2014 - November 14 - Cover

A few nights ago, the world was on J.R. Smith’s case for taking an ill-advised (but correct given the circumstances regardless of what ‘Melo says) shot that would have given the Knicks a much-needed win. That intro sentence could have been written last week, last month or even last year.  Regardless of how many times it ends in a blaze of glory and/or shame, it is a common refrain the Knicks fan should be used to by now.  So with that in mind….

Last night, J.R. Smith was in the middle of a critical play yet again that would decide the fate of the Knicks. But where the narrative changes is in the position Smith was in; instead of heaving a last second shot for funsies, Smith was covering Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke and had a chance to make a game-saving defensive play to send the game into overtime.  But instead, this happened…

Well, at least he did in a pair of the Nike KD 7 “Away” and made the kicks look great despite the loss.  Never change, J.R., never change…

As for the rest of the night in kicks, Markieff Morris continues to go through his collection of Foamposites, Victor Oladipo returns in a new Jordan Super.Fly 3 colorway, Nate Robinson brings out an old favorite and much more.

Photos courtesy of Scott Cunningham, Ron Hoskins, Nathaniel S. Butler, Barry Gossage, Noah Graham, Fernando Medina, Stephen Dunn, Jesse D. Garrabrant, Layne Murdoch, Mike Lawrie and Scott Halleran of Getty Images/NBA Entertainment.