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J.R. Smith’s stint in the Chinese Basketball Association isn’t going as swimmingly as he’d hoped.
Smith, who starred for the Nuggets the past five seasons, signed a $3 million contract to play for Zhejiang, a Chinese team, during the NBA lockout. He’s the highest-paid player in the CBA, according to reports.
But Smith injured his knee in the season-opening game Sunday. And now he’s in a public spat with the team’s management.
Smith after Sunday’s game, in which he scored 20 points in a loss, said on Twitter: “Headed to the airport! I refuse to put my all into people who don’t do the same for me! Call me selfish but that’s just the way I feel.”
Smith then flew to Beijing to see doctors about his knee.
The team’s manager Zhao Bing warned Smith, saying the team wanted him to report back right away or “he will face the consequences,” according to the English-language China Daily news site.
The site also reported that the team was planning to
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Coaches always tell players to ignore the other guys and play their game. JR Smith clearly believes in this approach, not letting the fact he’s playing in China instead of Denver stop him from staying focused to his core competency of making trouble off the court. He’s managed to go from high profile signing to well known trouble maker in less than a full season with the Zhejiang...
By now you all have seen the video footage of Denver Nuggets' J.R. Smith writhing in pain after his apparent knee injury while playing with the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.It was enough to make anyone watching it cringe at the sight of Smith in seemingly a lot of pain and wonder if his injury would cause him to sit out a few games, or...
Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith injured his knee while playing for his Chinese team Zheijang this past weekend.
The Denver Post reported that Smith appeared to jam his leg while attempting to go for a pass during Zheijang's season opener on Sunday. Smith limped off the court in obvious pain and will undergo an MRI on his knee, Yahoo! Sports reported.
With the NBA mired in a...
On what seems to be some sort of Chinese version of Twitter, JR Smith posted the following this morning…
Going to see the docs out here in Beijing! See what’s going with this leg really appreciate the concern thank you all!
It appears that JR is already facing some heat from the Chinese media, who seem to be thinking that he may want to use this injury as a way out of the...
Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith avoided a serious knee injury during his first game playing in China.
Smith hurt his knee in Sunday's season opener for Zheijang and was scheduled for an MRI exam, but he was back on the court for Tuesday's game.
Due to the NBA lockout, Smith elected to play in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Smith, 26, averaged 12.3 points and 2.2 assists...
Yes. That guy.
And I think when THAT guy can take credit for saving your ass, you've got some soul searching to do.
Stephon Marbury has been playing in China for a couple of seasons now and he's learned a few things. JR Smith has been playing in China for about a month now, and has been accused of faking the severity of his injury in an effort to...
Veteran Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith appeared to injure his knee while playing in a game for his Chinese team, the Denver Post reports.
As a fan of the NBA, the last thing I want to have happen when the lockout is eventually resolved is for the league’s stars not to be able to play in the 2012 season (we can all agree there will not be a 2011-2012 season at this point, right?) due to injury. Now I [...]
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Somewhere, George Karl is just nodding along silently. Not his problem anymore. J.R. Smith was back on the floor with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, the team he inked a $3 million deal to play for through the full season into next March. But he is getting much more than just that salary, there are a…
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