Former NBA Star J.R. Smith Reveals He Earned A 4.0 GPA In His First Semester Of College

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J.R. Smith had an incredible reaction to earning a 4.0 GPA in his first semester of college.

The former basketball superstar and two-time NBA champion is a student North Carolina A&T and on the golf team at the school. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Well, it turns out he absolutely crushed his first semester.

“A lot of hard work went into that sh*t, bro,” Smith told his fans in an Instagram video shared Tuesday when talking about his perfect GPA. He also added that there were plenty of excuses and “disabilities” he was told about for why he might not be a great student, but he was “happy” with the work and the results.

You can watch his heartwarming video below.


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You can tell that’s legit joy and happiness Smith is experiencing. There’s no way you can fake that kind of joy.

He put in the hard work, grinded it out and earned a perfect GPA. All you can do is clap your hands and congratulate him.

As someone who never came close to having a 4.0 in a semester during my time in college as far as I can remember, I respect the hell out of anyone who can get solid grades.

From the looks of things, Smith was a hell of a lot more dedicated to the process than I ever was.

He crushed life as an NBA player and he’s now crushing life as a student. All the respect in the world to him for the awesome accomplishment.