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J.R. Smith’s father is speaking out telling critics to back off of his son for hitting the clubs after a loss to the Boston Celtics, and most recently, Tuesday night with Rihanna after the 105-79 win over the Pacers.
According to the NY Post:
Earl Smith said he is surprised at the negative reaction.
“My thing is, those people need to get off the computer and let professional athletes be professional athletes,’’ Earl said. “If they want to go out on a Saturday night, who gives a damn? Who cares? How come you don’t hear about LeBron [James] after he loses? You don’t think LeBron went out the other night [in Miami]? Leave the professional athletes alone. They know what they’re doing.
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Depending on who you talk to, the clubbing and slump have nothing to do with each other or there is a direct correlation.
I lean toward them being separate things, only because JR always hits the club and JR always been a streak shooter who makes a lot of boneheaded plays at times.
So, he isn’t doing anything differently now, than he has done his whole career. With that being said...
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Smith did not participate in shootaround on Saturday morning, according to ESPN.com.
The extent and nature of his illness is unclear.
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Playing basketball and then clubbing all night, can lead to flu-like symptoms. You have to give your body a chance to rest. Hopefully, JR is feeling better by game time.
Definitely don’t want another Luol Deng situation, so he shouldn’t try to play if he is truly that sick. Better to take the night off and get better, than ended up in the hospital.
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