Oddly enough, good vibes arise when Shirtless J.R. Smith appears.
J.R. Smith has driven fans crazy with his play on the court, yet he steals their attention when off of it through his alter-ego, “Shirtless” J.R. Smith.
First appearing during the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship parade, “Shirtless J.R.” would make another memorable appearance in Cleveland, celebrating in the stands during a Browns’ game.
With the MLB All Star Game in Cleveland this year, it was a given that the shirtless one would make another appearance, and he did not disappoint when he stepped up to bat at the Celebrity Softball Game.
JR Smith stole home … shirtless ? #CelebSoftball https://t.co/BdbduRcqfC
In his first appearance at the plate as Shirtless J.R., the fan favorite ripped a shot past third and raced around the bases, pausing at third and then rushing down the line to steal home, much to the surprise of the players and to the excitement of the crowd.
But he wasn’t done, as it seems that he refused to don his jersey after his big at bat, making multiple appearances in alter-ego form during the game.
Three years later and @TheRealJRSmith still isn’t wearing a shirt. Casual. #CelebSoftball https://t.co/Wjsp49VDGN
The final appearance of the day was during Anthony Mackie’s post-game interview, giving his nod to Mackie as the game’s MVP (which he didn’t win).
I caught up with @AnthonyMackie who thinks he should’ve taken home MVP. JR Smith who was shirtless (again) couldn’t help but agree. https://t.co/da84EQxSs5
The legend of Shirtless J.R. Smith lives on.