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J.R. Smith warned but not fined for untying opponent’s shoes, tries it again anyway (VIDEO)

Jan 7, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

You’ve got to love J.R. Smith, at least to a certain extent.

During Sunday’s win over the Mavericks, Smith untied Shawn Marion‘s shoe while the two were lining up to rebound a free throw attempt. Multiple reports, including this one from Marc Berman of the New York Post, say that the league issued a warning to Smith in lieu of a fine or any further disciplinary action.

A simple slap on the wrist isn’t enough to deter Smith, however. As fans called for him to try the prank again, he at least pretended to early in Tuesday’s contest against the Pistons before ultimately being foiled by Greg Monroe.

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson told reporters before the game that Smith “shouldn’t be doing stuff like that.” Technically, he’s stopped. But Smith is clearly aware of the buzz surrounding his actions.

  1. indrathegod - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Watching that video it looks to me that he’s not pretending, but it just so happens that Monroe moves his foot quick enough.

    I must admit when he did it to Marion it was a tad funny, nevertheless it was completely unsportsmanlike and potentially dangerous. It’s all fun and games until someone trips and falls…..and Smith is responsible for a season ending or potentially career changing injury. And don’t dare it be YOUR favorite player.


  2. dbones750 - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Funniest thing he ever did

  3. ProBasketballPundit - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    LOL! I suppose it’s okay to have one criminally insane guy on the roster.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

      are you criminally stupid ?



      circle one.

  4. maracineanu16 - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    A total a$$hole and a joke of a player

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 7:58 AM

      and yet he is in the nba and you are not.

      • bougin89 - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        You should drink less before commenting on this site.

  5. jhb64 - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Woodson should be canned just because he sticks up for this ahole

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      somebody should shove you in a can and put the cover on too.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      bougin, stfu

  6. jhb64 - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    Woodson should be canned just because he sticks up for this AHOLE!!!

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      you should be shot with sheet for writing this garbage.

      • maracineanu16 - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        you’re the same a$$hole as the “player” in this article

  7. cltcsfan33 - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    People take this stuff too seriously. It’s a joke, it’s not malicious or anything. Calm down.

    • duster1982 - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      Until the next guy he does it to trips and breaks his arm. Its embarrassing behavior for a grown man

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