Does LeBron regret joining the Lakers? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron James regrets joining the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  1. kerry b

    kerry b

    10 dias atrás

    Shut up you little pussys when LeBron takes Lakers to the finals and wins next year we will say what you pussys say then

  2. Sargonian12


    Mês atrás

    Should’ve gone to Philly.

    • joe smith

      joe smith

      17 dias atrás

      Or the Clippers, Nugs, Bucks, Raptors, Thunder, Jazz, etc. The Lakers are terrible, have been for yrs.

  3. Sherwin Tandingan

    Sherwin Tandingan

    Mês atrás

    ..i think lebron go to lakers coz it is said that this young talents need leader, lebron want to lead and polish this young talents, he wants to prove that he has a better leadership than jordan (lebron chase the ghost - jordan), but it goes in opposite way.. BTW in my observation, talented player when team up to lebron, become an average player, like kevin love, isaiah thomas jr., etc. Lebron has basketball talent, but lack the ability to boost the morale of the team.

  4. Jacked Johnson

    Jacked Johnson

    Mês atrás

    This is why he's not in the GOAT conversation because he can't make the playoffs with a decent roster. Jordan's roster in his first three-peat was arguably worse than Lebrons current team. I mean Paxon, Williams, Cartwright, King, Perdue, Grant was alright, and Pippen was good. He's got Chandler, Rondo, Ingram, Kuzma, Stephenson - more help if you ask me

  5. 1ClassicCar


    Mês atrás The Lakers should be a playoff team.

  6. Bacons Strip

    Bacons Strip

    Mês atrás

    He should have gone to Philly, taken a paycut, and just stacked on 3 more championships.

  7. Duyan Tso

    Duyan Tso

    Mês atrás

    Max is the man! Always speaks the truth. Boxing and now b ball. Dude is awesome

  8. Duyan Tso

    Duyan Tso

    Mês atrás

    He's not a winner. Drama queen . Lost all respect for him already when he went to miami then again when he left to clev again.

  9. TLDproductions


    Mês atrás

    Only reason Minnesota accepted that trade for Kevin love is because of Anthony Bennett not wiggins smh

  10. Team IronMan

    Team IronMan

    Mês atrás

    LeBron should've ate his pride and took a pay cut and went to Golden State. #Guaranteed championships ##Facts

  11. Peter James

    Peter James

    Mês atrás

    Should came to philly

  12. Sammy Hayes

    Sammy Hayes

    Mês atrás

    They could of had a starting 5 of Simmons Butler LeBron Harris and Embiid

  13. Sammy Hayes

    Sammy Hayes

    Mês atrás

    LeBron should of signed with Philly

  14. Desmond Ciauri

    Desmond Ciauri

    Mês atrás


  15. francisco arienza

    francisco arienza

    Mês atrás

    fuck bron bron

  16. Andre Dubose

    Andre Dubose

    Mês atrás

    Since they didn't get Anthony Davis now it's better long for Anthony Davis to go to the Clippers who are younger and going to be around longer.Lebron is great but he's close to the end of his career.

  17. Galai Ceesay

    Galai Ceesay

    Mês atrás

    max is right, lakers should have kept D'rus drafted Mitchel / Tatum Guys like that. Even there last 1st rounder this year doesnt fit the time line.

  18. bellabana


    Mês atrás

    LeBron should have gone to the 76ers, LeBron, Embiid & Simmons a winning combination!

  19. Unknown Gambit

    Unknown Gambit

    2 meses atrás

    He almost got all his teammates trades, I would be pissed if I was one of them so obviously the chemistry is messed up.

  20. SunRae* **

    SunRae* **

    2 meses atrás

    He went there for his Hollywood career. The people he f##ked over leaving the east. No more rings for you.

  21. Sports Music Fan

    Sports Music Fan

    2 meses atrás

    Why are we bashing LeBron? Without him where would the Lakers be right now? No worries, he will get the help that he needs. It's in Lakers DNA.

  22. Raven


    2 meses atrás

    The question is if the Lakers regret signing this drama queen

    • Asmosis Jones

      Asmosis Jones

      Mês atrás

      if they can get ad without losing kuz or ingram then no..but we will have to see..bron ad bi kuz is a legit contender next season with the right 3 and d guys around them and right coach...they dont need ball or hart or kcp honestly...with ad they will be really hard to stop

  23. Billy


    2 meses atrás

    Am I the only one who puts the most blame for the Lakers struggles on LeBron. Other then the injuries I truly believe this is LeBron's fault.

  24. Big Bird78

    Big Bird78

    2 meses atrás

    Max is a fucking moron!! Cavs did everything Lebum wanted!

  25. DropSixteenTV Tv

    DropSixteenTV Tv

    2 meses atrás

    Max trying to act like ppl didn't act like Ingram was greatest thing to happen to Lakers in a while lol.

  26. DropSixteenTV Tv

    DropSixteenTV Tv

    2 meses atrás

    I told ppl he should have went to Raptors with ppl who been there before. Superstar or not, he's on a young team which in two years can be a great team.

  27. James Smith

    James Smith

    2 meses atrás

    LeBron regrets being such a nerd. 🤓

  28. Vishon Narine

    Vishon Narine

    2 meses atrás

    LEBITCH should have gone to the Sixers. They would definitely be in the finals and have a good chance in winning it all

  29. D Heisenberg

    D Heisenberg

    2 meses atrás

    LBJ should have signed with the GSW for 1 or 2M a year to get 6 rings!

  30. Daniel


    2 meses atrás

    The problem is that Ingram is a turnover machine

  31. Carl Carefor

    Carl Carefor

    2 meses atrás

    The white male talking about Cleveland Cavaliers championship season obviously did not do his homework. Trades were made mid-season that had a large impact on Cleveland championship. It required more than James plus Love and Irving. Please do not speak what you do not know.

  32. Diaper Lover

    Diaper Lover

    2 meses atrás

    LeBum is a crybaby

  33. Vhyb


    2 meses atrás

    And people said he was going to bring them a ring that’s funny

  34. Vhyb


    2 meses atrás

    And that is how lebron ruined his career for the next 4 years.

  35. Nick Hamlin

    Nick Hamlin

    2 meses atrás

    You need to deal with NBA executive more! Like that clown has ever done any kind of deal! He has an agent do his deals, himself!

  36. Jeremy Harris

    Jeremy Harris

    2 meses atrás

    This guy such a hypocrite. He was riding him so hard to the western conferenceu final. Now might not make playoffs. No accountability

  37. Malachi Santos

    Malachi Santos

    2 meses atrás

    He regrets, ruining the chemistry and getting injured.

  38. Eric Gway

    Eric Gway

    2 meses atrás

    Lebron is the reason why the tanked in this game trying to force a trade for Davis getting rid of the whike damn team. No man is worth that much especially when he plays onlyb60 games a year because he alwyas gets hurt. Im all dor getting a max player but u dont trade away your future and your youth for one player that is stupid because u are gonna need thise young guys to play a part if u plan on winning a cgampionship.

  39. grigsolve


    2 meses atrás

    LeBron’s racist talk is coming back to bite his ass.

  40. Andrej Lorenci

    Andrej Lorenci

    2 meses atrás

    Does Lakers regret is the question too.

  41. Stanley H

    Stanley H

    2 meses atrás

    If LeBron could stay Healthy the Lakers will make the Playoffs

  42. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler

    2 meses atrás

    man, maybe lebron should have joined the steelers.. sounds like nobody wants him in the nba He should give the nfl a shot. He could goto the Pats and be teh New Gronk

  43. Marcus King

    Marcus King

    2 meses atrás

    LeBron didn't go there to win a championship

  44. Sergio - If he dies, he dies - Ramos

    Sergio - If he dies, he dies - Ramos

    2 meses atrás

    I can easily see Lebron playing with his son Bronny in NBA one day I can also see Lebron easily trading him.

  45. Balaplays The Balaphon

    Balaplays The Balaphon

    2 meses atrás

    I think Lebron should go to the nicks. They are so good at tanking. They’ll be able to tank enough so that they can draft bronny jr.

  46. Victor Salazar

    Victor Salazar

    2 meses atrás

    LeBron needs to realize he is done winning championships as long as the Warriors have their core players

  47. eric maurer

    eric maurer

    2 meses atrás


  48. Sergio Perez

    Sergio Perez

    2 meses atrás

    if the lakers don't bring anyone in free agency, then he'll regret it

  49. jay hill

    jay hill

    2 meses atrás

    I said this from the jump. LeBron should have went to Philly. It would be a guaranteed Finals. But he went to a team that was going to have to be rebuilt. Not smart. Unless he went to LA for other reasons.

  50. joshua morales

    joshua morales

    2 meses atrás

    Of course he does, watch him play. He tainted his legacy. Ad on the lakers will make no difference next year. Should have finished his career in a cavaliers uniform. Period

  51. windycity 78

    windycity 78

    2 meses atrás

    And nobody cares about LeBron. Didn't Nobody tell him to run over there

  52. Hadzic Rae

    Hadzic Rae

    2 meses atrás

    He went there for Los Angeles not the Lakers. I doubt he was thinking championships when he signed there. Even said himself he has nothing left to prove.

  53. Antone Fulmer

    Antone Fulmer

    2 meses atrás

    Bron is a bum,,,never will be like "Mike"

  54. Marshawn Lynch

    Marshawn Lynch

    2 meses atrás

    Smh lakers now choose between lebron or their future.......

  55. Rock’n’Rolla


    2 meses atrás

    LeBron is a toxic player. Amazing abilities but he destroys team chemistry.

  56. JamesNathanielVlogs


    2 meses atrás

    Poor Lebron, no 2 other superstars and Joey Crawford anymore 😂

  57. Andrew Hord

    Andrew Hord

    2 meses atrás

    All the other players need to step it up!! Before lebron gets injured they in 4th place during his absence fall to 8th place!! Like max was saying look who they could have got in the draft besides Ingram and Ball! I would trade Ingram and Ball both away for an All Star!!! But who know maybe Ingram gets better but they need to step up!

  58. K Biz

    K Biz

    2 meses atrás

    You watch. The cavs get Zion and then they have K Love, Zion, Sexton, Jordan Clarkson and you have the space to bring in a couple decent veteran role players. The Cavs could be a worst to first kind of situation.

  59. Picnic Chicken

    Picnic Chicken

    2 meses atrás

    Don’t you mean “Do the Lakers regret signing a Lebron?”

  60. MistaTofMaine


    2 meses atrás

    lol, the mediator keeps trying to cut in

  61. Tim Reeves

    Tim Reeves

    2 meses atrás

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Fuck I hate SAS. He is and has been, the worst.

  62. Robert El Lewis

    Robert El Lewis

    2 meses atrás

    Lakers should still have D. Russell that's were they messed up at. Max & Stephen A. be reaching at times for shit like kids for the cookie jar. LeBron missed close to a month they'll get there chemistry back, and make the playoffs.

  63. Jr Woodson

    Jr Woodson

    2 meses atrás

    Don't win a game no more. That all y'all have to do for me.

  64. Carlos Ramos

    Carlos Ramos

    2 meses atrás


  65. Slade Wind NEW

    Slade Wind NEW

    2 meses atrás

    Nope. He went for money. Clearly not legacy. Team is trash

  66. Patrick McQuail

    Patrick McQuail

    2 meses atrás

    The lakers aren’t the problem, LeBron is the problem. No one wants to play with LeBron, look at the last deadline in Cleveland, they got players but all second tier players.

  67. wddr12


    2 meses atrás

    Imagine how much the lakers regret signing over hyped Lebron instead of kawhi

  68. wddr12


    2 meses atrás

    They should trade Lebron

  69. wddr12


    2 meses atrás

    Lebron has always been carried and for the first time no one is there to carry him he’s throwing the whole team under the bus. Poisonous player and highly overrated

  70. mtrev playz

    mtrev playz

    2 meses atrás

    If he wanted to be in LA he should've went to the clippers

  71. Seantino Lin

    Seantino Lin

    2 meses atrás

    Lebron made a mistake to come LA, many unexpected things had happened these two months, top East teams have more space to sign max deals, young core grew up fast. See if he resigned another year with Cavs, he would be more respectable, and this summer he can go Knicks, Celtics, Sixers or Bucks. Even Clippers is more intriguing than Lakers.

  72. *Me &U*

    *Me &U*

    2 meses atrás

    Stephen just need to go ahead and cut his hair

  73. *Me &U*

    *Me &U*

    2 meses atrás

    Nah he had to get away from JR Smith lmfao and his family is probably loving it out there in tha valley and hills

  74. joeykantot


    2 meses atrás

    147 million reasons not to regret it

  75. Aaron Lewis

    Aaron Lewis

    2 meses atrás

    Lebron shouldve stayed in Cleveland. Its his own fault

  76. BlueStrings134


    2 meses atrás

    Lebron James just #SUCK 🤣🤣🤣

  77. tony montana

    tony montana

    2 meses atrás

    LeBron James needs to retire

  78. Ravishing Beast

    Ravishing Beast

    2 meses atrás

    Philly wanted him. He'd be there instead of Jimmy Butler. Imagine Tobias, Lebron, JoJo, Ben, and Redick as your Five. Golden State is not beating that team.

  79. matt seay

    matt seay

    2 meses atrás

    I knew it was a bad move.. he fucked up his own legacy.

  80. Yo BroMan

    Yo BroMan

    2 meses atrás

    I think LeBron, as good as he is, is more of a cancer than anything else. Why doesn't anyone want to play with him? That says a lot.

  81. Steve Morales

    Steve Morales

    2 meses atrás

    Lebron would have eclipsed Jordan if he had joined the Sixers.

    • Lawrence McDonald

      Lawrence McDonald

      2 meses atrás

      😂😂keep dreaming

  82. corvettebmw


    2 meses atrás

    Oh poor Lebron, whats wrong, its not a cake walk to the finals anymore.

  83. Gary Vartevanain

    Gary Vartevanain

    2 meses atrás

    Lakers didn't get the same LeBron Miami did.

  84. Christian Judson

    Christian Judson

    2 meses atrás

    Sorry LeBron, I find it funny that you left a city where the fans literally worshipped the ground you walked on. To go to a teem that is barely above .500. Oh yeah, you are sooo not Mike.

  85. Ponky Shaun

    Ponky Shaun

    2 meses atrás

    Jason Tatum, Diangelo Russel, and Kristaps Porzingas is going to give LeBron a championship.

  86. JiveAt5


    2 meses atrás

    LeBron is a quitter

  87. Humilde Reservado

    Humilde Reservado

    2 meses atrás

    Mann were getting kyrie and durant!!

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    Yanqin Jiang

    2 meses atrás

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  89. Seantino Lin

    Seantino Lin

    2 meses atrás

    Yes he is. Where he goes.

  90. James Boyle

    James Boyle

    2 meses atrás

    Good. Shoulda never left the Land!!!!

  91. jpalm32


    2 meses atrás

    Hope he is miserable

  92. SabuPtolemy


    2 meses atrás

    LeBron will retire with 3 rings - unless he signs a vet minimum deal with the Warriors 4 years from now. LOL

  93. Jesus Ortiz

    Jesus Ortiz

    2 meses atrás

    LeBron lost,yes feels good.

  94. Audio Visual Proof

    Audio Visual Proof

    2 meses atrás

    The bigger question is, "Does the Laker organization regret signing LeBron?" Yup! But I'm sure they knew they were getting a complaining, whining wanker before they signed him, so I can't feel sorry for either side.

  95. Sho Nuff

    Sho Nuff

    2 meses atrás

    Lebron just aint that great without superstars around him.

  96. Sho Nuff

    Sho Nuff

    2 meses atrás

    No, Lebron regrets joining the western conference. It is not a bunch of JV players in this conference.

  97. Momodou Camara

    Momodou Camara

    2 meses atrás

    Time to Ball Mr James. You the G.O.A.T after all bro. Let’s go 🏀🏀🏀

  98. Anthony P

    Anthony P

    2 meses atrás

    He’s a dickhead he should’ve came to Philly and won a ring but now we’re gonna win one without him and he’s gonna miss the playoffs LeBITCH

  99. Eric Garza

    Eric Garza

    2 meses atrás

    Max says Cavaliers didnt get lebron what he needed yet they had the highest payroll in the league multiple years and they did bring all his buddies. Its not cavs fault that guys like jr smith which lebron wanted to get signed is a head case.

  100. Rod


    2 meses atrás

    Lakers prolly regret signing his butt

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