The Cavs’ 2017-18 season has been a pretty big roller-coaster. It doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
Cleveland announced earlier this week that J.R. Smith was suspended. The starting guard was suspended for the Cavaliers’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Here was the official release from the Cavaliers, who cited “detrimental conduct” as the reason for Smith’s benching.
“Cavaliers guard JR Smith has been suspended by the team for one game for detrimental conduct. He will serve the suspension tonight as the Cavaliers host the Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.”
Just 24 hours later, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting the REAL reason Smith was benched for a game. According to Windhorst, Smith allegedly threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) March 2, 2018
Go ahead and read that one more time if you need to. J.R. Smith allegedly threw a bowl of soup at an assistant coach, causing him to be suspended for a game.
Cleveland lost 108-97 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night during Smith’s absence. The game misconduct will reportedly cost J.R. Smith nearly $95,000.
Now just one question remains (okay, possibly several questions): What kind of soup was it?