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Is this JR Smith's worst offence?

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JR Smith's time with the New York Knicks appears to coming towards its end and, given his behaviour on the court in recent days, it is little surprise the franchise want rid of the controversial shooting guard.

The 28-year-old was fined $50,000 by the league this week after not heeding their warning about untying the laces of his opponents. Smith had successfully pulled off the stunt on Shawn Marriot of the Dallas Mavericks and was told not to do so again.

Just two days later, however, and Smith attempted a repeat as he bent down to fiddle with the footwear of Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe. The NBA, as promised, took action and hit him in the pocket.

It has since emerged that the Knicks are desperately trying to trade Smith but, as one rival executive so appropriately put it, only 'an idiot' would consider taking the player off their hands.

Controversy has followed Smith throughout his career, with a fine tally of almost $1 million in the NBA, but the latest allegation against him has to rank alongside his most dumb.

As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Smith once racked up a room service bill of around $3000 during his time spent in China while the NBA was locked out.

Smith, it is claimed, continued to order trays of food to see if staff would keep bringing them to his room. They did, of course, and Smith just stacked them on top of each other as he continued his game.

The food was left untouched and his employers, Zhejiang Golden Bulls, were left to foot the bill.

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