J.R. Smith bonds with therapy dog before game against Hornets

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– The Cleveland Cavaliers got a special visit before their game against the Hornets in Charlotte on Wednesday.

The team spent time with Remington, a medical alert assistance dog with the University of North Carolina baseball team. It was set up by Cavs head athletic trainer Steve Spiro.

J.R. Smith was particularly fond of the 3-year-old golden retriever, posting a picture on Instagram with his new best friend.


Remington may also be Smith’s good luck charm. The shooting guard went 8 for 9 on field goals, putting up 19 total points.

“It was right on time, especially for me,” Smith told ESPN of his time with Remi. “I’m an emotional person. I live in my head. I don’t really express a lot of things. But let’s just say it was right on time.”

The Cavs beat the Hornets, 118-105. They host the Pelicans on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Follow Home Run Remington on Instagram here

More stories on the Cleveland Cavaliers here

Around the Buckeye State

More Ohio News

Around the Buckeye State

More Ohio News
FOX 8 Cleveland Weather // Quick Links:

Happening Headlines:

More News

Hot on FOX 8

More Viral