Report: Cavs suspended J.R. Smith for throwing bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Report: Cavs suspended J.R. Smith for throwing bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2018/03/02/report-cavaliers-suspended-j-r-smith-for-throwing-bowl-of-soup-at-assistant-coach-damon-jones/

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Report: Cavaliers suspended J.R. Smith for throwing bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones

The Cavaliers suspended J.R. Smith for their loss to the 76ers due to “detrimental conduct.”

What does that mean?

Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

Cleveland 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.

This will go right up there in the legend of J.R. Smith along with offering the pipe, untying shoelaces and getting fined more than $1 million during his season in China (for, among other things, once ordering thousands of dollars worth of unwanted room service to his team’s bill just to see whether he could).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject:

No soup for you!!!! Come back one game!

If I were to make a list of athletes I expect to be in the news in a negative way after they retire, JR would be among the top ones. If getting thrown in jail, getting married and having kid hasn't matured him what will? He's 32 now.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject:

Add to the list from OP's quote, throwing gang signs after 3's back in the Denver days, partying with Rihanna the night before a playoff game, bashing Jeremy Lin's contract with the Rockets, etc. Lucky for Lebron though, without JR and Kyrie, he doesn't win game 7 vs the Warriors. And Damon Jones was a way better player than Smith was, so he should be the one throwing soup at JR.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject:

Damon Jones is a coach?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject:

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Damon Jones is a coach?


The most surprising part of this story tbh
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject:

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Damon Jones is a coach?


At first I got him confused with Dahntay Jones, who was with the team last season. That made some sense why he'd get a bowl of soup thrown at him as he had that rep as a dirty player.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject:

Damon Jones became an assistant a couple seasons ago, think when Lue took over. He also packed on a few pounds from his playing days.

Before: https://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/lebron-damon.jpg?w=1752

After: http://media.cleveland.com/cavs_impact/photo/cleveland-cavaliers-practice-june-9-2016-03d7312494774f00.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject:

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City_Dawg wrote:
Damon Jones is a coach?


The most surprising part of this story tbh


yeah, but it looks like he worked his way up through coaching in the G League first...so I guess I have to respect that.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
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City_Dawg wrote:
Damon Jones is a coach?


The most surprising part of this story tbh


yeah, but it looks like he worked his way up through coaching in the G League first...so I guess I have to respect that.


Its not that its that I didn't realize he was coaching anywhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject:

Stealin' moneyyyyyyy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:42 am    Post subject:

How many bowls did he throw

I'm trying to determine the true bowlthrow%
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:26 am    Post subject:

AFireInside619 wrote:
Add to the list from OP's quote, throwing gang signs after 3's back in the Denver days, partying with Rihanna the night before a playoff game, bashing Jeremy Lin's contract with the Rockets, etc. Lucky for Lebron though, without JR and Kyrie, he doesn't win game 7 vs the Warriors. And Damon Jones was a way better player than Smith was, so he should be the one throwing soup at JR.


Dude's negligence behind the wheel lead to an accident that killed his friend (a 21 yr old). That bowl of soup suddenly doesn't seem so bad unless it was scalding hot.

http://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=4298594
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2018/03/05/report-it-was-chicken-tortilla-soup/

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Report: It was chicken tortilla soup

The Cavaliers suspended J.R. Smith one game, reportedly for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.

That led to one ultra-important question… which has now been answered.

Jason Lloyd of The Athletic:


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Answers to life's most burning questions: J.R. Smith's soup of choice? Chicken tortilla

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject:

Anyone know if it was Boston Clam Chowder?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject:

It was Chicken Tortilla Soup
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2018/03/09/rumor-j-r-smiths-soup-throw-stemmed-from-him-not-sharing-damon-jones-joking-mood/

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Rumor: J.R. Smith’s soup throw stemmed from him not sharing Damon Jones’ joking mood


The big question of J.R. Smith‘s soup throw has already been answered: chicken tortilla.

But other questions remain, like why would Smith throw a bowl of soup at Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones?

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

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.

This would be relatively benign on the scale of soup-throw motives. Smith is understandably frustrated. If he and Jones have a good relationship overall, it might have been an isolated case of Jones misreading Smith’s mood.

But because this version of the story is so harmless, it makes sense the Cavaliers would push it – whether or not it’s true.

Either way, Cleveland needs Smith in a different headspace entering the playoffs, one where he makes more 3-pointers and throws less soup.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject:

I bet LeBron wished he had a bowl of soup right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject:

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I bet LeBron wished he had a bowl of soup right now.


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