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Stephen A. Smith says LeBron can’t be the GOAT if Cavs get swept

Stephen A. Smith offered a hot take on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday, concerning LeBron James.

With the Cavs down 3-0 in the NBA Finals, and the chance that James could be swept in the Finals for the second time in his career tonight, Smith said that James can not be considered the greatest if he loses Game 4.

“I do not want to hear another single damn word about being the GOAT, the greatest of all-time,” Smith said to a throng of booing from Cleveland fans.

“You do not get swept twice in the NBA Finals in your career. I don’t care who it’s against,” he continued.

The first time James got swept in the Finals came in during his first stint with Cleveland, when the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cavs back in 2007.

Smith, for what it’s worth, ended by saying the following about James:

“One of the greatest, yes. The greatest? That conversation officially ceases to exist.”

You can watch the full video courtesy of ESPN below.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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