The Cleveland Cavaliers Suspended J.R. Smith For Throwing a Bowl of Soup at an Assistant Coach
What a waste of good soup.
Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith apparently has a thing for throwing liquids on people.
He doused a Vegas bottle service babe with champagne after the Cavs won the NBA championship in 2016. That wasn’t super controversial. It was a celebration and she seemed okay with it. Apparently his team isn’t okay with him throwing soup at coaches, though.
According to a report from ESPN, Smith was suspended for a single game last Thursday for pasting assistant coach Damon Jones with soup and not even giving him oyster crackers.
ESPN cited “multiple sources with knowledge of the incident” to support the claim. Smith was back on the court Friday, and while head coach Tyronn Lue wouldn’t say much about the incident, he did reportedly say he’d discussed it with Smith.
Obviously, social media users had a lot of (pretty damn hilarious) fun at Smith’s expense.
— News 5 Cleveland (@WEWS) March 2, 2018
JR Smith standing over the microwave watching the cream of broccoli get nice and hot for Damon Jones noggin pic.twitter.com/T9jLBjrZeJ
— Memphis Bleek Truther (@gregslim) March 2, 2018
Two of these will protect you
The rest are coming to kill you:
12 Water Buffalos
3 Grizzly Bears
6 Silverback Gorillas
1 JR Smith Armed With Some Piping Hot Italian Wedding Soup
— #HonkHonk (@ColeyMick) March 2, 2018
JR Smith: “What did the bowl of soup say to the face?”
Damon Jones: “Wha—“
JR Smith: pic.twitter.com/9UZtPtRk76
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 2, 2018
There are reports that immediately after Coach Jones got a faceful of Minestrone or whatever the Cavs hired a new nutritionist—one whose face might be familiar from his stint on Seinfeld.
Again, those reports have not been confirmed. (And are untrue, we just made them up.)