J.R. Smith was anything but automatic in the New York Knicks' 88-85 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Martin Luther King Day.
Smith attempted 19 shots in nearly 38 minutes of action, misfiring on 12 of his tries. Over the game's final 30 seconds, he surrendered the go-ahead basket to Joe Johnson, then missed a potential game-tying three at the buzzer.
But that didn't stop him from connecting on a vicious blow to Brooklyn's Kris Humphries via Twitter.
Humphries took to the social media platform after the game to stir up what is quickly growing into one of the league's most intriguing rivalries:
Big game tonight!The Garden got really quiet on the way out!#Brooklyn— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) January 22, 2013
The reserve forward did his part to push the Nets to 11-2 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, totalling 11 points and 13 rebounds in under 28 minutes of work.
Of course, Humphries' performance did not impressed Smith, nor did it stop him from delivering his own parting blow:
Wasnt quiet when Kanye tore it down last month! RT— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) January 22, 2013
For those of you living under a rock for the past couple of years, Smith was flaunting the performance of Kim Kardashian's current beau, rapper Kanye West, in the face of Kardashian's soon-to-be ex-husband, Humphries.
In terms of fame and fortune, replacing Humphries with West is like trading in a used Honda for a tricked-out Maybach. If not for the Kardashian connection, I can safely say the two would have never appeared in the same sentence.
But that probably won't bother Humphries too much, especially if he's able to rake in some of the reality mogul's earnings in a lengthy divorce settlement.
Hopefully for Smith, the loss redirects his attention to the practice court so he and his Knicks can rediscover the "Power" that helped them embark on such a strong start to the 2012-13 season.
Without a renewed focus, perhaps this game marked the beginning of when it "All Falls Down" for Smith and his teammates.