Stephen A. Smith‘s bold prediction of a clash between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals sent shockwaves through NBA circles. Known for his passionate and often controversial plays, Smith’s proclamation highlights the optimism surrounding the Knicks’ resurgence under coach Tom Thibodeau.
“Let me tell you something right now. Orange and blue skies, baby, orange and blue skies. The Conference Finals will be Boston and the New York Knicks. Milwaukee is falling down. Cleveland is falling down. Miami is falling down. I’m not anymore worried. I’m not worried.”
“The New York Knicks will meet the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.”