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Stephen A. Smith places blame on Golden State Warriors SF Kevin Durant for the team’s losing streak, adding that even though he thinks KD is one of the greatest players on the planet earth, he has to step up and lead if he wants to be successful.

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42 Comments
  1. SLyCE JaM says

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  2. Long Willie says

    If im The Warriors i trade him to DC for Beal and Oubre

  3. taxid3rmy says

    Stephen A. is right on the money, without Steph' Curry, GSW should not suck so badly.

    Truth is, they're both right, in a way. GSW's real secret weapon is their team work .. and without Steph' as the heart and soul leader, and Draymond as the personality to get them going, the Warriors are just another NBA team.

  4. Suween Kannangara says

    One week y'all saying KD is THE best player in the warriors…next week y'all blaming him. To me, he never deserved the last years finals mvp in the first place, i'm no warriors fan but anyone who knows basketball can see the thunderous impact steph has on the court. KD is a great score(one of the greatest actually) but when it comes to winning him and leBron needs a hand from the real OGs like Curry and Wade.

  5. connect697 says

    KD cant win with these cats

  6. Jacob Clark says

    max a fool. of course having steph on that team makes them god like however, KD and the rest of that team should still be getting things done. the point is that if GS loses one of their stars they become a beatable team and because they have road the coat tails of being stacked for so long i dont think they will ever be the same if one of those guys leaves.

  7. Otho Redding says

    It’s simple , the golden state system is built around steph and his ability to space the floor, and move the ball, so you can’t blame KD cause when stephs out they just ask him and Klay to iso all game, of course the numbers gon drop dummys

  8. RayWitDa Sauce says

    Warriors losing because Steph isn't playing . Enough said 🤷🏽‍♂️

  9. i ate at burger king says

    KD is not a leader he's a follower plain and simple

  10. Kenneth Mason says

    He wants to make a point, he wants Draymond out. If you want KD trade Draymond, or trade KD act now!!!!

  11. Al mac says

    Draymond should be traded. He is not worth a supermax. By the time his contract comes up for renewal, he will be 30 so trade him to Toronto for Siakam and Valančiūnas. GSW will save a bucket in luxury tax and keep KD happy and get more depth.

  12. Jason Bernier says

    People forget that The GSW system was designed for Curry. KD is not going to have the same impact because GSW's team is not designed for KD. Curry is the PG who brings the ball up and makes plays for everyone. KD is a weapon on the wing, similar to Klay Thompson only way better. KD strength isnt playmaking its scoring.

  13. Rest Pablo says

    Curry was injured last season too and kevin durant stepped up and got winning streaks. Not a fan of durant, but durant’s not the problem.

  14. Rest Pablo says

    Lebron is overrated

  15. loov1 says

    Love it when super teams bleed. Big egos will be their downfall.

  16. Shane Murtagh says

    I think Max nailed it with his last comment about Steph Curry: “He IS the system!”

  17. Tigerex966 says

    They lost not because curry was on the bench, but because they could not get along with each other on the team and felt disrespected and were told they were not needed and to go home and they were a B in front of the whole nation and the hurt feeling were too strong, and they were also told if they complained and stood up to that crap than they were too soft, and they were suspended and still dont think they did anything wrong because they were allowed to threaten the coaches life in the past and get away with it.

    It took them about a week to get over it.

    Curry can stay on the bench now.

    They lost against Milwaukee with him.

  18. TAMA GOTCHI says

    Let's not forget. Warriors bench is ultra trash. When you have 2 best players out. You have KD an Klay with a bunch of scrubs who won't even make it in the cave bench.

  19. Mike Pollak says

    People always saying over all KD way better then steph. But consider that the warriors went to 2 finals and won 1 (the loss came down to final seconds, and i believe draymond got suspended for a few games) without KD.The thunder were pretty great for a while , esp when james harden was there(which when u think about it gave them just about as much talent as warriors.). Thunder loose finals they went to, then loose to the warriors conference finals. KD goes to warriors. With the 2 together, every time Stephs out they be loosing. KD out, Steph steps way up and they keep winning. Point is, consider their records without each other on the same team or when ones injured. Steph's been a much more frequent winner and better in the clutch with the team on his shoulders, KD, once n a while (more so with the Thunder obv, more shots to be taken, and he was go to always on offense, when Westbrook wasn't hoggin the game,) but usually not. Kd is incredible, but im always takin Steph. People think about height to much when they make these kinds of calls. It can def be a HUGE advantage but not always. And its not always the most important, esp with Stephs skill set.

  20. Deadpoet Photography says

    Who started this mess? Draymond. He is a runaway nuclear meltdown waiting to happen.

  21. itsjustsarah17 says

    Really though? Max is still gonna blame Curry even if he’s not playing. That’s fucking ridiculous. We’re talking about the warriors W I T H O U T Steph, and the fact that Durant can’t be trusted to lead the team or at the very least keep their shit together enough not to lose in double digits in their home court.

  22. Felix S says

    now they act like they don´t wanna have KD on their team. but wait if they see lebron in the playoffs. then they will prauise him again and be thankful to have somebody who can match lebron in 1on1.

  23. john duran says

    KDs career would never be the same after since he left okc

  24. Antonio Jose Leon Fernandez says

    Man u cant cut molly talking espn

  25. Ham Spam says

    Watched video Good

  26. jeffrey woodruff says

    basketball is a team sport. when one your top players and leaders (curry) is out, it affects the continuity and chemistry on the team naturally. < fact. also, when a player like draymond green bleeds his insecurities on the court and the bench due to his feels being out of control about KD, it adds to the disruption of continuity and chemistry on the team. < fact. adversity is a part of life and nobody and no team no matter how great they are is exempt. ego will be the disrupter of this team and everyone knows draymond green has the largest out of control ego on the team. the media will also add to the disruption of this team with all the propaganda, opinions. Hopefully the players don't feed into the medias propaganda and agenda to focus on the negative instead of a more balanced perspective.

  27. jeffrey woodruff says

    The Golden State Warriors will win their 3rd straight Ring this year and guess who will be the Finals MVP again? Kevin Durant. The same guy who dragged Lebron James all over the court in the NBA Finals for 2 years straight.

  28. Michele says

    Do max have herpes

  29. jeffrey woodruff says

    apparently everyone has totally forgotten when Curry was not playing in the early round of the playoffs and the Warriors were still winning. My point is that this is much deeper than Curry being absent. The ego and feels has officially reared its ugly head with this team. It was only a matter of time. It is their greatest challenge as a team. The warriors will overcome this adversity and win the 3peat this year with KD as the Finals MVP………again.

  30. Zachariah-Bin Yisrayl says

    HOW THE FUCK DOES STEPHEN A.SSHOLE SMITH KNOW THAT KD IS THINKING ABOUT LEAVING ??? Did KD tell him that ?? Why is this COON coming on TV speaking about what's in another man's mind ?? How the fkk does he know what KD is thinking ?? I am so tired of this COON. Smh 😒

  31. Video Superhero says

    1. Warriors could have won without Durant.
    2. Kevin Durant sound have never tried to assert himself and beat his chest in KC… He made the right decision to leave because it should have been Westbrook to change to make the team better… And he wouldn't. It's a team… Westbrook always drags them down to a glass ceiling of one on one basketball.

  32. richard escobar says

    KD got carried by the 2 best shooters in the game, and possibly all time. That's the only reason why he has 2 rings.

  33. King Chan says

    The white guy clearly knows nothing about basketball.

  34. Coolwhip says

    Wow Max I Agree! Steph Is The System!

  35. THEND says

    Wowsers, Maybe give OKC some credit. The Thunder are playing amazing ball right now, and will probably continue to.

  36. Color Free says

    This ish is all talk

  37. Taloot B says

    Again curry takes a hit because he is small and that is it. If curry was lbj size nobody would win until he retired. He would be Jordan on steroids. Curry is the mvp an balls out in playoffs just check #'s almost a triple dub.

  38. Indivisionaire LLC says

    Y’all niggas sound stupid as fuck smh. How the fuck is Steph better than KD lol? Are y’all fuckin nuts? If KD wasn’t playing they would be losing, if a system is in place then anyone who leaves the system then it changes everything. They play 2 different positions so it’s not so much the player it’s the position in which they’re missing a piece. KD is best in the league on defense and offense, so unless you better than him on defense and offense then you not better than him you dumb fucks! You can have off nights, ask Lebron non free throw shooting ass

  39. Tracy Sharp says

    The warriors are getting away from what makes them grate! Shareing the ball ! They are playing iso ⛹ now!

  40. Namkai Tshering says

    KD sucks as always.

  41. PoloQue05 says

    I keep telling people Lebron James is the best player in the world. KD is not even the best player on his team.

  42. James Baldisseri says

    FF to around 1:05 or 1:06ish…STUCK for about 10 seconds!!!!!!!FADED!!!!!!!! STEPHEN A LAY OFF DA WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDAH!!!!! I mean I know its legal everywhere now bro, but you still gotta maintain stability on National TV. I mean I now question whether I agree with your opinion on KD being a lot to blame for the losing streak. Maybe the Warriors just decided to go through your dealer for once and got some laced shit? Not cool Stevie boy. Keep my boys outta your faulty supply. Maybe you got ESPN on knee pads for your slip ups, but we can't exactly tell the rest of the NBA to suck ours just because we decided to get laced baked off your shit. Don't gimmem no bammer weed, we don't smoke that shit in the SFC!

    #godubs

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