Barack Obama joked about wanting Cavs star JR Smith to stop celebrating without a shirt

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One storyline that has emerged since the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship is that J.R. Smith loves celebrating without a shirt.

That’s all well and good, but at a certain point a limit must be established. We all understand that J.R. is ecstatic about helping bring a championship to a city that hadn’t seen any kind of championship gold in over half a century, but now even the president is saying something about it, as seen in a phone conversation with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.

Okay this @Cavs video of President Obamatelling Ty Lue that JR Smith needs to put his shirt back on isAMAZING., 2016

That does it. We’ve all loved your enthusiasm and affinity for remaining shirtless, but the time to stop has come. President Obama is asking nicely, and it would be impolite to not heed his request.

Here is the full phone conversation:

When @POTUS calls, you answer.

Watch as Coach Lue receives a ring from the @Whitehouse.


@Whitehouse 24,2016