An Emotional J.R Smith Speaks On Winning Championship

With the Cavs winning the championship title, by defeating the Golden State Warriors on Sunday team members have had a chance to express what this win meant to them. Although this was a major win for LeBron James, teammate J.R. Smith showed us; with tears of joy just how huge of a win, this was for him. He also talked about his family being his biggest inspiration. Here is what he had to say.

His outlook on his career and winning: 

"I thought about it a lot honestly. But the more my career went on, it kind of dwindled. It was more about playing the game. But I’ve been playing this game since I was 3-years-old.That is one of the reasons why this game is so special to me and today is so special to me. It's on Father's Day. My dad put the ball in my crib." 

On his family being his biggest inspiration:

"My parents, my family, they're the biggest inspiration in my life. I been in a lot of dark spots in my life. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be able to get out of it. But they are who they are. They fought with me; yelled at me, screamed at me...they always stuck by my side no matter if I was right or wrong. I know a lot of people don't have their parents in their life. But I have the best two you could ask for, I swear. It's six of us. And they didn't treat any of us different. They treated us all the same. I just want to be like them when I grow up." 

PhotoCred: ESPN.com

PhotoCred: ESPN.com

Definitely a side of J.R. that we have never seen, before.