Watch JR Smith Hit Glen Rice Jr in the Groin

New York Knicks guard JR Smith appeared to intentionally strike Glenn Rice Jr below the belt Tuesday night, in the waning moments of Washington’s 98-93 road win.

There’s now speculation that the NBA could look into punishing Smith.

Per the NY Post:

J.R. Smith’s availability for Wednesday’s game in Detroit could be in doubt if the NBA deems his fourth-quarter incident with [Glen] Rice Jr. intentional. The Knicks’ volatile shooting guard was caught on video appearing to whack Rice’s groin while Smith was dribbling in the Knicks’ 98-83 loss to the Wizards.


Rice crumbled to the floor, but was assessed a blocking foul on the play.


According to a Wizards team source, Washington believes Smith did it intentionally with the Knicks trailing by double digits. Smith didn’t make himself available for comment after the game.