Found January 03, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Over the course of Wednesday night’s full slate of NBA action, it appeared there might still be a bit of hangover left from New Years, both on the part of players and referees — and Kevin Durant’s first career ejection was just a warm-up to the weirdness. We start our journey in Houston, where the Rockets’ Greg Smith decided to take a perfectly-timed break from game action (you know, while his team was running a half-court set) in order to tie his shoe. Only one problem: both of his feet were firmly planted in the paint. The officials don’t take too kindly to that, and Smith was promptly called for a three-second violation, much to the bewilderment of head coach Kevin McHale. Next, we head north to Toronto, where the Raptors’ Amir Johnson got away with the most egregious double-dribble in the history of basketball — and proceeded to jog back down the court with glee, knowing full-well about his good fortune. Ultimately, the non-call didn’t matter, as the Raptors crushed the visitin...

Video: Rockets' Greg Smith ties his shoes in the paint, receives three second violation

Houston Rockets big man Greg Smith picked up a three-second lane violation after stopping to tie his shoes underneath the basket on Wednesday night.The play occurred midway through the second quarter in Houston's, 104-92, victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets. That is precisely when Smith just couldn't help but fix his untamed shoe laces. Because we all know that...

POTD 1/2/13: Greg Smith on Jason Smith

For the most part, Greg Smith has been the ideal backup center for the Houston Rockets.  With his great hands and soft touch around the rim, Smith’s skill set is especially complementary to that of Omer Asik, a big, defensive-minded bruiser with limited offensive polish.  Listed 6’10” 250, Smith brings legitimate size to the table, and he’s pretty athletic, too.  He can...

Jeremy Lin drops no-look pass to Greg Smith for nasty dunk (Video)

To fulfill our Jeremy Lin quota here at That NBA Lottery Pick for the week, check out the below no-look pass that Jeremy accomplished during last night's Rockets/Hornets game.Watch as Lin in the second quarter of play finds Greg Smith on the no-look assist which leads to a Smith poster dunk over Jason Smith:
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