JR Smith said he was hacked when ‘Cavs in 7’ was sent out from his Twitter account after Cleveland’s Game 4 win against the Warriors. Smith has doubled double down on his hacking defense after sending a minor shock wave through the basketball offseason by posting, then deleting, ‘Goood bye CAVS!!’ on Facebook.
Although the post was quickly deleted, the unexpected breaking news didn’t go unnoticed by a sports media scouring the internet for offseason crumbs. Smith later posted a tweet saying he is staying with the Cavs and doesn’t know what happened. Time to have a talk about password strength JR, this is getting a little out of hand.
Idk what’s going on with social media but this is crazy. I’m not leaving the #Cavs
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) June 21, 2017
Smith’s departure in itself wouldn’t be a huge loss from a roster standpoint, but would represent the latest in a growing number of examples of a widening gap between Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert and James.
Smith is known as one James’ ‘guys’. Gilbert dealing him is a clear signal he will no longer be beholden to The King’s every wish.
It feels like the whole thing in Cleveland is on the verge of falling apart. Or already has.