A healthy Joel Embiid would lead the 76ers past the Raptors next round - Stephen A. | First Take


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  • Daryl Johnson
    Daryl Johnson  4 months back

    Stephen A. always going for the shiny new toy... Celtics, Sixers both on vacation!

    • Patrick Dalpe
      Patrick Dalpe  5 months back

      Stephen, im waiting for your Game 1 Post reaction ? Where is it ? Are you avoiding to comment on the Klaw (cuz you scared of what he can do on the Offence & Defese), are you hiding from Spicy P (cuz you might cry tasting that sweet spicy sauce), are you running away from Gasol (cuz he is the wall from the North)..

      • Andrew Dishman
        Andrew Dishman  5 months back

        So Stephen A makes ten million a year, yet makes predictions almost solely based on biased uneducated conclusions. To make this prediction that a healthy Embiid would dominate the raptors did he he even look at past match ups between him and Marc Gasol. No mention of Gasol and how he has dominated Embiid in his career. No mention of how the Raptors dominated the sixers in the regular season, no mention of Kawai shutting down Ben Simmons offensively this year or that the raptors have more depth and experience. Did he really just not do his homework or is he just showing his bias against the raptors as he has in the past.

        • Dukes07
          Dukes07  5 months back

          lol! These guys talking as if a healthy Embiid would take out the Raptors. The Raptors will beat the 76ers in no more than 6 games.

          • A Guy
            A Guy  5 months back

            Even when he was healthy Marc Gasol locked him up smh

            • DJChrisPicc
              DJChrisPicc  5 months back

              How bout now?

              • Nooby Doobie
                Nooby Doobie  5 months back


                • Christopher Cudiamat
                  Christopher Cudiamat  5 months back

                  a healthy roy and oden can win a ring..lol

                  • Douglas Joya
                    Douglas Joya  5 months back

                    16 points LMAO not gonna click on your ad to give you revenue so you can pay this "expert" to keep speaking trash

                    • tv watchers
                      tv watchers  5 months back

                      Lol phily lost 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                      • Pride-
                        Pride-  5 months back

                        Sixers in 4 watch... come back to this

                        • ASP2778
                          ASP2778  5 months back

                          L Kawhi the Philadelphia Floppers father

                      • Aaron Green
                        Aaron Green  5 months back

                        Max is the most knowledgeable person on this panel. People used to listen to Stephen because he sometimes had the inside scoop with the players but since his fallout with Durant, nobody really trust him anymore so now he's just another guy with a large platform

                        • mr. noo noo
                          mr. noo noo  5 months back

                          if hes not healthy, why pretend like he is

                          • R. B.
                            R. B.  5 months back

                            This is bullshit... espn is just getting there excuses ready for when the 6ixers lose. They will lose regardless to Toronto. Milwaukee is the only threat to Toronto in the east.

                            • mdpelon1
                              mdpelon1  5 months back

                              sixers havent won in toronto since 2012?

                              • pipitaaa89
                                pipitaaa89  5 months back

                                if Stephen A smith is saying this then I'm confident the raptors will do fine this round

                              • Quinn Donaldson
                                Quinn Donaldson  5 months back

                                No doubt Joel has the ability to be an animal but raptors still have the best team in the Eastern conference if kawhi played the same amount of games as giannis raptors are 1 in the easy

                                • tim chiavarini
                                  tim chiavarini  5 months back

                                  Lol raps are gunna destroy the 76ers Stephen a. Needs to grow up

                                  • Evan Gould
                                    Evan Gould  5 months back

                                    lmfao if you think that healthy joel embiid is gonna make a single difference vs the raptors you're delusional. The raptors are gonna move past this team easily if they play anywhere close to the way they played vs orlando- Raptors in 5 or 6

                                    • FreeMind Canada
                                      FreeMind Canada  5 months back

                                      #yawn #fakenews

                                      • Revan
                                        Revan  5 months back

                                        LOOOL, you forgot about Marc, the Destroyer.

                                        • Mr B
                                          Mr B  5 months back

                                          (6ers win)
                                          Smith: I told you they would win!
                                          (6ers lose)
                                          Smith: I told you they would lose!

                                          • Fran
                                            Fran  5 months back

                                            Since Max pick the Raptors, SAS has to pick the other side even if his claims are exaggeration, otherwise there wouldn't be a show if they both agree unanimously on something.

                                            • M B
                                              M B  5 months back

                                              this guy is just a puppet spewing the agenda, they are going to ignore the fact that the raptors have 2 or 3 ppl tha can play at embiids level.. 76 have a small chance

                                              • Curtis Godfrey
                                                Curtis Godfrey  5 months back

                                                The east will be between the bucks, raptors and celtics the 76ers lack the shooting and the depth

                                                • Uwais Motala
                                                  Uwais Motala  5 months back

                                                  why do i keep watch raptor bashing? oh right..this time it'll end and it's gonna be a party in the 6ix. stephen a . better renew his passport

                                                  • Jamey Cassady
                                                    Jamey Cassady  5 months back

                                                    Jimmy can slow down Kawhi (its impossible to stop him) No one on the team can gaurd Embid, Ben will lock up Lowry and JJ and Dany Green have Similar games. Only issue is Siakam which Tobias will have to deal with. I see the 76ers in 6, if not probably the Raptors in 7. This series is gonna be great to watch and really test both teams as a whole.

                                                    • Brandon Atkinson
                                                      Brandon Atkinson  5 months back

                                                      He's never healthy

                                                      • Korey Millz
                                                        Korey Millz  5 months back

                                                        Toronto is going to put the NBA world on notice. Gosal is a big body will slow embid down. And Ben Simmons is getting locked. Orlando defence is way better than Phillys. Raptors beat up on Philly all season without Gosal.

                                                        • Coleman Camps
                                                          Coleman Camps  5 months back

                                                          Stephen A. a clown

                                                          • vanhoot2234
                                                            vanhoot2234  5 months back

                                                            here comes the excuses already

                                                            • 2k Gaming
                                                              2k Gaming  5 months back

                                                              Marc locked Joel up on Memphis

                                                              • gorgeoushammer
                                                                gorgeoushammer  5 months back

                                                                The only way Sixers win is if it's fixed - and it's the NBA, so that's a distinct possibility.

                                                                • Boois Hoois
                                                                  Boois Hoois  5 months back

                                                                  Stephen Smith shtick is to say controversial things. Embiid has been injured for 1/3 of his 3 year career, including missing 20+ games in 18/19 regular season and 1 game of the first round. Amazingly skilled player, but not a fan of his 'trust the process' hype. Just shut up and play dude. Let us know when you've won something.

                                                                  • J-King
                                                                    J-King  5 months back

                                                                    Lowry on Reddick
                                                                    Green on Butler
                                                                    Kawhi on Simmons
                                                                    Siakam on Harris
                                                                    Gasol on Embiid

                                                                    The 6ers will definitely struggle on offense with those matchups. We all know what Kawhi and Gasol did to Simmons and embiid during the season

                                                                    • Roy marr
                                                                      Roy marr  5 months back

                                                                      Steven A must be smoking drugs, and conditioning him self oh if Embind is healthy can beat the raptors blah blah, and at every way you look at it on paper depth defensive and record etc the Raptors are better in every way u look at it FACT, EAT THOSE WORDS STEVEN with a healthy Embid or not Philly Can't handle the Raptors so just stop

                                                                      • NOBLE NATION
                                                                        NOBLE NATION  5 months back

                                                                        Max killed it. #wethenorth

                                                                        • Poli Gonzo
                                                                          Poli Gonzo  5 months back

                                                                          Why Steven a nose is so shiny what the hell too much Botox bro 😂😂😂😂

                                                                          • D P
                                                                            D P  5 months back

                                                                            Please save this video for after the Raptors beat the Sixers.

                                                                            • Bandz N Truz
                                                                              Bandz N Truz  5 months back

                                                                              Raptors in 5

                                                                              • Jose Mauras
                                                                                Jose Mauras  5 months back

                                                                                Jj reddick comes out when we need D and tj has not been playing we have jimmy tobias simmons embiid scott and ennis for d off the bench in place of reddick yall way off

                                                                                • Jose Mauras
                                                                                  Jose Mauras  5 months back

                                                                                  Embiid being hurt is equal to kawhi being on mins restr all yr and hurt

                                                                                  • Ali Naraghi
                                                                                    Ali Naraghi  5 months back

                                                                                    Stephen A has serious amnesia!

                                                                                    • Boxing Highlights Channel

                                                                                      Embiid will be a force. But Ben Simmons will lose the series once Kawhi locks him down and forces turn overs.

                                                                                      • Eric Cheong
                                                                                        Eric Cheong  5 months back

                                                                                        Raptors will advance mark my words

                                                                                        • Milk2Percent
                                                                                          Milk2Percent  5 months back

                                                                                          Toronto trashed on the sixers a few months ago!

                                                                                          • SkiiLz-X5
                                                                                            SkiiLz-X5  5 months back

                                                                                            Our bench will eat their bench alive

                                                                                            • S K
                                                                                              S K  5 months back

                                                                                              Max won, even just mentioning the depth of the Raptors solidifies his argument.