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Stephen A. Smith Had A Harsh Message For Kevin Durant

Stephen A. Smith looking on at the NBA Celebrity Game

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 14: Head coach Stephen A. Smith of Team Stephen A. looks on before the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented By Ruffles at Wintrust Arena on February 14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant definitely had his struggles against the Boston Celtics in this year's NBA playoffs.

Durant's first three games left a lot to be desired after he only shot 36.5% from the floor. He didn't do much of anything in Game 3 as he had only 16 points.

He did do all he could in Game 4 when he scored 39 points, but it didn't matter as the Brooklyn Nets got swept.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is now questioning Durant's leadership after many pundits had Brooklyn as a sleeper team to get through these playoffs.

"Kevin Durant is one of the greatest players in NBA history and I consider to be the best player in the world today, regardless of what just happened in this series," Smith said. "I think exhaustion played a part. I think we're going to learn that he was a bit injured in this series as well. Let me say this: As great as he is as a player, he's that poor as a leader."

This will surely be a big topic of debate in New York throughout the offseason as Brooklyn figures out what moves to make.

A first-round sweep will be a result that's not tolerated by the organization.