CLEVELAND, Ohio — Throwback Thursday!
After the Browns win last night, Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith last night gave us a flashback to 2016. That’s year the Cavs won the NBA Championship and the last year the Cleveland Browns won a game.
Smith, who was at FirstEnergy Stadium cheering on the Browns, kept a promise to social media and went shirtless, a look that became his trademark during the championship parade.
He’d posted a video earlier in the night vowing to take his shirt off if the Browns won.
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Smith went shirtless for most of the 2016 championship parade. Former President Barack Obama joked about the shirt situation during a phone call with Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue right after the parade and thanked Smith for wearing a shirt during the team’s trip to the White House.
A local company even began selling a “shirtless” JR Smith T-shirt.
After a winless streak lasting 635 days, the Browns staged a comeback Thursday night to beat New York Jets 21-17 in Cleveland. The victory was made all the bit sweeter by an inspirational debut by quarterback Baker Mayfield.