‘Devin Booker is the next Kobe Bryant!’ - Stephen A. reacts to Suns vs. Clippers Game 1 | First Take

Joylandi 21-Iyn, 2021
‘Devin Booker is the next Kobe Bryant!’ - Stephen A. reacts to Suns vs. Clippers Game 1 | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Magic Johnson and Max Kellerman react to Devin Booker leading the Phoenix Suns to a Game 1 win against the LA Clippers without Chris Paul.

0:00 Clippers or Suns: Which team needs its star to return more?
0:30 Magic Johnson explains why the Clippers need Kawhi Leonard more than the Suns need Chris Paul.
2:30 Stephen A.: "Devin Booker is the next Kobe Bryant"

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  • 0:00 Clippers or Suns: Which team needs its star to return more? 0:30 Magic Johnson explains why the Clippers need Kawhi Leonard more than the Suns need Chris Paul. 2:30 Stephen A.: "Devin Booker is the next Kobe Bryant"

    • @7 UniversalAllah what do you mean early 20’s he’s 24 will be 25 in 4 months if any chance mid 20’s

    • @Karl Malone Kobe evolved as he got older. Book is in his early 20s

    • @Dante Koci he dropped 70.

    • @Big Hands what was Booker doing in every postseason the same thing 😂😂 how you gonna hold this year against Tatum but just forget that Booker never made the playoffs until this year and he would’ve gotten bounced in the first round just like Tatum did if the Lakers were healthy 😂😂

    • @Big Hands Tatum dropped 50 in the play in and in the playoffs Tatum took his team to the Conference finals TWICE D Book wouldn’t have if the Lakers were healthy you know it and I know it also he is not slow tf last time I checked Tatum averaged more assists, Rebounds, AND POINTS, better defender Tatum legit guarded KD that whole series I never saw Booker guarding LeBron I’m sorry I love Booker but he ain’t above Tatum man

  • Just checking back in on that he’s the next Kobe statement🤔

  • Fire him

  • No buddy can be Kobe except Kobe

  • His accolades will never match Kobe

  • Yeah im done watching this show DEVIN BOOKER THE NEXT KOBE !?! WHAAT !!! Smh i hate how they disrespect kobe he did soo much for the league and this how they show their respect

  • Boa noite

  • I understand he is like Kobe but he has to be himself

  • 2:44

  • kobe with out the handle and vertical lol

  • To all of y’all salty Lakers fans in the comments this isn’t going to age well for you..

  • More Bradley Beal than Kobe Bryant but ok

  • @ 2.18 travel by Booker!

  • He doesn't play D. Kobe does.

  • Booker as good as Kobe....hahahaha, first Stephen A's hair ran away from him and now his brain. Next he'll say Booker is better than Iverson. Time to get off the air, Erkel...

  • Kobe post moves, footwork was on another level.

  • Thunder

  • one way player is no next kobe bryant. The dude isn't even half of kobe.

  • SAS always fucked up by Klaw & his team.

    • Man! Y'all better read ( D good Book) thoroughly! That kid will make you convert to another team !

  • Saying some dumb stuff for clicks is the new black. Booker hasn't proven anything, other than that he is a ball hog who can score when no other scorer is on his team. I'll be happy if he doesn't screw it up when CP3 sets him up for easy buckets.

  • Stop disrespecting Devin Booker Don't compare him to Kobe Cause he the first Booker

  • Thata supposed to be GIGI NOT BOOKER😥

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  • Wow this sure aged well....... Like I said he can be pedestrian at times

  • Stephan A. SLEEP!!! 🚮

  • Devon booker next Kobe, that’s premature

  • Dbook will not reach Kobe's level. but Mamba is very proud of ya for sure

  • Well he better start winning some rings then and let’s not forget about Jayson Tatum either cause he was also instructed by Kobe.

  • He's already better than kobe ever was

  • Kobe must have been tired of of the Jordan comparison, so stop comparing Booker to him.

  • Magic wears a suit on First Take but a t-shirt on Get Up.

  • Lmfao no he's not listening to Stephen A Smith it's like listening to a cinder block it's stupid

  • Man! Y'all better read ( D good Book) thoroughly! That kid will make you convert to another team !

    • There is no next Kobe Bryant. Booker will Never come Close to achieving that man's level of Superior status & this is coming from someone who rooted Against Kobe.

  • The league denied the duo of Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul got another chance in a different form

  • LMAO 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  • Why Devin Booker gotta be like Kobe Bean Bryant why he can't be his own star?? Why these guys gotta be compared to the OGS it's not fair

  • Booker is Booker, he's not the next Kobe. Booker only cares about offense and can't guard a light pole. Booker should be guarding PG not Crowder or Bridges, instead he's on Beverley who is mostly a on non-threat on offense, not very mamba-like

  • booker at u.k. was the next kobe this is old news lol

  • Kobe is his own breed, His mentality is just different from everyone. Book is his own person.

  • The league is in good hands Booker- modern kobe Mitchell- modern dwade Luka- modern Larry bird Nikola jokic- modern Dirk with better play making skills

  • They need the point god.

  • No oo oo. He's no next KB24 k?

  • Kobe Bryant drafted #13 in 1996 Devin Booker drafted #13 born in 1996 Me: hmmm interesting 🤔🤔

  • Nah.

  • With all due respect, Mr SAS, Devin Booker is NOT the next Kobe. For the past two seasons, and at such a young age, Booker has been a little better than a 48.5% shooter. Kobe was NEVER that efficient, not even in his best season.

  • Baby Mamba.

  • Naaaw, Kobe would Never get shutdown by Beverly. He had a post up Fade-away shot like Jordan and Devon is too small for that. And yeah, Kobe had the stop and pop, theees and shut-down defense. Get your facts straight dummy!

  • There is no next Kobe Bryant. Booker will Never come Close to achieving that man's level of Superior status & this is coming from someone who rooted Against Kobe.

  • *There was Jordan and then it came Kobe, and now Devin Booker!*

  • hahahahahaha devin booker is kobe bryant hahahahahahahah

  • Bro booker has one good playoff run against three injury ridden teams and one 40 point game trip dub and y’all saying he’s the next Kobe 😂😂 the kid hasn’t proved anything significant yet let’s see what he can do over the next three years like this kid hasn’t even been an allstar till this year let’s see what he can do over the next 5 years than we can say if he’s the next Kobe or not

  • There will always be some similarities/ comparisons made between the past and present-future players in the league. I think it can be an honor but also a tremendous weight in terms of high expectations.

  • This is ridiculous he’s not tall enough and can’t posterize people like Kobe Bryant. He’s different he’s more like a bigger version of Steph curry

  • NOOOO! Kobe Bryant >humble Devin Booker >emotional

  • What people need to do next season is start acknowledging guys like Devin Booker when we talk about guards & stop d***k riding Steph, Dame and all the marketable faces & names Fans and the media only care about stats & storylines, they ignore VALUE that's why I am glad Chris Paul showed everyone in the last round who the REAL MVP of the league was: Someone who can impact their team in "multiple" ways Jokic: 26pts, 10rbs, 8asts Embiid: 28, 10rbs, 2asts Westbrook: 22pts, 11asts, 11rbs Luka: 27pts, 8rbs, 8asts Giannis: 28pts, 11rbs, 5asts Can we really sit here and say that Jokic had the BEST season of all players: No He got the award simply because he.....played all 72 games, when did that become a criteria for winning the MVP When Giannis won back to back MVP, he missed 10 games the first time he won it & 9 games the second time he won it Chris Paul was the REAL MVP this season and is STILL the "best" point guard in the MVP.....hands down

  • No team is gonna win a title without a passing guard/court general like Magic, Nash, Stockton, AI; all the teams that have power forwards or centers directing plays is destined for failure.

  • Booker has been my fav player in the league for 6 years. And I am a pistons fan. Dude is awesome.


  • @dbook Now go roasting the Raptors for next years

  • My guy(Kobe)ain't here to speak for himself so I will say something on his behalf....There will never be another Kobe. I take nothing from booker but he got a way to go before being compared to the late great black mamba.

  • 20 years later is _________ the next Devin Booker??

  • Devin Booker has no heart he will take your heart out and won't give a dam

  • When devin booker gets AT LEAST 1 all defense. Can even be 3rd team then u can bring the K from kobe in the convo. Devin booker will never be kobe

  • Lowkey gave my chills

  • Remember when Kobe was a 12 time all defensive player and DBook cant guard a stick?

  • He can be great but not Kobe he does not have the explosive finish at the rim that Kobe and Jordan had. I wish him the best though. Definitely keep an eye on him

  • Booker got mad game but he is not on Kobe level. Lets be for real. He can score at will true but Kobe was also a prime defender too. His killer mentality we only 2nd to mj. Mj and Kobe both generational top players that ruled with an iron fist. Devin booker is just an above average player but not on the elite level.

  • Sorry never anybody will be like Kobe, Michael Jackson o Selena, they were uniques

  • koME was a ball hog that had the most missed shots of all time and had horrible finals numbers. let booker be booker. dont compare him to an overrated player

  • But who's the next IGUOADALA?

  • The comparison is apt.

  • I've been a huge Booker fan since he came into the league, I was already a Suns fan, but I knew Booker would turn this franchise around (okay, technically CP3 did that, assisted by Monty Williams and James Jones), but I knew right from the start that Booker was special. And I've told people for years exactly what Stephen A. said: Booker's offensive game is the closest thing to Kobe that the league has ever seen. I can't wait to see Book go all Mamba Mode in the Finals

  • And Jayson Tatum took that personally

  • Nahh Kobe didn’t even pass the ball… booker knows how to get teammates involved

  • No hes not the next Kobe. There will never be another Kobe!

  • BIG NO!!! i remember watching kobe on his early 20s he has wide wide range offensive arsenal ..gunning from everywhere.. booker is more of basic moves but effective..but nothings special like you will go crazy like mamba moves

  • Suns in 4

  • Magic is The GOAT

  • I feel like no one was listening to Max.

  • ty lou plan always clear : lets down 2-0 behind

  • Booker if u looking In the comments remember what Kobe said JOBS NOT FINISHED

  • Max Keller I completely agree the suns looked great without Chris but like you said they won by the skin of there teeth and I’m really worried if cp3 doesn’t come back in game 3 and Kawhi comes back then it’s definitely gonna be a 7 game series and it’s gonna be really tuf for my suns to pull this off cause this is the legit La team unlike the fakers ( sorry but not)

  • Kyrie???

  • He’s definitely balling like Kobe

  • Kobe had ZERO playoff triple doubles. He didn’t pass like Book. They’re similar in some ways but not was much as people think

  • No one is gonna be alone but Kobe. I hate when they do that🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Boy stop

  • Honestly disrespectful even comparing devin booker to kobe

  • Max is right , Chris Paul brings a sense of control .

  • The most frustrating thing about any sport is that analists only watch superstars that score most points , most rebounds etc. And they put bets on them and they don't even look at other players. They don't respect the chances of other teams. This season showed them that even the "worst" teams can defeat the best and when I saw their faces, I just died out of laughter. I stopped watching these comparisions when I've found out how brainwashing and stupid it is. They don't analyze the game, they analyze the players that play the most, score the most, and they have to be the faces of the league , they have to be the next kobe, lebron, jordan. No disrespect to these players, because their dedication to the game is absolutely insane and I love all of them for their passion for the things that they love to do. What about other players of the league? They don't have a passion? They don't care about the game? The thing is, that not everyone is a superstar in NBA or in any other league, but when they are there and playing, at least respect it. But staff of all 30 organisations and analists do the opposite. Unexpected trades, releases, just jumping around like it's nothing. It's just so sad to see...

  • No one can be kobe Bryant… devin book so devin book , Stephan a smith is Stephen a smith

  • thats the thing. i can clearly see that Clippers function and play better without Kawhi. When Kawhi is playing,...... he is great..... but the whole unit did not step up. So in conclusion, Kawhi and PG13 cant play side by side.

  • We are all sinners and we cannot save ourselves! If a person gets to heaven because they kept the commandments or stopped sinning or got baptized, then that would mean that they were saved by their works. But we are not saved by our works! And if we are not saved by our works, then we cannot “stay” saved by them. We are saved by grace through faith! Salvation is a completely free gift! Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried in a tomb, and rose again on the third day. Should a person use this as a license to sin? No. Of course not. If a person is living in sin, are they still saved? Yes. Of course. If you believe that Jesus paid the price for your sins (past, present, and future), was buried and rose again on the third day, you are sealed until the day of redemption and you cannot lose your salvation no matter what! Our salvation is not based on how we live. Our rewards in heaven are based on how we live. OSAS.❤️

  • When cp3 leaves or retires the suns should heavily pursue lonzo ball he’d be a perfect replacement of he’s not better than cp3 but iq wise hed fit well

  • Stephen A. with a case of recency bias, as always.

  • Devin Booker got left off top players under 26 by every analyst this season. Taking trae, Luka, Donovan, Ja, Zion like booker didn’t drop 72 was hilarious

  • Why is magic still speaking, let alone living ....

  • Devin Booker is the next Devin Booker. On a side note what’s all this a$$ kissing towards Magic. Magic was a failure as a coach and GM. He is a quitter!

  • Tatum will end up better Than Booker hands down he'a a better defender and scorer yes a Better scorer his ceilings alot higher!! point...set....match!!!