J.R. Smith

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    February 15, 2012

    J.R. Smith about to hook up with Lakers, Twitter nemesis Kobe Bryant?

    It seems like only yesterday that Denver Nugget J.R. Smith was calling out Kobe Bryant on Twitter. Now, however, it looks as if Smith and Bryant may become Los Angeles Lakers teammates -- and once again, Twitter appears to be bringing them together.

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    January 3, 2012

    Ten infamous 2011 crimes with Colorado connections

    And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    NBA lockout over & so (probably) are Nuggets careers of Nenê, K-Mart, J.R., Wilson Chandler

    Denver blog posts are still stuffed from Thanksgiving. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons on the post-NBA lockout Nuggets. He gives the team a 30 percent chance of re-signing Nenê, a 1 percent shot at landing Wilson Chandler and figures J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin are Denver history. Big Media's Jason ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    J.R. Smith is going to regret taking that easy Chinese money if NBA lockout ends soon

    J.R. Smith.​Denver blog posts play hurt. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein thinks J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will rue the day they locked in to play basketball in China until March if the NBA lockout ends soon. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong on the student-loan bailout. BigM ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler & Kenyon Martin: Will a Nugget win a championship -- in China?

    J.R. Smith.​Even though the NBA season is in serious doubt, several Denver Nuggets will be in action soon. But it'll be a tough commute for local fans to see them in person -- since J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler, possibly joined by Kenyon Martin, are expected to be ballin' it up in China.

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    May 31, 2011

    J.R. Smith for riding scooter without license -- but is minor bust reminder of major problems?

    J.R. Smith.​TMZ's item about J.R. Smith's arrest in Miami over the weekend for driving a scooter without a license is punctuated with this exclamation: "THUG LIFE!!!!" Yes, the bust's minor. But is it also a reminder to the Nuggets that inking J.R. long-term means living with this kind of stu ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Nuggets: What does game three disaster versus Oklahoma City Thunder say about team needs?

    J.R. Smith.​After the Nuggets failed a game-two gut-check against the OKC Thunder, I wrote that Denver needed to make a statement in the next matchup to have any chance to win the playoffs series. Well, the Nugs did so in Saturday's 97-94 loss, all right. They let everyone know they're not rea ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    J.R. Smith whining about playing time, leaving Nuggets hurts comeback odds vs. Thunder

    J.R. Smith.​Nuggets fans have marveled at J.R. Smith's behavior since the Carmelo Anthony trade. Everything about him -- his attitude, his demeanor on and off the court, his shot selection -- seemed so much more mature that the idea of re-signing him after the season didn't seem like such a cr ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    J.R. Smith & Nuggets almost fall into Sacrameto Kings' trap, then spring one of their own

    J.R. Smith.​Nothing to fear from these three Denver blog posts -- since it's not April Fools' Day yet. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen talks about how a potential trap game against the Sacramento King became another testament to teamwork by everyone on the Nuggets -- even J.R. Smith! Colora ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    J.R. Smith, Nuggets backups help out-balance Tim Duncan-less San Antonio Spurs

    J.R. Smith.​Welcome, my friends, to a Denver blog post show that never ends. Roundball Mining Company's Charlie notes that J.R. Smith and other Nugs provided the balance necessary to top the league-leading San Antonio Spurs. Geeks Who Drink confession: "I always play ['Afternoon Delight'] du ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton should start for Nuggets over Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo?

    J.R. Smith.​Now serving three Denver blog posts. Denver Stiffs fan poster nugsncowboys thinks J.R. Smith and Ray Felton should start over Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo. Do you? Read about Colorado Ethics Watch's complaint against former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky. Denver PR Blog touts ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony trade: New York Knicks deal about to happen with help from Timberwolves?

    Carmelo.​A new partner has emerged in the New York Knicks continuing quest to obtain the services of Carmelo Anthony: the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reports are circulating about a three-way deal that could happen as early as mid-week -- although there are a lot of gaps that would have to be fil ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Melo-less Nuggets lose third straight. What does the future hold?

    ​Carmelo Anthony has missed the last three games due to his sister's death. The official word from the team is that he'll return "after Christmas." Doesn't much matter when he gets back to the team -- games with balls are of microscopic importance in comparison. For those of us with less to de ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    J.R. Smith still in George Karl's doghouse -- but should he get start instead of Chauncey Billups?

    J.R. Smith.​Your Friday bonus: three Denver blog posts. Denver Stiffs' fan poster Yugoboy thinks J.R. Smith should be given the chance to start for Chauncey Billups for just one game. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard cites a study showing Arizona losing revenue aplenty due to its immigr ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    J.R. Smith: Lawyer David Lane cites allegations "so-called victim" is shaking down J.R., Nugs

    J.R. Smith.​As speculation ramps up about where Carmelo Anthony will be traded (not if), ugly reports have surfaced about another Denver Nugget who may not be long for the team: J.R. Smith. But Smith attorney David Lane says assault accusations made against him are without merit and predicts ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Nuggets dancers photo gallery: At least this part of the team is in good shape

    Dancer Danielle is a rookie.​Plenty of bad Nuggets news lately. Note that Carmelo Anthony is reportedly demanding a trade, and Denver cops are looking into assault allegations against J.R. Smith. No wonder the most prominent item on the team's website is the naming of the 2010-2011 Nuggets dan ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Carmelo Anthony trade to the New York Knicks before next summer?

    Carmelo.​It's no secret that the New York Knicks would love to team up Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Amare Stoudemire (just as the Lakers would love to put a Melo-Kobe Bryant package together). But could the Knicks make such a deal happen this season, not next?

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    June 25, 2010

    Nuggets draft no-show: Isn't anyone trying to make this team better?

    "I need help."​Reading last night's live Denver Stiffs NBA draft thread the morning after is simultaneously funny and sad. Funny because of the range of emotions. Sad because the Nuggets didn't manage to accomplish anything, leaving them a good team, but not nearly good enough to guarantee tha ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    J.R. Smith's home robbed: Losses include $15,000 in "gambling money"

    An unhappy J.R.​Update, 3:33 p.m.: Read it below the original 11:47 a.m. item. The Nuggets' J.R. Smith had a rough season, spending more time in the doghouse than outside it. But the doghouse may have been safer than the Cherry Hills Country Club mansion he's been renting. Burglars messed wit ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Nuggets can't win game six against Jazz using formula for game five win

    Carmelo had help last night -- but will it continue?​In a Monday post in which I argued that the Nuggets were bound for a first-round playoff loss, I predicted that they'd win game five at home -- which they did last night, 116 to 102. The results were enough to prompt upbeat comments from KE ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    J.R. Smith tweets the truth: Sharing = winning

    "I know it. Now I've just got to do it."​As the Nuggets stumble toward what looks to be a surefire first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, J.R. Smith is turning to his usual soapbox: His Twitter feed. That's not always a good thing, given criticism of his allegedly gang-friendly spelling l ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Nuggets bound for first-round playoffs loss -- and deserve it

    Carlos Boozer contemplates how good it'll feel to make the Nuggets eat shit.​The 2009-2010 season started out so promisingly for the Denver Nuggets that a lot of us looked at a Western Conference Finals rematch with the L.A. Lakers as a virtual lock. That's all over -- and not just because th ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    J.R. Smith, LaLa Vazquez on Twitter: Real star of Nuggets game one win was Ty Lawson

    Giving credit where credit is due.​J.R. Smith has gotten into trouble with his tweets, whether it's been the Denver Post hinting that his spelling might have hidden gang code, an unwise decision to call out Kobe Bryant, or an "LMAO" aimed at a very pissed-off Kenyon Martin. But after the Nugg ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Kenyon Martin's hot-buttered profanity explosion: Listen to it here

    "You can be damn sure I wasn't smiling then."​We've told you about Kenyon Martin's anger over an April Fools' Day prank at his expense: J.R. Smith's driver, Laquan Johnson, filled K-Mart's Range Rover with buttered popcorn, prompting a wig-out by Kenyon and an "LMAO" tweet from Smith. It's on ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    J.R. Smith: Should Kenyon Martin have whipped him over his damaged whip?

    "Behind this smile is fury!"​J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin have reportedly kissed and made up after an April Fools' Day gag fell flat. As we noted yesterday, Smith's driver, Laquan Johnson, filled Martin's Range Rover with buttered popcorn, prompting a profanity-laced outburst from K-Mart and ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    J.R. Smith and Twitter: Kenyon Martin's probably not typing "LMAO" about that tweet

    Who's laughing now, J.R.?​J.R. Smith and Twitter -- not always the perfect combination. Last August, the Denver Post's Woody Paige knocked Smith's tweets as immature, while a separate article implied that his use of the letter "K" as a substitute for "C" recalled spelling used by members of t ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    George Karl in Denver Blogs: Another year of dealing with J.R. Smith

    "Don't shoot! Don't shoot! Oh, J.R...."​Three Denver blogs for the price of one. Nate Timmons at Denver Stiffs calls the $4.5 million, one-year contract extension the Nuggets just gave coach George Karl a "no brainer." Agreed. Just hope he doesn't lose his head and kill J.R. Smith. Becca Blo ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Denver Blogs: How to solve a problem like J.R. Smith?

    It's not who shot J.R.; it's how many shots did J.R. take?​Hey, bub. Wanna pick up some Denver blogs, cheap? Jeremy at Roundball Mining Company notes that J.R. Smith (who managed to dodge a threatened suspension) played hard and relatively smart when he first entered the Nuggets' game against ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    J.R. Smith, Nuggets problem child: Play him, sit him or trade him?

    "When I'm good, I'm very, very good. And when I'm bad..."​Why can't the Nuggets have crises one at a time instead of in bunches? The latest: The day after Carmelo Anthony folded over his ankle late in an overtime victory against the New Orleans Hornets, coach George Karl is publicly talking a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Denver Nuggets: NBA team or MASH unit?

    J.R. Smith lines up what proved to be the winning free throw against the Warriors.​Once a year, I get to use Westword's season tickets to watch a Nuggets game -- and I was lucky enough to have drawn last night's matchup against the Golden State Warriors, when Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Kenny Be's Colorado Celebrity Holiday Greeting Cards

    ​ click image to enlarge​Ed.: This week's cover story is a cartoon by Kenny Be -- a cutting edge collection of Season's Greetings from Colorado's keenest celebrities. From former U.S. Attorney nominee Stephanie Villafuerte ... .

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    November 9, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Welcome back, J.R. Smith -- and just in time

    The Prodigy's suspension is over. Time to fill some baskets.​Examine these local blogs, why don't you? Andrew Feinstein at Denver Stiffs sizes up two bad Nuggets losses. Lucky thing George Karl can put J.R. Smith in tomorrow night... Colorado Pols looks at what Scott McInnis and Mitt Romney ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Allen Iverson's advice to America's youth: "Don't try to be like Allen Iverson"

    With prodigy J.R. Smith suspended for the first seven games of the 2009-2010 season thanks to his guilty plea in a New Jersey crash that killed one of his friends (and for which Smith served jail time), the Nuggets could use some help at guard. And a prominent one's available: Allen Iverson. Not t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Denver Post gives J.R. Smith a "C"

    J.R. Smith.​As June ended, Nuggets prodigy J.R. Smith was sentenced to thirty days in a New Jersey jail and 500 hours of community service in regard to a 2007 crash that killed his friend, Andre Bell. But shortly after doing his time, he headed to Las Vegas -- not exactly a location that bespe ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 1 edition

    Photo by Kiernan MaletskyYou'll love these Meeses to pieces. Hotter than July? Or exactly as hot as July? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Meese at Twist & Shout. • DJ Vajra announces new project, offers free mix for download. • Flier of the Week: Get Down at Beta Friday, July ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Jail time for J.R. Smith in New Jersey crash

    J.R. Smith. We're accustomed to seeing celebrities threatened with jail sentences walk out of court after receiving much more minor penalties. But not in the case of Nuggets guard J.R. Smith. Yesterday, we told you that Smith faced a possible forty days behind bars in relation to a 2007 crash that ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    J.R. Smith could get jail time over 2007 New Jersey crash

    J.R. Smith. Nuggets fans know J.R. Smith as the happy-go-lucky prodigy who's sure his every shot will find nylon whether he's in the paint, beyond the arc or in the arena parking lot. But today, he's facing a prospect capable of wiping the smile off anyone's face: a jail sentence. Smith is due in ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 30 edition

    See you next month. Today in Backbeat Online: • Rabbit is a Sphere giving away entire discography. • Michael Jackson's single, bedazzled glove: What's up with that? • MP3 Freeloader: The Nautical Mile Sunday, July 5 at hi-dive. • CacheFlowe's "Computer World" video. • Download a track f ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    J.R. Smith's case of chattus interruptus

    J.R. Smith showed up for this photo, at least. The NBA playoffs raised the profile of Nuggets streak-shooter J.R. Smith to the degree that he was included in "65 in 65," a series of NBA chats facilitated by ESPN. Problem is, he didn't show up for the session, which was supposed to take place yester ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 8 edition

    Baker St. Pub. Click it or ticket. Today in Cafe Society: • Baker St. Pub moves into former Nine75. • Gelazzi's gelatinis are unwrapped tonight on the Food Network. • Milking It: Golden Grahams. • The Gin Mill adds the Barn Out Back. • Colore Pizzeria Moderna set to heat up South Broadwa ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Surviving the Denver Nuggets' down-and-up weekend

    J.R. Smith. To be a fan of the Denver Nuggets -- even the new, improved Denver Nuggets -- is to risk cardiac arrest on an all-too-regular basis. Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers would have put the Nugs in a commanding position, and they seemed to have everything going for them - ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Nuggets' confidence cuts both ways in game two win

    During the first half of last night's playoff matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, the Nuggets lacked focus. Moments when they exhibited the scorching intensity of the New Orleans series would be followed by static offensive possessions or blown defensive assignments of the sort that have been bles ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Why the Nuggets will win game four against the Hornets tonight

    Melo dresses up pretty nicely, doesn't he? Strangely, the Nuggets' 95-93 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday afternoon made me more, not less, optimistic that the team will take the series. My rationale: The Nugs blew a huge first quarter lead, as they've done innumerable times in recent ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    The Nuggets are on the up and up

    So although the Nuggets let the Thunder stay in the game about 47 minutes too long last night, it's become evident they mean business this year. They sit at the number-two spot in the conference with three games to go, with some absolutely pivotal match-ups with the Lakers and the Trailblazers. The ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Denver Blogs: How did J.R. Smith's hand feel on your ass, Kyle Korver?

    A Flickr photoKyle Korver and that cute little behind of his. Where to put advice about good blogs? In our tips jar. After hitting his eighth three pointer against the Utah Jazz last night, J.R. Smith "proceeded to spin around [Kyle] Korver in celebratory fashion, and slap him on the ass like a ki ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Denver Blogs: What did J.R. shoot?

    Some of the primary ingredients in Denver Blogs are -- yes, it's true -- blogs. Tell us about ones that don't blow here. Get ready for Nuggets man-child J.R. Smith's appearance in tomorrow's NBA All-Star slam-dunk competition by watching his top-ten jams of the season. Or else stuff it. (NuggDoctor ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007

    The Nuggets' Fight of Fancy

    At the opening tip-off of tonight’s basketball game at Madison Square Garden, don’t be surprised if you hear the ding of a bell instead of the blow of a whistle. The Denver Thuggetz vs. the New York Knickerboxers. This time it’s personal.

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    October 18, 2007

    Sports Town USA Sippin' on Some Sizzur

    With the Rockies in the World Series (it still feels weird to type that) and the Broncos two last second field goals from 0-5, Denver’s sports hierarchy is in disarray. But lost somewhere between the praise and the panic are the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets, the two teams usually on t ... More >>

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    January 3, 2007

    Darrent Williams: Party Down

    December turned Denver into a giant snow globe, sealed off and insulated from the rest of the world -- but with a whole lotta shaking going on. Especially at the corner of 11th and Speer Boulevard, where Bronco Darrent Williams was shot dead early New Year's Day. He was in a stretch Hummer limo wit ... More >>

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