Stephen A. Smith Takes Shot At Cleveland Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30, 2014: ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith (R) talks with film director Spike Lee prior to a game between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. New York won 95-90. (Photo by: 2014 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
Stephen A, Smith couldn't hide his Knicks fandom when discussing the team's next game with the Cavs.

Stephen A. Smith doesn't try to hide his New York Knicks fandom. The media personality has been on another level with the Knicks making the NBA Playoffs. Now Smith is taking it to a higher level than he already sits at. On Wednesday's edition of First Take, Smith didn't hold back his thoughts on the Knicks-Cavs series. The legendary personality even went as far as to say the Cavs will not win Game 3 in the Garden. There's nothing like a good old-fashioned fan guarantee.

Smith firmly believes in his stance that the Knicks take Game 3. The Knicks fan wasn't having anyone tell him any different. When the Knicks make the playoffs, it is good for the entire league. The Knicks may have the most passionate fanbase in all of the NBA. Smith is just one of the biggest reasons many believe that. However, Smith doesn't think his Knicks will win every game. The New York superfan felt the team wouldn't win Game 2 in Cleveland, which they didn't. Check out Smith's fiery promise of a Knicks Game 3 win below.

Stephen A. Smith Says Cavs Have No Shot

The Cavs-Knicks series has already been one of the more exciting in the playoffs. The Knicks took Game 1 behind a dominating second-half performance from Jalen Brunson. However, it was all Cleveland in Game 2. The Cavs cruised to a 107-90 victory. Now the series heads to the Big Apple. Games 3 and 4 will be at the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden. A place where Smith believes the Cavs playoff hopes will come to die. Smith eluded to the series possibly ending in 6. Which would mean a return to MSG.

The Cavaliers probably didn't need any bulletin board material. However, Smith's latest comments may have given them just that. Yes, Smith seemed to be half joking during his comments on the series. However, it is hard to hide your fandom when your team is in an important series. Do you agree with Stephen A. Smith on the Cavs Game 3 fate? Or will Cleveland spoil the party in New York? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here at HNHH.


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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.