JR Smith says he’s “on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen!” So what’s the problem?
They said I wouldn’t make it! I did! They said I wouldn’t stay! This is my 11th yr! They said you can’t shoot like that in the league! I’m on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen! Bottom line what yall say don’t me sh@$ What I do says everything! #Gone – JR Smith via Instagram
After seeing JR Smith’s Instagram post and online replies to Smith’s comment about him becoming “one of the best shooters the game had ever seen,” I just had this amusing visual of Smith singing the chorus to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it off’ song as he unties some shoe laces:
Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Then I thought of Damian Lillard and Floyd Mayweather’s awesome replies to people messing with them on Twittter.
Then I thought about this video of Smith heading back to the hotel with some women interested in Smith’s infamous pipe.
Then I started really thinking about Smith’s claim. Do I think he’s in the same sentence with shooters like Ray Allen, Drazen Petrovic and Reggie Miller? No. Am I aware that he is ranked #30 in NBA history with 1,312 3-pointers and he not only has the Knicks record for most 3-pointers in a game but the NBA record for most 3-pointers made over 3 games? Yes I do!
If you aren’t impressed with him being #30, then let me rephrase it by saying Smith will soon pass Mitch Richmond and Dan Majerle and has already passed Allan Houston, Terry Porter, Vernon Maxwell, Dell Curry, Hersey Hawkins, Chuck Person and Dennis Scott.
So what’s the problem with Smith’s claim?