J.R. Smith Arrested by Miami Police

Friday was a big day for a pair of New York Knicks who spend a majority of their games on the bench.

May 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) tries to pass arounds New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) during the second half of game five in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The same day Mike Woodson officially becomes head coach for the team for the foreseeable future, his 6th man off the bench was in the headlines for a much different reason.

The term “bench” had an entirely different meaning to New York swingman J.R. Smith. He was arrested Thursday for failing to appear in court in Miami for a traffic matter.

J.R. was operating a scooter without a valid driver’s license and failed to show to his July 25th court hearing, creating a bench warrant for his arrest. The same officers who gave out the ticket to Smith in May 2011, spotted him on South Beach Thursday evening.

My money is that Miami’s bravest didn’t have to do much to find Mr. Smith. They could have just followed him on twitter to know where exactly what he was doing, what he was wearing, who he was with and where he was. They could have pointed out his shoes also #whatsonyourfeet.

Luckily for the Knicks this arrest isn’t that much of a criminal crime and not much bad press. But a Knick arrested is a Knick arrested.

Miami is really are having our guys’ number this spring aren’t they?

Topics: J.R. Smith, New York Knicks

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