Oh J.R., what are we going to do with you?
It's been two days since J.R. Smith earned himself a stern warning from the NBA for untying Shawn Marion's shoe during a game, but now the league has decided to fine Smith $50,00 for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct," which is a hilarious way to describe untying a person's shoes.
J.R. didn't give the league much of choice, though, because even after being warned, he went ahead and tried to pull the same stunt on Greg Monroe last night. After the game, he offered this...um...explanation:
"I wasn't really too concerned about [getting fined],'' Smith said after the game.
When asked if he understood the message from the league, Smith said, "Yes and no. I'm not really supposed to talk about it.''
He also didn't do himself any favors with this tweet:
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) January 6, 2014
When Michelle Rodriguez becomes the owner of the Knicks, J.R. Smith will be the first player she signs to a max contract.