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Xander Bogaerts accidentally tweeted picture of girl in a thong

Xander-Bogaerts-Red-SoxBoston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been billed as the next big thing in baseball. The 21-year-old Aruba native hit .269 in 12 postseason games last year, helping the Red Sox en route to a World Series championship. He’s a phenomenal fielder and a great hitter, but he needs to improve at Twitter.

After Boston beat the Chicago White Sox in extra innings on Wednesday night, Bogaerts sent out an interesting tweet.

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Bill Simmons trolls J.R. Smith with NBA Green Week comment (Video)

The New York Knicks fell to the Miami Heat 102-91 on Sunday, but J.R. Smith set a couple of records during the process. Smith hoisted an NBA-record 22 three-pointers, making a Knicks-record ten of them on the way to 32 points.

Sunday’s performance comes on the heels of a 32-point outing against the Washington Wizards on Friday that saw Smith drain eight three-pointers.

J.R. Smith’s recent barrage of long distance buckets has coincided with NBA Green Week (April 3-10), when the league aims to raise awareness and funds to help protect the environment.

Of course, “green” and J.R. Smith have become joined at the hip for another reason since the guard tested positive for marijuana and was suspended for the first five games of this season. And ESPN’s Bill Simmons took the opportunity to capitalize on the moment that presented itself.

Here are all ten of J.R. Smith’s threes from Sunday’s game.

JR Smith doesn’t want dudes getting mad if their girls follow him on Twitter

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The New York Knicks are currently clinging to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference and are in position to make the playoffs, but JR Smith just had to get something non-basketball related off his chest on Thursday night. Smith, who we know is the ultimate baller with the ladies, took a few moments to call out guys who get mad that their girlfriends are following him on social media.

You said it, JR. A relationship is all about trust. Plus, the Knicks swingman probably doesn’t want your girl anyway.

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JR Smith’s brother Chris reportedly left his D-League team over playing time

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The controversy surrounding J.R. Smith’s brother Chris within the New York Knicks organization continues.

The Knicks originally signed Smith last offseason, and there were whispers he was promised a spot on the NBA team’s roster as a condition to JR re-signing with the Knicks as a free agent. JR was pretty ticked when the Knicks released Chris. Chris’ standing within the organization has gotten even worse since then.

The Knicks’ D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, waived Smith on Tuesday. But here’s where the story gets good.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Smith packed up and left the team days ago because he was unhappy with his playing time.

ESPN NY’s Ian Begley says Smith had issues with the coaching staff.

Smith averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds with the team in 23 games. He averaged 20.8 minutes per game.

The Knicks are probably hoping that JR will follow his bro’s lead and leave the organization so they can somehow get out of his bad contract.

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JR Smith moves on from shoelaces to headbands (Video)

JR Smith just cannot resist messing with the gear of his opponents. Now that he has been fined for untying the shoelaces of his opponents during games, he’s moved on to headbands.

Check out what he did to Vince Carter during the fourth quarter of Monday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.

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JR Smith crosses up Tristian Thompson and Anthony Bennett, throws down dunk (Video)

JR-Smith-windmill-dunkYou see what happens when New York Knicks swingman JR Smith actually feels like playing? Smith put on a show in his team’s 117-86 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. The first of his highlight-reel plays came in the first quarter, when he blew past Cavs rookie Anthony Bennett and threw down a nasty windmill dunk. Kyrie Irving was the victim at the back end of the play.

While the dunk was impressive, you could argue that Smith’s best play of the night came in the third quarter when he embarrassed Tristian Thompson with a step-back crossover. Smith literally made Thompson tweak his ankle and fall to the floor.

Since Smith was inexplicably benched for a game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 14, he has averaged 16.4 points per game and is shooting 44% from 3-point range. He may sound like an idiot when he admits that defense isn’t exactly his expertise, but I think it’s safe to say JR’s play has improved overall.

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JR Smith admits defense is not his area of expertise

JR Smith KnicksJR Smith, whether he meant to or not, summed up his game in one succinct quote that might be our favorite quote of the year.

The New York Knicks held a long practice and film session on Thursday, the day after they fell to the 76ers for their fifth-straight loss. Smith was asked about Mike Woodson’s defensive schemes, and he refused to blame the team’s struggles on the coaches. Instead, he blamed the players. But the money shot came when Smith was asked about his views on Woodson’s defensive system.

“That’s really not my area of expertise,” Smith said, via the New York Post. “I’m more of a scoring-type player. I’ll leave that to those guys. Whatever they want to do, it’s OK with me. Just let me know.”

Game, set, match, Smith.

As you could imagine, the internet went wild with that quote, all because it’s so well known that Smith is just a scorer and not a defender. He’s also not much of a passer, too, while we’re at it.

So what are Smith’s areas of expertise? Our friend Tommy Beer took his best stab at it:

Yep, I’d say that’s right on the money.