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. Haywood Jablomy

    Haywood Jablomy

    10 horas 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

  2. Willie Blunt

    Willie Blunt

    10 horas atrás

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



    13 horas atrás

    Tampering ...

  4. nwjennings


    14 horas atrás

    Shut up, Molly.

  5. alfonso Hernandez

    alfonso Hernandez

    15 horas atrás

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

  6. Vintage Lauren

    Vintage Lauren

    15 horas atrás

    Lmao Kp Being Compared To The Dream & Dirk LMAOOOOOO

  7. Justin Majewski

    Justin Majewski

    16 horas atrás

    KP defensive monster?!!!! LMAO OMG

  8. Stephon Adair

    Stephon Adair

    18 horas 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😂👌🏾

  9. Calob Adams

    Calob Adams

    20 horas atrás

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

  10. Bill Hove

    Bill Hove

    21 hora 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

      20 horas 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

  11. West bound

    West bound

    22 horas 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

      22 horas 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

  12. VAK94


    23 horas atrás

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

  13. Seaux Savage

    Seaux Savage

    Dia atrás

    Kellerman is a cock sucker #Knickstape

  14. Lorenzo Bontorin

    Lorenzo Bontorin

    Dia atrás

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

  15. tomismop


    Dia 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

  16. Kao Saechao

    Kao Saechao

    Dia atrás

    Durant Kyrie Zion !!!

  17. klimundas1


    Dia atrás

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

  18. Zero Two

    Zero Two

    Dia atrás

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

  19. standorasbox


    Dia 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!

  20. Jeff Stevens

    Jeff Stevens

    Dia 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.

  21. KrystalWolf24


    Dia atrás

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

  22. Brandon Gordon

    Brandon Gordon

    Dia atrás

    #DoneWithDolan #DoneWithDolan

  23. Tj perry

    Tj perry

    Dia 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

  24. Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    Dia 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.

  25. ChrispyD


    Dia atrás

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

  26. Matthew Hough

    Matthew Hough

    Dia atrás

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

  27. will smith

    will smith

    Dia atrás

    Yooo max on his Stephen a smith vibes

  28. thinking man of 1978

    thinking man of 1978

    Dia atrás

    These 2 make a good duo

  29. hafiz norhashim

    hafiz norhashim

    Dia atrás

    what about Zion??

  30. Tamara Davis

    Tamara Davis

    Dia 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

  31. Andrew “GOAT” Luck “CPOY” “MVP”

    Andrew “GOAT” Luck “CPOY” “MVP”

    Dia atrás

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

  32. Pre Got Beats

    Pre Got Beats

    Dia atrás

    Max is slowly transforming into Steven A Smith

  33. BokLao


    Dia atrás

    Molly STFU damn

  34. Joshua Olson

    Joshua Olson

    Dia atrás

    KD only goes to championship teams tho...

  35. tshepo legodi

    tshepo legodi

    Dia atrás

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

  36. Jhon Barthelmy

    Jhon Barthelmy

    Dia 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

  37. Jhon Barthelmy

    Jhon Barthelmy

    Dia 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.

  38. Ralph


    Dia 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.

  39. Playah Dub

    Playah Dub

    Dia atrás

    Ima say it Kp is a overrated injury prone player

  40. Eric Bellamy

    Eric Bellamy

    Dia atrás

    Max annoying

  41. Remarkable SeiF

    Remarkable SeiF

    Dia atrás

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

  42. Miguel Silvestre

    Miguel Silvestre

    Dia atrás

    Molly is so annoying

  43. anthony espinosa

    anthony espinosa

    Dia atrás

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

  44. osayamen omigie

    osayamen omigie

    Dia atrás

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

  45. Bubble Caramel Peach20

    Bubble Caramel Peach20

    Dia atrás

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

  46. Rebel5012 Rebel5012

    Rebel5012 Rebel5012

    Dia atrás

    Damn the knicks are desperate

  47. Jamar Roberts

    Jamar Roberts

    Dia atrás

    Max sound like a women scorn lol

  48. Jamar Roberts

    Jamar Roberts

    Dia atrás

    Max get off Dolan D... You pathetic

  49. Ethan Ackley

    Ethan Ackley

    Dia atrás

    molly is so annoying

  50. vambo13257


    Dia atrás

    Molly needs to clam up!!

  51. Port Gambino

    Port Gambino

    Dia atrás

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

  52. Nate Rod

    Nate Rod

    Dia atrás

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

  53. Shimo barikage

    Shimo barikage

    Dia atrás

    Max was trippin loooolllllllll

  54. Carl Benjamin

    Carl Benjamin

    Dia atrás

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

  55. Kudoss Guitar Music

    Kudoss Guitar Music

    Dia atrás

    Im in a crazy box😂😂😂💀💀

  56. Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    Dia 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.

  57. Danny Blau

    Danny Blau

    Dia 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.

  58. Richard W

    Richard W

    Dia atrás

    Max is right

  59. Keith Nandin

    Keith Nandin

    Dia 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.

  60. evan browne

    evan browne

    Dia atrás

    Get ready for failure.

  61. Richard Luna

    Richard Luna

    Dia atrás

    Knicks are not getting shit

  62. MLG_HAVOC JD23


    Dia atrás


  63. MLG_HAVOC JD23


    Dia atrás

    Where is Stephen A.???? im worried

  64. The3Natural


    Dia atrás

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

  65. Kessel Bloxk

    Kessel Bloxk

    Dia atrás

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

  66. Vaughan Hogan

    Vaughan Hogan

    Dia atrás

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



    Dia atrás

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

  68. wajid khan

    wajid khan

    Dia 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.

  69. Sergio DO OR DIE

    Sergio DO OR DIE

    2 dias atrás

    Kd needs the warriors the warriors need kd

  70. Chocolate ThunderBear

    Chocolate ThunderBear

    2 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.

  71. Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes

    2 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.

  72. mansoor p

    mansoor p

    2 dias atrás

    Max is so much smarter than everyone on First Take.

  73. Mack McCoy

    Mack McCoy

    2 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.

  74. Jeff Ree

    Jeff Ree

    2 dias atrás

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

  75. Grant Jackson

    Grant Jackson

    2 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

  76. Nick


    2 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

  77. Marcus Brown

    Marcus Brown

    2 dias atrás

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

  78. Marcus Brown

    Marcus Brown

    2 dias atrás

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

  79. Matthew Edwards

    Matthew Edwards

    2 dias atrás

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

  80. GadesGades


    2 dias atrás

    KD and Zion are gonna dominate on the Knicks next year

  81. kyuu021


    2 dias atrás

    max a clown

  82. Ben Johnatan

    Ben Johnatan

    2 dias atrás

    Max the hack,why are you screaming ?!

  83. Deenomz


    2 dias atrás

    I see the molly hate but she’s needed here

  84. Kevin durant burner account

    Kevin durant burner account

    2 dias atrás

    Why does Molly talk? Seriously he's debating Will not Will and her dumb ass. Please jalen get her pregnant so she can go away

  85. Serafim Alves

    Serafim Alves

    2 dias atrás

    james dolan is not as bad as mike ashley... ashley out nowwww!!!!!!

  86. Josh


    2 dias atrás

    As a Knicks fan and would love to see KD come NY, why would he? They can offer him a max deal seems like the only actual draw. Other teams can too who are in better positions. Now the KP thing. I didn't like it, I think he has a great style that is fun to watch (kind of why I like KD so much, lanky with a good move set), but he requested the trade. What should they have done? Hold onto him and just let him walk? Glass half full me says they got rid of some big contracts which would have been hard to get rid of otherwise so that's good. He is also showing signs of being injury prone. He has yet to play a full season and has played less games each year he's been in the league. Who knows what the future will bring for him, but I hope he gets and stays healthy and has a great career.

  87. Bráulio Bosi

    Bráulio Bosi

    2 dias atrás

    Max did not get enough praise for that mega millions take. That was brilliant!

  88. Mark


    2 dias atrás

    molly is the reason why I watch undisputed. She's probably the reason why Skip went there too

  89. Michaelveli9


    2 dias atrás

    The knicks are already a complete failure

  90. Israel Mena

    Israel Mena

    2 dias atrás

    I'm on max! Smh why Knicks just why! 🧕🤯🤯

  91. Ben Charlton - Hibbert

    Ben Charlton - Hibbert

    2 dias atrás

    Will got it and was arguing a separate point. Molly didn’t get it😂

  92. Vince Smith

    Vince Smith

    2 dias atrás

    Max is talking to the 2 dumbest ppl on this earth

  93. sinistavoicez


    2 dias atrás

    The Knicks are getting no one. Not Kyrie, not KD, no one

  94. Chris Tacopina

    Chris Tacopina

    2 dias atrás

    Just to be clear here, Molly is supposed to be a moderator right? Someone remind her of that because her input is horrible.

  95. chenrayen


    2 dias atrás

    Max did a great Stephen impression.

  96. The Big Time Channel

    The Big Time Channel

    2 dias atrás

    KD will not sign with the Knicks. He needs a bandwagon to jump on. He's proven that.

  97. Renxsis


    2 dias atrás

    "They were morons! We got it!" loool Will

  98. Christopher Jackson

    Christopher Jackson

    2 dias atrás

    You telling the truth max

  99. joseph mackey

    joseph mackey

    2 dias atrás

    Nobody wants to play for the KNICKS 😂😂😂😂 simple all that new York knick PRIDE is cool but there organization is terrible only thing the Knicks can offer is MADISON SQUARE GARDEN that's it and the city that never sleeps that it lol

  100. jaebiz


    2 dias atrás

    Max has been watching too many rap battle videos: "The most failed owner" STFU dude this is hyperbole at its worst. I know drawing on the past and tossing out some physical specifications of a player you like passes for intelligent sports talk but lets deep dive into the landscape: 1.) Three of the top tier FA already have RINGS. While 6 rings sounds nice, Kyrie, Kawhai, Klay, and KD all have, rings, multiple in some cases. So brand building, exposure from a marketing standpoint and transitioning into other business ventures might make sense in the tri state area for some on this list. Well two. But if that doesn't happen... 2.) The coffers will be full(er) The Knicks draft capital moving forward: 2019: Top-5 overall pick + 2nd rd via ORL, CLE or HOU 2020: NYK 1st + CHA 2nd 2021: NYK 1st + DAL 1st (unprotected) + CHA 2nd 2022: NYK 1st + NYK 2nd 2023: NYK 1st + DAL 1st (protected 1-10) + NYK 2nd Look at Bostons or the Sixers position a few years ago, and hauls are similar. The Knicks are in excellent position moving forward. If they suck for three years? Wonderful. Knox/Roberson/Trier/DSJ/Zion(2019)/top 5 pick(2020)/top ten pick + possible top one to fifteen pick(2021) the Knicks will have a ton of tradable or developmental lottery talent. This hasn't happened since I've followed the team. 3.) They aren't done! I know some fans don't care about high draft picks, but fortunately most other GMs do-they are regarded as valuable to rebuilding teams and for good reason-there is real analytical evidence as to why collecting draft capital-or even former lottery picks that have been up and down production wise-is the way forward. Again Sixers/Boston/Brooklyn are recent examples of this. 4.) Availability is the best ability. KP has missed 110 of 296 possible games in four seasons thanks to a long list of injuries. Since 2015, he has suffered the following: Torn left ACL Sore left Achilles Sore left knee Sprained left ankle Sore left groin Strained left quad Bruised left thigh Sore right hip Sprained right ankle Sore right foot Inflammation to the bone and tendon of his right knee Lower-back tightness Right-shoulder strain An unspecified right-elbow issue Plus, Porzingis has missed games for an upper-respiratory infection and bouts of stomach flu. The Knicks jump started its rebuild and multiple shots (2019,2020,2021) at giving out two max spots or trading for a max player, all the while collecting young players in the draft. So if now of those 2 Mavs first round picks becomes an heathy all star, this trade is a resounding win for the Knicks. Oh I know KP is going to make them a WCF contender and the pick a mid 20s one right? Well see above. Oh and he's also 7'3'. Or you can give him the supermax, give his brother input into personnel selection and hope he doesn't miss games, and hope to sell FA on your theoretical superstar. Notice how a lot of players stayed silent about this trade except Lebrons social media guard dog Joel E. Word gets around. Knicks strike out this year? OK. Then they can keep taking swings at the draft batting circle with 7 first round picks over 5 years. It's already netted the team Knox, Roberson, and Tier. Three of the next 5 years of FA classes has a superstar player in it.If they hit with a #1 in any of those years, you can package that, another one of your picks, and a young player or two and trade for a superstar and retain his supermax rights in some cases. So with the salary cap, draft picks, and young assets as a team moving forward, the Knicks are truly in a modern position from a basket ball roster strategy perspective. I know its easier to simply stick to 'they suck' theme and cut and paste it, but this is how you rebuild in todays NBA. Max you really sound uninformed about todays NBA.

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