Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/10/12
JR Smith sounds like he thinks the only thing that will make New York Knicks fans forget about Linsanity is a ring and "nothing less." The trash-talking shooting guard was at a Manhattan fashion event this weekend and — when asked by a reporter from NYPost.com what fans could expect from the Knicks this season — gave a simple answer, "a championship." Nothing less," he added. "If we settle for anything less, we already start off losing." Asked if it was a guarantee, the former New Jersey high school star drafted straight into the NBA replied, "In my eyes, yeah. Whoever ... Lakers, Heat ... whoever." Such a positive attitude and confidence from the sometimes trouble-plagued Smith is a good sign for the Knicks who look to build on last year's first trip to the playoffs in over a decade by adding Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby and Raymond Felton to the super duo of Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. Newly signed free-agent Ronnie Brewer will be sidelined with a knee injury for up to s...
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