Stephen A. Smith tears into Knicks as ‘national disgrace’ after blowing lead to Nets

New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /

Stephen A. Smith ripped off a three-minute tirade against the New York Knicks after they blew a 28-point lead to the Brooklyn Nets.

Get your popcorn and earmuffs ready folks because Stephen A. Smith might have just dropped his most entertaining and ear-shattering rant of all time.

The ESPN analyst and noted Knicks fan had nothing but rage to share after New York gave up a 28-point lead in a lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

It was three minutes of unadulterated raving. And it was glorious.

Stephen A. Smith had a rant for the ages on the Knicks

“The New York Knicks are a national disgrace. They are horrible,” Smith started.

It didn’t take him very long to heat up going after head coach Tom Thibodeau, star Julius Randle and president Leon Rose.

“THEY ARE TRASH. HORRIBLE,” he continued detailing how the Nets didn’t have Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or Ben Simmons, yet the Knicks gave up a 28-point lead to a team led by rookie Cam Thomas.

The rant was far from over.

“THE NEW YORK KNICKS ARE TRASH,” he said, picking up steam. “Spike Lee shouldn’t even show up for the rest of the season. Tracy Morgan don’t go! DON’T GO! NOBODY GOES! YOU’RE HORRIBLE…I’m so done with this team. You just STINK…I’m done, I wish Knicks fans boycott this team. I’m just sick of it…I don’t want to go to the Garden. I don’t even want to drive by the Garden. I’m sick of this team. I’M DONE. JUST DONE.”

There’s something very relatable in Smith’s anger and frustration over the Knicks. Fans who have experienced that kind of exasperation over their sports team should count themselves lucky. Watching your team collapse like that isn’t something you get over quickly.

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