Mike Woodson Says J.R. Smith’s Behavior is ‘Ridiculous’

Mike Woodson

J.R. Smith was recently fined $25,000 for threatening Detroit Piston guard Brandon Jennings on Twitter. That kind of behavior is nothing new from Smith, but in an interview with ESPN, even Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has had enough.

“I was not happy about that and that’s why we had a behind-the-door meeting with he and Chris [on Thursday] because it’s ridiculous,” Woodson said during his weekly radio interview on ESPN New York Friday.

“There’s got to come a time where you stop putting yourself in that position. It’s going to come a time when you keep doing it, eventually no team is going to want to deal with you. You got to learn from it. Those are the things where I’m trying to get this young man to.”

Smith seems to get fined every other week by the league and still keeps up his antics and even seems unapologetic for his actions. Smith, 28, has played nine seasons in the NBA, so his behavior isn’t because he’s young and immature.  Perhaps a stiffer punishment would make him change his childish ways.





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