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J.R. Smith Tries to Untie Another Opposing Player’s Shoe (Video)

by: Joseph On  Wednesday, January 8, 2014

J.R. Smith Tries To Untie Greg Monroe's Shoe

It’s only been a few days since the New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith tried out the unorthodox stratagem of untying opponent Shawn Marion‘s shoes during the Knicks’ game against the Dallas Mavericks.  It was weird and he reportedly got a stern talking-to from head coach Mike Woodson, but that talk failed to keep him from trying to do the same damn thing again vs the Pistons on Tuesday.

His would-be victim this time was Detroit’s Greg Monroe, who dodged the maneuver by cleverly moving his foot before Smith had time to untie his  shoelaces. I’m not sure why J.R. Smith keeps trying to do this, or what he hopes to accomplish by loosening his opponents’ shoelaces, but as a fan of wacky sports antics, I kind of hope he keeps doing it.

If you want to see J.R. Smith trying his now-signature shoe-untying move against Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons, you have to look closely at the video below. It’s only 11 seconds long, so keep your eyes on Smith and watch him put a hand on Monroe’s sneaker before Monroe shoos him away. So close, and yet so far.

Here’s the video:

 




Joseph
written by Joseph Gibson
Joseph is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX.

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