Since the Cavs won Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday and brought the city of Cleveland its first championship in more than 50 years, they’ve been partying pretty much nonstop. That’s perfectly understandable. First there were the champagne showers in the locker room celebration immediately following the game. Then there was the airport party when the team plane landed back in Ohio. After that was the victory parade through downtown Cleveland.
Somewhere along the way, J.R. Smith misplaced all the shirts he’s ever owned. We get it. It’s summertime, it’s hot, you have the body of a professional basketball player, you’re having the time of your life, and the champagne has been flowing nonstop from an endless fountain.
But alas, all good things eventually run their course. And when the President of the United States has to step in, it’s probably time to make a change. That’s what happened Thursday when Barack Obama made a personal call to Tyronn Lue imploring him to find J.R. a shirt (and presumably to congratulate him and his team for winning an NBA Championship). But given the way Smith has been celebrating in the interim, he might have to burn up one of his few remaining executive orders to make this one happen.