Monday 22nd April 2024,
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JR Smith Fined $50,000 For Untying Sneakers of Opponents

The surprise isn’t that JR Smith was fined by the league for untying the sneaker of an opponent. Rather, the surprise is that it was only $50K.

Shawn Marion was the first victim two nights ago, and he tried the same on Greg Monroe (unsucessfully).  Ok, enough, JR.

This falls in line with Jason Kidd telling one of his players to “hit me” so that there would be a stoppage of play from a spilled drink.

According to CBS Sports:

The league has fined J.R. Smith $50,000 for what they call “recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct.”

More plainly speaking, Smith was fined for untying opponent’s shoes on the free throw line.

It started with Smith untying Shawn Marion‘s shoes the other night, or at least that’s when he was caught doing it. The league reportedly had a meeting with him to discuss it, and he was warned to not try it again.

However, he appeared to try it again against the Pistons on Tuesday, reaching for Greg Monroe‘s shoes on the free throw line.

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