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Sport JR Smith posts Instagram message about growth after signing with Lakers

03:20  01 july  2020
03:20  01 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Shortly after that news broke, reports indicated that the Lakers were interested in signing JR Smith to replace Bradley for the upcoming playoff run. It appears that LeBron James is fully on board, based off his latest social media activity. On an Instagram post showing Smith 's workout on a practice court

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JR Smith wants you to know that he is not quite the JR Smith you remember.

LeBron James, J.R. Smith are posing for a picture: Smith reunites with LeBron James for the season restart. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Smith reunites with LeBron James for the season restart.

The veteran swingman took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a message about growth. Smith agreed to a rest-of-season contract with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this week to replace Avery Bradley on their roster for Orlando.

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“Don’t assume you know me by what you heard,” the message read. “I grow daily. Your messenger might have outdated information!” Smith also tagged his location as “L.A. California.”

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The Lakers will eventually add Smith to their roster as a replacement player for Avery Bradley, who informed The Lakers will not be able to officially sign Smith until July 1. According to the NBA’s 113-page health and safety protocols, any player signed to a contract after June 23 has to “complete

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Smith’s former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James, whom he will be reuniting with on the Lakers, commented on Smith’s post, writing, “Facts!!!”

Smith, now 34, has gained a reputation over the years as something of a knucklehead. Many people’s lasting memory of him is how he forgot the score at the end of regulation in Game 1 of the 2018 Finals, helping cost his team the win and eventually the series. The ex-Sixth Man of the Year winner was also in the news again recently for beating up a man who had vandalized his vehicle.

Orlando will mark Smith’s first NBA action since Nov. 2018, as he had been exiled by the Cavs before being officially waived that next summer. He does sound ready though to turn over a new leaf now that he is with the Lakers.

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