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J.R. Smith’s History of Cheap Shots, Fines and Suspensions

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J.R. Smith ended Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics playoff series with an ugly cheap shot on Jae Crowder that’ll most likely draw him some sort of fine and suspension going into the Cavs’ next series:

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Smith has a very long history of suspensions, fines and cheap shots. He has been suspended for 27 games and has been fined well over a million dollars in his career. Here’s a review of his history of trouble.

Suspensions for Cheap Shots

This isn’t the first time that Smith has taken a cheap shot at a Celtics player in a playoff series. In the 2013 postseason, Smith threw an elbow at Jason Terry that earned him a one-game suspension:

On Nov. 5 2014, Smith was suspended one game for hitting Glen Rice Jr. in the groin:

Lastly, Smith was suspended for 10 games in 2006 after his cheap shot incited a massive brawl:

Other Suspensions

Fines

With Smith’s history, he’s sure to be suspended for at least a game following the Crowder incident and add to his total of 27 games lost in his career.

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