WATCH: JR Smith Receives Medical Assistance After Unfortunate Situation at Phoenix Invitational

Published 10/12/2021, 10:59 AM EDT


JR Smith is currently competing in the college golf event at Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University. Moreover, the two-time NBA Champion has faced an unfortunate situation in the second round of this event. Meanwhile, Smith had a decent start to his college golf career as he carded 83 on day one.

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Moreover, when he was competing in his second round, due to an unfortunate incident, he stopped the play and gave a call for medical assistance. So, let us see what exactly happened to JR Smith, for which he had to stop the play and get medical help. 

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JR Smith faces an unfortunate situation at Phoenix Invitational

JR Smith, who is competing in his first-ever college golf event, got medical assistance after stepping on a beehive. This incident took place while he was searching for the ball in the woods on the 12th hole. However, he asked other players and groups to go ahead as he waited for the medical cart to arrive and examine him. Moreover, a Twitter user posted a video about the same by giving some more details.

The tweet read, “JR Smith gets the medical cart called in after stepping on a beehive while searching for his ball in the woods. Currently on the 12th hole and now letting other groups play through while he’s being evaluated.”

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Moreover, JR Smith had a decent start to the event after carding 83 on day one. However, there is no further update about his situation and score in the second round. But the 36-year-old is famous for his fighting spirit, and hence we can expect him to continue with his play and finish his round.  

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The former NBA champ had never touched a golf club in his childhood but now is competing in a college golf event. Furthermore, his fascination with this sport increased during a charity event. NBA legend Moses Malone introduced JR Smith to golf. And since then, he has been an ardent follower of this sport.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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