JR Smith believes he 'upset the NBA Gods'

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks rebounds the ball against the Indiana Pacers during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2013
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New York Knicks star JR Smith believes that he 'upset the NBA Gods' last season.
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New York Knicks star JR Smith has revealed that he believes he may have 'upset the NBA Gods' last season.

The 28-year-old received a one-game suspension for an elbow on Jason Terry in Game 3 of the first round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

"I call it pissing the NBA Gods off," Smith said, according to ESPN New York

"You're making, making, making a lot of shots — and you mess with the basketball game and the game gets you back. And it definitely got me back."

In eight appearances thereafter, he failed to shoot over 38.5% of his shots as the Knicks bowed out in the next round.

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