Stephen A. Smith got called out sitting next to Joe Lacob courtside to witness the Warriors dismantle the Nets on Tuesday at Barclays Center, and he promised to come in hot on "First Take."
And even by Stephen A.’s hot-take standards, he crushed the Nets - most notably Kyrie Irving for betraying Kevin Durant and the home crowd that sounded very much like one for the visiting Warriors.
While the Kyrie (and to a lesser extent James Harden) rant will get the headlines, the ESPN personality was livid with the Barclays crowd as well.
“They were cheering for Steph Curry in Brooklyn,” Smith said vehemently. “From opening tap, they were changing M-V-P in the Barclays Center and it wasn’t for the dude averaging 28.9 points a game for the Brooklyn Nets. It was for Steph Curry.”
And if you missed it, here’s one of many instances of a very pro Warriors and Steph crowd.
Whether or not you agree with Stephen A.’s takedown of the Nets and their fans, Steph Curry is certainly the early frontrunner for MVP. Just ask Kevin Durant.
The Warriors continue their road trip Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. We'll see if the fans in Cleveland have the same reaction as those in Brooklyn.