Luka Doncic’s game-winner vs. the Grizzlies wasn’t lucky, it was skill - Max | First Take
Luka Doncic’s game-winner vs. the Grizzlies wasn’t lucky, it was skill - Max | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Luka Doncic’s wild game-winning shot against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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0:00 Max Kellerman says it wasn’t a lucky shot.
0:48 Stephen A. thinks the shot was lucky.
2:15 Max says Doncic is one of the greatest players in the NBA.
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  • Romulo Pracuelles
    Romulo Pracuelles

    No worry he is always dumb! Ur right max its skill.

  • Joseph Tannous
    Joseph Tannous

    Bro luck is when u shoot from before half court or without looking at the basket but this one is pure skill repeat it again the dribble and the floater it was just too difficult and skill

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin

    “They say when you play with skills good luck will happen” Jay Z guns&roses blueprint 2

  • mikin lirou
    mikin lirou

    count on luck, instead they create their luck" The Color Of Money (1986)

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo

    You have to be skilled and practiced to have luck land in your favor more often, that’s why the great ones always seem to find more of it

  • musicalmelodies

    No max wrong again. Ugh this guy

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss

    You have to be skilled and practiced to have luck land in your favor more often, that’s why the great ones always seem to find more of it

  • Torin O'Connor
    Torin O'Connor

    The luck was the grizzlies missing the free throws

  • King 720s
    King 720s

    Max’s point is so right. Even Stephen A was like well alright

  • gtoss chddy
    gtoss chddy

    Luka "I was lucky" Max "no, you are skilled"

  • sotuur aeei
    sotuur aeei

    “They say when you play with skills good luck will happen” Jay Z guns&roses blueprint 2

  • Bolia Fops
    Bolia Fops

    Actually made some like that over Kawhi too shii is crazy (when Kawhi was in Raptors) probably Luka's 1st or 2nd year

  • J Ist
    J Ist

    How can you even consider it a luck? I'm mean he did what he precisely wanted to. We can talk about it being a low percentage shot, and low possibility of it acctually going in, but how does that correlate with luck? Luck would be if he aimed for the hoop, but got it in of backboard, or lets say it bounced of the back Rim, hit the top of the backboard and went it. That, I would consider luck. But him making a shot the exact way he wanted to make it, has nothing to do with luck.

  • StalkingNordic

    Calling this shot "lucky" is reverse racism at its best!

  • yaliso gioouy
    yaliso gioouy

    Luka is a beast !!!! Dude can ball out. Easily one of the best players in the league.

  • bilisha coli
    bilisha coli

    count on luck, instead they create their luck" The Color Of Money (1986)

  • David Blank
    David Blank

    When Opportunity meets Preparation = Luka!

  • v vanjijo
    v vanjijo

    Floater in the 3 point line will be a common skill soon

  • Edwin Capidos
    Edwin Capidos

    It's not Lucky, it's Luka. Ok I'm out of here.

  • Charlie 502
    Charlie 502

    Not lucky. He looked right at the goal.

  • beedsj roiue
    beedsj roiue

    count on luck, instead they create their luck" The Color Of Money (1986)

  • Af Alam
    Af Alam


  • Rhy war
    Rhy war

    It was more skill than luck

  • otsirhc

    Luka is hitting crazy last sec shots all his career

  • HotHeaded GAMERS
    HotHeaded GAMERS

    It’s funny when it’s a white guy hitting a game winner it’s lucky common Stephen A is a racist.

  • bssni touir
    bssni touir

    count on luck, instead they create their luck" The Color Of Money (1986)

  • Resilient Athlete
    Resilient Athlete

    did she say she doesnt believe in luck? who hires these people

  • Ken jeric Aran
    Ken jeric Aran

    It makes me wonder on how much difference will it make if he is Black. Juat makes me wonder

  • Amparo Mace
    Amparo Mace

    why do they talk at all?

  • babalola damilola
    babalola damilola

    Oh well, only a FEW people in the world can get dat lucky....mean like Steph, Harden, Kwahii, Dame, u get d drift Stephen A!!?

  • Frank Tao
    Frank Tao

    this show really ran out of things to talk about

  • No Filter A Nintendo Podcast
    No Filter A Nintendo Podcast

    This is seriously the topics yall are covering now? And you wonder why nba ratings are dropping like its hot

  • Bijan Rezai
    Bijan Rezai

    Luck = Preparation + Opportunity

  • Modestas Malakauskas
    Modestas Malakauskas

    If I had to guess the chance for that shot to go in ONCE he was in that position with no one guarding him anymore was like 1 in 10, maybe 1 in 8 or whatever. So in that sense, it was lucky and, most of the time he wouldn't make it. But the fact he created that opportunity in the first place was extremely skillful, I think most players would jack up a shot instantly over the defenders' arms and hit it 1 in 50 times or something. He put himself in the position to get lucky because of his clock awareness and got rewarded.

  • rok podlesnik
    rok podlesnik

    Luck is: to be on the right place, at the right time, ready with all your skills!!!

  • Saber Mirage
    Saber Mirage

    it was luck

  • Dalton Lilly
    Dalton Lilly

    If you think this is luck you don't play basketball.

  • D Wnright
    D Wnright

    Max agree 100% - SKILL

  • ninjedi

    technically, every 3point shot requires luck

  • 156football

    Derrick rose banks in a 3 pointer from almost directly straight top of the key (where no one would bank it on purpose) and it gets shown for years. Luka swishes a 3pt floater and alot of people call it luck. Ok.

  • Dhruv Patel
    Dhruv Patel

    That’s skill... made sure he was behind the line as well. Awareness

  • Tadej Božičko
    Tadej Božičko

    Not a skill, because skill can be taught. That was superpower.

  • JT

    everyone knows that Max. he is top 5 player in the world. luck is if Westbrook pulled up from half court. you guys are lucky.

  • Tomi K
    Tomi K

    Luka would made this shoot 50% of the times so I Don't see how it's lucky. Lucky is when the ball bounces of someone's head in to the bucket.

  • Nickos Bmp
    Nickos Bmp

    i have seen luka live at madrid he has shot multiple times this kind of shots during warm up .He learned it from Printezis legendery hook search itup

  • SmallAccountMaster

    Honestly u can't argue either way just accept the greatness

  • M_J S
    M_J S

    Luck favors the brave & more importantly the skilled who create their own luck

  • Behlauski

    Max is right...Luka is a Humble young Stud so all the.. "Oh he was trying to draw a foul" "Oh he curled, why would he curl, thats luck" Guys..... 4years from now, this dude is gonna have done this 6-8times in the clutch. Max, I appreciate you on this topic next to steve's malachy

  • BRAd From The Valley Bradley Turnham
    BRAd From The Valley Bradley Turnham

    Jim Caviesel after the cross the ledgend the max payne killlerman, how was John ahead of the game

  • Bryan Mosende
    Bryan Mosende

    what people dont get is that "LUCK" is a "SKILL" in and of itself.

  • Henry Truong
    Henry Truong

    Much like poker, you can have all the skill in the world. At the end of the day, you will still need some luck from the cards.

  • Bradley Jaumol
    Bradley Jaumol

    Max with a good take for once

  • Ol Goat
    Ol Goat

    I'm calling him the Step-back-Step-forward King

  • Who Cares
    Who Cares

    You need the skill to make it possible, few players have it...if any besides Luka at this point (for those specific type of shots, he is truly a master of those HORSE shots in games lol). You need luck for it to get in at the right time. Of course it is a combination of is everything else.

  • joseph labajosa
    joseph labajosa

    Stephen a is not fond of luka, i wonder why? 🤔

  • ArGh

    This tells me that SAS always got picked last if ever

  • Ant Anderson
    Ant Anderson

    Luka Dat Dagger!

  • Antero Neves
    Antero Neves

    Luck takes a lot of work.

  • Head Of The Table
    Head Of The Table

    SAS being the racists that he truly is.

  • Brad Cornell
    Brad Cornell

    Highly skilled people have better luck cause they have honed their craft. That shot was pure luck.

  • Stane Hering
    Stane Hering

    If this shot was luck then all threes are luck.


    Stephen A wouldnt say it was luck if it was steph who made that shot

  • GLaw Somnia
    GLaw Somnia

    I kinda agree with both haha that doesnt happen often xD

  • Jeremiah Blue
    Jeremiah Blue

    luka is rlly good at trick shots and that was all skill

  • Ninjachickenfingers

    Funny how great players get lucky more often than average players

  • Andre Alves
    Andre Alves

    So y'all saying that Zaza Pachulia and Luka have the same chance of hitting this shot?

  • Steve T
    Steve T

    If curry did it that wouldn’t be lucky

  • Kristian Petkov
    Kristian Petkov

    Luka: '17% is buuuuckkeeeeeets'

  • Xelovell

    Of course the opposite color gotta disagree lmao. Pathetic

  • zackyRoy

    luca is always falling, falling in buckets 🤣😎🤣😎🤣✨

  • Michael John Puspus
    Michael John Puspus

    Max made a good point!

  • Shang Tsung
    Shang Tsung

    If it’s “lucky” I guess Luka gets lucky countless times

  • M.D. Bell
    M.D. Bell

    This seems like a shot he always makes to “win” at practice and he finally did it in a game

  • Azario Kellman
    Azario Kellman

    10% luck 50% skill 5% concentrated power of will

  • Joshua Domingo
    Joshua Domingo

    Max is correct combination of skills and luck cause probably luka is already practice that floater shot before

  • luirmi1

    It`s not the first time he made that shot. In Real Madrid already made a couple like this.

  • Gregor Ayling
    Gregor Ayling

    It wasn't luck. That was literally exactly what he was trying to do when he put the shot up. Sure it was unlikely that he would actually pull it off but that doesn't mean that it was luck that he did.

  • Kushal leo
    Kushal leo

    2:20 Ok 😂😂😂

  • Jay Cee
    Jay Cee

    Whatever, it was freakin luck.

  • ZinoAmare

    I like that she said I don't believe in luck xD

  • Jake

    Not the most stacked team, but low-key and humble. I really hope they don't get shafted with this new play-in nonsense...

  • Liberty Justice for all
    Liberty Justice for all

    Wouldn't be surprised if mark cuban gave him a raise

  • bady1965

    Luck or not Dallas win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ruslans Gelbis
    Ruslans Gelbis

    Soooo...he managed to hit that.. he was lucky...if he would bricked that...he would be unlucky or would it be a bad shot? =D

  • David Krušnik
    David Krušnik

    Great one's made their own luck!

  • KingCapricorn115

    Who ever said luck didn't involve skill? Max is reaching. He's a skilled individual and by virtue of that puts himself in better position to meet with luck...but that shot falling is still luck. He just earned it

  • Bien Licop
    Bien Licop

    Luck is if shaq or joaqim noah did it. He ia a long range high percentage shooter + skillful.

  • prison mike
    prison mike

    it was lucky, but it was also skill. dont even try to argue that this was all skill.

  • MCM Jakke
    MCM Jakke

    Even Kobe admitted that his gamewinner over Wade in 2009 was didnt look much like luck tho

  • Charles Waldo
    Charles Waldo

    “They say when you play with skills good luck will happen” Jay Z guns&roses blueprint 2

  • Leon Ince
    Leon Ince

    2 grown men arguing about "lucky" while putting other people's salaries to shame. Brilliant!

  • M C
    M C

    Luka was skill not luck. Kawhi's series winner against 76ers was lucky.

  • Beejay Quimpo
    Beejay Quimpo

    If you look at his feet, it was an intentional shot out of necessity. He wanted a 3. He had little space left after dribbling through two defenders and he could no longer square up with his right foot or else he would go over the line. An amazing shot with a bit of luck

  • James Carton
    James Carton

    As usual SAS has no idea what he is talking about, take him off the air.

  • Calvin Scherbarth
    Calvin Scherbarth

    Efren Reyes once said, "The better I get, the luckier I get..."

  • IsaacDxb yayo
    IsaacDxb yayo

    That’s skill, dudes practice such shots in training. U be having the rim proximity in ur mind. That’s why some dudes can score no-looks

  • Zeb Wakely
    Zeb Wakely

    Luck is an odd thing. I find the harder I work the more I have

  • rok krzisnik
    rok krzisnik

    perhaps it was Lucka, a portmanteau of luck of Luka, also his native language's word for light

  • Jorge Perez
    Jorge Perez

    And Lebron says he made one of the best game winners Lmaooo. Lefraud Missed Most Clutch Shots Ever or pass it to Not get blame when He has the Shot and ALL the Blame. Luka>Lechoke

  • brody hart
    brody hart

    If Lukla Doncic was black, Stephen A would think hes the best NBA player ever i bet LOL.