Matt Barnes Calls J.R. Smith’s 2-Game Suspension a ‘Joke’

by April 28, 2015

Renowned Twitter poet Matt Barnes weighed in on the 2-game suspension handed down to J.R. Smith, following his vicious back-handed smack (punch?) of Jae Crowder in Game 4.

Barnes was critical of the NBA for its lack of consistency when handing out punishment.

Smith, meanwhile, was remorseful about his costly actions in the series-clincher against the Boston Celtics, vowing to be a better teammate for the Cleveland Cavaliers going forward:

Not the player I want to be not the player I want my teammates an family to see not the person I want the fans to see but I will be better! I must be better as a player an as a Person! #TheLand