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J.R. Smith says he has similar reputation as Dennis Rodman

Earlier in the week, NBA legend Dennis Rodman posted an interesting tweet on the social media site Twitter saying that New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was “The New Dennis Rodman”. As you might figure, J.R. Smith responded to the comment with positivity and when asked about the similarities between him and Dennis, he stated that both of them had similar reputations as noted by...
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Cletus Seldin & Bayan Jargal to go at it again on Dec 20th

The 'Hebrew Hammer' will continue climbing the ladder in the next installment of the "Rockin Fights" series on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. The main event will feature undefeated Jr. Welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (14-0 11KO's) Shirley, NY. Returning after a spectacular 2nd round knockout of Ramesis...
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Phil Jackson Still Working on Teaching Knicks Basic Shape Recognition

New Knicks president Phil Jackson said he is still overseeing an elementary installation of his famed triangle offense with the Knicks, even though training camp opened two weeks ago.  “[Head coach] Derek [Fisher] came to me after the first practice and said there were some pretty basic problems that we would need to work through,” said Jackson. “So I came to a practice to...
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Knicks' J.R. Smith called the 'new Dennis Rodman' by The Worm himself

Saying a player is the modern-day version of Dennis Rodman is both a compliment and an affront to humanity. If it means comparing one's talent to that of Rodman and his five NBA rings and seven straight rebounding titles, then, hey, that's alright. If it means saying a player is a candidate to visit North Korea and be a guest on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,"...
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J.R. Smith is the new Dennis Rodman, according to Dennis Rodman

If the New York Knicks are going to have what they would refer to as a successful season, J.R. Smith will likely need to play an important role. Smith is clearly talented enough, but there is always the question of whether or he will “bring it” game in and game out. Then there are his...Read More
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Dennis Rodman Says J.R. Smith Is The ‘New Dennis Rodman’

J.R. Smith finally got the stamp of approval he wanted. Weeks after Phil Jackson compared him to Dennis Rodman, Rodman himself officially agreed with the assessment. Sending love to the zen master @PhilJackson11 and the @nyknicks for this season. Good luck to @therealjrsmith who is the new Dennis Rodman — Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) October 15, 2014 Rodman believes Smith adds...
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Dennis Rodman Says J.R. Smith Is The ‘New Dennis Rodman’

J.R. Smith finally got the stamp of approval he wanted. Weeks after Phil Jackson compared him to Dennis Rodman, Rodman himself officially agreed with the assessment. Sending love to the zen master @PhilJackson11 and the @nyknicks for this season. Good luck to @therealjrsmith who is the new Dennis Rodman — Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) October 15, 2014 Rodman believes Smith adds...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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JR Smith says he has to think more in Triangle offense

It’s NBA pre-season. Teams are still working out the kinks to their game. The Knicks are one of the teams people will be paying a lot of attention to this season. A new team president in NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson, a new coach in Derek Fisher, and the introduction of the triangle offense. So how is the team handling learning one of the most complicated offenses in...
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J.R. Smith says back spasms due to long preseason bus rides

J.R. Smith experienced back spasms in the second quarter and left for the locker room briefly. He still returned to play in the second half but finished just 1-of-7 for four points in the Knicks’ 84-77 preseason win over the 76ers at the Carrier Dome. Smith said the spasms “have been going back and forth the past few days.’’ The shooting guard also said he got it from the...
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2014-15 NBA Preview: New York Knicks

After a brief period of semi-relevancy in the East, the Knicks have once again sunk to the lottery cellar despite a bloated budget. They’re a prime example of the dangers of short-term thinking and how you shouldn’t overpay for your second options (Amar’e after failing to bring in LeBron) just because you have the resources. Those decisions set the ceiling low on the potential...
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JR Smith Says Triangle Offense Forces Him to Think

People have wanted JR to use his brain for a very long time, so this is good for him. He has all the talent in the world, but talent only gets you so far. Because he isn’t use to thinking and using some basketball IQ is why at times he makes bad decisions on the court. So while you don’t want to take away all of his natural instincts, if working in the triangle decreases his...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Knicks' new triangle offense than we're used to playing

J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and going, stuff like that. Now, cutting, making sure we&...
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KMichelle shares why she bypassed OchoCinco and what went wrong with JR Smith

Singer and reality star KMichelle has never been shy about expressing what goes on in her private life. In a recent interview with *************, the topic turned to KMichelle’s love life and some of the athletes she’s dated. K Michelle dished on what she doesn’t like about JR Smith, why she turned down Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson, and why Hornets Lance Stephenson is a good...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Hire ‘Mindfulness Trainer’ To Promote Phil Jackson’s Zen

Will JR Smith be more mindful of his YOLO threes?  Will Carmelo Anthony be more mindful about being a ball-stopper?  Will Phil Jackson be mindful that he’s the top executive, and not the coach? Those questions and more will be answered with the Art Of Meditation. According to Ian Begley, Phil Jacksonn and the Knicks have hired an expert to teach “mindfulness training” to...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Knicks Have Started Their ‘Zen’ Training

Will JR Smith be more mindful of his YOLO threes?  Will Carmelo Anthony be more mindful about being a ball-stopper?  Will Phil Jackson be mindful that he’s the top executive, and not the coach? Those questions and more will be answered with the Art Of Meditation. According to Ian Begley, Phil Jackson and the Knicks have hired an expert to teach “mindfulness training” to a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fisher praises J.R. Smith's work ethic and starts J.R. in preseason opener

Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher, though, made it clear that his lineup can change before the start of the regular...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks’ J.R. Smith Says Triangle Offense Will Take Time to Learn

After a horrific preseason debut against the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, suffering a 20-point beat down 106-86, New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith believes the team will learn the new triangle offense system by New Years, January. Ian Begley of ESPN reports: "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston in their...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is J.R. Smith gaining the trust of the Knicks?

When one thinks of J.R. Smith as a basketball player, they might think of his questionable shot selection, his explosive scoring ability, or his propensity to get into on-court skirmishes. But being a responsible team leader? That is not normally an attribute associated to Smith. Well, according to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, that is exactly what J.R. has been thus far in training...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Somehow, J.R. Smith is gaining the trust of the Knicks’ new coaching staff

When one thinks of J.R. Smith as a basketball player, they might think of his questionable shot selection, his explosive scoring ability, or his propensity to get into on-court skirmishes. But being a responsible team leader? That is not normally an attribute associated to Smith. Well, according to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, that is exactly what J.R. has been thus far in training...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Knicks learning triangle

After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the triangle offense. According to J.R. Smith, it might not be until January. "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston in their preseason debut. "Over the course of the year, understanding...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Says It Could Take Months To Learn ‘Triangle Offense’

J.R. Smith is used to playing in free flowing-green light offensive systems for the majority of his career.  Smith admitted to the media that he’s suffering growing pains while learning Derek Fisher’s triangle offense.  “It’s going to take a few months,” Smith said after the Knicks’ 20-point loss to Boston in their preseason debut. “Over the course of the year, understanding...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith Says Its Going to Take Months to Learn Triangle

I think the Knicks are overthinking this. It shouldn’t take months to learn the basics of the Triangle offense. They aren’t learning to be brain surgeons. I know it is more complicated than “hey let me take a contested three every time down” offense JR Smith is use to, but if you really put the time in, you will know what to do fairly quickly. It is like the Knicks and in...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take Knicks a ‘few months’

J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were stuck in cement. “It’s going to take a few months. Over the course of the year understanding...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Roundtable – Who Should Start?

Preseason basketball is usually as meaningful as a James Dolan promise, but with three legitimate shooting guards, four injury prone big men, but just one guaranteed starter on the roster, Derek Fisher certainly has his work cut out for him in early October. The amount of possible combinations are endless, and I think it’s safe to say that the general public will be hard-pressed...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith Welcomes Dennis Rodman Comparison

New York Knicks guard and former Sixth Man of the Year JR Smith really doesn’t mind that his new boss Phil Jackson compares him to the mercurial rebounding legend Dennis Rodman. “Last time I checked Dennis Rodman’s got what three, four rings?” Smith said Tuesday about the Worm, who actually won five NBA titles with the Pistons and Jackson’s Bulls during his career. “I’m...
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