Stephen A. Smith didn't expect 'roller-coaster season' from Celtics & Brad Stevens | First Take

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  • Published on:  Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith is concerned with the direction the Boston Celtics' 2018-19 NBA season following a loss to the Miami Heat. Max Kellerman and Stephen A. are also surprised with the San Antonio Spurs' success after their win in double-overtime over the Oklahoma City Thunder.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on


  • champagne kevin  5 months ago

    "wait till we get kyrie and hayward back"

  • Spider-Man  5 months ago

    @Asmosis Jones Kyrie is not the problem. Jayson Tatum doesn't go to the basket anymore, his shots attempts outside the paint improved to 22% from last year with less efficiency than last year. Brown has regressed, no one but Kyrie actively looks to get Hayward going. The team is divided and that's all there is to it

  • Spider-Man  5 months ago

    It's not on Kyrie and Hayward. It's the young guys Tatum, rozier and brown. All letting last year's ECF run go to their heads. Kyrie is still the best option on the team for a bucket in the final seconds. The young guys don't want to follow his lead nor do they want to reincorporate Hayward. Dissension is what is causing my Celts to lose

  • Hail-Mary J  5 months ago

    Kyrie thought what Lebron does for a team was gonna be easy...

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  • Lakers are 23-20 and 8th seed he should worry bout his team

  • jan rodriguez  5 months ago

    Celtics got too many ballers with big egos.

  • Robert Johnson  5 months ago

    @Dre Deer He does have a good jumper

  • Robert Johnson  5 months ago

    What about Brad Stevens tho?

  • TheBlackPhantomHD  5 months ago

    Didn't the Miami Heat end both of the Celtics win streaks last year? lol

  • Steven Bustamante  5 months ago

    @Smoking Trees Stroking Threes You referred to the Heat as a "thing" so I assumed you didn't follow basketball and just watched whichever team was good at the moment. Where were the Celtics before the Big 3? They were a mediocre team for almost 2 decades before they added KG and Allen.

  • Steven Bustamante a bandwagon that lives in Boston and roots for the Celtics? A bandwagon who realized that the only reason the Heat whooped us was because of LeBron? Trust me everybody knows the Heat wouldn’t be crap without LeBron.

  • Youngboy_uzi_Kodak  5 months ago

    The Celtics will be fine once Larry bird come back don't panic Celtics fans

  • Jared McGorman  5 months ago

    NLMB GBE and the Lakers will be fine when Kobe comes out of retirement

  • A Real Good Guy  5 months ago

    The Heat was too hot for them

  • Jared McGorman  5 months ago

    A Real Good Guy the heat suck

  • Jared McGorman  5 months ago

    A Real Good Guy get out here with that

  • Corpy Hogan  5 months ago

    The Celtics are a team with talented guys but no true leader 💯 Kyrie needs to step up and be the “Leader” he always wanted to be and the rest of the guys need to put their egos aside for the good of the team

  • Michael D  5 months ago

    @Geraldo S Those Cavs teams were lottery teams because Kyrie 2nd best player was Dion Waiters,Celtics were 1st seed before Kyrie went injured last year

  • R P  5 months ago

    If you believe the Earth is flat, you can't be a leader. Sadly...I'm not even joking. If my boss told me that, I would instantly think he was a joke. Regardless of that, I would try and trade him to the Knicks for Porzingis. I would be cool with Rozier/Smart at the point, and get Brown/Tatum more ball time.

  • Hecameup  5 months ago

    Not once did they say 'Miami Heat'Not ONCE

  • Jared McGorman  5 months ago

    Hecameup because they suck

  • Sebslasher 88  5 months ago

    Why would they

  • SK  5 months ago

    Imagine if Pop had this much talent he'd be top of the west right now 🤦‍♂️ Brad Stevens is overrated can't believe he was getting compared to the GOAT coach smh.

  • JR The GOAT Smith  5 months ago

    EyeLoveTheStars My list goes1 Pop2 Stevens3 Kerr4 Budenholzer (former 2015 COTY; clearly a huge coaching upgrade for the Bucks from that idiot Jason Kidd)

  • JR The GOAT Smith  5 months ago

    EyeLoveTheStars I know Kerr is a really good head coach, definitely top 3-4, but in terms of what Brad Stevens has accomplished in his past with much weaker rosters, I have Brad Stevens ahead of Kerr but behind Popovich.

  • Sean Houlker  5 months ago

    Where’s the Brad Stevens is a genius narrative?

  • Asmosis Jones  5 months ago

    with the 10-11 guys the Celtics have you would think they would be on pace for 72 wins if their coach was like pop or phil...I think we see how overrated brad is..he cant figure it out...they Celtics have so many solid nba rotation players and they act like they have too much?..they should be the new warriors...wings shooting depth length skill..kyrie is the only guy who can create on this team...its kind of a joke...

  • Robert Johnson  5 months ago

    @Mac Milly D. Donalson Brad still has more to learn