J.R. Smith Finally Says Goodbye to LeBron James via Social Media

LeBron James and J.R. Smith

Three weeks ago, the landscape of the NBA would historically change as LeBron James decided to part ways with Cleveland Cavaliers and head to the West Coast to become a Los Angeles Laker.

Most of the Cavaliers responded within the first few days, including owner Dan Gilbert and forward Kevin Love. However, one player close to James has finally made a public post about the huge move: J.R. Smith.

Thanks bro @kingjames

A post shared by JR Smith (@teamswish) on

Smith, 32, and James are really good friends. That was evident in 2016 when James emphatically pressed the Cavs to re-sign the shooting guard just before the regular season. Smith would eventually land a lofty four-year deal worth around $57 million.

The pair’s best memory came when they won the 2016 championship together against the Golden State Warriors. From being in the trenches down 3-1 to ultimately winning it all brought the team closer and produced a lifetime of friendships. James posted this emotional photo and caption about Smith on his birthday fresh after capturing the championship:

Yet, there were tense moments too. After Smith infamously held the ball and didn’t shoot or pass during a tied Game 1 in the 2018 NBA Finals, the pair’s relationship came under fire. Yet, the four-time MVP supported Smith and stood up for him the entire time.

Now, with both players in different cities after a messy ending in Cleveland, it is good to see the kind gesture on social media. James responded by commenting, “My G! ?. #FamilyTies ?.” So, it’s safe to assume all is good between the two champions.

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