J.R. Smith took a few seconds on Tuesday to say hello to Jason Terry. That would have been fine, even though they are opponents, had it not happened while Smith was supposed to be guarding Tony Snell.
omfg J.R. Smith decides to stop playing defense to say what's up to Jason Terry, gives up layup...PEAK J.R. https://t.co/oW0MJblJn7— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) November 30, 2016
We’ve heard of the hidden ball trick in baseball. Or the hidden return man trick in football. But we’ve never heard of the “go say hi to the opponent to distract him on the inbounds play” trick. It could not have worked out better either, with Snell easily scoring while Smith was distracted.
The best part is the reaction of the other Bucks players on the bench. They all congratulated Terry for his assist from the bench.
Maybe this was Terry’s way of getting even with Smith more than three years after Smith elbowed Terry in the face during a playoff game. It was all just a long play by Terry, with two free points as the payoff.