Lakers’ Alex Caruso, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard go full shirtless JR Smith after winning NBA title
The Los Angeles Lakers’ latest acquisition in JR Smith celebrated his first title with the franchise in his own true fashion. Not only him, but also Alex Caruso, Kyle Kuzma, and Dwight Howard all followed in the footsteps of ‘shirtless JR’ during the postgame celebrations, as posted on Twitter.
The influence of JR Smith cannot be overstated. pic.twitter.com/hoNTqiYV5y
— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) October 12, 2020
The 2013 NBA Sixth Man of the Year had his shirt off even before Game 6 ended. With 15 seconds left in the clock, Smith was already celebrating bare-chested with his jersey out of sight. His meager performance all throughout the playoffs didn’t stop him from being ecstatic for claiming the second championship ring of his career.
The New Jersey native first went full shirtless mode during the championship parade of the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2016. He went an entire week without a shirt to celebrate the first title of his playing career.
Contrary to the public’s expectations, Smith didn’t cause a distraction to the Lakers’ championship hopes. He also saw little action on the floor, averaging two points over ten games played in the 2020 NBA Playoffs.
Basketball fans on Twitter also bombarded him with memes for his meager contributions for the Purple and Gold during their championship run:
JR Smith grabbing the trophy first like he did something 🤣🤣🤣 LETS GO LAKERS!! 💛💜🔥 pic.twitter.com/2ojhkXleUM
— Lily🦋 (@Lilyhasrice) October 12, 2020
Imagine jr Smith being the first to lift the trophy 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/1EmNhMhE5G
— K (@kansolele1) October 12, 2020
Smith was acquired by the Lakers on July 1, 2020, for the remainder of the 2020 NBA season. Prior to the agreement, he was involved in a long lay-off with the Cavaliers where he played from 2015 to 2019.
No one knows if Smith will be able to find himself on an NBA roster next season but he will surely be kicking it back and enjoying his first title with the Lakers for the meantime.