Stephen A. Smith forced to eat words after trashing Milwaukee and Phoenix on First Take (Video)

Stephen A. Smith doubted the Suns and Bucks. (Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports)
Stephen A. Smith doubted the Suns and Bucks. (Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports) /

ESPN’s First Take went in on Milwaukee and Phoenix while talking about potential NBA Finals matchups. Now Stephen A. Smith has to eat some crow.

The folks on ESPN’s First Take don’t have much respect for the cities of Milwaukee and Phoenix.

The joke is on Stephen A. Smith and company since the Bucks and Suns are now in the NBA Finals, whether they like it or not.

Smith, in particular, has some crow to eat after claiming neither of those teams would be able to advance beyond the conference finals.

“I don’t believe either of them are going to win their respective series,” Smith said before the Bucks and Suns did just that. “I don’t believe I’ve ever rooted for the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers more in my life.”

Smith didn’t want to have to travel to Phoenix or Milwaukee. He’s going to have to suck it up and deal.

The Bucks and Suns proved Stephen A. Smith wrong by getting to the NBA Finals

The Bucks clinched their series against the Hawks on Saturday night despite star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo missing his second game with a hyperextended knee. They were in trouble after losing Game 1 at home, but they bounced back to win four of the next five, including two games on Atlanta’s home floor.

The Suns took care of business against Los Angeles in the Western Conference Finals. The Kawhi Leonard-less Clippers kept it interesting with wins in Game 3 and Game 5. However, Chris Paul and company closed out the series in six to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals.

Both Phoenix and Milwaukee have proven Smith very wrong. Next, one of them will have to pull off the ultimate victory. The Suns are the oddsmakers’ favorites, while the Bucks are still waiting to figure out if they’ll have Antetokounmpo available.

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