Pat Riley to the Lakers rumors are picking up steam - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Apr 19, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser discuss the possibility of Pat Riley joining the Los Angeles Lakers' front office to right the ship in L.A. Stephen A. says Jeanie Buss is looking to hire a big name, and Wilbon also brings Jerry West into the conversation.
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  • Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson Month ago

    I love tony

  • Edward Yamada
    Edward Yamada Month ago

    If you don't think it's going to happen, Stephen A., then WHY throw it out there?? He's part owner of the Heat, he'd have to sell it, I believe it's 5%, so ownership would have to be at least 10%, maybe more. Go ahead, Jeanie, put your money where your mouth is, make him a minority owner. It won't make a difference. During LeBron's time with LA, they will NOT win a championship no matter who is running the team. It took Joe Lacob 5 YEARS before the Warriors became champions. Think about that for a minute. It's not easy.

  • Boss Hog Zoomer
    Boss Hog Zoomer Month ago

    Pat Riley and Phil Jackson dont get along. Phil will,if he already hasn't advise Jeannie not to bring Pat in. The Lakers have the mgmt team they want. Will it work? I dont it. The have created a situation that doesn't maximize the best interest of the organization. Its nolonger the Lakers. This is reflective in no free agents wanting to come.

  • khennagin
    khennagin Month ago

    Wow I can't believe all bull that coming out of your mouth right now.

  • Wodz30
    Wodz30 2 months ago

    Jeanie Buss's BIG SPLASH was making a no experience executive into the fucking President of the Lakers


  • Steven Lee
    Steven Lee 2 months ago

    Whatever happened too real sports reporting this is just a bunch of people with no substance talking crap and get off jerry west balls lol

  • Delton Coakley
    Delton Coakley 2 months ago


  • lol
    lol 2 months ago

    D Wade have 3 rings in Miami but never been a highest pay under patopat Riley. It’s a shame. For the last 3 yrs , I guess DWade has the lowest pay,

  • lol
    lol 2 months ago

    Pat Riley and Lebumm!
    OMG. This is gonna be a Super Drama Lakers.

  • charismatic9904
    charismatic9904 2 months ago

    I'm being told SAS is leaving ESPN for PBS.

  • charismatic9904
    charismatic9904 2 months ago

    Such bullshit. More fake shit.
    Im a straight guy and I'll say this. No chance in hell riley leaves..if he did, i will blow everyone on the internet.

  • Jason Tidd
    Jason Tidd 2 months ago

    And QUEEN JAMES couldn't handle having the great Jerry West in the Lakers front office cause even Jerry West would pick apart QUEEN JAMES in everything he's doing wrong

    JIGGLYPUFFLICIOUS 2 months ago

    Why is Molly still there?

  • Terence Smith
    Terence Smith 2 months ago

    If any team wants to stop GS they better pick some of those guys from that team and break them up...LeBron should worried about Clay Thompson,and Livingston...instead of kawai or kyrie or AD....and get pat riley or spolstras!

  • Ricky Garcia
    Ricky Garcia 2 months ago

    Won't matter.. LeBron is a control freak.. toxic.. and office personal is better off having Steve wonder as GM .

  • P J
    P J 2 months ago

    Molly shut the fck up

  • MexiKing74
    MexiKing74 3 months ago

    MR LOGO!!!

  • anthony w
    anthony w 3 months ago

    How did the Lakers not secure Jerry West,Pat Riley,Phil Jackson..............all Lakers......

    Thats' the problem......Jerry West should have been a lifelong -Highly paid laker front office CEO......

  • tony simmons
    tony simmons 3 months ago

    Jeanie called Pat, told him she wants him & will pay him anything he wants.
    Pat asked Jeanie that if he takes the job can he hire his own GM & coach,
    Jeanie's responded NO!
    Pat said thanks but NO THANKS!

    PASSION 3 months ago

    All the speculation means nothing. They’re getting paid to hype shit up that’s not even true. These talkshows are just too opinionated from people can’t even play the sport, from people never played a sport before, from people who were not good at playing the sport before and it’s fucking pathetic

  • F.O.E Fitness
    F.O.E Fitness 3 months ago

    Max has a hard job working with Stephen whether it’s admitted or not. The man hardly gets to finish a point without Stephen jumping back in after he’s talked for the longest.

  • F.O.E Fitness
    F.O.E Fitness 3 months ago

    O....M....G! Stephen A. Will you shut the hell up and let SOMEBODY ELSE GET A WORD IN!?! I mean damn you speak for 6 years and someone else starts talking and we here you say time out. WTH? I just can’t...where’s Undisputed?

  • Loony T
    Loony T 3 months ago

    Another day another band of bronsexuals begging people to quit they jobs to come help lebron

  • MarvelAgeofComics
    MarvelAgeofComics 3 months ago

    I would love to see riley put lebron in check.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago

    Follow on instagram @shungali_nfe

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago

    Miami is where I’m from n pat not leaving

  • Diego Duarte
    Diego Duarte 3 months ago

    This is not journalism, it's pure gossip!

  • T-Tyme
    T-Tyme 3 months ago

    I love the idea of mixing the talk show host. Do this more often ESPN. Money!

  • Christophe Bergmans
    Christophe Bergmans 3 months ago

    Pat Riley as GM and Popovitch as coach 😂

  • Carolyn Boiss
    Carolyn Boiss 3 months ago +1

    People Jerry West is 80 f****** years old... why the hell do they keep talking about bringing him back to the Lakers??? To do what
    ??? sit in the rocking chair??? come on man ... where are all the Jerry West disciples????
    Turn the organization over to LeBron James AND his management team... the Man has been in the league 15 years... He knows how to run everything...
    I say let LeBron run the team for the next three years... take whoever He suggests and if they don't win in the next 3 years ... it's on Him...

    • pepsitruck
      pepsitruck 3 months ago

      You're right. He knows how to run everything...into the ground.

  • Carolyn Boiss
    Carolyn Boiss 3 months ago +2

    LeBron doesn't need no damn coach he coach his damn self he's a greatest of all time

  • 1cooksnmrcs
    1cooksnmrcs 3 months ago

    Hi Molly! :)

  • Benjamin Thornton
    Benjamin Thornton 3 months ago

    Really pat riley?? Yall just bring up anything for content,,why would pat riley leave Miami a team he damn near control and run to go coach the Lakers, what sense do that make

  • Miami 808
    Miami 808 3 months ago

    Great roundtable discussion, especially with Wilbon and Stephen A. The only thing missing to make it perfect was if Molly would have brought homemade sandwiches for them.

  • Anakin Flow
    Anakin Flow 3 months ago

    aint NO WAY riley leaving miami ... he owns piece of the heat ... lakers gota give him piece of that and jeanie bus gota give him piece of her pie too lol to even make him consider it lol

  • C. J.
    C. J. 3 months ago

    PTI has a new format? Interesting

  • HCM 619
    HCM 619 3 months ago +1


  • David Horne
    David Horne 3 months ago

    Why is Pat stalking LeBron he still upset LeBron left maima

  • TheNamesDitto
    TheNamesDitto 3 months ago

    If this does happen, those twigs like Kuz, Ball and Ingram are gonna be shredded by next season. Pat imposed that 9% BF max and it did wonders for their team.

  • nplovingham
    nplovingham 3 months ago

    just makin up stuff - talkin heads!

    SNAKE 3 months ago

    Pat Riley could have saved the titanic

  • Katie Rae
    Katie Rae 3 months ago

    Man people be laffin at Stephen a that niggas a clown

  • 53mango
    53mango 3 months ago

    large enough shovel hasn't been invented, that could handle this shyte

  • 53mango
    53mango 3 months ago

    Playoffs and you people are talking about a train wreck , what a joke is LeBron paying you all ?

  • Zach Van Harris JR
    Zach Van Harris JR 3 months ago +1

    Phil "Zen" Jackson

  • Jonathan Ramirez
    Jonathan Ramirez 3 months ago

    You guys sounds like highschool students at lunch. Lul.

  • Habibur Rahman
    Habibur Rahman 3 months ago

    Enough with lakers already, lebron is old and they are not winning anything before lebron retires

  • Jack Su
    Jack Su 3 months ago

    Why would Pat leave Miami to rejoin up with the diva?
    Hes got a good thing going in Miami with a major offseason coming up next year. Why would he go to Lakers to delay a rebuild longer?

  • Ryneek Timms
    Ryneek Timms 3 months ago

    A lie

  • Druovanni Defoe
    Druovanni Defoe 3 months ago +1

    ESPN at it AGAIN smdh..!!!🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Let's dragggg the Lakers from outside the Playoffs into a segment at any and all costs..!!😂😂😂

  • paul C
    paul C 3 months ago

    Kobe is the next splash

  • Dyanne Rocco Ilaria
    Dyanne Rocco Ilaria 3 months ago

    why the hell would Riley leave the Heat for the LAL? He has too much stock in the Heat, hell, he might become part owner when he retires from being president. And dont be surprised if he goes after some free agents next year. there are some interesting Free Agents next summer. Hayward, Drummond, AD, DeRozan have player options in 2020. Eric Gordon, Jahil Okafor are UFA. Sabonis, Ingram, Ben Simmons, Hield are RFA. So a lot of options.

  • Big Ole357!
    Big Ole357! 3 months ago

    LeBron needs to stop passing the ball and drive to the basket like a ball hog. If the lane is clogged up, then shoot a 15-foot jumper. Rondo is one of the best passers in the league. There's no reason for LeBron to play the point forward. All they would need after that, is a big man who grabs rebounds and blocks shots.

  • Whatsgeetchie
    Whatsgeetchie 3 months ago

    Don’t tell Stephen A shit he’s gonna tell your business

  • KniGht1st
    KniGht1st 3 months ago

    Why the fuck would Pat Riley go to Lakers? He is at front office heaven Miami Heat. Heat owner Mickey Arison doesn't care about winning anymore, happy to pay luxury tax, and he is not involved in any team decision. Pat Riley is 74 all he needs to do is cruise control until he retires.

  • Anthony
    Anthony 3 months ago

    Would be dope not gonna happen

  • Kelly Sebzda
    Kelly Sebzda 3 months ago

    They have the best in the business on their show and they won't shut up and let them talk lol

  • ash ketchum
    ash ketchum 3 months ago

    don't play me man. just don't pat riley to LA. this shit too good to be true

  • Major Tom
    Major Tom 3 months ago

    The best part of that segment is they kept Molly's mouth shut. Just sit up there and look pretty, that's all you gotta do, be seen and not heard.

  • alberto032973
    alberto032973 3 months ago

    I hope it's true if not maybe kobe or shaq as coach

  • CodyS777
    CodyS777 3 months ago

    Who gives af?! Lakers are gonna be Garbage REGARDLESS of Who is coaching because Lebron is a washed up Bum who doesn’t play defense.

  • Thomaz Brasil/China
    Thomaz Brasil/China 3 months ago

    Excellent video, these 4 are fantastic

  • Thomas Latraille
    Thomas Latraille 3 months ago

    For everybody saying no way this could happen, I read this article a few years ago basically it is an article about leaving Miami to retire in Malibu, when all this talk started happening I thought about it, if Jeanie Buss can make a Godfather type deal to Mr. Riley I think it is possible

  • Wally Payton
    Wally Payton 3 months ago

    ESPN..Every Second Pretend News

  • Anton Shurik
    Anton Shurik 3 months ago

    The Lakers are so comfortable with losing that its sickening 🤢😵

  • Justice Supreme
    Justice Supreme 3 months ago +1

    Miss Buss stop trying to make the big splash and get the best people for the damn job!

  • Anton Shurik
    Anton Shurik 3 months ago

    Bring em home

  • John Mack
    John Mack 3 months ago +1

    Riley going to LA would completely ruin Riley and his twilight years. The Lakers are cursed and bound for disappointment and frustration and criticism for another decade or more...😇

  • GRABA85
    GRABA85 3 months ago +1

    Just change the name of the show to 'Fake Take'. Neither Jerry West nor Pat Riley is coming. Lakers will not get a top tier free agent. Lebron is aging and the franchise is dysfunctional for years and also AD will not be traded to LAL.

  • Tré
    Tré 3 months ago

    I’m convinced people just make shit up collectively and everyone runs with it


    There are some VERY. STUPID. PEOPLE. commenting below. In-Sports PEOPLES WORD MEAN (NOTHING)!!! Just because Pat Riley "said" he's going to stay in Miami, does not mean he's not just saying that as a Negotiating tool, to get MORE MONEY & POWER from the Lakers before he Leaves Miami.

  • Stay Withwork
    Stay Withwork 3 months ago

    Does ESPN knows that there are talented player such as Kyrie, Steph, Durant to talk about? Lebron is not even the playoffs.

  • Rohan Allen
    Rohan Allen 3 months ago

    Gossip, gossip niggas just stop it lmao!!!

  • arabion knights
    arabion knights 3 months ago

    I am gonna say the same thing i say when Phil Jackson returned to coach the knicks..
    He doesn't have the players.
    And they don't have the shooters.
    This is wishful thinking..

  • jesse guy
    jesse guy 3 months ago

    Hey Stephen A, what did your sources tell you about Russian collusion?

  • TheVJProduction
    TheVJProduction 3 months ago

    A coach from a different generation of basketball era. This does not look good.

  • Teetee
    Teetee 3 months ago

    As a laker fan i dont want pat riley back. He is an outsider now and old news.

  • Kelly Sebzda
    Kelly Sebzda 3 months ago

    This is the sports analysts version of pros vs joes

  • Mix In The City
    Mix In The City 3 months ago +1


  • Jon Davis
    Jon Davis 3 months ago

    I hope it happens becuz the lakers need a damn miracle

  • Jon Davis
    Jon Davis 3 months ago

    Lakers don’t kniw their head from their ass and Lebron wants to be a movie star

  • James Allen jr.
    James Allen jr. 3 months ago

    I speak it into existence, the second the Clippings are out of the playoffs... "Jerry West is a Laker!"
    Please God, help us!

  • Jon Davis
    Jon Davis 3 months ago +1

    They need pat riley lol lakers are fukin lost

  • James Allen jr.
    James Allen jr. 3 months ago

    I'm told Jeanie says it's Someone in the playoffs... Jerry West is still in play!!

  • SacHitz
    SacHitz 3 months ago

    R.i.p Tony Kornheiser who's dying from cancer

  • Martin S
    Martin S 3 months ago

    Offer him half ownership? Isn't Pat 70?

  • Pancho p Lopez
    Pancho p Lopez 3 months ago

    LeBron socks

  • FrEaMcIiNsItSM is
    FrEaMcIiNsItSM is 3 months ago +1

    almost heard Molly.... then ZZZXxxzzzzzZZ ZZ zzzz

  • Moshé X
    Moshé X 3 months ago

    Why would he leave Miami? I just don’t see it

  • 1blackone
    1blackone 3 months ago


  • Zac Lodro
    Zac Lodro 3 months ago

    LaVar Ball should run the franchise

  • Kerron Wills
    Kerron Wills 3 months ago

    Damn LeBron and lakers still being talk about wow

  • Stewart Ross
    Stewart Ross 3 months ago

    Faaaarrrrkkkk. Stop talking over the top of each other, you arrogant lot.

  • IceFrazer
    IceFrazer 3 months ago

    Pat Riley to the Lakers? Pssshh they wish.

  • Merg
    Merg 3 months ago

    smells like Phil’s return to me

  • dee astley
    dee astley 3 months ago +1

    Every week Stephen A Smith makes these ridiculous names up in Lakers rumours. One time he mentioned coach K from Duke. Like cmon you seriously think he's coming to LA hahahaha

  • Killa Klan
    Killa Klan 3 months ago

    Lakers do need an OG back in the front office. Whether it's Magic, Kareem, Jerry West, Kobe, Phil Jackson etc. Help the morale/culture going forward. Just doesn't feel right without one of them doing SOMETHING.

  • Splash Family
    Splash Family 3 months ago

    Bob Myers, Pat Riley, Jerry West are not coming to the Lakers, stop it. ESPN has been extra cringey, and thats saying something.

  • Short Wave
    Short Wave 3 months ago

    when lakers will win?

  • DaReelMVP
    DaReelMVP 3 months ago

    Fuck the lakers and fuck the media for talking about a team that didn’t even make the playoffs. “He ain’t winning anything in Miami” he ain’t winning shit in LA either. Fuck the lakers