Kawhi earns title of 'best player in the world’, talks Steph’s legacy | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST


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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    Is Kawhi Leonard the best player in the NBA?

    • Larriors blew a 3-1 lead #CriedToKD
    • cchas8889
      cchas8889  2 months back

      @rlozaa lozano no he injured, and how come Kawhi did take Spurs to chip or conference finals in 2018?

    • Cordell Washington
      Cordell Washington  2 months back

      Yes,, he is...Nick made a good point,, if KD or Lebron was to play with above average players,, they won't be able to win a NBA title...Point Blank

    • rlozaa lozano
      rlozaa lozano  2 months back

      @cchas8889 he left the east and he failed in the western conference

    • rlozaa lozano
      rlozaa lozano  2 months back

      @Gbeast007 he plays no defense

  • Toronto
    Toronto  1 months back

    Kawhi became a Superstar in Toronto

    • Holvin Aguilar
      Holvin Aguilar  1 months back

      Teams win championships, and yes I do agree kawhi is a living legend . He might still be in the process to be the best player of all time but he still a hoe😂

      • Alan Bustillo
        Alan Bustillo  1 months back

        Kawhi might just destroy all the records!!!!!!

        • PlAtInUm VoLt
          PlAtInUm VoLt  1 months back

          Maybe this is one of the cons of shooting so many threes in the new style basketball. You’re gonna have off nights from three when you shoot it at such a high clip like steph.

          • Golden nugget of wisdom
            Golden nugget of wisdom  2 months back

            Kawhi got that Kobe, MJ focus. Lebron gets that dizzy look when he's on the biggest stage.

            • hannah galvez
              hannah galvez  2 months back


              • John Healy
                John Healy  2 months back

                Nick Wright = Tom Green

                • LordStanleyJr
                  LordStanleyJr  2 months back

                  Toronto had injuries too.Stop making up excuses for Lebron.

                  • Clarence Lee
                    Clarence Lee  2 months back

                    put healthy kd with raptors vs kawahi with same team kd wins gentlmen sweep.

                    • thanh phan
                      thanh phan  2 months back

                      tell us something we dont know dont fuken tell us something we already see.

                      • thanh phan
                        thanh phan  2 months back

                        man all this people aint got better shyttt to do beside talking none sent... what does it matter.. steph is one of best playa as wee all know... he won 3 champion almost 5.. just leave it at that.he still building his legacy untill he retired den u can judge but for now leave the fuken man.. all this fuker all talking bare bullsshyt...

                        • Harold Kirkendoll-Bey
                          Harold Kirkendoll-Bey  2 months back

                          That’s Kawhi

                          • Harold Kirkendoll-Bey
                            Harold Kirkendoll-Bey  2 months back

                            Leadership wise, Kachin is better than KD

                            • Pallas Ferrante
                              Pallas Ferrante  2 months back

                              What other player could possibly have carried this Raptors team to a championship? I can't think of any.

                              • YKTV YOUKNOWTHEVIBES TV
                                YKTV YOUKNOWTHEVIBES TV  2 months back

                                that was an extremely tought shot and he didnt hit it cris just trolled him like smeegle did the ring

                                • Tony Bridley
                                  Tony Bridley  2 months back

                                  Soooooo....this same guy swings on LJ and yet he's calling this guy the best player in the world and oh yeah KD is being said to be the best player in the world. Stop with the Jordan James debate

                                  • Edward Yamada
                                    Edward Yamada  2 months back

                                    Who cares about legacy? Do these youngsters realize Bill Russell won 11 rings? That Wilt Chamberlain once AVERAGED 50.4 pts for an entire season. These pundits all claim the NBA’s modern era is what counts. So who gives a rip about legacy? In 50 years, we’ll be talking about LeBron v.s. MJ as relics of the Early Modern NBA. What a waste of time.

                                    • Supreme 704
                                      Supreme 704  2 months back

                                      Max Kellergirl started that stupid saying media say one thing and every medium runs with itAmerica is falling

                                      • Archangel Raphael
                                        Archangel Raphael  2 months back

                                        Kevin Durant is NO longer the best player folks [he might have BEEN] ... but the fact or injury speaks for itself, he will need to prove it all over again when he recovers from the Achilles rupture that he was and still is the best ...

                                        • Archangel Raphael
                                          Archangel Raphael  2 months back

                                          @Isaac Sekitoleko your ignorance regarding the ability to recover from a ruptured Achilles is your problem ... not realistic ...
                                          WAS is not the same as IS ... he WAS the best before the injury ... he no longer IS the best due to the injury ...

                                        • Isaac Sekitoleko
                                          Isaac Sekitoleko  2 months back

                                          Stupid hot take analysis. But that's the culture of basketball now $mh 🤦🤦...A 2x CHAMP & Fmvp, 4x scoring winner, 10+ all stars, 3rd ppg playoff history, etc etc....HAS to prove something 🤦🤦🤦🤦

                                      • Master
                                        Master  2 months back

                                        Nick is DEFINITELY the wrong person to ask but, yes, Kawhi is the best.

                                        • ClayBreaksBread
                                          ClayBreaksBread  2 months back

                                          Ray Allen would have made the 3

                                          • Knickson Thomas
                                            Knickson Thomas  2 months back

                                            Kawhi is the best player because he went to the Raptors and played with what they had unlike lebron who when he goes to a new trades myst happen in order for him to win sad(lebron)

                                            • MrEvanDavidson
                                              MrEvanDavidson  2 months back

                                              Kawhi is the best player in the world on the best new in the world! Raptors are the new dynasty!

                                              • Ian Legg
                                                Ian Legg  2 months back

                                                MrEvanDavidson how are they the new dynasty? kawhi is leaving . And and they wont win another chip. to technically be a dynasty you gotta win multiple. not happening lol.

                                            • Trevor Blackwell
                                              Trevor Blackwell  2 months back

                                              Lets be honest... KD fully healthy Warriors win again. KD wins final MVP. I think Kawhi is top 3, but KD is better along with LeBron. Both healthy are still better. I honestly would argue AD is even better fully healthy on a better team like the Lakers. Which we will see AD win MVP. 2020 you will heard AD top 2 in the world.

                                              • Isaac Sekitoleko
                                                Isaac Sekitoleko  2 months back

                                                Facts on the KD thing...And AD nice but I still put Kd/Bron/Steph/Harden over him, possibly Giannis

                                            • Melson Peros
                                              Melson Peros  2 months back

                                              Kawhaii justbeat gsw which lbj couldnt beat
                                              Kawhaii is best player

                                              • Ian Legg
                                                Ian Legg  2 months back

                                                Melson Peros LeBron did hear gsw lol.

                                              • Isaac Sekitoleko
                                                Isaac Sekitoleko  2 months back

                                                @Melson Peros your a clown....no KD= easy path for Kawahi (& add no Klay G3&G4)

                                              • Melson Peros
                                                Melson Peros  2 months back

                                                @Ian Legg sorry but that is a fantasy land of what ifs
                                                LBJ beat thw GSW and he was d greatest player at that time
                                                This yr how many games did LBJ play?
                                                Who beat the GSW?

                                              • Ian Legg
                                                Ian Legg  2 months back

                                                Melson Peros lebron DID beat gsw in the same form kawhi did. LeBron lost to the gsw plus KD. kawhi struggled to beat them without KD ANNNNDD KLAY. if klay was out too, LeBron woulda dominated them. raptors wouldn't be champions if KD and klay are healthy. as much as i hate to say that because I HATE the GSW. it's the truth man.

                                            • Archer 34 Myway
                                              Archer 34 Myway  2 months back

                                              The stars where aligned for the raptors to win . I’m not even a raptors fan

                                              • mookeychase0907
                                                mookeychase0907  2 months back

                                                I'm sick of people acting like Klay was getting 35 a game amd was some kinda hero. He had two good games him scoring 22,21,25,27 along with the two 30 point games is not enough. Steph had 47 and still lost these people gotta have a story a reason why they lost. They lost because they basically are the 2016 team that won 73 games then lost 3 strait and the chip. They added a 4 time scoring champ what were they spose to do lose with him? Steph and Klay both are known for disapperaing in the finals at the end of games so stop with this Klay got hurt made them lose...

                                                • Max elliott
                                                  Max elliott  2 months back

                                                  If it was LeBron instead of Steph he would have been crucified!

                                                  • The weed man Valentine
                                                    The weed man Valentine  2 months back

                                                    Always under cutting Canadian teams # we the champions

                                                    • kester neptune
                                                      kester neptune  2 months back

                                                      for me to rule out kd I have to witness him come back to play and be unsuccessful, so until then he upthere...

                                                      • Ty Brown
                                                        Ty Brown  2 months back

                                                        Kawhi maybe not the best player in the world but man he can really play D wen it comes to the moment

                                                        • Ty Brown
                                                          Ty Brown  2 months back

                                                          I am Spurs fan and I didn’t know to much about Kawhi but wen he played D and he shut down Lebron James I said he is the man who plays like Scottie more than Jordan

                                                          • herbert nelson
                                                            herbert nelson  2 months back

                                                            Jordan was better defensively than Pippen.

                                                        • Ty Brown
                                                          Ty Brown  2 months back

                                                          It’s funny how everybody was talking Kawhi down but now he has another ring and he gets Finals MVP but this Raptors Team was a team that didn’t say oh here we go again but they fought back to beat a good Bucks team and he played well in the finals and his supporting cast played like there were on fire 🔥 but I do give the Warriors credit but I did see some decline from them last season but Kawhi is a good player

                                                          • Virgil Joshua
                                                            Virgil Joshua  2 months back

                                                            If you asked all the teams, "Who would you rather have in the next 5 years, Lebron or Kawhi?", that would be a no-brainer: Kawhi of course 100 percent.

                                                            • Chivas Gio
                                                              Chivas Gio  2 months back

                                                              Stray dogs gossips about pitbuls.... They know nothing, they just wander...

                                                              • Andrew Nieto
                                                                Andrew Nieto  2 months back

                                                                Brad Stevens came up with that play. Everyone takes from each other.

                                                                • Irishia Samson
                                                                  Irishia Samson  2 months back

                                                                  I dnt think so cozz gs has 3 title and kawih 1 only ok..

                                                                  • kasper rieberg
                                                                    kasper rieberg  2 months back

                                                                    I don’t get how Lebron is still considerd the best player in the game by some !He plays litle to no defense, and it’s a 2 way game, so it matters big time !!

                                                                    • Alfred Ramirez
                                                                      Alfred Ramirez  2 months back

                                                                      Talkin two-way players, Kawhi no.1, Paul George no.2 best in the NBA today.... Durant and Le Braun do not qualify

                                                                      • Brady W
                                                                        Brady W  2 months back

                                                                        Kawhi barely beats injured warriors team = best player in the world??? In what world? Pluto?!?

                                                                      • Ru Lz
                                                                        Ru Lz  2 months back

                                                                        Lebron is not better than 2-way Kawhi.

                                                                        • Ricky Morgan
                                                                          Ricky Morgan  2 months back

                                                                          Curry’s legacy “Can’t defend”

                                                                          • Baron Samedi3000
                                                                            Baron Samedi3000  2 months back

                                                                            Kawhi gets the edge because of what he does on the defensive end

                                                                            • Notorious BleezyB
                                                                              Notorious BleezyB  2 months back

                                                                              Kawhi is overrated

                                                                              • Jeremy Aber
                                                                                Jeremy Aber  2 months back

                                                                                the disrespect on Kawhi is unreal.

                                                                                • 40 Roller
                                                                                  40 Roller  2 months back

                                                                                  why is To Green on the panel???

                                                                                  • Ryan Nichols
                                                                                    Ryan Nichols  2 months back

                                                                                    Btw, Kawhi was getting lots of love for best player WHILE he was out injured.