Reporter Calls JR Smith “Kyrie,” Smith Jokes About Getting Paid Like Kyrie Irving

Published on December 21st, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 1,556 views

The return of Kyrie Irving was the big story on Sunday so it’s understandable why this Fox Sports reporter accidentally addressed JR Smith as Kyrie Irving. ¬†If you follow JR Smith on social media then you know he’s full of great one-liners, replies and jokes so it was no surprise he came up with a great one in response to the goof.

“I’ll be Kyrie. Let me get that Kyrie money too.”

There’s usually a percentage of truth behind every joke and although I don’t believe Smith believes he deserves to be paid what Kyrie gets, I’m sure he doesn’t like the idea that Kyrie gets paid more than 3 times what he does: Smith is making $5 million this year and Irving $16.4.

Smith also has a player option for next season and a no-trade clause. The deal was signed late in the summer after Smith opted out of his $6.4 million contract.


As funny as it was hearing the reporter ask about Irving when he wasn’t there, it’s not as funny as the time Mark Schwartz¬†was asking about Kyrie as if he wasn’t there, when he was.

Source: USA Today


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