Like many Knicks players who sign long-term contracts with the team, J.R. Smith made the decision to have knee surgery that is expected to sideline him for 3-4 months. The news of the surgery came days after he signed a four-year deal worth as much as $24 million with the team, and immediately reports began sprouting that the knee had been injured a long time and he had just waited to sign a contract before admitting it was hurt.

On Tuesday afternoon, a bored Smith was apparently watching ESPN and became angry when hearing about what they think about his surgery news.



We understand his frustration: After all, in the realm of Knicks players who were obviously hurt before signing a long-term deal, he probably doesn't rank very high on the bad-deal list.

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