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Jalen Rose made another appearance on the Grantland podcast to talk about the struggles of one J.R. Smith. Rose made a few interesting points when he flatly stated that there are certain players in the NBA like the New York Knicks shooting guard, who need to go to the nightclubs to wind down after games.
But, he also said that in the social media era, he wouldn’t be in the clubs after games because of the scrutiny that accompanies it. Rose also that Smith, has probably cost himself $30 million because of his poor play since he was suspended for elbowing Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry in the first round.
There was some logic to what Rose was saying but there’s no way a player should be up in the club during the playoffs. Earl has showed that clubbing doesn’t aid his game in anyway and he has most likely played himself out of a big contract this summer because of poor judgement and selfishness and now the Knicks will be in the driver’s seat when negotiation time rolls around.
Check the video out here:
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J.R. Smith proved his worth throughout most of the 2012-13 NBA season by averaging 18.9 points per game, enough to take home the Sixth Man of the Year Award. The scoring punch he gave the New York Knicks off the bench was irreplaceable…or was it? Smith’s postseason was unspectacular to say the least. It seems inevitable that he will at least test free agency come July, and...
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Since JR Smith was suspended for throwing the People’s Elbow………….
30-117 25% FG and 13-47 27% 3pt FG
Keep that in mind when you read this.
J.R. Smith, who will become a free agent, says he wants to retire as a Knick.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) May 19, 2013
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