That sucks for J.R.! I hope it is the only time Byron benches him this season from now on!It wasn't just J.R. Smith's defensive play that Coach Byron Scott thought was miserable during Monday night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Scott also thought Smith's attitude was bad.
The coach said Smith wasn't showing enough defensive hustle, so at halftime he asked the guard if he really wanted to play.
"I didn't get an answer for a few minutes, so I used some other choice words," said Scott, who still appeared to be angry about the situation after Tuesday's practice. "The one thing I'm not going to tolerate is attitude, especially from a 19-year-old. I've got kids older than him.