LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand.
The Cavaliers tried to make it work with Dion Waiters. They couldn’t wait any longer.
The NBA gave J.R. Smith a warning — and then a $50,000 fine when he ignored it.
Jennings sent out a tweet on Wednesday, which has since been deleted, criticizing the situation involving New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith’s brother, Chris, after being given a spot on the Knicks’ roster.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.