5 HOT TAKES From The NBA Trade Deadline (ft Markelle Fultz)


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  • Isaiah W. EJ25
    Isaiah W. EJ25  10 hours back


    • Jean Pagé
      Jean Pagé  14 hours back

      the raptors market is 37 million people as the raptors have exclusive cable coverage in Canada. Kawahi Leonard can have a niche in Canada. His brand is huge here, everyone is buying his shoes up north. Kawhi also is not a huge personality, comparable to mike trout in terms of bland-ness, but he is immensely popular north of the border, one hell of a lot more popular in terms of google trending or whatever than he would be in the states. He's not a big market (in the traditional sense) player. If he's smart, he'll build his brand of quiet effectiveness in Canada, make more money through shoe sales and other endorsements here, than he would as the third most popular player in L.A.. If Leonard is smart he'll stay in T.O. cause not only is he the biggest name in basketball in a market of 37 million, but because winning is the best way to build your brand and the raptors give him the most functional front office and the best chance of winning as the biggest star on the team.

      • Bnicklaus Gaming
        Bnicklaus Gaming  17 hours back

        Fultz becoming a starter isn’t a super hot take 😂 more people would agree with that than not I think

        • Akash Shah
          Akash Shah  18 hours back

          Lol I stopped paying attention after that terrible take on Toronto

          • itsRick 8
            itsRick 8  21 hours back

            6:36 travel?

            • ZeRoPointOOH
              ZeRoPointOOH  1 days back

              lol toronto isnt a small market at all. almost 3 million people

              • jibril liban
                jibril liban  2 days back

                Mike why u got to do my raptors like this first raptors aren’t a small market Toronto is one of the biggest cities in North America number 2 u said that Kawhi want to be in a bigger market if he wants to be the best why sign with a small shoe company Reebok? Instead of Nike number 3 u said our team is old pascal is ballin should have been a all star og is going to be great same with VanVleet our team is young u said that we don’t have all star caliber players when pascal is dropping 44 points number 4 why call us a small market team when it’s the whole country supporting the raptors that’s why Lowry and derozan didn’t want to leave because they can make so much money and number 5 kawhi doesn’t want to be famous why sign with Reebok and not have any social media in years that’s why Toronto is good for him and la isn’t and last he doesn’t like people hyping him up he’s not kd or LeBron he doesn’t need fans all he wants is to win a championship again and he can do that in Toronto not in la if kd stays LeBrons not wining a championship again mark my words he is staying with the raptors 🔥🙌🏿love ur vids but u got this one wrong

                • anselm joseph
                  anselm joseph  2 days back

                  That’s why it’s hard for Toronto teams I’m not getting my hope up for kahwai although I don’t know if he wants all that attention if he’s shy ☺️

                  • Tk Maddox
                    Tk Maddox  2 days back

                    Kawhi wants to build his brand?

                    • C Y
                      C Y  3 days back

                      Philly didn’t make a mistake, they fucked up his shot

                      • nate flowers
                        nate flowers  3 days back

                        This aren’t hot takes

                        • Owen Himschoot
                          Owen Himschoot  3 days back

                          Kawhi and Kyrie to Miami?

                          • Dom Rauth
                            Dom Rauth  3 days back

                            GO BUCKS

                            • Lamelo Ball
                              Lamelo Ball  3 days back

                              the raptors have pascal siakam, their 3rd to 2nd option and he's in his 3rd year

                              • TeamSesh97
                                TeamSesh97  3 days back

                                Lonzo Ball is Steph Curry with a....

                                • WILDYNOOBLET YT
                                  WILDYNOOBLET YT  4 days back

                                  Mike your so stupid saying that the raptors don’t have a young team, there is a man named Pascal Siakam and Fred VanFleet

                                  • Michol M
                                    Michol M  4 days back

                                    I honestly want markelle to have a good season

                                    • Lachlan Anderson
                                      Lachlan Anderson  4 days back

                                      Pretty sure Mike thinks "Toronto" spelled backwards is "sleep".

                                      • Gursey
                                        Gursey  4 days back

                                        hey now dont sleep on siakam mans nice wit it

                                        • Octohy •
                                          Octohy •  4 days back

                                          Few things id like to point out, THE TORONTO RAPTORS... Are coming out of the east, have BY FAR the best fans/fanbase in the league and also for all the people wondering, Kawhi is more than likely to stay because he is impressed with the team and there is no other team that could possibly give him an opportunity to contend like this, he is surrounded by great teammates and an awesome coach with everything more than here can ask for anyways thats just what I think about Kawhi.

                                          • Michael Miller
                                            Michael Miller  4 days back

                                            Hot take: the Knicks sign two max free agents and have the #1 pick with the cap space opening Porzingis trade.

                                            • Michael Miller
                                              Michael Miller  4 days back

                                              Toronto is a top five nba market!

                                              • Karlsanada13 - The Gamers Camp

                                                I am not a huge fans of Raptors but mygahd that take ticked me off for some reasons

                                                • Ashish Bista
                                                  Ashish Bista  4 days back

                                                  The raptors have nav bhantia he is there whole makert

                                                  • MSotelo503
                                                    MSotelo503  4 days back

                                                    76ers should've traded for Lonzo.

                                                    • Vincent V
                                                      Vincent V  5 days back

                                                      This man should’ve just done a “winners and losers from the trade deadline” video 🤦‍♂️

                                                      • yongjay7
                                                        yongjay7  5 days back

                                                        That Toronto - small market segment was one of the worst takes I've ever heard. Kawhi doesn't just have a whole country behind his back ( not saying everyone is a Raptors fan in Canada, but we have a ridiculous amount of Canadian support ) , Kawhi also has all his fans that follow him anywhere he goes. If you even pay attention to any of Toronto's away games ( which I doubt you do by the way you've presented that we have a small market), you can clearly see there are multiple fans that support the Raptors just taking a look at it. Canada is at it's peak going for the championship, you can see multiple Toronto jerseys in every team's stadium that the Raptors play at. A bunch of the times the home team is cheering for the Raptors when they score against THEIR home team... Using a search engine to see how much kawhi is searched against people like lonzo, and lebron blew my mind. "Hmm, let's see how many people search up a guy like Kawhi ( one of the quietest NBA players, has no social media or anything ) compared to LeBron ( FACE of the NBA ) and lonzo ball (popularized mainly because of his dad and anyone of watches NBA knows who this guy is)" To claim Toronto IS a small market was ridiculous.

                                                        • Fuggin’ Banana
                                                          Fuggin’ Banana  5 days back

                                                          Lonzo balls dad is the goat

                                                          • Richard Fan
                                                            Richard Fan  5 days back

                                                            Absolutely horrible video. Couldn't disagree more with your take on Toronto.

                                                            • Fuggin’ Banana
                                                              Fuggin’ Banana  5 days back

                                                              They traded Kristaps to get Zion Williamson

                                                              • G Callaghan
                                                                G Callaghan  5 days back

                                                                Really good video bro 🙌🏿

                                                                • Rob Grady
                                                                  Rob Grady  5 days back

                                                                  Not to mention, why would Kawhi want to be "Popular"? He has said so many times he hates the media

                                                                  • Rob Grady
                                                                    Rob Grady  5 days back

                                                                    Mike I love you man, been watching for a long ass time. But you don't know fucking SHIT about Toronto lol

                                                                    • Blackman Whitesuit
                                                                      Blackman Whitesuit  5 days back

                                                                      Markelle Fultz is lowkey a smaller Ben Simmons who hasn't gotten enough minutes yet. He's an all-star in the making. Honestly, his shot wasn't that bad, but mechanically he was uncomfortable and that means low confidence with shooting. Once he gets his shot back, which he will inevitably, he'll be better than Simmons. Something, something Lonzo is getting there too.

                                                                      KP and LD in Dallas won't go anywhere until they get that 3rd option. If the Mavs will fail to get that 3rd option, LD or KP will leave. Dallas, with their lack of picks, will have to find their 3rd star in the undrafted gem pool.

                                                                      Jonas, CJ, Delon vs Marc. I think Marc becomes the backbone of the Raptors and Lowry and/or Kawhi will move or get moved. Marc will hold up the Raptors until Siakam takes off and wins MIP, becoming the star of the team.

                                                                      Barnes, like Faried, is not a #1 option, but a great #2 option and a perfect de facto option. Barnes becomes an All-Star on the Kings, but only gets one. Dallas wastes another free agent and it's the reason their not going to attract free agents to play with LD and KP.

                                                                      Lakers will make the playoffs. Lonzo will show up big and Brandon Ingram will be ok. I think the biggest playoff fall off will be Kuzma. Maybe the Lakers get a steal in the draft.

                                                                      The Bucks got Eric Bledsoe and he didn't blossom into this crazy player. I don't think Mirotic will vault the Bucks into being the best team in the East. He played amazing at the beginning of the year, but Nikola will not get the Bucks to the Finals.

                                                                      • Kevin Willis
                                                                        Kevin Willis  5 days back

                                                                        Fultz going to be star just watch the only people saying he a bust are you causal fans 🤷🏾‍♂️

                                                                        • Guled Abdulahi
                                                                          Guled Abdulahi  5 days back

                                                                          Kawhi left san antonio because he wanted to build his brand? Nah he left because they misdiagnosed him and told the world he was choosing not to play when infact he was hurt. Also siakam just dropped 44 and hes 23. Him with kawhi gonna cause some problems in the future because kawhi staying. He said toronto is not a big city for basketball are u crazy? We produced lemme just list off a few guys from the last few years. Wiggins. Bennet. Murray. Lyles. And rj barret. Thats 3 top 3 picks. Are u crazy.

                                                                          • Guled Abdulahi
                                                                            Guled Abdulahi  5 days back

                                                                            Did dude just call toronto a small market? 4 million people buddy, same as LA And not to mention a whole country supports this team. Get ur facts right

                                                                            • TD Korger
                                                                              TD Korger  6 days back

                                                                              Hey Mike, u should do a reaction to Jack Taylors 138 points

                                                                              • jude loza
                                                                                jude loza  6 days back

                                                                                The only thing worst than Fultz is your brain

                                                                                • Octavio Piepenbrink
                                                                                  Octavio Piepenbrink  6 days back

                                                                                  I'm a bucks fan and I sencerely think that they will make the finals on a 7 game series over the raps, tough games but it's what it is

                                                                                  • Mothify
                                                                                    Mothify  6 days back

                                                                                    Korzemba = young Ron Swanson

                                                                                    • KodyJaJa
                                                                                      KodyJaJa  6 days back

                                                                                      When lonzo is 30 I’m going to be in the nba

                                                                                      • Brainz Rooney
                                                                                        Brainz Rooney  6 days back

                                                                                        Raptors Raptors going to the finals

                                                                                        • ahsan kafeel
                                                                                          ahsan kafeel  6 days back

                                                                                          your takes on toronto is horrible, you also said the kawhi raptors wouldnt be too good this year and that was wrong too, just stop talking about toronto lol

                                                                                          • Henry tcrafter
                                                                                            Henry tcrafter  6 days back

                                                                                            why would kawhi leave a team thats making a run for a championship for a team with a record of 10-45 and just lost 17 games in a row, or a team that just traded away their best player and is out of the playoffs, or a team that is falling apart because lebrons trying to trade away all their players, he wants to win and going to all those organizations would be a mistake and he'll know it. Rn hes situation is exactly the same as PGs and we know how that turned out

                                                                                            • Henry tcrafter
                                                                                              Henry tcrafter  6 days back

                                                                                              bruh you trippin. When has kawhi ever said he wants to play on a young team, bringing up us having a old team is irrelavent, he wants to be on a winning team, a team that can win a championship and be the best player on that team and is that not what he is and is the team hes on not a championship contender? Hes not in the same situation, no one knows what went wrong in san antonio because nor kawhi or the spurs organization ever said, We also see kawhi being more verbal now and looks like hes having more fun playing for the raptors, multiple times hes trown shade at the spurs by saying things like how our coach actually listens to his players and makes them better. That search shit was bullshit too btw cuz lonzo has a tv show and his dad has more clout them him. Hes not popular at all? dawg he got a whole ass country supporting him, thats more than any state in the us.

                                                                                              • lol Monsta
                                                                                                lol Monsta  6 days back

                                                                                                Yall hatin on his toronto take need to listen to what hesacctually sayin

                                                                                                • Carlos Gordon
                                                                                                  Carlos Gordon  6 days back

                                                                                                  kawhi is lame. He doesn't say or do much so thats why he's not popular