In an NBA season that has been filled with ref controversies, mega trades, and record-breaking performances by some exciting rookies, a bowl of soup might be the most interesting story to date.
Americans eat more than 10 billion bowls of soup each year and they rarely make national news. When J.R. Smith, the 6′ 6″ shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, does anything but eat a bowl of soup, however, it becomes the biggest story in sports — at least for a day or two.
According to ESPN, Smith has earned a one-game suspension for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.
Smith addressed the suspension over the weekend and found the Internet’s reaction to the incident pretty funny.
“I understand that everything I do is going to have a meme or whatever behind it,” Smith said. “That’s just part of the day and age we live in. If this was 15 years ago, nobody would have even knew. It’s just part of the game.”
The worst part about this story? Smith couldn’t recall what type of soup it was!
“Uh, honestly I don’t even remember,” he said.
Thankfully, the good people of Noisey put together a list of some of the worst soups a person can get thrown at them. JR, please avoid these soups for a little while:
Smith wouldn’t admit whether he believed his soup-tossing skills deserved a suspension or not.
“It’s not really my call,” he added. “More than anything, I talked to my teammates about it, everybody seemed cool. We moved on from it as a team, so whether it warranted a suspension or not, that’s not my job. I’m just here to play basketball.”