Obama to Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue: ‘Tell J.R. and everybody to put on a shirt’

The Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith greets fans before the start of a parade celebrating the team's NBA championship in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday.
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It seems that after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship, it’s been hard for J.R. Smith to put a shirt on. Let us remind you that it’s been almost a week that Smith has gone shirtless.

Teammates Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert have also caught on this shirtless trend. Maybe a call from the president can help these Cavs put their shirts back on?

During a phone call in which he congratulated Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue on winning the franchise’s first NBA championship, President Obama had a suggestion for Smith right before he wrapped up the call.

“Tell J.R. and everybody to put on a shirt, though,” Obama said. “You can’t just be walking around without a shirt for the last -- the whole week. Now, Shumpert’s taking off his shirt. Kyrie is taking off his shirt. C’mon, man. But, I guess if you’re built like that.”

Here’s the full phone conversation.

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