JR Smith

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith received a one game-suspension after he reportedly threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones following Thursday’s shootaround. The soup throwing incident happened prior to the Philadelphia 76ers vs Cavaliers game at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Smith, 32, has a reputation for exploding whenever Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue starts another player and benches him. Smith reportedly learned Coach Lue was planning to start newcomer Rodney Hill instead of him for Thursday’s game.

Jones, a former Cavaliers player, was hit by soup after exchanging words with Smith, according to a Cavs staffer who witnessed the incident.

Lue told reporters Smith was assessed a one-game suspension and he would return to the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets at home.

The 6 ft 6 in shooting guard reportedly fought with former Cavs guard Dwyane Wade, who started a game instead of Smith. Wade took a leave of absence from the team shortly after the incident. Wade was later traded to the Miami Heat.

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  • angrysolo

    wonder what kind of soup it was or if it was a cup of noodles ?

  • bemetoo

    ramen noodles the spicy shrimp flavor

  • Trey

    Real classy JR….real classy

  • Coy little wink

    Lawd he is FINE

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    They should’ve been benched him. I think the only reason they didn’t is because he couldn’t handle it emotionally. They wanted to trade him but his skills are gone and he still has a lot of money on his contract. No other team wanted him or Tristian. The worst part is that JR has to know by now that he is trash, washed up, has-been. It is very selfish of him to know that he isn’t producing any more and would rather hold the team up or keep them from flourishing because of his ego. He should be benched. He will probably make it tough on Rodney Hill too which is unfortunate. I’m pretty sure they will try to get rid of JR next year when trade time comes around again.

  • Solange

    Daddy issues. It is obvious from those tats.

  • angrysolo

    do you add anything to yours or just stick to the flavor pack?

  • Nathan Hastings

    Niggas

  • pure_rachet

    My sis’s ex used to add mayo. Disgusting.

  • Trace da Ace

    really?? soup?? you mad??? dumb ass should have missed the whole season…that IS form of harassment…

  • Trace da Ace

    hell, I add me some Sriracha sauce and some pepper….STRAIGHT BANG!

  • Kayke

    He needs to get his estrogen levels checked.

  • Nita

    Wtf is wrong with this nigga…he’s crazy af

  • Nita

    Wtf is wrong with this nigga…he’s crazy af

  • Dkwitty

    He’s so immature. Pure trash. He’ll never grow up. You’d think he was raised in some ghetto by a single mother who was too busy working 3 jobs while he ran the streets but he was raised in the ‘burbs with both parents. Clown.

  • JV

    I can see why people can’t stand JR, but he’ll always be a favorite of mine. I can’t defend his antics but I like JR.

  • Dowoop

    I agree that he should be benched in favour of Rodney Hill but D Wade should have never started. If ever someone was washed up and tired its D Wade. Im hoping he went back to Chicago to retire and not a year long retirement like Kobe either.

  • kekeb

    Idk why but this is hilarious to me

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Wade went back to Miami. He seems to be doing good. I think he’s retiring after this year.

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    ok then thats why he goes harder to prove hes down imo

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    I have the feels for him because he went hard for his preemie baby daughter and im soo happy she made it! his hot headedness is dumb keep playing to support your family dummy, act your age not your shoe size!

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    I add lemon and some soy sauce

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    lol my step father added mayo to his soups too. why? why?

  • PlayerP

    Should’ve gotten an a$$ whoppin instead of a suspension…I think he’s a great basketball player but his petulance is unflattering.

  • bemetoo

    hot sauce

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    me too

  • pure_rachet

    This gave me a giggle.