Tyronn Lue Fined JR Smith $100 For Biting on DeMar DeRozan’s Pump Fake in Game 4

by May 08, 2017
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Before the Cavs second-round series with Toronto, Tyronn Lue challenged his players to defend DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry’s pump fakes without leaving their feet.

After Game 4 on Sunday, JR Smith learned his coach wasn’t joking.

Smith jumped while defending DeRozan at one point during Cleveland’s 109-102 win, and was confronted by Lue in the locker room to collect Smith’s $100 fine. Per Cleveland.com:

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue fined J.R. Smith $100 for biting on a DeMar DeRozan pump fake in Game 4 Sunday, and collected in the locker room after the win.


With a plate full of food in one hand, Lue called for and collected a crisp $100 bill from Smith.


I knew it as soon as I did it,” Smith told cleveland.com.

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