Back in September, we wondered if NuggetsJ.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin might win a championship in China
, where they'd opted to play due to NBA labor strife. Given the increasing likelihood of a lost season, this plan looked smart, and it could still be -- although Smith's team, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, may disagree. That's because J.R. injured his knee in his first game.
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At this point, it's unclear how serious an injury Smith sustained. According to Yahoo! Sports, Smith's dad doesn't think it's a season-ender. Judge for yourself based on the clip of the incident below.
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