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JR Smith mocks Rihanna, bandwagon Heat fans

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JR Smith has been having a lot of fun with Miami Heat fans since LeBron James announced he was signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. We all know Heat fans have a reputation for jumping on and off the bandwagon, and Smith is taking every opportunity he can to remind his Instagram followers of that — even if it means taking a shot at his ex-girlfriend.

Smith posted the meme you see above on Monday, which is probably more of a shot at Heat fans than Rihanna herself. Rihanna goes to a lot of NBA games, which we know because she tends to do so without a bra on. Smith also posted this photo ragging on Heat fans over the weekend.

Rihanna has given no indication that she’s going to become a Cavs fan, though she has been a little busy lately partying with the German national soccer team. She and Smith have a long history together, so it’s not surprising that he would rag on her.

Thanks to LBS tipster David

Hey Derek Fisher, JR Smith wants to start next year

JR Smith free throwDespite the fact that he has a tendency to be wildly inconsistent, JR Smith is considered one of the best bench players in the NBA. The New York Knicks swingman won the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2012-2013 and has averaged 13.4 points per game during his career without starting much. He has apparently had enough of coming off the bench.

Early Tuesday morning, one of Smith’s Twitter followers predicted that he will win the Sixth Man of the Year Award again next season. JR responded that it won’t be happening because he plans on being part of the starting lineup.

That decision will now be left to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher. I’m sure Mike Woodson could tell Fisher all about how difficult Smith can be to manage.

If the Knicks trade Raymond Felton or Iman Shumpert, Smith may end up with a starting spot by default. Still, he has been most productive throughout his career when he comes off the bench. Now that he seems set on starting, Fisher could be faced with the start of a headache.

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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Video via @TommyBeer, GIF via @_marcus_d