LeBron James Says if JR Smith Were an Animal, He’d Be a Dolphin

by August 17, 2016

LeBron James appeared on the latest episode of the newly re-branded Open Run podcast that went live today as part of the Uninterrupted Podcast Network. And while the interview was nearly 90 minutes of very interesting, mostly basketball-related talk, one of the funniest moments of the discussion came near the end of the show.

The hosts, Jesse Williams (yes, that Jesse Williams) and Stefan Marolachakis, asked LeBron, “If JR Smith were an animal, what animal would he be?”

LeBron responded by laughing, before answering with, “I only got 5 seconds, this isn’t fair? What comes to mind?…I don’t know man, JR is like a dolphin, man…You know why? I watch a lot of these… what is it called, Open Water? Or National Geographic, and dophins like, they’re really killers. Sharks are afraid of them. But, they gotta have a a group around them to become the best of their ability… And incredibly smart.”

You can listen to the full podcast below:

JR, of course, got married last weekend. While LeBron and the Cavaliers would love to have the free agent shooter back, James signed a 3-year, $100 million contract with Cleveland this summer that might make re-signing Smith a financial challenge.

But back to the subject at hand: is LeBron right? Would JR be a dolphin? Or another animal? (In related thoughts: Man, is the season here yet?)