The New York Knicks entered the NBA draft lottery announcement on Tuesday night with the best odds – tied with the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers – to land the No. 1 overall pick.
However, after the picks were handed out, the Knicks left the lottery with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.
After the Knicks landed the third pick, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith – along with Knicks fans everywhere – reacted to the news.
He didn’t take it very well.
DAMMIT!!!!! Typical KNICKS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rn0hDF0JdE
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 15, 2019
Knicks fans thought they had a legitimate chance to land Zion Williamson and start a new era in New York basketball.
However, the team left with the No. 3 pick and a legitimate shot at a different Duke superstar: RJ Barrett.
It’s not the best prize Knicks fans could ask for, but it’s solid consolation.
Stephen A. made it known he was nervous heading into the draft lottery. During his stint on Get Up and First Take for ESPN on Tuesday, Smith revealed he didn’t think the Knicks would land the No. 1 pick.
However, as a fan, he was still heartbroken after the team didn’t take home the No. 1 pick and Zion Williamson as a result.
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