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Tiger Woods should give LeBron James golf lessons, says former Cavs, Lakers teammate J.R. Smith

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NBA players have flocked to the golf course during downtime for ages. Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Steph Curry… The list of legends who like to enjoy a round from time to time goes on and LeBron James could be the next one to join them. J.R. Smith, James’ former teammate and current member of the North Carolina A&T men’s golf team, discussed the four-time MVP’s ability to use his golf course talents on the Golf Channel’s Golf Today program.

“I would like to get him on the course,” Smith said. “For him, I think it would be amazing. Being in nature, outdoors and away from everyone, you can throw your phone in your bag, have a drink, smoke a cigar, just enjoy your time. being such an amazing part of his life and giving him time for himself is peace of mind.”

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Unlike some of the sport’s biggest stars, there was little video evidence of James’ swing until early October, when footage of the 37-year-old TopGolf player surfaced online. To put it mildly, the backswing needs… work, and while longer clubs may help, Smith already has a potential trainer in mind for James: 15-time world champion Tiger Woods.

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“I don’t know if he [LeBron] has fluidity, I just mean to perfect that swing – or not perfect it, but be one of those guys who can move it early. I think it will take him some time, he will need to get some lessons. I’m open to learning from him, but obviously I’m not the best either. He has access. I mean him and the tiger [Woods] Nike [ambassadors]so they can understand it.”

Woods has played golf with NBA superstars in the past, including Dwyane Wade, one of LeBron’s closest friends, and Jordan. As Woods confirmed at the 2022 Hero World Challenge that his playing schedule will look much more relaxed due to his long list of injuries, perhaps this will open the door for teaching.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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