JR Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jae Crowder, J.R. Smith Appear To End Beef After Celtics-Cavs Trade

    NESN "What beef? As Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics fans know, there’s been plenty of recent history between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference prior to their shocking summer blockbuster trade. And a lot of that dates back to Game 4 of the teams’ 2015 playoff series. Just ask..." September 22

  • J. R. Smith on LeBron's Future: 'He'll Be Wherever the F**k He Wants

    TMZ "J.R. Smith was asked about LeBron James ditching the Cavs ... and went COMPLETELY NUCLEAR -- telling the guy who brought it up to get the "f*ck outta here!" It all went down outside Poppy in L.A. -- one of the hottest new restaurants in West Hollywood -- when a photog hit a nerve by asking if..." September 22

  • J.R. Smith calls McGrady's HOF comment 'dumb as hell'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers swingman JR Smith took issue with comments class of 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Tracy McGrady gave at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend. McGrady was discussing the difference between winning an NBA title and earning enshrinement in the Hall of..." July 31

  • J.R. Smith: Hacker posted 'Cavs in 7' tweet, 'but I like the way he's thinking'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith didn't appear to be giving up hope even though his team trails the Golden State Warriors 3-0 in the NBA Finals following Wednesday's 118-113 loss. Smith seemed to tweet his belief the Cavaliers will overcome the 3-0 deficit a year after coming back from 3-1..." June 08

  • J.R. Smith has completely disappeared except from starting lineup

    New York Post "The struggles had gotten so intense that many speculated the Cavaliers were heading for a lineup change in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday: Iman Shumpert in as a starter, J.R. Smith out. Spoiler alert: it’s not happening. Smith heard the speculation. It didn’t matter, he insisted. “I..." June 07

  • Cavaliers will not bench J.R. Smith for Game 3

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers need to do everything possible to avoid a 3-0 series hole against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Finals Wednesday evening. Losing by a combined 41 points in the first two games has placed Cleveland behind the proverbial eight-ball. Not only is this team in a..." June 06

  • Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more

    ESPN "Here's something you never thought you would hear: After scoring a postseason-low 91 points in a Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff found itself cajoling JR Smith to shoot more, not less. Smith, a notorious gunner who claims his personal motto is, "When in..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith claims Cavaliers would beat the 1996 Bulls

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers were absolutely humiliated in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The final score of 113-91 doesn’t do justice. Golden State was on a completely different level as it looks to revenge last season’s meltdown against Cleveland in the Finals. This..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith: Warriors 'can't beat us' in NBA Finals if Cavs play the way we should

    CBS Sports "Just as they did this time last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in a 1-0 hole in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. We all know how things ended up playing out during that series, and J.R. Smith is confident his squad can turn things around again. After practice on..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith on Knicks’ treatment of Carmelo Anthony: ‘Unfair and unjust’

    Newsday "Former Knick J.R. Smith contended on Saturday that he hasn’t specifically discussed with friend and ex-teammate Carmelo Anthony whether or not he will waive his no-trade clause rather than continue to butt heads with Knicks president Phil Jackson. But Smith made it clear that he believes Anthony..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith takes daughter Dakota, born premature, home from NICU for first time

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith‘s daughter Dakota received some good news on Tuesday. The 5-month-old Dakota had spent her entire life at the NICU at a local hospital, but before the Cavaliers took on the Boston Celtics Smith was able to take Dakota home for the first time. The news came..." May 24

  • J.R. Smith challenges LeBron James ahead of Game 4 against Celtics

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James arguably had one of the worst postseason performances in his storied career during Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And one of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates is challenging him to rise above his disappointing performance and..." May 23

  • JR Smith, Richard Jefferson Respond to Bradley Beal Saying Cavs Didn’t Want to See Wizards

    Black Sports Online "It’s an actual fact, but Bradley Beal shouldn’t be the one delivering the message. NBA logic suggest that the Washington Wizards would have matched up better with the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the strength of their dynamic backcourt, and Beal harped on that point when making these comments...." May 20

  • J.R. Smith won't be guarding Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas at start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before the postseason began Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue challenged J.R. Smith. In Round One, he asked Smith to matchup defensively against Paul George, Indiana's best player and lone All-Star. Smith then got the DeMar DeRozan assignment in the conference semifinals. Known as a..." May 16

  • J.R. Smith owed Tyronn Lue $100 because he bit on DeMar DeRozan pump fake

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavs coach Tyronn Lue fined J.R. Smith $100 for biting on a DeMar DeRozan pump fake in Game 4 Sunday, and collected in the locker room after the win. As part of Lue's challenge to Smith to guard DeRozan, the Raptors' top scorer who looks to draw fouls, Smith owed his coach $100 every time he..." May 08

  • JR Smith to start Game 3 for Cavaliers

    ESPN "When JR Smith walked out of the arena after not playing in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday because of a hamstring injury, he vowed to play in Game 3 as long as the Cavs would let him. Smith got his wish Thursday after getting..." April 20

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