J.R. Smith’s Soup Tirade Was “Hot As Hell,” Says Damon Jones
To call J.R. Smith an interesting character would be an understatement. The Cleveland Cavaliers player is one of those guys that makes for some great meme material. Whether he is blowing it in the NBA Finals, taking his shirt off at baseball games, or looking completely lost out on the court, there is always something to talk about when it comes to J.R. Back in March of 2018, Smith was the subject of a hilarious controversy in which he threw a full bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones. While neither party has talked about the incident at length, Jones finally got the opportunity to do so while appearing on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby.
“For a long time I refused to talk about the soup incident,” Jones explained. “It’s okay now because I’ve moved on.”
Jones then fielded questions about the incident and offered some specific details on exactly what went down.
“It was the bowl PLUS the soup. It went everywhere. I was standing up … it hit me in the shoulder, the arm, the wall. It was a mess,” Jones said. “It was the first bowl out of the pot so it was hot. Very hot … all I remember is the soup was on my arm and it was hot as hell!”
Thankfully, both Jones and Smith have since made up since the incident and no longer have any bad blood.