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J.R. SMITH & UNINTERRUPTED TEAM UP FOR HBCU’s RISING

by Tatyana Arrington
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Following a 16-year NBA career that includes winning two NBA Championships and the Sixth Man of Year award, retired NBA veteran J.R. Smith embarks on a new venture. Smith transitioned from professional basketball player to student-athlete at HBCU North Carolina A&T University.

On Tuesday night, UNINTERRUPTED and Toyota partnered to showcase Smith’s HBCU journey on the big screen in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The attendance was over 200 people. The event also included performances by Jonesboro High School Majestic Marching Band, the Pi Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Tau Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In UNINTERRUPTED’s HBCU’s RISING, presented by Toyota Tundra, J.R. Smith takes you through his collegiate life in the four-part series showcasing his love for community and culture and his “Aggie Pride.”

J. R. Smith is a Liberal Studies major and an avid golfer. Smith finished his first year of college with a 4.0 GPA. He was also named North Carolina A&T’s “Academic Athlete of the Year,” a tremendous accomplishment.

When asked about his decision to attend an HBCU, it was a straightforward choice. “It was the most important thing to me. I figured if I wanted to get an education there was no better place to get one. And if I was going to spend my money to get an education, I wanted to give it back and attend an HBCU.”

FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA – JULY 12: J.R. Smith and Dr. Dawn Murphy attend the Toyota Tundra presents “HBCU’s Rising” with J.R. Smith on July 12, 2022 at The Dottie at Triumph Station in Fayetteville, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Toyota North America)

Among the attendees at the event were Monica Boswell, The VP of Client Solutions at The Spring Hill Company, and Tasha Levy, The VP of Brand Partnerships at The Spring Hill Company. In their speeches, the ladies shared similar sentiments on why this docu-series will move the culture forward.

“Through the short docu-series, they were tasked with tapping into the mantra “More Than An Athlete” and the history on why Smith chose an HBCU and specifically North Carolina A&T.” (Fox 5. Atlanta).

UNINTERRUPTED is a Sports Emmy-winning athlete empowerment media, experiences, and consumer product brand created by LeBron James and Maverick’s media conglomerate, The SpringHill Company.


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23 comments

Teddy July 15, 2022 - 6:35 PM

4.0 GPA

JR smart as hell

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Jaylan July 15, 2022 - 6:08 PM

That nigga laughing too hard in front of my girl. Calm that shit down JR. We didn’t forget you cost my boy Bron Bron a title.

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Yaz July 15, 2022 - 6:05 PM

Tough Jacket 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Henry July 15, 2022 - 6:09 PM

Facts that jacket is tough.

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Kadeem July 15, 2022 - 6:04 PM

I’m a sophomore in high school in New Orleans and I’m thinking of going to an HBCU because if you J.R.

Thank you

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David July 15, 2022 - 6:10 PM

Go to Howard little nigga.

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Stacey July 15, 2022 - 6:02 PM

Proud of you, J.R.

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Jashaun July 15, 2022 - 6:01 PM

JR the only nigga to go to the NBA and make stupid millions then retire to attend an HBCU. That’s some real nigga history for you folks.

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Beanie July 15, 2022 - 5:59 PM

HBCU BABY

Should have went to Howard though

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Alisha July 15, 2022 - 5:58 PM

She’s a pro because I would have ask JR for some damn money. 16 years in the league. Fam got some coins in his pocket

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TONE J July 15, 2022 - 5:57 PM

Champ Champ

Congrats JR

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Stella July 15, 2022 - 5:55 PM

Someone bless this poor baby with a microphone.

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Robert July 15, 2022 - 5:54 PM

I’m glad J.R. Smith changed his life around after cheating on his wide.

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Tatyana Future Husband July 15, 2022 - 5:52 PM

I need all you savages to leave my girl alone. She don’t want you dusty niggas.

-Tatyana Husband aka Byron Ward aka King of Miami aka Heat winning the chip next year.

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Hector July 15, 2022 - 6:19 PM

Tatyana don’t want no dude name Byron. She needs to come to New York and see what’s up with Puerto Rican king.

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Richie McLovin July 15, 2022 - 5:49 PM

Tatyana are you single?

JR keep eating my boi

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Dre July 15, 2022 - 5:47 PM

Let me find out Tatyana stays out in Fayetteville. I’ll take her to Wendys and Chris’s Steak & Seafood House.

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Lewis July 15, 2022 - 5:44 PM

Tatyana

Where have you been? I’ve missed you mami.

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Isaiah July 15, 2022 - 5:43 PM

More interviews for Tatyana please because she’s fine AF

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Suz July 15, 2022 - 5:41 PM

Great questions

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Jason July 15, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Proud of J.R.

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Isabelle July 15, 2022 - 5:39 PM

Great questions

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Jewel July 15, 2022 - 5:36 PM

Great interview

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