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Phil Jackson Has No Problem Dumping On Ex-Knicks

Do you wish you were a fly on the wall of the New York Knicks’ basura 2014-15 season? Of course not, but Charley Rosen was, and he’s filing dispatches to ESPN from the one day each month he spent with Phil Jackson during the course of it. He’s now up to January 10, four days after the Knicks traded J.R. Smith and Iman… » 7/20/15 5:18pm 7/20/15 5:18pm

J.R. Smith Has The NBA By The Shoelaces

Hello again, casual basketball fan! The NBA Finals begin tonight. The heavily favored Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers; league MVP Steph Curry and rising star Klay Thompson will take on the immortal LeBron James and whiz-kid Kyrie Irving. The Warriors will seek their first title in 40 years; the… » 6/04/15 10:25am 6/04/15 10:25am

Tonight Was The Good Kind Of J.R. Smith Game

Tonight was a J.R. Smith Game. That is a terrifying sentence to read for anybody who has ever been a fan of a team that J.R. Smith played for. A J.R. Smith Game is one in which he does something inexplicably stupid, like elbowing somebody in the head. A J.R. Smith Game is one in which he plays terribly because he was… » 5/21/15 1:28am 5/21/15 1:28am

J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Cleveland

J.R. Smith has been pretty good since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 14 points per game and shooting 37 percent from behind the arc. While playing for the Knicks during the first chunk of the season, Smith was scoring just 10 points per game and shooting 35 percent from behind the arc. According to J.R.… » 1/28/15 12:36pm 1/28/15 12:36pm

J.R. Smith Ends Game With A Very J.R. Smith Shot

The Knicks lost 97-95 to the Orlando Magic last night, and this here was the final play of the game. I'm not going to assume that this isn't the play Derek Fisher drew up, but Carmelo Anthony's frantic calling for the ball would seem to indicate that J.R. pulling up from three was not exactly what the coach had in… » 11/13/14 12:40pm 11/13/14 12:40pm