May 15, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
This ‘season’ (‘year’ might be a better word, given the circumstances) has been an interesting one for J.R. Smith. Seven years in on his prep-to-pro career in the NBA, Smith chose to avoid all the lockout uncertainty and head eastward to the Chinese Basketball Association. Though he was able to accomplish such feats as scoring 41 off the bench, Smith couldn’t get the Zhejiang Golden Bulls into the CBA playoffs, so with his season over, he was cleared to return to the States. J.R. signed with New York in Feburary at the peak of Linsanity, and though the Knicks are also done, they did manage to break a lengthy postseason losing streak. And now that this shooting guard whose on-court stylings got him onto the All-NBA Feet First Team, is done with a gruelling two-continent campaign, he’s free to goof around and do things like tweet photos of his sneaker closet. As you’d expect from a professional baller, the shelving units are a luxurious wooden build and they’re covered in Air Jordans, everything from 1s to AJF Fusions and some clear evidence that JR’s favorite Jays are the XX (perhaps owing to fond memories of his rookie season) — and what about all those Bibby PEs? Click through to see an expanded view of JR Smith’s sneaker closet and let us know how it compares to some of the other notable collections we’ve profiled here on Sneaker News.
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