The Reason J.R. Smith Threw Chicken Tortilla Soup At Cavs Coach Damon Jones Revealed
About a week ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers suddenly and shockingly suspended guard J.R. Smith for conduct detrimental to the team, but didn’t release any other details as to why.
It turns out that Smith was actually suspended for the game against the 76ers because he threw a bowl of soup at Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones.
Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN had some in depth details as to exactly what happened. She told the story on The Hood Collective Podcast.
“I don’t know the whole story. The version of what I had heard with J.R. was he and Damon have sort of a playful, joking, make-fun-of-each-other relationship.
I wasn’t there, so I don’t want to say this is totally accurate. But this is the version I’ve heard, is that sometimes a joke isn’t so funny if you’re not in the right mood for it, right? When someone is messing with you, you’re just not in the place to take that or do that, and it doesn’t go over right. And I think that’s what kind of led to this soup-gate thing.
He’s got a young baby at home. He’s dealing with a lot of stuff personally. Obviously, there’s frustration from shooting whatever he’s shooting at this point. It’s right around 30% from the field, not so great. There’s a lot of that.”
Just in case you didn’t know, Smith threw Chicken tortilla soup at Damon Jones.