J.R. Smith Says He is ‘Disappointed’ With Himself After Altercation With Man Who Broke His Car Window During Protests

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J.R. Smith Says He is ‘Disappointed’ With Himself After Beating Up Man That Vandalized His Car: I Was Seeing Red

Just one day after a viral recording unveiled NBA player J.R. Smith attacking a man who allegedly vandalized his car on the street, the former New York Knicks guard says he regrets his actions. On Monday (June 1st), J.R. Smith, reflected on the incident, referring to it as a “random act of stupidness.” He begins:

“When it happened I was seeing red. When I kind of snapped to and knew what was going on … I’m still disappointed in myself even though people say I shouldn’t be. I’m 34 years old. I have four little girls at home. Regardless of whether it was right or wrong, I don’t want them to have that image of their dad being capable of doing that and doing something like that.”

Smith continues:

“The one black person who was able to get out of the situation and move into a nice neighborhood and do all of those things that we aspire to do. You broke that person’s [car] window without even knowing. People are consistently doing stuff when you don’t even know what you are doing it for or why you are doing it.”

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He continues,

“It was just a random act of stupidness, and I give him that. But, that ass-whooping was a random act of stupidness on my behalf.”

As previously reported, Smith took to social media admitting to having a physical altercation with a man who broke the window of his truck. He recalls in the video,

“I just want you all to know right now, before you all see this s— somewhere else. One of these little motherf*cking 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. No stores over here. None of that s—. Broke my window, I chased him down and whooped his ass.”

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Authored by: Gregory Molette