ESPN Cavaliers guard JR Smith earned his one-game suspension from the team Thursday by throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones, multiple sources with knowledge of the incident told ESPN. Jones, a former Cavs player, has been back with the organization since 2014. He worked his way up from an assistant coach with the Canton Charge — the Cavs’ G League affiliate — to Cleveland, where he is a trusted voice for head coach Tyronn Lue. Smith will return to practice Friday, according to Lue, and resume his role as the starting shooting guard when the Cavs host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
Before their game against the Philadelphia 76ers last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers suspiciously announced that shooting guard J.R. Smith was suspended and that Rodney Hood would start in his place, but no further information was provided. The details have just been announced, and in typical J.R. Smith fashion, they are absolutely hilarious. J.R. Smith was suspended for throwing a bowl of soup on Cavs assistant coach Damon Jones, a former NBA player, who is a close friend of LeBron James. There is no word regarding the temperature or type of soup, it does not sound like Smith dumped a boiling hot bowl of French onion soup on Damon Jones, as Jones did not suffer burns in the soup incident. Maybe J.R. Smith’s weapon of choice was a chilled gazpacho. The absolutely hilarious latest chapter of the J.R. Smith saga is “The Soup Incident” and ESPN needs to be planing the J.R. Smith 30 For 30 ten years from now, it will be the most fascinating documentary of all-time.
New nickname: J.R. “Soup Nazi” Smith: