If you need to know why LeBron James produced more offense for a team in the championship round than any in league history, just look at his most unsupportive, supporting cast.
With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving out, by all rights the Cavaliers should be down two games instead of heading back to Cleveland with home-court advantage.
J.R. Smith — who was traded to the Cavaliers in January — admitted on Wednesday that he was insulted and felt disrespected when Knicks president Phil Jackson dealt him along with Iman Shumpert.
Needless to say, J.R. Smith is enjoying every minute of his time in Cleveland with LeBron James.
J.R. Smith was ejected from Cleveland’s playoff game on Sunday after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston’s Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.
Sunday’s defeat to the Cavs was made even more embarrassing by a vicious alley-oop from Shumpert to Smith. Somebody get P-Jax an antacid — ASAP.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 18 points, J.R. Smith had 17 and hooked up with Iman Shumpert on a dazzling dunk in their return to the New York, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Knicks 101-83 on Sunday.
“Everybody in the building was pretty much walking on eggshells, so it’s kind of hard to prosper that way, especially when you’re not accustomed to it.”
Smith was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2013, but has battled injuries to his heel this season, along with his usual struggles with shot selection and focus off the court.
It is fitting that the pro basketball team that calls Manhattan its home is as overpriced as the city itself. Sell your tickets, Knicks fans. Sell them quickly.
The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.
Boomer has been calling for a culture change with regards to the Knicks for a long time, so he was thrilled to see J.R. Smith go…
The Cavaliers have traded guard Dion Waiters to Oklahoma City and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the rebuilding New York Knicks in a three-team trade.
As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.
The Knicks should be jumping at a chance to trade him for anything with a pulse (or not) that has an expiring contract this season.