Listen: Damon Jones Finally Dishes on Infamous Soup Incident with Cavs' JR Smith

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2019

Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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JR Smith was once suspended for throwing soup at then-Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones, but neither side has ever dished on the details of the March 2018 incident.

Until now.

Jones recently went on ESPN's Jalen & Jacoby and discussed soup-gate. Not only did Jones make it clear the soup was "hot as hell," but he revealed the guard threw both the soup and the bowl:

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"It was the first bowl out of the pot, so it was hot as hell," Jones said. "It went everywhere. I was standing up. It hit me in the shoulder, arm, everywhere. It hit the wall. It was a mess. ... All I remember is the soup was on my arm and it was hot as hell."

Jones noted that he and Smith did not say a single word to each for three months following the incident.

"It's okay now because I've moved on," Jones added. 

Smith declined to go into details in the immediate aftermath.


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