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Stephen A. Smith Sounds Off On Knicks After Game 5 Loss To 76ers

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The New York Knicks had a golden opportunity to close out the series in front of their home crowd.

They wound up botching a six-point lead with under 30 seconds left to play, something that hadn’t happened in the NBA playoffs in the past 25 years.

Then, they failed to execute down the stretch in overtime, and they’ll now have to travel to Philadelphia for Game 6.

That’s why ESPN analyst and Knicks fan Stephen A. Smith didn’t hold back when asked about his team.

In the latest edition of “First Take,” Smith claimed that the Knicks absolutely let the lead slip.

.@stephenasmith WENT OFF on the Knicks' OT loss to Philly 😳

— First Take (@FirstTake) May 1, 2024

He called Mitchell Robinson “clumsy” and “brain dead” for his terrible foul on a Tyrese Maxey three-pointer that gave the Sixers a four-point play.

Then, he ripped Josh Hart, who admittedly plays with a lot of passion but can be very erratic at times and missed a crucial free throw late in the game.

He called the Knicks out for not fouling in the final seconds of the game.

And if things weren’t bad enough, he then went at Jalen Brunson for forgetting about his teammates and taking eight of the team’s ten shots in overtime.

He also stated that the only time he passed the basketball was a turnover because he had a last-second change of heart after jumping to take a shot, stating that he went away from everything that had turned him into a star.

As harsh as Smith’s words on the Knicks were, and even though he’s known for his rants, he might be right on point this time.

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