At this point, we’re all well aware that J.R. Smith doesn’t have too much of a filter and that he’s one of the most confident (if sometimes irrationally so) players in the league.
Whether it’s on the court, letting shots fly at will, or on Twitter, firing more tweets off at pretty girls than just about anyone, when Smith wants to express himself, he does it. Now this isn’t always a bad thing – it’s what makes J.R. one of the most entertaining players in the league. Sometimes, however, it can get him trouble. There are certainly times where he can shoot his team right out of a game. Or on Twitter, when his attempts at seduction don’t go over so well. Remember the whole “pipe” fiasco?
Well in the past few days, Smith has once again showed off his these two defining traits. J.R. Smith had some things on his mind, so J.R. Smith said some things.
We’ll start with this, from a Q-and-A at a charity golf event, about the whether the Knicks could win a championship.
“I’m 100 percent sure.”
Haha, good one J.R.
(I will say this in J.R.’s defense. What is he supposed to say in that situation? That he thinks the Knicks are going to make the playoffs but get eliminated in the 2nd round? But don’t get me wrong, it’s still funny.)
Later in the Q-and-A, he added (in response to a question about joining the Knicks rather than the Nets when he returned from China) that,
The Nets weren’t good. Now they’re still not good.”
This is in addition to his comments to ESPN New York that Paul Pierce (who earlier declared that the Nets were the best team in New York) is,
“A bitter person just getting out of Boston and… His words have consequences and he’s going to have to pay for them.”
Never change, J.R., never change.
Not really too much to add here other than I think the bit about consequences and making Pierce pay for his comments is fantastic. It should be a fun year with both of these teams looking to become the kings of New York while also hoping to challenge Miami for the Eastern Conference crown.
That’s all for this edition of “J.R. Smith Said Some Things.” Be sure to tune in next time.