Stephen A.: Kyrie Irving is an MVP candidate! | First Take

Stephen A.: Kyrie Irving is an MVP candidate! | First Take
Stephen A. Smith makes the case for Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving as an NBA MVP candidate following Kyrie’s 40-point performance against the Boston Celtics.
0:00 Stephen A. adds Kyrie to the list of NBA MVP frontrunners which includes James Harden, Joel Embiid and LeBron James.
2:40 Max Kellerman says Kyrie Irving is behaving like an NBA candidate on the court but challenges Kyrie’s rank on Stephen A.’s list.
5:16 Stephen A. responds to Max’s points, conceding that Kyrie has missed some games.
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50 Comments

  1. Samuel S George on March 20, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    He is a show stopper alright. One of the number one attraction of drama. Let’s just call it what it is…If not for Harden they ain’t a squat

  2. Carlos Cali on March 20, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    The Greatest Show💯

  3. Malcolm Harris on March 20, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I rather watch curry rather than Kyrie on any giving night but Kyrie is great

  4. ARcubano on March 20, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I rather watch curry than watch kyrie

  5. Mike Panton on March 20, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    put Kyrie on the Blazers and they’re a bottom 10 team

  6. Tyron Gibson on March 20, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Mans said he should retire when he was taking care of his mental health. Smh . Flip flop 🩴

  7. Damian on March 20, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Stephen a is a racist if he thinks kyrie doing better then the jokor

  8. Joel Ocampo on March 20, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    If kyrie, harden and durant forget the superstar mentality and just play basketball, wow that is dangerous.

  9. Chris Manhoff on March 20, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Jokic has to be top 5 with 27.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg, and 8.6 assists. 56.6 % field goals, 41.1 % 3 pt. fgs, 87.6 % free throws. Jokic leads Lebron in minutes, points, rebounds, assists, field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, free throw %, and steals. They are tied in blocks.

  10. Michael Cruz on March 20, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I hate how SAS will literally skip over other GREAT players just to hype up any black player.

  11. Louis Caez on March 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    If winning matters so much why isnt any utha jazz player in the conversation for mvp?

  12. Sonny D on March 20, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    So should Jimmy Butler

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  14. Mohamed Aljamal on March 20, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    How tf Kyrie a mvp candidate but they brushing off what Steph doing??

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  16. Mike Murray on March 20, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    🧢

  17. Joe Duke on March 20, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Did Stephen A see the all star game???

  18. Natan Getschel on March 20, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Stephen A: Lilliard is debatably ahead of Irving (Portland was 21-15 when this was posted)
    Also Stephen A: Jokic can’t win it because the Nuggets aren’t winning enough! (Nuggets also 21-15 when this was posted)

    Yeah ok bud

  19. Ex overseas Pro on March 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Ok look here Stephen A. Just because you work as a talk show host DOES NOT mean you know or have great knowledge of the game, that’s first, you are the same guy that trash talked about Luka Doncic and said Lonzo Ball was going to be a superstar, the same guy who said Austin river had superstar/box office talent/big time talent, the same guy who got shut up on his own show by Mark Cuban when you were with skip bay less, if you know anything about, I can go on and on , so give the game some respect and say the truth which is there is NOT a single person that is or has been in the nba whether it’s coaching or players or anyone in basketball ops that will say you are skilled enough or have enough knowledge or will give a letter of recommendation that says you are a creditable source in ANY aspect of the game, I know what your thinking, who am I to say this, but I’m not some random fan I do have a resume so for now on just keep it real and say you are a entertainer not a actually person that has actually worked with in basketball on a pro level

  20. Petar Marcikic on March 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Stephen A. comment : SHIFT+DELETE+YES…🤭🤭🤭 Kyrie remembers what you said few months ago…

  21. Kevin McCullough on March 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    He is on fire

  22. Admiral Xizor on March 21, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Oh please, Stephen A.

    Through the turnstiles? I wouldn’t walk across the street to see that diva.

  23. Čađava Mehana on March 21, 2021 at 12:02 am

    So he is now saying that he should be an MVP candidate after he said before that he should retire from bball, thats some contradictory SAS

  24. trap Kelly on March 21, 2021 at 12:03 am

    How can you be a MVP Candidate when you have 2 Team Mates who are having better seasons than you and when you missed games to be on a Zoom Call with the Mayor, this the same Kyrie he told to retire 2 months ago, being entertaining doesn’t make you a MVP candidate

  25. Sajin Ralph on March 21, 2021 at 12:03 am

    2months ago your saying that Kyrie should retire,now kyrie made you eat your words

  26. Beneal Smith Jr on March 21, 2021 at 12:07 am

    That Lebron fake though! That was fire! 1:50

  27. Lumberjack Tuckbudford on March 21, 2021 at 12:08 am

    34 second in I can’t believe this guy a few months ago he was tellin kyrie to quit the league.

  28. Owo Char on March 21, 2021 at 12:08 am

    When I see Kyrie, I say Dammm………..pass the ball.

  29. Salem on March 21, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Kyrie is a scam, he didn’t show up to work for weeks, and didn’t bother calling the team either beside he is playing along Harden who makes him looks good

  30. Mike Panton on March 21, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Kyrie over Jokic…crazy

  31. Mike Panton on March 21, 2021 at 12:11 am

    how can 3 guys on the same team all be considered for MVP? literally doesn’t make sense

  32. NID ENT on March 21, 2021 at 12:11 am

    I think steph forgot about nate robison lol & spud web

  33. A on March 21, 2021 at 12:12 am

    SAS usually exatrates on some topics, but he got this one right.

  34. OB LOVE on March 21, 2021 at 12:13 am

    SAS Has Turned Into a Straight Up Clown😂😂😂

  35. Mike Panton on March 21, 2021 at 12:13 am

    how many people are we putting on the MVP list these days?

  36. Ronald Tarvin on March 21, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Max got you on this one chief. Kyrie isn’t top 5 right now. Jokic has to be over him

  37. Nikola Surla on March 21, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Stephen A showing the world again that he is biggest clown and should not comment anything about any sports…. Irving over Joker for mvp ??? Thats just stupid, Joker should be front runner for mvp, carrying nuggets on his back…

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  39. Akeem Locklear on March 21, 2021 at 12:15 am

    No he’s not … mvp runner because he has the best team ? No glory behind that 💯

  40. Uros Bilibajkic on March 21, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Stephen is such a clown and racist. Not to mention Jokic that is clearly having the best season in NBA, and only Embiide is match to him in a MVP race, but his availability will cost him a lot. Stephen is racist, and someone should ban him from tv

  41. Eddie Brown on March 21, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Now no no too injured

  42. Oscar Bermudez on March 21, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Greatest finisher for a small man? I know longevity matters so i get it but mvp & even before (not the now) Derrick rose would like a word.

  43. ESPN on March 21, 2021 at 12:25 am

    0:00 Stephen A. adds Kyrie to the list of NBA MVP frontrunners which includes James Harden, Joel Embiid and LeBron James.
    2:40 Max Kellerman says Kyrie Irving is behaving like an NBA on the court but challenges Kyrie’s rank on Stephen A.’s list.
    5:16 Stephen A. responds to Max’s points, conceding that Kyrie has missed some games.

  44. HobbesJnr on March 21, 2021 at 12:25 am

    There’s no way Jokic and Giannis haven’t been playing much better than Kyrie this year

  45. Niller Champen on March 21, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Giannis is the real MVP but they arent ready for That conversation

  46. Duane Brown on March 21, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Stephen A just weeks ago said Kylie should retire and now says he’s a MVP candidate. GTFOH!

  47. Marco Warren on March 21, 2021 at 12:29 am

    This man goes from "Khyrie should retire" to "He’s a MVP candidate" LOL almost on par with his 6 failed finals predictions.

  48. Eddie Brown on March 21, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Giannis is the mvp

  49. Ira Anthony on March 21, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Stephen A is just going through the Nets’ roster and changing his MVP picks every week.

  50. Jorge Carlos Torres Dobarro on March 21, 2021 at 12:34 am

    SAS: I condemn athletes who are healthy and dont play. They miss games when healthy and they dont understand what that means to the paying customer. they make me sick. and I blame Max Kellerman for celebrating Tanking and the Process blah blah blah.
    Kyrie bounces on his team for a couple weeks, fully healthy, and doesnt even let the team know hes leaving or where he is going to.
    SAS a couple days into that dilemma: "Kyrie should retire because basketball is not on his mind or his priorities. His attitude can be the undoing of this team"
    Kyrie comes back….
    SAS a couple of days after kyrie comes back: "kyrie is an MVP candidate"

    this dude has picked Harden, Kyrie and KD as MVP this season each on different occasions which if to him there is only a top 5 that means the nets have 3 of the top 5 candidates for MVP… yet another player gets ALL STAR or MVP level help and….

    SAS: "I cant call him MVP because of the help he has around him which makes it easier for him."

    Dame Lillard lost CJ for the whole season and he is still keeping Portland above water and in the playoffs IN THE WEST!!! and this dude just had the UNMITTIGATED GAUL to say its debatable whether Dame is more valuable to his team than Kyrie?

    just ridiculous

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