NYPD Investigating JR Smith For Stealing, Throwing Fan’s Cellphone

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The post-LeBron era is not off to a good start in Cleveland.

On Wednesday, a report from TMZ stated the New York Police Department is currently investigating Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R. Smith for stealing and damaging a fan’s cellphone.

“Law enforcement sources tell us … they got a call around 2:30 AM on Sunday morning from a guy who says he tried to take a picture with the Cleveland Cavs star outside of The Park, a hotspot in Chelsea.

Smith allegedly turned the fan down — telling him no photos — but he snapped one anyway … and Smith snapped too.

We’re told … Smith allegedly approached the fan and snatched the phone out of his hand and then launched it into a nearby construction zone. The fan claims his $800 phone was damaged and he has filed a report with police.”

As of right now, Smith has not been charged with a crime, but his lawyer is speaking out about the alleged incident.

We talked to J.R.’s attorney, Alex Spiro, who vehemently denies the allegations … saying, “the claim is nonsense and we do not have anything to say about nonsense.”

Smith is now headed into his fifth season with the Cavaliers and 15th year overall in the NBA.

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