Why Kobe is wrong about the Warriors’ future | First Take

  • Published on:  12/4/2018
  • Stephen A. Smith explains why Kobe Bryant is wrong about the Golden State Warriors’ popularity waning in the coming years. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTVESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espnVisit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com


  • michael edwards
    michael edwards 8 months ago+1089

    warriors aint going nowhere as long as klay and steph are there

  • No Gimmiks_84
    No Gimmiks_84 8 months ago+80

    As long as the core remains in tact ( Steph, Klay and Draymond) they'll be fine with KD leaving.

  • Bradley Swann
    Bradley Swann 8 months ago+149

    Wow... Warriors fans get no love huh? Is it not a good thing to like good bball and winning? Every winning team has bandwagoners, however, do not discredit a fan base because they've got some new blood. Oracle sells out every home game. Ppl have other things to do in the bay, but they go to roracle. GS has some of the best and classiest fans. #stephcurryfansince07atdavidson

  • Don't Matter What My Name Is

    Yeah at the moment, 4 or 5 months later.
    The Warriors are still laughing.
    Lakers cant even smile at the moment.

  • 1MFilms
    1MFilms 8 months ago+13

    Laughing at Warrior fans...
    I'm from the Bay. I always cheered for the lottery-bound Warriors while some of my friends jumped on the Kobe and Shaq bandwagon.
    Whether it's forever or not, I'm going to enjoy this Warriors dynasty as long as I can. =)

  • j0epark1
    j0epark1 8 months ago+1468

    Until that happens, the Warriors are the ones laughing at the moment... :(

  • ButteryAssNigga
    ButteryAssNigga 8 months ago+20

    Steph attracted kd and cousins. Lebron attracted that whole cavs teams rn... id say curry is the guy people wanna play with more😂

  • Ricardo Lockhart
    Ricardo Lockhart 8 months ago+84

    I agree with what both Stephen A and Max say but especially with Stephen A.
    Curry is a..... Superstar. Affable. Selfless. Humble . Makes EVERYONE around him better. A Superstar other Superstars would love to play with.
    I don't know where KD will end up next year. But he will never find a situation, CULTURE and family( in spite of the
    Draymond situation BS) that fits him so perfectly than what he has at Golden State.
    There is something about him going to join LeBron and Lakers that just doesn't play out right for him or his legacy. It's like it He's being used only for the purpose of trying to destroy Golden State There's no real love there for him in LA....Not like he has with the Warriors . And heaven forbid if KD leaves to the Lakers.....AND they LOSE....AND to the Warriors! HIs legacy WILL NEVER RECOVER. Talk about ridicule. He has to be thinking about that prospect.
    AND....If KD goes to that black hole that is the New York Knicks.... he will NEVER see another NBA title. I hope he is not listening to the noise of the media trolls who have their own agenda of trying to break up the Warriors. Stay with Golden State and get your additional 5 , 6 or 7 rings.
    Then NOBODY....can talk sh...t

  • Prince Simmons
    Prince Simmons 8 months ago+16

    Just remember warriors will have everyone's bird rights except boogie so they can go over the cap to sign everyone. Ownership already said he's willing to pay. #Ruinthegame

  • FoxDropEmOff
    FoxDropEmOff 8 months ago+65

    2010 Warriors finished with 11th in league attendance and they finished with 26 total wins

  • E7Suspect
    E7Suspect 8 months ago+434

    Explain why a star would choose to play with LeBron, instead of the splash brothers? They'll age better and the media won't talk shit about you for every bad game you have

  • Kobe GOAT
    Kobe GOAT 2 months ago+9

    6 months later... Warriors lose the finals, AD joins the Lakers.$

  • Koran Morris
    Koran Morris 8 months ago+37

    Is just me or Steph already has three rings...Kobe has 5...Kobe feeling pressure??? Hmmm #CurrySauce

  • Destaye
    Destaye 8 months ago+23

    Steph Curry is a beast! Stephen A Smith and Max finally making sense.

  • Casa Station
    Casa Station 8 months ago+10

    obviously people talkin smack against the warriors dont know the oracle arena was still pretty full when the warriors sucked.
    Now we have great management building a forever franchise. New Stadium is dope, area is dope, management is dope, management know how to pick great players. This will last forever!

  • ShowTimeGaming
    ShowTimeGaming 8 months ago+307

    I mean Kobe never said GS would fall off the map or become irrelevant. 😐 just that LA would eventually be championships once again

  • Te Ru Huriwai
    Te Ru Huriwai 8 months ago+39

    Every team has fans that came out of nowhere

  • BESTpart Capture
    BESTpart Capture 8 months ago+20

    Warriors org. saw the big picture in Steph no wonder they kept him despite those staining years of injuries when they could have easily traded him... That's why I love the Warriors butI love Steph Curry more because he's a responsibility husband and father, Greatest basketball personality, and the brother is humble and fun-loving

  • Sonya Garrett
    Sonya Garrett 4 months ago+6

    @StephenASmith you are the man my friend I love the way you sit everybody straight and give it to him straight I am the biggest Steph Curry fan in this entire world I'm 35 but since I started watching Steph play he has changed basketball the thrill of watching him is impeccably thrilling @StephenCurry30 #explosive @globetrotters I think we all know who your next teammate should be not anytime soon please and as far as LeBron goes #notafan I'm a @StephenCurry30 @easymoneysniper @KlayThompson kind a girl #dubnationlifer🏀

  • Emotional Lesbian
    Emotional Lesbian 4 months ago+6

    The next thing you know the Lakers ain't going to the playoffs and Magic is out.