Still, this compilation video of Stephen A. Smith picking the wrong winner of the NBA Finals for the past SIX years is funny.
Smith’s dubious streak happens to coincide with LeBron James making a remarkable seven consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, which began when he was with the Miami Heat in 2011.
Three times Smith has picked against LeBron and three times he’s predicted a LeBron win.
Like we said, making athletic prognostications is hard, but in these cases, Smith, paid a lot of money to be an NBA expert, has a 50/50 chance.
Simple math tells us the odds of him getting six of these picks in a row wrong is 1/64 or a scant 1.56 percent.
For the record, Stephen A. Smith has picked the Golden State Warriors to win the 2017 NBA Finals, which start Thursday night.