Brandon Jennings called out Chris Smith on Twitter for his presence on an NBA roster on Wednesday.
"Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter (Pooh Jeter) & @BBROWNLAU (Bobby Brown) isn't. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!," wrote Jennings on Twitter in a message that was later deleted.
Chris Smith is the younger brother of J.R. Smith and has acknowledged that his brother has helped his career. Smith is represented by Creative Artists Agency, which has close ties to Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani, Mike Woodson, Allan Houston and Mark Warkentien.
Some agents believe Chris Smith's roster spot was part of a package deal with the New York Knicks when J.R. Smith re-signed in July.
J.R. Smith responded to Jennings with a tweet threatening to send "street homies" to Detroit.