Date: 12/12/2012

Kobe Bryant is the last person that most players in the league want to cross, because they know that if they anger the Black Mamba, then he'll have no trouble biting them back and ripping the heart out of their team's chest by dropping buckets upon buckets against them. This past season, though, with the Lakers playing as poorly as they did, J.R. Smith wasn't about to be intimidated by Kobe or his Los Angeles teammates.

Smith made this known on his Twitter feed in December, when he refused to back down from talking shit about Kobe. If stepping up to one of the biggest badasses in the league doesn't make you a badass in your own right, then nothing does.