J.R. Smith is a shooter. And as my old high school basketball coach (who, coincidentally, was also J.R. Smith's high school basketball coach for a few months, but that's another story for another day…) used to say, shooters shoot. So last night against the Bucks, J.R. Smith shot. Like, a lot. In fact, he shot so much that someone created this handy-dandy shot chart after the game to illustrate just how many shots Smith took in Milwaukee on Wednesday:
A few things we took away from this shot chart:
- J.R. Smith is not a big fan of shooting inside the three-point line.
- But he is a big fan of shooting outside the three-point line.
- So he took 17—yes, 17!—three-point shots last night.
- And of those 17 shots, J.R. Smith made just 5. Talk about shooting without a conscience!
Naturally, Knicks fans were not happy about this chart. And although the Knicks ended up winning (despite this), they let Smith know about it on Twitter after the game:
@TheRealJRSmith ilu but 19 points on 17 three pointers.....— Rocco Donatiello (@RoccoDonatiello) December 19, 2013
@TheRealJRSmith HOW DO YOU SHOOT 17 THREE POINTERS AND FINISH WITH 19PTS?— OG BOBBY JOHNSON (@MostDopeSince98) December 19, 2013
@therealjrsmith take it to the hole dude! you are better than that— Tim McDermott (@Tim_mc) December 19, 2013
But here's the funny thing: Smith didn't even know how many three-pointers he had taken against the Bucks until Knicks fans let him know about it on Twitter. So this is how he responded to all of those fans:
Lol 17 threes tho! Had to say damn my self!— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 19, 2013
And guess what? He also let the fans know that he's not going to stop shooting anytime soon:
But trust me give me that chance again I'll shoot it again!— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 19, 2013
So tweet at him all you want. But this is all you're going to get:
We lose an I take 1 shit y'all mad we win I take 23 shots y'all mad! Lol #OHWELL— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 19, 2013
J.R. Smith is a shooter, people!
So you might as well go ahead and pencil him in for 18 three-pointers against the Grizzlies on Saturday.
[via Sports Illustrated]