J.R. Smith immortalized in DC Smithsonian museum - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

J.R. Smith immortalized in DC Smithsonian museum

(Source: Cleveland Cavaliers Facebook) (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers Facebook)

The Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC are usually home to famous artwork, significant memorabilia, and now, J.R. Smith.

The Cavs star and local fan favorite is featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibition called "Sports: Leveling the Playing Field," according to Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas. The exhibit is dedicated to the contributions of African American athletes on and off the field, and features artifacts such as a boxing robe worn by Muhammad Ali, Carl Lewis' track shoes and gold medals, and a large photo of J.R. Smith. 

On the display, J.R.'s tattoos and patterned hairstyle are highlighted. The quote "Style is critically important" is sometime shown on his picture.

Now, J.R. Smith can be considered a world champion basketball player and a "Swishonian" Smithsonian artifact.

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