Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
The NBA fined J.R. Smith $50,000 for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct" following his shoelace stunts in the New York Knicks' past two games. Last Sunday Smith untied Mavericks forward Shawn Marion's shoelaces during a foul shot in the second quarter of the Knicks' 92-80 win. According to ESPN:

He was warned by the league to "refrain from further conduct of this nature" before the Knicks' next game Tuesday.

Smith was then seen Tuesday attempting to repeat the action when he reached at Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe's shoes while lined up at the free throw lane. That's why the league took action.
This is not the first time that Smith has caused trouble, and not even the first time this year. And now he's uniting peoples shoelaces?

At what point do people grow up?
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