J.R. Smith brings his ridiculous haircut to the Knicks (Pictures)

J.R. Smith could be a huge addition for the Knicks as the season progresses. Now that their back court has been stabilized by some dude named Lin, Smith could provide New York with the player they need off the bench to drain clutch three pointers and hit big shots. Smith contributed immediately in his first game on Sunday, as he scored 15 points during a 104-97 win over Dallas. Another thing he’ll apparently be bringing to the Knicks is his bizarre haircut.

As you can see above, Smith’s new haircut looks like he was about to replicate LeBron James’ hairline but decided against it at the last second. We’re not ready to call his new look dumber than Carlos Boozer’s attempt at pretending he’s not bald, but what’s going on here? Is this a new fashion trend? I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised. J.R. is his own breed. We didn’t forget that just because he played in China for a few months.

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All-Star Weekend party flyer says JR Smith will make celebrity guest appearance

Titans running back Chris Johnson and free agent receiver Mike Sims-Walker, both Orlando natives, are co-hosting a welcome to Orlando party on the first day of NBA All-Star Weekend. The list of celebrity guests the flyer says will attend includes a few NBA and NFL players. The one name on the flyer that stands out is J.R. Smith. We figure that refers to basketball player J.R. Smith, who’s currently playing in China.

Smith will be a free agent when he returns to the NBA and he is being courted by several teams. The problem is he can’t return to the NBA until his current season finishes. His Chinese team is currently 9th in the standings and the top eight teams make the playoffs. If they finish outside the playoffs, he could be back in Florida in time to appear at the party. His squad may miss the postseason, but I doubt he’s back in town for this one.

Picture via Chris Johnson

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

J.R. Smith’s Sister Reportedly Choked Woman During Fight with Chinese Fans

J.R. Smith’s sister reportedly choked a woman during a fight in the stands of her brother’s basketball game, as the picture above shows. Deadspin’s Timothy Burke says J.R. Smith’s Chinese basketball team — the Zhejiang Golden Bulls — was playing the Bayi Rockets, which is the same team that brawled with Georgetown over the summer. Apparently Smith drew contact but no foul was called, causing his sister to go on a rampage. Smith’s sister reportedly threw a bottle on the court before trying to fight fans in the stands..

The other pictures shared by Deadspin shows Smith’s sister getting crazy in the stands. The woman wearing the white shirt reportedly is JR’s girlfriend. Here are the other pics:

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J.R. Smith’s New Girlfriend Britanie Girard Has More Tattoos Than Him

Nuggets guard J.R. Smith is one of the most tattooed players in the NBA. We’ve shown you a picture of his neck tattoo and wondered if it meant he was a Yankees fan. For as many tattoos as he has, he’s got nothing on his teammate, the Birdman, who has the craziest neck tat in the League. But the strangest thing of all is that J.R. managed to find a girl who’s more ink-obsessed than he is.

Jocks and Stiletto Jill pointed out that J.R. is now dating Britanie Girard, a woman from LA who works at a tattoo and piercing shop in Queens, New York. She calls herself a “model, exotic body piercer, brand representative, and event hostess” on her facebook group. She has said in an interview that she has over 300 tattoos and her goal is to have a full body suit. Can you hang J.R.? Here are more pictures of Britanie Girard where you can see her fully tatted:

I knew J.R. had some gang-tendencies, but I didn’t realize he was this into ink. That’s crazy.

Pictures via Britanie’s twitter account

J.R. Smith Posterizes Gary Neal with Insane Dunk (Video)

Usually when I think J.R. Smith, I think of nothing but three pointers. J.R. can get hot from beyond the arc, but he also throws up a lot of crazy shots that just make you want to shake your head. After seeing the highlight of his dunk last night against the Spurs, maybe Smith can make a case that his NBA 2K11 rating should be higher.  Check out this video of J.R. Smith posterizing Gary Neal, as pointed out by SI Hot Clicks.

No way you can’t respect that.  Rather than throwing it up like most people do with under a second left in the quarter, J.R. realized he was on national television and decided to take flight.  The result was one of the best dunks of 2010.

J.R. Smith Unhappy with His NBA 2K11 Video Game Rating

NBA 2K11 is part of a popular video game series and its latest version for the upcoming season was just released. It might surprise you to find out that the actual players are just as interested in the video game as the fans and gamers are, but that’s the case. Particularly, players are really concerned with their ratings in the game. The ratings determine how good the player is in the game and it also is a reflection of what the programmers think of the players’ abilities. If you think this is a joke, I direct you to T.J. Houshmandzadeh and DeAngelo Hall, two NFL players who were upset with their ratings on the Madden NFL game and made their comments public.

Well, as I found out via the new basketball site HoopsJournal.com, Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was not happy with his rating when he heard about it Tuesday. He ranted on twitter:

man they got me ranked like 70 something wow guess who wont be playing 2k11

I could have got a better rating in madden!

No disrespect to anyone but I know they got people on there better then me that can’t guard my NIKE’S

It was brought to Smith’s attention that guys like Mike Miller and Jared Dudley had higher ratings than him. Smith’s a pretty good player, but maybe his streaky nature has him rated lower than he expected. As for a comparison amongst players, Smith is a much better shooter than Dudley, but I would give Jared the nod defensively. Miller is also a much better rebounder and probably as good of a shooter. Sorry J.R., you probably deserve better, but I’m not sure by how much.