J.R. Smith may have found his spirit animal.
Right before it was announced that he and the Cavaliers agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal, Smith came out and likened himself to a dolphin. He shared his thoughts on the popular mammal and why he believes he’s very similar to them, with Charles Bethea of the New Yorker.
“The dolphin is my favorite animal. It’s graceful. When it jumps out of the water, it’s one of the most peaceful things you can see. Especially when the sun is hitting off the water. There’s something just so calm and peaceful about it. At the same time, if it goes down, a dolphin is like, O.K., let’s go. … I’m a dolphin. That’s all people need to know.”
Dolphins aren’t known for their ability to shoot from the perimeter, but Smith certainly excels at that. He will be suiting up for the Cavs once again this season, as they attempt to defend their title.