Really China? Really?
Fining him what ended up being 1/3 of his salary because he “feigned” injuries and subsequently missed practices? WHO DOES THAT?
They claim that it was part of the clause that he signed and that they kept warning him. Who knows if they really did or not. When JR Smith, or anyone from the NBA really, goes to China to play during the lockout it’s not because they want to be great moral citizens closing the gap of cultural tension between China and America. It’s for the money. Come on, it is.
So they’re claiming that he just said whatever to them taking out $1.06 million from his deal? I find that hard to believe. He lead the team to a victory by scoring 60 points off the bench against the Qingdao Double Star and then again by scoring 41 against the Shandong Lions.
Does a foreign player of the week award mean nothing?
Or even being chosen to play for the Southern All Stars as a starter?
(Even though he didn’t get to play).
Why the fuck would JR Smith fake an injury? I’d play basketball with a knife in my back for that extra $1.06 million.
Or maybe he is just as crazy as we all think he is.
Isn’t it enough that he played well? What do these people want? Dear Lord.