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JR Smith
Position: G
Born: 09/09/85
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $12,800,000
And while he’s determined to play and committed to the Cavs, Smith’s mind is never far from his daughter. She remains in the hospital more than 100 days after birth. “You can’t separate the two because it’s life and for me it goes hand in hand,” he said. “The life I live is because of basketball and one of the reasons I’m able to provide and have a family the way I have is because of my basketball stature and what I’ve been able to do at this point in my life. For her, that’s No. 1. That comes before this game or any other game.”
For the first time on Wednesday, Smith, the Cavaliers’ mostly misunderstood shooting guard, whose tattoos and hard-edged look mask his softer side, spoke in greater detail about his family’s ordeal following the premature birth of his daughter, Dakota, in January. She’s been fighting from the moment his wife, Jewel, gave birth five months early, and Smith pointed toward a microphone stand in front of him to convey her astounding story. “She was no bigger than this phone,” he said, recalling the first time he held his tiny daughter.
Rick Noland: JR Smith on hospital workers caring for daughter: “The things they really do in there … those people are really life-changers. That’s my first priority,” Smith said of his family. “Basketball and whatever else after basketball is second. My family comes first. If you can’t accept that, I don’t know what else to tell you. That should be No. 1 for any and everybody. That’s no disrespect to my teammates or this organization, but for me, my family comes first”