J.R. SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA: J.R. Smith foul which set up Celtics' game-winner was incorrectly called

The Celtics beat the Cavaliers at the buzzer on Friday, but the NBA looked back on the calls made by the officials in the game's last two minutes, and ruled that Boston shouldn't even have gotten that chance.J.R. Smith was whistled for a foul on Evan Turner with 4.9 seconds remaining, and since Turner converted the layup to cut the Cavaliers lead to two, that gave him a free throw...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith less than thrilled about three-point contest snub

Though he seemed to have been at peace with the NBA never asking him to be a part of the All-Star Weekend’s three-point contest earlier this season, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith voiced his displeasure on Friday morning in the wake of the announced field of participants—one that did not include his name. “Other than stats and analytics and everything they use on everything...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Childhood Games That Made J. R. Smith One of the Deadliest Shooters in the NBA

At its core, basketball is all about space. On offense, five players speed around in a blur, like a human time lapse, their movements attempting to create space in the defense. They look for space to dribble, pass, cut and shoot—five men moving in concert to create just the right amount of space to get off the perfect shot. The defense counters, looking to close open space...
Via Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith cleared in alleged New York choking incident

Remember the alleged incident that involved J.R. Smith, a 19-year-old with braces, and a New York City nightclub? Well, according to Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes, Smith—who had claimed innocence in the matter—has been cleared of any wrongdoing. According to the initial report, Smith was reportedly on his mobile phone when a group of kids interrupted and asked for a picture...
Via Waiting For Next Year
22 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star TE Irvin Smith Announces Decommitment From Texas A&M

Texas A&M’s 2016 recruiting class just took a major blow Thursday night, losing the commitment of the No. 6 tight end in the nation.  Four-star tight end Irvin Smith, out of New Orleans (LA), is rated as the No. 80 player overall in the 2016 class by ESPN. Something changed since June of 2015, and Smith announced his decision to decommit via Twitter Thursday night. pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Ejected From Warriors-Cavs For Running Over Harrison Barnes (Video)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: J.R. Smith was ejected for committing a completely unnecessary foul. That’s what happened in Monday night’s showdown between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. Smith was tossed in the first quarter after he plowed through Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, who was setting a screen near the 3-point line...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith was ‘petrified’ about Cavs trade, had nowhere to party

    J.R. Smith has a reputation for enjoying a good time, which is why playing in New York was both the best and worst thing in the world for him. But it was a lifestyle Smith grew accustomed to in his three years with the Knicks, and he was terrified of giving it up. In an entertaining feature from Devin Friedman of GQ Magazine, Smith described how he felt the day he learned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kyrie Irving plans to debut Thursday vs. Thunder

The Cleveland Cavaliers are one step away from Kyrie Irving joining the active roster and logging his first minutes of the 2015-16 NBA season. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the point guard is planning to make his debut on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, though he needs team clearance. “Irving’s final hurdle before the team approves of his intention...
Via Sportsnaut
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

JR Smith: Jae Crowder might want to wait on apology

BOSTON — J.R. Smith doesn’t plan on apologizing for the incident between him and Celtics forward Jae Crowder from last season’s NBA playoffs. At least not right now. “He might want to wait on that,” Smith said after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 89-77 on Tuesday night at TD Garden. “He can hold his breath for it, I’ll give it to him sooner or later...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith allegedly involved in New York choking incident

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith’s name is being tied to a bizarre story out of New York. The NY Daily News is reporting that Smith choked a teenager in the early hours of a Friday in mid-November, presumably the night before the Cavs were to play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. According to the report, Smith was on his cell phone when a group of teenagers asked for a...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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