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J. R Smith Honours Kobe Bryant After Joining Los Angeles Lakers!

J R Smith and Kobe Bryant
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J. R Smith Honours Kobe Bryant After Joining Los Angeles Lakers!: Not a long ago, J. R Smith, the 34-year-old NBA Basketball player signed to Los Angeles Lakers. Previously, Smith was in Cleaveland Cavaliers but, he left the team in 2018.

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J. R Smiths honours Kobe Bryant after joining Los Angeles Lakers.

Let’s talk see how J. R honoured Kobe’s memory.

J. R Smith Honoured Kobe

On 26th January 2020, NBA player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California. Alongside Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant and 11 others died.

This news came off as a shock for the basketball community and the Bryant family. Kobe was one of the best players of the LA Lakers, and his fellow teammates miss him to this day.

Kobe Bryant & J R Smith
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When Smith signed for the Lakers team, he took a moment to think about Kobe and honoured him. He said:

“Appreciate it, bro! It’s an honour to play in his memory for as long as I wear the colours.”

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Smith Continues The Legacy!

J.R Smith is vocal about being happy to be in the Lakers team. Moreover, he is dedicating his play to Kobe.

Smith averaged 12.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in that series against Bryant, falling to the eventual champion Lakers in six games. Considering Smith’s gameplay, Los Angeles Lakers are hoping that Smith provides an accurate three-point shooting.

Smith’s history suggests that he is great with three-pointers with an average of 37.3% of deep. But, his past experiences of over 100 playoffs will come in handy while playing.

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J. R Smith Remembers Kobe

While Smith expressed his excitement to play with the Los Angeles Lakers, he remembers a fond memory of playing against Kobe. He merrily downsizes himself while explaining the hilarious foul.
The 15-year-old veteran has crossed paths with Kobe many times. Smith’s favourite meeting was when he was in Denver Nuggets and played against LA Lakers in 2009’s Western Conference Final.
While Smith wanted to play alongside Kobe, he feels grateful to play with the Lakers. Do you think J. R can give out the cutting-edge for which he got signed? Let us know in the comment section!


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