Stephen Jackson on Ben Simmons: He can't shoot, he won't even shoot it' | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST


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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    What are your thoughts on Jared Dudley's comments?

    • Blight
      Blight  4 months back

      @Retro Kane so now it's a problem in the long term? Lol!

    • Retro Kane
      Retro Kane  4 months back

      He's not confident in his shot will continue to hurt him in the long run

    • guest
      guest  4 months back

      @Rubin Turner What do you have to say now genius 🤣😂

    • Blight
      Blight  4 months back

      Today was an example of why you can be an all star without a shot.

    • Rubin Turner
      Rubin Turner  4 months back

      @Donae Morrow you win games with points! He has to shoot. If you can do it however you do it. Off a curl. Flat footed. Fadeaway. Something. You're 6'10! Post somebody up then! Smh

  • DJ Salad
    DJ Salad  1 months back

    4:14 Pretty much sums up all of sports journalism and debate shows!

    • slyfy
      slyfy  2 months back

      I agree on both ends honestly, but Ben Simmons attitude will get him no where and that’s what actually matters.

      • Iysoh tha Holy Ghost
        Iysoh tha Holy Ghost  3 months back

        i wish nicc had tha same energy for lonzo ball

        • ezjapanesecooking
          ezjapanesecooking  4 months back

          His shooting isn't at NBA level. It's amazing. It's a major flaw going forward if he wants to become superstar.

          • John Snow
            John Snow  4 months back

            Lol where are the nets now?

            • Tipperdiss
              Tipperdiss  4 months back

              People find any way they can to hate on this dude

              • The Chameleon
                The Chameleon  4 months back

                Who is that ugly girl to the left she’s really annoying

                • EpilepticRabbit
                  EpilepticRabbit  4 months back

                  Better than can't shoot and won't stop shooting it, *cough* Westbrick, I mean Westbrook.

                  • Louis Charles
                    Louis Charles  4 months back

                    76ers would not be in the playoffs if it wasn't for Ben Simmons. He controls the flow of the game and can get to the rim at will. He's easily top 5 two way player.

                    • Marky Mark
                      Marky Mark  4 months back

                      Been Simmons needs to workout with JJ redick who is a shooting instructor... develope his shot and gain confidence..being a pro player and not being able to shoot would make you look weak and foolish

                      • John Snow
                        John Snow  4 months back

                        Lol how many games have you played in the NBA coach?

                    • Anakin Cloutwalker
                      Anakin Cloutwalker  4 months back

                      Lol Ben is still better than you by far

                      • SuperHUSBY
                        SuperHUSBY  4 months back

                        I Call BS on What ever nick say

                        • jim bob
                          jim bob  4 months back

                          We are only talking about it because we are talking about it..... Derrrrrr

                          • serenadesilhout
                            serenadesilhout  4 months back

                            Nick is the worst analyst on Espn if you can even call it that. He's defending a basketball player that can't shoot a basketball. Whether or not Philly is up or not against the Nets doesn't mean he's not getting exposed.

                            • Carlose Mackey
                              Carlose Mackey  4 months back

                              Ben Simmons really doesn't need to shoot when you have other players taking up the scoring load. Let Tobias, Butler, Embid, and reddick needs to go lights out for a change, besides he great in his own right.....he is an outstanding playmaker and judging from the stats....I think he just needs to play harder in crunch time....not everybody needs to shoot threes....he's a all-star for a reason let him earn it

                              • Steel Legends
                                Steel Legends  4 months back

                                Can’t stop BS, no matter who talks about him. He’s so good without a jumper that people can’t even believe it or know how to stop him.

                                • Ray Mahad
                                  Ray Mahad  4 months back

                                  Stephen Jackson only supports African-American players. If you are white or from outside the US, he is a hater. Ben Simmons proved him wrong in a big way. The difference with Simmons is he knows his weakness and decides to put his team ahead of his personal stats, basically the opposite of Jackson, who got kicked out of San Antonio because of his ego. He would still chuck up 3s when he was only making 27% of them.

                                  • DeAndre Page
                                    DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                    Should have kept SHARPSHOOTER, Marco Belinelli.😭😭😭

                                    • DeAndre Page
                                      DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                      Ben Simmons needs to stay on the court with 2nd Unit. 😀😀😀
                                      His defense puts him ahead of majority of 2 previous Draft Classes.

                                      • DeAndre Page
                                        DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                        Ben Simmons just embarrassed Dudley because Joel Embid did not play.😀😀😀
                                        Head coach does not put Simmons in a backdoor cut role

                                        • Rogue Sniper Gaming
                                          Rogue Sniper Gaming  4 months back

                                          My problem isn’t that he can’t shoot, my problem is he doesn’t even try to shoot

                                          • TheBlacKidTV
                                            TheBlacKidTV  4 months back

                                            Cc and nick don't go well together

                                            • David Kulko
                                              David Kulko  4 months back

                                              Championship teams tend to be led by complete players. Simmons without a jump shot is an incomplete player. So it will always compromise his team to a harmful to a counterproductive degree, especially in the clutch. And so it's easier to game plan for him as the quality of competition rises, match-ups notwithstanding. Outside of that does anyone get the impression he is kind of an immature punk?

                                              • Frozt Mode
                                                Frozt Mode  4 months back

                                                you will miss 100% of the shots you don't take
                                                so ben will miss it even he make the shot or not

                                                • jr da boy
                                                  jr da boy  4 months back

                                                  3:23 “I even know that” lol

                                                  • Alex J
                                                    Alex J  4 months back

                                                    Nick wright is trying to get that Puerto Rican fuckboy haircut

                                                    • Scott
                                                      Scott  4 months back

                                                      Were only talking about it cuz we're talking about it. I'm Nick wright. Punch my face in

                                                      • 4poundthebgod
                                                        4poundthebgod  4 months back

                                                        I’m from philly watch a lot of sixers games I don’t even now what his jump shot look like

                                                        • Anthony Pinto
                                                          Anthony Pinto  4 months back

                                                          Can the 76ers make a run? We shall see moname

                                                          • generalqwer
                                                            generalqwer  4 months back

                                                            But seriously tho, how you gonna be an all-star in the NBA and cant shoot a jumpshot.

                                                            • T Mac
                                                              T Mac  4 months back

                                                              Nick Wright is a clown

                                                              • Mr. DGAF
                                                                Mr. DGAF  4 months back

                                                                Thennnnnn he comes out & drops 31

                                                                • Nelson's Rudolph
                                                                  Nelson's Rudolph  4 months back

                                                                  Ben Simmons 31 points on 11/13 shooting.

                                                                  • Quinn Alexander
                                                                    Quinn Alexander  4 months back

                                                                    Lmao then Simmons goes and dominates game 3. I dont think his lack of shooting is holding him back as much as his lack of aggression every game.

                                                                    • dwash726
                                                                      dwash726  4 months back

                                                                      Just think about this Ben Simmons is still learning he is in his 2nd year he was already rookie of the year and a all star in 2 years he has been the 3 seed with back to back 50 win season yes he needs to shoot but he is already better then Stephan Jackson he is a better passer and rebounder and its plenty of players that couldn't shoot at first like magic Jason kid lebron etc and giannas is in his 5th year year and he is still learning how to shoot he shoots more then Simmons but he still doesn't have a jump shot and he might be the mvp without it but the celtics are going to make him have to shoot alot more so we will see how that series goes botton line is Simmons is giving u 18 9 and 8 and he doesn't know how to shoot jump shots or free those yet that's pretty impressive and now he can get the training from magic Johnson since he stepped down from the Lakers

                                                                      • ps3shakes123
                                                                        ps3shakes123  4 months back

                                                                        Ben is already way better than S. Jackson ever was..even though he doesn't shoot jays. Truth hurts hunh.

                                                                        • 032090
                                                                          032090  4 months back

                                                                          Never liked Cris’ voice. It sounds so fried

                                                                          • Jon Juko
                                                                            Jon Juko  4 months back

                                                                            I feel so bad for the kid he'd be a top 5 player in other era's

                                                                            • LostinTheRuins
                                                                              LostinTheRuins  4 months back

                                                                              31 points

                                                                              • Luke Stakelbeck
                                                                                Luke Stakelbeck  4 months back

                                                                                I dont mind Simmons not being able to shoot as long as hes aggressive like he was last night. If the Sixers are going to get to the championship round Simmons has to keep being aggressive.

                                                                                • roondoggers87
                                                                                  roondoggers87  4 months back

                                                                                  Simmons is overrated. Accept it Nick.

                                                                                  • Eddie Sire
                                                                                    Eddie Sire  4 months back

                                                                                    Just here to see who won yesterday 😂😂😂

                                                                                    • Tony Boies
                                                                                      Tony Boies  4 months back

                                                                                      Nearly every NBA player became a better shooter over time. Simmons can absolutely become at least a decent jump shot/FT shooter.

                                                                                      • Bob Smith
                                                                                        Bob Smith  3 months back

                                                                                        So true he's got to work on his game

                                                                                    • Bowtie Bann
                                                                                      Bowtie Bann  4 months back

                                                                                      31 points for a non shooter and take that Stack

                                                                                      • Radi Sadek
                                                                                        Radi Sadek  4 months back

                                                                                        Man, I have rarely seen more annoying people on television than these 4 guys.

                                                                                        • J Fingers Music
                                                                                          J Fingers Music  4 months back

                                                                                          Jackson made an ignorant comment. He said you’re in the NBA you should be able to shoot. He should’ve said if you’re a guard/forward you should be able to have a midrange shot. I don’t remember Shaq, Kareem (minus the sky hook), or most of the big men in previous eras shoot any mid range jumpers. Simmons could score 60 points in a game and they’d be saying “he only took one shot beyond 8 ft from the rim”.

                                                                                          • DoYouEvenLarp BRUH
                                                                                            DoYouEvenLarp BRUH  4 months back

                                                                                            I dont think nick even watches the games. He sounds clueless