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Lately, Josh Smith has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Throughout the month of January he’s struggled to shoot the ball for the slumping Hawks, who have now dropped seven of their last ten. On top of that, Smith missed Atlanta’s most recent victory due to a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. The punishment reportedly stemmed from an incident where he was thrown out of practice, bringing his attitude into question. Predictably, the poor play, the losing, and the drama have led to Smith’s name popping up in all sorts of trade rumors. Though the Hawks dropped another game and lost Lou Williams to a knee injury on Friday, at least Smith was back on the floor, doing what he does best (turn your volume up for this one)…
If this had been a home game I’d say the Hawks might have to levy another fine/ suspension for conduct detrimental to the rim!
Sorry about that. For those of you still reading, was this not a vintage Josh Smith jam? I mean, have you ever noticed how he appears to slow his gate a few steps prior to exploding for these massive left-handed stuffs? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone transition from jogging to dunking quite like Josh Smith (see exhibits A, B, C, D, and E), and it’s pretty awesome how he does it because it allows helpless defenders, such as the sloth-like Brook Lopez, to get in the picture.
The most honorable of mentions to Vince Carter, who has to be the only player to posterize prime Dikembe and prime Ibaka.
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