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J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

Posted on: August 26, 2010 1:50 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2010 4:51 pm
 
Nuggets guard reportedly chokes player during pickup game at Nuggets facility.
Posted by Matt Moore


It would appear, ahem, that Earl Smith felt he had to choke a dude. J.R. Smith, the mercurial/embattled/heavily-tattooe
d-to-a-ridiculous-degree guard for the Denver Nuggets was investigated by the police yesterday in an incident at the team's training facility, according to FanHouse's Sam Amick . Smith was apparently being guarded in a pickup game by a former D-League player not currently in the NBA who was instructed by coaches to get physical with the gunner.

A source in the facility told FanHouse that in the ensuing fight, "J.R. just lost it. He tried to choke the kid, and the kid called the cops."

Right, then.

Let the Sprewell references begin!

Smith had been rumored to be on the trading block this week anyway, with his biggest advocate, Mark Warkentien no longer with the team. Police confirmed their investigation to Amick, but no charges were filed. With this most recent incident, you have to wonder if it was the last straw for the Nuggets and if they will now simply take whatever offer they can get for Smith. Of course, the flip side of that is wondering who is interested in picking up a limited player with shot-conscience problems who just tried to choke a guy in practice. Not exactly ratcheting up the trade value, there, Earl. But at least Smith's $6.3 million contract is expiring this season. That should increase his value to a point they can at least ship him somewhere.

You'd think that Smith would have learned to stay out of trouble, but behavior like this is simply not something the Nuggets can afford, not with their team in transition and their star looking for a way out.  The Nuggets' offseason from hell continues.

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Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2010 8:30 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

Great job, defending an idiot's behavior.  Thug mentality takes over and you agree with it?
Perhaps the bulls do need a gaurd, but I think they might need a guard more.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2010 3:59 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

Speaking Ebonics with your Caps Lock on just gives everyone else a headache. Nobody knows what you were trying to say.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2010 8:11 pm
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

What a fine african american role model.



Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2010 1:42 pm
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

Set up, really? You tell someone to get physical on defense to work on improving an opposing players offensive abilities. Oh and hosie? It's Jose j.a. Let me guess...if it was a white dude that chocked someone out you would say he was way out of line. But the alternative happens, and he was set up. You think the coaches, who are white, need to be checked. You are plain ignorant. He's a thug. The defender must have played too good of defense so your boy felt like a choke was necessary. Any player that resorts to choking, punching, etc. a defender is a pu*s. Bright star my a$s...Dude blows...



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2010 11:24 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

you suck cowboynuts...



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2010 11:23 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

I wish u would go away



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2010 10:29 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

kevmc001: I THINK THAT HE WAS SETTUP TO ME J.R. IS TEAM PLAYER!WHY WOULD YOU TELL SOMEBODY TO DO SUCH A THING TO SOMEBODY WHO'S GAME YOU ALREADY KNOW...SOMETHING SMELLS SUPER FISHY TO ME!A LIMITED PLAYER,KNOW WAY HOSIE,I THINK HE STILL HAS POTENTIAL TO BE AN VERY BRIGHT STAR.MR.MATT MOORE WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR EVAL SKILLS FROM.MR.ANTHONY IS THE BALL HOGG AND SELFISH ONE ON THAT SQUAD.DON'T LET THE TATTS FOLL YOU.I' THINK THAT J.R.WILL DO REAL GOOD STARTING WITH KOLBY BRYANT.DENVER NEED TO CHECK THEM OTHER FOOLS ON THAT TEAM'INCLUDING COACHES....


Nuggets coaches telling a player to play tough defense in practice to simulate a real-game situation. Yeah, that's "SUPER FISHY" indeed. That post is so over-the-top and ridiculous, I have to wonder if it is a "SETTUP," whatever that is. lol

I don't give a damn about Smith's race or how many tattoos he has. Whatever....complete non-issues to me, as they have absolutely NOTHING to do with his character. His actions, on the other hand, say a lot about his character. So, with that said, the people trying to make excuses for him or acting as if Nuggets coaches are somehow to blame for him choking another guy for playing basketball are completely unhinged.



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2010 1:05 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

I THINK THAT HE WAS SETTUP TO ME J.R. IS TEAM PLAYER!WHY WOULD YOU TELL SOMEBODY TO DO SUCH A THING TO SOMEBODY WHO'S GAME YOU ALREADY KNOW...SOMETHING SMELLS SUPER FISHY TO ME!A LIMITED PLAYER,KNOW WAY HOSIE,I THINK HE STILL HAS POTENTIAL TO BE AN VERY BRIGHT STAR.MR.MATT MOORE WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR EVAL SKILLS FROM.MR.ANTHONY IS THE BALL HOGG AND SELFISH ONE ON THAT SQUAD.DON'T LET THE TATTS FOLL YOU.I' THINK THAT J.R.WILL DO REAL GOOD STARTING WITH KOLBY BRYANT.DENVER NEED TO CHECK THEM OTHER FOOLS ON THAT TEAM'INCLUDING COACHES....

Did anybody understand a single word of this rambling nonsense? May god have mercy on your soul. Your attempt at English is disgraceful. Who in name of Zeus's butthole is Kolby Bryant? Wow.



Since: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2010 12:36 am
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

Yes your right he is not a thug he is a wanna be thug who killed his best friend and after was only worried about his playing career.  He covers his body with tattoos and flashes gang signs.   He has had his license suspended 5 or 6 times.  He has been called out on multiple occasions for not playing hard.  Now he chokes a D-league player because he can't control his emotions.  He is not a thug, he is human garbage.  



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2010 11:48 pm
 

J.R. Smith involved in choking incident

He was probed?


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