President Obama Tells Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue To Tell J.R. Smith And Other Players To ‘Put On A Shirt’
The Cleveland Cavaliers may now be the NBA champions, but President Barack Obama has advice for how they can improve their image even more.
Obama Tells Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue To Tell J.R. Smith And Other Players To ‘Put On A Shirt’
In a filmed phone call with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, shared by Rachel Nichols on Twitter, the President’s message was very clear. He singled out Cavs shooting guard/small forward J.R. Smith, saying:
“Tell J.R. and everybody to put on a shirt though,” Obama joked. “You can’t just be walking around without a shirt, for the last, like a whole week.”
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 24, 2016
Lue simply laughed along with the President and promised to relay the message to his players.
“Now [Iman] Shumpert’s taking off his shirt, Kyrie’s [Irving] taking off his shirt,” Obama continued. “C’mon man… But I guess if you are built like that, you know.”
“I guess if you’re in decent shape, you can do it,” Lue responded with a chuckle.
The Cavs victory parade was held in Cleveland on Wednesday after the team defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 19.
Poor Mo Williams, however, also shirtless at the parade, wasn’t even on the President’s radar, and half the team appeared to have been keen on removing their shirts anyway.
PHOTO: CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 22: J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a photo as the crowd cheers during the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship victory parade and rally on June 22, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)