Stephen A.: Butler questions the heart of Towns and Wiggins | First Take

August
August

04:57 THE FIRST TIME STEPHEN A SMITH DOESNT KNOW THE GUY THIS IS BLASPHEMOUS!

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Eric Madison
Eric Madison

I’m glad my Sixers got him now no soft on our team, and we want to win badly.

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smokin tokin
smokin tokin

SAS be listening to that killshot haha

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KnOcKs101 Prime
KnOcKs101 Prime

I haven't really watched this show since skip left. Seen a few videos like this here and there but damn this show is boring compared to undisputed with Shannon and Skiiiippp.

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darnell16player
darnell16player

Nothing wrong on what Butler was doing, he has the old school way in him! We need more players like that along with big men in the post not worrying about 3's and 1-3's in this order: Distribute the ball, slash and attack the basket and the last thing is shooting more mid-range jumpers and less 3's.

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Charlie Lawson
Charlie Lawson

Been saying this about KAT since day one... don’t wanna hear it now. He’s a scrub, y’all was saying he was better than AD and Embiid stfu now

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Wesley Walker-Wiz TV
Wesley Walker-Wiz TV

Boy was max way off on this one

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Taurean Clarke
Taurean Clarke

It ain't just about money Max, it's about how did the late Aretha put it? R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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John Stewart
John Stewart

eat shit steven a smith ...K.A.T. and wiggens are the heart and soul of the timberwolves and all butler wants to do is be a crybitch about everything that doesn't go his way

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hotman718
hotman718

Jimmy Butler wants to win. KAT and Wiggins are just content making money,

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Matty Mclean
Matty Mclean

Max is GOAT

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Jason Larson
Jason Larson

Can someone PLEASE shut this dumb mother fucker up?!!!

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Q Ali
Q Ali

They need to just follow the OG lead. He got y’all to the playoffs

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Mr. Madhatter
Mr. Madhatter

fresh or no. 3rd rate players have no business beating your starters. period.

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GREAT GREAT GRINDFATHER
GREAT GREAT GRINDFATHER

So Is Wiggins a bust now???🤔

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Supreme Unicorn
Supreme Unicorn

What does Max KETTLEMAN knows about Jimmy Butler? what does he actually know about basketball?

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TrustNotMyHeart
TrustNotMyHeart

God bless Molly but they don't care for her input. It may be time for her to move on..if her input isn't a part of the plan for this show. She is ready for growth and it isn't here.

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Aggravated Genius
Aggravated Genius

We talk about Jimmy like he is actually a player that makes an impact. I'm taking Kat over Butler anyday

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Aggravated Genius
Aggravated Genius

Fck Jimmy....Karl is the hardest worker on the team

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bigmac5066
bigmac5066

Jimmy Butler should've never been at Timberwolf because they don't appreciate a winner like Jimmy Butler. It's not about money like Jimmy said. Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love both left and became champions. It's a shit hole organization..

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G Hecticc
G Hecticc

KAT spends too much time on fortnite live instead of in the gym loosing weight improving his game. And Andrew Wiggins has no highlights for about 2-3 yrs. He's a bust, shown no improvement in his game. Do something different every year to mix up your game. He's boring to watch.

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whoody G Ponder
whoody G Ponder

Yall better stop falling for this media hype! These guys are the future (KAT & Wiggins) Jimmy buckets is A 2nd round overachiever who really plays for Stats! Like Max says Jimmy doing this for 💰

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Paul Lumas
Paul Lumas

It's not just 'one' reason max. There can be other factors. I think the main issue is the winning mentality Is lacking in timberwolves organization. He sees that and wants out. He was excited to be a wolf at first but now sees they just want money and no true passion for the game. Everybody wants there deserved money but jimmy main issue is the 'heart' and love for the game of KAT and Wiggins

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liftingcarbsdaily
liftingcarbsdaily

Butler is toxic

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Donnateflon Tha Pharoah
Donnateflon Tha Pharoah

Towns a Winner Wigs need to step it up and speak more

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Donnateflon Tha Pharoah
Donnateflon Tha Pharoah

So if Jimmy Butler wouldn't got hurt late last season the T Wolves wouldn't have been around the third seed in the west. Jimmy should be happy they need him to be in that spot. This is about them being #1 picks and getting those big contracts call a spade a spade. They younger and the cap went up.

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americandesi2k5
americandesi2k5

Max is annoying af

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CpDa Foo
CpDa Foo

Max was funny coming into the argument lol

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raffpants618
raffpants618

what does soft or hard have to do with basketball? The entire league is soft. The warriors are satin and kill teams. Why don't they talk about how butler smashed kats gf and now kat wants him gone or the fact the no one wants butler?

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OTKP
OTKP

Butler right, HE SOFT! He not physical at all he would rather be a 3 Point specialist than to get physical in that Paint

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Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin

Butler is there best player hands down, pay the man. Wiggins sucks. Its about respect, if love the game and you want to win you do not let Butler and 3rd stringers beat you no matter what.

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WD A
WD A

shut up molly and keep swallowin jaylan roses kids

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Wisconsin Living
Wisconsin Living

The Wolves offered Butler 4 years and 110 million dollars and he turned it down! C'mon man! If it ain't about the money like he says, what's that say about him??? He's LYING.

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Butter Johnson
Butter Johnson

Max actually got it right. Butler can't take a pay cut so that a guy like Wiggins can stick around on an undeserved max contract.

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william blake
william blake

hey, SAS, you need afro. not kidding, a big round fluffy afro hairstyle.

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The King-Danchie State of Mind
The King-Danchie State of Mind

Wolves are full of new generation soft asf player. Butler does not fit well in that team...its not all about the money

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Soren Leaver
Soren Leaver

Steven A seems like he's lost his neck in this video

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HipHopopotamus
HipHopopotamus

Who the fuck cares? Shit is funny.

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Definitive1
Definitive1

Portland Trail Blazers need to trade for Jimmy Butler. Put him next to Lillard, McCollum, and Nurkic and see what they can do.

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abdel aziz ibrahim
abdel aziz ibrahim

Poor Jimmy. i hope everyone still remeber how chicago tried to lowball him by benching him so he wont get a higher contract and it is happening again MIN dont want to pay him.

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Lor Dj
Lor Dj

Jimmy should go to Utah and team up with Donovan they will be tough🤯

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Eddie Thagod
Eddie Thagod

My boi jimmy gotta go to LA with lebron. Who works as hard as him.

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Boricua Montana
Boricua Montana

Hey guys if you were big scarface fans check out my youtube channel Boricua Montana and see what pisses off tony Montana

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Kevin Masters
Kevin Masters

Andrew Wiggins is a freaken No.1 bust just like Bennett was...he has no heart and is lazy as fark!

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Kevin Masters
Kevin Masters

Trade Jimmy Butler to Cleveland please so he can team up with Kevin Love and put the Cavs right back into the contention.

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Miguel Med
Miguel Med

I love watching people argue over other people’s careers

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Pure Jokes
Pure Jokes

I’m sure KAT & Wiggins are aren’t as passionate as nor have the DAWG in them like Butler do!!! They take this shit as a joke.

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Christopher Y. Kim
Christopher Y. Kim

Max said Wiggin is not a starter? I mean his defense is pretty bad but Wiggins would start on plenty of NBA teams. Tff...Max is gone during ESPNs next budget cuts. Bet that. Kellerman been off his meds lately, that or ESPN is force feeding Max so there can be some sort of debate with Screamin A. 🤷‍♂️

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Beast mode
Beast mode

I mean the way i see it these players make too much $$$ not to want to win...were talkin....153 mill-210 million dollar contracts im sayin when u make that kind of money the only thing on ur mind should be that championship ring💍👑

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Brandon Simeon
Brandon Simeon

Hold up I respect jimmy but I know on gods green earth he wouldn't never speak to Derrick Rose Like that. Drose must of been home or something because Derrick Rose is Better than him and have more heart. He taught Butler how to be a Dog. Also he was watching rose drop 30 while sitting on the bench in Chicago. So I know derrick rose wasn't on KAT or wiggins team because he would not let that happen

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Aashiq Jivani
Aashiq Jivani

Peep Stephen A. signaling to Max at 4:16 not to go back and forth with Molly but stopping halfway realizing the camera's on him LOL

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ℋarlan ℰ†ling
ℋarlan ℰ†ling

*Satan,* *_Who exactly are you making all of your "sports content" for? There's no living human males left to watch it - stop squandering my dad's resources, you carbuncle suckling smegma hound!_*

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Habeev07
Habeev07

SO FUNNY. If PG13 or Bulter came to PORTLAND.... look there they would be.... WAY further than OKC and MIN are right now. lol. POR would be in a 3 team race with HOU and GSW for the Title. No fucking doubt. FREE AGENTS NEED TO COME JOIN Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic, Aminu, Harkless, and Collins. POR won the NW division WITHOUT THEM... Its bc DAMIAN IS THE REAL SUPERSTAR!!!

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Kyler's Laboratory
Kyler's Laboratory

Kate and Wiggins did not try there hardies they don’t care they just want money Wiggins should be a 2 stringer he should not be a starter if you trade Wiggins and butler you got a big fish and if you get out of there contract and get some good rookies they would be great trust me it makes sense Butler is like 29 30 Wiggins 30 31 you can get towns a good starter like Paul George and Steven Atams you got Paul Steven cat.trade Jeff and taj Gibson you can get good players at off season

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Justin Tran
Justin Tran

KAT and Wiggins doesn’t have as s much heart and chip on their shoulder as butler. They grew up being the best players, grew up famous, went number overall. They have talent (not saying that they don’t work hard) but they don’t know what it’s like to be starving, claw yourself up from the bottom and work your ass off to be at the top but always underrated and still have doubts about you (bulls traded him away)

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Dave Anthony Ibanez
Dave Anthony Ibanez

So much talent, so weak ass coach.

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Brian Byrnes
Brian Byrnes

Well Wiggins is Canadian so of course he was gonna be soft, no excuses for KAT though

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Mr Williams
Mr Williams

This is a classic example of the “older” generation vs these young kids. Butler is almost 30 years old, he’s from the tail end of the show and prove era. Wiggins and Towns are from this watered down Instagram fake tough guy age we live in now. After all the shit talking they allowed Butler to stroll into practice, and dominate them as the alpha dog.

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Adnan A
Adnan A

They’ll come back

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Juan Juan
Juan Juan

Lol max is the fucking worst

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John Doe
John Doe

If I were managment, butler would sit the bench the entire year, then I'd trade him to the crappiest team. Crybaby athletes are annoying.

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Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker

Hard work beats talent if talent don't work hard... Good job Jimmy

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Shaugn B.
Shaugn B.

Jimmy plays hard but he's not a #1 option on a championship caliber team. He may be the best #2/sidekick in the NBA. But u can't build a championship caliber team around him. But I'd bet the farm that he has "yes men" in his camp telling him otherwise.

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Evan Bell
Evan Bell

Butler ain’t just talking about money Max wtf

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J
J

Just another reason I don’t watch the NBA anymore. F this league and take me back to the 80s-90s.

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Royalty 21
Royalty 21

Jimmy butler sounds like the perfect spur

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Kevin Kerr
Kevin Kerr

Max fuck you

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plumeria66
plumeria66

It isn't Jimmy's place to criticize anybody, especially his teammates who were there before he arrived. Scolding your teammates won't get you respect in today's NBA. That's why people love playing with the Steph Curry, the captain of the Warriors. Celtics players like Kyrie, who never scolds but empowers. Quit saying today's NBA is soft. It's thankfully no longer that macho gangsta mentality. Today, what's required for being a leader is being able to get along with your teammates which Jimmy has proved he cannot. He is just mad and jealous that Kat and Wiggins have more natural talent, doesn't work as hard as he does, have more fun, and make more money. No wonder they laughed at him. It's up to the coach and management to create the culture of a team. Not the fault of Kat or Wiggins.

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Kisembe Namusyule
Kisembe Namusyule

Completely agree. They messed up by hiring Thibs. They are also being short-sighted(Thibs that is) and here is why. Players are coming into the NBA at younger ages than before, at least the Lottery level prospects are. So while we know NBA players reach their prime at around ages 27-28 that coincides with the conclusion or the opt-out year of their post-rookie max extensions. Which is a franchise-altering decision for a team in Minnesota of all places! Think about it KD left at the conclusion of his post-rookie max, so did Paul George, Dwight, Lebron, Kyrie left with 2 years left, Jimmy got traded with 2 years left, Kawhi left with a year left, Anthony Davis is heading towards the end of his post-rookie max. The play is pretty clear players will always sign the first deal they can at the expiration of their rookie deal because in life one must "secure the bag". I mean "secure the bag" should be at the end of the pledge of allegiance for goodness sakes. Once 100 million is pocketed they will then evaluate whether they can win a ring here? Is management and ownership capable? Where I see this story is headed is in 4 or 5 seasons Karl Towns will leave the Timberwolves, because the president of basketball operation who is also the coach acted immaturely and didn't have his back when Jimmy Butler went all crazy in practice. He left him out to dry. Teams need to be planting the seeds to secure extensions on these players 2nd max deals. The first one is a guarantee. No one who is 18 months removed from high school is turning down 150 million dollars, don't even sweat that extension if you are in a front office. What should be keeping up at night is the second extension because that's when the player will be in their prime, and you would've spent 7 to 9 years developing a player just to have some other teams reap the benefits of their polished talents.

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plumeria66
plumeria66

Kisembe Namusyule I agree. I've always liked Wiggins. I see this whole fiasco as the fault of the team owner and management. You have to have the right personnel to lead from the top. Seems they never knew what to do with their talent, got Jimmy Butler, and now they have a cancer on the team. Look at Warriors and Celtics, who picked great coaches and clearly have the right philosophy in inspiring and motivating their players.

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Kisembe Namusyule
Kisembe Namusyule

To add to your great points. What has Jimmy Butler accomplished and what awards and accolades has he garnered? It seems to me he doesn't have the clout to act the way he does. Working hard is about discipline but it's not a talent. Plus I want to add if Lakers fans can wait 3 years for Brandon Ingram to prove he was worth his draft position, then Andrew Wiggins can take 4 years to blossom considering the 2 years prior to butlers arrival he was giving you 22points on 46% shooting 1 steal 4 rebounds. They talk about Wiggins like he is Jahlil Okafor or something. Dude still has big potential. If he shores up his 3% and commits a bit more on defense. Then him and KAT can be formidible with or with out Butler

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Luis Martinez
Luis Martinez

They should start the 3rd stringers maybe they won’t find it funny then

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Kurtis Anglez
Kurtis Anglez

@2:20did you know those practice scrimmages that Kat and Andrew are so called laughing at, and max is trying to cop them out for it..... but little did they know those so called “scrimmages” help the 92’ dream team to gold, toughened guys like Steve Kerr, and the 2009 LA lakers so max shouldn’t defend them and those guys should take practice more serious cause if they’re laughing at those small but yet major things then they don’t have no respect for the the second unit or their legacy💯💯💯💯💯

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DreadLife:101
DreadLife:101

Stephen A. Smith and DJ Akademics are the same person✌-"

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Peterwille Chua
Peterwille Chua

Max its basketball not boxing so shut the hell up...

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Isaac Annan Jr
Isaac Annan Jr

It’s basically like when you’re little brothers get annoying and you’re the big brother and you yell at them to knock it off and grow up.

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I got a BALD HEAD
I got a BALD HEAD

Wiggins is the biggest underachiever in the NBA.

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Shifty _10
Shifty _10

Bruh when u got a team with that much talented players u get that feeling to win. Some reason towns and wiggins dont got it. Like wtf u get that feeling with good teams anywhere but not with wiggins and towns. Butler gives it every thing he gots an when got guys as talented as kat and wiggins not giving a 100% with such a talented team its just disappointing and straight up not sports.

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ezjapanesecooking
ezjapanesecooking

KAT and Wiggins are softies.

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Goodluck 40
Goodluck 40

When I first seen that report about twolves giving Wiggins that contract 🤣🤣🤣.

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BlueDiamondYt
BlueDiamondYt

I feel like jimmy is trying to prove himself to prove hes more than just an all star to prove that he’s capable of doing more than just helping a team to get to the playoffs

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eisfresh
eisfresh

Butler is a clown.

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laudanum669
laudanum669

Jimmy is poison. Talk about soft, when is the last time he played a whole season. Good riddance.

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Justin Crockett-Epps
Justin Crockett-Epps

Max don’t know what the hell He talking bout!!! Butler is Hard Nosed and these other 2 dudes are not. Forget what month it is they shouldn’t have been cool with getting ran out the gym by Butler and the 3 stringers

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chosenjuan025
chosenjuan025

Butler has a mamba mentality

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Alexander C. M
Alexander C. M

@ 4:45 Stephen A. calls Max by his full name like he's his fater. ROFL

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A
A

KAT is better than Butler

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A
A

Towns and Wiggins are soft

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Rio Brooks
Rio Brooks

Can’t lie at first I was rooting for Shannon and skip but they kinda started being predictable! SAS focus on different topics other than Lebron!

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tony latrell
tony latrell

So do u think he’s soft or not? U just said U THINK HES SOFT AS TISSUE now u saying it’s not u it’s what someone else said😂

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Tucky Blue
Tucky Blue

Stephan is the stupidest person on ESPN ever!

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Unheardof Daley Bred
Unheardof Daley Bred

This is nothing like the Bulls beating the Heatles in the regular season?

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Jerry Jean-Pierre
Jerry Jean-Pierre

Max is never right... wrong wrong wrong

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Calvin
Calvin

We criticize those that don't win and then we criticize those that do win lmfao. Nothing new I guess.

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johan loor
johan loor

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iloading_1024
iloading_1024

Max is a fucken idiot

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antlou123
antlou123

I never thought I'd say this but Kellerman has a point.

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Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe

They must of forgot Andrew Wiggins was a beast before Jimmy came

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Thomas Anderson
Thomas Anderson

Somebody needs to make an animated version of that practice.

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Maalik Anos
Maalik Anos

Jimmy Butler has the Keep it Real and Legendary Work Ethic personality badges but Wiggs has Pat my Back

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AmazingworldofDBZ
AmazingworldofDBZ

Did he just said THIRD STRING Players 😂🙅‍♂️

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Themayne1
Themayne1

Weird🤔

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Emmanuel Salgado
Emmanuel Salgado

Thank you Steven A and Max for keeping it 100%, this is the greatest sport show EVARRRRR

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