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J.R. Smith puts down a ridiculous reverse jam (VIDEO)

Jan 3, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

New York Knicks J.R. Smith hugs Pablo Prigioni in front of San Antonio Spurs Gary Neal after Prigioni made pass in NBA game in New York

I fear that Knicks guard J.R. Smith may have an addiction to dunking. The warning signs have been there, but one particular play in a blowout win against the Spurs kind of confirmed it for me.

Knicks backup point guard Pablo Prigioni just wants to throw Smith a regular pass off a backdoor cut. Textbook. Something J.R. could easily catch and convert on the other side of the rim for a nice, simple layup.

But J.R. Smith cares not for Prigioni’s desires, because when a dunker goes backdoor, he wants to throw it down.

Check out Smith turn a pass that was about hip-high into one of the weirdest (but coolest) alley-oop connections you’ll see this season:

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Yawn. #KnicksTape. Spurs just got taped.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 4, 2013 at 7:13 AM

      JR has been transformed, this kid is finally getting some respect from the league, his teammates and most of all his coach has so much faith in him he tells him to shoot it.
      a lot of it has to do with him playing smart too, and he does know how to pass.
      and his addiction to dunks, is awesome!

      chicks dig the dunks……………….

  2. irishfan109 - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Thumbs up for this dunk.

    Thumps down for Harrison Barnes’ dunk over Pekovic.

  3. irishfan109 - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM


    lol, fail

  4. jimmygrahamchrisivory - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    J.R. is being robbed out of an All-Star selection this season

    • saint1997 - Jan 4, 2013 at 3:23 AM

      he could still get it from the bench…sooo athletic and versatile offensively plus with all that extra hustle someone has to be taking notice

      • zerole00 - Jan 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

        I know the problem with Smith is that he’ll take the shot whether he’s been making them or not, but he’s been making them so much this season I think he deserves an All-Star selection too.

        I’ve got nothing against Lin, but if he gets selected over a player like Smith this season I’ll have nothing but disgust for the fans.

      • ljl2 - Jan 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        zerole00 –

        While I get the sentiment, Lin can’t be selected over Smith. They’re in different conferences.

      • zerole00 - Jan 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

        I think you took my words to literally, I meant if Lin gets selected and Smith doesn’t, not that Lin gets selected over Smith.

  5. nbascreed - Jan 4, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Other than Wade there is not a better 2 guard in the East

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      Wade has bad wheels………….

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      He’s better than Wade and healthier. Wade is downhill from here. JR is the most athletic and most skilled 2 guard in the East, and the only Kobe reigns supreme at that position.

  6. badintent - Jan 5, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    When JR was doing this same stuff in Denver, no one was calling for him to be an All-Star. He got game but drove Karl crazy for almost the same reasons that Kobe drove Phil nuts.Lin and I say JR has a ying/yang game.

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