Stephen A. Smith Calls RJ Barrett ‘Pathetic’, Julius Randle A ‘Virus’ In Unhinged Rant After Knicks Loss

Stephen A Smith speaking at halftime show


Stephen A. Smith went off on RJ Barrett and Julius Randle.

On Friday night, the NY Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs after losing game 6 to the Miami Heat.

Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 41 points while Barrett and Randle struggled on the court.

After the game, Smith, a lifelong Knicks fan ripped into Barrett and Randle in an unhinged postgame rant.

“RJ Barrett it’s going to be a long offseason you were absolutely pathetic, 1-10 from the field, in 32 minutes all you could score was one basket”

“Julius Randle I am done with this man, I’m calling for the NY Knicks to trade him, you’re not going to win with him…his body language the second his shot is not falling he’s defeated and it has contagious effect, it’s like a virus”

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