NBA player J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets had to deal with police because he reportedly didn’t want to play nice with the other kids.
The Denver police department were called to the Nuggets practice facility on August 13th. Police say that Smith snapped because he was not feeling a player being too physical with him.
The other player is a previous 14er’s player (whoever they are), which is a D-list team that is not apart of the NBA.
The coach apparently told the player to “get physical with Smith.” A witness said that the coach also told the players: ” ‘Hey, body up on the guys and really make them work.’ ” When he did, Smith let him know in a not so polite way that he wasn’t feeling the brotherly closeness. So like any crazed jock would do, Smith choked him.
The other player called the cops in response to the situation.
“We were called to that location about an incident possibly involving Mr. Smith,” said Detective John White of the Denver Police Department. “When we got there, the officers conducted their investigation. It did involve Mr. Smith.” According to White, the player — who sources said lives in the Denver area and played previously with the now defunct Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League — is “not a member of the National Basketball Association.”
No charges were filed. But considering the other player is basically a nobody…Smith shouldn’t be surprised if he’s hit with a lawsuit.
Now we know for future reference whoever is defending Smith may need to have their goons close by.