Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/16/13
New York Knicks sixth man J.R. Smith has been struggling in the playoffs, to the point where he's blaming himself for his team's second-round woes against the Indiana Pacers. But if an Instagram comment posted Thursday by R&B singer Rihanna is to be believed, there could be a simple explanation for why Smith is stuck in such a rut on the court: He may be spending too much time in the club. On Thursday, Rihanna, who was rumored to be dating Smith last year and was spotted with Smith at a SoHo club last week , posted a photo of herself for her 7.4 million Instagram followers. Then in the comments, she reportedly responded to a user named @peruvian_gawd -- who has since deleted his account -- with the following profanity-laced message: We'll let you fill in the blanks, but it's assumed that the hoops star in question is Smith -- a player for whom partying has been an issue, both recently and in the past . After New York's Game 1 loss to Indiana at home, Smith, himself, took to ...
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