Reserve big man Jason Smith is quietly finding his groove with the Wizards. And the more fans get to know him, the more there is to like. Just take Tuesday night's win against the Bulls.
Smith finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks, plus solid defense in 23 minutes off the bench. But he also had a blooper reel moment that made Shaqtin' A Fool.
Take a look at Smith's stumbling dive out of bounds while defending Bobby Portis:
Funny in a clumsy kinda way, but not as funny as his explanation after the game.
Speaking to Rob Carlin, Brian Mitchell and Chris Miller on SportsTalk Live, Smith ran through what happened in shameless fashion. He fell kind of on purpose to rattle Portis? Maybe?
"So, I might have been a little gassed and I was like, you know what, I gotta get out there. But I was going to contest high, and my legs said no. And, uh, I just gave him like, you know the field goal kicker when you kinda dive past him?"
"Hey, it worked! It worked. He didn't shoot the ball and he didn't make it, so it worked," Smith said. But he admitted his coach might not have been so impressed.
"Coach Brooks might have just covered his head. 'Oh, what is he doing out there?' But it worked!"
You can watch his full interview in the video player above. And next time you're watching a Wizards game, make sure to pay attention to Smith. It's worth it.
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