Stephen A. agrees with the Clippers being fined $50K for inconsistent details on Kawhi | First Take


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  • dwhitey69
    dwhitey69  1 days back

    Take a shot every time Max says chip

    • diffcontroversy
      diffcontroversy  2 days back

      I'm behind the league on this one. I've paid lots of money to see live games only to get to the venue and hear that the star is resting, and that's not fair. If the teams were willing to give people back their money, maybe it would be okay. Same thing with people paying for League Pass.

      I also think, if everyone is playing by the same rules (eg no load management), then a team has no right to complain that they're trying to get a chip. Everyone is trying to get one within the rules set by the League.

      • Ign Guud
        Ign Guud  2 days back

        Its proll his psycholligy yo. N** realised he changed 3 teams in 3 years

        • XTRABIG
          XTRABIG  3 days back

          Max!! stop YELLING MAN!!!

          • Snicky G
            Snicky G  3 days back

            SAS, you are wrong and letmevtell

            • Rafael VC
              Rafael VC  3 days back

              These guys work 6-9 months of the year get paid 10s of millions of dollars per season and yet they still decide to take games off, smh if you dont want to play that much play around 25 minutes, just 25 minutes instead of sitting out

              • codeman3788
                codeman3788  3 days back

                Just work around the system. Play em a minute or two and say they're 'coming off the bench' and not play em lol

                • Iambriangregory
                  Iambriangregory  3 days back

                  Hey Geniuses why should a star be punished for playing better than the other 12 players on his team nobody's complaining about the 10th guy not playing or the 11th guy not playing or sitting out there is so many ways they could get around it even if they forced them to play they could play for 1 minute technically they fulfill their Commission remember Marshawn Lynch? With the news conferences? What if Kawhi decided to miss every shot and walk down the court would you be happy with that? So people should mind their own business and let these teams do what they want to do unless you want to get out there and injure your body. And if you disagree with this common like it thank you for not liking it that'll prove that I was right

                  • Unit Killer X
                    Unit Killer X  3 days back

                    50k hmm thats like idk, alot.. Ohh but this is a Billion Airs game. So who is this hurting?.. It all goes to the same place. NBA 90%...

                    • Alex Nguyen
                      Alex Nguyen  3 days back

                      Max has got the point. Teams are here to WIN. If you are a fan, you want to see your team win the chip. Warriors lost the 2019 NBA Finals because they didn’t do “load management” and all their stars got injured.

                      • Spencer Ericksen
                        Spencer Ericksen  3 days back

                        Props to the yawning soldier at 2:58 😂

                        • Bobby G710
                          Bobby G710  4 days back

                          Why are they at a plane hanger

                          • Kellz The one and only Lefontae

                            Max wears his Top guns but in reality is wingman to SAS.

                            • IRAQ VET
                              IRAQ VET  4 days back

                              They get paid millions to play basketball, there's no excuses! Weak Bodies!

                              • Mr. NYC
                                Mr. NYC  4 days back

                                I agree with Max but at the same time ALL NBA PLAYERS knew since high school what were the schedule were more like & what they getting paid for! 🤷🏽‍♂️ Don't complain now! You getting paid and if you didn't like the back to back games in the NBA then don't join the NBA draft! Simple as that! 🤷🏽‍♂️

                                • King
                                  King  4 days back

                                  Applaud all you want

                                  Boo all you want!! 😂😂

                                  • Mr.E
                                    Mr.E  4 days back

                                    0:48 I think sas is angry today

                                    • Cold_Chili
                                      Cold_Chili  4 days back

                                      I agree with Max. Competitive interests over business interests. It's all about winning a championship.

                                      • Matthew Scott
                                        Matthew Scott  4 days back

                                        The solution is simple, just don’t buy tickets to see teams that sit their stars.

                                        Coaches and players forget that the NBA isn’t only about winning games and championships. Yes, every team should have the goal of winning, but they need to remember that it’s a game and it’s entertainment. The NBA is a product like everything else, and by sitting their stars they aren’t putting out the best product. If teams choose to put a sub-par product on the court, the league suffers and fines are justified.

                                        • Geonidas
                                          Geonidas  4 days back

                                          He has a degenerative muscle disease. He had that ankle injury more than 3 years ago with the spurs against golden state. He sat that summer, and all but 8 games the whole next year and played 30 games for the Raptors. Notice how they never mention the injury and call it preventive load management?? If that the case we could sit all the players...HE IS HURT

                                          • Dock Mckinney
                                            Dock Mckinney  4 days back

                                            Max you're dead wrong.

                                            • Kevin Ramirez
                                              Kevin Ramirez  4 days back

                                              50k to these multi-billion dollar organizations is like a 5 dollar fine to them lol

                                              • I'm-a-moderate-Serial-killer ;p

                                                The NBA cares about making money. They dont care who wins or storylines,or really about the players. The players r the tools used to farm for the gold.

                                                Saying that if the star player sits out then tkt prices should be cut or some kinda customer appreciation given. If the owner is willing to take the hit then great.

                                                • reseller7
                                                  reseller7  4 days back

                                                  Stephen A is correct ... Kawhi ... should have at least suited up!!! The coach then could have managed his time on the court.

                                                  • Elijah Leonard
                                                    Elijah Leonard  4 days back

                                                    "Applaud all you want"

                                                    "Go head, he told you, applaud all you want! "😂😂

                                                    • Vijit Coomara
                                                      Vijit Coomara  4 days back

                                                      Who is paying 100s of dollars to see games live? Corporations, rich people or someone with a connection to one of these groups. Most of the rest of us watch on TV. If a star player is missing, so what. What is important is that they are avaiable for all the games in the post season. Kwai was last year after resting 22 games. Where was Durrant? Where was Clay Thompson?

                                                      • OneFatNut
                                                        OneFatNut  4 days back

                                                        i think its bs little kids to go see there favorite player play, come to find out they arent playing when they get there, not because an injury, just because they are tired essentially

                                                        • Boom
                                                          Boom  4 days back

                                                          $$$$ and more $$$$$

                                                          • Grammar Police -
                                                            Grammar Police -  4 days back

                                                            America's army is enforcing resource exploitation of countries across the world. Africa, Brazil, Veneuzela. It's been that way since time began!

                                                            • Reginal Cullins
                                                              Reginal Cullins  4 days back

                                                              Modern day slaves

                                                              • who the Fuck is this
                                                                who the Fuck is this  4 days back

                                                                Actually I Think Kawhi and the Clippers did some agree on some load management under the Table considering both of his previous teams had him play injured

                                                                • Omari Harper
                                                                  Omari Harper  4 days back

                                                                  First Take in Tucson.... Let's Go!!!

                                                                  • Frostedflakes24
                                                                    Frostedflakes24  4 days back

                                                                    Kawhi Leonard is a clown

                                                                    • Jaskaramdeep Bains
                                                                      Jaskaramdeep Bains  4 days back

                                                                      why don't they just dress him and sit him on the bench? can't tell a coach how many minutes to play him. and if other teams have a problem with it, beat them on the court and force the clippers to have to play him in order to even make the playoffs.

                                                                      • Mitch Lev
                                                                        Mitch Lev  4 days back

                                                                        This league is becoming China

                                                                        • Peter Stark
                                                                          Peter Stark  4 days back

                                                                          Michael jordan at 35 yrs.old led the league in scoring and played ALL 82 reg season games. So much for load management.

                                                                          • iii
                                                                            iii  4 days back

                                                                            Look, I'm fine with the NBA doing as they see fit in cases like this.

                                                                            But what exactly do they want to happen? Are teams supposed to clear every statement they make about players with the League now?

                                                                            Guess their pro-China turn makes sense in that context

                                                                            • blackmanwithcomputer
                                                                              blackmanwithcomputer  4 days back

                                                                              Coach Pop did load management better, and above board, by limiting minutes.

                                                                              • Rex Imingan
                                                                                Rex Imingan  4 days back

                                                                                50k fine to billionaires? Ummmm......... What

                                                                                • Andrew
                                                                                  Andrew  4 days back

                                                                                  I cant believe I'm saying this, and ill probably regret it in a few hours (if not, days) but i think Max said it best 2:40 - 4:00

                                                                                  • DeAngelo Jackson
                                                                                    DeAngelo Jackson  4 days back

                                                                                    Max then the money changes because we pay to see the players. They’re not playing then they don’t get paid

                                                                                    • Dhruv Shrivastava
                                                                                      Dhruv Shrivastava  4 days back

                                                                                      look I don't wanna know about the details but if as an athlete you are being paid millions to play basketball, you better play unless you are injured.

                                                                                      • Eulogia Carter
                                                                                        Eulogia Carter  4 days back

                                                                                        Y'all think the NBA mad what about the other clippers they gone not want kawhi nomore

                                                                                        • Vincent Vader
                                                                                          Vincent Vader  4 days back

                                                                                          On one hand we have all the modern and futuristic training methods, physiotherapy and coaches for everything what makes the players so good and consistent these days. On the other hand it´s still just 82 regular games during the season... Ok we have some longer playoffs due to the best of 7 the whole way through now but maybe they need to reduce the training intensity?

                                                                                          • Jan Benes
                                                                                            Jan Benes  4 days back

                                                                                            The Raptors sat Kawai for 22 games last season and never got fined a red cent. Hey Doc Rivers-give Masai Ujiri a call to see how is it done.

                                                                                            • Strikerage
                                                                                              Strikerage  4 days back

                                                                                              Back to back games have been around for decades. Yet you never saw MJ sit out, and he has 6 rings.

                                                                                              • Jose Sandoval
                                                                                                Jose Sandoval  4 days back

                                                                                                50k ain’t nothing for them... they should fining teams 200-500k per game

                                                                                                • BeelzeBub
                                                                                                  BeelzeBub  4 days back

                                                                                                  Hahahaha this is sad and funny!