Hey, did you know that J.R. Smith has an alter ego now? It’s him with a mask on that protects the top of his head and his mouth from cold weather. It’s Pipe God’s alter ego, whose name we will likely never know because he refuses to tell us.
According to Earl, Ohio State gave him the mask that turns him into [unnamed alter ego] as a gift when a number of Cavaliers players visited Columbus for the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan last weekend. He also let his alter ego explain one of the most bizarre moments of the NBA season: when he dapped up Jason Terry during Cleveland’s game against the Bucks, only he did it during a live play, so his man got an easy layup.