The Art of JRism
Yes, JR Smith was suspended by the Cleveland Cavaliers for one game for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones. Are you even the slightest bit surprised? We are talking about a guy that was fined by the NBA for trying to untie 3 different players' shoes during games. There was Dwight Howard:
There was Shawn Marion:
He even tried to get Greg Monroe, but failed because a fan was yelling "JR, untie his shoe!"
JR Smith is crazy. He does crazy things. He showed up at Game 3 of the NBA Finals in 2015 riding a PhunkeeDuck. He exited the building after the loss the same way he came in, except he had a Coors Light in his hand.
We're lucky that's all he driving. Between April 2005 and January 2006, he accumulated 27 points against his driving record for 8 different violations on 7 different days. 5 of them were for speeding and 5 times his license was suspended. Since then he has 2 more speeding tickets and 3 more suspensions and also was charged with reckless driving as recently as September 2017 in Cleveland. Back in his Denver days, he crashed Carmelo Anthony's car with Melo in it, but neither of them were hurt. The worst incident was June 9th, 2007. Smith ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle. Smith's vehicle flipped, throwing him and his friend Andre Bell out of the car. Bell was killed after suffering head injuries. JR was sentenced to 90 days in jail from that incident and served 24 before being released to complete 500 hours of community service. Oh yeah, and he was cited for driving a motor scooter without a license in Miami, skipped the court date and had a warrant out for his arrest. Yes, he is a reckless man off the court. And on the court he has proven to be a maniac at times as well.
Smith has been fined or suspended for punching Glen rice Jr in the Roy Hibberts, elbowing Jason Terry in the head, clotheslining Raja Bell and a spinning back fist on Jae Crowder. Then there was the fight with Nate Robinson, when JR tore his meniscus throwing Nate into the crowd:
Never one to leave the hostilities on the court, he has been suspended for getting into a fight at a night club in Denver and fought a guy outside a pizza joint in New York at 4:30 in the morning.
He has been suspended $25,000 for flopping. Here's an epic battle between JR and Raja Bell for flopping supremacy:
If you think on court and off court antics, fines, suspensions and arrests would be enough for this guy, you haven't been paying attention. Forget on court and off court, this guy gets fined by the NBA online. He has been fined $25,000 on 3 different occasions from Twitter alone. Once for threatening Brandon Jennings, once for tweeting a picture of a naked girl and once tweeting "The World's Biggest Ass". He even had to shut his Twitter account down after substituting all letter "C"s with the letter "K" as if he was a Blood showing disrespect for Crips. He did that.
My favourite JRism was when he went weeks without wearing a shirt, after the Cavs won the 2016 NBA Finals. Shirtless JR was everywhere, even showing up at the World Series to watch the Cleveland Indians.
When you take it to the level where the President of the United States is roasting you for it at the White House, you have achieved pure JRism. Here's Barack Obama thanking JR's shirt for showing up in Washington:
Yeah, that guy definitely threw a bowl of soup at his coach.