Here we have Tim Hagerty, a broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, and Chris Smith, a pitcher for those same Chihuahuas doing a standard get-to-know-you interview. You know, how do you like El Paso so far? and Love the community, love the fans and OH MY GOD IS THAT GUY OK?
Over at Sports Illustrated, media writer Richard Deitsch has a collection of the responses 44 respectable sports media types gave when he asked who the most fascinating person in sports will be next year. Their picks were mostly about as exciting as you'd expect, with Johnny Football coming in as the consensus choice,…
The fact that J.R. Smith's little brother occupies a spot on the Knicks' roster is and always will be a sad joke. This truth is not lost on Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings, who last night sent a since-deleted tweet expressing incredulity at the existence of Chris Smith's NBA career.
Woj has a column up that's ostensibly about the Knicks' latest insane notion—that they can sign Kevin Love in 2015—but which actually serves as a fine excuse to catalog New York's pervasive, perpetual state of rot. It captures basically every ill of the franchise in one tidy paragraph:
Chris Smith makes the Knicks roster: Chris Smith is not a good basketball player. Chris Smith is J.R. Smith's brother. [NYP]
Monday was J.R. Smith's birthday and to celebrate, Chris Smith apparently got a tattoo of his brother's face on his back. It also say "Always got my back" beneath the portrait. Kind of inspirational, when you think about it. Kind of really weird when you think about it some more.