Stephen A. issues a massive apology to Damian Lillard: 'I APOLOGIZE, IT'S MY FAULT!' | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is very sorry for overlooking Damian Lillard's exceptional performances this season.
0:00 Stephen A. reacts to Damian Lillard's game-winner for the Portland Trail Blazers against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
2:06 Stephen A. notes the difference between Dame and Stephen Curry when it comes down to clutch points.
2:52 Stephen A. makes his apology to Lillard.
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  1. ESPN

    ESPNPrije 2 mjeseci

    0:00​ Stephen A. reacts to Damian Lillard's game-winner for the Portland Trail Blazers against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. 2:06​ Stephen A. notes the difference between Dame and Stephen Curry when it comes down to clutch points. 2:52​ Stephen A. makes his apology to Lillard.

  2. Jeffrey Young

    Jeffrey YoungPrije mjesec

    @WayTooLeetGaming he only was bad in one finals

  3. Jason Wall

    Jason WallPrije mjesec

    Everyone knows you don't go full Training Day Denzel. Steven A just did that.

  4. Habeev07

    Habeev07Prije mjesec

    Kobe is pissed off they started Luka 1:37

  5. Jeffrey Young

    Jeffrey YoungPrije mjesec

    @Micah Richardson no doubt i kind of forget he plays pg for some teason but yea he up he just got to put more time in before i put him above dame

  6. Saiyan Red

    Saiyan RedPrije 2 mjeseci

    @WayTooLeetGaming He did not have em when he smoked the Jazz a few weeks ago; Jazz are the best team in the league atm. Did not have em the first season in Brooklyn when he was crazy efficient. He did not have em in Boston when he was efficient being mentioned among the likes of Bird in terms of efficient seasons. Did not have them in Cleveland prior to James when he was more efficient than Dame....Your point?

  7. B A

    B APrije 2 dana

    Well you know what they say. If you work at espn, you're either incompetent or a racist. Sometimes both!

  8. Hunchodagoat The Showoff

    Hunchodagoat The ShowoffPrije 2 dana

    Same thing every season with espn and dame

  9. samuel lafortune

    samuel lafortunePrije 7 dana

    2:16 My answer is Kevin Durant

  10. John Carlo Somo

    John Carlo SomoPrije 8 dana

    This man makes me want to apologize to him instead.

  11. Carlos Byrd

    Carlos ByrdPrije 12 dana

    SAS is afraid to tell Lillard that he's not going to get the chip.

  12. Fart Vader

    Fart VaderPrije 12 dana

    Who is Jurkic?

  13. King James

    King JamesPrije 14 dana

    And this was also the last time he had a segment 😂😂 y'all do Dame dirty

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  15. Emily Winslett

    Emily WinslettPrije 18 dana

    Can we just get him to stop trying to get Dame to leave Portland now???

  16. Pete Zhang

    Pete ZhangPrije 18 dana

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  17. Stanislav Nakhimov

    Stanislav NakhimovPrije 19 dana

    And we have two hours....Money for nothing and chicks for free

  18. F Jacks

    F JacksPrije 20 dana

    Uh, how many chips Dame got? Next question..

  19. Grace Seaton

    Grace SeatonPrije 20 dana

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  20. Brutus von Manhammer

    Brutus von ManhammerPrije 20 dana

    Max Kellerman just broke down why sports media is a joke 😐

  21. Björn Fischer

    Björn FischerPrije 22 dana

    maaan, i don't wanna be the guy that's monitoring the audio when stephen A. is on :D

  22. Petter Tran

    Petter TranPrije 22 dana

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  23. Tashrif Alam

    Tashrif AlamPrije 26 dana

    Does anybody look at Stephen A and think he only rates players who can just score points?

  24. thaddeus4444

    thaddeus4444Prije 26 dana


  25. My Aim Is True

    My Aim Is TruePrije 26 dana

    I would be heartbroken if he leaves Portland, along with most of the city. But I would understand totally. he's just loyal to this city and doesn't want to move

  26. Mooski Joe

    Mooski JoePrije 28 dana

    its Dame Time🚀 Current King of Clutch🌠

  27. Mooski Joe

    Mooski JoePrije 28 dana


  28. Mooski Joe

    Mooski JoePrije 28 dana


  29. Mooski Joe

    Mooski JoePrije 28 dana


  30. Mooski Joe

    Mooski JoePrije 28 dana


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    Caroll CollierPrije mjesec

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  32. Censordat

    CensordatPrije mjesec

    No disrespect to the Oakland NBA OGs like Jason Kidd and Gary Payton, but Dame is the best basketball player to ever come out of Oakland. Future NBA legend! Dame Time! From underdog to a BEAST! MVP!

  33. Willie Roland

    Willie RolandPrije mjesec

    Aye I been saying for a couple of years he’s a MVP caliber player, but people said nah cuz he can’t get passed the first round which is bs

  34. aiden sawchuk

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  35. Mayera Hongera

    Mayera HongeraPrije mjesec

    SAS still apologizing after LILARD dropped 50 tonight.😂😂

  36. Noche Patada

    Noche PatadaPrije mjesec

    SAS 1 month ago: I owe Damian Lillard an apology SAS 1 week ago: Damian Lillard needs to move to a big city market Trailblazers fans: SAS, shut the f*** up and go away

  37. Rajagopalan Sankaranarayanan

    Rajagopalan SankaranarayananPrije mjesec

    max is totally wrong...he says be talked they have to make deep playoff... where are those Spurs players who have made 22 continuous playoff appearance???? These guys has safely ignored the whole team

  38. Dopedreamz D.D.A

    Dopedreamz D.D.APrije mjesec

    I'm getting all my jerseys signed by bro no cap

  39. Terence Tottress

    Terence TottressPrije mjesec

    Kobe endorsed dam many years ago

  40. Shin Chan

    Shin ChanPrije mjesec

    But let's be real. Dame may not be able to win it in Portland. Unless Davis goes to Portland after the Lakers honeymoon with LeBron.

  41. Jofrey Lupul

    Jofrey LupulPrije mjesec

    Lillard gonna choke in playoffs. It'd be cool if he didn't but he's gotta llot to prove, regular season is regular season.

  42. Callen Mascarenhas

    Callen MascarenhasPrije mjesec

    Very well put Max Kellerman. That was spot on.

  43. Forrest Wu

    Forrest WuPrije mjesec

    About time SAS apologized for his disrespect 😂

  44. J_Songz201 IG

    J_Songz201 IGPrije mjesec

    Dame Dolla a beast though he so underrated though! I love watching him play he gon win mvp if not this season then before 2024 watch bruh!

  45. Good Guy Man On a Mission

    Good Guy Man On a MissionPrije mjesec

    I wonder who at ESPN pulled Steven A. Smith’s chain? He did a total 180 in just a few days...

  46. DEEP dirt

    DEEP dirtPrije mjesec


  47. Emmanuel Serry -Best

    Emmanuel Serry -BestPrije mjesec

    Momma said who shouting on the phone 😂😂😂

  48. Ronald Fritz

    Ronald FritzPrije mjesec

    ice water in vanes

  49. Rudy Straight

    Rudy StraightPrije mjesec

    Brian Scalabrine

  50. Alex Nguyen

    Alex NguyenPrije mjesec

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  51. William Hough

    William HoughPrije mjesec

    1. Damian Lillard 2. Nikola Jokic 3. Joel Embiid

  52. Russ Dregne

    Russ DregnePrije mjesec

    This was awesome. Passionately apologetic! 😂 Dame Time!

  53. Ellie Blanchard

    Ellie BlanchardPrije mjesec

    anyone else find him seriously annoying and biased

  54. Andrew Todd

    Andrew ToddPrije mjesec

    LeBron's name shouldn't be up there with any of the players named in regards to MVP this season.

  55. SendMeLocation

    SendMeLocationPrije mjesec

    "I DON'T LIKE MENS NO MORE! I AM DELIVERED!"..kinda apology vibes🤣

  56. SendMeLocation

    SendMeLocationPrije mjesec

    This is how my narcissist ex used to apologize to me🤣🤣🤣

  57. Herbert Francis the 111

    Herbert Francis the 111Prije mjesec

    Dame’s a warrior. You dont see them anymore cause theyre a dying breed rn.

  58. Elsa Jean

    Elsa JeanPrije mjesec

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  59. Joel Molalathoko

    Joel MolalathokoPrije mjesec

    real MVP

  60. Tammy L

    Tammy LPrije mjesec

    Damian Lillard for MVP say I 🙏

  61. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vootyPrije mjesec

    Notice how Stephen A started screaming after messing up Nurkic's name to distract from the fact he couldn't say it lmao

  62. John Williams

    John WilliamsPrije mjesec

    D rose was more athletic than Russ

  63. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vootyPrije mjesec

    Dame is mvp

  64. John Williams

    John WilliamsPrije mjesec

    Max what has embiid done besides crying after kawhii hit that shot. Dame got Portland to the wcf. Forget a market your the dude to say a depleted giants team should be favored over a healthy loaded bills team.

  65. Claudio Longo

    Claudio LongoPrije mjesec

    Stephen A. broke the ESPN's broadcast limiter

  66. SpeedHomeAttack

    SpeedHomeAttackPrije mjesec

    Who the helk cares, its literally not that deep. The man still made the all star team.

  67. D Man Jr

    D Man JrPrije mjesec

    Max is the kind of guy that just shouldn't talk sports at all he has a lot of foot to mouth disease

  68. Kris

    KrisPrije mjesec

    It's all good, Damian Lillard gets the most props from other NBA players.

  69. ceerw buty

    ceerw butyPrije mjesec

    so good to get a segment without molly interrupting and throwing everything off

  70. soiung toiue

    soiung toiuePrije mjesec

    “and we got two hours...we got two hours everyday.” 😂😂

  71. ceerw buty

    ceerw butyPrije mjesec

    Why Stephen A yellin' at me for? I voted for Dame! smdh

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    soiung toiuePrije mjesec


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  75. Adam

    AdamPrije mjesec

    Right now i can only to Stephen A..Max,Skip Bayless,Shannon are haters..they always say anything just to make headlines such as Max tell Brady cliff theory and Skip "lebron hater" Bayless..Shannon also Brady Hater..keep it up Stephen A

  76. Say S

    Say SPrije mjesec

    Big fan of Damian Lillard ... His been destroying the League since 2012 Pluse I don't think he even reach his prime yet biggest clutch player I ever seen. his percentages is out this world..... Deffilty Mvp run up for real !!!! 💯 game ⌚

  77. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuytPrije mjesec

    Lillard was beast last night in the closing minutes. He zoned out.

  78. Rodney Caviness

    Rodney CavinessPrije mjesec

    Finally Stephen A and others are acknowledging the truth...That Damian Lillard is the best PG in the NBA and probably has been for the last 2 or 3 years..(Steph did not play last year..and Kyre has too many personal issues (although he and Damian are my favorite players)

  79. Rodney Caviness

    Rodney CavinessPrije mjesec

    @Smd_ thats your opinion..I respect that..but way better is an overstatement..I might give Steph the edge too...but its always been close..if you've been really following Dames career he has always been top 3 gaurd in the league..since his rookie year when he won Rookie Of The Year He plays in Portland so he doesn't get the recognition as players in the bigger markets..but Damian has outplayed Steph in several matchups..and vice versa its about even if you look at their matchup stats, its just that Steph has always had a much better team...when you have great teammates who can shoot like Klay and KD, .it makes it alot easier for Steph to get open looks..Steph rarely gets double teamed when they matchup because he has so many shooters around him...Dame always get double teamed in playoffs. In fact in Stephs first finals without KD he played poorly and Iggy took home the finals MVP, then against Cleveland Kyre ...out played him..and he had a marginal series performance...Kyre Dame and Steph are my top 3 players but understanding the X O's of the game Steph clearly has a better advantage in the system he plays..just being honest

  80. Smd_

    Smd_Prije mjesec

    @Rodney Caviness Steph always outplayed dame in every matchup even without kd. It should be no debate at all Curry is way better in my opinion

  81. Rodney Caviness

    Rodney CavinessPrije mjesec

    @Smd_ True but ..over the last 3 years still debatable..when you consider the roster makeup Steph has by comparison...Dame would have just as many rings as Steph if he played with KD, Klay and Drammond, his best teammate is a very good but inconsistent and always injured CJ (not nearly on the level of KD and Klay)

  82. Smd_

    Smd_Prije mjesec

    he was only the best pg last year when curry didn’t play.

  83. Rodney Caviness

    Rodney CavinessPrije mjesec

    @vbddfy euuyt He does but he does make a valid point about market..Portland is not the same market as NY, LA , Golden State, Miami you don't hear about them that much and they get less TV time than the big markets..but of course the same can be said for OKC..but still Westbrooks gets alot of press and he's no where close to Dame. Damian is the rel deal and has been for long time...Portland has always been an ignored market even when Walton won the Chip ..and as good as Drexler was..he didn't get the coverage..he was just considered a west coast version of MJ and probably the most underrated player before his tragic career ending illness Brandon Roy..didn't get the props he deserved either

  84. Makh Demb

    Makh DembPrije mjesec

    Dame Dollar been my favorite since i first heard him slaughter Shaq on the mic , and then I started to watch his highlights and I was just gone . Try to get a Portland jersey shipped to Soweto South Africa in February 2020 and not because i stay there No No No , i get my traffic fines sent there somehow because the government is not interested that sharing a highway isn't sharing an area code . I digress , got the jersey after a year and we locked up again and it's 2am and I'm here claiming to be a life long fan when i barely got my jersey .....

  85. Whodatt

    WhodattPrije mjesec

    Skip take note my boi

  86. Jason Philbrick

    Jason PhilbrickPrije mjesec

    Dame is mvp

  87. Jason Philbrick

    Jason PhilbrickPrije mjesec

    Same is mvp

  88. Rohan Mayor

    Rohan MayorPrije mjesec

    calm down man, jeez

  89. KPZ

    KPZPrije mjesec

    Steven A. Is a joke. The loudest in the room is not the same as being the smartest person in the room.

  90. Omillio m

    Omillio mPrije mjesec

    Thats Right goddamit !

  91. Papa Sang

    Papa SangPrije mjesec

    He almost went full Denzel on this apology 😂

  92. Kacey Jones

    Kacey JonesPrije mjesec

    wish they would have put Zach LaVine on that list cuz he currently has 15 30pt games this season he was tied with Steph when this came but now he tied with Dam and it only been a week

  93. vtownboxingfan

    vtownboxingfanPrije mjesec

    Why Stephen A yellin' at me for? I voted for Dame! smdh

  94. Rock girl

    Rock girlPrije mjesec

    Steven A. Is a joke. The loudest in the room is not the same as being the smartest person in the room.

  95. Bari413

    Bari413Prije mjesec


  96. Don peta Zaragomatuta

    Don peta ZaragomatutaPrije mjesec

    Imagine espn without Stephen A

  97. Rock girl

    Rock girlPrije mjesec

    between Dame and Stephen Curry when it comes down to clutch points. 2:52​ Stephen A. makes his apology to Lillard.

  98. Connor Caviness

    Connor CavinessPrije mjesec

    Stephen A. just gets me everytime he says Poutland!!!! Not Portland, POUTLAND!!!!!!😂🤣

  99. Fa'Sil Gu'à

    Fa'Sil Gu'àPrije mjesec

    Stephen A. Going to roast Dame Time next week...just watch

  100. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPrije mjesec

    He’s really funny.

  101. L A

    L APrije mjesec

    Black standards... Lets go!

  102. Jaheem Williams

    Jaheem WilliamsPrije mjesec

    Max need to stop it

  103. Marvin Mitchell

    Marvin MitchellPrije mjesec

    Stephen A you can’t be mad about him not being talked about. We the viewers been knowing he was better than Russ. Y’all the media just now catching on after all these years

  104. Nate Tuner

    Nate TunerPrije mjesec

    Man you dont no nothing dude@Stephen a Smith

  105. j h

    j hPrije mjesec

    Leave Westbrook out of this (🐐)

  106. Marlon Robinson

    Marlon RobinsonPrije mjesec


  107. skuba steve

    skuba stevePrije mjesec

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  108. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPrije mjesec

    Stephen A was about to say "He's a baaaadddd mann" he had to stop himself and he ended up saying " He's a biggg deal" 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  109. Will Nelson

    Will NelsonPrije mjesec

    The trailblazers have been decimated by injuries since dame been taking off years ago he literally has to raise the level role players and bail them out in crunchtime when they need a bucket hes the top of the list right now for me personally if i need someone to make a bucket with my life on the line. He literally cant have off games or they lose. my MVP!

  110. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPrije mjesec

    Damian Lillard is amazing. What, he has not made a deep playoff run???? He took Portland to the WCF LAST YEAR. 🤷‍♂️

  111. Alex Caruso Junior.

    Alex Caruso Junior.Prije mjesec

    You know Stephen A. Smith is bluffing when he started to stutter so you know when to believe him or not.

  112. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPrije mjesec

    Love how people keep apologizing to Dame after the fact the All-Star starters are announced. He is literally a top 3-5 MVP candidate. C'mon. Happens every season

  113. Darron Holmes

    Darron HolmesPrije mjesec

    Stephen a smith a foo 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  114. Quis Adams

    Quis AdamsPrije mjesec

    The chest slaps almost had me drop a tear finally some respeck on his name

  115. Thomas Carter

    Thomas CarterPrije mjesec


  116. Darnell Lakes

    Darnell LakesPrije mjesec

    great take!

  117. Xraided 559

    Xraided 559Prije mjesec

    Stephen A is a hater

  118. Arnold K

    Arnold KPrije mjesec

    Love how people keep apologizing to Dame after the fact the All-Star starters are announced. He is literally a top 3-5 MVP candidate. C'mon. Happens every season

  119. KJ

    KJPrije mjesec

    About “Dame” time! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾