Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 2:27 pm  |  36 responses

JR Smith Hits Jerryd Bayless With Elbow (VIDEO)

Smith: Bayless has a ‘little man’s complex.’

JR Smith and Jerryd Bayless received double technicals in for an altercation in the second quarter of last night’s game. Smith caught Bayless with a Ron Artest ‘bow to the chest, and Bayless shoved back at Smith. From the New York Post: “J.R. Smith, wearing a band-aid on his cheek, took a shot at Jerryd Bayless’ lack of size after the Memphis guard flipped his lid following a second-quarter dust up between the two last night. Bayless and Smith got entangled and Smith raised his left elbow, clocking Bayless in the upper chest. The 6-foot-2 Bayless shoved Smith in the face and then tried to get after the Knicks guard. A livid Bayless had to be restrained by teammates while Smith backpedaled away, laughing at the scene. ‘Other than me trying to get the ball, I don’t know what he could’ve been mad at,’ Smith said after the Knicks’ 105-95 loss to the Grizzlies, their first defeat of the season. ‘Some small guards have a little man’s complex. They got to work that out.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/raymondper raymondper

    only a matter of time before JR Smith gets back to his ‘old form’

  • http://twitter.com/rubthemtogether Mind Gangster

    Novak’s skipping helped defuse the situation

  • danpowers

    ah come on, that wasnt really anything dramatic

  • L Boogie

    WHOS LEADING THE NBA IN SCORING! KOBE BRYANT , YOU PUNK ASS HATERS. i already told the “OG” slam forum trolls that u cant compare lebron to KOBE. The dude has more accolades than any NBA player and what Kobe HAS DONE cant be compared to what Lebron has done. sorry , Nope. LAKERS are the champions this year.

  • Otis

    Def glad this was only double technicals and not ejections. Let them play

  • MikeC.

    Nothing big happened. Double tech was perfect. No need to suspend or eject over a little dust up. Refs handled it perfectly.

  • Klav

    soooo JR pulled what Melo did to the Knicks a few years back

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I am pretty sure what Lebron has done can be compared to Kobe….let’s see Kobe has 5 rings and Lebron has 1. Obviously Kobe has had the advantage of playing with the better teams (Shaq…then Pau and Lamar.) but nonetheless Kobe gets the advantage in that category. Once their careers are over I would assume hat Kobe has 5 or 6 rings and Lebron has around 3. When you look at individual accolades though? Lebron wins everytime. I mean 3 MVPs vs 1? And you know Lebron is only going to win more. I think its worth mentioning that Lebron has never missed the playoffs after his first year…Kobe did in 2005…

  • Redd

    More accolades than any other player? He’s just barely better than Duncan in accolades. Relax, give me Lebron over Kobe any day.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I didn’t get to see a close up replay, but it looked like Smith’s elbow was in response to Bayless’ first shove. Didn’t look like JR started that little scuffle to me.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I want to know why Kobe Bryant was even brought up on a post about JR
    Smith and Jerryd Bayless lol. But this is the same old argument Kobe
    fans on this site make. LeBron is playing like Oscar Robertson and
    making it look easy. Kobe can lead the league in scoring all he wants.
    At this point in his career, all he does is score. We all know LeBron
    does everything on the floor easily. To me, Duncan is the best player
    since Jordan. If he had any flash to his game at all, more people would
    feel that way. Common sense should tell people that after 16 seasons,
    Kobe should have more accolades than a guy who is just starting his 10th
    season. LeBron has had a better first 9 years individually than Kobe
    had minus the rings. LeBron already has 3 MVPs compared to Kobe’s 1. 27,
    7 and 7 in his sleep. And a few more championships as the best player
    on the team will be more than Kobe’s 2 as the best player on his team.
    Kobe fans are hoping he gets another ring so that they can talk about
    him and Michael Jordan as if that will even be a conversation worth

    JR Smith threw a cheap shot. Bayless did what any man would do and reacted just like Hubie Brown said during the broadcast. I like how JR backed up as if he didn’t do anything. The most important part of last night and this season so far is the Grizzlies look like a team that could come out of the West. No one is saying a word about trading Rudy Gay now with the way he’s playing.

  • KBM

    Only Sheed can get the refs attention by grabbing his shoulder after an altercation. What a professional veteran.

  • BMamba12

    Never thought I’d see Sheed holding a guy back and helping him calm down. It’s always been the other way around.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Bayless shoves JR at 0.49, JR throws cheap shot at 0.50, Bayless shoves JR again at 0.53.

    I’m not saying JR didn’t throw a dirty elbow, I’m just disagreeing with Hubie when he says “JR Smith started it” and that “JR definitely hits Bayless first”. Bayless’s second shove was definitely warranted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaluNewYorker Jerry Alex

    Found it hilarious how on most replays of the Knicks home feed all they showed was Bayless pushing JR. smh

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaluNewYorker Jerry Alex

    and Melos never missed the playoffs….point?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    my point is if you are going to judge a player based on championships (team accolade) then you have to judge them on if they have missed the playoffs (team accolade)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    MOST of the time…….”AFLAC” lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    could not agree more

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    It wasn’t even a hard elbow it was basically a shove off. The announcer’s are over exaggerating it a bit. Also its worth mentioning that the announcer said PA announcement…smh.

  • Chukaz

    Does leaving your team and taking a shortcut to a ring count as an accolade? If so, LeBron deserves to have his name in that trophy.

  • Chukaz

    When Sheed’s the voice of reason, you know something’s wrong…

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    He was a free agent. There was no reason to stay in Cleveland and try to carry a team like that by himself to a championship when no superstar player has carried a team to a championship by himself. Ever. Not one. Last year wasn’t a shortcut. He was the best player from start to finish. No shortcuts were taken.

  • spit hot fiyah

    anthony peeler like bow by bayless

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    only if whining about the team you were drafted by, refusing to play for them, and then getting traded to play with the best center in the NBA counts as not taking a shortcut. Because that’s what loyalty’s all about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    He owed absolutely nothing to Cleveland. In fact he already had signed a 5 year deal after his orignal rookie deal. If he is not allowed to use free agency to his advantage then why is there even free agency? I guess if you had your way then we would go back to the days of the orignal New York Yankees huh

  • Caboose

    Not to interject…but Hakeem in 93-94 carried the Rockets to a ring on his own. In the Playoffs, he averaged 29-11-4-4. The next three best players were Vernon Maxwell, Robert Horry, and Otis Thorpe who averaged 14-4-4, 12-6-4, and 11-10-2 respectively. The equivalent of that would have been LeBron (25-8-8) winning a ring in 07 with Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Donyell Marshall, and Larry Hughes who averaged 13-10-1, 11-8-1, and 11-4-3 in the playoffs.

  • manu

    bayless is 6’3 200 not exactly small

  • elmaar

    The only thing is Lebron was not really in his prime at the time.
    In 2007 Lebron was 22 maybe 23, I mean cmon, you can’t compare that to a Olajuwon who at the time was about 30 AND he did not have to go through a Michael Jordan.

  • elmaar

    I with you 100% on this one.

  • Caboose

    I wasn’t comparing the two players, I was saying what kind of talent they had around them.

  • jr

    What the heck does this have to do with this video?

  • jrj

    I’d love to see Novak get in a fight. Not really, but it would be funny as hell (especially if he started it).

  • elmaar

    Read carefully what you said and what you were replying to once again.

  • Yesse

    Rasheed stopped J.R.? Since when he was the peacemaker?