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