Smith Beating Up Protester Who Allegedly Broke His Window

Brenda Watkins
June 1, 2020

TMZ obtained video of the scrape as Smith dispensed punishment to a rioter who had evidently messed with the wrong auto.

Before video of the incident was uncovered by TMZ, Smith hopped on his Instagram Stories to get ahead of the controversy and tell fans his side of the story: "I just want y'all to know right now before you all see this shit somewhere else", Smith explained. Smith said he then "chased him down and whooped his a**". "There wasn't any stores over here", Smith said in the video. The man proceeds to scurry away.

In a video posted to TMZ on Sunday, NBA star JR Smith said he beat up a man who allegedly broke a window on his truck while it sat parked on a residential street in Los Angeles.

Unrest has erupted in at least 30 USA cities over the past four days following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of police. I ain't got no problem with nobody who ain't got no problem with me.

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For his part, the one-time National Basketball Association champion was not going to stand by while his truck was being pummeled.

Los Angeles is one of several cities in the United States where protests have taken place over the death of Floyd, a black man who died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

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