JR Smith Says Warriors Have Player Who ‘Keeps Kicking People in the Nuts’

When asked about potentially “dirtying up the game” to knock the Golden State Warriors off-kilter in the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith singled out a Warriors player for dirty tactics Saturday.

According to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, Smith seemed to allude to Warriors forward Draymond Green making contact with players below the belt on multiple occasions during last year’s playoffs:

The Cavs fell 113-91 in Game 1 of the Finals to the Dubs on Thursday.

The Cavaliers struggled to contain Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry in Game 1, and while Smith acknowledged that physicality could help Cleveland moving forward, he disagreed with the notion of not playing a completely clean game.

Smith’s comments came after Cavs forward Richard Jefferson said earlier in the day that the team didn’t need to change its approach in Game 2.

Per Sports Illustrated, Jefferson pointed to the fact that Cleveland held Golden State to a modest 42.5 percent shooting in Game 1:

Smith is among the Cavaliers players who performed below their usual standards in Game 1, as he attempted just four shots and finished with three points.

Cleveland will have an opportunity to even up the series when it faces the Warriors in Game 2 on Sunday in Oakland, California.

Tokyo James Meditates on Global Trauma in “End Times” Campaign Video

Brand: Tokyo James

Season: FW17

Key Pieces: Militia-inspired trench coats, tongue-in-cheek “Ugly is the New Cool” pullover and tailored faux leather trousers.

Editor’s Notes: Political upheaval, global crises and a plethora of other issues have dominated the global dialogue in 2017. Across disciplines, creatives have responded. Nigerian-British designer, Tokyo James, translates our societal unease in a FW17 collection aptly titled, “End Times.”

Black faux leather and decorative helmets – carried off with aplomb – provide an inherently militaristic look. Perhaps it is a subtle confirmation that for him, the beginning of the end is always marked by violence.

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Chanot, Callens Get First Goals Of Season To Push NYCFC Past Union

NEW YORK (AP) — Maxime Chanot and Alexander Callens scored their first goals of the season, both off corners in the final 10 minutes, to rally New York FC to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Chanot rose between two defenders and headed the ball inside the near post off the corner from Maximiliano Morzlez to tie the game in the 80th minute.

Callens got the winner five minutes later when he knocked in a rebound. The corner from the opposite side was put in a crowd and after two touches the ball ended up with David Villa, who put a hard shot on keeper Andre Blake. The ball rebounded to the foot of Callens to give New York (7-5-3) two goals in five minutes against a team that had allowed just two goals in its last six games.

The Union (4-6-4), which suffered its second-straight loss after a franchise best four-game winning streak, took the lead in the 69th minute on a brilliant shot from Fabrice-Jean Picault. Picault took a feed down the left side from C.J. Sapong, cut back right and between a pair of defenders let loose a low, hard shot from the top of the box to the far corner.

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