Former Denver Nuggets scorer J.R. Smith was quick to jump to the Chinese Basketball Association during he NBA's offseason well before the NBA owners and players failed to come up with an agreement to end the league's lockout of its players. The CBA, though, is playing hardball with potential NBA evacuees; telling players that only NBA free agents can come over to the league, and that all contracts are binding and can't be left for dead when or if the NBA's season started up.
All of which added to a mini soap-opera of sorts in Smith's first game with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. Smith appeared to strain his knee badly, which could mean at worst a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament and the end of his season. Smith's father, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, isn't as worried. Take a look at the clip: