Here's the thing about NBA players hitting other NBA players in the jewels: Turns out the league office is against it.
J.R. Smith learned this lesson like he learns most life lessons -- the hard way -- as his shot to the plums of Washington Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. has earned him a one-game suspension.
NBA suspends JR Smith one game for his groin shot to Glen Rice Jr.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 5, 2014
Glen Rice Jr. is the son of the man the Knicks landed in the notorious Patrick Ewing trade, so that trade continues to haunt the franchise in a convoluted sort of way. Here is a .gif of the punch to Glen Rice's juniors, courtesy of @cjzero:
I should probably end this article with an earnest plea to J.R. to please stop getting suspended, but by this point we all know that ain't gonna happen. So how about this, J.R. -- next time you feel the urge to punch a Wizard in the balls, try to aim for Paul Pierce.