jr smith is easily one of the five best humans alive https://t.co/Emgd98bmUi
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) November 30, 2016
JR Smith had one of the most baffling moments ever on an NBA court when he went to dap up Jason Terry during a live possession and giving up a layup. It was clearly an embarrassing moment for him because it was just a complete lack of focus on his end.
His post game interview kind of reflected that by the way he addressed the questions reporters were asking but it was such a “what?” moment they needed an answer even though it looked obvious. However, his post game interview made things a bit worse and Cavs head coach, Tyronn Lue had to address it himself and got JR to talk about the play himself.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin got Lue’s thoughts about the play and the post game interview. Here’s what he had to say.
“It was an embarrassing moment,” Lue said. “Me and J.R. talked about it. We’re just going to move forward. We had a discussion about it, he felt embarrassed about it. It was an embarrassing play. We talked about it. We’re moving on.
“It wasn’t right,” Lue said. “I talked to him about that also. There’s no need for that. Just address the media in the right way, move on. We got our butts kicked (Tuesday) night. Give Milwaukee credit, they came out, they attacked us, they beat us. Now we’ve got to move on.
This time around JR Smith actually spoke to the media and answered their questions about it.
“Obviously we both know it wasn’t intentional, but it was just a lack of focus,” Smith said after practice Wednesday. “One of the multiple things that compounded onto the loss was just as a team we haven’t been as focused as we previously were. Winning and being who we are has a lot to do with that, but we’ve just got to overcome that and be better as a whole. It starts as individuals and then we can collectively become a group and team and have that mindset.”
He also addressed his awkward interview as well,
“I said it more in a joking manner because you can see what happened,” Smith said. “Obviously, I wasn’t paying attention. For me to just sit there and tell you I wasn’t paying attention makes it plain and boring somewhat, especially when you’re asking a question you already know the answer to. But at the same time, I still have to give that boring answer, for whatever reason.”
This was just a mental lapse and sometimes you need that to refocus and JR will do that. However, this was a classic JR moment.