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Stephen A. Smith goes off on the Knicks: "They are trash! Horrible!"

In his style, Stephen A went off on the Knicks after blowing a 28-point lead to their city rivals Nets without any of their stars.
The Knicks and Julius Randle are having a bad season and Stephen A. Smith is letting them know about it.

The Knicks and Julius Randle are having a bad season and Stephen A. Smith is letting them know about it.

There have been a few extremely disappointing teams this season, but the New York Knicks are at the top of that list. After finally showing some life last season, making the playoffs, and getting their fans excited, the Knicks got back down to Earth this season, sitting firmly even out of a play-in spot, at 12th with a 25-34 record. Obviously, fans are furious, and one of their most notorious supporters, Stephen A. Smith, went on a classic rant after their debacle versus the Brooklyn Nets the other night.

Another blown lead for NY

Coming into a city clash versus the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks had the title of the favorite, considering they have most of their team available to play, opposed to Brooklyn's depleted roster. And it sure looked like it was going to be an easy day at the office, leading by 28 in the second quarter. But instead of closing out the game and getting a valuable win, the Knicks completely choked in the second half, especially in the 4th quarter, losing 38-19 in the final 12 minutes.

The inspiring Nets run was led by rookie Cam Thomas, who scored some timely buckets on his way to 21 points, along with their new addition Seth Curry (20p, 6-9 3PM). The Knicks looked completely discombobulated on the other side, just watching the Nets supporting cast beat their team. Julius Randle had a monster game with 31 points and 10 rebounds, but even he couldn't weather the storm. This isn't the first time the Knicks blew a big lead this season and doing it against their rivals Nets in front of their own crowd stung severely, especially considering Joe Harris, KD, Kyrie, and Ben Simmons didn't play.

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Stephen A goes off on the Knicks

Knicks fans are already passionate about their team, and seeing them in such a slump after the promising step forward last year is causing frustrations in the Big Apple. One of the most notorious Knicks supporters, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, went into one of his infamous rants, completely bashing the Knicks

"They are trash! Horrible! No KD, no Kyrie, no Ben Simmons, and you lose a 28-point lead courtesy of a rookie by the name of Cam Thomas...Spike Lee shouldn't even show up for the rest of the season. Tracy Morgan, don't go! I wish Knicks fans boycott this team. I am sick of it!"

Stephen A. Smith, ESPN

We have seen Smith go on passionate rants, especially regarding his Knicks, but this is one of the most furious appearances we have ever seen from him. And with sound reasoning. The Knicks are stinking it up, and showing last season was more of a fluke. Julius Randle has come down to earth and even gotten into a beef with his own fans.

The additions in Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier have been underwhelming, the young guys aren't getting enough opportunities, and Derrick Rose's absence is proving to be a huge deal for them, which says a lot about the state of the team. They can still squeeze into a play-in position, but even that is looking unlikely, as this season will most likely end up being a complete disappointment for the New York faithful.


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