George Karl’s Conflicted Feelings on J.R. Smith

by May 26, 2009

You would have them too if you had to coach the guy: “J.R. Smith has the ability to drive Denver Coach George Karl insane. How crazy? ‘Love him,’ Karl said after Smith drove the Lakers crazy with 24 points, four assists, two steals and his usual trash-talking ways during Denver’s 120-101 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night at the Pepsi Center. Karl paused for about two seconds and smiled. ‘And I hate him,’ Karl said affectionately about the wild, combustible Smith.”