People of Phoenix Randomly Cheer Hard for J.R. Smith


The world might not have to wait much longer for the return of LeBron James. According to ESPN, James practiced in limited fashion on Monday and is a game-time decision for the team’s contest against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

But even if James doesn’t suit up, something tells me the people of Phoenix are going to get a heavy dose of their guy J.R. Smith.

Yes, believe it or not there are apparently people in Arizona who love inefficient shooting. The USA Today’s Sam Amick uploaded the clip above of Smith emerging from a Cavaliers practice session to wild applause. Again, I have no idea how this is a thing:

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Of course, I’m not the only one baffled by this reception:

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Seriously, is it 2012 again? Or was it the bags of Chic-fil-A?