Damian Lillard's game-winning 3 vs. OKC may be the best I've ever seen - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Apr 24, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Damian Lillard's Game 5 buzzer-beater that sent the Oklahoma City Thunder home and propelled the Portland Trail Blazers to the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs.
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  • Mad Gogeta
    Mad Gogeta 10 days ago

    "Portland was the favorite" wasn't this the man who said they was gonna
    get swept?

  • chris williams
    chris williams 10 days ago

    Max is buggin

  • Nba Kid
    Nba Kid 25 days ago +1

    Everyone picked okc to win they ain’t the favorite max

  • demetrus davis
    demetrus davis Month ago

    How can a game winner from damn near half court to win a series be overrated

  • Young Weaboo
    Young Weaboo Month ago

    If someone else made the shot Jordan made it wouldn’t be as popular Damian’s is better

  • King V
    King V Month ago

    DAME been underrated for years now. Can’t name 5 point guards in the league better than him. Would love to see him get a chip one day

  • David Page
    David Page Month ago

    dame mabye gave us the greatest buzzer beater wel see in our lifetime absolute beast

  • Yousif Al Bidaiwi
    Yousif Al Bidaiwi 2 months ago

    Sas the goat

  • AM:Productions 16
    AM:Productions 16 2 months ago

    Max is Paul George. Stephen A is dame. Can I get facts in the comments.

  • Andre Faelnar
    Andre Faelnar 3 months ago

    Dame: Talk about throwing shade.
    PG13: I am Westbrook's wrath.
    Dame: Westbrook is my bitch.

  • Edgar Martinez
    Edgar Martinez 3 months ago

    Kawhi Leonard has entered the chat

  • Christopher Hydinger
    Christopher Hydinger 3 months ago


  • slimydick23
    slimydick23 3 months ago

    Wrong answer. When John Stockton hit the shot in Houston that sent the Jazz to the Finals... THAT was the best shot you've ever seen.

  • Tiney Cole
    Tiney Cole 3 months ago

    Hell no

  • Vegan Sausage
    Vegan Sausage 3 months ago

    Everyone complaining about max yet nothing about will Cain??? What wrong with you guys??

  • Junder R
    Junder R 3 months ago

    Tie game up 3-1in the series. It wasn’t clutch in any sense of the word.

  • Brenda Gray
    Brenda Gray 3 months ago

    Max please....you're sitting up there fartin again😱

  • Mason Wright
    Mason Wright 3 months ago

    Max Kellerman is a hater

  • hen ko
    hen ko 3 months ago

    Max saying Lebron over Orlando even though they didnt win the series is better than Dame's shot. ridiculously dumb.

  • William Durham
    William Durham 3 months ago +1

    Max your just butthurt that the thunder loss the series because max had thunder to get pass the first round

  • Cassie
    Cassie 3 months ago

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  • SoggyFries
    SoggyFries 3 months ago

    Maybe next year Lillard will get more all-star votes than Derrick Rose ....

  • mr win
    mr win 3 months ago

    I agree with Steve on this

  • MikeyB ThailandHoops
    MikeyB ThailandHoops 3 months ago

    That was a "bad" in terms of NASTY!

  • markuseraccount1
    markuseraccount1 3 months ago +1

    It is an amazing shot, but Stephen A Smith is a little too excited. This shot will not stand the test of time the way Stephen A Smith believes it will lol. Nonetheless, great shot Damian Lillard.

  • 100% FACTS
    100% FACTS 3 months ago

    Na lebrons fade-away baseline 3 against the wizards was the best

  • hubert vecht
    hubert vecht 3 months ago

    Max is a DOOFUS

  • less kiss
    less kiss 3 months ago

    Dear Max if you are reading this your ass need to give a black man his props. Stop hating the Black man when he is speaking.

  • Ken Hasibar
    Ken Hasibar 3 months ago

    C'mon Max. You're just trolling for time so sponsors will keep paying, and you'll have a reason for having a "job."

  • Rhio Raye De Vera
    Rhio Raye De Vera 3 months ago

    6 times it occurred and most of them are against Thunder

  • king Terrella
    king Terrella 3 months ago

    Yall know tht shit rigged

  • pyledog
    pyledog 3 months ago

    Bad shot??? Well the ball went through the hoop so if thats bad ill take bad everyday.

  • see thao
    see thao 3 months ago +1

    Damian Lillard has been taking a lot of bad shots but stills make them. He should be more aware of his shots.

  • Allen Johnson
    Allen Johnson 3 months ago

    Max that Lebron shot was a whole Decade ago in game 2 of that series. Fuck nonit wasnt better than this smh. Hating ass

  • Allen Johnson
    Allen Johnson 3 months ago

    Max and PG are haters. Smh Dame knew that shit was going in. He knew he could have gotten a better shot than that but he wanted that shot. Dame waved everyone away and got the shot he wanted. He had 47, last shot of the game, and last game of that series. This goes down as one of the greatest buzzer beaters.

  • artis ambus
    artis ambus 3 months ago

    Oh Yeah ! how can you call it a bad shot when he normal takes that?

  • Jack Zhu
    Jack Zhu 3 months ago

    As always, max is an ass

  • KingDeezy700
    KingDeezy700 3 months ago

    Max Stop talking Basketball pls

  • goomaster
    goomaster 3 months ago

    Max saying Lebron over Orlando even though they didnt win the series is better than Dame's shot. ridiculously dumb.

  • Fuc U Ph187
    Fuc U Ph187 3 months ago +2

    Dame wasn't shooting like that until Steph was but damnn that was a tough shot

  • Dr Pop Pimple
    Dr Pop Pimple 3 months ago

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  • Mark Roath
    Mark Roath 3 months ago

    Paul George had five fouls at the time Lillard shot the game winner, which had something to do with how he guarded him prior to the shot. Of course, Donovan could have developed a better defense strategy but he did not. Game over.

  • Reese Reese
    Reese Reese 3 months ago

    Stephen A the king of eating his own words if okc won he would be saying russ and pg may be the baddest duo since “somebody lap he sat on” smh

  • Pham Tuan Kiet
    Pham Tuan Kiet 3 months ago

    bruh this guy salty af. mad cause he cant shoot like lillard.

  • James Dawny
    James Dawny 3 months ago

    Max stop.... it’s not the best ever but it’s probably too 3 hardest shots ever dfish I would say is 1

  • tyrell thompson
    tyrell thompson 3 months ago

    This god damn boxing guy needs to stop talking basketball lmao

  • milwaukiedave
    milwaukiedave 3 months ago

    Stephen A is a bit psychotic.

  • Mr. Washington
    Mr. Washington 3 months ago

    Dear Max if you are reading this your ass need to give a black man his props. Stop hating the Black man when he is speaking.

  • Stanley Kurdziel
    Stanley Kurdziel 3 months ago

    I agree with Stephen A! Only second time someone has hit >=10 threes in playoff history (Klay got 11 in a game). Lillard apparently can hit 39% from 30-40 feet, but I'll argue there really is no precedence to expect him to shoot that for game winner. He calmly dribbled down the time - I thought he miss counted the clock and buzzer was going to expire as he made a move. I think Paul George actually realized he was gonna shoot much faster and *did* challenge the shot; however Lillard jumped to the side just before shooting. He shot under 37% from three for the year and the idea that he has a higher percentage at 37 feet doesn't make much sense. If true, it doesn't detract at all from the awesomeness of the shot. It was ultimate swagger to end the series. The fact that the game was tied instead of OKC ahead doesn't detract from the shot, it just means it wasn't a completely stupid thing to do if he had missed. This definitely deserves to be among the most impressive game winners of all time - all you have to do is look at Terry Stotts face to know that a 37 foot shot wasn't expected (even by Lillard fans / teammates). For even more points: www.blazersedge.com/2019/4/26/18515376/damian-lillard-buzzer-beater-thunder-nba-playoffs-hidden-highlights

  • Omar mohamud
    Omar mohamud 3 months ago +1

    Man this is overrated everyone is forgetting about Ray Allen’s 3

  • A b
    A b 3 months ago

    Okay max you r high weed.wtf you talking about... The shot was 37 feet. What if the same shot hit by lebron to end the series like this. Then you will speak about that shot for about entire left season. Common man appreciate it and stop being so cocky and idiot.

  • dodgethehell
    dodgethehell 3 months ago

    Who the fuck is this mother fucker piece of shit on the right. go fuck yourself

  • StocktonNative 209
    StocktonNative 209 3 months ago

    It was a great shot...but this would have went to overtime with Portland winning it anyways. Great shot cause it looked cool.

  • Mont Brown
    Mont Brown 3 months ago +1

    Aww man and he had 50 you fucking right that was a great shot #SALUTE💪🏿💪🏿

  • Common Sense
    Common Sense 3 months ago

    I’m getting rid of these motherfu*****

  • 2endsformacircle
    2endsformacircle 3 months ago

    Lebron James over Orlando?!? Couldn't have been that great cuz i don't remember that shit...

  • New Variety PDX
    New Variety PDX 3 months ago

    You sound like a hater Max 😂😂😂

  • Anthony Yalon
    Anthony Yalon 3 months ago

    Wait, who said it was a bad shot?

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  • Ryan Derek
    Ryan Derek 3 months ago

    Lillard killed it.. bad shot my ^$$ that’s called skill Paul George can’t guard him

  • Late Night Thinker
    Late Night Thinker 3 months ago

    I think it was the coldest shot of all time. The very definition of disrespect. The stakes weren't as high, but the statement screamed disrespect

  • J Bailey
    J Bailey 3 months ago

    He said the same thing about steps three against OKC

  • William Crain
    William Crain 3 months ago

    Dame time!!

  • cov859
    cov859 3 months ago +1

    Max aka new skip

  • Victor Malone
    Victor Malone 3 months ago

    37 footer is NEVER a great shot... MJ, Kobe or the Spurs would never taken a shot like that with game on the line. Damian is a great player, the best PG in the NBA right now in my honest opinion. But he had all the chips 3-2 lead... PG and RW on foul trouble, great odds for the over-time. He took the shot because he can afford to MISS IT, PG made right call not to body up because he would have been beat to the basket with a high percentage shot on a isolation play. Would you be saying same thing if Curry takes same shot and gets eliminated in the playoffs??? So stop being hypocrites, amazing shot but not a great shot, don't mistake.

  • Jacob Molina
    Jacob Molina 3 months ago

    Anyone remember the steph curry shot where he took like 2 steps from halfcourt and made it to beat the thunder in 2016 where they came and won the series after being down 3-1 where he had 12 threes (record at that time) and 46 points?

  • HipHop News
    HipHop News 3 months ago

    Stephen A just don’t like westbrook get off his dick

  • Ryan White
    Ryan White 3 months ago

    Max stats was dead on this time lol! This man Lillards 3 point shot from 40 feet back is the same percentage as Paul George regular 3 point shot 😂😂

  • Casey Cox
    Casey Cox 3 months ago

    Wow, Kellerman is a complete idiot. Smh

  • IcePick Slim
    IcePick Slim 3 months ago

    Is this nigga drunk? (Stephen Smith) 😂

  • Mikhel Brown
    Mikhel Brown 3 months ago +1

    I love what Dame did but King James has made several 3s like that. thexvid.com/video/jHyJTw9uyOk/video.html

  • vincent muller
    vincent muller 3 months ago

    good shot.......when your hot.... your hot

  • skyline
    skyline 3 months ago +2

    Lebron over Orlando? Even lebron was surprised he made it, Lillard took the shot cuz he knew it was going in

  • Event Horizon Productions
    Event Horizon Productions 3 months ago +2

    We all know Max is just unbelievably stupid but, has he EVER played basketball in his LIFE?
    Anyone on earth who has played a few pickup games or even 1 year of rec league in grade school knows how legendary and epic that shot was the instant they saw it. There's no need to even go into detail why, it's just so obvious.
    I am literally questioning if Max has ever touched a basketball in his life.

  • SPLASH_Chaze
    SPLASH_Chaze 3 months ago +1

    I guess Max is a Thunder fan