J.R. Smith’s first college golf tournament had some birdies — and lots of bees.
In day two of his debut with North Carolina A&T Tuesday, Smith got a visit from the medical cart after he stepped on a bee hive, according to reporters at the Elon Phoenix Invitational in Burlington, NC.
Smith was playing his final round when he apparently went searching for his ball in the woods on the 12th hole. It was there that he came in contact with the bee hive.
Video footage shows the two-time NBA champion wiping down his ankles while on the green. Smith was standing under his own power, and didn’t appear to be seriously injured in the clip.
While delayed by the incident, Smith stood to the side to be evaluated, as other groups played through.
Additional photos from the tournament show Smith receiving medical attention — where his shoes were off and there was ice was wrapped around his ankles.
The former NBA star-turned collegiate golf player resumed play after he was treated.
Smith enrolled at North Carolina A&T in August, where he is pursuing a degree in liberal studies while playing for the golf team.
On Monday, the 36-year-old freshman shot a 12-over-par 83 in Round 1 and a 7-over 78 in Round 2. Smith is currently in 81st place.
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