Lakers’ JR Smith Gives Savage Response to Fan Saying he ‘Didn’t Even Play’
September 29, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers won the Western Conference Finals over the Denver Nuggets. Players are getting ready for the Miami Heat, and pretty much everyone is excited about the chance to win a ring. Los Angeles played with perfect chemistry in the postseason. They defeated Denver with minimum effort. Miami played well, but LeBron James’ experience with the team will help LA in the series. The Lakers haven’t made the NBA Finals in a decade. This year it’s different. LA is packed with veterans, and this formula seems to be working really well. When it comes to LA veterans, JR Smith is making headlines with the response he had for a fan.
Smith has a chance to win his championship ring. The veteran didn’t get much playing time in his reserve role with the team, but he has equal chances to win that ring.
An Instagram user criticized the veteran for not taking a bigger role. Smith took notice of the message, and his response was pretty savage.
JR Smith teaches the fan a lesson
Smith signed a deal with the Lakers and took the role of a substitute player for the restart of the 2019-2020 season. He was looking for a home in the NBA, and LA was one of the few teams to offer him a deal. The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Smith on July 15, 2019.
Smith has already seen this type of game. He has played in 130 career NBA Playoff games with 64 starts. He joined the Nuggets, Knicks, and Cavaliers, and totaled 11.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steal in his 29.5 minutes per game. Stats show that Smith ranked ninth all-time in postseason three-pointers and fourth all-time in three-pointers made in the NBA Finals.
Smith and LeBron played together in Cleveland and marked the best comeback in playoff history in 2016. The team managed to defeat the 73-win Golden State Warriors. Smith was the third-leading scorer for the Cavs in the Finals. LeBron and Kyrie Irving ranked first and second respectively. Thanks to his great game, Cleveland won the Larry O’Brien trophy.