Knicks-Celtics: J.R. Smith has no idea who Jason Terry is

Whom did I just knock down? (USATSI)
"Whom did I just knock down?" (USATSI)

I'm really bad with names. I can meet someone for the first time and immediately forget their name as I'm talking to them. I think it might be a social anxiety thing, but it's definitely something that I have to force myself to work through and correct in real time. I also like to shoot a lot of 3-pointers when I play basketball. Some of the attempts are often heat checks, whether I'm shooting well or not. 

I think I might have something in common with New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith because he's also a little foggy on someone's name right now. With Game 5 of the series between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics happening Wednesday night, the Sixth Man of the Year might want to pay attention to the name over the PA system when they announce Jason Terry has entered the game. From

Smith was asked about the Game 4 performance of Terry (18 points, including 9 in overtime). His response?

“Who?” Smith said. “I don’t even know who that is.”

It didn’t stop there.

Asked another question about Terry, Smith kept up the charade.

“Who?” he said again. “Who is that?”

This is very reminiscent of the time that Kobe Bryant had no idea who Raja Bell is. 

Smith might just be trying to tweak the "mouthing off" Terry a little bit and add some drama to a series that could be over quickly with a Knicks win at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. If not, he'll have a lot more time to get to know his counterpart if the series heads back to Boston.

CBS Sports Writer

Zach Harper likes basketball. Some would even say he loves it. He's also an enthusiast for everything Ricky Davis, Rasheed Wallace, Nic Cage, and has seen the movie Gigli almost three times. He's been... Full Bio

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