TAG: J.R Smith

NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 2:00 pm

J.R. Smith Is One Of The East’s Best Scorers Again

J.R. Smith

There are many ways to describe J.R. Smith. In January, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports labeled him the NBA’s “clown prince” and as a “soft, spoiled, suburban jump-shooter.” Just days later, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson called upon his controversial player to become “more of a pro.” Both of these takes are certainly valid, but since the early season distractions, J.R. Smith has been a different type of player. He has kept his mouth shut, his hands off of opponents’ shoelaces and instead, he is focusing on his job: the game of basketball. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 9:02 pm

LeBron James Muscles For The Layup Plus The Foul, Then Admires His Bicep

LeBron James

While J.R. Smith was shooting his way to the record books on Sunday, LeBron James was doing everything in his power to get the win. During a first quarter that saw the Knicks jump out to a double-digit lead before three minutes had elapsed, ‘Bron showed Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. just how strong his 6-8, 250-pound frame can be even when he’s completely wrapped up. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 7:54 pm

J.R. Smith Sets NBA & Knicks Record By Going 10-For-22 From Deep

J.R. Smith, LeBron James

Sometimes you’re just feeling it, and that’s how J.R. Smith has felt over the last three games where he’s connected on six, then eight, and now 10 three-pointers in consecutive games (an NBA record for a three-game total with 24). The third game of that stretch saw the Knicks lose, 102-91, during their trip to Miami for today’s Sunday matinee on ABC, but Smith still set an NBA record with 22 three-point attempts and a Knicks record after connecting on 10 of them. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 9, 2014 / 4:54 pm

GIF: J.R. Smith’s Dangerous Alley-Oop Off-The-Glass For Amar’e Stoudemire

J.R. Smith, Amar'e Stoudemire

The Knicks won their third straight in Cleveland on Saturday, 107-97, against a Cavs team they’re in direct competition with for a final Eastern Conference playoff berth. Despite the urgency they have to be feeling when they’re still four games back for the No. 8 seed out East with only 18 games remaining, J.R. Smith decided to throw a chaotic alley-oop off the glass to a trailing Amar’e Stoudemire late in the second quarter Saturday night. Except, J Swish threw the ball pretty freakin’ hard, as you’ll see… Read More »

Ink / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

3 Current NBA Players With The Most Tattoos

J.R. Smith

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering tonight at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote HERE before it’s too late! If you’re too embarrassed by your own tattoo to submit, just think of these 3 NBA players who have turned their entire bodies into a tattoo artist’s panorama. Read More »

Ink, instagram, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 1:30 pm

5 Of The Best NBA Tattoos On Instagram

J.R. Smith

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering Tuesday February 25 at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Head over to the submissions page and submit a photo of it for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. In the mean time, just to give you a taste of the NBA’s own ink from around the Association, here are our favorite five tattooed players on Instagram. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Feb 8, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Katie Couric Hangs With J.R. Smith After Knicks Win

Katie Couric, J.R. Smith

The Knicks blew out the Nuggets last night at Madison Square Garden, possibly cooling the embers under Mike Woodson‘s seat in the process. As is typical at Knicks games, there were celebrities in the house for the Friday night affair, including television journalist Katie Couric. What we didn’t know is she’s a huge J.R. Smith fan. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA / Feb 3, 2014 / 10:54 pm

Video: Brandon Knight Hits Game-Winner Over Knicks

J.R. Smith, Brandon Knight

Two of the worst teams in the worst conference squared off at BMO Bradley Center in Milwaukee last night. The Bucks, with the worst record in the league, beat the visiting Knicks after a three-pointer by Brandon Knight broke a 95-95 tie with just 2.4 seconds left game. The big shot came the possession after Carmelo Anthony knocked down a game-tying three-pointer of his own. Not only that, but the Knicks lost to the worst team in the league with J.R. Smith playing his best (shooting) game of the year. Read More »