1. Now this is an instance when the hot-take formula of saying something wild just to get a reaction works out well, because the end result is solid entertainment.
On a previous episode of First Take, Max Kellerman declared that Kawhi Leonard was a better player under pressure than Kobe Bryant. When Kellerman made the comment, cohosts Jay Williams and Stephen A. Smith were left completely dumbfounded, as you'll see below.
Cut to the Clippers blowing a 3–1 series lead against the Nuggets and Leonard scoring just 14 points on 6-of-22 shooting from the field in Tuesday night's decisive Game 7.