Stephen A. says Serena Williams was wrong for 2018 US Open controversy | First Take | ESPN


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  • Dankika
    Dankika   2018-09-21T14:06:37.000Z

    Why america media treat black people like children? She clearly crazy person who cant accept a lose. she already lost the match before the point reduce, they say she lost because that point, flase. i mean how u keep watching your news? 90% lies.

  • abhi seng
    abhi seng   2018-09-21T13:57:52.000Z

    Fuck serena and fuck all the cry baby media channels. Way to go umpire. Good job. Fuck her ego fuck her feminism fuck her right in the pussy.

  • sigel81
    sigel81   2018-09-21T13:54:38.000Z

    stephen a vs two feminazis lol

  • itoy m
    itoy m   2018-09-21T13:43:11.000Z

    but they suspended amare for leaving the bench!

  • Snolana
    Snolana   2018-09-21T13:41:19.000Z

    She broke the rules. Doesn\'t matter what else has happened in the past with other players because that\'s not the fucking point. She broke the rules so she should be penalised.

  • tgholmes
    tgholmes   2018-09-21T13:34:09.000Z

    This was a good and fair conversation

  • leongt1954
    leongt1954   2018-09-21T13:29:20.000Z

    Now LeBron James is bringing the race thing into it now

  • DevilPoroNnj
    DevilPoroNnj   2018-09-21T13:29:11.000Z

    I cant believe that some fking americans still think Serena is right. OPEN YOUR FUCKING EYES. NAOMI EVEN APOLOGISED FOR FUCKING WINNING. This is such a fking shameful and atrocious act from what is supposingly a \"professional\" Serena Williams

  • angry mum
    angry mum   2018-09-21T13:26:33.000Z

    It is clear that Serena was wrong. What to discuss????

  • Ur Boy
    Ur Boy   2018-09-21T13:25:14.000Z

  • Adelino Vilaça
    Adelino Vilaça   2018-09-21T13:21:48.000Z

    0:05 Oh really? If I remember the crowd was 100% supporting Serena, not the umpire ... BTW Serena said to the umpire that he will never ever be in a court of Serena\'s as long as he lives!! I think that is considered a threat !!!

  • Tahzib Ayyan
    Tahzib Ayyan   2018-09-21T13:21:15.000Z

    God bless Stephen A Smith!

  • Michael Copus
    Michael Copus   2018-09-21T13:11:14.000Z

    Her behaviour just summed up why she\'ll never get the love federer and nadal get. Classless sore loser

  • Jason Z
    Jason Z   2018-09-21T13:10:33.000Z

    That dude didn\'t penalize her when she called him a thief and a liar. He penalized her after she berated him for a long time. She wouldnt stop and he was patient. I have never seen an official of any sport take it that long before they issued a consequence.

  • Jens K
    Jens K   2018-09-21T12:49:39.000Z

    Holy crap, the guy on the right is retarded. Only one who took anything from Osaka, was Serena. Ref was just doing his job.

  • Based Cam
    Based Cam   2018-09-21T12:41:35.000Z

    Two fucking idiots

  • infamous420 hip hop
    infamous420 hip hop   2018-09-21T12:28:05.000Z

    That white guy scared to speak the truth out of fear being called racist/sexist and losing his job, sad.

  • I Showed him my dick and called him a fag

    ESPN where they moved the ugly black chick from their best show to a ghost town then brought in the hot light skin bitch. But feminism lmao

  • Rhinojaxx
    Rhinojaxx   2018-09-21T12:09:26.000Z

    01:36 Stephen A thinking of some words that aren\'t in Oxford dictionary...

  • min H
    min H   2018-09-21T11:43:41.000Z

    If u think Serena is right in this case THEN IM SORRY BUT FUCK U..!!

  • Chris Phillips
    Chris Phillips   2018-09-21T11:13:35.000Z

    why do people ignore the fact that he took the game on the 3 code violation when comparing it what he has done to other players and not counting the number of code violations in each example. also, why is the word \'thief\' the only word and phrase that is concentrated on?! she called him a \'liar\', \'thief\', demanded an apology, said he would never umpire on a \'court of mine again\' (a moment to analysis the arrogance in that statement), laughed at him when he made a point/observation, accuses him of attacking her character when he is upholding rules, she shouts at him and then when he tries to talk she tells him not to talk to her. the word thief might have been the straw that broke the camels back, but if you claim that all of the above does not constitute verbal abuse of an umpire then i\'m afraid you are straight wrong.

  • Rugby Lads
    Rugby Lads   2018-09-21T11:08:25.000Z

    Molly be quiet

  • Vibhu Goel
    Vibhu Goel   2018-09-21T10:59:09.000Z

    every time Max speaks i wish there was that broken racket in his mouth.

  • Tanmay Mathur
    Tanmay Mathur   2018-09-21T10:38:39.000Z

    Cannot believe those 2 reporters were actually taking side with Serena fucking Williams. Stop spreading rumors in the name of women empowerment

  • James Graves
    James Graves   2018-09-21T10:20:19.000Z

    Sore loser making excuses.

  • Gregory Gannon
    Gregory Gannon   2018-09-21T10:08:40.000Z

    Max went first thinking Stephen A. was on the same page. Whoops!! That\'s what happens when you choose opinion over facts AGAIN, Max. Brady is falling off the cliff, what?! Serena tried to pull the Women Card and it back-fired. Now people will be slow glad when Tennis is a pretty sport again on the inside and outside.

  • Pranay Srivastava
    Pranay Srivastava   2018-09-21T10:02:29.000Z

    You mean to say the umpire can’t be sensitive, but players can be!!!

  • Linberk Go
    Linberk Go   2018-09-21T09:50:47.000Z


  • Jedazen
    Jedazen   2018-09-21T09:48:48.000Z

    Goooo Stephen!!!! You shutdown those other news reporters, and down with Serna!!!! The loser!!!!

  • Portoweeb
    Portoweeb   2018-09-21T09:48:03.000Z

    Don\'t forget that the other victim is Carlos Ramos!!!!!!! He was abused!!!!

  • Portoweeb
    Portoweeb   2018-09-21T09:47:46.000Z


  • Emlyn Perry
    Emlyn Perry   2018-09-21T09:37:30.000Z

    Fuck\'s sake. It\'s not about gender OR him. It\'s about TENNIS.

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    weirdeadbrain vids   2018-09-21T09:26:17.000Z

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  • kalluri sandeep
    kalluri sandeep   2018-09-21T08:57:11.000Z

    Because of that Idiot coach she got all that drama. When coaching is not allowed while playing the match why the coach is allowed to sit in their. All those charges should be charged for that coach. Poor Serena she was influenced by her coach. He is a coach he should know the Rules Idiot.

  • AwkwrdPrtMskrt
    AwkwrdPrtMskrt   2018-09-21T08:53:13.000Z

    Good Lord, Max. You look like you belong on Info Wars.

  • chi
    chi   2018-09-21T08:40:52.000Z

    Fines by Gender at Grand Slam Tournaments, from 1998-2018 Racket Abuse: 646 male, 99 female Audible obscenity: 344 male, 140 female Unsportsmanlike Conduct: 287 male, 67 female Coaching: 87 male, 152 female Ball Abuse: 49 male, 35 female Verbal Abuse: 62 male, 16 female Visible Obscenity: 20 male, 11 female No Press Conference: 6 male, 10 female Time Violations: 7 male, 3 female Best Effort: 2 male, 0 female Default: 2 male, 0 female Doubles Attire: 2 male, 1 female Late for Match: 1 male, 1 female First-Round Retirement: 2 male, 0 female Total Penalties Issued: 1517 male, 535 female Statistics taken from Christopher Clarey\'s article in the New York Times (\"Are Women Penalized More Than Men in Tennis? Data Says No\", 14/09/2018) Tell me more about how sexism favors men.

  • EkOnOX
    EkOnOX   2018-09-21T08:38:10.000Z

    100% wrong

  • RH Gamer
    RH Gamer   2018-09-21T08:37:39.000Z

    Stephen is why I subscribe I want to see more of this man right here!

  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark   2018-09-21T08:32:34.000Z

    I dont know why they dont talk about how dimitrov, a guy and a top ten player was kicked out of a game, semifinals of a tournament for coaching and complaining

  • Biraj Singha
    Biraj Singha   2018-09-21T08:29:12.000Z

    Max, pls tell some valid points, wtf are you bragging about? 😡

  • Debasish Chapeyar
    Debasish Chapeyar   2018-09-21T07:52:43.000Z

    ohhhhhh the irony .... is that the White host seems far more triggered to call it racism and sexism than the black gentleman explaining them to the point. :D :D

  • William Dalituicama
    William Dalituicama   2018-09-21T07:43:40.000Z

    Max STFU

  • Ian Bradbury
    Ian Bradbury   2018-09-21T07:42:34.000Z

    The white knight beta male.trying to virtue signal.........what a cuck

  • joy freech
    joy freech   2018-09-21T07:16:03.000Z

    NO, you are all wrong. SERENA SHOULD WIN, why? Because she\'s black, a woman and a mother, thats why. A mother would never cheat or do something wrong. The coach are admitting that he is coaching, but come on, SERENA is a woman, she never do that. She broke a racket just because she can, its freedom. She called the umpire racist, sexist, thief, liar, these words are not so bad. NAOMI is better than her, but she\'s not black, because asian are lower than black people. They don\'t feel how its like to be a minority because basically their skin are whiter.

  • Brett Troeger
    Brett Troeger   2018-09-21T07:00:16.000Z

    max is a bitch

  • Colonel Walter E.
    Colonel Walter E.   2018-09-21T06:38:40.000Z

    Serina cheated Osaka out of her climactic victory moment

  • AlphaLobo
    AlphaLobo   2018-09-21T06:31:56.000Z

    Stephen A.... My man you got it so perfectly right. 👍

  • YoDatCHT
    YoDatCHT   2018-09-21T05:45:57.000Z

    ESPN you SUCK

  • Joshua Ford
    Joshua Ford   2018-09-21T04:45:44.000Z

    This guy is a fuckin idiot serena was totally in the wrong. No she didn\'t have a good reason. Tennis isn\'t basketball. Osaka is victimised but by serena. What a joke

  • Bob Grabowski
    Bob Grabowski   2018-09-21T04:19:25.000Z

    Stephen A. Smith is The most Intelligent man in Sports Commentating today. I totally believe IF Smith were to make a Senate run he\'d beat anyone put in front of him because he\'s Rational.

  • Lagat KaU
    Lagat KaU   2018-09-21T03:57:33.000Z

    I really thought Max was more sensible than S.A but wow i lost respect tsk.

  • greasy
    greasy   2018-09-21T03:43:43.000Z

    Thank you Stephen A.

  • Mr Will
    Mr Will   2018-09-21T03:41:22.000Z

    espn has transformed into the politically correct thought police. The white guy avoided saying mucha shit about the blowup this crazy had. We cant have a honky talking bad ablout a black on tv now can we. The black dude did lay into her more. They were all so stuningly uncomfortable to have to address this.

  • Marisol Diaz
    Marisol Diaz   2018-09-21T03:27:40.000Z

    Sore Looser! Martina Higgins anyone

  • Ina K
    Ina K   2018-09-21T02:52:40.000Z

    The first guy is talking. 💩💩💩💩

  • AnyOtherName LikeMashugana
    AnyOtherName LikeMashugana   2018-09-21T02:47:57.000Z

    Max the cuck soyboy, rules are rules if you can\'t that pull up your tong and get out of here

  • Manish Chary
    Manish Chary   2018-09-21T02:16:53.000Z

    I am really puzzled at how everyone is so afraid to state the obvious that Serena is 100% wrong.

  • 555harv
    555harv   2018-09-21T01:55:25.000Z

    When is Stephen A going to admit that Serena takes steroids — drugs. What you saw was Roid Rage.

  • UndertaleSkeleBros
    UndertaleSkeleBros   2018-09-21T01:39:42.000Z

    The ump didn\'t ruin Naomi\'s momment serena did! Ramos was completely in the right 1: just cause everyone coaches doesn\'t make it not cheating 2: the second one goes for EVERYONE if you abuse your racket you get a penalty 3: Ramos was letting ALLOT go with her yelling and berating him 4: no Ramos didn\'t take a game she lost the game Serena is a toddler and threw a tempertantrum and got smacked down for it

  • Jev Lin
    Jev Lin   2018-09-21T01:38:09.000Z

    Retired allready u fat bitch, disgusting

  • Kyrie Fan
    Kyrie Fan   2018-09-21T01:31:40.000Z

    I think these two guys on first take HAVE to pick opposing arguments, even if they agree, for the sake of an entertaining show. That being said it’s hard to judge these two as a person by their opinion cause it’s difficult to tell if they’re just forced to take a certain position or they legitimately feel that way.

  • Davy Jones
    Davy Jones   2018-09-21T01:24:34.000Z

    She is a cheater and a loser. Her career is over .....

  • Monica Tsosie
    Monica Tsosie   2018-09-21T01:15:46.000Z

    This tranny got hurt because it was beaten by an actual woman

  • Samurai Spike
    Samurai Spike   2018-09-21T01:12:04.000Z

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! What an ignorant prick!! Serena Williams disgraced her name and the US! Damn beta male!

  • Dushan Fernando
    Dushan Fernando   2018-09-21T01:01:39.000Z

    Well said, Stephen A. Max is a fucking lunatic.

  • Orlando Bulldog
    Orlando Bulldog   2018-09-21T00:49:15.000Z

    The lady has been the best for so long, she could not handle it, she was loosing. She thinks she is special and the rules must vend to her.

  • Orlando Bulldog
    Orlando Bulldog   2018-09-21T00:46:51.000Z

    Max you are wooosy! wow!

  • rikkierikkie
    rikkierikkie   2018-09-21T00:42:08.000Z

    Why is that retard screaming??? Oh the other retard starts screaming aswell im outta here

  • Willy Wanker
    Willy Wanker   2018-09-21T00:37:51.000Z

    Max the virtous king.

  • jmcsquared
    jmcsquared   2018-09-21T00:30:22.000Z

    Thank God for Stephan A. Smith. And thank Satan for Max Kellerman.

  • Auron Schluntz
    Auron Schluntz   2018-09-21T00:20:42.000Z

    Stop passing the blame to everyone and everything except the clear person that broke the rules, acted like a spoiled brat and made a sexist comment. It’s so easy to blame men for everything.

  • Michael Marino
    Michael Marino   2018-09-21T00:08:59.000Z

    Max Kellerman is such a dweeb. When Stephen A is the most rational person at the table you know you got problems.

  • nocetejace
    nocetejace   2018-09-21T00:04:14.000Z

    Osaka outplayed Williams. End of Story.

  • Potatius
    Potatius   2018-09-20T23:59:25.000Z

    She threatened the umpire with making sure he\'d be unemployed for the rest of his life. She should be banned from tennis all together.

  • Jorgidan 92
    Jorgidan 92   2018-09-20T23:58:25.000Z

    At least one guy with common sense and not fucking brainwashed. She was wrong. That\'s it. Made no difference if she was a woman or black or whatever. Besides Osaka was wiping the floor with her regardless. Also the reason she is not considered the GOAT and Federer or Nadal are is because they\'re much better, it\'s simple biology. She is the greatest female player, the others are the best human players all genders included.

  • Potatius
    Potatius   2018-09-20T23:57:41.000Z

    the umpire just applied the rules. Serena Williams with her temper took it from Osaka. What an asshole.

  • Appel1989
    Appel1989   2018-09-20T23:56:28.000Z

    \"Carlos Ramos took away a great moment from Naomi Osaka. That really was whats going on\" Whhaaaattttttt?!?! o.O I think he miss spoke himself and wanted to say \"Serena Williams took away the great moment from Naomi Osaka\"

  • Username 1
    Username 1   2018-09-20T23:44:41.000Z

    She was just being a bitch in the same way a dude is an athlete

  • Laverne Robinson
    Laverne Robinson   2018-09-20T23:33:57.000Z

    Steve Smith shut up

  • dampu dulom
    dampu dulom   2018-09-20T23:15:09.000Z

    why the guy is screaming ?? stfu twat, Serena was wrong, we have eyes and senses to see. that twat nearly made me deaf.

  • MikeyMan
    MikeyMan   2018-09-20T23:14:17.000Z

    Stephen A . You got it right when you say Serena was wrong. You could not weezle your way out of this one and say this woman was right , just because she is Black , as you are on a ESPN crusade to make sure you always select the black athlete over any white athlete. But her behavior was so bad and animal like , you could not risk whatever credibility you had left . But I commend you Stephen A for speaking the truth this times, even though it’s about Serena . Screw anyone’s talent if they are going to behave as Serena did. She is a fucking Gorilla with human shoes. She is as ugly as fuck , but no one will admit it. And as far as being the GOAT , huh !!! Martina Navratilova would have kicked Serena’s ass in her sleep. But she can’t be the GOAT of women’s Tennis in your eyes , because she is not black. Plus , you never really watched Tennis when Martina Played. You were trying to dunk a BBall at whatever shitty University that gave you a scholarship to be their waterboy !

  • Kakashi2Gaiden
    Kakashi2Gaiden   2018-09-20T23:12:10.000Z

    Max go read up on the rules. Serena kept mouthing off, where as Novak and Nadal argued once and kept cool heads.

  • 78tag
    78tag   2018-09-20T23:09:20.000Z

    Who is this POS, milk toast, white boy, liberal ESPN commentator on this panel? This is the direction ESPN has taken in the last few years and why I don\'t watch ESPN anymore. He probably gives his kids participation awards and doesn\'t allow score keeping at the games. EDIT: I finished watching and Steven put it in his face. If that fellow commentator in this conversation is what ESPN stands for, this company has gone even further over the edge than I previously thought. THE RULES DON\'T MATTER IF THE MOMENT IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH??????? Give me a break!!!! I stand by my earlier comment - he is a weak POS, liberal turd of no moral character.

  • Coinraker
    Coinraker   2018-09-20T23:08:53.000Z

    \"And as a black man....\", Stephen A Smith. So Serena brought up gender and Stephen A had to bring up race. Why do I even click on this tired crap?

  • Mr Human
    Mr Human   2018-09-20T23:07:35.000Z

    I always hated Serena . Always had a feeling something bad is inside her

  • Kevin Truong
    Kevin Truong   2018-09-20T23:05:57.000Z

    It\'s so funny that, Serena cannot take a loss. You can\'t not be a champion forever. Some day, there will be someone younger, faster will out play her. Like \"Naomi Osaka\" Serena knew that she could not beat Naomi Osaka that is why she did what she did!!! I hope she will learn her mistakes, and play better next time if she still play tennis.

  • Yallneversaynever S.P
    Yallneversaynever S.P   2018-09-20T22:56:57.000Z

    Finally, someone with a brain is being heard

  • Beanie
    Beanie   2018-09-20T22:31:08.000Z

    I remember liking Max Kellerman back in the days that he did ATH. Back when he really didn\'t share his opinion. As soon as he started doing that... fuck I don\'t think I\'ve ever seen someone so consistently wrong about shit.

  • omine OL
    omine OL   2018-09-20T22:25:33.000Z

    No one will ever care if this serina was white Good luck united nation of africa

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    Famous TV   2018-09-20T22:12:24.000Z

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  • Steverino Arch
    Steverino Arch   2018-09-20T21:58:48.000Z

    \"Sexism, \"racism\", whatever \"ism\" are crutches. They are a shortcut to ignorance of the real issues, and solve NOTHING!

  • Skyler Janosek
    Skyler Janosek   2018-09-20T21:57:43.000Z

    She doesn\'t have to follow the rules or act like a civilized human being in public. That\'s her black female privilege. How dare white people expect anything else from her. Racists!

  • Kumamon Satan :3
    Kumamon Satan :3   2018-09-20T21:55:32.000Z

    Speak the truth

  • Jim Craig
    Jim Craig   2018-09-20T21:51:03.000Z

    What is needed is more umpires like Ramos who enforce the rules and are not intimidated by overblown egos and childish tantrums. Williams was 100% wrong and she knows it. She destroyed the final as a competitive spectacle

  • Skyler Janosek
    Skyler Janosek   2018-09-20T21:50:44.000Z

    She\'s got a lot of testosterone. Is she even a woman?

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    Mapleberry Farm - Off Grid   2018-09-20T21:29:34.000Z

    They actually make you touch second base now ;)

  • Daniel Sansanese
    Daniel Sansanese   2018-09-20T21:28:14.000Z

    Max your an ultra Liberal of the sports analyst sect. With no regards for rules.,GO BACK TO ANALYZING BOXING. SOMETHING YOU KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT. p.s...YOU SUCK!

  • Joao Menezes
    Joao Menezes   2018-09-20T21:23:16.000Z

    Max: 1st, no need to yell. 2nd, you are wrong.

  • KH80
    KH80   2018-09-20T21:19:15.000Z

    Is that ranting guy on the right (for viewers) on speed or sth? Or did he swallow too many oestrogen pills?

  • galen stone
    galen stone   2018-09-20T21:11:01.000Z

    Why are they screaming? This show sucks.