Might call some of my Number street homies an put #Detroit on smash for a min!#DeadSerious—
JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) November 14, 2013
We told you that the Knicks’ J.R. Smith and the Pistons’s Brandon Jennings got into a little twitter beef when Jennings questioned whether J.R.’s brother Chris Smith deserved to be in the NBA? (He’s not the only person to question that.)
We told you that the league was investigating the tweet you see at the top of the page, one J.R. Smith sent out (and has since deleted), one that the league didn’t find amusing.
Now the league has come down with a $25,000 fine on Smith for “directing hostile and inappropriate language to another player via his Twitter account, in violation of NBA rules.”
It’s not really a surprise, the league is very image conscious, especially if it is something a critic can tie the word “thug” to. The league has worked hard to lose that image. So Smith gets fined for his tweet.
Now we can all move on. I hope.
NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook hit 4-of-6 3-pointers in the third quarter.
This one apparently put him on fire to the point he had to cool himself off.
It’s hard to find a new low for defense in an NBA All-Star Game.
But Stephen Curry was laying down on defense. Literally.
The result was a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk and Curry ending up in the highlight anyway.
Hey, DeAndre Jordan, where was this Saturday night during the Dunk Contest?
The Clippers’ big man threw down an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Russell Westbrook during the All-Star Game Sunday that was better than anything he did on Saturday night. Enjoy
NEW ORLEANS — Even in a game conducive to highlights, LeBron James went above and beyond.