Stephen A. reacts to the Celtics blowing a 24-point lead to the Pelicans, calls out Brad Stevens

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on who is to blame for the Boston Celtics' struggles.
0:00 Molly Qerim Rose breaks down the Celtics' OT loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
0:40 Stephen A. breaks down why GM Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens are responsible for Boston's struggles.
3:16 Stephen A. says the Celtics should have a better record with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the floor.
3:43 Max puts the blame on PG Kemba Walker.
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  • Arnold


    6 hari yang lalu

    Danny Ainge. It's all about His Karma. The way he handle IT before. He traded too many good players just to get stars. Ainge rush the trades which led to the Celtics slow destruction as we can see today. The players now lack determination coz they will think they will get traded at any given time. Any players now in the NBA do not want to play in Boston or to be under Danny Ainge's umbrella. In short, Karma is on the Boston side.

  • Leomar Moni Mejia

    Leomar Moni Mejia

    7 hari yang lalu

    It’s Brads fault .. then Danny ..

  • Blake G

    Blake G

    7 hari yang lalu

    can we blame danny ainge for not doing enough to make this team better or is that already known

  • M


    8 hari yang lalu

    Agreed. Total blame on Brad. The celtics have had these same issues for years

  • victor


    8 hari yang lalu

    he’s a great coach i think this is a bad take they need to blame not getting a good center and a back up pointgaurd

  • Chauncey Holt

    Chauncey Holt

    8 hari yang lalu

    No one wants to talk about it, but Boston is not a preferred destination for the NBA free agent. You can’t win in that league through trades and the draft anymore. Those days are long gone. The Celtics are in gigantic trouble for decades to come. Mark my words, Tatum will be a Laker within four years.

    • M


      8 hari yang lalu

      Harden wanted to go there but the celtics weren’t aggressive. Danny ainge doesn’t realize that he’s not going to win a championship with tatum jaylen and brad.

  • pascalrouen


    8 hari yang lalu

    Kemba is playing like an absolute dumpster fire on both ends of the floor. That's a huge part of the problem.

  • aasquith25


    8 hari yang lalu

    "I like Stevens." Proceeds to trash him. Steven A didn't like Kerr either.

  • Phillip Cotton

    Phillip Cotton

    8 hari yang lalu

    I'm pretty sure they're salivating in Bloomington at the thought of Brad Stevens going back to college ,& coaching the Hoosiers.

  • astheskylarksings


    8 hari yang lalu

    Can someone please explain to me what Brad Stevens every did to SAS. He’s been after him ever since he got a job in the league

  • Gseric47


    8 hari yang lalu

    Celtics really need a guy that can finish games down the stretch

  • Berklee12


    8 hari yang lalu

    What's happening with The Celtics with Kemba is called Karma, Karma is undefeated. Ever since we did Isaiah Thomas dirty, everyone point guard we get doesn't pan out and ends up suffering some lingering injury.

  • Travis Browne

    Travis Browne

    8 hari yang lalu

    One day y’all gonna realize the Celtics are trash and just regular season players 😂😂😂

  • Mac Blick

    Mac Blick

    8 hari yang lalu

    brad Stevens needs to go

  • Aj Vaetoru

    Aj Vaetoru

    8 hari yang lalu

    Fortunes bin made betting against Stephen A

  • Tam Slam

    Tam Slam

    9 hari yang lalu

    Yep Danny ainge and kemba needs to go max is right

  • Rishabh Sharma

    Rishabh Sharma

    9 hari yang lalu

    I still don't get why would they let Rozier walk and bring give walker a max, they wouldve saved so much for a tier lower player at that time...although rozier is better than walker rn

  • Gee Money

    Gee Money

    9 hari yang lalu

    Defense is pretty trash
    Kemba best days are behind him
    Marcus Smart make all the small winning plays that doesn’t get talked about.

  • Ryen Fresco!

    Ryen Fresco!

    9 hari yang lalu

    Celtics. So Stephen A dies his hair green. LOOK AT IT! I’m not crazy 😂

  • Ivan Dutzar

    Ivan Dutzar

    9 hari yang lalu

    Why is brad Stevens wearing a mask, he ain’t no surgeon🤣

    • lo mein

      lo mein

      7 hari yang lalu

      We are in the middle of a pandemic

  • Haunty


    9 hari yang lalu


  • KYS Mf

    KYS Mf

    9 hari yang lalu

    Kemba for lonzo and Steven adams

  • D’ Canabal

    D’ Canabal

    9 hari yang lalu

    Celtics sucks!!!!

  • Pavit Bhalla

    Pavit Bhalla

    9 hari yang lalu

    Mr Smith please come rescue us! I don't care if you don't have the resume to coach or manage an NBA team. Pretty sure I saw Lobotomy Brad in the parking lot after the game with those cartoon spirals in his eyes. He's gone. We need you Mr Smith!

  • Zach Z

    Zach Z

    9 hari yang lalu

    When your team can’t play a full game and loses almost every fourth quarter a coach IS at least partially to blame

  • Simp Reincarnated

    Simp Reincarnated

    9 hari yang lalu

    Breaking news:Kemba gets traded

  • El Chicho Santana

    El Chicho Santana

    9 hari yang lalu

    We now felt the absence of Hayward, Rozier, Horford, Baynes and Morris. Even Marcus Smart is around we are still a doormat other team will wipe there feet.

  • Dreyeezy


    9 hari yang lalu

    Their bench is trash

  • Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    Kevin-Vincent Elabo

    9 hari yang lalu

    I completly agree with Max. Ainge failed the Celtics and Kemba is hurt. Plus they need a better centre Thompson is not what they need. Take a Whiteside and I'm sure the Celtics will be back in business. However the Kemba situation is a huge problem that is all. If Kemba becomes Kemba the Nets are the only real rival they have

  • Ron Haworth

    Ron Haworth

    9 hari yang lalu

    The 3 Duke players we're the show!!!

  • j nike

    j nike

    9 hari yang lalu

    If if up 24 u call a timeout soon as the lead goes to 16 or under not 5

  • j nike

    j nike

    9 hari yang lalu

    Kemba has been useless since joining celtics. So inconsistent

  • SixtyThree Vlogs

    SixtyThree Vlogs

    9 hari yang lalu


  • tim baze

    tim baze

    9 hari yang lalu

    It never fails with Steven A if it is a white coach and the players aren’t getting it done it’s the coaches fault 100% of the time if it’s a black coach the players need to step it up smh

  • Agang Leta

    Agang Leta

    9 hari yang lalu

    Facts. Boston media never goes hard on Brad and Danny Ainge, its about time...

  • Body Soul Spirit

    Body Soul Spirit

    9 hari yang lalu

    Ppl act like The Pelicans are not up next . Ha, see y’all in the playoffs

  • KEEN


    9 hari yang lalu

    people wanna blame kemba but hes not even 100% yet.. like the dude shouldn't even be playing. he's got heart and he's trying to play thru the pain. yall need to respect that man fr.

  • Tshiamo Molokoane

    Tshiamo Molokoane

    9 hari yang lalu

    Every week stephen a. wants a coach fired...last week it was budenhozer

  • Adilson Pires

    Adilson Pires

    9 hari yang lalu

    Mark Jackson

  • Matthew Rankin

    Matthew Rankin

    9 hari yang lalu

    Kemba walker has been trash 🗑

  • Lemar Guillary

    Lemar Guillary

    9 hari yang lalu

    This take is disrespectful to the Pelicans who made franchise history. Instead they choose to speak mostly about the Celtics. Hats off to the Pels, for putting together a huge come back win.

  • DeAndre Ward

    DeAndre Ward

    9 hari yang lalu

    Stephen A dont know what he be talkin about sometimes 😂

  • Poison x Dagger

    Poison x Dagger

    9 hari yang lalu

    Sleeping on smart tbh

  • pretty sure

    pretty sure

    9 hari yang lalu

    Lebron is the greatest athlete in all of sports ever. Ever.

    • M


      8 hari yang lalu

      Tom brady dude.

  • RaginAsianGaming


    9 hari yang lalu

    I mean, they didn't build a team around Tatum. They went out and got an aging, one-dimensional, score-first PG. How did that 'build around' Tatum and Brown? Building around them would have been getting a versatile, playmaking PG. Someone like a Jrue Holiday that can do a bunch of different things and doesn't need the ball in his hands to justify his minutes. I was against the Walker signing from the start because I failed to see how an aging, one-dimensional PG who does nothing but score was going to help. Especially when you consider that Walker, over his career, is a good, but not great talent when it comes to offensive efficiency (something very important to consider when you have a team stacked with scorers and no playmaker).

  • Jorge Luis

    Jorge Luis

    9 hari yang lalu

    Stephen a here blaming all white coaches 😂 nothing new to see

  • Tony C

    Tony C

    9 hari yang lalu

    Sports is more than x and o. Brad does not have the more.

  • Vic Fletcher

    Vic Fletcher

    9 hari yang lalu

    Respect BI

  • Adrian T

    Adrian T

    9 hari yang lalu

    Why MJ didn't pay Kemba, but paid Gordan.

  • Genxtasy 99

    Genxtasy 99

    10 hari yang lalu

    If Brad Steven's was black SAS wouldn't criticize him.

  • Janko K

    Janko K

    10 hari yang lalu

    Both guys make good points. Celtics are struggling because of combination of those things.

  • B


    10 hari yang lalu

    Stephen A is going to blame every white guy on the celtics and preface it with "i like him".. before he blames kemba

  • kayvon jefferson

    kayvon jefferson

    10 hari yang lalu

    Celtics definitely need to make a move during the trade deadline. Get a stretch 4 or SF and add a shooter

  • rockyscarlet


    10 hari yang lalu

    Kember is done



    10 hari yang lalu

    HAHA SASs hair lookin green; more so in the thumbnail ha

  • ivaneurope


    10 hari yang lalu

    I think it's time for the Celtics to fire both Brad Stevens AND Danny Ainge - this was their best chance to fight for the top in the East, but now are barely a .500 team

  • C J

    C J

    10 hari yang lalu

    Find a point guard that's a playmaker and run Payton some mo... let Kemba go and fawk it grab Rondo if anything!!!!!! Also need a Drummond, or a Cousins in that lineup

  • Pedro Giraldo

    Pedro Giraldo

    10 hari yang lalu

    If they had Kyrie the Celtics would be a championship team

  • The Classic Manila-style

    The Classic Manila-style

    10 hari yang lalu

    Brad is great coach, let's not forget , 2017, 2018, 2020 , ecf with an ever changing line up, however 2019 was a wasted year along with this year, main issue with brad is he gave to much freedom on his players to shoot, kemba's inconsistency has affected this team especially jaylen brown, brown has been playing light out until kembas return, what a disrespect for brown to be playing 3rd option again under a ball stopper in tatum and an injured kemba, instead of bulding off from what they started this year, they totally prioritize kemba's looks, they dont know how to address this and now the celtics are on a brink of another wasted year

  • JD


    10 hari yang lalu

    "All American Wonder boy genius" coach can't figure out how to be more than middling .500 team in the east with two studs yet still gets excuses for his impotence... Lol same ol story just new faces and places

  • itszupa


    10 hari yang lalu

    Stop getting fans trying to hate thier own team for what they are and start complimenting the way the opposing team was able to come back

  • King Quan Gaming

    King Quan Gaming

    10 hari yang lalu

    Its JAYSON TATUM. Hes not ready bruh. JAYLEN BROWN IS THE MAN

  • Daniel Derrick

    Daniel Derrick

    10 hari yang lalu

    Daniel theis can’t be their best defensive player

  • Eric


    10 hari yang lalu

    Face it Kemba not good anymore

  • Ernesto Plaganas

    Ernesto Plaganas

    10 hari yang lalu

    Brad Steven is sucks

  • A channel

    A channel

    10 hari yang lalu

    Go get towns... Trade whatever keep JT and JB

  • rodneywiggs


    10 hari yang lalu

    Scary Terry bet on himself and won

  • Unknown Person

    Unknown Person

    10 hari yang lalu

    Celtics are so trash lmaooooo poverty franchise 😂 😂 😂

  • Crazy People Around the World

    Crazy People Around the World

    10 hari yang lalu

    Stephen a hates every white coach. He's such an out of control racist.

  • D Fazo

    D Fazo

    10 hari yang lalu

    Can’t blame kyrie no more

  • Edward W

    Edward W

    10 hari yang lalu

    Stephen A blames Brad Stevens but thinks Doc Rivers is a genius?

  • ItsJulian


    10 hari yang lalu

    Celtics smoking that Texans pack.. LMAOOO

  • Dan Harrison

    Dan Harrison

    10 hari yang lalu

    Celtics should trade for lonzo ball

  • Sam


    10 hari yang lalu

    Kemba’s been terrible! If he was playing at even 80% of his top abilities, Celtics would be winning these games.

  • Gazziza29


    10 hari yang lalu

    Their bench is trash and they don't have an inside defensive presence. Tristan Thompson and Daniel Theis are just too small to cover guys like Embiid, Giannis and Zion like we saw last night.

  • Eddie Benton

    Eddie Benton

    10 hari yang lalu

    This is all on Danny Ainge..he didn't do anything to better the Bench..I don't blame Kemba or Brad Stevens. Ainge had all those draft picks and didn't do anything with them. Ainge is the problem..Tatum and Brown gonna bounce because the team is not better.

  • top notch sports

    top notch sports

    10 hari yang lalu

    1st take still has 0 segment about zion. zion did the major damage in that comeback. he has also 1 with duke, the biggest comeback in college history. zion was the biggest fator there.

  • Byron Kobe Bryant

    Byron Kobe Bryant

    10 hari yang lalu

    I got Molly was gone

  • Paquette Stephen Brett

    Paquette Stephen Brett

    10 hari yang lalu

    I blame brad and Danny for never making moves or adjustments in our roster

  • Sobanked -

    Sobanked -

    10 hari yang lalu

    The Celtics need a cultural reset. Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens have to go, especially Ainge.

  • faiz Ali

    faiz Ali

    10 hari yang lalu

    There are no other excuses this was flat out embarrassing and they should of won they should be embarrassed of themselves for their performance and an embarrassing choke

  • Neighborhood Solo

    Neighborhood Solo

    10 hari yang lalu

    All those shots. Kemba usually hit those

  • GucciFlipFlops


    10 hari yang lalu

    Celtics r trash this year

  • David Webster

    David Webster

    10 hari yang lalu

    Stephen A: i think you are going to be hearing a lot about Brad Stevens.
    Unspoken part: Cuz i plan to talk about him a lot and low key lobby for his firing to create more stuff i can talk about for money.

  • Angel Colon

    Angel Colon

    10 hari yang lalu

    Boston has depth issues, need a stretch 4 n 5. Wont be making a deep run in the playoffs is those issues aren't addressed.

  • cali flea dog

    cali flea dog

    10 hari yang lalu

    They Blamed IT! They Blamed Kyrie! They want to Blame Kemba! When will they Blame those White Privilege White Coach's? This team blew a 24pts lead!

  • cali flea dog

    cali flea dog

    10 hari yang lalu

    SAS can't say anything negative about Brad Stevens White Azz before kissing his azz...Bootlick

  • Tommy Bunns

    Tommy Bunns

    10 hari yang lalu

    should’ve got Cp3 & Steven Adams , celtics need a facilitator

  • Chris Rangel

    Chris Rangel

    10 hari yang lalu

    Stephen A Joker Smith.

  • Daryl Presley

    Daryl Presley

    10 hari yang lalu

    I agree with Max

  • KN Byam

    KN Byam

    10 hari yang lalu

    Stephen A: "Fire Ainge and Stevens"
    Who should they hire?
    Stephen A: "A black coach and a black GM"
    Who do you have in mind?
    Stephen A: "It don't matter, as long as they're black"
    But shouldn't they hire someone with experience?
    Stephen A: "Hire black, black black black"

  • Jon Stark

    Jon Stark

    10 hari yang lalu

    Danny Ainge HAS to be held accountable for this team he’s put out on the court. Going into the season and you followed this team, you knew this team was going to have issues. Thank GOD we got a player exception out of that Hayward deal or else that would’ve been the third big name free agent we let just walk away. That fall on nobody else but Danny.

  • Leon Brown

    Leon Brown

    10 hari yang lalu

    Danny Ainge let Kyrie, Horford, Rozier and Morris walk and didn't get nothing back. Then Ainge played his self with Hayward and got greedy.

  • Nick Papaioannou

    Nick Papaioannou

    10 hari yang lalu

    I agree it is ainge but not brad

  • madzz G

    madzz G

    10 hari yang lalu

    anyone else notice Kemba jersey is photoshopped? Lmao the lower third graphic bottom left, it still has the Jordan logo & the sponsor looks silly 😂 I’m laughing because there’s plenty of pics of Kemba in a Celtics jersey, why use a jersey swap pic? 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 cmon ESPN

  • khalid720


    10 hari yang lalu

    Not showing the Pelicans any love smh

  • The Minuteman

    The Minuteman

    10 hari yang lalu

    Is it just me, or does it look like stephen A has green hair in this segment?

  • Greg Kehoe

    Greg Kehoe

    10 hari yang lalu

    Brad Stevens is not the problem. He is a great and proven coach. The Celtics have had a bad start, but they haven't had a healthy roster all year and are very top heavy. Kemba will pick it up and Marcus Smart will provide that energy when he comes back.

  • Wan Hundo

    Wan Hundo

    10 hari yang lalu

    Injury has nothing to do with Kemba’s play. He was trash af last season too

  • Keith Testaverde

    Keith Testaverde

    10 hari yang lalu

    Kemba clearly isn't healthy and they don't have any great interior defenders. Their bench is also weak compared to the better teams.