J.R. Smith Beefs With Cornerback Darrelle Revis on Twitter

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Though veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he does remain active in one area: social media. That activity was the source of a brief online dustup between Smith and New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis over the past two days.

Revis’ team was facing the Buffalo Bills in a nationally televised matchup on Thursday night. Early in the contest, Buffalo receiver Marquise Goodwin caught a pass with Revis covering him and ended up scoring on an 84-yard touchdown pass as a result.

That play continued what’s been a rough start to the 2016 NFL season for Revis. In addition to that touchdown pass, he allowed Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green to catch 12 passes for 180 yards last Sunday in the Jets’ one-point loss

ESPN reported that Smith was watching the game and decided to take a jab at Revis’ nickname of his coverage area, known as “Revis Island.” The name is based on the All-Pro cornerback’s ability to shut down opposing receivers.

With that knowledge, Smith logged onto Twitter and posted the following message.

The 31-year-old Revis was obviously too busy to respond immediately. However, just over 21 hours later, he took his own jab, noting that he was destined to end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. That’s in contrast to Smith’s apparent chances of making the basketball shrine in Springfield, MA.

Nearly a half hour after that tweet, Revis added one final tweet to end the short feud by acknowledging that both of them had won championships in their sport.

Smith’s came three months ago with the Cavaliers, while Revis’ came during the 2014 season as a member of the New England Patriots. Both have played for New York teams during their careers, with Smith’s January 2015 trade from the New York Knicks sending him to Cleveland.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.