Basketball Transforming Society: JR Smith and Brother Chris Smith Release Children’s Book

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What does basketball do for society? Well, it’s given someone like Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith the platform and the ability to publish a children’s book with his brother, Chris Smith.

“HoopSmiths” is now available for purchase on Amazon for $16.95 with the following description:

J.R. and Chris both have dreams of playing in the NBA, but they quickly realize they can’t do it alone. Join these two brothers on their quest of commitment as they learn the value of teamwork and work toward achieving their ultimate goal!

So the game of basketball has allowed JR Smith and his brother to produce something that speaks directly to youth and emphasizes positive values. The idea of a basketball player producing a children’s book isn’t conventional. The idea of JR Smith, the tattooed, shirtless wonder producing a children’s book might be even more unconventional to people.

But that’s an example of how basketball is using people to impact society, similar to the world’s best player in LeBron James helping to build a school in his hometown.

And don’t overlook how doing this can even inspire young basketball players who aspire to be authors or artists. That’s the trickle-down effect when it comes to basketball having the ability to transform society.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries


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