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Plain Dealer Jul 22, 2016
J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers needs just a little more ink: Crowquill

J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers needs just a little more ink: Crowquill

J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers needs just a little more ink in the form of a new contract with Cavaliers
Newsday Jul 20, 2016

Carmelo Anthony glad J.R. Smith has a championship ring

Carmelo Anthony enjoyed seeing his former teammate and good friend J.R. Smith win a championship with the Cavaliers and respected the way he celebrated.
Plain Dealer Jul 20, 2016
J.R. Smith fights off shirts in video game released by The Ringer (video)

J.R. Smith fights off shirts in video game released by The Ringer (video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers unpredictable shooting guard has spent the off-season celebrating the team's NBA championship in a variety of ways, many of them without a shirt, something that started when he stepped off the Cavs team plane. He didn't have one for the victory parade either.
Plain Dealer Jul 19, 2016

Cavs are playing it smart with J.R. Smith's free agency -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

J.R. Smith and the Cavs are said to be far apart in negotiations. As valuable as Smith has become, the Cavs are smart to let it play out -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin
Fear The Sword Jul 19, 2016

Watch J.R. Smith avoid putting on a shirt in video game

The Ringer made a J.R. Smith video game. Seriously. The Ringer, which is Bill Simmons’ new site, is currently in the midst of their Cleveland week. With the Cavaliers having just won the title and the Republican National Convention currently going on, #TheLand is as relevant as ever. As part of Cleveland week, writer Shea Sherrano wrote a piece about how J.R. Smith is the perfect Cleveland athlete. The Ringer also produced a mock 80s style video game called ‘The Summer of JR’ to go along with the piece that featured Smith punching away t-shirts people throw at him. In the game, the...
Fear The Sword Jul 18, 2016

J.R. Smith is "nervous" about free agency decision

J.R. Smith hasn't yet signed with the Cavaliers and he seems to be getting nervous about his future in Cleveland. J.R. Smith is an unrestricted free agent and the Cavaliers haven't yet agreed to a deal with their starting two-guard. On an appearance on ESPN's His and Hers, Smith indicated that the process was beginning to make him nervous. "I've thought about that situation (leaving Cleveland), and I've thought about it the other way, too, going back and winning again," Smith said. "Both are juggled in the air and I'm kind of nervous about that choice when it gets presented to me." He's...
Fear The Sword Jul 18, 2016

Is J.R. Smith really worth $15 million per year?

Recently there has been some discussion about whether Smith deserves to be paid this much money. As is often the case, the answer depends on which angle you view it from. The argument in favor of J.R. Smith One key point in his favor is that Smith knows his role, and excels in it. In 2012-13 he scored 18.1 points per game for the New York Knicks en route to winning the Sixth Man of the Year award. He took 65 percent of his shots inside the arc, and 83 percent of his two pointers were unassisted. His job was to be a gunner off the bench, and he was very good at it. In Cleveland, however,...
Plain Dealer Jul 15, 2016

J.R. Smith apologizes for not mentioning his fiance at 2016 ESPY Awards

J.R. Smith apologized on his Instagram account for not mentioning his fiance, Jewel, during his speech at the ESPYs.
Plain Dealer Jul 14, 2016

Cavs GM David Griffin is 'very confident' that team will get a deal done with free agent J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith declined his player option for the 2016-17 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. But he has spoken repeatedly about the love he has for his teammates and Cleveland.
Fear The Sword Jul 1, 2016

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.

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