JR Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • JR Smith now selling hats showing ‘Arthur’ fist at ridiculously high price

    The Sports Daily "Only LeBron James has a strong enough social media influence to turn a simple meme into a business opportunity for one of his teammates. James posted a meme on Instagram showing the cartoon character “Arthur” clenching his fist earlier in the month when the Cavs were struggling, and social..." November 17

  • J.R. Smith Again Fires Back at ESPN's Stephen A. Smith After Hoodie Criticism

    SI "J.R. Smith and ESPN's Stephen A. Smith continued their feud Monday after the two engaged in a Twitter war over the weekend. After the ESPN analyst complained on his radio show that the Cavaliers guard wearing a hoodie on the bench would remind white fans about the fatal 2012 shooting of..." October 30

  • J.R. Smith sounds off on Stephen A. Smith over Trayvon Martin comment

    Sporting News "Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith went on a Twitter rant Saturday morning against ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith was responding to comments made by the "First Take" analyst earlier in the week when he criticized the guard for wearing a hoodie on the bench. Smith said the hoodie will remind people of..." October 28

  • JR Smith on the Celtics: ‘I Don’t Really Pose That As A Big Threat’

    SLAM Online "The Celtics may have made some big moves in the offseason, but JR Smith still doesn’t think Boston poses “a big threat” to the Cavaliers. Asked if the Celtics are a bigger challenge this season, Smith replied, “Not really” " October 16

  • J.R. Smith likes his coffee with an absurd amount of cream and sugar

    Uproxx "J.R. Smith has said and done more absurd things in his 13-year NBA career than most of the rest of the league combined, and we love him for it. Shirtless J.R. owned the Cavaliers championship parade back in 2016. His infamous “pipe” DM was truly an all-time internet moment. And remember that time..." October 14

  • A comment from JR Smith shows the subtle difficulty of playing with LeBron James

    Business Insider "The Cleveland Cavaliers made several changes to their roster this offseason, and with them, several changes to their rotations. Early in training camp, the Cavaliers decided to move starting center Tristan Thompson to the bench and slide Kevin Love to center. This week, the Cavs decided to..." October 13

  • J.R. Smith 'absolutely' frustrated by benching, embraces new Cavaliers role

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith said "absolutely" he is frustrated that he lost his place in the Cavaliers' starting lineup to Dwyane Wade, though neither he nor Tristan Thompson aim to make trouble now that they're both coming off the bench. "We talked about it," Smith told cleveland.com. "It wasn't the most..." October 11

  • J.R. Smith: American flag 'doesn't represent what it's supposed to'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith stood a few feet behind his teammates for the national anthem prior to the team's scrimmage Monday night at The Q. The reason, he said, was because "I don't feel like the flag represents what it's supposed to at this point. "We obviously didn't discuss what we were..." October 06

  • JR Smith Won’t Get Into ‘Blank-Measuring Contest’ with Dwyane Wade Over Starting Spot

    SLAM Online "JR Smith says he won’t get into a “blank-measuring contest” with newly acquired Dwyane Wade over the Cavs’ starting 2-spot. Smith added that while he hasn’t been told who will start, he doesn’t mind coming off the bench." September 29

  • JR Smith took swipe at Kyrie Irving during Media Day

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that he is on the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving is officially fair game for his former teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Speaking at Media Day on Monday, Cavs swingman JR Smith was asked what new additions Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose will bring to the table that Irving did not and..." September 26

  • 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