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Video: J.R. Smith throws the ball after losing to Deron Williams

J.R. Smith

Contrary to what some might think, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is not spending his offseason sulking in a corner of his room after a bitter 4-0 sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in this year’s NBA Finals. If anything, he appeared to be more frustrated at the fact that he could not beat his former Cavs teammate Deron Williams in a gimmicky cross-sport competition at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club on Tuesday.

While Williams easily completed each of the challenges, Smith was stuck trying to putt his ball. In the end, Williams won, and Smith was only left to vent his disappointment over his performance by chucking a ball to Nowheresville.

It’s shame for Smith to see Williams seemingly in a better form despite the fact that the former All-Star point guard has not played in the NBA since the 2017 NBA Finals. Maybe Smith just went to the contest without even reading the rules or understanding the process of it all. After all, he is J.R. Smith.

If you’re wondering why Smith and Williams are spending some time together, it’s because both men are part of the field competing at “The State Farm Showdown,” a charity golf event at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Connecticut.

Apart from Smith and Williams, other athletes participating in the tournament are Arizona Cardinals wideout  Larry Fitzgerald, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, former Dallas Mavericks star Michael Finley, and Cavs shooter Kyle Korver.

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