NBA, Smack / Jan 7, 2014 / 11:00 pm

After Warning, J.R. Smith Still Looks To Untie Greg Monroe’s Shoes

Kyle Singler, J.R. Smith

Kyle Singler, J.R. Smith (Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks’ mercurial wing, J.R. Smith, was at it again on Tuesday night. He made an abortive attempt to untie Greg Monroe‘s sneakers at the free throw line during New York’s 89-85 win against the visiting Pistons. This comes on the heels of his successful attempt to untie Shawn Marion‘s sneaker this past Sunday.

During a Josh Smith free throw early in Tuesday night’s game, Smith you can see Smith reach down as if he’s going for Monroe’s sneaker, but he doesn’t get to the laces. It appears that either Monroe waggled his sneaker enough to discourage the idea, or Smith was just playing after the hubbub of his move on Marion from this weekend.

After Smith’s hijinks against Marion, the league gave him a warning, as noted by the New York Post‘s Marc Berman.

But Smith claimed after the Mavs game on Sunday, he does it all the time.

So maybe this has been Smith’s secret weapon all these years and he’s been bamboozling opponent’s adjacent to him on the line for a while. Or, maybe he just liked the attention and thought he’d pretend to do it again, but not actually do it because he doesn’t want to pay a fine that would most likely be coming after the warning.

What do you think?

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  • SweetdickWilly

    The league just needs to fine or suspend him bigtime. What’d be even better is if somebody stepped on his hand like it was a snake on fire or just Kermit Washington, Eddie Griffin @ Seton Hall or Sharkeshia punch him the fuck out. You may have to take a L but some people just need fucking up like people need to be born again. You can’t talk with stupid.

  • Lawanda Jones

    J.R. playing the mental game, everyone too stupid to understand

  • 2cents

    This would be cool if JR was a fun guy and people were having a laugh about it. But it comes across as lame…

  • Ralf Ricken

    JR Smith lost the mental game the moment he was received.

  • Lawanda Jones

    haha, you think you’re funny, not bitch