JR Smith Unties Shawn Marion’s Shoe

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Knicks guard J.R. Smith is very many things. A scorer, for sure. Dynamic? OK! Mercurial? Well, yep. Maddening? At times. Surprising? Nearly always.

Perhaps a good word to describe Smith is entertaining, because you’re never quite sure what he’s going to do, on or off the court, but no matter what it is, it’s pretty entertaining.

Take last night’s game against the Mavericks. A few minutes before halftime, Smith checked into the lineup for the Knicks, while Dirk Nowitzki was at the free throw line. J.R. lined up along the lane next to Shawn Marion, and for reasons known only to J.R., he casually reached down and untied Marion’s left sneaker. Is this a new level of subterfuge previously unseen? It didn’t seem to have much long-term effect.

So why did he do it? I guess the best explanation is, it’s a J.R. Smith thing.

VIDEO: J.R. Smith unties Shawn Marion’s shoe


  1. Mo says:

    refs should’ve thrown a tech at him + NBA should fine him. đŸ˜‰ he risks a injury, what if marion tripped over the lace and hurt himself?

  2. Paul says:

    That is as dirty as it gets!

  3. Thru says:

    JR wants a stock of Shaqtin’ a fool. . He sure is earning some this season

  4. Sam says:

    He’s a punk. It’s just like him to do something like that.

  5. Another Heat Fan says:

    this is hilarious. i think he was provoking him.

    Anyway, #Shaqtin

  6. joanneemery says:

    Oh so that’s how the Knicks won last night!

  7. iannator says:

    lol think it would have more funny if he had noticed and tried tying his shoes after the free throw and was unable to get back on defense in time

  8. RJ says:

    That’s funny. Wouldn’t have been cool if marion had rolled an ankle or something though.

  9. MHX says:

    Untied laces? don’t matter to Trix!

  10. Monstro says:

    This is nothing new…I played a couple games in high school var. back in the late 90’s and this was done. Some times in a scramble, a player might even grab the last strip of lace near the toes and yank it with there finger. This just slows the player down during a break It’s dirty, but so is flopping.

  11. skrutz says:

    He’s lucky it didn’t mess anything up. That’s pretty unprofessional, and I’m surprised he didn’t get called for a tech. I know nothing happened, but thats an easy way to cause an injury, whether through Marion tripping, or possibly trying to fix his shoe during a play.

  12. dustydreamnz says:

    I’m sure he’s on something that guy.

  13. Chelleb says:

    So mike bibby’s sneaker comes off and is sitting all by its lonesome & Dwayne “dirty” Wade tosses the sneaker towards the side line during the playoffs & nothing is said of it.But J.r smith jokingly unties shawn marion lace & everyone wants the “big guns” to be drawn get real…If shawn marion had a problem with it or there was some known issues between the 2 then let’s talk about it! But if shawn marion didn’t care much why give it so much negative life.. There are other things going on in the nba world worth speaking on.The knicks won the game by playing team ball.. All Hands Were On Deck!

  14. Jimmy Knicks fan says:

    Please fine and suspend J.R.

  15. charles says:

    Everyone thought it was funny with DWADE tossed Mike Bibby shoe in the stands in 2012,

    • Peter says:

      I didn’t.

      I thought it was unsportsman-like and that he should have been given a technical and fined.

  16. blaze says:

    dwight howard did this to jr smith the game before in houston

  17. blow_me says:

    ban him from the nba

  18. agntoo6 says:

    you guys all sound like a bunch of grumpy pants..things like this happens all the time and its usually against good friends.. relax ur selfs these people are humans let them live and laugh…they arent subject to you only to the nba ..ur a fan just lay back and enjoy the show…

  19. eric says:

    I have to give props to Marion for not crying and whining like most NBA players do.

  20. LeggoHeat says:

    DWade tossed it on the side because somebody might trip on it, it’s a hazard to have that on the court. That was far from dirty.

  21. EA says:

    c’mon people… even Marion saw it and did not even take offense. It wasnt like he did it and he didn’t see him do it.. why make a mountain out of a mole hill.. These guys are millionaires and pro players… but they are also humans who joke around every once in a while… cheer up

  22. wowwowbad says:

    He’s helping their team win….the Knicks are just as bad as it gets.

  23. Raamster says:

    Thought I was watching a Haarlem Globetrotter game with that move. Actions do speak louder than words.

  24. paco says:

    as a knick fan, id rather see him doing this than going 1-9 from deep

  25. malik says:

    dats funny

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