Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/5/13
J.R. Smith is aiming for something more than winning this year's NBA Sixth Man Award and has publicly gone on record by saying he should be considered for All-Star selection for the first time in his career. The New York Knicks super-sub point guard — backing it up with a five-game streak of 20 points or more — spoke out about being selected for the elite team fresh from his spectacular reverse alley-oop dunk against the Spurs on Thursday. "My eyes are on being an All-star, honestly," Smith told The New York Post after Thursday's convincing 100-83 win.  "I'm not focusing on Sixth man.  Sixth Man is more long-term, honestly, end of year.  My individual goal right now is All-Star, then I'll think about the Sixth Man.  I'm trying to be that All-Star coming off the bench for my team." Combine that dunk with a couple of December buzzer-beaters and Smith has a good argument for joining the All-Stars, if not only for his flair for the dramatic. Smith is not on the All-Star fan ballot...
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