New York Knicks guard JR Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for what it called recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct.
Specifically, Smith was reprimanded for untying opponent's shoes during free throws in games the past few days.
The first instance occurred Sunday during the Knicks' 92-80 win over the Dallas Mavericks in the American Airlines Center when Smith was seen bending down during a free throw and reaching for forward Shawn Marion's shoelace.
Smith received a league warning after that incident, but he did it again Tuesday night to Detroit forward-center Greg Monroe during New York's 89-85 victory over the Pistons in Madison Square Garden.
Smith didn't think it was a big deal.
"Yeah I do it every game!" he tweeted.
The league thought otherwise. And so did Knicks coach Mike Woodson.
"He shouldn't be doing stuff like that," Woodson said, according to ESPNNY.com. "I'm going to talk to him a little more about it when I get in there. His focus should just be on playing basketball. That's what it's about and those are things you just don't do. You think you've seen it all and something creeps in."
Earlier this season, Smith was fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate and hostile language toward Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings on Twitter.