Chris Smith is officially a member of the New York Knicks!
Earlier today, he survived a final round of cuts, so he will be on the Knicks' roster for the start of the 2013-14 NBA season. And to us, that's cause for celebration. Because the only thing better than having one J.R. Smith on the Knicks is having two J.R. Smiths, right? And that's exactly what (we hope!) we're getting with J.R.'s brother joining the team. Also, he's going to spend most of the upcoming season sitting between the trainer and the guy who mops up the wet spots on the court on the bench. So we're not really all that worked up about him making the team.
But apparently, we're alone in that thinking. Because we just went over to Twitter to see how folks are handling the news about Chris making the Knicks' roster and…WOW, YOU GUYS ARE SO MEAN! Seriously, what did Chris ever do to you?!
We don't know why (well, we kinda do, but…), but Knicks fans are freaking the $^%& out over the Knicks keeping Chris Smith over, say, Jeremy Tyler. Just check out some of the tweets that we've come across this afternoon:
Chris smith only job on the Knicks is to make sure JR is in the crib before 2am & to piss test for him just in case— Harvey Dent (@EverybodyHatesX) October 25, 2013
I don't think Chris smith is good— jeremy (@jermzDadon) October 25, 2013
I hope Chris Smith is never needed at any point this season. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.— Obedinho (@ChiefIke) October 25, 2013
We need a second center but hey let's sign a bum like @3_ChrisSmith so he can play in the D League. SMD Dolan— Kyrie Curry (@EddyPeezy) October 25, 2013
Keeping Chris Smith was a part of Jr contract clause. Wont believe otherwise.— #KnicksTape (@Ish_1988) October 25, 2013
How the FUCK did Chris smith make the team.— Matty D'amore (@MattyDiamondD) October 25, 2013
Lol the knicks Kept chris smith. Jokes— mike. (@dVo_mike) October 25, 2013
I am putting together a Video Montage for my favorite Knick Chris Smith, just can't find any good footage, can't give up tho. #Knicks LOL— Alan Lyampe (@H20Alan) October 25, 2013
Giving Chris Smith a roster spot is why you can't take the Knicks seriously. They're essentially a promotional unit of CAA at this point— P Millenium Ducats (@PMileniumDucats) October 25, 2013
Chris Smith over Jeremy Tyler? I'm done....— Endoe Nova (@EndoeNova) October 25, 2013
Knicks are S T U P I D to sign Chris Smith instead of Jeremy Tyler , wow !! Just lost a great player, idiots— Josiel Delgadillo (@ItsJosi_) October 25, 2013
Considering nepotism is essentially how James Dolan wound up owning the #Knicks, it makes sense that Chris Smith would make the team.— Shane (@mrconfuzion) October 25, 2013
wtf why did the Knicks waive Tyler? And why did they sign Chris smith over him?!?!?!!?!! Da fuckkkkk— Matt Savello (@matt_savs723) October 25, 2013
Chris Smith making the Knicks will always be funny to me. Having said that, I hate the world and the way it works.— Charlie Osborn (@charlestosborn) October 25, 2013
Someone said for clean urine lmfao RT @SoloDahSystem: Have noooo idea why they kept chris smith tho lol— Harvey Dent (@EverybodyHatesX) October 25, 2013
If Chris Smith was on any other team he wouldnt have made it outta the summer league #OnlyTheKnicks SMH— Geeez 4ever (@Geeedup) October 25, 2013
why Chris smith. why— Clark Griswald (@rsandoz7) October 25, 2013
wait.... chris smith is a knick?? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— JJ (@realJAYJAY) October 25, 2013
Knicks is fucking stupid they kept that booty ass nigga chris smith because of is brother J.R— Elijah Fernandez (@_ElijahF) October 25, 2013
CHRIS SMITH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO— Paul Agostini (@PAgostini69) October 25, 2013
You guys aren't right. We know why you think Smith made the roster:
So Chris Smith is represented by CAA. So are JR, Melo Bargs, and Woodson. Ah, now I see their logic. #Knicks— Jay C. (@jcnyc_) October 25, 2013
But still…Leave the poor kid alone! If Chris Smith is the reason the Knicks don't win a 'chip this season, then they weren't mean to win a 'chip in the first place.