Here’s how the Cavs’ guard responded.
The NBA has a rule in place that requires all players and coaches to stand for the national anthem before games.
The league has issued memos to teams in recent days reminding them of the rule in the wake of President Trump’s comments about the NFL, which has had several players kneel and sit for The Star-Spangled Banner before games.
LeBron James has said he probably won’t knee because his voice can do more for the cause, but one of his teammates might be doing something different.
Here’s J.R. Smith’s response to the league’s rule:
Yea Ight https://t.co/vKUcOajaOm
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) October 1, 2017
Smith’s response has been retweeted more than 17,000 times and favorited more than 25,000 times at the time of this post.
The NBA’s regular season starts in a couple of weeks, with the Cavs and Celtics kicking off the season on Tuesday, Oct. 17. That game will tip off at 8 p.m. E.T. on TNT.