Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 10:59 am  |  15 responses

JR Smith: My Name is Not Earl

So JR Smith was ‘Earl Smith III‘ for about eight hours… and, maybe not coincidentally, he missed eight of his nine shots last night: “Earl Smith? That’s so eight hours ago. Nuggets guard J.R. Smith made a big proclamation Tuesday morning — from now on, he wanted to be called by his given name, Earl. But by game time Tuesday night, he was back to being J.R. “There was too much controversy with the switch,” Smith said after Denver’s 90-89 win in Chicago. “I got a lot of calls and text messages and e-mails. It wasn’t a good move.”

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  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    Isn’t DMX’s given name Earl? Not a good look.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    Oh and f1rst

  • Tee

    well whatever your name is, i am HIGHLY upset that the damn nuggets won over my beloved bulls. that call was not fair. =(

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “It wasn’t a good move.” To how many of his decisions over the past few years could that statement accurately apply?

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  • JP

    That game was exciting last night, towards the end, Melo should be credited with another game winner … J.R. wasn’t that impressive he looked rusty, but he should regain his form. Being from Chicago and sitting in the nosebleeds it was hard to root for the Nuggets but made the best of it.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    it wasn’t a good move to go by his given name. wow.

  • riggs

    why the hell isnt he on my nuggets on 2k10, cot damn aaron afflalo is

  • G

    Don’t call me Earl, too.

  • la huey

    says the guy with neck tattoos? the nba: where wtf happens

  • Andy

    @riggs JR Smith was suspended for the first 7 games of the season, the game against the bulls was his 1st game of the season so that’s why. He was suspended for driving recklessly in 2007.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan2.0

    lol u gotta love him

  • nastierthanu

    Earl jr pookie call him whateva dudes a problem

  • iLL wiLL

    Actually, I was looking forward to seeing Earl Smith in my yahoo! basketball lineup. Oh well, at least it was fun while it lasted.

  • Sue

    How can i find out if my name has do not hire on it?