeated james is no different he talking abt davis i never heard him mention davis name like this until it was rumor he wanted to be traded to lakers and they rav abt his stats but leave the most important stat out 216 wins and 250 loses regular season and 5playoff wins -8playoff loses how do that get left out of the stat line.davis great player but no titles i want be shocked if the lakers missed the playoff again nic would have 2leave the sho for medical reason he wouldn't be able 2 hold up if james missed the playoff again

                                            • Michael Hamilton
                                              Michael Hamilton  5 months back

                                              Vincent is annoying

                                              • Galactic Relic
                                                Galactic Relic  5 months back

                                                I didn't expect out of all the panelists for the lady to talk the most about actual basketball and what they could do on the floor. I feel like everyone else just talked about narratives and who is and isn't the favorites.

                                                • Magic Will Fix It
                                                  Magic Will Fix It  5 months back

                                                  noDlo with ice in his brains, lol, if Lakers sign him it will be the nail in the coffin

                                                  • RODEO CINEMAX
                                                    RODEO CINEMAX  5 months back

                                                    Will he try to go back there after the organization turned their back on him?

                                                    • HyperX_XZombie
                                                      HyperX_XZombie  5 months back

                                                      Yo forget the basketball talk!! Cris Carter wearing mascara!!! ahahaha

                                                      • Mikey G
                                                        Mikey G  5 months back

                                                        Bring back Dlo and Ariza, then Lakers would be solid contenders for the West

                                                        • ASTROCADe
                                                          ASTROCADe  5 months back

                                                          Big laker fan but u have more potential than just being “someone Lebron has to carry to the finals”

                                                          • Drool Alot
                                                            Drool Alot  5 months back

                                                            Is smush Parker available?

                                                            • TJ The 90s KID
                                                              TJ The 90s KID  5 months back

                                                              Everytime I hear these stories my heart hurts but I also laugh so hard. I haven't liked golden state ever since they traded dlo

                                                              • Nathan Beard
                                                                Nathan Beard  5 months back

                                                                My God Nick Wright fixed his hair.....Thank God lol

                                                                • Noah Ward
                                                                  Noah Ward  5 months back

                                                                  We dont want en

                                                                  • Graham Kushner
                                                                    Graham Kushner  5 months back

                                                                    Cris carter is the wooooaaatttttt

                                                                    • Jason Johnson
                                                                      Jason Johnson  5 months back

                                                                      Lakers are better getting Patrick Beverly. Beverly is a great defender, good ball distributor, and a good veteran leader. Russell is just a scorer

                                                                      • David Mata
                                                                        David Mata  5 months back

                                                                        Russell had one good season and now he's a game changer? Not buying it until i see it on a consistent basis. Would rather have Beverley, you know what you get there, tough defensive mindset, great competitor, doesn't need the ball in his hands and understands his role. Personally I think it's a no brainer.

                                                                        • J Tea
                                                                          J Tea  5 months back

                                                                          How does that clown say the Lakers were "gifted" Anthony Davis? They made a huge sacrifice to get AD. This is no "Kwame Brown for Pau Gasol", which I considered a gift and kind gesture by former Laker, Jerry West.

                                                                          • G. Beeton
                                                                            G. Beeton  5 months back

                                                                            what a joke... such nonsense is blasphemous.

                                                                            • david k
                                                                              david k  5 months back

                                                                              Nets are foolish to not resign Dlo. The guy is great. on the floor and off.. Irving.... naaa

                                                                              • Benjamin From The Tribe of Judah

                                                                                Never thought I'd see this title lol

                                                                                • Peanut Law
                                                                                  Peanut Law  5 months back

                                                                                  I dont like or date white girls but the host I would put it in her stomach

                                                                                  • Jim Halpert
                                                                                    Jim Halpert  5 months back

                                                                                    They already were like come on

                                                                                    • Dwight Schrute
                                                                                      Dwight Schrute  5 months back

                                                                                      They already are

                                                                                      • Anthony
                                                                                        Anthony  5 months back

                                                                                        Bruh if Dlo come back imma cry

                                                                                        • Maxhine Davis
                                                                                          Maxhine Davis  5 months back

                                                                                          She needs a daily job on fs1!

                                                                                          • 2G Goodgreenboy
                                                                                            2G Goodgreenboy  5 months back

                                                                                            I’m not going back to LA / lakers got problems

                                                                                            • Jaleel Sobers
                                                                                              Jaleel Sobers  5 months back

                                                                                              This is a foolish conversation

                                                                                              • Justin Roberts
                                                                                                Justin Roberts  5 months back

                                                                                                Gotta give it to Nick's barber 💈 he's or she has been killing it