Kawhi earns title of 'best player in the world’, talks Steph’s legacy | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Nick Wright believes Kawhi Leonard earned the title of 'best player in the world' after winning the NBA title for the first time in Toronto Raptors history. Plus, hear what they had to say about Stephen Curry's legacy after losing the NBA Finals.

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  • First Things First
    First Things First   7 months back

    Is Kawhi Leonard the best player in the NBA?

  • Alex Mclife
    Alex Mclife  3 weeks back

    KD couldn’t win by himself, he was only a winner because he joined a team who really don’t need Him to win. It was shown how KD choked against the team he joined leading 3-1. He choked big time. He choked also big time against the Heat. By himself , KD is a choker even during he’s college days. Kawhi did it without any other super star. Kawhi is even greater that the big 3 of Celtics, it took Celtics to have a big 3 to win a title and it even took them 2 years to win a title. Kawhi is greater than the big 3 of the Heat and the big 3 of the Heat even took them also 2 years before they get to win. But Kawhi, he did it in his 1st year without any other superstar with a team that don’t even have a lottery pick players. A team with undrafted players, a team with 28th pick player. He did win it all for a country.. And these positive idiots didn’t even gave him a chance. The only person I heard pick Raptors to win the title was The great Charles. Not even Shaq, not even Smith. Kawhi already is undisputed best player. Lebron cannot do it in his 1st year, he failed with heat and he also failed when he returned to the Cavaliers . Lebron needed 2 years for him to win but needed to have 2 stars with him to win. Period

    • Eric Lind
      Eric Lind  2 months back

      So 12 games into the new season with Kawhi on a new team, a new coach and a new system and hasn't played with PG yet, Nick now rips Kawhi as only the "4th" best player. Talk about being a prisoner of the moment and full of BS.

      • Cissy Mac
        Cissy Mac  3 months back

        Nope. It's still LeBron. Idgaf. Kawhi don't even play back to backs foh

        • Uraeus Ladipo
          Uraeus Ladipo  4 months back

          The Klaw is the best player in the league.

          • Jaden Klipa
            Jaden Klipa  5 months back

            1 month before this video came out he said Steph Curry deserves to be in the discussion for best player in the world. He loves this topic! 😂

            • Holvin Aguilar
              Holvin Aguilar  6 months back

              Teams win championships, and yes I do agree kawhi is a living legend . He might still be in the process to be the best player of all time but he still a hoe😂

              • Alan Bustillo
                Alan Bustillo  6 months back

                Kawhi might just destroy all the records!!!!!!

                • PlAtInUm VoLt
                  PlAtInUm VoLt  6 months back

                  Maybe this is one of the cons of shooting so many threes in the new style basketball. You’re gonna have off nights from three when you shoot it at such a high clip like steph.

                  • Golden nugget of wisdom
                    Golden nugget of wisdom  7 months back

                    Kawhi got that Kobe, MJ focus. Lebron gets that dizzy look when he's on the biggest stage.

                    • Hannalitz Wolf galvez
                      Hannalitz Wolf galvez  7 months back

                      " KAWHI IS BETTER THAN LEBRON."

                      • John Healy
                        John Healy  7 months back

                        Nick Wright = Tom Green

                        • LordStanleyJr
                          LordStanleyJr  7 months back

                          Toronto had injuries too.Stop making up excuses for Lebron.

                          • Clarence Lee
                            Clarence Lee  7 months back

                            put healthy kd with raptors vs kawahi with same team kd wins gentlmen sweep.

                            • thanh phan
                              thanh phan  7 months back

                              tell us something we dont know dont fuken tell us something we already see.

                              • thanh phan
                                thanh phan  7 months back

                                man all this people aint got better shyttt to do beside talking none sent... what does it matter.. steph is one of best playa as wee all know... he won 3 champion almost 5.. just leave it at that.he still building his legacy untill he retired den u can judge but for now leave the fuken man.. all this fuker all talking bare bullsshyt...

                                • Harold Kirkendoll-Bey
                                  Harold Kirkendoll-Bey  7 months back

                                  That’s Kawhi

                                  • Harold Kirkendoll-Bey
                                    Harold Kirkendoll-Bey  7 months back

                                    Leadership wise, Kachin is better than KD

                                    • Pallas Ferrante
                                      Pallas Ferrante  7 months back

                                      What other player could possibly have carried this Raptors team to a championship? I can't think of any.

                                      • YKTV YOUKNOWTHEVIBES TV
                                        YKTV YOUKNOWTHEVIBES TV  7 months back

                                        that was an extremely tought shot and he didnt hit it cris just trolled him like smeegle did the ring

                                        • Tony Bridley
                                          Tony Bridley  7 months back

                                          Soooooo....this same guy swings on LJ and yet he's calling this guy the best player in the world and oh yeah KD is being said to be the best player in the world. Stop with the Jordan James debate

                                          • Edward Yamada
                                            Edward Yamada  7 months back

                                            Who cares about legacy? Do these youngsters realize Bill Russell won 11 rings? That Wilt Chamberlain once AVERAGED 50.4 pts for an entire season. These pundits all claim the NBA’s modern era is what counts. So who gives a rip about legacy? In 50 years, we’ll be talking about LeBron v.s. MJ as relics of the Early Modern NBA. What a waste of time.

                                            • Supreme 704
                                              Supreme 704  7 months back

                                              Max Kellergirl started that stupid saying media say one thing and every medium runs with itAmerica is falling

                                              • Archangel Raphael
                                                Archangel Raphael  7 months back

                                                Kevin Durant is NO longer the best player folks [he might have BEEN] ... but the fact or injury speaks for itself, he will need to prove it all over again when he recovers from the Achilles rupture that he was and still is the best ...

                                                • Archangel Raphael
                                                  Archangel Raphael  7 months back

                                                  @Isaac Sekitoleko your ignorance regarding the ability to recover from a ruptured Achilles is your problem ... not realistic ...
                                                  WAS is not the same as IS ... he WAS the best before the injury ... he no longer IS the best due to the injury ...

                                                • Isaac Sekitoleko
                                                  Isaac Sekitoleko  7 months back

                                                  Stupid hot take analysis. But that's the culture of basketball now $mh 🤦🤦...A 2x CHAMP & Fmvp, 4x scoring winner, 10+ all stars, 3rd ppg playoff history, etc etc....HAS to prove something 🤦🤦🤦🤦

                                              • Master
                                                Master  7 months back

                                                Nick is DEFINITELY the wrong person to ask but, yes, Kawhi is the best.

                                                • ClayBreaksBread
                                                  ClayBreaksBread  7 months back

                                                  Ray Allen would have made the 3

                                                  • K Thomas
                                                    K Thomas  7 months back

                                                    Kawhi is the best player because he went to the Raptors and played with what they had unlike lebron who when he goes to a new trades myst happen in order for him to win sad(lebron)

                                                    • MrEvanDavidson
                                                      MrEvanDavidson  7 months back

                                                      Kawhi is the best player in the world on the best new in the world! Raptors are the new dynasty!

                                                      • E-Man
                                                        E-Man  7 months back

                                                        MrEvanDavidson how are they the new dynasty? kawhi is leaving . And and they wont win another chip. to technically be a dynasty you gotta win multiple. not happening lol.

                                                    • Trevor Blackwell
                                                      Trevor Blackwell  7 months back

                                                      Lets be honest... KD fully healthy Warriors win again. KD wins final MVP. I think Kawhi is top 3, but KD is better along with LeBron. Both healthy are still better. I honestly would argue AD is even better fully healthy on a better team like the Lakers. Which we will see AD win MVP. 2020 you will heard AD top 2 in the world.

                                                      • Isaac Sekitoleko
                                                        Isaac Sekitoleko  7 months back

                                                        Facts on the KD thing...And AD nice but I still put Kd/Bron/Steph/Harden over him, possibly Giannis

                                                    • Melson Peros
                                                      Melson Peros  7 months back

                                                      Kawhaii justbeat gsw which lbj couldnt beat
                                                      Kawhaii is best player

                                                      • E-Man
                                                        E-Man  7 months back

                                                        Melson Peros LeBron did hear gsw lol.

                                                      • Isaac Sekitoleko
                                                        Isaac Sekitoleko  7 months back

                                                        @Melson Peros your a clown....no KD= easy path for Kawahi (& add no Klay G3&G4)

                                                      • Melson Peros
                                                        Melson Peros  7 months back

                                                        @E-Man sorry but that is a fantasy land of what ifs
                                                        LBJ beat thw GSW and he was d greatest player at that time
                                                        This yr how many games did LBJ play?
                                                        Who beat the GSW?

                                                      • E-Man
                                                        E-Man  7 months back

                                                        Melson Peros lebron DID beat gsw in the same form kawhi did. LeBron lost to the gsw plus KD. kawhi struggled to beat them without KD ANNNNDD KLAY. if klay was out too, LeBron woulda dominated them. raptors wouldn't be champions if KD and klay are healthy. as much as i hate to say that because I HATE the GSW. it's the truth man.

                                                    • Archer 34 Myway
                                                      Archer 34 Myway  7 months back

                                                      The stars where aligned for the raptors to win . I’m not even a raptors fan

                                                      • mookeychase0907
                                                        mookeychase0907  7 months back

                                                        I'm sick of people acting like Klay was getting 35 a game amd was some kinda hero. He had two good games him scoring 22,21,25,27 along with the two 30 point games is not enough. Steph had 47 and still lost these people gotta have a story a reason why they lost. They lost because they basically are the 2016 team that won 73 games then lost 3 strait and the chip. They added a 4 time scoring champ what were they spose to do lose with him? Steph and Klay both are known for disapperaing in the finals at the end of games so stop with this Klay got hurt made them lose...

                                                        • Max elliott
                                                          Max elliott  7 months back

                                                          If it was LeBron instead of Steph he would have been crucified!

                                                          • James S
                                                            James S  7 months back

                                                            Always under cutting Canadian teams # we the champions

                                                            • kester neptune
                                                              kester neptune  7 months back

                                                              for me to rule out kd I have to witness him come back to play and be unsuccessful, so until then he upthere...

                                                              • Virgil Joshua
                                                                Virgil Joshua  7 months back

                                                                If you asked all the teams, "Who would you rather have in the next 5 years, Lebron or Kawhi?", that would be a no-brainer: Kawhi of course 100 percent.

                                                                • Chivas Gio
                                                                  Chivas Gio  7 months back

                                                                  Stray dogs gossips about pitbuls.... They know nothing, they just wander...

                                                                  • Andrew Nieto
                                                                    Andrew Nieto  7 months back

                                                                    Brad Stevens came up with that play. Everyone takes from each other.

                                                                    • Irishia Samson
                                                                      Irishia Samson  7 months back

                                                                      I dnt think so cozz gs has 3 title and kawih 1 only ok..

                                                                      • kasper rieberg
                                                                        kasper rieberg  7 months back

                                                                        I don’t get how Lebron is still considerd the best player in the game by some !He plays litle to no defense, and it’s a 2 way game, so it matters big time !!

                                                                        • Alfred Ramirez
                                                                          Alfred Ramirez  7 months back

                                                                          Talkin two-way players, Kawhi no.1, Paul George no.2 best in the NBA today.... Durant and Le Braun do not qualify

                                                                          • Brady W
                                                                            Brady W  7 months back

                                                                            Kawhi barely beats injured warriors team = best player in the world??? In what world? Pluto?!?

                                                                          • Ru Lz
                                                                            Ru Lz  7 months back

                                                                            Lebron is not better than 2-way Kawhi.

                                                                            • Ricky Morgan
                                                                              Ricky Morgan  7 months back

                                                                              Curry’s legacy “Can’t defend”

                                                                              • Baron Samedi3000
                                                                                Baron Samedi3000  7 months back

                                                                                Kawhi gets the edge because of what he does on the defensive end

                                                                                • Bleezy Show
                                                                                  Bleezy Show  7 months back

                                                                                  Kawhi is overrated

                                                                                  • 40 Roller
                                                                                    40 Roller  7 months back

                                                                                    why is To Green on the panel???

                                                                                    • Ryan Nichols
                                                                                      Ryan Nichols  7 months back

                                                                                      Btw, Kawhi was getting lots of love for best player WHILE he was out injured.