JR Smith fined $50000 for second shoe-untying offense

Knicks JR Smith fined

New York Knicks‘ troublemaker JR Smith got a warning from the league for reaching down and untying Shawn Marion’s shoelaces during a Dirk Nowitzki free throw in New York’s Sunday road win against the Dallas Mavericks. Not only did the swingman brush the warning off, he also admitted to doing it “every game” on Twitter.He tried the same thing on Greg Monroe during Tuesday’s match against the Detroit Pistons, but Monroe already knew what to expect. The NBA released the following statement

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $50,000 for recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. During the Knicks’ 92-80 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 5, at American Airlines Center, Smith untied the shoelace of Mavericks’ forward Shawn Marion during a free throw attempt. After Smith was warned by the league office to refrain from further conduct of this nature, he attempted to repeat the action last night during New York’s 89-85 win over the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden.”