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Monday, November 24, 2014

Casey Jacobsen: J.R. Smith was biggest ballhog, me-first teammate

Former NBA player Casey Jacobsen is now playing ball in Germany. He’s written a few blog posts for SLAM Online and his latest entry made some ripples. Jacobsen, the former Stanford star, gave his “yearbook awards,” and his award for J.R. Smith was not kind.

Most selfish teammate: JR Smith

I played with JR his rookie year in New Orleans in 2005. We were a bad team, full of me-first guys, but he took the crown. I’d never seen a guy so intent on shooting the ball every time it hit his hands and I’m sure I never will again. Watching him during his latest Denver years, I can see that not much has changed.

The best part of that burn is the last sentence. At first I thought the paragraph was going to have a happy ending and talk about how Smith has become a better teammate … but not really. Still, Smith is a good enough player where he’ll have a home in the NBA because he can score. Not many guys can drop 60 in a game off the bench.

via I am a GM



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