JR Smith has had a tumultuous NBA profession. Many would query how good a teammate the person is. Yesterday, he spoke out about the one teammate he’s had beef with.
Via the course of a 15-year NBA profession, JR Smith has performed alongside over 100 gamers. He positively understands the significance of workforce chemistry.
Having been drafted out of highschool in 2004 by New Orleans, Smith has bounced across the league fairly a bit. He was waived by the Cavs after being frozen out of the workforce following a workforce dispute early within the 2018-19 season.
JR Smith reveals the worst teammate he’s performed alongside
In line with JR Smith, the worst teammate he’s had is a participant 9 years his junior. Sam Dekker, who he was teammates with for a quick interval in 2018, is the participant he’s speaking about.
In an look on the All Issues Lined podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden, the two-time NBA champion revealed why he by no means bought together with Dekker.
“He’s an individual who’s very conscious of any person else’s circumstances and wanna maintain him there versus making an attempt to assist him elevate up, and that i don’t respect something about that.”
JR Smith says he’s solely had 1 teammate that he didn’t like over his 16 yr profession🤯
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Dekker additionally performed for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Washington Wizards. Deemed to sluggish to search out important taking part in time within the league, Dekker signed with Turkish Tremendous League workforce Lokomotiv Kuban.
Dekker is married to well-known TNT announcer Kevin Harlan’s daughter Olivia. At the moment taking part in for the Turk Telekom workforce within the TSL, Dekker’s NBA profession is, by most accounts, over for now.
Being a poor locker room presence and gaining a fame for it’s a digital dying knell for any participant within the NBA. Dekker might be discovering that out the laborious means.