Sunday, October 6, 2013
Smith finds fuel via Twitter
By Ian Begley
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- For the record, Chris Smith sees the tweets from NBA fans talking about how he doesn't deserve to be with the New York Knicks and the only reason he has a roster spot is because his older brother, J.R., is on the team.
He sees them -- and then he uses them as motivation.
"I read it, but at the same time nobody's getting up with me at 7 a.m. to get here [to the Knicks practice facility] before anybody," Smith said.
Chris Smith, the younger brother of J.R., has found fuel for his flame via Twitter.
"I'll read it and I laugh at it. But then I laugh and I go downstairs to my gym at home. It's a lot of motivation for me because all my life nothing has been easy for me because I've always been J.R.'s brother."
Undrafted out of Louisville in 2012, Smith played on the Knicks' summer league team during the summer but underwent patella tendon surgery in October. He also played for the Knicks' summer league team this past summer and received another invite to Knicks camp.