Stephen A. Smith Delivers Questionable Sixers Vs. Heat Hot Take

Stephen A. might ruffle a few feathers with this one.

BYAlexander Cole
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Stephen A. Smith has been one of the most controversial sports media personalities over the last few years and he is constantly providing us with some wild hot takes. Smith's bread and butter is the NBA and at times, his opinions have hurt the feelings of coaches, general managers, coaches, and even executives. Regardless, Smith always tries to maintain his integrity and calls it as he sees it. Today, that's exactly what he did while discussing the differences between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers.

When asked who lead their team farther, Joel Embiid or Jimmy Butler, Smith surprisingly stated that he thinks Butler and the Heat are in the best position to win. As it stands the Heat and 76ers are 4th and 5th, respectively, in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers have had their fair share of struggles although their roster has much more proven talent than the Heat.

Fans were pretty surprised by Smith's admission especially when you consider how much he loves the 76ers and the city of Philadelphia. Either way, Smith is putting all of his faith in Butler and the Heat. Stephen A. even said that if given the chance, he would bet money on Miami. Clearly, Smith knows something we don't.

If the postseason were to start today, the Heat would play the Sixers. With this in mind, who do you think has the best chance at winning?

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.