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. frederick galloway

    frederick galloway

    5 днів тому

    I hate to be that guy, but Molly is extremely annoying!

  2. Kyle Vidrine

    Kyle Vidrine

    10 днів тому

    Literally the only reason anybody would sign to the Knicks is because they’re in NYC

  3. Keaun Thomas

    Keaun Thomas

    13 днів тому

    "I am talking to you... James Dolan." Here comes the wrath😂😂

  4. Danky D

    Danky D

    20 днів тому

    3:17 Max, you ok?

  5. Bavar Lall

    Bavar Lall

    20 днів тому

    I could listen to Max complain about the Knicks all day, spoken like a true NY die hard fan

  6. Adam Samuel

    Adam Samuel

    20 днів тому

    This topic is bullshit KD ain't moving from Oracle and if he does move its Clippers who team looks best for him to go to, but i hope he stays and wins two more rings with GS.

  7. nabil chowdhury

    nabil chowdhury

    24 дні тому

    Kyrie’s a superstar BUT, he not KD, Lebron level. And he’s on another level than Kemba.

  8. Legacy


    Місяць тому

    Max is right. Knicks owner ships and management sucks. Porzingis is next dirk they showed of kept this 22 year old star

  9. Anthony Sotillio

    Anthony Sotillio

    Місяць тому

    Calm down 😂

  10. Abbas Haghighi

    Abbas Haghighi

    Місяць тому

    I love combo of this two

  11. Leveret Xu

    Leveret Xu

    Місяць тому

    Will has the right to condescend yet he plays fair and square with his verbal skill to kill Max. Molly is just condescending Max on top of Will's argument. I wonder how Max ego could handle her attitude after all these years.

  12. Edwin Hicks

    Edwin Hicks

    Місяць тому

    "Put the camera on me" *Proceeds to look at wrong camera*



    Місяць тому

    i cant stand molly

  14. Shivan Anirudhra

    Shivan Anirudhra

    Місяць тому

    Knicks are a joke and New York lost Amazon Maybe not the greatest city in the world anymore lol

  15. Larri Lindsey

    Larri Lindsey

    2 місяці тому

    Mavericks' fans stand up!!!!!

  16. MarSH


    2 місяці тому

    why would KD join the knicks?

  17. Blaine Renn

    Blaine Renn

    2 місяці тому

    Who is that long hair person in the background to promote non sexism

  18. Los Ramos

    Los Ramos

    2 місяці тому

    Max is a hating ass bitch. He said he used to be a knick fan but is now a Laker fan. That goes to show his nature. Real fans live and die with their teams.

    • Che Aroyewun

      Che Aroyewun

      26 днів тому

      Fuck you

  19. jotice trenn

    jotice trenn

    2 місяці тому

    Actually his estranged dictator brother had a little to with him leaving

  20. Playing games

    Playing games

    2 місяці тому

    Knicks are GUCCI bro they tank the rest of the season, get a potential 1st round pick, sign an allstar maybe 2 allstars and BOOM!!! Automatic playoff team.

  21. Denis Tuohy

    Denis Tuohy

    2 місяці тому

    As a Knicks fan, we don’t need Kyrie. We need Kemba,KD,and Boogie

  22. SheMakeThatBackMove


    2 місяці тому

    Max turning into Stephen A smith 😂

  23. Everstorm Gamer

    Everstorm Gamer

    2 місяці тому

    Max and the other guy is great.. but Molly... 😔

  24. Karl Stephens

    Karl Stephens

    2 місяці тому

    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?

  25. Rapid Gaminn

    Rapid Gaminn

    2 місяці тому

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

  26. Mustafa Ansari

    Mustafa Ansari

    2 місяці тому

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

  27. REAL Wavves

    REAL Wavves

    2 місяці тому

    Who’s the white guy impersonating Stephen a Smith lol

  28. The ComedyJunker

    The ComedyJunker

    2 місяці тому

    Max knows what he is talking about

  29. Yousuf Mohammad

    Yousuf Mohammad

    2 місяці тому

    Gotta be honest that metaphor by Max was perfect.

  30. Weichen Xu

    Weichen Xu

    2 місяці тому

    molly is so annoying

  31. Brad Mason

    Brad Mason

    2 місяці тому


  32. Brad Mason

    Brad Mason

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  33. hip360hop


    2 місяці тому

    Use me as a please fire Molly button

  34. OfInterest


    2 місяці тому

    Molly stfu

  35. Steven Saravia

    Steven Saravia

    2 місяці тому

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

  36. Plugs Radio 96.7 FM

    Plugs Radio 96.7 FM

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  37. K.F. Chow

    K.F. Chow

    2 місяці тому

    Can the Knicks be sued for false advertising?

  38. Isaac Schreiber

    Isaac Schreiber

    2 місяці тому

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

  39. Jeremy Fuller

    Jeremy Fuller

    2 місяці тому

    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

  40. SharpWanker Elite

    SharpWanker Elite

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  41. Camron Clandening

    Camron Clandening

    2 місяці тому

    Max is so salty about trading off KP. LMAO

  42. The Holy Yogi

    The Holy Yogi

    2 місяці тому

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

  43. Barry McCockner

    Barry McCockner

    2 місяці тому

    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

  44. Silkysmooth 81

    Silkysmooth 81

    2 місяці тому

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



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    Tampering ...

  46. nwjennings


    2 місяці тому

    Shut up, Molly.

  47. ElVer Galarga

    ElVer Galarga

    2 місяці тому

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

  48. Vintage Lauren

    Vintage Lauren

    2 місяці тому

    Lmao Kp Being Compared To The Dream & Dirk LMAOOOOOO

  49. Justin Majewski

    Justin Majewski

    2 місяці тому

    KP defensive monster?!!!! LMAO OMG

  50. Stephon Adair

    Stephon Adair

    2 місяці тому

    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😂👌🏾

  51. Calob Adams

    Calob Adams

    2 місяці тому

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

  52. Bill Hove

    Bill Hove

    2 місяці тому

    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

      2 місяці тому

      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

  53. West bound

    West bound

    2 місяці тому

    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

      2 місяці тому

      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

  54. VAK94


    2 місяці тому

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

  55. Seaux Savage

    Seaux Savage

    2 місяці тому

    Kellerman is a cock sucker #Knickstape

  56. Lorenzo Bontorin

    Lorenzo Bontorin

    2 місяці тому

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

  57. tomismop


    2 місяці тому

    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

  58. Kao Saechao

    Kao Saechao

    2 місяці тому

    Durant Kyrie Zion !!!

  59. klimundas1


    2 місяці тому

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

  60. Zero Two

    Zero Two

    2 місяці тому

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

  61. Stanley Palaima

    Stanley Palaima

    2 місяці тому

    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!

  62. Jeff Stevens

    Jeff Stevens

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  63. KrystalWolf24


    2 місяці тому

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

  64. Brandon Gordon

    Brandon Gordon

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  65. Tj perry

    Tj perry

    2 місяці тому

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

  66. Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  67. ChrispyD


    2 місяці тому

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

  68. Matthew Hough

    Matthew Hough

    2 місяці тому

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

  69. will smith

    will smith

    2 місяці тому

    Yooo max on his Stephen a smith vibes

  70. thinking man of 1978

    thinking man of 1978

    2 місяці тому

    These 2 make a good duo

  71. hafiz norhashim

    hafiz norhashim

    2 місяці тому

    what about Zion??

  72. Tamara Davis

    Tamara Davis

    2 місяці тому

    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

  73. Andrew “GOAT” Luck “CPOY” “MVP”

    Andrew “GOAT” Luck “CPOY” “MVP”

    2 місяці тому

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

  74. Pre Got Beats

    Pre Got Beats

    2 місяці тому

    Max is slowly transforming into Steven A Smith

  75. Moffo


    2 місяці тому

    Molly STFU damn

  76. Joshua Olson

    Joshua Olson

    2 місяці тому

    KD only goes to championship teams tho...

  77. tshepo legodi

    tshepo legodi

    2 місяці тому

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

  78. Jhon Barthelmy

    Jhon Barthelmy

    2 місяці тому

    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

  79. Jhon Barthelmy

    Jhon Barthelmy

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  80. Mr. Apostle

    Mr. Apostle

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  81. Playah Dub

    Playah Dub

    2 місяці тому

    Ima say it Kp is a overrated injury prone player

  82. Eric Bellamy

    Eric Bellamy

    2 місяці тому

    Max annoying

  83. Remarkable SeiF

    Remarkable SeiF

    2 місяці тому

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

  84. Miguel Silvestre

    Miguel Silvestre

    2 місяці тому

    Molly is so annoying

  85. anthony espinosa

    anthony espinosa

    2 місяці тому

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

  86. osayamen omigie

    osayamen omigie

    2 місяці тому

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

  87. Bubble Caramel Peach20

    Bubble Caramel Peach20

    2 місяці тому

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

  88. Rebel5012 Rebel5012

    Rebel5012 Rebel5012

    2 місяці тому

    Damn the knicks are desperate

  89. Jamar Roberts

    Jamar Roberts

    2 місяці тому

    Max sound like a women scorn lol

  90. Jamar Roberts

    Jamar Roberts

    2 місяці тому

    Max get off Dolan D... You pathetic

  91. Ethan Ackley

    Ethan Ackley

    2 місяці тому

    molly is so annoying

  92. vambo13257


    2 місяці тому

    Molly needs to clam up!!

  93. Port Gambino

    Port Gambino

    2 місяці тому

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

  94. Nate Rod

    Nate Rod

    2 місяці тому

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

  95. Shimo barikage

    Shimo barikage

    2 місяці тому

    Max was trippin loooolllllllll

  96. Khalie Benjii

    Khalie Benjii

    2 місяці тому

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

  97. Kudoss Guitar Music

    Kudoss Guitar Music

    2 місяці тому

    Im in a crazy box😂😂😂💀💀

  98. Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  99. Danny Blau

    Danny Blau

    2 місяці тому

    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.

  100. Richard W

    Richard W

    2 місяці тому

    Max is right