Reports of LeBron refusing to be coached is disrespectful - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith gives his thoughts on Michael Wilbon's report that LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has been told that LeBron James doesn't want to be coached. Although Stephen A. believes this report to be true based on Wilbon's NBA credibility, he admits LeBron's criticism in a lost season with the Los Angeles Lakers has gotten way out of hand.
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  • Lemar Guillary
    Lemar Guillary 19 days ago

    This is sports news?

  • random guy
    random guy Month ago

    Lebron is a toxic asset

  • Austin dela sierra
    Austin dela sierra 2 months ago

    The issue is Lebron from a young age was deemed "the chosen one" and for a 16 year old teenager of course thats going to get to his head. He always thought he was better then everyone so never played within a coaches system. If you ever watched Lebron throughout his career, the offense was always give Lebron the ball and let him either go one on one or screen till he gets the mismatch and then go one on one. Theres never really an "offense" when playing with him because he always though that he was the offense. And the way the league is structured, the GM will always pick the player over the coach because the player is the one thats making the team money. no one buys tickets to the games to watch the coach. Everyone says that Lebron didnt have a good coach because he never let them coach. its hard to run a team when a player (especially the franchise ) doesnt cooperate. I also have never seen anyone play better with Lebron. If anything player always have to change their game and defer to him. (Bosh, Love, everyone in LA) and when h wins he gets all the glory and when he loses his teammates are to blame. To me, that is why Lebron will never be the goat, he doesnt accept being coached, he doesnt make people around him better, and he tries to please and always tries to prove something to the media.

  • L.I.N.O LivingInNoOrder

    Lebron has to be the most pampered star ever 😂😂😂 it's true that he doesn't want to be coached but yet it's disrespectful to speak the truth

  • Ron Silvia
    Ron Silvia 4 months ago

    Fk lebron kick him out of the NBA

  • MsZeitgeist85
    MsZeitgeist85 4 months ago

    Lebron and his yes man No Clue Lue will turn the Lakers into a trash fire next year.

  • charlotte barnes
    charlotte barnes 4 months ago

    He doesn't need anymore coaching are you kidding the team should listen to HIM he someday will be the greatest coach

    LOUIS APPLE 4 months ago

    fuck lebron

  • Lomax
    Lomax 5 months ago

    Lechoke is a cancer in every team... always have a reason and always a choke!

  • jasyn zangari
    jasyn zangari 5 months ago

    This is news? What’s next, Lebron had his hairline fixed, Lebron didn’t want Eric in Miami, Lebron and Melo r super close? ESPN taking nothing and making it into “hard hitting topics”.

  • da Kid
    da Kid 5 months ago

    Puleexeeeeeee-I'm from the Cleve area-LeDrama is unreal-LeDrama can't BS the LA fans/area-his bb prowess notwithstanding

  • reg4321
    reg4321 5 months ago

    Trade Lebron James and get some picks for him, and free up more salary cap space to get 2 superstars.

  • Keevin Hesue
    Keevin Hesue 5 months ago


  • anthony Landino
    anthony Landino 5 months ago

    Steven A: Who judges what instructions are deemed worthy to be received. LeBron???????????

  • Ronnie Mackie
    Ronnie Mackie 5 months ago

    How do he know that's true they always saying stuff that's not true that's hear say just ask lebron you guys are something else wood born hates lebron too

  • Ronnie Mackie
    Ronnie Mackie 5 months ago


    RON DOC 5 months ago

    Reports of LA Fans tolerating Lebron is complete stupid and Idiocy.

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia 5 months ago

    Here is the thing I thought Max was on the money and completely missed the reason lebron didnt cry when Pat told him no. Is because he didnt have a ring he knows that pop is running on fumes so if he were to have went to SA he wouldn't have took no very easily. Do you think pop is that stupid? You think he just miraculously missed lebron because he had nothing to offer? No it's because pop knows that bron doesnt want to be coached. With the talent pop has in SA they are barely going to hang on to the 6th seed. For all my basketball experts. Have yall seen that documentary of lebron in HS? Should watch it great documentary. He didnt want to be coached either until he realized that he needed that structure that his team needed that structure. Bron isnt dumb however, his ego has gotten in the way. If bron would put that to the side and go with pop forget about it. The NBA is done them rings would be coming in and he would surpass MJ. But he wants to prove that you need him. That ship might have sailed he has been very exciting to watch but his time is winding down.

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia 5 months ago

    Actually that's false. Lebron wanted Pat riley to come down from the box to coach him and the heat and he said nope. Erik is the coach. So that argument is wrong. there is the link for all the basketball "experts" that choose not to work for SI, NBA, ESPN, Fox, and CBS because they make more at their current positions.

  • Oliver Phippen
    Oliver Phippen 5 months ago

    Looks like Labron cant be coached ??
    Especially from a white guy ??
    Labron is a racist ??? Who knew ???

  • James CARTER
    James CARTER 5 months ago

    Lebron's in La so he can bond with the young core because he'll be coaching in a few years

  • Jack Mehoff
    Jack Mehoff 5 months ago

    From past history, LJames doesn't want to be coached by a white coach.

  • Henry Catamisan
    Henry Catamisan 5 months ago

    Lebron is goat to all nba players no other than,,,,king of the court

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    Mirka Ava videos 5 months ago

  • MegaSuckitdry
    MegaSuckitdry 5 months ago

    jesus fucking Christ leave the guy alone already. 1 "bad" season and all of a sudden hes the worst player in history. im not even a Lebron fan but lets be honest whos advice he's suppose to be taking? Walton? sub average player? Id to everything opposite from what he tells me the dude couldn't play for shit.

  • Crytech
    Crytech 5 months ago

    Dan le batard says Phil Jackson has been told that Kobe doesnt want to be coached....

    ...ESPN running out of stories. They reporting he said she said reports now.

  • DWMJr
    DWMJr 5 months ago

    What ever Stephen A! LeBrons game hasn't really evolved since High School. I think that's the reason they say he can't be coached is because "He is the chosen One" by th NBA and LeBron believes that,causing him to be spoiled. All the other great players weren't chosen they had the skills and mindset to take the league by storm with whom ever they had. LeBron shops around the league for players and takes the credit when they win. etc etc etcetera!

  • Thomas Woodworth
    Thomas Woodworth 5 months ago

    Danny Ainge was a shitty coach in Phoenix.

  • Dead Pool
    Dead Pool 5 months ago

    All i care about is highlights from the game not two old men trying to make the news like theyre so damn smart. Max hows that cliff theory u dummy? Three stooges is a better name for this show. All the wannabes on this Network think its about them and not the athletes.

  • Fred Rebz
    Fred Rebz 5 months ago

    Lebron iQ is over rated. Just because he is the must athletic and most powerful and most unstoppable doesn’t mean he is a smart player. He isn’t even close to Bird ,rondo is probably a smarter player none of them are as athletic

  • C Swaim
    C Swaim 5 months ago

    Who cares LeBron is a titty baby anyway.

  • Jewel Clark
    Jewel Clark 5 months ago

    Wilt Chamberlain is the goat,my opinion nothing more nothing less

  • 0ldskoollio
    0ldskoollio 5 months ago

    Trade LeBron, He will NEVER be a Laker.
    Some other sucker team will give up the farm for him, the Lakers should take advantage of that. Oh yea, and Magic can go with him.

    • Jewel Clark
      Jewel Clark 5 months ago

      0ldskoollio :I doubt it,mostly because he probably has a no trade provision in his contract

  • Jewel Clark
    Jewel Clark 5 months ago

    Lebron reminds me of Cm Punk,someone that wants things his own way

  • 1quickster
    1quickster 5 months ago

    The formula for a championship is three superstars plus complimentary players plus a good coach equals championship. When Lebron went to Miami he had Wade and Bosch plus complimentary players plus a good coach equals championship. When he went back to Cleveland he had Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love plus complimentary plus plus a good head coach equals championship. The Lakers can sign two superstars. I'd say Kyrie Irving and Demarcus Cousin or Nikola Vucevic . But, they have too many players who have less than five years Trade a few of them for veterans. I like to see the Lakes with a starting lineup of Kyrie Irving PG, Brandon Ingram SG, Lebron James SF, Demarcus Cousin or Nikol Vucevic PF, Javele McGee CTR. The less experience overhype players . The Bench: injury prone Lonzo Ball PG, Josh Hart SG, Kyle Kuzma SF, resign Tyson Chandler to play Center, Wagner PF. The bench is inadequate because it the only way the Lakers can have a full pledge team. The Lakers can't simply afford any players.

  • pjay213
    pjay213 5 months ago


  • Brandon Ohara
    Brandon Ohara 5 months ago

    Lebron can never do any wrong. He's too prideful to be "coached", it'll hurt his ego. Weird because MJ enjoyed being coached and learning from Phil. Lebron has never respected any of his coaches except for his H.S coach. Pop would coach the shit outta him and I think lebron would listen. Maybe that's why he hasn't went to San Antonio? Who knows huh?

    • Jewel Clark
      Jewel Clark 5 months ago

      Brandon Ohara :San Antonio couldn’t pay him the $ he would want

  • Good Krypollo
    Good Krypollo 5 months ago

    LeBron is the biggest baby in the world

  • Cindi Turner
    Cindi Turner 5 months ago

    Be honest LeBron is better than YOU!

  • Cindi Turner
    Cindi Turner 5 months ago +1

    MJ is freaking old now, why even try to compare him to LBJ both are great of all times. Let MJ be with his **** girl.

  • Robsay01
    Robsay01 5 months ago

    MJ is the king and still will remain. MJ, through the teachings of Dean Smith allowed for him not to be a prima Donna baby.

  • Willie Dejesus
    Willie Dejesus 5 months ago

    Steven A is contradicting himself. He criticized LeBron in the past and now that everyone is pointing out his flaws it's not ok for everyone to do what Steven A did back then? Kick rocks homie! F.0.H.

    • Willie Dejesus
      Willie Dejesus 5 months ago

      My point is that it doesn't matter what he didn't called him, but the fact that he admitted to criticizing LeBron in the past and now that others are doing he's talking about people shouldn't? If that's not contradicting then it sure is being a hypocrite. But it's my opinion, that's all. Overall l like Steven A strategic methods of journalism for the most part. ✌

    • Eyem Dunn
      Eyem Dunn 5 months ago

      Stephen A didn’t called LeBron uncoachable or toxic, so he wasn’t contradicting himself.

  • Blake's toys
    Blake's toys 5 months ago

    Lebron is a little bitch move on.

  • don sky walker
    don sky walker 5 months ago

    Y no talk about the champs? He lost tf? Losin now😂😂😂

  • Jason  Olvera
    Jason Olvera 5 months ago

    Lebron is not the Goat Kobe Bryant was the best and took the lakers to many championship

    • Eyem Dunn
      Eyem Dunn 5 months ago

      Jason Olvera hey, nice opinion

  • Rod Buycks
    Rod Buycks 5 months ago

    So basically SAS telling the kids out there don't listen to authority if you feel you know more about something than them. Hmm. Great advice!


    When you run out of Laker material to talk about everyday😂

  • AkiraTheGodEater
    AkiraTheGodEater 5 months ago

    I’m sure I’ve seen lebron sitting away from everybody else when the coach’s are talking to them. Lebron has a lot of power more than people think.

  • queen bee
    queen bee 5 months ago


  • Thakid Boyyy
    Thakid Boyyy 5 months ago

    Kobe should be the head coach

  • Jamarv Larue
    Jamarv Larue 5 months ago

    I feel you kb24 / he skill player

  • Bernard L Wright
    Bernard L Wright 5 months ago

    Come back home lebron.

  • cjsligo Jones
    cjsligo Jones 5 months ago

    Who cares??

  • division100
    division100 5 months ago

    LeBron is his own coach he coaches himself and when he loses he blames the team

  • donstone
    donstone 5 months ago

    Bench him, lol.

  • Nelson Acosta
    Nelson Acosta 5 months ago

    ESPN is going to talk about Lebron on a regular basis 8 years after he retires.

  • FilmDude
    FilmDude 5 months ago

    I feel like ESPN is an entire channel dedicated to a 24/7 circlejerk around Lebron. They praise him so much, and then when we watch the games we see something entirely different.

  • Rey Francis
    Rey Francis 5 months ago

    I hate Lebron

  • Richard Faymonville
    Richard Faymonville 5 months ago

    Wow. Stephen A: LeBron apologist. Pundits need to lay off using the terms basketball "savant" and "genius." This savant-ness and genius-ness hasn't resulted in Ws or building better rosters (like we know LeBron has done behind closed doors with management.) So... these things (being a bball savant or genius) have no value. Stop saying no one understands him. It's basketball. Not theoretical mathematics.

  • 0 1
    0 1 5 months ago

    He’s now in the West; that’s why he ain’t making the playoffs.