JR Smith responds to Warriors fans trolling him
JR Smith responded to being trolled by Golden State Warriors fans in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard was jeered by Warriors fans in every possible way due to his bonehead play at the end of Game 1. Fans brought signs to Oracle Arenas that made fun of him; the fans cheered him during intros; and they sarcastically chanted “MVP” for him too.
Smith said after the Cavs’ Game 2 loss that he liked the fans acknowledging him.
JR Smith on getting MVP chants: “I liked it. I’d rather them do that than not acknowledge me” pic.twitter.com/yjiuv6GBHI
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 4, 2018
Smith saying that is one way to try and take away the fun from Warriors fans. If he said it bothered him, they might be more likely to do it again.
But if Smith thinks that this is his version of Reggie Jackson’s “they don’t boo nobodies”, then he’s wrong. Smith got attention not because he’s doing well against his opponent, but because he’s so bad he’s helping them.