Nov 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) controls the ball against Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

J.R. Smith: “No loyalty in this game”


To no one’s surprise, there is more news surrounding New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith. This time, it’s still related to his poor tasted tweets and fine he received because of them. Regarding atwitter war that broke out on Wednesday between him and Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN, said

“There’s no loyalty in this game, so there is no loyalty player to player,” Smith said before the Knicks hosted the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. “There’s no loyalty between anything in this game. I don’t really expect that it should be like that, but it isn’t.”

Knicks coach Mike Woodson isn’t particularly happy with the way Smith has been acting lately.

“He’s just got to clean up,” Woodson said. “You know that, and I do. He’s got to let things roll off, let it go, and just concentrate on playing basketball.

This whole controversy began when J.R.’s little brother, Chris, made the Knicks’  roster. Some players, including Jennings, weren’t quite sure why he made a professional team’s roster instead of other players.

What do you think? Was it right for Smith to keep adding fuel to the fire of this debate? Or should he have just bygones be bygones? Leave a comment below.

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