JR Smith’s days of being distracted by Instagram Supermodels appear to be over.
Smith, who has been fined for posting naked photos of models, been caught (by me) following models during games, allegedly been thrown off his game in the playoffs while lusting after pop star Rihanna, and has gotten into enough trouble off the court that he is having trouble latching on with a team this summer, is apparently looking to settle down. Smith, despite being in the midst of a two-year relationship with another woman, proposed to the mother of his daughter Demi, with the help of Demi.
Here is a video of the proposal, posted, fittingly, on JR Smith’s Instagram.
Is JR a new man? Probably not, but if he signs with a team and makes it through the first month without taking more than two contested fadeaway jumpers per game, we may have to reconsider.
JR Smith has said and done some pretty questionable things over the years. So we shouldn’t be surprised when he goes off the wagon now and then. But his quote about defense after the Knicks’ loss to the Pistons on Friday was, well, impressively strange. Here’s what JR had to say:
“If you don’t get offended by somebody scoring on you then I don’t know what to tell you. That is like somebody breaking into your house and just taking your video game out of your hand and you just let it happen. I know if you do that to me, it ain’t going to happen. I love my Xbox.”
JR Smith might claim to love his Xbox, but given that defense is one of the weaker parts of his game, I suspect he’s more of a PlayStation guy…
The NBA has suspended JR Smith after he hit Glen Rice Junior in the “groin” (yes, that means balls) in Tuesday night’s Knicks-Wizards game. Smith, who was suspended for five games last year after failing a drug test, will only be forced to miss one game this time around, at least as far as the NBA is concerned. As such, JR will not play in Wednesday night’s game against the Pistons (whose point guard, Brandon Jennings, was the recipient of hostile tweets from Smith which led to JR receiving a $25,000 fine last season). -Tommy Rothman