Stephen A. Smith: The Knicks shouldn’t worry about the 76ers

The New York Knicks find themselves in a rare position with a No. 1 seed. 2 in the 2024 NBA playoffs and a prime opportunity to control your own destiny.

Knicks megafan Stephen A. Smith doesn’t seem too worried about the first team standing in the way of an NBA title: the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers defeated the Miami Heat in the Play-In Tournament game on Wednesday night, advancing to become the seventh seed against the Knicks. On Thursday, Smith was asked on First Take whether or not the Knicks should worry about the Sixers and he scoffed at the very idea.

“No,” Smith emphatically responded to the question. “We’re fine. I have nothing to worry about. As I told you before the match… it doesn’t matter. I think if I had to choose one, I would choose Miami, but it doesn’t matter. We wanted both, personally.”