Zion Williamson can live up to the LeBron hype - Stephen A. | First Take

  • に公開 2018/11/15
  • Stephen A. Smith gushes over Duke phenom Zion Williams and believes he can live up to current comparisons to Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.
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  • Slant Eyez 777
    Slant Eyez 777 11 日 前

    More like larry johnson than barkley

  • stephan langhorne
    stephan langhorne 11 日 前

    I fucs wit Stephen A.. respect

  • metro setup
    metro setup 22 日 前 +1

    He got some good feelings about zion williamson be working on your game please

  • jpin0002 jpin0002
    jpin0002 jpin0002 29 日 前 +2

    Pretty insulting. Hes already passed lebron because he plays defense AND dominates the stat sheet. Lebron put all his effort into offense and turned out to be a bust in the playoffs. Zions already a better player on intensity and effort alone.

    • Jesse Pete
      Jesse Pete 27 日 前 +1

      Don't ever say some dumb shit like that again

  • Jose Sanchez
    Jose Sanchez ヶ月 前

    Anybody can be great if every single player master the jump shot in the n.ba . today game is about jump shot because the. game is extended out to the perimeter for the three point shot. The game is not played so much close together, like before. Plus with no hand check rule . With Zion explosive to the basket he will do well we all will see he's playing with the big boys

  • Leonard Powell
    Leonard Powell ヶ月 前

    I'm going with Zion..he's going to be better than lebron..not saying that because I know his mother's sisters..but let him enjoy what he likes

  • Wis Dom
    Wis Dom ヶ月 前 +1

    I'm going to IMMEDIATELY start saying he's better than Lebron, so Bronsexuals will know what it feels like. lol

  • Mello Alvarez
    Mello Alvarez ヶ月 前

    Stephen A. Smith wants that girth down his throat!!!

  • CHUTNEY 2020
    CHUTNEY 2020 ヶ月 前

    I currently watch mostly SPURS content. Cause: i didn't have knowledge about basketball until i caught an SA game while underway with the Navy. Fellin love with them because i could watch, and learn. Watching his highlights...
    He is not just BIG but he uses it the right way. And.. AND! , things WILL begin to change for the NCAA.
    Please make the sacrifice by setting the example. Netflix is upping there price to compete with there competitor, HULU, NCAA take care of your employees! Please.
    [ I apologize; but we say that "if the product is free, we are the product" but if people are paying to enjoy the viewings of these games some way, some how ... How much money we talking?!? ] .
    + Change should come don't hold out *be the example
    Please -CHUTNEY :)

  • CHUTNEY 2020
    CHUTNEY 2020 ヶ月 前


  • K D
    K D ヶ月 前

    His legs like tree trunks😂😂😂 but Id believe he can live up to LBJ height coming str8 out high school he exceeded expectation and proved all the critics that say he couldn't do what he did.

  • Jason Tobey
    Jason Tobey ヶ月 前

    Shaq was touted ass the big dog coming out of college and delivered

  • Kevin L
    Kevin L ヶ月 前

    Why this white guy always treat lebron like his God?

  • BlastB Anims
    BlastB Anims ヶ月 前

    Imagine if he becomes a bust because of the hype

  • maxi mobis
    maxi mobis ヶ月 前

    No skills. Smh!

  • BurrBerryBoy
    BurrBerryBoy ヶ月 前

    I Cant AGREE with that one Stephen A. RJ AINT NO WHERE NEAR ZION

  • Kris Deyoe
    Kris Deyoe ヶ月 前

    And they LOST!!!!! UPMFR

  • G- man
    G- man ヶ月 前

    Listen to Stephen and learn something.

  • Eric Gway
    Eric Gway ヶ月 前

    Zion will be better than Lebron

  • Kenneth Petovic
    Kenneth Petovic ヶ月 前


    • Eric Gway
      Eric Gway ヶ月 前

      He is a game changer take the hate out ur eyes so u can see clearly

  • Kenneth Petovic
    Kenneth Petovic ヶ月 前


    • Eric Gway
      Eric Gway ヶ月 前

      If u know basketball u would know Michigan State had a veteran team and as bad as Duke played they still shouldve won Zion dominated two 6'11" guys for MS who both weighed 260+ so what game were u watching a 6'7 guy blocking a 6'11 guys shot 2 times I see u are a hater with. PHD

  • Jamie Hummons
    Jamie Hummons ヶ月 前

    Hes going to be unstoppable in the NBA 💯

  • Jamie Hummons
    Jamie Hummons ヶ月 前

    Reminds me more of Larry Johnson

  • Lenhart Brown
    Lenhart Brown ヶ月 前

    Stephen A's face from 4:44 to 4:51. Every blink increases the hilarity.

  • Quitan Wilson
    Quitan Wilson ヶ月 前

    This gets a good team Zion willams gone be one of the greats becase he's a beast he's got defince and he can't jump out the building like Mike but he got power

  • adam patterson
    adam patterson ヶ月 前

    Steven “this Brotha is for real” Smith

  • Luka doncic best player in the NBA already

    A marketer's dream Zion Williamson in comic books Zion Williamson on cereal boxes Zion Williamson his own Saturday morning cartoon and the only team he fits with is the New York Knicks think Willis Reed

  • Basketball News
    Basketball News ヶ月 前

    Forget about living up to the hype Zion Williamson won’t even be the rookie of the year in his own draft class. Stop the comparisons because your gonna be wrong. R.J Barrette is going to better than him in the pros

  • Jeff Anderson
    Jeff Anderson ヶ月 前

    Zion Williamson is a more athletic Larry Johnson

  • daniel occoner
    daniel occoner 2 ヶ月 前

    Out with the old (LeBron) and in with the young (Zion).

  • Calvin Harris
    Calvin Harris 2 ヶ月 前

    Like Shaq and Lebron had a baby

  • Samuel Kay
    Samuel Kay 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    Please. Tell him to stop screaming.

    BRIAN BC PRYOR 2 ヶ月 前

    Next LEBRON JAMES....!!?? IT'S there...All about the size_movement now....No longer just Tall&lanky...It's center block ...Brick House_Center BLDG....On "THA' HARDWOOD!"

  • dave ortwine
    dave ortwine 2 ヶ月 前

    Imagine if white broadcasters focused directly on white players and said things about how its great they’re white. Just imagine.
    That’s why I don’t like Stephen a smith. And the rest of the douche bags at ESPN. Max is such a beta bitch. Oh yeah let’s not forget Nick Wright over at Fox Sports.

  • Taylor Prattson
    Taylor Prattson 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    we also forget Zion is a natural lefty smh

  • Taylor Prattson
    Taylor Prattson 2 ヶ月 前

    Charles Barkley is a slap in the face I hope zion sees this and reaks rage

  • Taylor Prattson
    Taylor Prattson 2 ヶ月 前

    LeBron dam near baught his rings LeBron is no Jordan or kobe

  • Taylor Prattson
    Taylor Prattson 2 ヶ月 前

    Zion is gonna be better then LeBron. Zion can shoot

  • MaryEsther Provencio
    MaryEsther Provencio 2 ヶ月 前 +2

    You guys, Zion is incomparable! One of a kind. Stop comparing him! Wait and see what he's gonna do.

  • Dee Johnson
    Dee Johnson 2 ヶ月 前

    No he can't!!!

  • Willie Fonte
    Willie Fonte 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    CAN YOU F*CK BOYS PLEASE STOP WITH THE LEBRON COMPARISON PLEASE!.....They are already preparing to f*cked up his career

  • Andrew Kim
    Andrew Kim 2 ヶ月 前

    Zion can shoot from the perimeter too.

  • Jeffrey Miller
    Jeffrey Miller 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    And the Knicks with the 1st round pick choose..... Zion Williamson !!! 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Keenan Henderson
    Keenan Henderson 2 ヶ月 前

    Lebron !! Please

  • L Dawg
    L Dawg 2 ヶ月 前


  • Matthew H
    Matthew H 2 ヶ月 前

    It’s a guard and 3pt league. He’ll need an elite PG/Ball Handler to amount to more then just a great player who never won anything.

  • blueberry smasher
    blueberry smasher 2 ヶ月 前

    Game & players have evolved. Big & strong, but quick, dribbles like PGs and can shoot behind arc. That's why bygone players can't compete with the LBJ, Durant, Greek Freak, AD, KAT, Simmons of the modern era.

  • Coonhunter #1
    Coonhunter #1 2 ヶ月 前

    Zion can't ever be LeBron the end. He can't handle like LeBron & he has no jump shot. He is a dunker. When he gets in the NBA he will be just another player

    • Marcus Davis
      Marcus Davis 2 ヶ月 前

      Coonhunter #1 stop listening to them first of all, he is in his own world to where he is going to create his own lane like Lebrun created his own

  • Burns Burns
    Burns Burns 2 ヶ月 前 +5

    I agree with everything u have said is and will be the number 1 overall pick and it is gonna be scary he just took a different path to the league

  • Kevin Ahumada
    Kevin Ahumada 2 ヶ月 前

    "My gaawwwwd...this braatha…"

    NEW YORK 2 ヶ月 前

    Always comparing players when they're individually unique players.

  • Graciela Olvera
    Graciela Olvera 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    Zion Williamson....Is just Kobe Bryant!! He likes to Dunk!......But at the end Kobe Bryant is better then LeBron james and Jordan ....and Zion!

  • joe blanton
    joe blanton 2 ヶ月 前

    I love Zion too but get off his dick ! Damn!

  • Doctor Too-Much
    Doctor Too-Much 2 ヶ月 前

    all i saw up to date is an uncontested dunking iso hulk. lets see how he transfers this to other nba hulk opponents, if nba doesnt even forbid any defense for the future big zion show biz

  • ari Soberanis
    ari Soberanis 2 ヶ月 前

    he's going to rip shit up!!

  • Q'nelius Wilson Jr
    Q'nelius Wilson Jr 2 ヶ月 前

    Skiiiiiird., Message... Ladies and Gents... I disagree completely with Steven A. & Max about Zion being a elevated version of Charles Barkley., etc; etc..! To me he's everything and more with the body, handles, hype and "The Box Cutt" of Larry Johnson to go with those crazy hops.... without a doubt He's LJ2.0... or GrandMaMa 10.0. 😂😂😂😂😂
    Larry Johnson (aka GrandMaMa) check out the video below...

  • Chase Earnhardt
    Chase Earnhardt 2 ヶ月 前

    I'd love to beat the fuck out of max... Smfh 😤💪🖕💯

  • Chase Earnhardt
    Chase Earnhardt 2 ヶ月 前

    Max should be fired 💯....

  • Quitan Wilson
    Quitan Wilson 2 ヶ月 前

    LeBron the past zion willams is the future

  • Shinji Bing
    Shinji Bing 2 ヶ月 前

    👍🏻 if you see similarities between Zion and prime hoop destroying Shawn Kemp

  • Ookie
    Ookie 2 ヶ月 前

    Zion has a more "diverse" skill set than Blake Griffin??? 🤔
    Video over

  • Javier Kincade
    Javier Kincade 2 ヶ月 前

    NY Knickerbockers Zion

  • shtdaprdtr
    shtdaprdtr 2 ヶ月 前

    Motherfucker got a fat ass....hes a bust!!!

  • star killer
    star killer 2 ヶ月 前

    He has to do more than dunk people...AVERAGE at best.

    • Marcus Davis
      Marcus Davis 2 ヶ月 前

      star killer tell the truth, is it just the dunks or can he flat out ball?

  • Joel Soto
    Joel Soto 2 ヶ月 前

    Let him grow. He can’t pass, shoot free throws, 3 pointers, use his right hand, no mid range game...he plays in the post and dunks and is short for his style of play in the nba. Huge upside, body is ready. Let Zion prove himself and establish. Its still potential. He can be ruined like most players that never reach their potential.

  • Seth Rono
    Seth Rono 2 ヶ月 前


  • mackdaddymyers
    mackdaddymyers 3 ヶ月 前

    Nba n collage way differnt tho cant really compare nothing till he balls against nda talent n the schemes

  • teewoods
    teewoods 3 ヶ月 前

    Americans are loud as fuk!! Try watching the French or even British discussion panel

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 ヶ月 前

    Dude you high saying Barrett is best player on team

  • Darius Hay
    Darius Hay 3 ヶ月 前

    Stephen A. put it on the head! Elevated Charles Barkley!

  • Shane Winningham
    Shane Winningham 3 ヶ月 前

    He plays and has a similar build to Bias (the man from UMD who past after he got drafted)

  • Chris Sistrunk
    Chris Sistrunk 3 ヶ月 前

    The hype. Efff da hype! Zion is da goat 4 years ago sucka

  • Keith Horne
    Keith Horne 3 ヶ月 前 +1

    How do they just skip over what larry Johnson was, 6'5 250lbs power, explosion and highly skilled, and also "undersized" for the position but was so strong and powerful he dominated most guys at his position, that's who Zion reminds me of, not saying those other comparisons are wrong at all, just his body type is almost identical to LJ's

    NOISE SPORTS 3 ヶ月 前

    I am pretty sure that Zion Williams is going to the NBA All-Star game three pre-contest and 2020 dunk contest

  • Increase Kru
    Increase Kru 3 ヶ月 前

    He will not live up to the Lebron hype, the dude is good, but it is almost impossible to live up to the LeBron hype, just my opinion. Lebron has been to the finals 8 years in a row, how can he live up to the hype if R.J. Barrett is a better player, c,mon Stephen A.

  • brigsbros corporation
    brigsbros corporation 3 ヶ月 前

    Zion is a different animal!! He is already better than lebron

  • Brown Shawn
    Brown Shawn 3 ヶ月 前

    G.O.A.T. in the making.....

    MARK YEN 3 ヶ月 前

    4:45 Look at Stephen’s face while Max was talking... Stephen must either be bored to shits, has no respect for anything Max has to day or he is just wishing he is back at home fingering himself

  • Mr NoFilter
    Mr NoFilter 3 ヶ月 前

    I've been saying this for years following this kid He is the Next GOAT💯

  • Atong Telindo
    Atong Telindo 3 ヶ月 前

    Zion can be more than Lebron... mark my word

  • Desmond Redwine
    Desmond Redwine 3 ヶ月 前

    I thought the lady was gone say something stupid at the end. Then she says he has more dunks than missed shots lmao..... watch out NBA

  • hoochymama
    hoochymama 3 ヶ月 前

    All of these discussions and they never mention Larry Johnson.

  • Son-Jay Harrison
    Son-Jay Harrison 3 ヶ月 前

    ESPN should stop hyping these guys up. Just let things flow & let his game do the talking. These analysts are the same one who's going to say they're disappointed if he doesn't play as well as they expect him to. Just let things flow. His game will tell us everything

  • God King
    God King 3 ヶ月 前 +2

    What they need stop doing ...comparing Zion to any of the greats..but let Zion be Zion Williams....✊🏾🌎💯🔥..

  • Dee Jay
    Dee Jay 3 ヶ月 前

    Yea if he loses and maintains his weight, we will all be watching his play and judging him to see if he does live up to the HYPE, NEXT BIG THING? We shall see🤔

  • John Bravo
    John Bravo 3 ヶ月 前


  • cornell mcneill
    cornell mcneill 3 ヶ月 前

    Souped up LJ, Larry Johnson

  • Mark Halim
    Mark Halim 3 ヶ月 前

    he is ALMOST the total package, he can’t shoot in today’s NBA

  • Light-wait Ghost
    Light-wait Ghost 3 ヶ月 前 +3

    Zion is 10-15 pounds heavier than Boogie Cousins and he's 4" shorter!

  • Killa BAngBAng
    Killa BAngBAng 3 ヶ月 前

    It's "massive" it's "Girth" i thought this was a family program🙉🙉🙉

  • Aturo Rodrigez
    Aturo Rodrigez 3 ヶ月 前

    I made a mistake Kobe won two championships without Shaq but he still deserved and MVP more than just one time and also how come when James Harden shoots the ball and doesn't pass it he's not cold a ball hog he attempts more shots per game than Kobe ever did on average and Kobe was considered a ball hog double standard kind of funny anyway Wilt Wilt Wilt greatest of all-time nothing's going to change my mind second greatest of all time Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nothing's going to change that third greatest of all time Michael Jordan followed by Kobe Bryant then LeBron James

  • win4251
    win4251 3 ヶ月 前

    Zion is a shorter version of Shaquille!

  • win4251
    win4251 3 ヶ月 前

    Zion would fix the Bulls problems, If they don't blow it and not pick him: if they get the number one pick. they also need a point guard!

  • Akin Dele
    Akin Dele 3 ヶ月 前

    The question I only have left is can he develop the perimeter game to the three and two. If he can defend a two and three,its over. Over. U Hea Mee. Nay,deal wit it or leave it alone.

  • Mario Woolfolk
    Mario Woolfolk 3 ヶ月 前


  • Laker4life
    Laker4life 3 ヶ月 前

    Charles Oakley?

  • Killua
    Killua 3 ヶ月 前

    same fellas that are praising gonna be flaming him when he avering 13pts 5reb in the nba, his game DOES NOT and WILL not translate to the pro level vs grown men that can actually guard him, and play real defense, not posting up 6’4 college dudes that weigh 170 soaking wet. yall letting his dunks blind yall hes playing vs randoms this shit isnt gonna happen in the nba lmao

  • SYPHA ShowtimeSleepy
    SYPHA ShowtimeSleepy 3 ヶ月 前

    Yea ZION the Real deal his game can be played in the NBA

  • Isaiah Thomas
    Isaiah Thomas 3 ヶ月 前

    I'm going to tell you something right now number one LeBron didn't go to college but at the same time now LeBron was an amazing player coming out of high school from St Vincent St Mary I was in Akron when he started playing ball but then at the same time y'all Zion is not LeBron or Jordan in any type of capacity but he is a player to be reckoned with and that man and a body of his I don't know who's going to be able to stop them when he gets in the fast break

  • SKILLZ 954
    SKILLZ 954 3 ヶ月 前