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2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers player review: J.R. Smith, model of stability?!

J.R. Smith had earned his reputation as a loose cannon early in his career. Now, he's the model of consistency. We know what we're getting from J.R. Smith at this point. That's sort of crazy, as, for most of his career, there was no wilder wild card than our pipe-laying friend. In his year-and-a-half or so in Cleveland, J.R. has weirdly been the model of consistency. He cans open threes at insane volume, he breaks the defense once they've been bent, and he's better than most expected on the defensive end. He's selectively selfish, for the most part only when he's really feeling it. When the...
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 24, 2016
Obama tells N.J.'s J.R. Smith to put on a shirt (VIDEO)

Obama tells N.J.'s J.R. Smith to put on a shirt (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama told Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue to tell J.R. Smith to put on a shirt. Smith has been seen shirtless since Cleveland won the NBA title on Sunday.
Plain Dealer Jun 22, 2016

J.R. Smith at Cavs NBA Championship parade 2016: 'I'm not wearing a shirt. Don't ask'

See what Cavs guard J.R. Smith had to say at the Cavs' championship parade.
Chronicle-Telegram Jun 21, 2016

Cavs notes: J.R. Smith gets emotional when discussing his parents and what they’ve meant to him and his career

J.R. Smith had almost as many emotions as tattoos Sunday night after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena to end Cleveland’s 52-year major pro sports championship drought. The colorful shooting guard, who has been fined and suspended numerous times for on- and off-court issues, paid tribute Read More... The post Cavs notes: J.R. Smith gets emotional when discussing his parents and what they’ve meant to him and his career appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2016

J.R. Smith gives memorable speech on Father's Day after Cavs NBA Finals win

Earl Smith III fights back tears when son J.R. Smith speaks following NBA Finals win on Sunday.
Fear The Sword Jun 20, 2016

Watch: J.R. Smith gets emotional talking about his dad

J.R. Smith's post game press conference was honest and emotional. Before heading to Las Vegas to celebrate with the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers, J.R. Smith got emotional post game. In his post game press conference, Smith teared up while talking about his parents: Here is Smith's full quote about his Dad: My dad is easily one of my biggest inspirations to play this game. To hear people talk bad about me, it hurts me because I know it hurts him, and that's not who I am. And I know he raised me better, and I know I want to do better. Just everything I do is for my parents and my...
Columbus Dispatch Jun 20, 2016

NBA Finals notebook | Cavaliers' J.R. Smith among those swept by waves of emotion

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};OAKLAND, Calif -- There was no shortage of emotion pouring out of the victorious locker room at Oracle Arena.
New York Post Jun 20, 2016

J.R. Smith breaks down in trembling ode to his parents

OAKLAND, Calif. — After LeBron James gave him the highest of praise while battling through adversity, ex-Knick J.R. Smith broke down during the postgame press conference, crying as he saluted his father Earl Jr. on Father’s Day. With Earl standing in the back, Smith started choking up, unable to get out his words, and buried...
Fear The Sword Jun 16, 2016

Watch: J.R. Smith sets up a powerful LeBron James alley-oop

This was savage. I'm not sure what's better here: J.R. Smith's pass or LeBron James' dunk. Okay, it's probably LeBron's dunk pretty easily. I mean, look how high he gets and how powerful his finish is. But Smith's pass is thrown up at the right time and placed so perfectly that LeBron didn't have to do anything but leap to grab it. Plus, it was a no-look pass. Just savage.
Plain Dealer Jun 16, 2016
J.R. Smith's daughter is proud her father is in The Finals 'without getting kicked off the team'

J.R. Smith's daughter is proud her father is in The Finals 'without getting kicked off the team'

J.R. Smith's daughter joked before Game 6 that she was happy her father didn't get kicked off the team.

Report: J.R. Smith opting out of Cavaliers contract

J.R. Smith couldve made $6,399,750 this season. Instead, he opted out of his contract and is making just $5 million this year on his new deal. Smith could make $5,375,000 next season if he exercises his player option. This time Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com: Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter J.R. Smith will allow his player option deadline []
San Jose Mercury News Jun 15, 2016

NBA Finals: J.R. Smith has high expectations from LeBron and Kyrie

After LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 41 points in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, teammate J.R. Smith expects them to do it again.
Fear The Sword Jun 15, 2016

Report: J.R. Smith will test free agency once again

J.R. will scope out the market once again Last summer was a bit of a wake-up call for J.R. Smith. Prior to a disappointing NBA Finals, he had been an excellent role player for the Cavaliers after a midseason trade from the New York Knicks. He had a player option to remain with the Cavs, but voided it in favor of free agency. As other players around the league signed lucrative deals, Smith waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally, the Cavs brought back Smith and he was the starting shooting guard for the whole year. He once again has fulfilled his role admirably. His defense has...
Plain Dealer Jun 15, 2016
Sources: Cavs guard J.R. Smith headed for free agency this summer

Sources: Cavs guard J.R. Smith headed for free agency this summer

The Cavaliers' shooting guard will allow his player option deadline of June 16 to pass in order to become a unrestricted free agent this summer.

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