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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:

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