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Is J.R. Smith partying too much?

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07:06 AM ET 05.10 | No sooner had a Knicks practice ended in Greenburgh on Thursday than J.R. Smith made his exit, avoiding media who had a few questions for him. The Knick shooting guard's latest foray into front-page headlines had him partying with singer Rihanna late Tuesday night at a SoHo club only hours after he went 3-for-15 with eight points in the Knicks' Game 2 playoff win over Indiana. But if Smith's extracurricular activities are making news, so far they aren't raising the eyebrows of his longtime Nuggets and Knicks teammate, Carmelo Anthony. "I don't want to speak on that. To me, he's focused now," Anthony said on Thursday, when asked if Smith was partying too much.

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May 10, 2013  08:15 AM ET

What an idiot!

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May 10, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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He has 2 problems.1- stupidityUnfortunately this cannot be overcome2- immaturity This is when melo and woody need to stop the hammer and TELL him to wake upThis includes stop taking crazy long jumpers

Under #2 I might add, neither Woody nor 'Melo have shown in the past that they have the necessary personnel leadership to reign in some one like JR. JSmith wan't too much different in Atlanta and Woody was clueless with him and constantly fought with him.
'Melo has his own maturity issues to deal with. JKidd is the only guy in the locker room that can make things better for JR. If JR cannot learn from Kidd, he shouldn't be in the league!!!

May 10, 2013  08:40 AM ET

He let his 6th man of the year award get in his head! He doesn't know that it won't guarantee him a good contract in NY even if he said he wants to be there. All of that 1 year of good work has been thrown away w/ his immaturity in these playoffs. NY still needs him to be aggressive if they believe they have a chance. He was 6th man of the year for a reason.

May 10, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Shawarmageddon...

May 10, 2013  09:24 AM ET

And - he didn't score with Rihanna either.

May 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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He has 2 problems.1- stupidityUnfortunately this cannot be overcome2- immaturity This is when melo and woody need to stop the hammer and TELL him to wake upThis includes stop taking crazy long jumpers

You could not have said it better... JR drove George Karl crazy! Denver was glad to get rid of him because JR is immature and suffers from toxic masculinity.

May 10, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Under #2 I might add, neither Woody nor 'Melo have shown in the past that they have the necessary personnel leadership to reign in some one like JR. JSmith wan't too much different in Atlanta and Woody was clueless with him and constantly fought with him.'Melo has his own maturity issues to deal with. JKidd is the only guy in the locker room that can make things better for JR. If JR cannot learn from Kidd, he shouldn't be in the league!!!

Great comment... You hit the nail on the head.

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May 10, 2013  09:41 AM ET

There Is A Time For Play And A Time For Work, Bro.

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May 10, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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If JR cannot learn from Kidd, he shouldn't be in the league!!!

Sixth man of the year and you're dogging this guy for blowing off some steam after a game? He's a talented player who hasn't had any major off the court issues. Say what you will, but the Knicks owe much of the season's success to JR Smith. Yes, he had a bad shooting night, but John Starks shot worse in the FINALS, but the fans appreciated the fact that he played with heart and was all business on the court. FanNation is notorious for creating stories where there isn't one. Had Smith made four more shots, this wouldn't be a story.

May 10, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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What an idiot!

What are you referring to? Rumor and conjecture? Because that's all I've read. No facts. Just someone assuming something and then writing it to sell a newspaper which in turn other lazy reporters reprint as if its the gospel. People needed to leave the drama alone and stop being so gullible.

May 10, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Sixth man of the year and you're dogging this guy for blowing off some steam after a game? He's a talented player who hasn't had any major off the court issues. Say what you will, but the Knicks owe much of the season's success to JR Smith. Yes, he had a bad shooting night, but John Starks shot worse in the FINALS, but the fans appreciated the fact that he played with heart and was all business on the court. FanNation is notorious for creating stories where there isn't one. Had Smith made four more shots, this wouldn't be a story.

BINGO!

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May 10, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Some NY Knicks fans make me sick with all of this complaining. JR Smith, whatever he's doing, is not doing anything different than he's ever done. Nobody complains about what club he's at or who he's partying with when he lights other teams up en route to the 6th man award. Just like when the Knicks win or lose. When they win according to some the next stop is the NBA title, and when they inevitably lose one, the same people vilify Melo, JR, Novak, Woodson etc., and are looking to fire them. I've heard some say that the Knicks are better without Melo which is as hilarious as it is ridiculous.

This is our team and they, like us are only human. Nobody is perfect. RE-****ING-LAX and enjoy what's left of a great season.

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