Stephen A. Smith aired his frustrations about the New York Knicks on NBA Countdown, asserting that he, at 56 years old with bad knees and no basketball aspirations for 30 years, is a bigger star than most of the team’s current roster.
Smith emphasized the Knicks’ failure to attract star players despite the allure of playing in Madison Square Garden and the Mecca of basketball.
He expressed disappointment in the team’s recent trade for O.G. Anunoby, stating that while Anunoby is a solid player, he doesn’t possess the championship-level star power that Smith desires.
These comments follow Smith’s consistent vocal critiques of the Knicks throughout the season. Earlier, on his podcast, he responded to a hypothetical question about abstaining from sex for a year to guarantee the Knicks a championship, emphatically rejecting the idea despite his deep-rooted desire for the team’s success.
“I’m 55 years old. I’ve never been married and I’m happy about it. Now, one could easily surmise that a past rife with some degree of promiscuity might, dare I say, contribute to my desire to be single. But that’s not the reason. I am not upset about being single. Jeezy, how he filed for divorce from his wife, Jeannie Mai, after only two years, former friends are saying she’s after his money. I hope that Shade Room is watching because I you know, my nephew tipped me off to that site, and I see some of the things y’all talk about. Oh you’re welcome on The Stephen A. Smith Show.”
Despite being happy about his single status, Smith’s remarks highlight his passionate dedication to the Knicks, coupled with his larger-than-life personality and growing ego.