New York Knicks super sub and potential sixth man of the year J.R. Smith has been showing flashes of Growing up and developing. Sports pundits were even arguing that Smith, in his eighth NBA season, should have been given all-star recognition for his stellar play.
Recently things have changed. According to CBS and The New York Post, The Knicks are losing patience with the talented swingman:
As the season’s progressed, we’ve seen more of the old, not-so-grown-up Smith. Terrible shot selection, poor shot making and attitude. Lots of attitude. That attitude problem boiled over in the Knicks’ blowout loss to the Pacers on Wednesday. Smith was ejected and generally acting up both during and after the game. And Knicks coach Mike Woodson is getting tired of it.
Asked if he had spoken to Smith about his behavior, an angry Woodson said: “I’m not happy about how we played and how we carried ourselves professionally on the basketball court. We can’t do that. I’m not going to tolerate that. I’m just not.”
Smith also had an incident with the Knicks’ mild-mannered assistant coach, Herb Williams. In the first half, Williams and Smith exchanged angry words on the bench during a timeout. After the game, Williams’ anger seemed to carry over.
As Smith talked to a media scrum, Williams walked over and ordered Smith to take his headphones off while he was addressing reporters. Smith’s headphones were draped around his head. Smith took them off and Williams shook his head in disgust as he walked away.
And now all social media is abuzz due to this Direct message conversation with Smith and an 18 year old female fan:
J.R then clarified what he meant by posting this picture with the tag “#YouTryingToGetThePipe.”
Not looking good for Smith right now. Shout out to my cousin for predicting this outcome
(CBS, NewYork Post,BSO)