Found November 23, 2011 on Crossover Chronicles:
Yes.  That guy.   And I think when THAT guy can take credit for saving your ass, you've got some soul searching to do.   Stephon Marbury has been playing in China for a couple of seasons now and he's learned a few things.  JR Smith has been playing in China for about a month now, and has been accused of faking the severity of his injury in an effort to go home.  In fact, he was on his way to being fired before Marbury's intervention. has the details.  We'll start here. The club had another demand: Smith must live with the team. Before the issue, all the other Zhejiang players lived in standard rooms of a common hotel, but Smith persisted that he wanted to stay in a suite of a 5-star hotel. The club met his needs, paying the bill for about 900 dollars per night. That paragraph kind of sums up the NBA spoiled-player stereotype, doesn't it?  Players demand to live five-star hotels while playing a game because a regular hotel room just isn'...

JR Smith Causing Trouble In China

Coaches always tell players to ignore the other guys and play their game.  JR Smith clearly believes in this approach, not letting the fact he’s playing in China instead of Denver stop him from staying focused to his core competency of making trouble off the court.  He’s managed to go from high profile signing to well known trouble maker in less than a full season with the Zhejiang...

J.R. Smith's Knee Seems To Be Fine, Apparently At Odds With Team

By now you all have seen the video footage of Denver Nuggets' J.R. Smith writhing in pain after his apparent knee injury while playing with the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.It was enough to make anyone watching it cringe at the sight of Smith in seemingly a lot of pain and wonder if his injury would cause him to sit out a few games, or...

J.R. Smith calls Stephon Marbury for advice

J.R. Smith was in trouble. After he injured himself during the season opener, he visited a Beijing doctor without his Chinese team’s permission. For the team, the doctor visit was the last straw. He had already broken rules several times, and on top of that, he required that the team pay $900 per night so he could stay in a 5-star hotel. The juice wasn’t worth the squeeze...

J.R. Smith Pushing The Limits Overseas, Almost Waived By Chinese Team

J.R. Smith appeared to be one of the few NBA players that was enjoying his time hooping overseas until the NBA lockout is settled. He tweeted about his experience on multiple occasions. Smith was even putting on a show while playing for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, posting a 32-point, 10-rebound and 10 assist triple in [...]

Nuggets G Smith back on court after hurting knee

Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith avoided a serious knee injury during his first game playing in China. Smith hurt his knee in Sunday's season opener for Zheijang and was scheduled for an MRI exam, but he was back on the court for Tuesday's game. Due to the NBA lockout, Smith elected to play in the Chinese Basketball Association. Smith, 26, averaged 12.3 points and 2.2 assists...

J.R. Smith Pushing His Limits Overseas, Almost Waived By Chinese Team

J.R. Smith appeared to be one of the few NBA players that was enjoying his time hooping overseas until the NBA lockout is settled. He has tweeted about his good experience on multiple occasions. Smith was even putting on a show while playing for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, hitting a game winner as well as [...]

J.R. Smith running afoul in Chinese Basketball Association… after one game

Tim Rasmussen, The Denver PostJ.R. Smith. J.R. Smith’s stint in the Chinese Basketball Association isn’t going as swimmingly as he’d hoped. Smith, who starred for the Nuggets the past five seasons, signed a $3 million contract to play for Zhejiang, a Chinese team, during the NBA lockout. He’s the highest-paid player in the CBA, according to reports. But Smith injured his...

JR Smith Records 15/6/4 As Zhejiang Beats Dongguan 101-73

Less than 24 hours ago there was much speculation that JR Smith’s CBA career would come to an end after just one game due to a knee injury he suffered late in Zhejiang’s season opener.  Turns out the knee is fine, and Smith was already back on the court today helping his team skate to an easy 101-73 win over Dongguan.  Smith didn’t start the game, and although I’m not 100...

Nuggets Free Agent J.R. Smith injured in China

As a fan of the NBA, the last thing I want to have happen when the lockout is eventually resolved is for the league’s stars not to be able to play in the 2012 season (we can all agree there will not be a 2011-2012 season at this point, right?) due to injury.  Now I [...]

J.R. Smith’s knee is ok, but his demands are too steep for Chinese team

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Sound familiar? Former Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith is tough to coach in China

Turns out George Karl isn't the only coach J.R. Smith can infuriate. Smith's stint in the Chinese Basketball Association isn't going much better than his roller-coaster career with the Nuggets.

J.R. Smith’s demands have Chinese team frustrated

Somewhere, George Karl is just nodding along silently. Not his problem anymore. J.R. Smith was back on the floor with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, the team he inked a $3 million deal to play for through the full season into next March. But he is getting much more than just that salary, there are a…
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