You'll be shocked to learn that former Nugget and pillar of the community, JR Smith, skipped some practices while playing for the Golden Bears of Zhejiang Chouzhou, China. Eighty of them.
Smith, in fact, rarely attended practice - choosing instead to take his fat sister on shopping junkets Shanghai, Bejing and the United Kingdom without letting his team know that he was leaving. His sister, Stephanie, was also reportedly "abusive" toward the team, according to the New York Post.
The Golden Bears withheld pay from Smith who is now suing to recoup the lost wages.
According to his lawyers, Smith "presented his excuse for any non-attendances". They also argue that he was the team's most valueable player, averaging over 36 points and playing in every one of the Golden Bears' 32 games.
Despite his performance on the court, the team claims that: “We were delighted to terminate our agreement with J.R. Smith"
The New York Knicks, on the other hand, are not likely to terminate anything. In fact, most folks speculate that JR will be back with them next season despite his being an all around pain in the ass.