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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  6 responses

Josh Smith Doesn’t Mind Criticism of Jump Shots


Hawks fans, players, and coaches get on Smith for his love of the long jumper, but he’s not letting it affect him (or his shot selection.) The AJC reports: “Hawks forward Josh Smith wants you to believe he doesn’t hear thousands of home fans pleading with him not to shoot when he winds up from the perimeter. ‘I put them on mute,’ Smith said Monday, smiling. Eventually Smith, an Atlanta native, acknowledged that he hears the fans but noted there were a lot of Bulls supporters at the game. ‘Those are the people saying it,’ he said, still smiling … After the game Smith seemed annoyed by reporters’ questions about his jump shots. ‘The media is trying to ‘T.O.’ me,’ Smith said, referring to controversial NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens … Smith said the treatment from fans ‘doesn’t faze me’ because his teammates are supportive. He said he believes fans want him to see him play to his potential, especially since he’s a local. ‘No matter what they say about me I love them,’ Smith said. ‘I really do. It’s a love-hate thing. They hate me.’ Smith smiled before adding, ‘We’ve had our times but it’s sort of like a brother thing.’”

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  • Riggs

    and that is why he will blamed when they lose. He’s such a friggin bonehead. If people at your own arena scream NO or groan when you shoot, stop doing it.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Ree Roe

    Josh, we love you back. We just hate you taking 3 pt shots & long jumpers when if you take it inside you’re unguardable.

    Go Hawks & get in the paint Smoove!

  • http://bulls.com airs

    i don’t mind his shot selection one bit!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Didn’t he quit taking those stupid jumpers last year but started doing it back again?

  • 1982

    If you’re effective, people will shut up. But you can shoot jumpers until you’re 40. You won’t have those knees in 5 years, use em…

  • Fannin

    Josh must be deaf dumb. He’s a hell of an athlete but just an awful shooter. He refrained from taking those long jumpers last year so why the eff did he start doing it again. Oh, I forgot. Joe passes it to him while he’s out there. So does Marvin. So did Bibby. All of them are to blame. Instead of passing it to Josh they should have motioned for him to move his long athletic ass toward the cup. Damn. Why don’t you see it. And just because you can rebound and dribble the ball up the court, doesn’t mean you should. Give the ball up to the point and let him make the plays. Damn.

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