Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/11

 

It was only a matter of time before a big time NBA star got injured while playing in another league during the lockout.  The first casualty seems to have taken place in China, and J.R. Smith seems to be on the receiving end.   While playing in a CBA game, J.R. Smith came down akwardly on his knee and had to leave the game  in obvious pain.  No word yet on the extent of the injury but reports state that he  needed to be carried to an ambulance by his teammates.  NBA players considering playing overseas are definitely going to have second thoughts now seeing what happened to J.R. Smith, if they haven’t had them already.  It is unfortunate that an injury may just be the beginning of a very strong bargaining chip for NBA owners.

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