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J.R. Smith puts defender on his tail, hits jumper (GIF)

Like everybody else who watches or knows the NBA, Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers is surely aware of the trials and tribulations of J.R. Smith‘s 2013-2014 season.

Not to be lost in the drama, the benchings, and the untying of shoes is the fact that Smith can still play some ball. He might not always make smart decisions or play within any semblance of a team concept, but Smith can still make some spectacular plays.

Thompson was reminded of just that in Thursday night’s game when Smith crossed over and put Thompson on his backside before hitting a jumper.


That type of play is embarrassing no matter what, but it sure wasn’t helping matters for Thompson that the Cavs were already down by 26 at this point.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers J.R. Smith New York Knicks Tristan Thompson

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