Details of the 2018 J.R. Smith Soup-Throwing Incident Revealed

Details of the 2018 J.R. Smith Soup-Throwing Incident Revealed
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ESPN's David Jacoby, in an interview with former Cavalier shooting coach Damon Jones, learned additional details of the infamous soup-throwing incident involving J.R. Smith in March, 2018.

That J.R. Smith was angered with Jones and hurled chicken tortilla soup in his direction was known. Jacoby learns from Jones that both the soup and the bowl were hurled, and that it was fresh out of the pot, in fact the first bowl out of the pot.

"It was hot as hell," Jones said.

The soup incident became a viral meme during the Cavaliers drama-filled 2017-2018 campaign, the final season with LeBron James. J.R. Smith, still under contract with the Cavs, has not been with the team for most of the season.

See the relevant interview clip here.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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