By now everyone knows about JR Smith’s sinful shoelace addiction right? If not, JR Smith has had a problem untying players shoes on the court and even posed doing it in a club. These antics cost him 50 grand from the NBA but now we have a Chicago Pastor leading off his sermon about growing up with JR Smith. From That NBA Lottery Pick:
I went to one of the Harvest Bible Chapel churches in the Chicago area this morning and at the start of the sermon the pastor asked the church if they knew who J.R. Smith was.
Cue some chatter and whatnot, he said his son told him about an incident that recently happened during a professional basketball game. Showed him the video, he was laughing and couldn’t believe it. He told the church then about the shoe-untying incident, everyone gasped and chuckled, it was hilarious.
He then said that he brought the video footage and everybody laughed. It played on the big projector screen and it was the one with Shawn Marion’s shoe, it was hilarious. He then showed it again in slow-motion, everyone lol’d.
The sermon then continued about how this is a professional basketball player who was acting like a child, on live tv, and needed to grow up. And then continued about how we all needed to grow up, we all act childish sometimes, etc.
J.R. Smith was the prelude to the message about growing up. In church. This happened. I laughed.
That is all.
I think we all can agree that what Smith is doing is childish but starting your sermon with it? That might be a bit much.
I guess you have to do what you can to connect with your people though.