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Max Kellerman on the Nets, Boxing, and the Art of the Take

Russillo shares his thoughts on some story lines heading into the NBA playoffs, including on the Jazz, Suns, Nets, and Bucks (1:30). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Max Kellerman to discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the art of ESPN’s First Take, the current state of boxing, another Logan Paul exhibition match, and more (19:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00).

Max Kellerman Thinks James Haden Will Win The Finals MVP This Season

The Brooklyn Nets put together a video game-like team when they traded for James Harden, adding him to an already impressive core of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Joe Harris. The trade clearly paid off perfectly for the Nets, as they were the best team in the Eastern Conference at...
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Max Kellerman Predicts a Finals MVP For James Harden

The NBA playoffs are right around the corner. The top six seeds of both conferences are set in stone after yesterday's season finale. The play-in games will take place this week to determine the final two seeds for the East and West. On Saturday, playoff basketball re-enters our lives. It's...
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Kendrick Perkins Lost His Mind as Max Kellerman Kept Saying Stephen Curry Choked in the Finals

Things got heated on First Take today as Kendrick Perkins and Max Kellerman went back and forth about Stephen Curry and Devin Booker. Basically, Kellerman said that Booker was dangerous in the playoffs and that Stephen Curry has a history of choking in the NBA Finals. Perkins pointed out that Curry is very good and Booker has never even been in a playoff series.

Max Kellerman Says James Harden Is A Better Point Guard Than Russell Westbrook

View the original article to see embedded media. For years, fans, and analysts have loved to engage in heated arguments and debates about the best players in NBA history. LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant vs. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, everybody has an opinion on every single issue, even though most people agree when it comes to their top 10.
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Max Kellerman: Celtics Can't Win Title With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown as Best Players

The Boston Celtics' no-good, very bad 2020-21 season took another massive blow on Monday with the news that Jaylen Brown is out for the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. Any title hopes that gained steam after the team appeared in the Eastern Conference Finals during the bubble playoffs in Orlando took blow after blow as Boston's top players were all hurt or unavailable constantly over the last five months.

Max Kellerman Says That The Los Angeles Clippers Would Give The Brooklyn Nets The Most Trouble In The Finals

The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that has flown under the radar for most of the season, but they are 3rd in the Western Conference, and look like they could be legitimate contenders. Superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George give them a chance against any team, and they look like they would be able to hold their own against most of the top-tier contenders slated to win the championship.

Max Kellerman Says That We Are Seeing LeBron James Decline: "It's Clear He's Still The Best Player In The World... Are We Still Sure About That?"

LeBron James has often been crowned as the best player of this generation, and perhaps of all time. While it's not like he has won every MVP award every season, everybody knows that once the playoffs roll around, LeBron James is the man that you have to worry about, no matter the Conference that he is in. He led the Los Angeles Lakers to a title last season, their first title since the era of Kobe Bryant.