Carter seemed to smile after the incident, which appeared to be good-natured. But the NBA may not have the same reaction.
Smith, you may remember, was fined $50,000 by the league in early January for attempting to untie two of his opponents' shoelaces. He was later benched for one game by Knicks coach Mike Woodson for his shoelace antics.
After Monday’s game -- a 110-108 Dallas win -- Smith denied that he tugged on Carter's headband.
"No, your eyes were playing tricks on you," he said with a laugh, repeating the refrain a questioner used. "You're reaching for that one. I [already] got fined once for that [s---]."
If the NBA fines Smith, do you think it will be an overreaction? It didn’t seem like a malicious act, but given the context, the NBA may feel that it needs to take action.
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