At the same time, Smith was sometimes the butt of a few jokes because of his antics and personality.
But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some wisdom – and now he’s sharing that knowledge with the new, younger generation of NBA players.
JR Smith spoke about regrets he had with old spending habits and encouraged younger players to be smarter with their wealth.
— ESPN (@espn) March 2, 2022
Smith recently remarked on the frivolous spending habits he had while playing in the NBA and regrets not making more of a difference for those in need.
“You know how many people you can change [their] lifestyle with $10 million in our hood?” Smith said.
He also spoke about the money he spent while playing ball, saying:
“We’d rather go throw $60,000 in the strip club…than go feed 2,500 people in the hood. I could’ve fed my whole community ten times over with the money I was just [paying fines for being] late on the bus.”
Smith In The NBA
Smith became a very popular role player when he was in the NBA.
He is probably best known for his time with the Knicks and then the Cavs.
It was during his stint in Cleveland that he won a championship ring alongside LeBron James.
Back in 2013, he was voted Sixth Man of the Year, proving how vital he could be.
Since retiring from the NBA, Smith has focused on playing golf and going to school.
Back in 2021, Smith enrolled at North Carolina AT&T State University, looking to get a degree in liberal studies.
It seems he is also spending a lot of time reflecting on his past and the life he has lived.