Good news, NBA players. You (probably) won't have to worry about J.R. Smith untying your sneakers anymore! That's because the NBA just came down on Smith extra hard for untying Shawn Marion's sneakers during a game the other night:
JR Smith has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct, the league announced.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 8, 2014
What Smith did definitely wasn't the worst thing in the world. But it sounds like the league has had enough of all of his shenanigans on the court. So we would expect him to be on his best behavior—for a little while, at least—to avoid picking up anymore fines.
[via Ian Begley]