I couldn’t have possibly seen that correctly, could I? Seriously, did Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R Smith really go over to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Jason Terry to give him a handshake and hug while the game was in progress?
What the hell is wrong with him? He wins one championship and suddenly thinks his god’s gift to man and the basketball community. I’ll admit, he was funny during the parade when he refused to wear a shirt for a week straight, it was even funnier when the Cavs visited the White House and President Obama thanked his shirt for making an appearance, but this is just pushing it.
In case you missed it, The Bucks were taking the ball out on the other side of the court and Smith was guarding Tony Snell in front of the Bucks bench. Instead of worrying about the game, Smith walks off the court to literally shake Terry’s hand and surrenders a wide open dunk to Snell.
I couldn’t possibly make this stuff up. And props to the JET for playing Smith like a fiddle. To make things worse, the Bucks beat the Cavs 118-101.
I mean this isn’t the first kind of shenanigans we’ve seen from J.R. He was fined $15k by the league for untying multiple players’ shoes during free throws. Again, as funny as all this is, really dude?
Then there was the post game interview, and I don’t even know if this is the best part or the worst. So there’s Smith, sitting in front of his locker when he was asked about the incident and this is what came out of his mouth, “I didn’t even know I was in the game. My bad.”
You didn’t even know you were in the game?!?!? Bro! Were you high or something? Or are you clearly that dumb or naïve? You didn’t know you were in the game? Come on man. You absolutely knew you were in the game. You were 94-ft away from your bench. Just own up to it and admit you made a bonehead mistake.
I really hope the Cavs fine him for this. That is unacceptable!
Remember the movie Miracle? The one about the 1980 USA hockey team that defeated the Russians in the Olympics? Well, there’s a scene in the movie where the players are more focused on the women in the stands then the game itself and coach Herb Brooks, played by Kurt Russell, keeps them on the ice after the game to run wind-sprints for what seems like hours until they understand that “the name on the front of the jersey is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back.”
I really hope Lebron James pulled the same move on J.R and made him run suicides because there is no excuse for a professional athlete to pull a stunt like that in a game.
J.R, you are a good player, a great shooter, and you have a hilarious personality, but that s#!* has got to stop. Just play ball.