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Watch J.R. Smith untie Shawn Marion’s shoe during game (VIDEO)

Jan 6, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT


Watch the video above — not Dirk Nowitzki taking free throws, but on the left watch J.R. Smith bend down like he’s checking his shoes and untie Shawn Marion‘s shoe while the free throw is taking place.

Marion goes down and plays the defensive possession out then you can see him as the team inbounds the ball he bends down to tie his shoe.

Was that just an amusing prank or something a little more serious? I lean toward prank but others see it differently.

It’s not as egregious as what Kidd did, not close. but of you want to argue it is unsportsmanlike you wouldn’t be wrong. The league can try to argue a slippery slope here with other pranks and decide to nip this in the bud with a fine. I’m not sure it really deserves that kind of attention, but the league office and I often seem to have a different sense of humor.

This comes the game after Smith’s ill-advised late-game three that cost the Knicks against the Rockets. Smith is on fire for providing blog fodder lately.

The Knicks didn’t need to untie shoes, they won 92-80.

  1. sensiblevoice - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    thats 92-80 not 92-90

    • money2long - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      where’s the guy who said he was sure they wouldn’t have over 10 wins after this texas road trip

      • peterjohnjoseph - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:56 AM

        I understand you’re excitement and some of it is warranted, but you might want to wait a few more weeks before you go on a “stick it to the doubters” spree.

      • money2long - Jan 6, 2014 at 2:15 AM

        few more weeks has nothing to do with that road trip. it’s over. if u need help understanding that part. and excitement ? are you drinking ? or are you just trying to be funny

  2. peterjohnjoseph - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    I hate this kid so much, but that was hilarious.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Also, since in another post I already compared J.R. Smith to a young fat kid child who accidently ate the last cupcake, I’m going to stick with the childish behavior topic here. Does this not prove that this kid has the intelligence and mindset of a child? This is what little kids do when they want attention.

      The funniest part of the video is when Shaun doesn’t fall over. You can almost see J.R.’s eyes glance in his direction, shocked at the fact that his ploy failed. But, how? It always works in the cartoons.

      • muhangis - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:32 AM

        Shut up. I’m the only one who replied to you, in order to tell you to shut up. Even Marion was cool about it, so just lighten the f up you oaf.

  3. 950003cups - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    What a clown! It’s not a circus.

  4. lakerade - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:32 AM


  5. brugis23 - Jan 6, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    I’ve been watching lie to me lately and from that, I can sense a tremendously amount of anger in your words, my advice to you…sit down, lay back, relax and enjoy the show.

    • money2long - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      tremendous amount of anger . yes. im fuming. someone hold me back.

  6. jhb64 - Jan 6, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    Woodson should be fired just because he wanted smith back! Smith is a loose cannon

  7. saint1997 - Jan 6, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Knicks should trade Tim Hardaway Jr for a good young asset at the 3 to help out next to Shump and Melo and Tyson, maybe Mo Harkless?

    • jolink653 - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Why would they trade him for a good young asset? He already is a good young asset who clearly has talent and can play at this level. If there’s one thing they shouldn’t do, it’s trade him

      • saint1997 - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:05 AM

        They should trade him for some more usable help. They already have JR and Shump at the 2 so minutes are hard to come by, better to have an asset play 35 minutes than 18 minutes

  8. indrathegod - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    How petty and juvenile. Fine his ass, since apparently he can do as he pleases…

  9. eagles512 - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Kind of funny but wouldn’t be if he got hurt.

  10. svupper - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    He just copied a page out of Artest’s dirty playbook..

    • ranfan12 - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      Hope he copies his defense lol

  11. sdelmonte - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Immature and the sort of thing that just makes other teams hate you more. Maybe if he wasn’t having such a rotten year, it wouldn’t seem as stupid, but it just fits the pattern of bad decisions and self-centered activity he’s been bringing to the court this year.

  12. cheathamhouse1 - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    He’s going to pay a fine…JR was getting on Shaqtin’ a Fool worth it?

  13. muhangis - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    The NBA loves this sort of drama and a personality brought to the game. Helps to bring further fan interest into the league. If he gets fined, it will be nothing severe.

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