TAG: J.R Smith

instagram, Smack / Jan 29, 2015 / 4:30 pm

J.R. Smith Knows He Had Little To Do With Kyrie Irving’s 55 Points (Pic)

J.R. Smith, Kyrie Irving

We were talking with another basketball writer last night and we both made comments about how much fun J.R. Smith gets out of being a professional basketball player. There are some characteristics he’s missing that could elevate his game to another level, but no one can accuse the man of not having good time, or some semblance of a sense of humor. After Kyrie Irving applauded how “It was a total team effort” following last night’s 55-point eruption, Smith’s reaction — a screen shot of which he posted to Instagram — is a good example why. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Report: Cavaliers “Lost Faith” Early In Season Due To Roster Makeup

Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t the super-team so many expected them to be over the first half of 2014-2015. Given the team’s play since a pair of midseason and the return of LeBron James from injury, it might still have a chance to live up to that billing. If not for those roster shuffles, however, the Cavaliers apparently believe their November and December struggles would have persisted. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Flushes Home Half Court Alley-Oop From JR Smith

J.R. Smith, LeBron James

When news broke that J.R. Smith was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, we envisioned him being on the receiving end of lengthy lob passes from LeBron James. The high-fliers flipped the script on Friday against the Charlotte Hornets, though, with The King catching a pitch-perfect half court alley-oop from Smith and flushing it home. Read More »

Smack / Jan 9, 2015 / 3:15 pm

J.R. Smith On Knicks’ Triangle Offense: “It’s Almost Too Much Thinking”

J.R. Smith

Much has been made of the triple-post offense — more popularly known as the Triangle — the Knicks are running this year. Most gripe it doesn’t work in the contemporary game, and J.R. Smith certainly struggled with it earlier this year. But Swish got dealt to Cleveland, and he told the New York Post before his first game in a Cavs uniform on Wed. the Triangle required “almost too much thinking.” Here we go. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 8, 2015 / 11:30 am

J.R. Smith Says “When In Doubt, Shoot” Then Badly Flops In Opening Cavs Game

J.R. Smith

Things didn’t go so well for J.R. Smith in his Cavs debut, but his pre-game comments should have tipped off fans. After Smith mentioned his shoot-first mentality before the game, he went 0-for-5 against Houston last night during a 105-93 loss to the Rockets. He also tried his best to draw a charge on James Harden and merely exacerbated his tough opening in Cleveland. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Dion Waiters Resisted Cavs’ Envisioned Role; Thinks He’s Better Than Kyrie Irving

Dion Waiters

Last night’s starry trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and New York Knicks basically amounts to the recycling of three talented head cases. Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith had worn out their welcome in New York and offer more immediate tangible value to Cleveland, and Dion Waiters was a shaky on-court fit for the Cavs that gives the Thunder additional flexibility as Reggie Jackson’s restricted free agency approaches. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Scores Season High 30 As Mavs Knock Off Knicks In OT

Quincy Acy, Dirk Nowitzki

The Knicks kept it surprisingly close against the Mavericks in Dallas last night despite missing their star, Carmelo Anthony. After a rough shooting night, J.R. Smith‘s miracle heave with under a second left forced OT, but it was the future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki who sealed the win for Dallas by scoring a season-high 30 points. Read More »

Smack / Nov 13, 2014 / 10:30 am

J.R. Smith Forgets About ‘Melo On Brick At Buzzer As Knicks Lose Sixth Straight

J.R. Smith

The Knicks lost to the Magic 97-95 last night, their sixth straight game we can lump into the loss column. But with 3.5 seconds left, down two, they had the ball and a chance to either tie it up, or win it with a three-pointer. J.R. Smith took the inbounds, and though Carmelo Anthony can be seen calling for the ball, Smith decided to loft a three-pointer that barely glanced off the rim. Cue eyeroll. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

GIF: J.R. Smith’s Spinning No-Look Dime To Cole Aldrich

Alan Anderson, J.R. Smith

The Knicks were awful last night. Just dreadful, and Carmelo Anthony continued to struggle shooting the ball (he’s just 10-for-41 in his last two games, both Knicks losses). The Nets jumped all over their intra-city rivals in a 110-99 game that was actually a lot worse before the Knicks partially recovered in the fourth. About the only positive for the Knicks was a slinky spin move by J.R. Smith before he scooped a no-look dime to Cole Aldrich. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: J.R. Smith Hits Glen Rice, Jr. Below The Belt; Fine, Suspension Coming?

Glen Rice, Jr.

Cruel world, the NBA. As Glen Rice, Jr. played pressure defense on J.R. Smith near halfcourt in the Washington Wizards’ win over the New York Knicks last night, Rice suddenly goes down in a heap when Smith begins his drive. There’s nothing notable about the sequence on the surface, and a foul was even called on the Wizards’ shooting guard. But a discerning eye catches what the officials obviously didn’t – Smith aggressively extending his left arm to Rice’s groin while putting the ball on the floor. Read More »