Kobe is winning the Lakers' 'Game of Thrones' over Magic, LeBron - Max Kellerman | First Take

  • Publicado em 21 Mai 2019
  • Max Kellerman claims Magic Johnson "didn't understand the game he was playing" when he accepted the of role of president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Max adds how Kobe Bryant has gained Jeanie Buss' trust over Magic and LeBron James.
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  • kenneth griffin
    kenneth griffin Dia atrás

    so max... are you going to thank kobe tomorrow morning for trading all the worthless injured talent away for anthony davis and being able to hold onto kyle kuzma to basically create a big 3 and possibly a big 4 with enough cap space to add kemba walker or jimmy butler? since kobe is to blame for every move the lakers made and all

  • Keito Gallo
    Keito Gallo 19 dias atrás

    Fuck is going on with Max. Damn. What an a hole. All the theory.

  • InviteTheLight Readings
    InviteTheLight Readings 20 dias atrás

    Wrong: the real discussion is Why Jeanie Buss would hire someone who could only commit to a part-time schedule. Magic was upfront -what's the problem --inwith general data -it's possible---It's funny that
    A. Tyron Lue is a former Laker and was treated like a pion with that 3 year offer. Arguments aside for whether or not he coaches well enough.
    B. Kobe - does not want to come back to the Lakers and wouldn't even do a year as a GM/President BUT he would open up his OWN Mamba center
    C. Magic - only coming on PT?
    For me - in all my years of life experience in corp worlds. The Laker's office has probaby aways been a bit of a mess w/ the Buss family personlities and there was a ot more disorder . than we will ever know possibly evidenced by what I listed above

  • oz is higher than a cloud
    oz is higher than a cloud 22 dias atrás

    Kobe has said before it would be a dream to own team. Now I think there is something with Kobe here. Think about it he's always wanted to be bigger than Jordan, soooooo if he owned the Lakers wouldn't that make him bigger in a way?

  • octavio araujo
    octavio araujo 24 dias atrás

    No, its Kobe out doing Magic. Max is just too stupid to argue the point. And Magic has screwed up the Lakers by bringing Lebron, and making it known in the beginning that he wanted Luke gone, instead of having his back and not respecting his opinions and Warrior coaching style.

  • Tae Wiz
    Tae Wiz 24 dias atrás

    Kobe has made it clear he don’t want anything to do with any of this shit but max stay putting Kobe in this shit. Let that man enjoy his damn retirement in peace 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Joshua Harvey
    Joshua Harvey 24 dias atrás

    Kobe is probably like WTF! Hes busy with his kids, his daughters team, books and story telling projects and probably has absolutely nothing to do with the on goings of the Lakers and here ESPN is speculating that he is a shadow person with zero percent proof outside of Kobe and Rob are friends. 🤦‍♂️

  • James Avery
    James Avery 24 dias atrás

    No other team have the same sorry management structure as the Lakers. The Lakers is auto-profit but not effective at successful team contraction. Magic has a big mouth and too open with naivety about building a team. Jeanie seemed to have had a rivalry Magic was never aware. It seems the emails suggested he quit and he did.

  • lucky C bro
    lucky C bro 24 dias atrás

    The Lakers messed up when they took Lonzo ball number 2. Lonzo ball is garbage

  • Rodney Smith
    Rodney Smith 24 dias atrás

    Dont nobody like that mutha fucka Magic Johnson is the Lakers, so when you talking about Kobe and the Lakers whp cares, everyone tunes in when Magic speaking about that ugly ass purple and gold lol!!! The best thing abpit the bulls was His airness, after he move on every day folks could care less about the bulls!!!

    MARKIE D 24 dias atrás

    LeBron's a Laker for one year. He's not even considered

  • Romnys Gonzalez
    Romnys Gonzalez 25 dias atrás

    I swear. Tom Brady and Kobe robbed some girlfriend from Max or something
    Molly????. Please...SHUT THE FUCK UP!. Nobody care about your USELESS OPINIONS. She never add something to the conversation.
    Magic going into the Lakers job
    Everyone: Ok. Whats the plan Magic?
    Magic: Plan? What plan? IM MAGIC! Everyone will be knocking at my door to play for me. Why? BECAUSE IM MAGIC JOHNSON!.
    Everyone: ooook...Then who we target?
    Magic: WHO CARES!. IM MAGIC.Everybody will play like a god because im magic!

  • BritishMoralHQ
    BritishMoralHQ 25 dias atrás

    Pelicans are relishing over works of karma

  • Victoria Johnson
    Victoria Johnson 25 dias atrás

    Kobe took all that money and played crabby.🤔

  • lil jw
    lil jw 25 dias atrás

    Max need to go to another show

  • lil jw
    lil jw 25 dias atrás

    SAS gotten more power on the show i see .they scared to cut him off

  • Brandon Shabazz
    Brandon Shabazz 25 dias atrás

    Please stop comparing Game Of Thrones to real life shit. Magic was just a name and a face to get stars. Kobe, Magic or Lebron not owning the Lakers

    SOLA SOLA 25 dias atrás

    Get Her on the show Max

  • Josh Kunjumon
    Josh Kunjumon 25 dias atrás

    Felt like Stephen A just wanted to scream BLASPHEMOUS

  • Keyronday
    Keyronday 25 dias atrás

    Will your way is not the right way you Bitch.........

  • Aristides Gonzalez
    Aristides Gonzalez 25 dias atrás

    Max about be a comedian or do parties for quinceaera cuz he was straight clowning 🤡 today

  • Keyronday
    Keyronday 25 dias atrás

    Will is a Phuckin racist............

  • SpartanK07
    SpartanK07 25 dias atrás

    Ras clot ! Goddam Kobe, Pop, Pelicans, and pretty much the whole league colluding against Lebron. He's the damm King, keep that same energy next season

  • Syncro
    Syncro 25 dias atrás

    Max is like the kid who was never given an autograph by his idol and hated him ever since.

  • J M
    J M 25 dias atrás

    Max has the look of a sad, surprised doll that had something shoved up it's ass.

  • Virgilio Antonio
    Virgilio Antonio 25 dias atrás

    how would you know that magic is wrong ...they didnt even give him the chance to decide ....and get the people he wants to....

  • Black Millionaire Status
    Black Millionaire Status 25 dias atrás

    Kobe Bryant needs to run the Lakers.

    ESOCT PROD 25 dias atrás

    Low key Max is damn right it’s a power issue! And LeBron is trapped cause Kobe and Magic been retired!

  • Nunya Biz
    Nunya Biz 25 dias atrás

    He probably didn’t call Lebron because he doesn’t trust him, or he just wanted to be as dramatic as possible and he didn’t want to change his mind because he wanted Jeanie to know how much she hurt him. Something like that. Otherwise it makes no sense to me.

  • The Gent
    The Gent 25 dias atrás

    Can someone please explain to this woman what her job entails. You're the moderator, be the moderator.

  • Carey Danna
    Carey Danna 25 dias atrás

    Let The Mamba Come on First Take & Max try Kobe Then Lmaooooo😂😂😂

  • pepe hands
    pepe hands 25 dias atrás

    Magic "part time" Johnson.... Sad

  • KEN 777
    KEN 777 25 dias atrás

    Molly need to hush her mouth

  • Shawn William
    Shawn William 25 dias atrás

    Magic was lazy, made a bitch move to go on 1st Take & was a weak President

  • Everette Wade
    Everette Wade 25 dias atrás

    The Kobe affect!!!

  • Young Simba
    Young Simba 25 dias atrás

    Molly needs to shut up

  • Mitch Hills
    Mitch Hills 25 dias atrás

    1:31 Max trying to hold down a burp 😆 #slick

  • Thotty DaGod
    Thotty DaGod 25 dias atrás

    Why do people at ESPN think Kobe had anything to do with anything

  • Justin Baldonado
    Justin Baldonado 25 dias atrás

    Can ESPN pls let molly go, god she only has this job cuz of jalen rose...hearing her speak and interrupting make me switch the video right away.

  • Jorge Valadez
    Jorge Valadez 25 dias atrás

    Magic a snake he wants to buy Lakers hes trying to force Lakers sale

  • Anh Pham
    Anh Pham 25 dias atrás

    jeannie buss was a problem for all the messy in the lakers franchise right now.

  • dwell771
    dwell771 25 dias atrás

    kobe is a snake didn't y'all know by now rape allegations the lies with it, stabbing shaq in the back the list goes on lol feel bad for lebron cause Kobe does not want Lebron to be top Dog and is messing shit up in the back ground lol

  • Derick
    Derick 25 dias atrás

    Max hates Kobe haha.

  • M D
    M D 25 dias atrás


  • KT
    KT 26 dias atrás

    stephen a was pissed molly interrupted him like that😂😂 shordy just put herself in the convo outta nowhere

  • CJKB247
    CJKB247 26 dias atrás

    Max hate Kobe so bad, probably clutch sports paying him to bash Kobe, what’s a clown

  • David Rutledge
    David Rutledge 26 dias atrás

    Lmao yea blame kobe

  • ludak83
    ludak83 26 dias atrás

    OMG Steven A Smith is such a phony. He is even willing to play the race card just to suck up to Magic Johnson. No one said that Magic Johnson was lazy, but obviously he wasn't 100% dedicated to the job, and the other guy pointed that out, so why is he the bad guy?

  • Bryan Washington
    Bryan Washington 26 dias atrás

    You can't see the writing on the wall the Lakers are Kobe's team until Kobe's too old by that I mean can't coach or control from the sidelines

  • Bryan Washington
    Bryan Washington 26 dias atrás

    Another question if it's really about winning LeBron wants to stay in LA join the Clippers

  • Bryan Washington
    Bryan Washington 26 dias atrás

    Lebron Max is right jump ship even if it's not the Portland go to Denver and win out or something

  • Giacomo Davis
    Giacomo Davis 26 dias atrás

    Watch how Kobe Bryant is going to be considered for a front office job with the Lakers and he loves the lights and cameras on him so mark my words you heard it here first so listen when you hear Kobe Bryant likes the camera lights on him.

  • Hector Rivera
    Hector Rivera 26 dias atrás

    Steven A changing the narrative for Magic. "He felt betrayed" Magic said he heard from people outside the Lakers office and felt betrayed. Be a man and talk to that man and coworker in person. Magic is emotional and that's his way going with the rumors..

  • Ronnie Alston
    Ronnie Alston 26 dias atrás

    Kobe just at home chilling making his films and max still find a way to blame him

  • Yaboy PC
    Yaboy PC 26 dias atrás

    I'm a LeBron sexual but damnnnnn ESPN take it to the next level

  • Daryl Prescott
    Daryl Prescott 26 dias atrás

    Molly with the shade there lmao

  • Willie Manley
    Willie Manley 26 dias atrás

    Molly please stop adding your 2 cents and asking your question. Not many viewers want to hear anything you have to say.

  • coolt44
    coolt44 26 dias atrás

    6:12 the moment you know Molly won't be back when her contract is up.

  • Ham The Aviator
    Ham The Aviator 26 dias atrás

    Stephen A not gonna put Magic down on his show but he’s wrong on this one

  • gerardo contreras
    gerardo contreras 26 dias atrás

    Sorry to say but bitter ol Max is a fool bringing up Kobe all the time for everything i think that even in his personal life he blames Kobe car,s out of gas Kobe did it etc; hahahahaha imbecile!!!!!

    RICHARD POWE 26 dias atrás

    Pass the ball kobe

  • Foreigns 2
    Foreigns 2 26 dias atrás +1

    Magic is made he got used and the Lakers are made they did get to use his ass enough!!!!👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

  • Jay Flack
    Jay Flack 26 dias atrás

    1:36 has nothing to do with a stereotype. Quit all that baiting and hollering.

  • Him
    Him 26 dias atrás

    Molly: let me make a point.
    *doesn’t make point*

  • Him
    Him 26 dias atrás

    Max tryna pull a Whitlock using Game of Thrones lol

  • Renzi Kalaw
    Renzi Kalaw 26 dias atrás

    I just don’t understand why Kobe is being mentioned he made it clear that being associated with the Lakers (in terms of Magic’s position, Rob etc.) is not his thing, from the looks of it he’s just a guy just having a simple conversation with the higher ups of the lakers. Kobe doesn’t make the damn decisions😂

  • Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

    My nigga Max thinks Kobe cares about any of this shit when all he doing is sitting at home, coaching his daughters team, and laughing at all this corny ass shit.

  • Supreme Being
    Supreme Being 26 dias atrás

    Max got a point.... Kobe low-key letting mofos know its still his town and his team. Not to mention Kobe's 5 Laker rings and 500mill net worth got a little more say than what Lebron can say or do contrary to what casual fan boys may think

  • Corey Cates
    Corey Cates 26 dias atrás

    Will "I'm not racist" Cain
    I didnt call him lazy lol no shit we know that. Lakers media heads did

  • Jrock420blam
    Jrock420blam 26 dias atrás

    Of course it is Kobe, he is using Rob Pelinka to crash the Lakers value by taking advantage of Buss so he can put a buyer group together and buy the team from under her.

  • k ku
    k ku 26 dias atrás

    Magic is black so he cannot be blamed.

  • you troll
    you troll 26 dias atrás

    Magic is a piece of shit....always has been always will be....he only cares about his ego.....someone questioned his willingness to want to work for the lakers? How dare they hahahah that's called stabbing someone in the back to him haha....you shouldn't have multiple jobs if your the president of an NBA team and the GM knew that....and clearly magic proved he didn't really care about anyone but himself by the way he left you never listen to what someone like magic says talk is cheap you look at his actions and his actions are the complete opposite of what he says....go figure lol....they didn't betray him they were doing what was best for the lakers which is something magic wasn't interested in he only does what's best for magic....this is why Kobe is a million times the person and Lakers than magic will ever be Kobe is a team first player and don't listen to what anyone says about Kobe look at his actions I mean hell he walked away from basketball when he was still putting up 60 a game bc that's what everyone thought was best for the team.....

  • Andre Ward
    Andre Ward 26 dias atrás

    Hope yall watch: BRclip - Games of Zones
    It gets to Kobe vs Magic

  • Brezzy 1815
    Brezzy 1815 26 dias atrás

    Can someone tell me what Kobe got to do with this ? He don’t work for the lakers

  • Dennis Williams
    Dennis Williams 26 dias atrás +1

    Stephen A Smith please don't wear that suit again😁😁😁😁 magic was right you see it all the time in the workplace of business people backstab you everyday it's called brown-nosing ass kissing

  • jesus sanchez
    jesus sanchez 26 dias atrás

    The magic is over🤣🤣 REAL LAKERS FANS ARE NOT QUITTERS.. fuck magic

  • jesus sanchez
    jesus sanchez 26 dias atrás

    Where’s magic now???

  • Jose Martinez
    Jose Martinez 26 dias atrás

    Kobe at home like "wtf are you talking about Max" lol

  • Antonio Ewers
    Antonio Ewers 26 dias atrás

    lmao Molly

  • Mike Carnegie
    Mike Carnegie 26 dias atrás

    Kobe's name keeps coming up in ALL this

  • weAllCin
    weAllCin 26 dias atrás

    Max: Im a white male
    Stephen A: First of all, let me be very very clear about this...You’re wrong and misleading the American public, here’s why....

  • Big H
    Big H 26 dias atrás

    SAS- He's a iconic figure. A basketball versont and one of the greatest players of all time. My friend and my brother, Earvin ' Magic ' Johnson.

  • Eligio Benjume
    Eligio Benjume 26 dias atrás

    i cant believe stephen A just played the race card. gtfoh with that lazy ass "arguement" stephen A

  • Super saiyan 3 Roku
    Super saiyan 3 Roku 26 dias atrás

    6:09 Molly being Molly .
    Sas face was priceless

  • Tyrone Cardavian
    Tyrone Cardavian 26 dias atrás

    In his own make believe world. Kobe needs to stick with his Pay For commentary to keep himself relevant. Be better off looking for a coaching job. He’s nowhere near the caliber of Magic Johnson. Him and his former agent are snakes looking for the come up.

  • Pitate
    Pitate 26 dias atrás

    Racist Cain

  • Pitate
    Pitate 26 dias atrás

    Racist Cain

  • jsong21
    jsong21 26 dias atrás

    You DONT NEED 2 or 3 superstars to win a chip. 2011 DIRK won the chip with very good veteran role players. Surround LBJ with 3rd tier really good role players and he can win a chip. This notion that he NEEDS AD OR PG OR KAWHI is false. In a GOOD system and with skillfull vets.. he can.
    Trade for Bradley Beal..pick up Lou Williams.. and pick up a good pick and roll 3point shooting big man.

  • Edward Kendrick - H2CC
    Edward Kendrick - H2CC 26 dias atrás

    Will Cain is finally right about something and Magic was wrong for not informing LBJ just because you did it your way doesn't mean it's right that was a cop out excuse. Get it together Magic.

    SUPER KAT 26 dias atrás +1

    Magic had a title and NO power
    to hire staff. The Backstabbing Buck stops with Buss. Ramona's article is FLAWED. Magic's talks will help Buss break bubble cycle.
    I think Kobe is behind the scenes and should come out and replace Rob openly. Buss is conflicted with all of these inside people. Minority stockholders are not pleased with Buss. Media wants LBJ to talk so they can misconstrue his words and blame him for more dysfunction like they are doing Magic. He's too smart for that. Lakers/LBJ Loyalists believe things will be OK and we will return to showtime. Hope SAS saw his snapchat Baby parody video. Hilarious!

  • generation X
    generation X 26 dias atrás

    The dude in the middle works for the Lakers as a matter of fact who is this guy.

  • MperoR Mark Ryan
    MperoR Mark Ryan 26 dias atrás

    Max told us Kobe winning the game of thrones. lmao.

    You know Max, you're playing THE GAME OF WRONGS!

  • silvio mhula
    silvio mhula 26 dias atrás

    Magic was WACK we just want to overcome because he is Magic.
    The only mistake JBuss did was to have him on that position.

  • Eric Zap
    Eric Zap 26 dias atrás

    They used magic to get LeBron , only guy that could pull that off

  • AnthonyGoesWild
    AnthonyGoesWild 26 dias atrás

    Kobe will make the Lakers win!

  • Raj Aaron
    Raj Aaron 26 dias atrás

    kobe is poisoning the team because he is JEALOUS of LEBRON imma say it everyday this week! LEBRON GET OUT OF LA TO SAVE YOUR LEGACY! ITS 2 TOXIC!!

  • Dream Catcher ll
    Dream Catcher ll 26 dias atrás

    Stephen A. thinks LBJ can make a difference for the Lakers, keep dreaming, bro. This Lakers team today is not a winning team but a team full of egos and without professionalism.

  • Tanner Cox
    Tanner Cox 26 dias atrás

    Lakers just need to be sold from that family

  • TheTruthiest
    TheTruthiest 26 dias atrás

    This video should have a trigger warning for all the Kobe Stans.

  • Dan Ruthenbeck
    Dan Ruthenbeck 26 dias atrás

    Careful SAS taking them magic nuts gonna get you that sickness