Kenyon Martin, J.R. Smith Getting Along Again

by April 06, 2010

The Denver Nuggets’ special brand of crazy is alive and well, and the good news is that tensions between Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith seem to have subsided. That’s what the Denver Post is reporting, anyway: “Nuggets team leader Carmelo Anthony said Monday emotions have subsided between teammates Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith after the duo’s April Fools’ tomfoolery. ‘They seem fine to me. Today in practice they were talking, downstairs in the locker room, they were talking. Everything seems fine,’ Anthony said after Monday’s workout. ‘It was an April Fools’ joke. It’s now April 5.’ The stakes are too high in April basketball for the Nuggets to become divided. But Martin did say he refused to accept the apology of Smith’s personal driver, Laquan Johnson, after Johnson filled the interior of Martin’s new car with popcorn during last Thursday’s game. A source had said that Martin played a prank earlier in the day, but his prank was less serious and didn’t cause any damage to anything of Smith’s. After Thursday’s game, Martin was visibly upset, screaming about the prank. Asked Monday if he was surprised by Martin’s reaction, Smith said: ‘No, not really. Everybody knows that Kenyon gets mad. There’s nothing new.”‘