Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/11/13

J.R. Smith‘s heart was in the right place. His choice of words was just unfortunate. Smith, who has had an eventful offseason, tried to honor the victims of 9/11 by posting a photo of a sculpture commemorating the attacks. His sentiment was nice, if the wording was a little off. “Celebrate the deaths of the people in 9/11! #WELOVEYOU #WEWILLNEVERFORGET,” Smith wrote on Instagram. Again, this is a step in the right direction for Smith. At least he wasn’t being suspended for violating the NBA’s substance-abuse policy or getting a picture of his face tattooed on his brother’s back. We salute his intention, if not his execution. Check out Smith’s attempt at a nice gesture below. Filed under: Headlines, NBA, NESN Staff, New York Knicks

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