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43
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Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter about 3 years ago

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"Team Swish" - scripted reality show- Starring J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers, his family, and bodyguard Boom. To be brought to the fans, free of charge, at TeamSwish.com!

One of today’s most recognizable players for the Cleveland Cavaliers, J.R. Smith, has made headlines for almost everything other than his hustle and extreme skill set on the basketball court. His notorious NBA bad boy persona consisting of late night partying, women, and all-out brawls, proved to be casual tabloid conversation. But, since his run-ins with the law and the loss of someone who meant the world to him, he’s learned his lessons and turned over a new leaf. Now, he is a loving father, a philanthropist, a reliable teammate and engaged to his sweetheart. It’s time to get to know “The Real J.R. Smith,” and it all starts at home.

WHY NOW?

There’s never been a better time to follow this controversial sports celebrity, he's truly a great guy, misunderstood; and he is playing in the NBA Finals.

BASKETBALL CAREER:

J.R. Smith recently signed a 2-yr deal with the Cavs, and is playing in the NBA Finals.

LOVE:

J.R. proposed to his short-time girlfriend, Shirley, which took everyone by surprise. The wedding is after the finals (which we have permission to film).

EYES ON THE PRIZE:

J.R. has promised that he will get married after the finals. Which means he has to get his team through the finals first!

TRAVEL:

He’s still back and forth to New Jersey and usually stays at his parents house in the suburbs when he’s in town.

TEAM SWISH STORE:

His Team Swish store (located close to his parents house) is almost ready to open. With inventory on its way and a logo finalized, J.R. and his team are beyond excited to throw open the doors.

GIVING BACK:

He’s also very focused on his charity, The Smith Family Foundation, which hosts a number of events including a large annual golf tournament.

FAMILY:

Mom & Dad – This loving couple has been together for over 35 years. They provided JR and siblings a stable home in a loving environment. They take issue with the “thug” image JR has cultivated over the years and remind him to focus on what’s important – his family and God.

Brothers – Demetrius was captain of his football team in only his sophomore year in college; he trains hard and spends time with his family when not in school and playing football. He loves a good meal, and is a dependable family member who’s on his way to a career in the NFL. His other brother, Chris, was signed to play along side his brother for the Knicks but is no longer with the team. Chris is very involved with Team Swish.

Sister – Steph doesn’t care about JR the celeb; she only knows J.R., the little brother. And she treats him accordingly. She reminds JR about who he is on the regular and has no problem “checking” him when necessary. Once the doors open on the Team Swish store, Steph will be front and center since she will be the store’s manager.

Fiancé (and mom to Demi – J.R.’S eldest daughter) – Shirley has been the woman in JR’s life for some time, but even she didn’t have a clue when JR recently pulled off a surprise proposal. She has already begun planning what will surely be an epic wedding.

And Boom, Bodyguard – A former military captain, chaplain and current celebrity bodyguard, Freddy “Boom” Smalls has worked for people like Jessica Simpson and Mark Wahlberg. The only difference in this case is that Boom was hired to protect J.R. from himself.

PRODUCTION:

We have an über-talented crew, waiting to start the production/filming process once funding is complete. We've already shot a pilot episode, which a portion of can be seen here as our project video, and the entire pilot episode will be posted at Teamswish.com very soon! JR, his bodyguard and family are dedicated to opening their lives up to the show, to give viewers an in-depth look to this truly heart-warming American family.

Risks and challenges

Yes, every project can have potential obstacles, but we prefer to hedge our bets... JR, his bodyguard, and the entire Team Swish family are committed to showing you the real JR. These are honest and character rich people, who'd like to provide entertainment that speaks to family and love, not degradation and selfishness; they're dedicated to this endeavor. And, we have award winning executives supporting the project, with a crew that's willing and extremely able to carry out the job.

Already having shot the pilot, we have a general sense of talent/cost/location/schedule/crew which is crucial to pulling off any scripted show. And our test run went through with flying colors, we have no doubt that we'll be able to film and deliver a fantastic season of episodes for our viewers to enjoy!

Sincerely,
David Field

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