Zion Williamson’s injury is a ‘blow to the NBA’ - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson expected to miss a “period of weeks” to start the NBA season with his knee injury and explains what it means for the league.
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  • I hope he will not be like Greg Oden

    Xander ZyrusXander ZyrusVor 21 Tag
  • Is this new woman replacing Molly??

    T.C HolmesT.C HolmesVor 21 Tag
  • It’s a blow for the Pelicans but not the NBA. The start of the season has been very entertaining and the games have been fun to watch.

    Tone DeshTone DeshVor 23 Tage
  • So much hype ... hmmmm

    Jonathan LeeJonathan LeeVor 27 Tage
  • Ahh😾

    Adly TitusAdly TitusVor 28 Tage
  • Zion will be a nobody he will keep getting hurt.

    Jackson BrownJackson BrownVor 29 Tage
  • This woman is better than Molly

    RiizMo JellyManRiizMo JellyManVor Monat
  • The next Greg Oden

    Sean LSean LVor Monat
  • He's way overrated He's screwed, knees don't get better after surgery unless your adrian Peterson and zion Williamson is no adrian Peterson Greg oden, Derrick rose, Brandon roy, amre stoudamire where never the same after knee surgery Zions career is over before it even started. He will be playing in ice cube's big 3 league before u know it

    vic vipervic viperVor Monat
  • He too heavy

    CrimsonTideCrimsonTideVor Monat
  • Max is exactly right Zion can’t be power jumping like d rose

    GURUGURUVor Monat
  • Torn meniscus is a 'serious' injury LoL

    KezKezVor Monat
  • I like sis a lot better than Molly.

    Shonda HarperShonda HarperVor Monat
  • I like sis a lot better than Molly.

    Shonda HarperShonda HarperVor Monat
  • Keep this beautiful lady

    Yimmy SimmyYimmy SimmyVor Monat
  • Stephen A tha forgotten one.

    Zion IzlegendZion IzlegendVor Monat
  • Here we go! Zion needs to drop weight and play a bit more tentatively to maintain his health... going 100% at all times is a receipe for disaster.

    Alexander KAlexander KVor Monat
  • So shaq should lose weight to right

    Daniel SaintilDaniel SaintilVor Monat
  • Good! The NBA deserves this for FIXING the NBA Draft. The odds of their two worst performing teams (Pelicans and Grizzlies) getting the number 1 & 2 picks DESPITE having pretty decent records is greater than the odds of winning Powerball back to back in consecutive weeks AND no one is talking about it. Karma NBA, karma.

    PlayBaePlayBaeVor Monat
  • Needs to develop a post game, drop some lb's and get a jumper. All that dunking his career will be over within 6yrs. Not good for the knees overtime!!

    Travar TaylorTravar TaylorVor Monat
  • He is full of energy and overeacting that his problem

    Joenel SarachoJoenel SarachoVor Monat
  • It's over

    samo herosamo heroVor Monat
  • The weight is NOT the issue.....at this point. The issue has to do with his injury history since high school. Non-contact (or light contact) knee injuries happens to all shapes and sizes, so it isn't only about his weight. The biggest worry is if he is prone to injuries playing basketball which can be a serious problem given the way he plays. Yes, weight loss will help him, but he will have to change the way he plays the game as well. The young man has had a number of lower extremity injuries at a young age, so I would definitely consider shutting him down the whole year since he will be out nearly 2 months or longer. Allow him to heal and rehab after the surgery, and work on other things to help make him more durable.

    Para willPara willVor Monat
  • Best before end: 20 dunks, 3 spins, 30 rebounds.

    Andrej LorenciAndrej LorenciVor Monat
  • Yup I said it when he was at Duke playing hill get hurt and hill be nobody in the NBA seen it coming

    kcuse315 tckkcuse315 tckVor Monat
  • When Stephen A said this might be the best season in the last quarter century. I felt that.

  • This one sports DE-visionsr called it,

    Ali AliAli AliVor Monat
  • This is what this struggling franchise didn't need, they rigged the lottery to help the Grizzlies and pelicans sorry franchises, but hopefully this kid loses 15 pounds and have a good career, I hope he's not Gregg Olden, the pelicans and Grizzlies cannot sell tickets without a star or potential star,

    Ronald JohnsonRonald JohnsonVor Monat
  • Ros Gold-Onwude is great for this show!

    PhAtAL The KollectorPhAtAL The KollectorVor Monat
  • Here after the knee surgery 😭😭

    Kid CoreyKid CoreyVor Monat
  • Just like Sam Bowie and Greg Oden he was already hurt before the draft so stop it! The Pels knew it and picked him knowing he'd shut it down and recover. They hope he'll be 100% but who knows? He is a big boy.

    Jerry PhillipsJerry PhillipsVor Monat
  • maybe zion can get some chinese medicine

    Carl JohnsonCarl JohnsonVor Monat
  • Nine title contenders? Get real.

    E DUBE DUBVor Monat
  • Predictions on when he'll make season debut? Maybe Saturday Nov 16 vs the Heat?

    RozcoRozcoVor Monat
  • This moderator is fabulous. She doesn't interrupt like Molly. She doesn't make everything about her self like Molly. She doesn't have a screeching voice like Molly. And she is 50x more sexy than Molly. keep Molly away.

  • This is Blake Griffin all over again

    lekobemcgrad ylekobemcgrad yVor Monat
  • Max’s explanation of Derrick Rose sounds like a non athletic man explaining athletics! Max is a nerd

    Anfernee TomlinsonAnfernee TomlinsonVor Monat
  • I think zion is going to be hurt his whole career he is suspect he was hurt at duke

    Kevin DickersonKevin DickersonVor Monat
  • The NBA is Trash! Maybe the Chinese can heal Zion!

    Shaun SweeneyShaun SweeneyVor Monat
  • Write this down, if he doesn’t drop 25 pounds he’ll be a bust in this league. It has nothing to do with talent, he just won’t be able to play physically.

    Christian TrincadoChristian TrincadoVor Monat
  • Might regret that 1st pick, kind of a gamble due to a big possibility he may be injury prone in the future but they did what they had to do lol and what everyone and their grandmama would have done

    johnnydaniels18johnnydaniels18Vor Monat
  • My guess for the 9 contenders is 1. Lakers 2.Clippers 3.Nuggets 4.Rockets 5.Bucks 6.Sixers 7.Warriors 8.Blazers 9. I don’t have 9

    Tampa is back 5904Tampa is back 5904Vor Monat
    • Celtics?

      SunDevil527SunDevil527Vor Monat
  • No Molly. Thank God. She's got to go.

    ericlogosericlogosVor Monat
  • Biomechanics

    RazTopicsRazTopicsVor Monat
  • Zion will be injury prone in the NBA. That big body landing on on his legs is too much pressure. He needs to get in better condition.

    jjayjjayVor Monat
  • Wow Ros is great no interruption 👍🏻

    Thomas CourseyThomas CourseyVor Monat
  • Please name all 9 contenders.. I've got Clippers/Rockets/Nuggets/Lakers/Sixers/Bucks, and that's IT.

    Paul JenkinsPaul JenkinsVor Monat
  • Anthony Bennet 2.0

    jdoejdoeVor Monat
  • Needs to lose weight and stop jumping so much! Your knees are first to go in basketball. Gravity is undefeated!

    G. AlstonG. AlstonVor Monat
  • He needs to work on his grammar

    dave roydave royVor Monat
  • He didn't make it 30 games for Duke, so how is he going to make an 82 game season?? He needs to drop 30 plus and develop a jump shot. Even Chuck had to learn to shot a 3 to save his body. Zion will get maybe 45 games to play this season at best.

    Courtland FarringtonCourtland FarringtonVor Monat
  • Bust alert 🚨

    BotSkinBotSkinVor Monat
  • Bro, drop to 240....real talk. Those joints can’t handle explosive movements at that size over and over....

    zaxx19zaxx19Vor Monat
  • He's 19 and getting knee injuries?? He gotta lose alot of weight..

    Jeffrey RichardsJeffrey RichardsVor Monat
  • NBA career longevity has always suited guys that were around 6'6" 210-215. With that said Zion should slim down some and ease back on all the hopping around. I just don't think his body will hold up with all that jumping through the roof on every play. I do hope his injury isn't severe and I wish him luck

  • Steven a when star football players get on one team says they are trash and need to show me something on sunday because they never played, but in basketball they are championship contenders. Foh

    TheDawgchewTheDawgchewVor Monat
  • Idolization is real

    Officer Orange cheetoliniOfficer Orange cheetoliniVor Monat
  • I agree though, opening night lost its power punch for me!

    Kesey DesignsKesey DesignsVor Monat
  • Zions a kid, he will heal fast, they will slim him down, and he will get the best sports medicine and physical therapy money can buy. He's disciplined, he'll be back when he's 100%. No sooner. Cant risk it.

    Kesey DesignsKesey DesignsVor Monat
  • They are being EXTRA CAUTIOUS with Zion, let this year be a learning curve and a healing time for him. And a gathering of the team players to get to know each other and bond. Next year will be the break through year. They have 5 Players 21 and under, and Ingram at 22. That's a super young team. Two at 19.

    Kesey DesignsKesey DesignsVor Monat
  • Mpj for roty

    Cindy LoohooCindy LoohooVor Monat
  • I hope u see this molly .. You're Fired VINCE MCMAHON VOICE!!!!!

    She keep Calling MeShe keep Calling MeVor Monat
  • Zion is a mutant. People fear the outliers and try to compare them to the norm. Yes Zion is 6’7” 285 lbs but he doesn’t move like he’s 285. D Rose and Westbrook have similarities in size and playing styles but Westbrook is nowhere near as injury prone as D Rose. Furthermore, people keep saying that Zion is overweight......well can someone find the manual for the human body and tell me EXACTLY how much a 6’7” human is suppose to weigh?!?!?!

    Captain MonStarCaptain MonStarVor Monat
  • I miss the old ESPN. This drama is unbearable.

    Fred GarvinFred GarvinVor Monat
  • YO! this new lady! is perfect, get rid of Molly. Thanks, - Everyone

    Christophoris SanonChristophoris SanonVor Monat
  • She's ok but where is Molly

    Joe SilkwoodJoe SilkwoodVor Monat
  • It is severe if he’s missing weeks

    Dope BoyDope BoyVor Monat
  • I blame Lonzo for throwing Suicidal lobs in practice

    God is LoveGod is LoveVor Monat
  • here we go with the hype again...he just a rookie he will have worse numbers than Luka...

    dolce gabbanadolce gabbanaVor Monat
  • Whoever this new lady is, keep her. She’s awesome. True moderator indeed. 😁 👌🏾

    Omega KongOmega KongVor Monat
Zion Williamson’s injury is a ‘blow to the NBA’ - Stephen A. | First Take