Not signing Kevin Durant would be a complete failure for the Knicks - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman of First Take takes a shot at New York Knicks owner James Dolan, suggesting that if the New York Knicks do not sign Kevin Durant this offseason, it is a complete failure by the franchise and the owner.
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  1. Karl Stephens

    Karl Stephens

    9 horas atrás

    Most of y'all don't understand, 1. KP was out , no matter what the KNICKS wanted to do. The damage was done during the Phil Jackson era. 2. KP not only said he wasn't going to resign and but he also threatened to go back to Europe for the rest of the season , which would have took away any leverage the KNICKS would have had in a trade for KP..... 3. KP threatened to tell other players not to come to new York. WHAT ELSE COULD THE KNICKS HAVE DONE, IF KP WAS UNWILLING TO GIVE THE NEW KNICKS FRONT OFFICE A CHANCE TO RIGHT THE SHIP? KEEP IN MIND THE NEW KNICKS FRONT OFFICE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB THIS YEAR ..... We have cap space for 2 max contracts, 7 1st round picks in the next 4 years, plus a stable of talented young players . They might even get ZION ..... What else could the KNICKS have done?

  2. Rapid Gaminn

    Rapid Gaminn

    12 horas atrás

    imagine Knicks with PG: Kyrie SG: Dennis smith JR SF: KD PF: Zion C: Jordan

  3. Mustafa Ansari

    Mustafa Ansari

    13 horas atrás

    He’s not going to the knicks he said he wasn’t lol wtf

  4. REAL Wavves

    REAL Wavves

    17 horas atrás

    Who’s the white guy impersonating Stephen a Smith lol

  5. The ComedyJunker

    The ComedyJunker

    Dia atrás

    Max knows what he is talking about

  6. Yousuf Mohammad

    Yousuf Mohammad

    Dia atrás

    Gotta be honest that metaphor by Max was perfect.

  7. Weichen Xu

    Weichen Xu

    2 dias atrás

    molly is so annoying

  8. Brad Mason

    Brad Mason

    2 dias atrás


  9. Brad Mason

    Brad Mason

    2 dias atrás


  10. hip360hop


    2 dias atrás

    Use me as a please fire Molly button

  11. OfInterest


    2 dias atrás

    Molly stfu

  12. Steven Saravia

    Steven Saravia

    2 dias atrás

    Wtf does Molly hate Max or something? I never see her agree with him; Only talking over or against him 😒🙄

  13. Plugs Radio 96.7 FM

    Plugs Radio 96.7 FM

    2 dias atrás

    This was a really bad take by Max lol. How doesn’t he get they couldn’t get KD, Kyrie, & KP w/o ridding of Hardaway & Lee contracts. Needed to pair KP w/ bad contracts for a team to accept them. Very simple.

  14. K.F. Chow

    K.F. Chow

    2 dias atrás

    Can the Knicks be sued for false advertising?

  15. Isaac Schreiber

    Isaac Schreiber

    2 dias atrás

    Lol what do molly and will not get? the point Max makes is pretty easy to understand and verify

  16. Jeremy Fuller

    Jeremy Fuller

    2 dias atrás

    Isn't this the same retard who said Durant isn't a top 5 player in the NBA? You can't listen to anything Max says honestly. Plus he's a fucking bitch for switching up teams

  17. SharpWanker Elite

    SharpWanker Elite

    2 dias atrás

    But KP won't play a minuet for the Mavs in 2019 lol Knicks win. He's been pro three years and hurt three years.

  18. Camron Clandening

    Camron Clandening

    2 dias atrás

    Max is so salty about trading off KP. LMAO

  19. The Holy Yogi

    The Holy Yogi

    2 dias atrás

    It is clear Max misses Stephen A. Smith....the impersonation is funny!

  20. Haywood Jablomy

    Haywood Jablomy

    2 dias atrás

    Everytime max has a hot take 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ i hate KD but why the f would he wanna ho to the worst franchise in the league with the worst owner in the league??? No one with a brain wants to play for dolan. Same reason why no one wants to stay in cleveland. Cause dan gilbert is an asshole

  21. Willie Blunt

    Willie Blunt

    2 dias atrás

    Imagine .....KD, kuzma, Zion , kyrie,anthony Davis to the knicks



    2 dias atrás

    Tampering ...

  23. nwjennings


    2 dias atrás

    Shut up, Molly.

  24. ElVer Galarga

    ElVer Galarga

    2 dias atrás

    Molly stfu,, u just saying shit ppl said before..

  25. Vintage Lauren

    Vintage Lauren

    3 dias atrás

    Lmao Kp Being Compared To The Dream & Dirk LMAOOOOOO

  26. Justin Majewski

    Justin Majewski

    3 dias atrás

    KP defensive monster?!!!! LMAO OMG

  27. Stephon Adair

    Stephon Adair

    3 dias atrás

    That was a good Comparison Max “They one the lottery then used the money to by more tickets” Perfect of all your similes that’s my Favorite😂👌🏾

  28. Calob Adams

    Calob Adams

    3 dias atrás

    Kyrie and Jimmy B is fine and good because they can draft Zion possibly . But they never should traded Porzingis🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️

  29. Bill Hove

    Bill Hove

    3 dias atrás

    Kp didn't love new york matter fact he most likely never got over being booed out the building on draft night. Knowing liberal new york they probably saw a white guy get drafted and assumed it was his privilege or whatever nutty conspiracy theories are being pushed by the crazy communist perfessor on campus that week lmao

    • Bill Hove

      Bill Hove

      3 dias atrás

      But hey new york fans weren't really wrong kp didn't do anything for that team except avg. 16 points they didn't make the playoffs with him i don't even think they won 30 games with him so maybe the boos were justified

  30. West bound

    West bound

    3 dias atrás

    The girls on this show always try to jump in but they only know like a part of it and look dumb.

    • West bound

      West bound

      3 dias atrás

      Note: I don’t have anything against them I just think when they try to join in and don’t know what their talking about it just comes across as dumb

  31. VAK94


    3 dias atrás

    With Knicks luck and Front office they're going to sign Jimmy Buckets and Kemba to max deals LMAOOOOOOOO

  32. Seaux Savage

    Seaux Savage

    3 dias atrás

    Kellerman is a cock sucker #Knickstape

  33. Lorenzo Bontorin

    Lorenzo Bontorin

    3 dias atrás

    The Knicks are so bad that even Max Kellerman can be right about something. Good to know :D

  34. tomismop


    3 dias atrás

    Just stay with your team damn. I hate the Warriors but if everyone already thinks you're a snake you might as well have 10 rings to go with it

  35. Kao Saechao

    Kao Saechao

    3 dias atrás

    Durant Kyrie Zion !!!

  36. klimundas1


    3 dias atrás

    i like max way better then skip and he was a str8 savage here

  37. Zero Two

    Zero Two

    3 dias atrás

    True... if knicks doesnt sign knicks this summer, i cant imagine how bad their trade is just to fail this free agency..

  38. Stanley Palaima

    Stanley Palaima

    3 dias atrás

    Max you keep looking at the mistakes they made in the past that led to porzingis wanting to leave; so in the CURRENT situation they made the best move the could. Obviously what they did up to that point was idiotic; we’re talking about what they had to do NOW to remedy a bad situation!

  39. Jeff Stevens

    Jeff Stevens

    3 dias atrás

    So the Knicks are dumb for making this move. Sure. They traded away a 7”3 talented crybaby who wasn’t patient enough to let the young talent around him develop, who’s never played a full season since he got into the league. And all they got was a 2nd year player that’s a solid pg, the most cap space in the league, and TWO first round draft picks. Yup. Completely dumb. I hope they draft Zion and he yams it on him. This isn’t like Anthony Davis’s situation where he’s given 7 years to the pelicans and they couldn’t put a solid team around him, this is a guy who can’t stay on the floor, and is too impatient to be “the man” of any team, let alone the one team that any star player would immediately gain immortal status to the public if they simply contend again. Dallas will see the best in him but only because he’ll be playing second fiddle to Luka.

  40. KrystalWolf24


    3 dias atrás

    Max is 100% right. You can’t ignore what happened if you’re talking about the position the Knicks are in now

  41. Brandon Gordon

    Brandon Gordon

    3 dias atrás

    #DoneWithDolan #DoneWithDolan

  42. Tj perry

    Tj perry

    3 dias atrás

    Max kellerman is the only guy who thinks a 7'3 guy with injury issues is a good investment smh this guy is delusional

  43. Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    3 dias atrás

    Max is tripping! Porzingas is going to be a Shawn Bradley at best. Another soft ass European stick. I guarantee the unicorn will be hurt almost every season.

  44. ChrispyD


    3 dias atrás

    This guy MAX is STOOPID. Who would want to play for that DUMB DUMB owner ?? Honestly. Nets far more appealing

  45. Matthew Hough

    Matthew Hough

    3 dias atrás

    KD isn't going. GSW is a dynasty team. There not my team but they got it for 4 more titles

  46. will smith

    will smith

    3 dias atrás

    Yooo max on his Stephen a smith vibes

  47. thinking man of 1978

    thinking man of 1978

    3 dias atrás

    These 2 make a good duo

  48. hafiz norhashim

    hafiz norhashim

    3 dias atrás

    what about Zion??

  49. Tamara Davis

    Tamara Davis

    3 dias atrás

    Max is right. Im so over this Knicks bullshit. You've had more than enough time to build a team that can compete for a title. We didn't wait 20 years for you to build a 2nd round team. Show me a title chance or GET OUT MY FACE

  50. Andrew “GOAT” Luck “CPOY” “MVP”

    Andrew “GOAT” Luck “CPOY” “MVP”

    3 dias atrás

    You can tell the Knicks have severely damaged Max as a human. This is authentic PTSD from the poor guy

  51. Pre Got Beats

    Pre Got Beats

    3 dias atrás

    Max is slowly transforming into Steven A Smith

  52. BokLao


    3 dias atrás

    Molly STFU damn

  53. Joshua Olson

    Joshua Olson

    3 dias atrás

    KD only goes to championship teams tho...

  54. tshepo legodi

    tshepo legodi

    3 dias atrás

    Wait a minute wasn't Max going around not so long ago claiming that KD is NOT A TOP 5 PLAYER??

  55. Jhon Barthelmy

    Jhon Barthelmy

    3 dias atrás

    And as a knicks fan..... KD should come through chip or not. Knicks gon hand KD the Keys ! FOREVER ! Win a chip in NY and you a Legend up there with Jordan damn near ! And the rest will follow all the all stars and rookies, whatever everybody know Golden State is for the Golden Boys Curry & Klay lol

  56. Jhon Barthelmy

    Jhon Barthelmy

    3 dias atrás

    Bro ! Talk Facts ! Max going OFF . Why these new guys trynna play a OG like Max smh lol Will & Molly gotta convince us better I’m starting to feel a sense of antics coming along . Complete failure if knicks don’t get KD and we ain’t have to trade Porzingis. Porzingis , KD , ( Kyrie, Jimmy Butler, or Kemba) andddddddd maybe ZION ! Come on.

  57. Ralph


    3 dias atrás

    Max hits the nail on the head. Dolan is worst owner in franchise history. I would like to add ... Fizdale is worst coach in Knicks history as well.

  58. Playah Dub

    Playah Dub

    3 dias atrás

    Ima say it Kp is a overrated injury prone player

  59. Eric Bellamy

    Eric Bellamy

    3 dias atrás

    Max annoying

  60. Remarkable SeiF

    Remarkable SeiF

    3 dias atrás

    Why tf does Max keep saying Kristaps is an elite defender? So not true.

  61. Miguel Silvestre

    Miguel Silvestre

    3 dias atrás

    Molly is so annoying

  62. anthony espinosa

    anthony espinosa

    4 dias atrás

    molly. shut the FUCK up please for the love of jesus

  63. osayamen omigie

    osayamen omigie

    4 dias atrás

    Only Steve A. knows how to calm him down... lol

  64. Bubble Caramel Peach20

    Bubble Caramel Peach20

    4 dias atrás

    If he goes there then he will be fishing in cancun early.... knicks is a weak ass team....

  65. Rebel5012 Rebel5012

    Rebel5012 Rebel5012

    4 dias atrás

    Damn the knicks are desperate

  66. Jamar Roberts

    Jamar Roberts

    4 dias atrás

    Max sound like a women scorn lol

  67. Jamar Roberts

    Jamar Roberts

    4 dias atrás

    Max get off Dolan D... You pathetic

  68. Ethan Ackley

    Ethan Ackley

    4 dias atrás

    molly is so annoying

  69. vambo13257


    4 dias atrás

    Molly needs to clam up!!

  70. Port Gambino

    Port Gambino

    4 dias atrás

    Max a New York native that changed to a Laker fan everything he says is cap

  71. Nate Rod

    Nate Rod

    4 dias atrás

    Y’all some haters kd and Kyrie next year to the Knicks, just watch!! Knicks for life

  72. Shimo barikage

    Shimo barikage

    4 dias atrás

    Max was trippin loooolllllllll

  73. Carl Benjamin

    Carl Benjamin

    4 dias atrás

    Kyrie and jimmy would been nice enough for a franchise whose botched it for a while

  74. Kudoss Guitar Music

    Kudoss Guitar Music

    4 dias atrás

    Im in a crazy box😂😂😂💀💀

  75. Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    4 dias atrás

    knicks havent been relevant since the 90s. the media needs to realize this and stop hyping them up as a top FA destination city. not a single superstar wants to play with the knicks.

  76. Danny Blau

    Danny Blau

    4 dias atrás

    As a Warriors fan, i'm going to say this. Is it a possibility KD leaves at the end of the season? Sure. Is it likely it is to the Knicks? Absolutely not. Look....the Knicks right now and the last several years are basically The Warriors of most of my life. They are an inept organazation with a terrible owner, haven't drafted well, had burdened themselves with bad contracts. They have nothing to offer outside of money and the fact that it's "new york". literally, nothing. They have a top 5 draft pick? They have been terrible at drafting for a decade and you can probably argue they lucked into KP despite themselves. Remember, The Warriors biggest Free Agent they signed of the last 20 years before KD they signed was Igoudala. Even at that time, he wasn't a top 10 player in the league in anyone's eyes. It took the Warriors getting new owners, a new coach, drafting well and promisingly multiple years in a row, Steph proving he was healthy, them getting to the playoffs and winning a series against a team better than them before even Igoudala was willing to go sign there. Then it took them winning a championship, winning 73 games and losing in game 7 to get their first big time free agent signing pretty much ever in KD. That isn't even addressing all the conflicts of KD going to new york. The fact that he hasn't ever really expressed any interest in wanting or needing his own team and to be the guy from the ground up, he doesn't handle media pressure particularly well so going to a garbage team in a city with the most relentless and critical sports media in the country isn't really something he would be clamoring to go to.

  77. Richard W

    Richard W

    4 dias atrás

    Max is right

  78. Keith Nandin

    Keith Nandin

    4 dias atrás

    I like max, but he’s just a salty knicks fan. Porzingis has potential but he has health concerns. To compare him to Hakeem at the end of his career as max did is almost laughable. Porzingis can defend the rim, yes. But out on the perimeter he’s slow and has poor stamina. At least let him play 70 games in back to back years with good production before you start acting like the knicks sold away an all time great lol.

  79. evan browne

    evan browne

    4 dias atrás

    Get ready for failure.

  80. Richard Luna

    Richard Luna

    4 dias atrás

    Knicks are not getting shit

  81. MLG_HAVOC JD23


    4 dias atrás


  82. MLG_HAVOC JD23


    4 dias atrás

    Where is Stephen A.???? im worried

  83. The3Natural


    4 dias atrás

    Molly: trust the process. Max’s entire point was how they botched the process.

  84. Kessel Bloxk

    Kessel Bloxk

    4 dias atrás

    That’s the best possible analogy for the situation 😂niggas hit the jackpot and spent it on lotto tickets

  85. Vaughan Hogan

    Vaughan Hogan

    4 dias atrás

    Max know my boi curry need 3 mo rings right?kd aint goin no wea yall buggin frfr😕😴



    4 dias atrás

    James Dolan must have smashed Max lady, because he is going too hard at Dolan.. smh

  87. wajid khan

    wajid khan

    4 dias atrás

    I think if they get one of kd or kyrie then they still failed. Because they could have had kp to match up with the other. Also Knicks could have waited to trade him this off-season to Dallas.

  88. Sergio DO OR DIE

    Sergio DO OR DIE

    4 dias atrás

    Kd needs the warriors the warriors need kd

  89. Chocolate ThunderBear

    Chocolate ThunderBear

    4 dias atrás

    Max is right. You should run your franchise so a player like Porzingas doesn't want to leave. The Knicks have been run so poorly for so long.

  90. Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes

    4 dias atrás

    max is 100% right. I dont get why people dont understand. They traded their best player in 20 years for CAP SPACE. yea cap space is good. nice of you to notice. you DONT trade your best player for it! its unreal. some knick fans even say if they dont sign a free agent this offseason just keep the rebuild going. what??? so keep sinking as a franchise trade away your best player and hope to sign someone in a few years?? you mean when cap space would of cleared anyways?? what plan is that?? a smart franchise would of KP AND cap space. In 2 years the mavs bad contracts will be gone and they will have KP and donic for the next 14 years! This team sucks. the trade had some good elements to it. but ultimately what it is is trading your best player for lottery tickets. and fans continue to support it. If the knicks dont land KD and an all start now im done w the knicks. I cant give them any more leeway.

  91. mansoor p

    mansoor p

    4 dias atrás

    Max is so much smarter than everyone on First Take.

  92. Mack McCoy

    Mack McCoy

    4 dias atrás

    Is it just me or has Molly been doin’ her homework? They let her talk a little bit and she actually sounded like she knew what she was talking about.

  93. Jeff Ree

    Jeff Ree

    4 dias atrás

    Up next on "two dumb white guys and a girl talk basketball"

  94. Grant Jackson

    Grant Jackson

    4 dias atrás

    I used to think that Max was annoying... but man he seems like a pretty likeable guy compared to this thottie Will Cain

  95. Nick


    4 dias atrás

    He isn’t basically Yao Ming’s height dude what the fuvk are u talking about Yao Ming 7’6 no shoes Kristaps 7’3 is a stretch

  96. Marcus Brown

    Marcus Brown

    4 dias atrás

    Y’all forget porzingis was about to be out. He was gonna sign a 1 year deal and bounce

  97. Marcus Brown

    Marcus Brown

    4 dias atrás

    Max just said it has to be a top 5 player but didn’t he say kd wasn’t top 5? 🤔

  98. Matthew Edwards

    Matthew Edwards

    4 dias atrás

    Someone needs to tell that woman to shut up and do her job

  99. GadesGades


    4 dias atrás

    KD and Zion are gonna dominate on the Knicks next year

  100. kyuu021


    4 dias atrás

    max a clown

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