It’s Friday! It’s time for a #FF Flashback Fun with my #Guestie JR Smith! The Flashback Pic is from last year during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas! Such a great time of year! JR loves to golf at some of the best courses in Vegas, we are chatting about his game on the court AND on the course 🙂
SEEMA STYLE: What inspired you to start playing golf?
JR SMITH: Moses Malone inspired me to start playing. He is a 3-Time NBA MVP, and one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players. I started golf when I was playing for Denver and I’ve been playing for the last 5 years. It is such a great game, it’s definitely become a passion of mine.
SEEMA STYLE: What are your favorite brands to wear on the golf course?
JR SMITH: NIKE Everything! I like wearing the Tiger Woods Nike Line. I really like the comfort and the look. NIKE has been supporting me and I take pride in representing the brand.
SEEMA STYLE: What clubs are you playing with?
JR SMITH: I am playing all the new NIKE equipment, VR_S Covert Technology. I was playing with the Scotty Cameron, but now I am playing with a new NIKE putter.
SEEMA STYLE: What’s the coolest golf accessory you own?
JR SMITH: My Bushnell distance finder. I like using it, it helps me get exact distance to the pin and it helps me figure out how far I hit the ball when I practice on the range. I use my Seema Sparkle Ice Cream Cone ball marker you gave me last summer too! LOL!
SEEMA STYLE: So cute! I’m glad you are still wearing it! 🙂 Who is in your dream foursome?
- Tiger Woods
- Rory McIllroy
- Bubba Watson
SEEMA STYLE: Did you do anything fun for winning 6th man of the year?
JR SMITH: Yes, I celebrated in NYC by having a big dinner with family and friends, it felt so good! I am looking forward to a good next few weeks…
SEEMA STYLE: What songs pump you up before a big game or before heading to the first tee?
JR SMITH: I love the question! My go to song is “Best Thing Yet” by Lil’ Wayne. Lil’ Wayne and Meek Mill are two of my favorites to get me going. I have to say that people don’t realize another side of me, I enjoy Adele and Jessie J. My music selection varies heavily, I think a lot, and music plays a big role as to what I’m thinking.
SEEMA STYLE: You have such a sweet soft side!:) If you put in the same work into your golf as you do in basketball, do you think you have what it takes to play on the PGA TOUR?
JR SMITH: Absolutely YES!!! I understand the dedication. I have a lot of respect for the game and the work it takes to play on the PGA TOUR. I’ve put in a lot of hard work into my basketball to get to where I am today, and if apply that same work in golf, I can believe I can get there.
SEEMA STYLE: What kinds of golf events do you compete or play in?
JR SMITH: I play in a lot of corporate outings and events to support my team and other NBA Players Events. The one I look forward to the most is my foundation which is the JR Smith Youth Foundation. The Foundation provides opportunities for youth in education and sports. I really like working with kids and my Foundation gives me time and space to do that.
SEEMA STYLE: JR! It was so amazing for you to share your golf adventures with us! You are so much fun to play golf with and I hope that you and the Knicks go all the way! See you this summer:)