According to the numbers, J.R. Smith plays better after Lil Wayne releases an album
It’s well-known that J.R. Smith shoots three percent worse on Sundays than his career averages, a stat that makes perfect sense because of Smith’s known affinity for nightlife. But there’s something else, not quite as frequent, that actually flips Smith’s numbers the other way: new Lil Wayne projects. Smith has gone on the record before in saying that Wayne is his favorite rapper:
According to Hashtag Important’s Kenny Ducey, Smith has performed above his career averages in most categories after a Weezy project is released. Here’s the proof:
Here’s what Ducey had to say about his findings:
There’s no definitive proof, but nobody would be surprised if this was a catalyst for Smith. Cavs fans have to hope that Tha Carter V, which is still without a release date, comes out during next year’s Finals.