When news broke that Cavs guard J.R. Smith was suspended for Thursday’s game against the Sixers for “insubordination,” social media was buzzing with curiosity about what actually led to the suspension.
We have the answer. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Smith was suspended for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones. Soup.
J.R. is expected to return to the team for Saturday’s game against the Nuggets, unless he throws more soup at the coaching staff.
It isn’t the first time Jones has been abused by a Cavs player. During LeBron’s rookie year he threw down one of the most vicious in-game dunks of his career on Jones, then with the Heat.
— Ball Don’t Stop (@balldontstop) December 4, 2017