JR Smith Finally Reveals Why He Threw Soup At Cavs Assistant Coach Damon Jones In 2018


In 2018, J.R. Smith was suspended for one game by the Cleveland Cavaliers, because he threw a bowl of soup at Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones.

Back then, we weren’t given any details, as no one talked about the incident. J.R. kept quite, and so did Jones and the Cavs.

Until now. We finally got some details why Smith threw the soup. The former NBA star shared the insights on JJ Redick’sThe Old Man And The Three podcast. 


“Damon Jones is my guy. I love D-Jones. Everybody knows. But he has a knack of playing too much. For me, don’t get me wrong, I like to play a little joke here and there. Kikiki. But he is consistent with it. And for me, if I’m telling you: ‘I’m not in the mood right now.’ Like bro, I had some stuff going on at home. I wasn’t playing well. I was like dude, not right now….

Sure enough, I’m in the lunch room, getting my soup and he comes in and mind you the soup is hot. I’m like the first person in there. He’s like trying to make me spill it. I’m not going to lie. It took me a second because I actually thought about it. It wasn’t like a rageful throw.

It was like: ‘Okay, you’re playing with me. I know you’re playing with me. I’m going to show you.’ I literally thought about it and I threw it on him. He’s over there screaming because the [expletive] is hot. I’m like, see, you want to stop playing now with me now right?”


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