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

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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