Rockets are my early favorite to come out of the West - Isiah Thomas | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST


  1. First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright26 hari yang lalu

    Will Russell Westbrook and James Harden win a title for the Rockets?

  2. iIi ENT

    iIi ENT11 hari yang lalu


  3. vissysoundkiller

    vissysoundkiller15 hari yang lalu

    Not with Mike Dantoni as coach!

  4. Juan Rena

    Juan Rena16 hari yang lalu

    @Snoodballla ! As a discussion stick to the facts and do your best to support it. There are no facts that support what you have stated. Harden has the ball for 16 seconds you say... if i look up usage percentage and minutes played and subtract non offensive possessions and divide that time it wouldn't average 16 seconds per possession for harden. Dont feed into what the media believes. Go watch hardens offensive highlights and send the first one you see him holding the ball for 16 seconds.

  5. Snoodballla !

    Snoodballla !16 hari yang lalu

    @Juan Rena i wish it would work but its not looking likely. both need the ball in there hands. westbrook is always moving forward, harden dribbles in circles. you have a 30% 3pnt shooter waiting to shoot a 3 with the clock running out on each play. its just not going to work. 30% is bad. real bad.

  6. Juan Rena

    Juan Rena16 hari yang lalu

    @Snoodballla ! when did he forget how to shoot 3s? Are you listening to the media? Stat wise westbrook made 130 3s last year on his 3rd worst 3pt percentage year hes always averaged around 31% from 3 he hasnt changed or forgot how to shoot 3s. Defenses have been trying to collapse the paint on westbrook long before he came to Houston....doesnt work.

  7. Altrese Johnson

    Altrese JohnsonHari Yang lalu

    Lmao dumb pairing

  8. Destinie Craig

    Destinie Craig3 hari yang lalu

    Westbrook MVP

  9. Pablo Cardona

    Pablo Cardona5 hari yang lalu

    It didn't work then and it's not gonna work now.. #twoballhog

  10. Markel Thomas

    Markel Thomas6 hari yang lalu

    Isiah was just saying how Westbrook is not a smart point guard. But now he on the rockets he wants to respect Westbrook greatness.

  11. NewWorldRob

    NewWorldRob9 hari yang lalu

    Talent < Optimum effort < High I.Q.

  12. Keith Thornton

    Keith Thornton10 hari yang lalu

    Houston always gone be good . Adding Westbrook just made them a lil better .

  13. Keith Thornton

    Keith Thornton10 hari yang lalu

    Rocket will be a top 5 team in the west but my lakers are coming for everybody .

  14. Elann Suvat

    Elann Suvat11 hari yang lalu

    Isiah Thomas with his wisdom as usual. I wish they'd have him on more.

  15. Leandy Perez

    Leandy Perez11 hari yang lalu

    Did everybody forget that Russ got shut down by Damian Lillard

  16. Damien Hawkes

    Damien Hawkes12 hari yang lalu

    So Isaiah thinks lebron is better than Jordan.....but the rockets are coming out of the west 🤔

  17. Marion Hill

    Marion Hill12 hari yang lalu

    Cris; I remember when my brother use to allow Isaiah to babysit me

  18. Cheyosworld

    Cheyosworld12 hari yang lalu

    I think they will get the best record in the west.

  19. Cheyosworld

    Cheyosworld12 hari yang lalu

    but not go the furthest in the western playoffs.

  20. GTR life

    GTR life12 hari yang lalu

    I don't see anybody stopping the Rockets. Remember this team was the only team to push the Warriors to 7 games during their dynasty. Trading out CP3 for a prime Westbrook just made them even better.

  21. Zwell God

    Zwell God13 hari yang lalu

    Houston gonna be the team to beat

  22. King Sherwood

    King Sherwood14 hari yang lalu

    People talk poop about Lakers defense .. Since when does Harden or Westbrook been known as defensive players?? Lakers will mow them over.

  23. Taonoi Klairak

    Taonoi Klairak14 hari yang lalu

    Going to be fun to watch.

  24. M L

    M L15 hari yang lalu

    Two ball dominant players on the court together will never work.

  25. Paul Hardrick

    Paul Hardrick15 hari yang lalu

    Thanks To Isaiah Thomas This Finally Made Sense Simply Because He's An Hall Of Famer And The Others Are Learned From Watching The Greats But Never Played But Informed By Their Own Ways And Means.

  26. MJ GetRight

    MJ GetRight16 hari yang lalu

    Great statistic! “22% of shots guarded”

  27. Mister Clutch

    Mister Clutch17 hari yang lalu

    Knock on wood! Houston is LOADED. Let's go Rockets!

  28. Kagiso Edward

    Kagiso Edward17 hari yang lalu

    Thomas correctly picked the Raptors last season, FYI.

  29. D.A. Justice Ministries

    D.A. Justice Ministries17 hari yang lalu

    Frazier/Monroe comparison: Wow! Never would’ve thought of that. Interesting.

  30. Marcin Skóra

    Marcin Skóra17 hari yang lalu

    Isiah Thomas: "Great talent respects great talent. So when great talent walks through the door, you respect that." Say a guy who hatched a plan on all star game to avoid passing a ball to MJ because of jealousy..... oh i love this ''i know it all the best'' former player ''specialist''

  31. BangBangers Autozone

    BangBangers Autozone18 hari yang lalu

    What’s the name of that movie where tthe black news reporter they started turning him into a white guy? That Chris Carter

  32. BangBangers Autozone

    BangBangers Autozone18 hari yang lalu

    Russel Westbrook just has a low basketball 🏀 IQ

  33. vissysoundkiller

    vissysoundkiller18 hari yang lalu

    Finally, Isiah is right about Westbrook. Westbrook wont be the problem. Harden dribbling the ball to death, AND Dantoni wont have them, or the team, reach their FULL potential. Dantoni will be their biggest problem.

  34. Jack 23

    Jack 2318 hari yang lalu

    I don't think they can work together

  35. tpjedi

    tpjedi19 hari yang lalu

    Looking forward to seeing Rockets this coming season!

  36. Angel Garcia

    Angel Garcia19 hari yang lalu

    Yuuuh let's go Houston!!!!

  37. Andres Jorge Cabezas

    Andres Jorge Cabezas19 hari yang lalu

    CC u needed Randy Moss. Everyone can use a Randy Moss .

  38. Andres Jorge Cabezas

    Andres Jorge Cabezas19 hari yang lalu

    When IT and CC were in kindergarten, IT was making picks for upcoming NBA playoffs. CC knows.

  39. Ceasar LaFlame

    Ceasar LaFlame19 hari yang lalu

    I don't wanna hear Isiah Thomas talking about coaching

  40. G Hami

    G Hami19 hari yang lalu

    Rockets need to replace PJ Tucker. He’s not qualified to be an NBA Starter. He needs to be coming off the bench

  41. G Hami

    G Hami18 hari yang lalu

    makis papachristou that’s would be powerful

  42. makis papachristou

    makis papachristou19 hari yang lalu

    Ibaka would be nice. He's a free agent next season and he should consider joining Houston and his old teammates Harden & Russ.

  43. Joe LaPonza

    Joe LaPonza19 hari yang lalu

    "You might be too young, Nick, but.... " ... **Nicks ears burn and he thinks to himself... 'I gotta pretend like I know what he's talking about'** ... "Yup"

  44. Nerdent

    Nerdent19 hari yang lalu

    Let Harden play top of the 3 pt line and let Russell cut all around the floor off ball and they'll be a nightmare

  45. Jepoy Madid

    Jepoy Madid20 hari yang lalu

    Allen Houston and Latrell Sprewell 2.0? Like if you agree

  46. jfgsr901

    jfgsr90120 hari yang lalu

    Rockets are being overlooked and I think that is a good thing. While the media is chasing the LA teams, Bucks MVP (personally Hardin should have won), and the fascination two stars duels the Rockets will be racking up W's in the win column. My prediction the Houston Rockets will have the best record in the league next year NBA 2019-2020 season and win the NBA Finals. Folks you heard it here first the new NBA Champs for 2019-2020 season the HOUSTON ROCKETS!!!

  47. Tyrone Dobson

    Tyrone Dobson20 hari yang lalu

    Isiah has lost it

  48. Nik 5

    Nik 520 hari yang lalu

    Jenna = Hot


    FRANK MATTHEWS JR20 hari yang lalu

    I'm fadin any bet against my ROCKETS this season. Fucc the rest of the league. 🤘


    FRANK MATTHEWS JR20 hari yang lalu


  51. Rashad Bingham

    Rashad Bingham20 hari yang lalu

    James harden is tough you can argue the last 2 finals they could of been there

  52. C.Wells Five Pointer Production

    C.Wells Five Pointer Production20 hari yang lalu

    Chris Carter brother I think u have some deep issues on inside about randy moss taking your spot!

  53. C.Wells Five Pointer Production

    C.Wells Five Pointer Production20 hari yang lalu

    ISAIAH Thomas! The legend spoke and I’m riddin with him

  54. Nate88

    Nate8820 hari yang lalu

    Isiah said it not me

  55. Tray Scott

    Tray Scott20 hari yang lalu

    What are people smoking? Russ and Harden aint winning nothing! They not beating a healthy Lakers or Clippers. Lebron and A.D. will eat them alive. Kawhi and Paul George will definitely eat them alive. Harden and Russell arent really great defenders. Are people really watching basketball? I dont agree with Mr. Thomas on this one. Sounds like something Ryan Hollins would say. Lol. I think early favorites should be the Lakers or Clippers to win the west. And im a Spurs fan.

  56. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz21 hari yang lalu

    Oh yeah Harden, Russ, and Gordon definitely won't get shut down by Kawhi, PG, and Patrick Beverly LMFAO

  57. Tray Scott

    Tray Scott20 hari yang lalu

    Exactly! Finally someone with some common sense. Rockets aint beating a healthy Clippers team.

  58. mangolt23

    mangolt2321 hari yang lalu


  59. Troy Bryant

    Troy Bryant20 hari yang lalu

    mangolt23 if Klay can come back 100% I have the warriors in top 4 but they also lost Igudala which I think will hurt more than people realize. I know they have Russle but that three way defensive punch between Klay Draymond And Igudala was the backbone for those guys. I have the Rockets with the best record because they over value the regular season then the Nuggets because they did it last year and they may or may not get better with Porter Jr coming in. Then the Clippers then the Lakers because LeBron and AD will take some games off to save themselves for the playoffs. Then Utah and the Warriors. Portland might surprise us. The west is just hard to gauge.

  60. Janis Stradins

    Janis Stradins21 hari yang lalu

    somehow i don't have much faith in rockets this year, feel like this gonna be a year of dysfunction for rockets. feel like if everything goes as well as possible they can be 4th seed and if things are going south they will be around 6-7 seed

  61. DigiGod : Digimon Gamer

    DigiGod : Digimon Gamer21 hari yang lalu

    chris doesnt go a segment without talking bout his brother lol

  62. Kathrine Exume

    Kathrine Exume22 hari yang lalu

    Steven Adams was in the paint blocking him? 🤔... so cappella is small lol 😂

  63. Justin Robinson

    Justin Robinson20 hari yang lalu

    Kathrine Exume I thought the same thing lol


    ADAM SZUCS22 hari yang lalu

    Isiah is the best

  65. Nizzy

    Nizzy22 hari yang lalu

    ofc the rockets are gonna play well. They have shooters and defend the perimeter well. BUT the shot selection and volume of shots NEEDS WORK. Even though Russ is a top player in the league his shot selection needs work. Dont forget the Rockets missed 20 straight 3's in the western conference finals. The system needs to be improved. If the system is good they can win a chip if not they will lose in the playoffs.

  66. Frostshokula

    Frostshokula22 hari yang lalu

    I’m not saying it can’t work, but the fact is there just isn’t any evidence to support these ludicrous claims. Neither guy has truly had success solo or as tandems. Both are ball dominant. Russ is a terrible shooter. Not a hater, a realist. There is plenty of evidence that one of the LA teams will be better.

  67. andre odell

    andre odell22 hari yang lalu

    Westbrook is a great who had shooters around him now 😕 I don’t understand the hate

  68. Richard Lukso

    Richard Lukso22 hari yang lalu

    Nice comparison of Harden Westbrook to Monroe Frazier

  69. Mike Hunt

    Mike Hunt22 hari yang lalu

    People really underrating the rockets Russ and Harden gonna be deadly

  70. Terris Muhammad

    Terris Muhammad22 hari yang lalu

    Isaiah Thomas knows what he is talking about. He's got rings to back up what he says. No doubts that Houston Rockets will make some noise this year 2019/2020.

  71. chukwuma otuata Otuata

    chukwuma otuata Otuata22 hari yang lalu

    Houston is my city it good to see some positive for the rockets. 🚀

  72. Lukas Kucinski

    Lukas Kucinski22 hari yang lalu

    I still can't get used to Nick's hair

  73. phillip ross

    phillip ross22 hari yang lalu

    If James Harden learns how to play off ball more which I’m not saying he can’t and Westbrook puts a lil extra work on his jumper I see championship....

  74. Bronson  Te Hau

    Bronson Te Hau23 hari yang lalu

    Steven Adams was screening the helper so Russ could get a open layup

  75. Martin Hernandez

    Martin Hernandez23 hari yang lalu

    The 100 plus people who disliked this video must b warriors fans 👁🔥

  76. Martin Hernandez

    Martin Hernandez21 hari yang lalu

    @Daniel Wong 👁🔥

  77. Daniel Wong

    Daniel Wong22 hari yang lalu

    Why would Warriors fans dislike this? Rockets couldn’t get past the warriors with Durant out.

  78. Martin Hernandez

    Martin Hernandez23 hari yang lalu


  79. ROBnSA

    ROBnSA23 hari yang lalu

    Nick is like "I LIKE IT...I LIKE IT"...LOL Me too Nick

  80. abcdefg

    abcdefg23 hari yang lalu

    If Westbrook averages a triple double this year and Houston wins a chip watch how quickly his name is thrown Into the best player debate

  81. Darius Clark

    Darius Clark22 hari yang lalu

    The media would lose their mind because D'Antoni system allows for 1 elite guard and 1 dominant big and everyone else is pedestrians

  82. James Ravenell

    James Ravenell23 hari yang lalu

    This guy Isaiah Thomas has some points but he lost me when he said they'll be front running

  83. Tarrence Conyers

    Tarrence Conyers23 hari yang lalu

    Isaiah Thomas out here schoolin kids

  84. Leonardo Yi

    Leonardo Yi23 hari yang lalu

    Isiah thomas is wrong in something. This RW we have now, it's not an elite athlete anymore, it's a good athlete, but not elite anymore, he is not a 20 - 22 year athlete anymore. I don't think RW and JH will play good together. The real duo in Houston is not James Harden and Russell Westbrook. It's James Harden and Eric Gordon.

  85. Carlos Muhammad

    Carlos Muhammad23 hari yang lalu

    I agree with the O.G...Zeke was right about Toronto. And Houston is dangerous with a motivated Russ Westbrook..I am just hope the coach can adjust the offense to keep them both happy

  86. VT

    VT23 hari yang lalu

    LMAO the Rockets is not winning jack, period and never. Smh

  87. Joey The Misfit

    Joey The Misfit23 hari yang lalu

    He's right yo...

  88. Duality Of Man

    Duality Of Man23 hari yang lalu

    Isiah isn't far off. The Rockets are at least the 3rd best team in the West. If Russell & Hardin gel together well, the Rockets will be great. They have to play serious defense though or they don't have much of a chance.

  89. Terrell Jackson

    Terrell Jackson23 hari yang lalu

    Man chris Randy moss didnt need you clown😂😂😂🙊

  90. Rex Osagie

    Rex Osagie23 hari yang lalu

    4:36 this is literally the worst advice I’ve ever heard in my life

  91. Rex Osagie

    Rex Osagie20 hari yang lalu

    Jacqueline Morris it’s not even about that.. its about trusting your teammates. If you know they shoot airballs put them in positions to avoid that from happening. You don’t freeze out teammates because in a lot of cases they stop trying, or cutting as hard, playing defense, all the little things that result in winning etc. And you need everyone to feel apart of the success. Otherwise you wont win very many games. This is coming from someone that has hooped with D1 players and people who have never touched a basketball. And cleaned out gyms with both.

  92. Justin Robinson

    Justin Robinson20 hari yang lalu

    Jacqueline Morris they don’t have to be terrible...they could just be very good and you’re better. So they can make an open shot without being as good as you.

  93. Jacqueline Morris

    Jacqueline Morris21 hari yang lalu

    Why would you pass to someone who you know will shoot an air ball? You might as well keep the ball and shoot it yourself.

  94. Carol Torremocha

    Carol Torremocha21 hari yang lalu

    Straight up selfish right there

  95. Zarion106

    Zarion10622 hari yang lalu

    Since Nick Write has grown hair I feel like he's become the one who says reasonable things, and it's Carter who makes an idiot of himself.

  96. Greg Gillespie

    Greg Gillespie23 hari yang lalu

    Nic 😂😂🤣🤣😂😂🤣😂😂

  97. Alex Matthews

    Alex Matthews23 hari yang lalu

    He is right, it will work

  98. Chris Simpleton

    Chris Simpleton23 hari yang lalu

    I say this on almost every FTF vid: Jenny can get it!!

  99. stan orr

    stan orr24 hari yang lalu

    This is a joke! Neither James Harden or Russell Westbrook has done a thing in the post season. 0 plus 0 still equals 0 except now you're paying 85 million dollars for nothing.