Ja Morant will be drafted right behind Zion Williamson - Max Kellerman | First Take

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams, Max Kellerman and Will Cain grade the opening round, triple-double performance by Murray State’s Ja Morant in the 2019 NCAA tournament. The First Take crew then discuss Morant's NBA value compared to Duke's RJ Barrett and how high he will be chosen in the 2019 NBA Draft.
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  • TheGoatKing
    TheGoatKing 17 days ago

    3:12 Giannis jumped over tim hardaway

  • Marcus King
    Marcus King 24 days ago

    The Anthony Mason/Larry Johnson comparison to Zion is spot on.

  • Above The Line
    Above The Line 26 days ago

    3 way deal: Grizzlies get Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram from the Lakers, Knicks get Mike Conley, Lakers get 2nd Pick from Memphis and select Ja Morant.

    • J Beast23
      J Beast23 21 day ago

      Bruh grizzlies not going to give up Ja for lonzo bum trash ass

  • nnjjaa bae
    nnjjaa bae 26 days ago

    I'm from Western Kentucky I hope ja Morant makes Steven A eat his words

  • idkman09
    idkman09 27 days ago

    Can’t stand this mannequin eyed asshole. Jay Williams acts like he’s the gatekeeper of basketball knowledge and condescends anyone who disagrees with him.

  • Soul & Fire SeNK'sET
    Soul & Fire SeNK'sET 28 days ago

    Ja gone b better than zion

  • calvin watson
    calvin watson Month ago

    RJ is the best all round player in this draft.

    • J Beast23
      J Beast23 21 day ago

      @calvin watson that he can't shoot for shit can't even shoot free throws consistently

    • calvin watson
      calvin watson Month ago

      @Katlego Mabilane what does that even mean?

    • Katlego Mabilane
      Katlego Mabilane Month ago

      calvin watson volume shooter

  • calvin watson
    calvin watson Month ago +1

    If your getting a 1-5 top pick,you should be clicking your heels.

  • Jerryd Haralson
    Jerryd Haralson Month ago

    Ja Morant reminds me of Steve Francis

  • ladarius saulsberry

    And if Zion is picked over a Triple double averaging player in college I kno some

  • ladarius saulsberry

    Ja morant will be drafted number 1 or Zion will be overshadowed by Anthony Davis at Pelicans if Pelicans are smart they will use him to trade for other good players ✊🏾

  • Adam Kerwin
    Adam Kerwin Month ago

    Can Jay Williams replace Stephen Annoying Smith. Stephen, STOP YELLING you suck.

    PIRATE Month ago +2

    It's not Ja's fault he went to Murray St and not one of the leading schools. The scouts fucked up. They let this guy fly under the radar and didn't see his value. Shows the current scouts don't always know what they're looking for.

  • Raymon Eldridge
    Raymon Eldridge Month ago

    Cam Reddish

  • CUBBIES 2019
    CUBBIES 2019 Month ago

    How bout Tariq Owens??

  • louis smith
    louis smith Month ago

    South Carolina boys...Ja is from the area Ray Allen played high school ball. Most ppl in the state didnt recognize Ja but he's always been that scorer on a bad team...be ready to see him score in the NBA also

  • Cameron Potts
    Cameron Potts Month ago +1

    Ja Morant is tha New Penny Headway love Godlike yea ya ya ha ha :D

  • Trevor Burgess
    Trevor Burgess 2 months ago

    I mostly end up fast forwarding Steven a smith

  • Samson Vasquez
    Samson Vasquez 2 months ago

    This is funny....too much talking shits

  • Jack Marchetti
    Jack Marchetti 2 months ago

    anybody who thinks Morant is a better prospect than RJ Barrett either doesn't know basketball or is severely mentally handicapped

  • Alexander Petry
    Alexander Petry 2 months ago

    Look at Max's face when they ask him a question... this dude takes himself waaaaaay too serious

  • pit man
    pit man 2 months ago

    dam near explosiver then Zion.. I did make up a word jus then lol this guy can play fr

  • Reginald Person
    Reginald Person 2 months ago +1

    Zion is worth the pick, but not Ja Morant. Edwards from Purdue is better.

  • V. Scott
    V. Scott 2 months ago

    Who would you pick number one if all of these guys were in the same draft. Zion Williamson, Larry Johnson, Jerry Stackhouse, Chris Webber?

  • chris ramos
    chris ramos 2 months ago

    Max Kellerman my boy I def Know he Blows Loud Now his Eyes Glossy Asl 👀👀👀😂😂💨💨🔥🔥 my boy Did a Wake and bake before the show lol

  • Hassan Simpkins
    Hassan Simpkins 2 months ago

    Knew about him since December

  • Erik Naccarato
    Erik Naccarato 2 months ago +2

    Suns went 48-34 in the 2013-2014 season

  • Erik Hopkins
    Erik Hopkins 2 months ago +1

    Marbury averaged 19 and 7 for a career.

  • Nick Schuman
    Nick Schuman 2 months ago

    Steven a is the dumbest mf on this planet

  • Boots Bailey
    Boots Bailey 2 months ago

    All hail Will the Mod

  • deecharming
    deecharming 2 months ago

    Zion's game reminds me of Shawn Kemp's game

  • Danilo Painter
    Danilo Painter 2 months ago

    Robinson from Virginia is Steve Nash 2.0.

  • Yaboy PC
    Yaboy PC 2 months ago

    I didn't even know who this guy was untill today

  • Jack Rhodes
    Jack Rhodes 2 months ago +1

    Good to see these so called experts finally waking up. They've been sleeping on Ja too long as is!

  • QuelakaLilNino
    QuelakaLilNino 2 months ago +1

    That boy in the gym rn , he gone be scary frfr

  • _itscjgraham _
    _itscjgraham _ 2 months ago

    Omg if the suns get ja morant it's game over y'all

  • Ezralibrascale
    Ezralibrascale 2 months ago

    Nba all star game in Chicago for the first time since 89/90? They rigging it for us definitely

  • Watermelon Man
    Watermelon Man 2 months ago

    3:18 Giannis jumped over hardaway jr

  • jon snipe
    jon snipe 2 months ago

    jay williams is a fucking idiot... dumbass

  • Chris Napolion
    Chris Napolion 2 months ago


  • Mac Turner
    Mac Turner 2 months ago

    Steven A makes me wonder that if I hate a hater like him, for being a hater ,does the fact that I hate the hater ,make me a hater?

  • K. Beam
    K. Beam 2 months ago +2

    giannis jumped clear over tim hardaway jr ...

  • Golazo Highlights
    Golazo Highlights 2 months ago

    Watch Tacko get drafted 1st

  • Vincent Homo
    Vincent Homo 2 months ago

    Ja morant is just dennis smith jr 2.0 not russel westbrook

  • Vincent Homo
    Vincent Homo 2 months ago

    Ja morant is just dennis smith jr 2.0 not russel westbrook

  • nabil chowdhury
    nabil chowdhury 2 months ago +1

    Imo, it should be
    1)RJ Barrett
    2)Zion Williamson
    3)Ja Morant

    • Crazy Luigi
      Crazy Luigi 2 months ago

      After today's game against Michigan State, R.J. shall be a lot lower than that now! :P

  • Lamario Harvey
    Lamario Harvey 2 months ago

    NOBODY breeds em like us, South Carolina has entered the building. 👀💯💪

  • Chris Williams
    Chris Williams 2 months ago

    This is the best draft since 03 draft this past years draft has some serious talent as well it’ll exciting but this is the next class to carry the league forward

  • Taye_Ra
    Taye_Ra 2 months ago

    This kid is the real deal.

  • Charles James
    Charles James 2 months ago

    So jay played in the league. He was horrible. Now he’s an expert on a sport he was never the top 50 player in. Cool story. Fuck you talking about Stephen a

  • Charles James
    Charles James 2 months ago

    Dollar dame? Dame dollar u mean lmfao wth

  • YouSure?
    YouSure? 2 months ago +1

    so basically lonzo ball with an offensive game

  • E Breezy
    E Breezy 2 months ago

    Jay will spitting basketball facts on Stephen a the talking head 💯

  • Happy Feet
    Happy Feet 2 months ago

    Stephen A getting jumped lmao 😂

  • Chris
    Chris 2 months ago

    Ja is not dominated he’s okay not better then RJ

  • Devon D Knuckles
    Devon D Knuckles 2 months ago

    JA is going number 1 if my Knicks get the first pick I don’t want to fill seats with Zion I want a playoff run with that boy JA

  • Kurt Rogers
    Kurt Rogers 2 months ago

    Can we have Jay Williams every day?

  • Dave Israel
    Dave Israel 2 months ago

    Ja Morant will be the next Allen Iverson!

  • wiggywil
    wiggywil 2 months ago

    JA would be Perfect as a Pelican, growing in his game and leadership working side by side with Jrue Holiday...

  • frogeater
    frogeater 2 months ago

    Jr I'll play you on one on one

  • 88smjls
    88smjls 2 months ago

    Stephon Marbury overrated and very selfish.

  • angelica sobmer
    angelica sobmer 2 months ago

    Nothing against Morant games against Marquete but one game and now media hype bout him. ....stop it

  • Joe Bug
    Joe Bug 2 months ago

    Giannis jumped over a dude

  • Steve
    Steve 2 months ago

    jay Williams expose Stephen a has a ban wagon

  • Dyanne Rocco Ilaria
    Dyanne Rocco Ilaria 2 months ago

    Just imagine Suns get him? Booker and Morant in backcourt, with Ayton at center?

  • Robert guzek
    Robert guzek 2 months ago

    We all know Stephan A and Kellerman suck each other after each show

  • Josh Galvan
    Josh Galvan 2 months ago

    Rui hachimura gonna be the best player in the whole damn draft, ya'll sleep

  • Arron Williams
    Arron Williams 2 months ago

    Stephen A just decoded the evolution of the Prototype guard!!!

  • YellaYetti The Mythical

    I wonder what they all think about Mac Mclung as a baller.

  • David Martin
    David Martin 2 months ago

    3:19 and lebron

  • mill'swrld
    mill'swrld 2 months ago

    Facts Jay Williams on ja

  • Deshaun Aldridge
    Deshaun Aldridge 2 months ago

    Stephen A only gives credit when its too late which defeats the purpose of his job lol

  • Voice of REASON
    Voice of REASON 2 months ago +1

    Steven is a joke. No other way to put it. Now, on to the draft. They're both beastly in NCAA but we gotta see how they translate to the big boys league. We've ALL seen busts and we've all seen people living up to the hype. NOBODY saw Curry being what he is, EVERYONE say Greg Fkn ODEN was gonna be a beast. We know what happened, hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. So, there is NO WAY to know how either of these boys will translate. HOWEVER, they will BOTH be taking baths in dollar bills.

  • real isrealite
    real isrealite 2 months ago

    Stephen A listen to Jason,Ja is for real.

  • Mark Barbicas
    Mark Barbicas 2 months ago

    Wow great hot take Max.. we only knew this 4 months ago...this is sports for infants and why I watch FS1 now

  • William Elliott
    William Elliott 2 months ago

    RJ Barrett is the best college basketball player.

  • Timothy Norat
    Timothy Norat 2 months ago

    What Stephen A doesn't realize is how competitive all college basketball programs are. I played at a smaller college. It was still very competitive

  • Timothy Norat
    Timothy Norat 2 months ago

    The shooters are in demand nowadays

    KIПG ΉЦППΛ 2 months ago

    only way i see Ja going 2nd is if the Suns get that pick

  • DAG 0621
    DAG 0621 2 months ago

    Ja gonna be better than Zion over time but every GM will be scared to pass on Zion because they will get roasted as Zion comes out gate with big highlights every night.

  • samuel fernand
    samuel fernand 2 months ago

    Damn I was hoping the bulls would’ve gotten him

  • James
    James 2 months ago

    wow will is so much better than molly

  • stuntedgrowth
    stuntedgrowth 2 months ago

    Don't jump the fence either way

  • J Smith
    J Smith 2 months ago

    I can see RJ and Ja having better NBA careers than Zion. Zion is undersized for his position.

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones 2 months ago

    Ja should be the #1 pick

  • Dee Jay
    Dee Jay 2 months ago

    I just saw Ja and why the fuck is he 2nd after Zion WTF 🤬

  • Yardley Moise
    Yardley Moise 2 months ago

    Molly too busy sucking my dick that's why she didn't made in today

  • Sook S
    Sook S 2 months ago

    Ja Morant will be Brandon Jennings in the NBA... Check

    • Barry Obama
      Barry Obama 2 months ago

      Sook S aight aight u sure hatin on my boi

  • Lamont Ward
    Lamont Ward 2 months ago

    Shit he mite go before Zion..he's more complete..better free throws.. percentage..better three point shooter..better passer....for those who just found out..better start watching everybody... instead of who the media tells you to watch

  • duke of york
    duke of york 2 months ago

    Felipe Lopez 😂😂😂 I thought he was going to be a beast.

  • Cristian Seitz
    Cristian Seitz 2 months ago

    Two words...... Lonzo Ball......hope I’m wrong

  • Cristian Seitz
    Cristian Seitz 2 months ago

    I don’t see Morant being the player at the pro level that Williamson could be. That rushing to slam could backfire when he meets a Steve Adams on his way to the rim!

  • Caleb Hardy
    Caleb Hardy 2 months ago

    What impresses me most about Ja is his ability to control the pace of the game. Like Max said, he seemed like he was playing slowed down. He's a floor general. That style will translate really well to where I think he'll play, the Phoenix Suns (unless they get the 1st pick).

  • Drwwli
    Drwwli 2 months ago

    and people were arguing about rj from duke!!!! i wonder where he fit in all of this now!!! his ass need to stay in another year!!!

  • Brodha Sattva
    Brodha Sattva 2 months ago

    Suns getting Ja Morant. THIS will finally be the guy to turn the team around.
    Booker, Ayton, Morant, Bridges, Oubre. Thats a beast team. Zero defense, but theyll score 140 every night

    • Cameron Jenkins
      Cameron Jenkins 2 months ago

      Brodha Sattva it’s a little d like bridges josh that’s about it tho

  • lionel howell
    lionel howell 2 months ago

    depends on the team!! but i think it's BARRETT behind ZION FOR MOST TEAMS....

  • Keith Watkins
    Keith Watkins 2 months ago

    I’m high as fuck I swear STEVEN A told the longest story ever 😭

    DJ THE SHOOTER 2 months ago +2

    I think this is a definite possibility. He's perfect for the Suns.

  • dale phewski
    dale phewski 2 months ago

    after todays game he might drop down to 4

    • dale phewski
      dale phewski 2 months ago

      @Barry Obama besides Ja there is not one player on Murray St whos name anyone can remember nor will anyone besides Ja get drafted in NBA Maybe a 5th or 8th rd pick LOL

    • Barry Obama
      Barry Obama 2 months ago

      dale phewski no the game was Ja vs FSU

  • Ericson Javier
    Ericson Javier 2 months ago

    Jamorant is more nba ready than zion...zion only plays in a well known basketball program, that's why he has more media exposure.