JR Smith is an American professional basketball player. He won NBA Championships in 2015 with the Cleveland Cavaliers and 2016 with the Cavs and Golden State Warriors. His net worth is $50 million as of 2017 according to Forbes.
JR Smith has played for several teams during his career, including but not limited to the Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets, Zhejiang Golden Bulls, New York Knicks , and Cleveland Cavaliers.
JR Smith has eight rings
Two of them are from the time he spent with LeBron James in Cleveland. Most recently, Smith was part of the Cavaliers team that came back from 3-1 down to beat the Warriors in 2016. But for LeBron James, the only ring that matters is the one he’ll win in June. And with Smith’s help or without it, James will be trying to get it against his former team.
He won four with the Cavs, two with the Knicks, and two with the Mavs.
He was also twice named Sixth Man of the Year and made three All-Star appearances. However, his time with LeBron James wasn’t filled with team glory. They only won one single championship together and it’s fair to say that Smith played some very forgettable minutes in those Finals.
The question now is whether he’ll play anything at all for the Pelicans. New Orleans has been rumored to be looking for another veteran point guard since they lost Rajon Rondo this summer and Elfrid Payton became their new starter. But so far no free agent has been willing to sign on until DeMarcus Cousins heals from his injury and gets back on track with Jrue Holiday holding down the starting position by himself. So unless something changes between now and the start of the regular season, Smith’s arrival probably puts an end to any potential addition through free agency.
His first ring came in 2007 when he was just 23 years old.
After that, he went to the Knicks for one season before returning to New York with LeBron James. He then spent four years in Cleveland but wasn’t able to win another ring. And this is where his path started diverging from LeBron’s since they won two more titles together while Smith spent a year and a half on the Cavaliers roster, first as a starter and later coming off the bench.
And now he’ll try his luck in New Orleans, hoping to build on his championship pedigree after signing a contract that pays him $5 million this year and $5.4 next summer. Jrue Holiday will be expecting Smith to help them become serious contenders once again even though it remains unclear if any of these players are actually what the Pelicans need right now.
The most expensive of his rings cost $50,000 to make.
They were designed by Jason Arasheben, who also made the diamond-encrusted rings LeBron James received for his three titles. He won his last ring alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who is now his rivals with the Warriors.
His second most expensive ring is worth $35,000.
It was given to him by LeBron James in exchange for the one he wore when they won their first ring together in 2012.
Smith wore his ring everywhere he went until he lost it during a night out in New York. He promised to replace it but hasn’t done so yet.
He’s the only player whose entire career has been spent playing alongside LeBron James. He and LeBron were the only players whom David Stern made stand up during the 2003 Draft.
JR Smith has had an illustrious basketball career and it shows in his wealth. As of this writing, he is worth 115 million dollars. His NBA salary throughout his 16-year career makes up only a fraction of that number with him having earned less than $30 million from those contracts alone. The rest comes from endorsements and other investments which include eight championship rings!