J.R. Smith Wears Ski Mask During Postgame Interview

by November 30, 2016

Following his epic gaffe Tuesday night, an understandably embarrassed J.R. Smith met the media, but wouldn’t show his face.

Smith, who allowed a dunk by dapping up Bucks guard Jason Terry instead of playing defense, claims that he didn’t even know he was in the game (a 118-101 road loss for the Cavs.)

J.R. is mired in an ugly shooting slump, hitting just 3 of 29 shot attempts in the last three games (including 3-for-24 from three-point land.)

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

Smith obviously knew he screwed up and didn’t want to talk about it. Fine. But he somehow managed to bring even more attention to an already attention-worthy gaffe. The video is better than anything I can write about it.


Why was he wearing a ski mask? Good question. […] J.R. Smith folks, a national treasure.


Tyronn Lue hadn’t seen the play yet, but didn’t seem nearly as amused by it. It’s the type of play and reaction Smith would get crushed for on a losing team, but since the Cavs are winning, it’s dismissed as J.R. being J.R.

WATCH: Jason Terry Distracts J.R. Smith Mid-Play