Stephen A. Smith’s old video rant about Kristaps Porzingis has resurfaced

In 2015, the New York Knicks faced mixed reviews in the NBA Draft.

Kristaps Porzingis was the most popular draft prospect of the pre-draft process, rising through the ranks in the days leading up to the selection.

Being a European player and not that well known, some were furious when the Knicks took him with the No. 4 pick.

Notably, this included Stephen A. Smith, known for his rants and love of the Knicks.

Smith blasted Phil Jackson and the Knicks for taking Porzingis and passing on more “NBA-ready” players like Willie Cauley-Stein, Justise Winslow — who he called the steal of the Draft — and Stanley Johnson.

He also had one of his all-time great quotes and moments by stating that Knicks fans had been “deceived, deceived, led astray, driven mad and completely deceived by Phil Jackson” (via @itsAntWright).

So, now that Porzingis is a major factor on a team playing in the NBA Finals and all the other players are out of the league, the clip has resurfaced and gone viral.

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