Chris Paul 'has to have a monster game,' his legacy hangs in the balance – Max Kellerman |First Take

Chris Paul ‘has to have a monster game,’ his legacy hangs in the balance – Max Kellerman | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the most crucial player for the rest of the NBA Finals following the Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 5 win against the Phoenix Suns.
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50 Comments

  1. Ricky Means on July 28, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Middleton literally scored 11pts one game

  2. Patrick Garcia on July 28, 2021 at 2:02 pm

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  3. Deron Mohammed on July 28, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    No one ever confuse CP3 for bein isiah😂

  4. Corey Gilmore on July 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    What’s wrong with sas?

  5. DarthSauron93 on July 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    @4:15 jrue is definitely not 6’6 😂😂

  6. Jerm G on July 28, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Jrueee Holidayyy

  7. Doomthinkingman on July 28, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    SAS I wasn’t on the Kwame Brown wagon when he was serving up Mama’s cooking but the trash you saying here is why people in sports don’t mess wit chu no more. I get you gotta be against one another for this show to work but try a bit harder than this. They paying you big bills and you take that as an excuse to sound like an idiot.

  8. Norberto Perez on July 28, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    They keep moving the goal post for some of these players I swear lmao 🤣

  9. Aaron Graham on July 28, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Everyone keeps putting CP3 top 5 like Allen Iverson didn’t exist SMFH

  10. David Moshonas on July 28, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    CP0! NO respect! Deserves none! And no ring! Ever! Nobody really likes him!

  11. Rob B on July 28, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Stephen A saying Holiday 6"6….what crack he smoking. 6"3 more like it. lol

  12. Drake Parker on July 28, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Jrue holiday is 6"3 lol

  13. brs rafal on July 28, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Celebrate too hard winning west got cocky w 2 0

  14. TheRhowe2 on July 28, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    They really should try to change their mascot to The Milwaukee Trees

  15. t0msawyer77 on July 28, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Suns only here cuz of injuries. Lakers and Clippers would have destroyed the Suns with AD / Kawhi on the floor.

  16. Francis O'Donohue on July 28, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Suns first series against a healthy team and they choke. Lakers and Clippers both would have beaten them if not for injuries. Lebron or Kawhi vs Giannis would have been so epic! Lebron vs Durant would have been even better! Injuries have ruined this year.

  17. Corey Gilmore on July 28, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    What is sas talking about.

  18. anoh frederic on July 28, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    excuses excuses all excuses all i heard from stephen a smith

  19. Darlene McCracken on July 28, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Chris Paul is washed up with Injuries!! and I hope he retires if he lose in the finals 😢

  20. GUD LUK ADVENTURES on July 28, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    THE BUCKS ARE JUST THE PITTBULLS HERE.

    SOME HUNGRY PITBULL..

  21. Jesse Huerta on July 28, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Jrue holiday in 6’3😂😂

  22. sds606 on July 28, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    How are we going to knock CP3 for a finals loss lol pretty much he would have been better off losing first round

  23. Martavious Tisby on July 28, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Game

  24. Gad on July 28, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Legacy? 16 years it took for him to get to the final. That’s 16 years consistency on good and OK teams. If he wants it that bad he’ll do what he has to. He’s cemented his legacy. Tons of guys would have left the league already at his age. Max put some respect on his name.

  25. don't hate innovate on July 28, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Bucks are kings. Nothing wrong with cp3 and the suns

  26. Lu Zhang on July 28, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    when it comes to Lebron, Max keeps mentioning the injury. when it comes to Curry, Max keeps mentioning he blows up. I REALLY REALLY want to remind him just try to recall what happened to your King 2011 FINALS, which is the worst performance for an NBA star in history. Bron scored 16 points in 4th quarters in 6 GAMES !!! with Wade average 30+ per game and Bosh 20+10 per game. Heat still lost in 6 games. Max trying so hard to ignore it

  27. Isaiah Lovelace on July 28, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    CP3 get excuses no other player gets i guess

  28. Jimmy Nguyen on July 28, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    All these dam excuses for CP3. Where’s the objectivity

  29. STAY OFF THE WEEEEEEED on July 28, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Stephen A bringing up height is so stupid. So Manute Bol is the greatest player of all time right?

  30. Khattakae 2000 on July 28, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    I understand ppl criticizing the suns making the finals but the bucks def deserved it.

  31. Devin N. on July 28, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Isaiah and pistons lost those finals 🤣

  32. makhabza ranamane on July 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    The coach has to sort that defence out, he’s got his match ups wrong in the 5th game of a series which is completely ridiculous.

  33. César Marroquin on July 28, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    CP3 does not have a GOAT Finisher mindset like all the greats. He will retire without a ring. The best part is knowing Lebron is his friend 🤣🥲🥲

  34. Marvin Gaerlan on July 28, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Max should stop talking about basketball.

  35. DaForgottenGentleman on July 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    So when he had the 40 point game… he was still feeling after effects of COVID-19

  36. Caleb Clemmons on July 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Just has to be patient with Jrue Holiday..?

  37. yonis badar on July 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    When max says cp3 is not right he really means he left.

  38. dendiRTZ on July 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    From pointgod to Pandemic P

  39. Les Francis on July 28, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    I seem to notice that Booker is completely out of gas towards the end of 4th. Coach Bud is putting fresh players off the bench to just tire Booker and CP3 . The other players are not coming through the same way connaughton ,Lopez and Tucker are coming through with big contributions defensively and offensively ..

  40. Rogelio Panotes on July 28, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Kobe won two championships with a fractured ring finger.

  41. Joseph Boadu on July 28, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    These clowns will vote Middleton for finals MVP just to hate on Giannis.

  42. Panagiotis Paschalidis on July 28, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    You see what happens? Do you see what happens when you treat teams like horses and dogs in a race? You see what happens? You abandoned them Bucks last year, which is cool, they were bad. But, why go the complete opposite way and tarnish them? Now the narrative will be Kyrie’s injury, Young’s injury… they will even bring up Saric’s injury. That man came back with an hyperextended knee and got that ring. This chapter is closed. No you will refer to them as champions. Period.

  43. Auntie Cynthia on July 28, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    How is it that when Chris Paul shoots 20 or 30 points in a game he’s super healthy and fine but when things are not going well for him all of a sudden he he’s getting hurt what is this all about

  44. Exime Do'Urden on July 28, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Max is such a useless piece of sht

  45. Kat D on July 28, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Chris Paul is one of the most overrated players there is. People acting like the suns got to the finals only because of CP3 is like saying the ’96 bulls returned to the finals because they acquired ron harper.

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  47. romeo lukanu on July 28, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Height? Really SAS????

  48. Richard Garcia on July 28, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    You know if that REF HAD ANY PRIDE AND OF COURSE HE DOESN’T HE WOULD STEP DOWN IT’S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT PAUL IS ELEVEN LOSES ZERO WINS WHEN HE’S A REF WHAT THIS REF NEEDS IS FOR SOMEONE TO CHECK HIM AROUND THE CORNER THIS PUNK DOESN’T RESPECT THE GAME IT’S OBVIOUS THIS IS WHEN THE COACH NEEDS TO STEP UP I HOPE PHOENIX FANS KNOW THIS ABOUT THIS CLOWN HE CAN’T HAVE ANY KIDS CALLING LIKE A FOOL DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS

  49. Milton Brown on July 28, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Coach Bud deciding to pick up CP3 full court has changed the series and the Bucks will try and wear Booker down in game 6 using pressure defense on him and making him play defense on whoever he is guarding. The Bucks Big 3 will have to play 42 to 44 minutes each tonite to close out this series.

  50. Edward Jacobus on July 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Stephen just keep putting up excuses for cp3

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