With the Indians down 6-3 in the eighth inning of Game 7, Progressive Field held its breath Wednesday night. One notable fan took it upon himself to use his powers for his city. J.R. Smith went shirtless.
It's Game 7 ... and J.R. Smith is back to his shirtless ways. pic.twitter.com/T4mJecKp6w
— ESPN (@espn) November 3, 2016
They put him on the JumboTron.
Aaaaaaand JR Smith just took off his shirt pic.twitter.com/Fged4ykT5e
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) November 3, 2016
And the Indians predicted the Cavs' shooting guard's unselfish act could save Cleveland's baseball team.
.@TheRealJRSmith just took his shirt off and a rally is probably imminent
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) November 3, 2016
They were kind of right. Brandon Guyer drove in one run with a double. Then Rajai Davis hit a game-tying two-run home run to make it 6-6.
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2016
The rally nipples worked.
Rally nipples pic.twitter.com/5zY6epMGNb
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) November 3, 2016
And LeBron James got hyped.
The Indians' rally forced extra innings in Game 7. It doesn't get any better than that. Thanks, J.R.
UPDATE: The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings. But Smith tried his best.