Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 6/29/13
J.R. Smith — with his New York Knicks status loosely in one hand and his iPhone tight in the other — caused a commotion among Knicks fans when he tweeted, "It was fun while it lasted," Friday afternoon. Was the Knicks free-agent guard announcing his departure from the team less than 24 hours after the Knicks drafted Tim Hardaway Jr., a similar player? Or was Smith — who is well-known for  his outrageous tweets off the court— just teasing the Knicks faithful. While only Smith knows for sure, the NBA's 2013 Sixth Man of the Year tweeted again soon after denying that the initial comment had anything to do with basketball. “What y’all talking bout?” Smith wrote. “I’m talking bout the talk the cab driver an I just had!” It was fun while it lasted... — JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) June 28, 2013 What y'all talking bout? I'm talking bout the talk the cab driver an I just had! #FunnyDude — JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) June 28, 2013 It wouldn't be the first time a tweet caused a co
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