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Stephen A. Smith Says ‘Ain’t No Way In Hell’ Carmelo Anthony Is Staying In New York, A Mere Eight Months Before Free Agency
It’s no secret that being a basketball player in New York — particularly in Manhattan — sucks right now. The Knicks and Nets have a combined record of 8-26, which is just gross, but between their annoying trade rumors and alleged fights over pasta shape, the Knicks are a particular brand of terrible.
So, since it’s trendy and easy and fun to hate on the Knicks right now, let’s bring in NBA insider and professional loudmouth Stephen A. Smith, to see what fuel he can add to the fire. This comes from the Stephen A. Smith & Ryan Ruocco podcast, around the 14:00 mark:
“More than anything else I’ve heard… Carmelo Anthony is gone. Ain’t no way in hell he’s staying here… I’m hearing, this is out, he’s out. Unless the money disappears elsewhere… he’s not trying to stay here for this.”
Ah yes. It’s a little over a month into the season, the Knicks are only three games back of the Atlantic Division lead (and thus a top-4 playoff spot), we have eight months until free agency begins — but Carmelo Anthony is definitely leaving New York.
Smith follows up his doozy of a report with this line:
“If there’s any truth to the rumors that he’s gone…”
Wait, I thought YOU just told US that he was GONE? It appears as though Smith is the one starting the rumors, then commenting on the validity of the rumors as if it came from a scrap of newspaper under his seat on the subway, or town car, or however he gets around.
How about we cool it with the free agency rumors in December, Stephen A. Smith. What is this, Orlando?
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