The flamboyant and cocky Smith has recently said that new Net Paul Pierce is “bitter” and according to ESPNNewYork.com’s Jared Zwerling, Smith said there will “be consequences” for Pierce trying to trump up New York City as a future Net town.
Smith also made headlines a couple of weeks ago saying anything less than a title for the Knicks will be a disappointment. Now Smith is supposedly upping the ante and guaranteeing an NBA Championship.
In a question-and-answer session with children from the New York/New Jersey Boys & Girls Clubs attending a PGA Foundation golf clinic at Chelsea Piers, Smith said he was "100 percent" sure that the Knicks would win it all this year, according to the New York Post.
Well, if anything, you got to love Smith’s confidence. But will his brash boldness ultimately sabotage this team?
Nets’ forward Reggie Evans literally laughed out loud at Smith’s prediction of a title, when in a tweet linking the story of Smith guaranteeing the Knicks a championship, Evans replied ever so succinctly with a “LOL.”
Chalk this up to more fuel being added to the fire, as the war of words being exchanged between the Knicks and the Nets is reaching ridiculous and preposterous heights.
Smith through all his bravado should not be concerned with any trash talking, though. He should only be concentrating on rehabbing his injured knee. If Smith wants to get back on the court in a timely manner, he should need not worry about what Pierce (or anybody for that matter) has to say and lock it up and be at least ready come November.
Again, this talk is good for the gossip fodder, but’s it’s high time we talk and prepare for the play on the court-that's all that matters..
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