Date: 5/31/2012

How often is it that you ever actually get to hang out with one of your favorite athletes in a casual, real-life setting? Unless you happen to win some crazy contest, or donate a bunch of money to their charity, then it's usually never. That is, unless your celebrity of choice is J.R. Smith. One random night in May of last year, Smith decided to break up the monotony of fan-player relationships by asking his followers on Twitter if anyone wanted to go on a bike ride with him. Yes, a bike ride. Yes, in the heart of New York City.

How pumped do you think his fans were when they saw this opportunity staring at them on their Twitter feeds? Smith made good on his offer too, putting up pics of the moment on his Instagram account as proof.