Aside from his involvement in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ Western Conference Finals series against the Denver Nuggets, Lakers veteran JR Smith is apparently also enthralled in an all-out war of words with rapper Tory Lanez.

For those who are in need of context (there are probably more than a few of us out there), it was actually Smith who threw the first punch in this feud back in July. Lanez was accused of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and when Smith caught wind of the news, he straight up threw Lanez under the bus:

“This clown shoots a female and ya’ll listening to his music,” Smith said in a post (h/t TMZ Sports).

Lanez has now fired back via a recently released track entitled “Sorry, But I Had To…” that features Smith taking center stage in a couple of bars:

J.R. Smith, it’s the pot that piss … And you the last cat that should talk about some shots that hit.”

“‘Cause your performance and percentage, player … Rollin’, ridin’ benches, n***a, I’m from the trenches, n***a.”

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“You the type to buy a chick a eighty and ya still won’t get a inch up in her.”

The Lakers swingman came across the diss track and immediately came out with his counterpunch via Instagram:

“i got time today too! 🤣🤣,” J.R. said. “bout to get real 🌶🌶”

There’s more … “He not even 30 stay in ya place lil ass boy.”

“bust ya gun at a female you all types of 🤡”

Why does this feud feel like something right up Smith’s alley?

The good news for the Lakers, at least, is that they won’t need to worry too much about Smith getting distracted by this recent development. It’s not as if he’s logging minutes for the squad anyway. Still, though, shoutout to JR Smith for serving as a proper vet for the Lakers while providing a lot of energy from the bench.