The Dallas Mavericks survived a late New York Knicks‘ rally on a game-winning shot by Dirk Nowitzki at the buzzer that - after bouncing way above the rim and breaking Knicks fans hearts - gave the Mavericks a 110-108 victory on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
However, that wasn’t what the game will be remembered for, for the most part at least.
Instead, much of the talk has revolved around Knicks’ guard J.R. Smith getting up to more of his schoolboy antics. This time the 28-year old man-child pulled down Vince Carter’s head band in the middle of the game.
On Wednesday, Carter discussed what he thought about Smith's move.
“It didn’t bother me,” Carter said after the Mavericks’ shoot around according to the Dallas Morning News.
“I hear everybody making a big deal about it, but he didn’t pull it over my eyes where I couldn’t see or play the game, so it wasn’t a big deal. But I know because it’s him, it’s an issue. He didn’t want me to make any more shots. It was just funny to me.”
In the game, veteran Carter hit seven three-pointers and was the Mavs’ leading scorer with 23 points so it didn't knock Big Vince off his stride too much.
Earlier in the season Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA for repeatedly trying to undo the shoelaces of opponents during a game.
It seems that the shooting guard has moved on from laces and is now after headband wearers.
Watch out LeBron, you could be next.