J.R. Smith’s High School Yearbook Quote Gains Attention

J.R. Smith's High School Yearbook Quote Gains AttentionJ.R. Smith’s yearbook quote is better than your yearbook quote. In fact, it’s better than anything you may have ever written, spoken or thought of. Terez Owens brings us an image that, while not surprising, is utterly fascinating. It’s the alleged yearbook image and quotation from one Mr. Earl J. Smith Jr.

‘Get chicks or die trying’

The quote, as best we can see, is “Get chicks or die trying,” although it gets cut off at “try.” I think we know enough of the Knicks star to extrapolate the rest.

There really couldn’t be a better time to unearth such a slice of literary history. Smith is coming off a tremendous Game 2 against the Celtics Tuesday night, scoring 19 points and dropping this first-quarter buzzer beater. It’s times like these when you have to debate whether the shot or the celebration was the better part of the magical moment.

‘Something truly epic’

As for quotes, you could go one of two ways with high school yearbooks: using words from a dead author so you could seem wise beyond your pimple-infested years, or you could drop something truly epic. From posting inappropriate pictures to asking pipe questions, Smith has lived by the credo he decided to write down all those years ago.

What do you think of J.R. Smith’s High School yearbook quote — like or gripe? Feel free to share your own yearbook statements with us!

Source: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report

Image: Hoops Vibe

Jeremy Lin’s Knee Surgery May Suspend Lin-sanity for 6 Weeks

Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs – if they make it that far. Lin had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear and he has elected to have surgery next week in New York.

Speaking slowly during a pregame press conference, Lin was unable to hide his disappointment with the decision that was reached earlier Saturday after a painful workout.

“It (stinks) not being able to be out there with the team,” he said. Later, he updated his Facebook page with the message: “Thanks for all the love! (I’ll) return from this surgery stronger and better than before … and hopefully in time for the playoffs!”

The Knicks will continue to turn to Baron Davis in place of Lin, the undrafted Harvard alum who became the starter in February and turned in a series of brilliant performances, kicking off a phenomenon that was called Linsanity. Lin is averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 assists, but the numbers only tell a small part of the story.

He was the first player with at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first five starts since the Elias Sports Bureau began charting starts in 1970. He had a 3-pointer to win a game in Toronto, scored 38 points to outplay Kobe Bryant in a national TV victory over the Lakers, then had 28 points and 14 assists in another nationally televised victory over the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Ripple’s Web