The city of Cleveland is known for sticking together.

It's no different when it comes to our sports teams.

Whether it's good times or bad times, we #RallyTogether simply because it's #Clevelandagainsttheworld .

As the 2016 NBA Champions, the Cavaliers always make sure to represent.

Today, J.R. Smith took to Instagram to defend fellow teammate LeBron James.

He post is in response to negative feedback, James has received as a player and as a person during his career.

J.R. Smith's post read:

" HE IS A CHAMPION!!! Let them talk BE YOU an your time will come! " (See the full post below)

Smith recently re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016-2017 season.

He closed a four- year, $57 million deal just 11 days before the Cavs season opener against the New York Knicks Tuesday (117-88).

You can't win with him... He's a cancer to any team... He will shoot you in or out the game... He's not a good teammate... He doesn't play defense... He was a throw in... He doesn't work hard... He loves to party... He's a waste of talent... HE IS A CHAMPION!!! Let them talk BE YOU an your time will come! #Champ

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