J.R. Smith
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The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a championship win Sunday night on Father's Day. But one player's postgame interview stood out more than anyone else's.

Cavaliers veteran guard J.R. Smith, who won the first championship of his 12-year NBA career, was emotional as he spoke about his father, Earl Smith.

"Today is so special to me," Smith said. "It's on Father's Day. My dad put the ball in my crib."

"I mean, my parents, my family, that's the biggest inspiration in my life. I've been in a lot of dark spots in my life, and if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be able to get out of it. But they are who they are. They fought with me. They yelled at me, they screamed at me, they loved me, they hugged me, they cried with me, and they always stuck by my side no matter right or wrong."


Take a look at the video below.