J.R. Smith says he’s destined to be one of NBA’s best shooters

Sam Spiegelman

J.R. Smith has a message for his fans.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Smith had the following message for his doubters:

They said I wouldn’t make it! I did! They said I wouldn’t stay! This is my 11th yr! They said you can’t shoot like that in the league! I’m on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen! Bottom line what yall say don’t me sh@$ What I do says everything! #Gone

Smith, at times, has been one of the league’s best shooters. He’s a career 37 percent 3-point shooter and almost good for 43 percent from the field. He’s averaged 13.4 points per game in 10 NBA seasons.

Nobody is going to confuse him with Ray Allen, though.




126 comments
lindro88
lindro88

Hopefully JR will behave himself, stay healthy and have a good season. Anything he posts is irrelevant.

bblessed
bblessed

He doesn't get this much venom from other team blogs... What he said wasn't wrong....numbers don't lie. I understand that Jr could be so much more but that's no reason for this level of venom.

greekfreak
greekfreak

It's funny how people knock JR for not caring and being selfish, yet now that he's saying he wants to be a leader and one of the best shooters in the game, people are still getting on him

Max Denby
Max Denby

Dear lord.  Honestly i love JR, but Phil needs to call I'm and tell him no more social media. 

HarthorneWingoStarr
HarthorneWingoStarr

He's certainly on pace to become one of the games greatest egotists and all-around goofballs. And given the game's history of self-promoters and headcases that might be more impressive than one of the greatest shooters!

jojo218
jojo218

JR SHUT  YOUR MOUTH AND PUT THE BLUNT DOWN  DRUGS MAKE PPL SAY THE CRAZIEST THINGS

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Ian Begley @IanBegley

At his basketball camp, Iman Shumpert says he's been working on "getting that trust back" in his left leg to cut & jump more effectively.

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Shumpert expects more opportunities to cut & slash to the basket in the triangle offense & he's worked to strengthen his left leg for that.

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Iman Shumpert believes that the #Knicks this season will "be able to clean up a lot of the stuff that we went through last year."

Ian Begley @IanBegley

On the triangle, Shump says: "I'll be able to use my athleticism a lot more than standing in the corner.” A reference to last year, I think.

Jonah Ballow @jonahballow

"I like to deal w/ stuff like that.” @Iman Shumpert on the new-look East, facing LBJ/Love/Irving in CLE & healthy Rose in CHI.

TkBK1ng
TkBK1ng

@bblessed  just the way it is ... if harden said that it would be no problem

johneco
johneco

@greekfreak  He's not saying he wants to be one of the best shooters ever, he's saying he IS.  After shooting 20% in the playoffs for us, 30% career.


brookdon
brookdon

That subtle Woodson jab ( standing in a corner) was cold lol

TkBK1ng
TkBK1ng

@jimm1200  he wont see much playing time they have like 5 guards ahead of him if im not mistaken

bblessed
bblessed

But if harden played for the Knicks..... He'd be the worst player ever as well.... I like that we are so called 'knowledgeable' fans but some of us need to get over ourselves.

2dullah2
2dullah2

I see nobody else caught that... Lol...

But im pulling for him. I WANT him to stay... But if he HAS to go then... so be it.... I dont wanna use any REAL cap space on him unless he absolutely blows us away next season...

Took me awhile to cool on him cuz im a big fan but it is what it is at this point

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@knicksgirl35 @SheSaidSpikeWho I'm proud of you lol ;-)


Shump can't win though. If he's rapping, he's not working. If he says he's working, he should be quiet lol. We'll see if he walks the walk in October. 

jimm1200
jimm1200

@TkBK1ng @jimm1200 yeah, signed as a 3rd string PG (250k year 1 and 750k year 2).  But still, a2 year deal is a 2 year deal. 

lindro88
lindro88

Any venom the fans show JR is a result of his own idiotic behavior.

TkBK1ng
TkBK1ng

@greekfreak  ironic thing is when melo clashed with the coach pringles about wanting him to stand in the corner he got bashed for it ...

chitwood
chitwood

@sandro...Felton just isnt any good

TkBK1ng
TkBK1ng

@Sandro Guedes @TkBK1ng @knicksgirl35 @SheSaidSpikeWho  but I never killed felton like most did on this blog ... I understand he wasn't paid the best so he isn't gonna play the best but stat? the highest paid player on the team? second highest paid player in the league? yea he deserves to get bashed

chitwood
chitwood

but Shump is commin up and Stat is on his way down

chitwood
chitwood

@tkbking...doesnt matter whos makin what,being that we are all knicks fans,any player not pullin his weight deserves to be bashed.but lets wait till the games start for real.Nobody has been bashed more than STAT,and it was a dumb signing by the knicks,who just got the azz from lbj.The team woulda been in alot better shape had we been patient..

chitwood
chitwood

@sandroguedes...Melo is a very talented ballplayer,who fell in love with his own headlines a log time ago.always just got in minimal shape,still scored high,but takes plays off that he doesnt deem important.for ten years ,all ya heard from Melo lovers was,"he just doesnt have the kinda body thats cut" well now if he works real extra hard ,he can have that cut body..but doesnt that mean hes been pretty lazy for 10 years? (serious qustion)..for that he should be bashed

StraightShot
StraightShot

@SheSaidSpikeWho @BigChiefTriangle @knicksgirl35

Mix of business/personal travel, plus it's been pretty dead as far as Knick news...had only been logging into TKB during my occasional bouts of insomnia, lol.  


But I won't be able to keep away from the game threads come regular season.  This season is gonna be a fun one.

siknick
siknick

I don't understand the hate for stat ,it's not like he doesn't give his all he just always got injured . He can still drop 18 point a game just need to surround him with good defensive players.