Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 12:03 pm  |  18 responses

JR Smith Reportedly ‘Exchanged Heated Words’ With Mike Woodson, Then Refused to Shoot vs Celtics


Friday night against the Celtics, JR Smith took only one shot in 27 minutes, a surprising stat considering the Knicks guard is generally one of the biggest gunners in the League. According to the Daily News, it was a conscious decision on JR’s part after the head coach admonished Smith for shooting too much: “J.R. Smith’s self-imposed freeze-out during Friday’s loss to the Boston Celtics came one day after the guard and head coach Mike Woodson exchanged heated words following Wednesday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, the Daily News has learned. According to a team source, Woodson admonished Smith for poor shot selection during the Bulls game and then became upset over something Smith said on the bench. Woodson waited until after the game to express his disappointment with Smith’s attitude and reminded the volatile shooting guard that he’s been his strongest advocate for the past two seasons. ’Mike said that after all I’ve done for you I can’t have you talking back to me like that,’ the source claimed. The same source added that Smith made a lewd comment that angered Woodson. During Thursday’s practice, Woodson used the game film from the win over the Bulls to demonstrate moments when Smith forced shots when he could have passed. Smith’s response to Woodson’s coaching lesson was to attempt one shot in 27 minutes against the Boston Celtics. Saturday night, Smith scored two points, making just one shot on eight attempts in 24 minutes, and appeared to be benched in the fourth quarter of a 111-106 win over the Hawks at the Garden.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjIeIA3G2s5UPQfRPYFyFDw Hart26

    Please, keep him on the bench. Hardaway has outplayed Smith, and Iman. The love affair between this awful coach and Smith has to be ended.

  • underdog

    Thank you, JR!

  • Rell

    JR need to stop acting like a high school freshman and more like a pro athlete that’s over the age of 26

  • Monika Romero

    JR needs to go on some mountain top with monks to do some soul searching and grow up already!!!
    Take responsibility and make the necessary changes to benefit your team

  • spit hot fiyah

    looks like they had more fun last season

  • Jimmie Reed

    I dont see how anyones a fan of this bonehead trade him put him on the block

  • orsyk1

    you’re almost right. JR needs to just go on some mountain top period end of story. To search for your soul, you first need to have a soul. I question that in him. There is no reason for his behavior. Take his show & his brother on the road. Can’t he go back to China???

  • fruizm

    I used to be a fan of JR, but its getting old!!

  • Yeezus

    Your nothing but a stupid female who knows nothing about basketball, and shame on these thirsty dudes that try to tell you, that you do. SMFH

  • Chester

    LOL i don’t even think that’s gonna change him. He’s 27 already, that’s his character the way it looks. #LetJRBeJR . But please knicks, trade him lol.

  • Chester

    That’s a pretty sexist thing to say man, let people speak out their own opinions brah.

  • Will Lee

    why did you sign him? He’s played like that his entire career, and he was lucky the 3s fall last season. strange for the Knicks.

  • bigA

    Yeezus… man, Kanye is such a douchebag.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    I’m guessing u were the female in the boneyard, u sexist d*ckhead.

    SMFH at SLAM for allowing stuff like this…

  • Boonie K.

    Woodson thinks if he is nice to Smith and he will change??? LOL … the guy has surgery immediately after contract extension Woodson probably begged the management to do so.

  • Shooting Guard

    the way he’s playing like garbage he could at least try to be humble


    WOW, you’re a c*nt.

  • Monika Romero

    Maybe JR needs 7 years in Tibet!!!
    I totally forgot he had been in China before, that’s probably where I got the idea
    Trade him before he spreads his cancer to those who care