Stephen A. Smith is the biggest name at ESPN right now. Although not everyone is fond of his broadcasting style, there is no doubt he is a force to be reckoned with. Overall, he is making a hefty salary over there, and his bosses love him. After all, he is the reason why the viewership hasn't dropped off of a cliff over there. His show First Take is a massive success, and with the NBA Finals going down right now, the network is having a good time.
Last night, the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat played Game 3 of the NBA Finals. In the end, it was Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets who came away with the victory. Furthermore, Jokic had a historic night as he had over 30 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists. Overall, it was just a truly fantastic performance from the big man. However, it inspired an uninformed hot take from Stephen A. "Jokic isn't known for having some kind of dominant post game now. That's not his game," Smith said confidently.
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This commentary left JJ Redick and Jay Williams in awe. Simply put, they could not believe that Smith would put such an ignorant statement into the world. However, he did just that, and Redick was forced to correct him. "We've got 10 years of tracking data. You know what the No. 1 most efficient halfcourt play is? ... A Nikola Jokic post up. Boom," Redick said. Of course, he got a lot of praise from Jay Williams, who backed him up on those stats. At the end of the day, it has been hard for Jokic to get any kind of credit for his heroics.
Now, the Nuggets have a 2-1 series lead and seem to be in the driver's seat. They are favored to win this series, and Game 4 should be very interesting. Let us know who you think will come out victorious, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.