ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has some opinions about the New York Knicks after their jaw-dropping loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
Warning: you’ll definitely want your volume low when watching his reaction.
The New York Knicks are a national disgrace, Ladies and Gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/4sxpzgWAkC
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 17, 2022
In a rant that can only be described as “impassioned” and “furious” and “slightly scary”, Smith tore into the Knicks and their astonishing loss after holding a 28-point lead against the Nets who were short Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and newcomer Ben Simmons.
Smith screamed that he’s “done” with the Knicks and called out every major name in the organization from head coach Tom Thibodeau to lead player Julius Randle.
The analyst said he doesn’t want to go to Madison Square Garden because of the team’s dismal record.
In fact, he said he doesn’t even want to drive by the Garden.
But Smith is right to be so upset.
A National Disgrace
Smith referred to the Knicks as a “national disgrace” and, honestly, he’s not wrong.
The team has experienced an epic meltdown in less than a year and has fallen so far from grace.
New York ended last season at number four with a record of 41-31.
They are currently sitting in 12th place now, with a record of 25-34.
The Knicks are a complete mess and are playing with no enthusiasm or determination and are showcasing some of the sloppiest basketball in the NBA.
Them losing so badly to a short-staffed Nets team isn’t that surprising because they really are as awful as Smith and others say.
This season is most certainly a total loss now and now fans are just hoping that they somehow turn it around in the near future.
But that will take a lot of work – and a major shake-up.
However, that’s necessary because what they’re doing now obviously isn’t working at all.