In what may be another hack for the Cavaliers guard, JR Smith said goodbye to the Cavaliers on Facebook in an ominous post.
JR Smith has some experience getting hacked on social media in the last month, so it’s time to take any out-of-the-ordinary post with a grain of salt. Either way, it doesn’t take away the importance of his latest Facebook post.
On Facebook on Wednesday night, Smith posted saying “Goood Bye CAVS!!”, before deleting it shortly after.
The posts come on the same day that it was reported Cavaliers players were trying to deter Jimmy Butler from joining them in Cleveland, citing the chaos happening in the Cavaliers front office with David Griffin ousted as general manager.
The Cavaliers guard then took to Twitter to address his social media troubles, and confirmed he wasn’t leaving Cleveland anytime soon.
The hack comes a few weeks after Smith had “tweeted” saying “Cavs in 7” when the team went down 3-0 in a heartbreaking loss in Cleveland in Game 3. Smith confirmed that that incident was a hack, and this incident may make the Cavaliers star up his social media security a bit more for the future.
At this point in the NBA offseason, any post could be taken as something serious and legitimate. We live in a world where Dwight Howard tweets to his fans about trades and gets shipped off to Charlotte moments later, and where other deals and rumors are getting tossed around left and right.
The Cavaliers are in a state of chaos right now, and this post doesn’t do any favors for them trying to lessen their poor reputation in the league right now. Players want to leave left and right, and maybe Smith was posting it as a feeler to see how people would react to him leaving Cleveland for broader horizons.