Stephen A. Smith exposes himself as fake Knicks fan in hilarious viral clip

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Stephen A. Smith is constantly getting dragged through the mud by the New York Knicks fanbase for continuously talking out the side of his mouth and pretending to be a fan. A native of Queens, New York, Smith frequently exclaims his Knicks fandom on national television and his titular podcast.

Whether the Knicks are in the headlines for something positive or negative doesn’t necessarily matter. Smith always has something to say. Unfortunately for him, more often than not, he sounds like he hasn't watched the Knicks play in years and pretends to be a fan whenever he speaks on the team that represents the Mecca of basketball. 

Monday night wasn’t any different when he was once again caught with his foot in his mouth. On Monday night’s edition of the Stephen A. Smith Show, Smith went on a three-minute rant about his love for the Knicks and his belief that they will make an Eastern Conference Finals run this season. Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue, especially with the Knicks playing so well despite all the injuries they’ve had to deal with.

Stephen A. Smith exposes himself as fake Knicks fan in hilarious viral clip

The problem is that Smith shot himself in the foot, exposing himself as a phony who barely watches his “favorite” team during this monologue. For starters, he mentions Quentin Grimes as one of the players who have excelled and stood out to him.

The only problem with that is Grimes got traded to the Detroit Pistons for Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks (both of whom he failed to mention) two months ago. To make matters worse, Grimes hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since March 13th.

Stephen A. continues his foolishness by saying, “I’m looking at Isaiah Hartenstein as a reserve, giving you activity off the bench.” Somehow, the self-proclaimed die-hard Knicks fan missed one key detail. Hartenstein has been a member of the starting lineup in 46 of his 72 appearances this season and hasn’t been in a reserve role since Dec. 20th.

As expected, NBA X (formerly known as Twitter) has had a field day with Smith's latest gaffe, trolling and poking fun at ESPN's First Take host and one must admit it has been hilarious. Take a look at a few for yourself and have a good laugh.

SAS took to X on Tuesday afternoon to address his latest on-air blunder, and it's safe to say things did not go well for him. After obnoxiously owning up to his mistake and taking a shot at the original poster for exposing his faux pas, the backlash and trolling got even worse.

Needless to say, the blunder is embarrassing for Smith.