The NBA lockout may cost the league an entire season. With nothing happen stateside, some players are heading overseas to get their fix and their money. One of those players is J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets. As you see around the 23-second mark of the video above, Smith went down with a serious knee injury in China today. A writer at the game tweeted that Smith couldn’t walk and had to be carried to an ambulance by teammates.
Is there a chance Smith would have blown out his knee in the Nuggets’ season opener? Of course. But what does this mean for Smith’s future in the NBA? There’s no telling what this trip overseas may have cost Smith.