Video: Stephen A. Smith says Celtics are the team to beat in the East

After sweeping their road trip even Stephen A. Smith has jumped on the Celtics bandwagon. Smith now states that the Celtics are the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference.

Now personally I never really care what the supposed "experts" think, but I am cognizant that when the Celtics aren't showed love people complain about the "haters." I think teams and players tend to use perceived slights as bulletin board motivation, so again I don't have any issue when the media doesn't pick Boston.

What all the Celtics love of late does show though is just how impressive this team has looked in 2022. The fact that it came after such a brutal start to the season makes it an even bigger story.