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J.R. Smith

Earl Smith III, known as J. R. Smith (born September 9, 1985, in Freehold, New Jersey), is an American professional basketball player currently with the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Before attending high school, Smith attended Millstone Middle School and graduated in 1999. From there, he moved on to Steinert High School and McCorriston High School before transferring to Lakewood High School. Smith played high school basketball for the first time at Lakewood High School. He would later transfer to Saint Benedict's Preparatory School and play basketball there as well. During his career there, he would average over 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. In the fall of 2003, Smith signed a letter of intent to play at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In April 2004, following a surprisingly strong showing at the McDonald's All-American Game (in which he was named game MVP), Smith decided to forgo college and make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.

LATEST STORIES
  
J.R. Smith's Micro-Preemie Baby Takes First Bottle (PHOTOS)

J.R. Smith
Micro-Preemie Baby Takes First Bottle

Big win for J.R. Smith this weekend -- and it happened BEFORE the Cavs' playoff game! J.R.'s micro-preemie daughter -- born at only 1 pound -- made another huge stride on Friday and had her very… READ MORE >

LeBron James & Cavs Stars Hit Miami Nightclub After Ugly Loss to Atlanta Hawks

LeBron James & Cavs Stars
Hit Miami Nightclub ... After Ugly Loss to Hawks

How do you rebound from blowing a 26 point lead in the 4th quarter? If you're LeBron James ... you hit the club!!  Bron -- along with J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson -- hit up LIV nightclub… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
J.R. Smith's Baby ... The Miracle Continues ... Breathing Tube Removed!

J.R. Smith's Baby
The Miracle Continues Breathing Tube Removed!

Big news for J.R. Smith and his family ... their micro-preemie baby Dakota is thiiiis close to crossing the 3-pound mark and her breathing tube is out!  READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Cleveland Cavs' Handshake Game Still On Point (VIDEO)

Cleveland Cavs
Handshake Game Still On Point

They beat the Bucks Monday night, but LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith still had energy to put on a show AFTER the final buzzer ... with another round of dope handshakes.  The… READ MORE >

- 62 days ago
Ex-Knicks Player Chris Smith Selling 'I'm With Oakley' Shirt (PHOTO)

Ex-Knicks Player
Selling 'I'm With Oakley' Shirt

Ex-NY Knicks player Chris Smith -- the younger brother of J.R. Smith -- has taken Charles Oakley's side in the NBA legend's war with the team ... releasing an "I'm With Oakley" shirt. Chris is a… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
J.R. Smith Holds Miracle Preemie for 1st Time ... 'One of the Greatest Days of My Life' (PHOTOS)

J.R. Smith
Finally Holds Miracle Preemie 'One of The Greatest Days'

J.R. Smith's miracle continues ... the NBA star finally got to hold his preemie daughter (born after only 21 weeks) ... and says it's one of the greatest days of his life.  As we previously… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
J.R. Smith's Daughter Still Fighting After Birth at 21 Weeks

J.R. Smith's Daughter
Still Fighting After Birth at 21 Weeks

J.R. Smith's newborn daughter is continuing to fight hard after her premature birth and we're told she's doing well ... TMZ Sports has learned.  The Cleveland Cavs star and his wife, Jewel,… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
President Obama  -- Welcomes LeBron, Cavs ... Thanks For Wearin' A Shirt J.R.

President Obama
Welcomes LeBron, Cavs To W.H. ... Thanks For Wearing A Shirt, J.R.

President Obama just got to flex his comedy skills one last time ... welcoming the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers to the White House.  LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the rest… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
J.R. Smith -- Red Solo Cuppin' It ... At Drake's OVO Fest (VIDEO)

J.R. Smith
Red Solo Cuppin' It ... At Drake's OVO Fest

J.R. Smith went the Toby Keith route at OVO Fest in Canada this weekend -- proceeding to party his face off with a red solo cup ... and he looked super turnt.  Smith was with former Cavs… READ MORE >

- 273 days ago
J.R. Smith -- My Wife Loves My Body ... Rockin' My Tatted Tee! (PHOTO)

J.R. Smith
My Wife Loves My Body ... Rockin' My Tatted Tee!

Everyone seems to love the J.R. Smith tatted tee shirts ... including his own wife -- who rocked J.R.'s body to a prestigious golf course in Ohio Thursday.  READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
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