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Stephen A. Smith and Jalen Rose agree that Russell Westbrook and James Harden will be one of the best duos in the NBA for the Houston Rockets, but Stephen A. still has questions about Mike D'Antoni.
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Tyrone Guya
Tyrone Guya Day ago
OKC was the formula GSW followed..build thru the draft then grow your drafted players.Unfortunately, they blinked.After that 2012 Finals, they should have kept Harden and just improved the roster behind those 3 pillars they already had.
Stefano Ohaeri
Stefano Ohaeri 4 days ago
I'm not trying to hate but Molly should definitely take some notes here on how to be a mediator
vivo binayn
vivo binayn 7 days ago
russel WESTBOOK
Cicero Hobbs
Cicero Hobbs 15 days ago
there is some tremendous talent coming that people don't know about Oklahoma City Thunder did very well they're going for lamelo ball and LeBron James jr. Scottie Pippen son and Dennis Rodman son and don't forget Ron Artest son
Sewoong Hwang
Sewoong Hwang 16 days ago
WESTBOOK? REALLY??!
goodtasteification
goodtasteification 17 days ago
Unfortunately Westbrook couldn't get along with his own family!
Anonymous Trucker
Anonymous Trucker 18 days ago
The best duo now is Durant and Irving!
Chuck Moris
Chuck Moris 25 days ago
Players wanted out is all.. not on presti
tabz300
tabz300 25 days ago
WestBrook n The Traveller! 2 ball 🏀 hogs in 1 team!
STATS DONT LIE
STATS DONT LIE 26 days ago
NBA MEDIA now talks only about future, GREATEST OF ALL TIME. and reality comes and they cant pass the 1st round...
Ricky V
Ricky V 27 days ago
Why this nigga jalene blink so much
adingdingdiiing
adingdingdiiing 27 days ago
IT, Draymond, possibly Kuzma. All drafted after 25. Then again, Kawhi will 99.9% resign with the Raptors.
immasoxfanbaby
immasoxfanbaby 27 days ago
The new batman' and robin
Jeffrey Weston
Jeffrey Weston 27 days ago
Steven A an Mr Molly lol
Sixeagles
Sixeagles 27 days ago
Sam Presti is one of the top 5 execs in the league. WTF yal talking about
Jerry Killing
Jerry Killing 28 days ago
U ever heard of Otis Smith and the Orlando magic
Bale Sahagun
Bale Sahagun 28 days ago
Here's what I got to say about the subject matter: GOD DAMN SHES FINE!!!!!!😍🥰😍🥰😍
Ronald Wilson
Ronald Wilson 29 days ago
how would you keep presti and he'd squandered the greatest collection of talent in NBA history... start over new coach new GM
Zelly Prince
Zelly Prince 29 days ago
Dynamic Duo back together
real isrealite
real isrealite 29 days ago
Theres not enough balls in Texas for those two
J Baran
J Baran Month ago
God it’s refreshing to see Stephen A again.
Barry Machezmo
Barry Machezmo Month ago
And neither is injured or injury prone.. now all they need is some muscle men to keep the hackers at bay...
Kabir Bariana
Kabir Bariana Month ago
Keep Hollins off of the show please
Kiki Rolle
Kiki Rolle Month ago
Stephen lower your fucking voice, and I spoke to your sources, and they said your a fucking liar😂🤣
Wop Wop
Wop Wop Month ago
Nelly and Rick Ross on thumb nail😅😂
Brandon Mayweather
Damn she sexy
TOTKvng
TOTKvng Month ago
the disrespect to Melo by not getting called by Stephen A 😪😪
SavageShivyy _
SavageShivyy _ Month ago
Jalen Rose: The last guy they picked that was an all star was Russell Westbrook James Harden: Am I a joke to you?
aj daking
aj daking 5 days ago
James harden didn't make the Allstar team while he was in OKC. He has made the Allstar game every year since being graded, but since he didn't make it while he was there, he doesn't count.
brian brown
brian brown Month ago
Not true Jalen, Michael Redd was taken #41 and he made an all start game 🤔🤔🤔
Davonte Givens
Davonte Givens Month ago
Scrolling through the comments to see who else noticed Jalen Rose blinking so much
2thousan9 MMIX
2thousan9 MMIX Month ago
Davonte Givens 😂😂😂😂😂😂 bruh ugly asl
jtbrownjtbrown
jtbrownjtbrown Month ago
Harden and Westbrook is not a dynamic duo until they play defense.
Brother Voodoo
Brother Voodoo Month ago
Jalen blinks like dripping water 💧💧💧💧💧
Anthony Wimberly
We can throw the Cleveland Indians in this convo!
watmah brown
watmah brown Month ago
I say a BIG NO to the title of this video
Deal Hound LLC
Deal Hound LLC Month ago
Did he say 2016? Lol
Taveon Wright
Taveon Wright Month ago
Jalen Rose hair line look detachable lika mf lmao
King Deejay
King Deejay Month ago
that bitch in the middle fine as hell
Michael Martinez
Best Duo in the NBA (besides Steph & Klay) is C.J. & Dame Dollar
Michael Martinez
LBJ - 17th year - he's done. AD - never even been deep in the playoffs - he a joke ! Irving and Durant don't exist till 2021 - so who cares - RUss and Harden already sound like an incompatible couple - two drama queens - NO WAY !!!! Dame and CJ is like number 2 probably gonna be number 1 this season - - if you don't know, now you know . . . !!!!
yung thunda
yung thunda Month ago
C.J & Dame are not even a Top 5 Duo in the League when everyone is 100% Healthy. In no particular Order there are: LBJ and AD, Kawhi and PG13, Steph and Klay (which you already mentioned), Irving and Durant, Russ and Harden. The Portland backcourt could be 6th or 7th, depending on who you ask, because some analysts even said that Giannis and Middleton are better than them, which I don't believe, but still. I have yet to see someone claim that C.J & Dame are top 5.
Lance J.
Lance J. Month ago
Presti’s biggest mistakes are trading Harden and never finding a good coach for all that talent.
Jason Pineda
Jason Pineda Month ago
SAS agrees a lot more agreeing with Jalen than Max.
Nelson Da Silva
Nelson Da Silva Month ago
Not in the playoffs
Gunk MasterFlex
Gunk MasterFlex Month ago
Yes!!! No molly!!!
Jacob Beasley
Jacob Beasley Month ago
UTAH BRO
YouYouYou**Marathon Series**
Jalen Rose is a natural at this
LivinnUppsuh
LivinnUppsuh Month ago
Why couldn't westbrook Paul and harden play on the same team? 😪 See that's why I don't like the NBA Why would you trade Chris Paul for anyone? Damn it
Quiet Time Gaming
Charly Arnolt is hot as fuck. I could watch her do nothing all day
Frank Meng
Frank Meng Month ago
I would be quite concerned about their ball-hogging, rebound stealing, locker room toxicity, flopping and zero defense.
Matic Herzog
Matic Herzog Month ago
Clearly coach is the problem ddddddd. Not sam presti who put all those players in okc uniform
Charles Henriquez
OG Ryan does a great job, but there is no substitution for Mr Steven A...
Charles Henriquez
Steven A.. Come back big bro! Please.
jongallin2323 Jon G
Breaks my Heart Man...Us OKC Fans are done. Threw in the towel, selling off our Thunder Cards and collections. we are done. 😎
RELL RELL
RELL RELL Month ago
That woman is beautiful 😍 and better at the job than molly refreshing molly can stay home👌
Bale Sahagun
Bale Sahagun 28 days ago
I want to put her on my plate and sop her up with a biscuit 😍
ILL BOMBER!
ILL BOMBER! Month ago
SAS is a joke! Houston is DONE.
Thai Hoang
Thai Hoang Month ago
They did Jack together in OKC and they had Durant too. Imagine if Durant went to Houston for a reunion lol.
Dan Customer
Dan Customer Month ago
Westbrook is the one that made Harden and Durant leave OKC ! Now he's moved to Houston to destroy another good team ! Two ball Hogs can work together before they're not going to work together now !
Christin Soriano, Jr.
I think the rockets main rival for playoff is clippers.
C. O. F Flightschool
Naw Presto has to go! Fast
Steel Gray
Steel Gray Month ago
Harden and Russ will fit well, and the Rockets are even better now. But remember everyone, Dlo will absolutely not fit with GSW, and GSW will be borderline out of the playoffs. 🙄
Terrence PERKINS
Nah i dnt think so . Wont last 3 years
Ron Forsh
Ron Forsh Month ago
So you’re NOT calling for Presti’s job Stephen A.? Because you keep saying how no executive has had that much talent and not won a chip, etc.
Devon Douglas
Devon Douglas Month ago
Isiah Thomas was picked last n made the all star 🤷‍♂️ niggas just scared to let em ball he bring his team to the best record n this 👌to making the finals
junior ochoa
junior ochoa Month ago
Why is no one talking about the fashion choices that will be made 😬
John Hampton
John Hampton Month ago
Steven A. and Jalen are missing the point - no pun intended. This isn't a Sam Presti issue, the fault is the common denominator on the floor, Russell Westbrook. He's the reason why OKC doesn't have a championship to point to.
Eduardo Ramos
Eduardo Ramos Month ago
Damn Jalen is crushing the game recently. He still needs work on his smartboard skills though! LOL
Gonzalo Bernal
Gonzalo Bernal Month ago
Yeah right. Harden is a foul monkey hoping to get calls and Westbrook gets fouled because he's a scoring guard. What do you think is going to happen when Westbrook realizes he's way better than Harden and Harden has to ball hog so he can have the ball to have a fouls called in the first place? Heart and soul of play is foolhardy. Westbrook is going to be the same way that Chris Paul was. Because even if his ego is swallow down Harden has the most garbage style of basketball ever. It's a stat padder style of basketball. If Houston does anything successful is because Westbrook is there. Not because Harden. He just cried to the owners using his padded stats. I think Oklahoma got the better deal in the long run. And I think Westbrook is using this as a stepping stone to get out of Oklahoma
bubba pacha
bubba pacha Month ago
that thumbnail is baaaad or i need glasses.. .im on my phone and i thought it was the beard and a old lady (possibly his mom)
Oskar Eriksson
Oskar Eriksson Month ago
better then molly
ajnewi
ajnewi Month ago
Isn’t the coaching and ownerships fault if they don’t win a championship? Presti has done his job acquiring talent, evaluating and making trades to make the team better, it’s coaching’s job to get the talent to a championship, and ownerships job to give up the money to pay his players (and not let a guy like Harden leave)
Sean Aulten
Sean Aulten Month ago
Rockets look Goodddddddddd. Now I see Championships
black Lee
black Lee Month ago
What the hell wrong with Jalen eyes blinking so much. Damn bro. Fuck wrong with you!
Lord Satsuma
Lord Satsuma Month ago
many reasons to actually watch the regular season, given everyone stays healthy. these low top shoes are killing the game with leg injuries.
Puppet lover
Puppet lover Month ago
👌OKC should go get Larry Brown and all else will follow.
Marcus Felton
Marcus Felton Month ago
The owner of okc.that hillbillies cheap.skate say he ant paying no niggea all that money. Lol
dalock69
dalock69 Month ago
That would be true if u can play with two basketballs
Iso Joe
Iso Joe Month ago
Watch westbrook get a 3 point shot and become another Harden 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Puppet lover
Puppet lover Month ago
Jalen rose is not a good commentator
D Moore
D Moore Month ago
They already did that when they let Harden go and really didn't improve the team after that. To me them now improving the team is the main reason Durant left.
Matthew Cheung
Matthew Cheung Month ago
Too much partying guys?
Joanna
Joanna Month ago
O and Billy Donovan
Nico Perez
Nico Perez Month ago
Lol shitty ass okc fans. I wish westbrook woulda left that bum ass team when kd and harden left. Woulda let okc compete for the worst record in the league
Bob Smith
Bob Smith Month ago
Okc blew it.. they could've have 3 rings by now but were too cheap to keep Harden and start a dynasty.
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