Jan 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) takes a shot during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

J.R. Smith doesn’t know what ‘Growing Up” means

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Time and time again we wonder why New York Knicks’ former Sixth Man of the Year just doesn’t get it. All along, it’s been right in front of us – he just doesn’t understand what “growing up” means. Really.

This is not a joke.

Like, honestly. He just doesn’t know.

[New York Post]

“He’s [Mike Woodson] been telling me [to grow up] since I got here,” Smith told the media. “Honestly, growing up I really don’t understand the true meaning of it. I’ve been misunderstood my whole life. It’s not going to change now.”

Do you buy it? I’m not sure if I buy it entirely. This could just be his ploy to get out of “hot water” with coach Woodson. However, I wouldn’t be surprised either way, though.

Again, Mr. Woodson, would you like to comment on the situation?

But the benching didn’t last long – one game, to be exact.

Smith returned to the court on Saturday, in the Knicks’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers. But, more importantly, was there a lesson learned from the benching on the part of Smith?


“Don’t goof around, I guess,” Smith said following his 14-point, six-assist performance against Philly. “Be serious. Be a professional. And just don’t take this opportunity here you have for granted.”

Maybe, J.R. Smith has finally learned his lesson. Maybe he will progress into a much better player because of this.

Also, maybe pigs will fly – I wouldn’t bet on either to happen.


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