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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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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 >

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

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Selling My Body Tatted Tees Making Huge $$

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

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

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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 >

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

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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 >

- 142 days ago
J.R. Smith -- No Charges In Alleged Pizza Shop Attack

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No Charges In Alleged Pizza Shop Attack

Cleveland Cavs star J.R. Smith is officially off the hook in an alleged pizza joint attack -- with prosecutors saying he will NOT be charged with a crime for allegedly attacking a heckler. … READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
LeBron James -- Hittin' Them Folks ... With Cavs Teammates (VIDEO)

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LeBron James has joined Odell Beckham Jr. and James Harden in the seemingly never ending pro-athlete dance recital ... and he brought his whole team with him. LBJ hit up INTL nightclub in… READ MORE >

- 215 days ago
NBA's J.R. Smith -- Super Santa Son ... Bought Mom A House For XMAS!!! (VIDEO)

NBA's J.R. Smith
Super Santa Son ... Bought Mom A House For XMAS!!!

J.R. Smith totally out-Santa'd St. Nick in the gift giving dept ... at least according to his mom who says the Cavs forward spoils her every Xmas with expensive bags, fancy cars ... and even a… READ MORE >

- 227 days ago
J.R. Smith -- Allegedly Choked Heckler ... Over Knicks Insult

J.R. Smith
Allegedly Choked Heckler ... Over Knicks Insult

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- 253 days ago
J.R. Smith -- Scooter Frenzy ... NBA Exposure Created Bigger Boom Than Bieber

J.R. Smith
Scooter Frenzy NBA Exposure Created Bigger Boom Than Bieber

Bieber has one ... so does Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown -- but the guy who ignited the biggest sales boom of those new 2-wheeled scooters is Cavs star J.R. Smith ... TMZ Sports has learned. … READ MORE >

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