J.R. Smith Got Married

by August 10, 2016

Make that two rings this year for J.R. Smith, who is now an NBA champion and a married man.

Smith, 30, tied the knot Monday with Jewel Harris in a ceremony near his childhood home in New Jersey.

The free agent shooting guard is reportedly inching closer to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers (he’s seeking a $15 million-per-year contract).

Per the NBPA:

“Ever since I got back with my wife, Jewel, last year and proposed to her in August, things started going uphill slowly but surely. […] Before I was doing so much thinking; now it’s just reacting. So it’s just taking stuff as things come and realizing what’s more important between her and my girls, Demi and Peyton, as opposed to everything else.


“A lot has changed for me mentally and materially. I used to in the summertime spend so much money doing a lot of fun stuff. Now, I’m actually consciously trying to save, so we can live how we want to live after basketball. I’ve even sold a few things. More than anything, being in that dad role is more important now. I know I have to leave something for these girls. I don’t want to leave them with bills or anything.


“I want to leave with something that they can do what they want to do with it. After my career is over with, and they have kids, I think more than anything it’s just building a foundation for the family.”