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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.

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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 >

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 >

- 21 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 >

- 48 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 >

- 109 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 >

- 210 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 >

- 242 days ago
NBA's J.R. Smith -- Selling My Body ... Tatted Tees Making Huge $$ (PHOTOS)

J.R. Smith
Selling My Body Tatted Tees Making Huge $$

Tons of people want a body like J.R. Smith -- and now they can have it ... 'cause the NBA star is selling t-shirts of his tatted physique ... and making a TON of cash in the process.  Smith's… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
Cleveland Cavs -- Fly to Vegas to Party ... Champagne Nightclub Celebration (VIDEO)

Cleveland Cavs
Fly to Vegas to Party Champagne Nightclub Celebration

The Cavaliersmade a pit stop on their way back to Cleveland -- landing the team jet in VEGAS for a wild Sin City championship celebration ... complete with insane champagne showers!  LeBron,… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
J.R. Smith -- Tapped for 'Space Jam 2' Role ... Let's Get Animated!

J.R. Smith
Tapped for 'Space Jam 2' Role ... Let's Get Animated!

LeBron James might have familiar company on the set of "Space Jam 2" ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned producers have already reached out to Cavs star J.R. Smith for a role in the flick.  READ MORE >

- 295 days ago
J.R. Smith -- Barnes vs. Fisher Rematch Would Be a Good Fight

J.R. Smith
Barnes vs. Fisher Rematch Would Be a Good Fight

If Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher decide to settle their beef with one final UFC-style fight -- J.R. Smith wants a ticket ... telling TMZ Sports, "I would love to see that." Smith even did some… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago

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