June 19, 2016, 9:59 pm
J.R. Smith has been many things to fans of the NBA, ranging from knucklehead to being the butt of jokes. He has brought a lot of that on himself. Tonight after the game he got emotional talking about it all in a cathartic press conference that showed a contrite, humble and thankful person. Doing it on the world’s biggest stage with his father in the room and on Father’s Day might cause it to suddenly get dusty in the room wherever you are at. Tonight he was an example of what owning one’s actions can do for self-empowerment and self-improvement.