Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for another NBA star. Stephen A. explains why the Lakers should hold on to Kuzma for dear life and try to sign Anthony Davis.
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  1. Wajahat Alii

    Wajahat AliiVor Tag

    Kuzma > Tatum

  2. melekey

    melekeyVor Tag

    Kuzma fuckin trash 😂

  3. Luka doncic best player in the NBA already

    Luka doncic best player in the NBA alreadyVor 2 Tage

    Kyle kuzma is the perfect player to be the face of the Lakers team they don't realise somebody tell em

  4. Harrison Flynn

    Harrison FlynnVor 2 Tage

    I'm a Laker fan! The reality is that Danny Ainge doesn't care about any of his future picks as players, he's gonna throw most, if not all the picks plus a few players for Anthony Davis. He's probably planned this for a while and Boston will win the Davis bid. Even without Davis the Lakers can create a championship team literally for the start of next season without even losing anything. Lakers can go the Bradley Beal approach and give up on Ingram, KCP, 1st Rnd pick. In free agency, if Cousins is back to healthy, Lakers should offer good contract for his services. Lonzo, Beal, Bron, Kuzma, Cousins with bench of free agents (rondo, stephenson, maybe jeff green) plus youngsters of Hart, Zubac, Wagner and Myk! Sounds like a championship team right there and highly possible! There's always different ways to get back to the top!

  5. Hebrew Isralite

    Hebrew IsraliteVor 4 Tage


  6. Anthony Hendrix

    Anthony HendrixVor 4 Tage

    Ingratiate is Steven A. Smith favorite word but he’s right keep Kuzma trade Zo he can’t shoot and once he gets to the hole he’ll miss or pass it...great defender and great court vision but my guy Kuz is about his buckets and didn’t need the whole dad hype me up bcuz I’m not that good package deal

  7. meenmug804

    meenmug804Vor 4 Tage


  8. Ezaarkash

    EzaarkashVor 4 Tage

    Kuzma is life time LAKER - here to stay - PERIOD !

  9. Alexander Mejia

    Alexander MejiaVor 4 Tage

    What a miss from Lakers,whaaaatttttt are you out of your mind, Paul is not doing enough for the thunders kuzma should stay period

  10. lenny ash

    lenny ashVor 4 Tage

    trade brandon please please trade that man and josh hart spends 43 min on the floor and scores 5 points and he can't guard any body please trade lonzo you can trade his a 2x

  11. Lil Bink

    Lil BinkVor 5 Tage


  12. 2 PAC

    2 PACVor 5 Tage


  13. Bryce Hammerton

    Bryce HammertonVor 5 Tage

    Lakers should offer hart ball Ingram and 4 first rounders. I have a hard time believing the pelicans say no to that. also allows lakers to keep kuzma

  14. Zhorell Ski

    Zhorell SkiVor 5 Tage

    Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

  15. David Parker

    David ParkerVor 5 Tage

    They do NOT need a Superstar like these fools keep saying. The Lakers lost to Cleveland without Lebron. Let them go through the fire. Let them sow and grow. LeBron will love it come playoff and finals THIS YEAR! A lot of this rhetoric will be on my compilation video at the end of the season and postseason when the Lakers win the FINALS. Yep, I said it! The Lakers are the best team in the NBA right NOW. If LeBron can get to the finals with K. Love and the funny bunch, he can win the FINALS with the deep bench he has NOW!

  16. Hank Chinaski

    Hank ChinaskiVor 5 Tage

    Ingram is the one they need to get rid of. The kid holds the ball for too long. If he's going to attack the basket he's got to be quick about it or pass the ball. I hate watching the lakers move the ball well until it comes to Ingram and he'll dribble like six times trying to figure out what he wants to do. Let lonzo, lebron and Rondo facilitate the offense. Ingram needs to catch and shoot, catch and pass, or catch and dribble penetrate, just like Kuzma.

  17. Hank Chinaski

    Hank ChinaskiVor 5 Tage

    Lonzo ball is going to be a great player. Court vision, basketball IQ, athletisism, defense, rebounding. It was not a mistake to draft him. The only hole in his game is shot creating / scoring. If he can fix that part of his game he'll be an all star. Only people who dont know the game of basketball or harbor a grudge because of his dad think hes trash.

  18. Charles C

    Charles CVor 6 Tage

    Kuzma will be an NBA All-Star within 2 yrs keep him & pay him

  19. rob Stevens.

    rob Stevens.Vor 6 Tage

    Why are we giving lonzo ball a pass, he has games where he scores 0 points in 36min. That is disturbingly low.

  20. mrchicago87

    mrchicago87Vor 6 Tage

    NO TRADES...

  21. VT

    VTVor 6 Tage

    Max Kellerman has no clue. And please stop with the defense crap. BI doesn't play any defense.

  22. Pascall Williams

    Pascall WilliamsVor 6 Tage

    Forget the offense....the king is here, lets get some exoerienced guys(that can defend)bcuz our defense is shit...our offense was never a problem........

  23. Focus Focus

    Focus FocusVor 6 Tage

    So hot so cold where is the loyalty? Keep everyone,we got a winner, we been together for a half-season, you guys forget we beat the warriors twice the second time without LeBron for most of the time. The Cavs just had something to prove they've been made to look like their chomps,this game meant more to the Cavs and it did to the Lakers that's so obvious LeBron will come back they'll make the playoffs they might even win the chip this year!!

  24. Pablo De Bella

    Pablo De BellaVor 6 Tage

    Lakers made the same mistake they made with Paul George with Leonard, Spurs at that moment asked for Hart, Ingram and some picks and the Lakers wouldnt trade because they thought Kawhi would go there on his own. In the end they are stucked with too many young players that are too overhyped and too green to do a decent playoff run.



    Kuzma drops 40 now everybody got eyes on him he was averaging almost 20 as a rookie stop sleeping

  26. NERVE 100

    NERVE 100Vor 6 Tage

    How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma

  27. Joaquin

    JoaquinVor 6 Tage

    These guys acting like AD leaving is a given like he hasn’t said in ANY way that he wants to leave

  28. PeWNyPnOY

    PeWNyPnOYVor 7 Tage

    If any ones getting traded it’s going to be bi

  29. Subscribe for no Please

    Subscribe for no PleaseVor 7 Tage

    I think they should go for it

  30. Ben Mercer

    Ben MercerVor 7 Tage

    Lonzo is turning into a force on D, dont trade him. Kuzma is turning into a force on offence, dont trade him either. Anyone else is fair game.

  31. Daniel

    DanielVor 7 Tage

    They shouldn't trade Kuzma. The real question is would Magic trade him, and that answer I think is yes


    SLIP NORRISVor 7 Tage

    Stephen A Smith worships Kyle Kuzma

  33. BIG Blizz

    BIG BlizzVor 7 Tage

    i’m sick on max he dumb

  34. Cyril G

    Cyril GVor 7 Tage

    Stephen A’s Hair needs to be traded to Bron’s hair.

  35. Cyril G

    Cyril GVor 7 Tage

    How the hell can LA get AD if u will not surrender Kuzma?

  36. Ethan Beers

    Ethan BeersVor 7 Tage

    dude like w eek ago he said nobody is safe lol

  37. Benjamin Leyva

    Benjamin LeyvaVor 7 Tage

    This guy needs to stf up cuz Lonzo is the best passer in NBA fight me bro

  38. Ezra Brown

    Ezra BrownVor 7 Tage

    Put some respect on Lonzo name, he gon be rondo/jason kidd 2.0

  39. Van Ignacio

    Van IgnacioVor 8 Tage

    Stephen A. is a poor mans Ludacris....

  40. FullThrotle speedking

    FullThrotle speedkingVor 8 Tage

    Max dumb asf

  41. dvsworm

    dvswormVor 8 Tage


  42. Ora Monika

    Ora MonikaVor 8 Tage

    Biggest mistake signing Lonzo?? So much disrespect. Can we let the brother have a few more years before we start saying he's a bust?

  43. SolidBoi_Onyx 1

    SolidBoi_Onyx 1Vor 8 Tage

    Indiana had no intention trading Paul George to the Lakers period that wasn’t a miss Larry Bird shut that down

  44. ERICK CH

    ERICK CHVor 8 Tage

    Ingram might stay but Zo Will Be Traded

  45. ERICK CH

    ERICK CHVor 8 Tage

    KD To The Knicks Confirmed

  46. Adam McBride

    Adam McBrideVor 8 Tage

    I just love how y’all be making 2k trades for AD. Y’all must think the pelicans are going to trade him to La just cuz he say he wants to go there and he not signing no where else teams don’t care someone will take that chance to win a title and sway a player. And he ain’t sitting out and balling any less no matter what jersey he wearing. Lastly trading for AD will hollow the team out and if AD can’t carry the pelicans what makes you think a hollowed la roster is going to do with AD if lebron gets injured. He a fool if he go be a robin when he already Batman

  47. Eddy Shluger

    Eddy ShlugerVor 8 Tage

    The media need to assemble for Leflop another super team.

  48. Titus Graham

    Titus GrahamVor 8 Tage

    Smh lonzo makes basketball so easy for other Lakers. I Dont know how people dont see it. Look at how many leak out points kuz n Ingram get from lonzo full court passes. Lets not mention how much he sets up zubac n McGee Lately or beastly 19 points in 19 min. Watch lonzo on those buckets. Yea he a horrible free throw shooter n last year he couldn't shoot or finish at rim. Out of those 3 categories he fix 2 of them, its called progression. Rondo didn't learn to shoot till like 7 yrs in.

  49. クリエーターNagasode

    クリエーターNagasodeVor 8 Tage

    Lakers are a PG away, they just not any PG or one that's marginally better than Lonzo they need a dynamite offensive PG who can shoot and spread the floor but also get jiggy off the dribble, Dame Lillard is who I'm thinking he'd be the perfect PG for Lakeshow and would pair great with LeBron, trade is highly unlikely but I'd unload anyone other than LeBron for Dame. Lonzo, Ingram, 1st round pick for Dame in a hypothetical world.

  50. calvin brown

    calvin brownVor 8 Tage

    This is funny, Kuz is not as good as people claim and has cost the Lakers games with his jacking and selfish play and no defense.. He is simply a Rashard Lewis light player. Ingram is the better player of the 2, way better defender, way better 1 on 1 player, more heart and determination..