Stephen A. on Knicks: 'It's an atrocity'

March, 3, 2014
Mar 3
9:51
PM ET
Tell us how you really feel, Stephen A.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith went off on the awful Knicks on Monday in the wake of their embarrassing 19-point loss to the Chicago Bulls.

"We all need to look at the NBA league office. We need to look at the networks, and we need to ask ourselves why the New York Knicks are on national television, because the fact of the matter is this team has been a flat-out abomination. They've been absolutely embarrassing.

"Not only have they lost six straight, they've given up 100 points in six straight games. They've gotten blown out the last three games."

The Knicks are a season-high 18 games under .500 and six games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

"This is just a flat-out embarrassment of the highest level. Guys can't score. They haven't just quit on coach Mike Woodson, they've quit on one another. As far as I'm concerned, I don't think they should be able to be shown locally, let alone nationally.

"The New York Knicks have been a flat-out embarrassment. It's really that simple, and it's sad. And if you look at Carmelo Anthony, does that look like a man that looks likes he's planning on staying in New York City after this season? If he stays, it's going to be because of the money, because the New York Knicks have given him no other reason to stay. It's an atrocity."

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
24.0 3.2 0.9 36.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsA. Stoude... 7.4
AssistsJ. Calderon 4.2
StealsP. Prigioni 1.3
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.2