The struggling Lakers are traveling to Madison Square Garden tonight to take on the red-hot Knicks. That alone is reason enough to stay glued to the TV later on this evening. But, now, there's another reason, too.

Last night, J.R. Smith took to his Twitter account to answer some tweets from fans who were warning him about Kobe coming to the Garden. And, in true J.R. Smith fashion, he used it as an opportunity to respond openly and honestly—maybe a little too honestly—about his thoughts on the Lakers, Kobe's shot selection, and, well, just read some of his responses for yourself:

#SoWhat RT @therealdemarco: @therealjrsmith Lakers in town...The Black Mamba is M.A.D. watch out..

— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 12, 2012

Yea shots! RT @igetcashandass: @therealjrsmith chill bra kobe def puttin up 40+

— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 12, 2012

Yea wit more losses too! klown RT @mentionjayraw: Kobe 30+ and still avg more EVERYTHING than @therealjrsmith #ChillBro !

— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 12, 2012

Not even close Ws matter more kid! RT @navooo: @therealjrsmith you'd do the same if you could

— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 12, 2012

As if i need your respect! LMFAO RT @thascorpionking: Losing respect for @therealjrsmith since he wants to talk about Kobe now.

— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 12, 2012

Uh-oh. Anyone else think Kobe is gonna drop, like, 80 tonight at the Garden? Apparently, J.R. isn't worried. Because, he ended his tweets last night with this:

#IAintGotNoWorries

— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 12, 2012

Damn. We'll see about that after the game tonight…

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[via Black Sports Online]