Stephen A., Max debate whether LeBron James is the most influential athlete ever | First Take | ESPN

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron James is the most influential athlete ever. ✔ 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


  • Benjamin Stewart
    Benjamin Stewart  a years ago +15

    You could argue Colin Kaepernick is more influential than lebron James

  • Handsome Hobo
    Handsome Hobo  a years ago +130

    Most influential athlete ever has to be the GOAT Mohammed Ali no one ever comes close 🙌🏼

    WEST COAST  a years ago +16

    Cristiano Ronaldo is x5 bigger than Lebron

  • The Universe Galaxy
    The Universe Galaxy  a years ago +181

    the logic of espn.....jordan greatest ever....russell greatest winner james might be the most influential ever......this is what happens when you have a network that thinks it has to be only basektball....they dont have topics then they come up with these things

  • define crazy
    define crazy  a years ago +13

    Not even close. Ali is.

  • UFC is fake and rehearsed WWE is Real

    Muhammad Ali end of discussion

  • Huncho Hendrix
    Huncho Hendrix  a years ago +19

    I don’t understand why this question matter.

  • NewYork975
    NewYork975  a years ago +7

    What's this silly question?! Ali hands down. This is no debate.

  • Anjohn Davis
    Anjohn Davis  a years ago +6

    How is this even a question ? Lebron is 33 and still playing . Stop trying to make lebron out to be Ali or someone he isn’t

  • Komail Jafri
    Komail Jafri  a years ago +1

    Respect to lbj... But whoever came up with that question should be slapped. Ali is the most influential athlete of all time.

  • Jordan
    Jordan  a years ago +37

    People really trying to argue with Stephen A. in the comments? You must be under the age of 12 to even compare LeBron to Ali or Jackie Robinson. No matter what anyone does no one will ever top those 2 legends and what they did for this world

  • Unruly Rebel
    Unruly Rebel  a years ago +6

    CR7 and Messi

  • Super K
    Super K  a years ago +1

    He is just a basketball player. He dribbles a ball for the white folks in the stands.

  • Eddie P
    Eddie P  a years ago

    Did Stephen A really say Tiger Woods over Bron 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • YSL.Slimee
    YSL.Slimee  a years ago +18

    I'm here before the lebron haters spam " 3-6 " in the comments

  • Gabriel Marquez
    Gabriel Marquez  a years ago +29

    Roberto Clemente is galaxies ahead of LeBron as far as influence goes. And Clemente ain't even the most influential ever.

  • Trap323a
    Trap323a  a years ago

    Jackie Robinson? 🤦🏾‍♂️ chill SAS

  • Outsider & Arianator

    Question : "Who's going to disagree with the violence has to stop?"
    Answer : O.J Simpson

  • Geoff Thompson
    Geoff Thompson  a years ago

    Lebron may have the most influence in history. He would not be the most influential.
    The global stage is much bigger now.

  • Paul Balogun
    Paul Balogun  a years ago +188

    LeBron better player and father..great role model I love you bron