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Stephen A. doesn’t believe athletes fighting for social justice must use same methods | First Take

Max Kellerman, Jay Williams and Stephen A. Smith discuss athletes’ push for social justice, amid disagreements among NBA players that they should restart the 2019-20 season. More on ESPN.com:

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    An American Who's Black

    June 15, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Shut up and dribble.

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    SocialBounty Make Money App

    June 15, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    I enjoyed your video 5XKI

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    dipsetkory

    June 15, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    To NBA players… Tweets and IG post, change the world. They make a huge difference. Lmfao

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      Kraft_man_dingo

      June 15, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      dipsetkory lolllllll… say it again

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    Chris England

    June 15, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    The players wanted the right to speak out on injustice. They got that. The league’s are investing money in social justice cause. I’m confused. What missing?

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      jattz4lyfe

      June 15, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      I dont really think the agenda is clear. Kyrie knows hes just risking injury and disease for a championship he will never have this year. He wants to create drama like he always does. Very selfish

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      Allen Zen

      June 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      @jattz4lyfe Resuming the season would be a major distraction from the main issue. It would do more harm than good.

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    Lenox W

    June 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Lets be honest, the kneeling and i cant breathe t shirts have gotten us no where
    Soon as the sports return, the protest will die down. Thats what White corporate america wants.
    A hold out with legislative goals is the best use of their influence and it would be a peaceful way to escalate the players protests.
    ESPN only wants them to play so they can get paid. Dont let them fool you

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      Lenox W

      June 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Remember all the outrage and protest about kids in cages at the border?
      Its still going on, during the pandemic. No one is talking about it because no one is protesting it anymore.
      Dont let Black Lives Matter go down the drain like that movement

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      Jordan Williams

      June 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Lenox W It won’t die down until after the election because that’s the whole point of it.. BLM always pops up around election time then fades after. They’re just trying to persuade people to vote a certain way..

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    dlckddyd76

    June 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    If people need to be told about political issues through athletes? Not much need to be said about that person who listens to those people who plays sports. I mean you don’t goto college to learn preschool education.

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      HonestBrotha

      June 15, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you lol

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    Rolo Castro

    June 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Whatever Stephen A 😑

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    TheBrettBurnz

    June 15, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    This video is so. **GOOD*❤❤❤ *YCVW*

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    AJ RX

    June 15, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Stephen A Smith was very anti-Colin Kaepernick and TO said that Max was blacker than Smith and he switched sides.

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      junior

      June 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Yea I noticed that too not a good look

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    RebelDaSoundz

    June 15, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Lebron tryna bolster up his off the court legacy so he can say he’s greater than Jordan through his on/off the court exploits combined together because he knows he can’t match up on the court alone.

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      junior

      June 15, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      This is the only thing he has on MJ. That 100 million though ……

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      Knowledgeispower 90

      June 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      TheLiverpoolKing No it’s not hate some people just pay better attention than you do. It’s clear as day that everything LeBron does for the most part is about brand building. I’m not saying he doesn’t care about black people. But most of the stuff this guy does is orchestrated by Nike.

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      mcglover78

      June 15, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Stop reaching! This ain’t the climate for this bullsh*it!

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      King Eric

      June 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      RebelDaSoundz dude no… Lebron has been an activist and MJ running interference because he knows once Lebron is done… besides his shoes… his game will be forgotten. Lebron is better… get over it. Rings are team accomplishments. Individual records, Bron is Crushing Mike.

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      RebelDaSoundz

      June 15, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      @ It’s not GENUINE it’s a bunch of fake hustle

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    Antuan Turner

    June 15, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Lmfao the ear scratch after he said the Jordan brand is giving 100milli😂😂

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    Black Label

    June 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Communist China Killed: 381 000 People Globally (Every Race)
    Derek Chauvin Killed: 1 Unarmed Black Person

    The authorities are only talking about one and if you talk about the other they label you a Conspiracy Theorist?
    At What Point does everyone realize we are in a GLOBAL WAR and are leaders are lieing to us?

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    Catherine Little

    June 15, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    That’s Right!!

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    jvadoptante

    June 15, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Don’t care for Sport athlete’s political opinions.

    This should be more about entertainment than a civics lesson on social reform. No thanks espn.

    The more politics in sports the less anybody would watch. It’s happening already. It becomes more about a tool to control others.

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      Stephon Hopkins

      June 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      Sports and politics have always been mixed cut it out lol players have no bigger audience than when they’re going to play. And politics is in everyone’s livelihood every day no matter what. Everyone should be invested in learning about it because an uneducated vote does more damage to life than a nonvote and every American can vote

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      jvadoptante

      June 15, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      @Stephon Hopkins It has no choice but to coincide on our daily lives.

      It is entertainment, getting too political is not entertaining.

      If your not entertaining you are out of buisness. Lines are drawn.

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      Stephon Hopkins

      June 15, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      @jvadoptante correct but if you have the power to do both as these stars do they should engage in both if you have the spirit to

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      Stephon Hopkins

      June 15, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      @jvadoptante I do respect and accept your opinion really not bothered or anything I can agree to disagree with any adult lol IDK if I needed to say that or not lol just letting you know cuz 2020 is something else lol

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    Terrence Cheek

    June 15, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    What have “cats” ever done to anybody!?

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    Neftali Carpio

    June 15, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Stephen A revising history I see

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    Rohan Rangarajan

    June 15, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Tf is SAS saying

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    Cameron Jones

    June 15, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Stephen a. Buck dancing and tap dancing as usual 🤦🏾‍♂️

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      FrEsHboI from BHAM

      June 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      🤣

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    Gregory FoReal

    June 15, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    How about not a players coalition, but a players ball?… for the real players in the game.

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    jattz4lyfe

    June 15, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Unions are not good for the sports. This will cause more rift and drama for the audience (too political). This will divert there attention to else where. As for sitting out due to social causes… that doesnt make sense. NBA is a business just because you have more influence, power and money doesnt mean you can dictate and decide for the business when you feel like playing or not. If I worked at wendy’s and said I dont want to come to my job because of social justice reasons,, I best be ready to get fired for it. Instead, devote your time and energy for social causes without disturbing the business is the best way to proceed. Make you money at the high levels and support the social injustice.

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    Kevin Rodriguez

    June 15, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Did they photoshop that thumbnail😂

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    Jason Santana

    June 15, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Stephen Agender Smith

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    Jason Darr

    June 16, 2020 at 3:03 am

    This was good 👌

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    The OutlawJohhny LAW

    June 16, 2020 at 5:13 am

    WHEN WhEn MAX BE CALLED OUT FOR CULTURE APPROPRIATION? # CANCELKELLERMAN

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    The OutlawJohhny LAW

    June 16, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Who is a bigger victim lebron or Kaepernick??? Is their an oppression hand book its confusing I look at lebron n krapperneck as successful ESPN please provide us a victimhood handbook I thought this was a sports network

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