JR Smith regrets beating man who broke his auto window during protests

JR Smith

Smith posted a photo Saturday, tagged as having been in Hollywood, that showed several protesters atop a burned-out vehicle.

One day after video footage circulated showing J.R. Smith beating up a looter who was trying to break into his vehicle in Los Angeles, the former National Basketball Association guard admitted that he's "disappointed in himself" about the incident.

"The motherf**ker broke my window and I whooped his ass, he didn't know whose window he broke and he got his ass whooped".

Smith says the incident was NOT fueled by race or hatred - it was simply revenge for messing with his truck.


Los Angeles is one of several cities across the nation which has been plunged into chaos as protests over the death of Floyd spawned riots, including looting and vandalism. "This is a residential area".

According to TMZ, Smith posted a video explaining the attack, saying "one of these mother**king white boys didn't know where he was going and broke my f**king window in my truck".

Smith asserted that what he did to the alleged window-breaker was not a "hate crime". Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis police officer seen on video pressing his knee on Floyd's neck, has been charged with third-degree murder. I ain't got no problem with anybody. "There's a problem with the [expletive] system, that's it".

Smith, of course, became a folk hero in Cleveland for his mercurial personality and aversion to shirts, not to mention all those clutch shots he made during the Cavaliers championship run in 2016.

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