Nov 14, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT
Star players get special treatment in the NBA. Everyone just accepts that.
But when merely above-average players like J.R. Smith get significant special favors, the floodgates open.
Unless you’re Brandon Jennings, whose stature is similar to Smith’s. Then you want to know why you can’t get your buddies into the NBA, too.
That tweet – referencing Pooh Jeter and Bobby Brown, who, like Jennings, are from Los Angeles, but are playing in China – was deleted. That’s why you’re seeing the message through a Holly MacKenzie retweet.
J.R. Smith didn’t respect any of this:
Jennings tried to preach love:
Don't hype this it's not beef. It's just basketball talk. I know how twitter get!!!—
BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) November 14, 2013
It didn’t work:
Smith is likely referring to Selby dunking on Jennings in a 2011 Goodman League game:
The Pistons and Knicks play Tuesday, and that could be more interesting now. Though if Smith and Jennings hijack the game to out-shoot each other, a real possibility, that would probably destroy the quality of basketball. On the other hand, what would the quality be regardless?
Here’s the real lesson: In a Twitter beef between Jennings and J.R. Smith, the only real winner is Chris Smith, because he’s getting paid. I guess that makes J.R. Smith a winner, too.
Jennings? He’s just yapping and accomplishing nothing, though I enjoy when ever players speak truth regardless of whether it’s rational for them to do so. Jennings not wrong, but as The Dude says… (And I mean that as compliment. I love the jerks.)
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