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J.R. Smith, brother Chris officially release children’s book

Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R. Smith may seem like one of the unlikeliest children’s book authors, but that did not stop him from writing a story for kids.

Smith’s brother, Chris, who last played professional basketball overseas in Israel last year and joins J.R. as one of the story’s main characters, served as the book’s co-author, which is titled, “HoopSmiths: J.R. and Chris Learn Teamwork.”

The children’s book officially hit Amazon’s virtual shelves on Tuesday, as detailed in a tweet from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

“J.R. and Chris both have dreams of playing in the NBA, but they quickly realize they can’t do it alone. Join these two brothers on their quest of commitment as they learn the value of teamwork and work toward achieving their ultimate goal!” the book’s description reads.

As noted in McMenamin’s tweet, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the JR Smith Youth Foundation.

Smith certainly has had an eventful past few months, both on the court and off the hardwood as well. And to those who would question or mock how Smith has co-written a children’s book, it merits pointing out that none other than Metta World Peace once wrote one as well. So there’s that.