J. R. Smith Biography

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J. R. Smith

Quick Facts Of J. R. Smith

Celebrated Name J. R. Smith
Age 33 years old
Nick Name Smith
Birth Name Earl Joseph Smith III
Birth Date 1985-09-09
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Freehold Borough, New Jersey
Nationality American
Father Earl Smith
Mother Ida Smith
Horoscope Virgo
Height 1.98 m
Weight 100 kg
Current Team Cleveland Cavaliers
Siblings 5
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Jewel Harris
Children 3
Net Worth $20 million

Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III, an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is professionally known as J. R. Smith.

He was selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft with the 18th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets. He also played overseas for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association due to the 2011 NBA lockout. Smith played for the Cavaliers when the team won the 2016 NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors. In 2005, he was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month three consecutive times.

Famous for

  • Shooting guard position
  • Being selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft with the 18th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets.

Gossip and Rumor

Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets player grades in which J.R. Smith shines. J.R. Smith coming off the bench to play 24 minutes after everything that has happened and playing as well as he did is just hilarious.

Early Life of Smith

Earl Joseph Smith III is famous as J. R. Smith. He was born on 9 September 1985 at Freehold Borough, New Jersey. He is born to Earl Smith and Ida Smith. He grew up with three brothers and two sisters. He belongs to American nationality. His horoscope is Virgo. 

He attended Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School and played high school basketball there. Later, he studied at Millstone Middle School and graduated in 1999. He moved on to Steinert High School and McCorristin Catholic High School before transferring to Lakewood High School. He signed a letter of intent to play college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels. He decided to forgo college and declare himself eligible for the NBA draft. He was selected eighteenth overall, in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft, by the New Orleans Hornets in one of nine players who were drafted that year out of high school.

Body Features of Smith

Smith’s height is 1.98 m and weight is 100 kg. His eye color is black and hair color is black. His body build is athletic. Overall, he has a balanced and healthy body.

Career of Smith

New Orleans Hornet

While playing for New Orleans Hornet, he averaged 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also participated in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Competition in 2005. In his second season in New Orleans, he averaged 7.7 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.

Denver Nuggets

In 2006, the Hornets traded Smith and forward-center P. J. Brown to the Chicago Bulls for center Tyson Chandler. He was involved in the Knicks-Nuggets brawl. He was suspended for 10 games. He averaged 13 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in his first season with the Nuggets.

In 2007, he averaged 12.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. On July 25, 2008, he was added to the Team USA Basketball select team to help the senior team prepare for the Olympics. On February 10, 2009, he was chosen to replace the injured Rudy Gay in the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest. He made a franchise-record 11 three-pointers during the game, which was one shy of tying the NBA record.

In 2009-10 season, he averaged 15.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. In the 2010-11 season, he averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

Zhejiang Golden Bulls

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Smith signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).  He scored a CBA career-high 60 points and 14 three-pointers in 18 attempts off the bench, during a 122–110 victory over the Qingdao Eagles. He was selected as a starter for the Southern Division All-Stars in the 2012 CBA All-Star Game, but did not play due to "personal reasons."

New York Knicks

Smith signed with the New York Knicks in 2012. He became a fan favorite, gaining comparisons to John Starks. He averaged 12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a career-high 1.5 steals per game with the Knicks that season. He was awarded the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award for the 2013 season. He averaged a career-high 18.1 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. In 2013, he was suspended for game 4 of the first round of the playoffs after elbowing the Celtics' Jason Terry in the chin. On 11 July, he again re-signed with the Knicks. On 6 September, he was suspended for five games. He recorded an NBA record 22 three-point attempts in a 102–91 loss to the Miami Heat.

Cleveland Cavaliers

On January 5, 2015, Smith was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade that also involved the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He made his debut after two days. On April 27, 2015, Smith was suspended for the first two games of the Eastern Conference semi-finals after he swung his arm and made contact with the head of Celtics forward Jae Crowder in Game 4 of their first-round series against Boston. The Cavaliers faced the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals, but they lost the series in six games. On 2 September 2015, he re-signed with the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers went on to win the 2016 NBA championship. He won his first NBA title. On October 15, 2016, he re-signed with the Cavaliers for a four-year contract.

Relationship of Smith

Smith is a married man. He is married to Jewel Harris in 2016. The couple has three daughters named as Dakota, Demi, and Peyton.

Net Worth of Smith

The well-known basketball player’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He also owns a great number of the luxurious card.

Did You Know?

  • He has won two ‘NBA’ awards: the ‘NBA Sixth Man of the Year’ in 2013 and the ‘NBA Champion’ in 2016.
  • He was selected 18th overall by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2004 NBA Draft.

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