JR Smith: “One of these little motherf***ing white boys didn’t know where he was going and broke my f*cking window in my truck, broke my sh*t. This was a residential area. There were no stores over here, no none of that sh*t, broke my window. I chased him down and whooped his a**. So when the footage comes out, I chased him down and whooped his a**. He broke my window. This ain’t no hate crime, I ain’t got no problem with nobody, and nobody got a problem with me. There’s a problem with the motherf***ing system, that’s it. That motherf***ker broke my window and I whooped his a**. He didn’t know which window he broke, and he got his a** whooped. Just so y’all see it later, I’m telling ya’ll now.”
Former NBA player JR Smith made news Sunday when video leaked of Smith kicking and beating an unidentified Los Angeles protester while on the ground, who allegedly was attempting to break into Smith’s car.
The low quality cell phone video of the incident was given to TMZ and began rapidly circulating around social media at the same time Smith released his own video explaining what exactly happened to try and get out in front of the situation. (Video at Bottom of Page)
"One of these little mother***ing white boys didn’t know where he was going and broke my f*cking window in my truck, broke my sh*t’,' Smith said. "So when the footage comes out, I chased him down and whooped his a**."
Smith lives in Los Angeles where protests continue to run roughshod in the area over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody. Smith says some of the looters had made their way into Smith’s neighborhood before the former NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year winner took matters into his own hands (and feet).
Smith played 15 seasons in the NBA for the New Orleans Hornets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, and Clevelander Cavaliers. Smith won the league's Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2013 while in New York, and won an NBA Championship in 2016 with the Cavaliers team who came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the 73-win Warriors.