It is being reported that J.R. Smith, who is currently a free agent in the NBA has beat up a man that vandalized his truck. Looks like this protestor was not expecting to come face to face with the owner in real-time.
Smith is seen kicking the man when he is on the ground and then punching him when he gets up. Then the man runs away. The man broke a window on Smith’s vehicle, Smith said in a video posted online.
Smith said he was parked in a residential area and not near any stores where looting took place during the protests.
“I chased him down and whupped his ass,” Smith said.
Smith said in the video he wanted to make it clear that his retaliation wasn’t because the man was white.
“This ain’t no hate crime. I ain’t got no problem with nobody who ain’t got no problem with me. It’s a problem with the motherf—ing system. That’s it,” he said.
Smith, 34, a 15-year NBA veteran, played in 11 games for the Cavaliers last season. He has not been on a roster this season.
Video Credit: TMZ