Stephen A. says Kyrie Irving should retire | First Take

13 jan 2021
2 318 004 Skatījumi

Check out Max's thoughts on Kyrie:
Stephen A. Smith explains why Kyrie Irving should retire if he is not prioritizing basketball with the Brooklyn Nets.
#FirstTake #NBA
✔️ Subscribe to
✔️ Get the ESPN App:
✔️ Subscribe to ESPN on LVworld:
✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on LVworld:
✔️ Watch ESPN on LVworld TV:
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter:
► Like on Facebook:
► Follow on Instagram:
Visit ESPN on LVworld 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

  • Stephen A. reacts to the Rockets trading Harden to the Nets:

    ESPNESPNPirms 11 dienām
    • Ok

      Torin O'ConnorTorin O'ConnorPirms 7 dienām
    • Ng

      Visal SimVisal SimPirms 7 dienām
    • Real life is more important than a game.

      Keithel BeyKeithel BeyPirms 8 dienām
    • Steven A . His heart could be on something else.

      Keithel BeyKeithel BeyPirms 8 dienām
    • Kanye west of nba

      JasonJasonPirms 8 dienām
  • Saying he should retire now he's back

    Rachelle HoofeRachelle HoofePirms 15 Stundām
  • Kyrie Irving and Antonio Brown are without question the most perplexing athletes i have EVER seen.

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyPirms dienas
  • Aye Slim Stephen A Funny Asl 😂😂😂

    Lor WondoLor WondoPirms dienas
  • Steven a gone be first on his nuts when they win the chip I can’t stand sas

    Korey MoneyKorey MoneyPirms dienas
    • Stephen a Smith should not be asking players to Retire. That is none of his business. Not a fan of Kyrie's recent antics, however sometimes players go through a phase. Kyri

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPirms dienas
  • My guy Kyrie “Ghandi” Irving finna return and drop 50 while wearing sandals and rags.

    soiung toiuesoiung toiuePirms 2 dienām
  • Kyrie is the most overrated player in the NBA

    CicjoseCicjosePirms 4 dienām
  • I thought kyrie was the one who approached KD about going to brooklyn together

    GunnyGunnyPirms 4 dienām
  • My guy Kyrie “Ghandi” Irving finna return and drop 50 while wearing sandals and rags.

    dolita windodolita windoPirms 4 dienām
  • %100 you got that right Stephen A.

    mutant waymutant wayPirms 4 dienām
  • After 37 point who should retrieve now u !@$$@!&!&@!@&!@!$@!!&@$@!$@@!$@

    M-moneyM-moneyPirms 5 dienām
    • لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️

      dolita windodolita windoPirms 4 dienām
  • All they want you to do is SHUT UP & DRIBBLE 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

    dogface903dogface903Pirms 5 dienām
  • They brought in James harden and this guy still doesn’t turn up to his job

    miko foinmiko foinPirms 5 dienām
  • Is there any way they can trade Kyrie?

    Timoteo JuansTimoteo JuansPirms 5 dienām
  • Honestly he shouldn't retire he is too icy with it lol but he needs to get on a team where he could be a valuable leader for once. I say Knicks.

    Mj GutierrezMj GutierrezPirms 5 dienām
    • This is funny

      miko foinmiko foinPirms 5 dienām
  • Put him back with BRON see what happens

    Jasper AbalosJasper AbalosPirms 5 dienām
  • Nah kyrie Irving has some much to be in this league for he should get his mental self together

    joaquin colonjoaquin colonPirms 5 dienām
  • Kyrie kinda remind me of zayn Malik in one direction cause h es got his fame in Cleveland then went solo

    Toluwani OmodeleToluwani OmodelePirms 5 dienām

    Jet LagJet LagPirms 5 dienām
  • Stephen A. really snapped on this one. Feel like my parent just scolded Kyrie

    Nathan OheneNathan OhenePirms 6 dienām
  • Stephen a Smith should not be asking players to Retire. That is none of his business. Not a fan of Kyrie's recent antics, however sometimes players go through a phase. Kyrie has a great basketball skills, if he allows somebody to be his coach or a mentor, Kyrie can become a good leader. However prior to that Kyrie needs to be a productive teammante and that he should not be needing a coach. That is the least he can do by being a constructive and productive teammate.

    vishal karnavishal karnaPirms 6 dienām
  • No

    Luke BrewerLuke BrewerPirms 6 dienām
  • no why

    Blitzify YTBlitzify YTPirms 6 dienām
  • Stephen A is showing KI tough love. "Is Kyrie ready to return with a real commitment for entire season?" Yes or No? Kyrie's vision was KD duo, and now it's a trio. Kyrie must push pass 3rd wheel, new duo and off the bench talk for a chip. Kyrie is a sensitive, gifted and misunderstood hero. He lost his Mom at 4 and he adores his sacificing Father. Kyrie's fans wish him the best.

    SUPER KATSUPER KATPirms 6 dienām
  • Science lies about everything. Instead of proving the earth is flat in which you walk on a flat surface every single day. Longitude & Latitude is used to measure distance on a flat surface and compass is direction is for a flat earth as well. The flight plan to go anywhere around the world is measured by longitude and latitude and when the distance is measured by a line a flat surface. Is there any debate their?

    ORIONORIONPirms 6 dienām
    • @Jin cell phones are a creation that has nothing to do with nature.. like the vaccines you inject in your body, like cloned animals they don't tell you about, like the large Hadron collider in Sweden. Yes Science is responsible for many a horrible atrocities.

      ORIONORIONPirms 4 dienām
    • Do you believe smart phone is real? Do you agree smartphone works because of "Science?"

      JinJinPirms 5 dienām
  • I love that Stephen A brought up Kobe & his work ethic, I hope Kyrie watches & hears the name “Kobe Bryant” & gets his act together. Idk what Kyrie is going through, & god forbid it’s something really serious, but he needs to get his act together.

    Michael _te87Michael _te87Pirms 6 dienām
  • Terrible take

    SxnctionzSxnctionzPirms 6 dienām
  • KYRIE!!!!!! Unprofessional bad teammate... bad for the Nba organization this dude is useless... he has a talent but he doesn’t love basketball... better to stop playing basketball... and send your self to facilty cause you need a help mentally and spiritualy..

    MJ VSMJ VSPirms 6 dienām
  • Fire 🔥

    alida flusalida flusPirms 6 dienām
  • Kyrie is the worst teammate ever! “Just needed a break”. Hey kyrie- if any of us said that to our job we would be have a job also and get laud millions so grow up and do it!!!

    Mike StewardMike StewardPirms 6 dienām
  • Kyrie accidentally slipped off the edge of flat earth........🤣🤣🤣

    JoshAllenyaDigg?JoshAllenyaDigg?Pirms 6 dienām
    • Yes he should

      alida flusalida flusPirms 6 dienām
  • Stephen A is right!

    Destiny TownesDestiny TownesPirms 6 dienām
  • Everyone saying he should retire should retire

    Wolf PakWolf PakPirms 6 dienām
  • Durant came to Brooklyn cause of kyrie so put some respect on his name

    boyknobetterboyknobetterPirms 6 dienām
  • Stephen A just hate kyrie from the beginning

    boyknobetterboyknobetterPirms 6 dienām
  • Uncle Drew movie changed kyrie

    Jordan HintonJordan HintonPirms 6 dienām
  • Stfu Stephen I’ll knock you out

    young boxer 420young boxer 420Pirms 6 dienām
  • Yeah definitely why pay 35 million to a guy who doesn't want to play.

    Jc KcJc KcPirms 6 dienām
  • Kyrie is training in the hyperbolic time chamber so he would be 10x better then the Lakers team by himself

    Michael m shabazzMichael m shabazzPirms 6 dienām
  • Stephen A is bitter Kyrie does not want him LOL

    Jefferson CandiaJefferson CandiaPirms 6 dienām
  • Come play in Cuba league for $40 a month.

    Planet CubaPlanet CubaPirms 6 dienām
  • We don't have a lot of brothers in a position like his, but I guess he has forgotten who he is. At least pull Lamar to the side and tell what he thinks he could improve on. Help brother out????? I wish I could talk to him but I'm sure he is probably stuck in his ways. Smh

    Kevin ErvinsKevin ErvinsPirms 6 dienām
  • He's so dramatic. Like baby type of guy. He wants to be a leader. He wants to be called a GOAT. He just want his numbers. Not to win.

    Kled AblazeKled AblazePirms 6 dienām
  • Stephen A. Smith is a straight hater and he is the white men puppet. I never thought he would catch up with Jason Whitlock. Smh. I am mostly referring to the way he speak about Lamar Jackson. It's utterly ridiculous how he treats Lamar Jackson.

    Kevin ErvinsKevin ErvinsPirms 6 dienām
  • Wow

    Notorious SmithNotorious SmithPirms 6 dienām
  • Yes he should

    Dani IDani IPirms 6 dienām
  • You shut your dam mouth

    Campbell GravesCampbell GravesPirms 7 dienām
  • Maybe Kyrie has the COVID?

    RJMMRJMMPirms 7 dienām
  • Steven A. is only mildly entertaining; Kyrie is VERY entertaining. Who do you think should retire?..

    O tO tPirms 7 dienām
  • Steven A. should retire...

    O tO tPirms 7 dienām
  • We don't know what is going on in his life.

    Karim HalimKarim HalimPirms 7 dienām
  • Irving has all summer to be a humanitarian.

    Kostini MikadoKostini MikadoPirms 7 dienām
  • When is Stephen A gonna preach his first sermon? Bishop Stephen A Smith???🤔

    Andre MooreAndre MoorePirms 7 dienām
  • He talking Straight Facts 💯💯💯

    Jr SmooveeJr SmooveePirms 7 dienām
  • Retire?! Maybe Kylie should take the mossberg and do the lords work. Respectfully

    Altuve MickelsonAltuve MickelsonPirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie has prioritized Kyrie. Why you all so salty? Let the man be

    iliketacosiliketacosPirms 7 dienām
  • I agree with SAS, if you don't wanna play go back to doing zoom interviews.....he's played for 3 teams in a few yrs wonder why? Nets don't need him......he's a hypocrite

    Jay CompanyJay CompanyPirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie is a locker room cancer BLM league it's no longer NBA . All you BLM players can take your hot white gold digging wife's and stick it up yo a,,

    Joe KowalskiJoe KowalskiPirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie thinks the world is flat what did yall expect?

    KaNeKaNePirms 7 dienām
  • You morons need to stop with the mask 😷 b.s.

    Thomas HallThomas HallPirms 7 dienām
  • Steve A 🤦🏿‍♂️ 😂😂😂😂 Calling for Kyrie Irving to retire, now if the Brooklyn Nets front office disciplined him and suspended him for the season, Steven A would cry racism.

    Kevin ShellKevin ShellPirms 7 dienām
  • Stephen A doesn’t know what he’s talking about kyrie wants to play basketball but since Stephen A isn’t popular he’s just gonna say whatever

    Aidan HuvaneAidan HuvanePirms 7 dienām
  • “Chew gum and walk at the same time” lol 😭

    Gevalia ¿Gevalia ¿Pirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie is washed

    Otaku GuyOtaku GuyPirms 7 dienām
  • 0:09

    Grover DGrover DPirms 7 dienām
  • so let me get this straight he goes to a family members birthday party with no mask and y’all think he doesn’t care about basketball anymore

    Rylan CoxRylan CoxPirms 7 dienām
    • Do you guarantee he will not do this again?

      JinJinPirms 5 dienām
    • So let me get this straight...he's only missed 1 game?

      MachoManNRockMachoManNRockPirms 6 dienām
  • Man I love kyries game but clearly mentally he doesn’t wanna play ball anymore Steven A smith 100% right about this

    Christian TookFlightChristian TookFlightPirms 7 dienām
  • Stephen A , i think you should watch a video from Cosgrove and think again and realize how genius Kyrie that even you got fooled by Him.. all I am realizing now is you sounds and looks stupid 😂😂

    Josh OtwangJosh OtwangPirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie needed time... personal reasons... Starting to doubt basketball ball is round. Initiating new logic that ball is flat. Basis: his games has been flat.

    Dennis EudelaDennis EudelaPirms 7 dienām
  • Seems to me that Kyrie Irving does not want to be a pawn in the social engineering scheme that the league is basically having their players advertise for

    Kevin KeeneKevin KeenePirms 7 dienām
  • So I ask you this Steven A, you think Kyrie doesn't love basketball. “Your in for a ride”

    Falke SquiresFalke SquiresPirms 7 dienām
  • Lakers are undoubtedly the best team in the Nba, Kyrie and Kd is not enough to take Lebron and the big man down. They needed that offensive force that Harden brings. If you look at the nets history they tried to bring the Celtics line up to the nets. They felt short and the great 3 point king Ray Allen. Nets is a great organization and they out smarter a lot of people.

    Falke SquiresFalke SquiresPirms 7 dienām
  • He chose happiness

    B It's crazyB It's crazyPirms 7 dienām
  • If you look at at KD is calm about everything, because he indeed knows that they will acquire 3 superstars, because what does Kyrie and Irving wants to take Lebron James down, and what does James want his first Ring with these players. Kyrie is a very smart man. The Organization succeeded.

    Falke SquiresFalke SquiresPirms 7 dienām
  • He woke

    B It's crazyB It's crazyPirms 7 dienām
  • Steven A., I will let you know right now their plan. Kyrie had this master plan to where he needs to being his market value down, to look bad so that the rockets wouldn't want him. What is better than 2 superstars? 3 is the answer. Kyrie quotes media are just pawns. Kyrie is a smart man. They needed to think of a way that the Rockets wouldn't want Kyrie Irving wether it's mental issues or or as a player in general Kyrie, KD, and James succeeded. All the paparazzi and talks are just talks. You of all people should know that Steven A., the main goal is to win a championship and their master plan worked. Now James and KD will carry the team let the media die down a little then Irving will come back. “Just like nothing happened”.

    Falke SquiresFalke SquiresPirms 7 dienām
  • Who cares about Kyrie. Main concern should be who took over Molly's spot. FAF

    TJ DouglassTJ DouglassPirms 7 dienām
  • I’ve never been a (Dook) fan of KI, and he just might need to take a leave of absence, but I AM a fan of sympathy and empathy! He may honestly have some ‘personal issues’ that involve his mental, emotional, and/or his physical health. If you suffer from an ‘invisible’ illness, it’s not easy to explain it to others and have them believe you because you don’t look/act/seem ‘sick’. Making $XYZ million per year doesn’t mean he needs to ‘shut up and dribble’.

    Selena JSelena JPirms 7 dienām
  • “This guy acts like he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time”😂

    TeeJay TVTeeJay TVPirms 7 dienām
  • Chill he just doin home office work

    Jarno OJarno OPirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie used KD as bait 🤣 hey brooklyn pay me 140m for durant

    DyLemmaDyLemmaPirms 7 dienām
  • Kyrie just wake up sometimes like f?!k everybody! He’s a head case

  • Kyrie is a little little man with his complex

    Luis GarciaLuis GarciaPirms 7 dienām
  • I think Kyrie needs to get his mind right. Take a breather walk away and come back

    David BoivinDavid BoivinPirms 7 dienām
  • The guy insists the earth is flat. He clearly has and issue with authority

    dolimi jotoodolimi jotooPirms 7 dienām
    • What does authority have to do with the Earth being flight. We shouldn't have to have people tell us what we can see every day.

      ORIONORIONPirms 7 dienām
  • Media playing like a boss/owner to these players fr..

    G JoseG JosePirms 7 dienām
  • remember when people said Kyrie has Mamba Mentality

    swag peachswag peachPirms 7 dienām
    • Nets need Westbrook

      dolimi jotoodolimi jotooPirms 7 dienām
  • The thing about Kyrie that most people don't understand is that he values his personal relationships with his loved ones more than he does his "job". He is committed to his family and loved ones. How many times have anybof us been at a job and missed a special family event because of work? We might get fired or get demoted for skipping work for a family event. Kyrie on the other hand has the mentality that well will be there when he gets back from his sister's birthday party. Frankly, i don't blame him. Go support your sister, especially in these times. Tomorrow ain't guaranteed to anyone so spend that quality time with your loved ones

    Richie BRichie BPirms 7 dienām

    Phan AuhsojPhan AuhsojPirms 7 dienām
  • Given durant went out of his way to play with him had his back whenever someone talks about kyrie and look what he gets in return. O well enter the beard

    Love DoveLove DovePirms 7 dienām
  • it's all because of the flat earth smh. NASA wants him out of NBA!

    enter.the.void.IIenter.the.void.IIPirms 7 dienām
  • Leave him alone. He'll need a break, he'll travel to see the edge of HIS FLAT EARTH and be back to play ball. Not FLAT but round ball.

    florencio jr lauzonflorencio jr lauzonPirms 7 dienām
  • This man takes a break and now he need to retire lebron sit out of games and its no problem stop the kyrie hate

    darrell flaxdarrell flaxPirms 7 dienām
  • Trade Kyrie for some quality bench players

    Ed CSKEd CSKPirms 7 dienām
  • Why everyone coming for Kyrie throat right now.

    Last MericanLast MericanPirms 7 dienām
  • It’s up to the organization to say they want to match that ridiculous contract that’s out there. Effalloya lmns

    Zee VeeZee VeePirms 7 dienām
  • say what tf you want but Kyrie is a WALKING BUCKET 🚨🚨🚨

    Allsmoke 23Allsmoke 23Pirms 7 dienām
  • He's on the same team with KD and James harden he doesn't have to take it serious. They will probably win the chip unless someone gets injured

    T AdamsT AdamsPirms 7 dienām
  • Stephen A is on point!

    J stylesJ stylesPirms 7 dienām
  • Tell him retire or play for minimum wage. Dude is the definition of a privileged character right now.

    Matt EdwardsMatt EdwardsPirms 7 dienām
    • Real

      BozineboyBozineboyPirms 5 dienām