Over the weekend, there was some shocking video released showing J.R. Smith kicking and punching a man near a protest who allegedly broke his car window. The NBA swingman was largely applauded for taking a stand against those who are taking advantage of police brutality protests by causing chaos and destruction.
Smith doesn’t feel that way.
The former Cleveland Cavs star spoke about the incident during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” and he called it a “random act of stupidness” from both him and the person who vandalized his truck.
“When it happened I was seeing red,” Smith explained. “When I kind of snapped to and knew what was going on … I’m still disappointed in myself even though people say I shouldn’t be. I’m 34 years old. I have four little girls at home. Regardless of whether it was right or wrong, I don’t want them to have that image of their dad being capable of doing something like that.”
Here’s that video:
What Smith had to say hours before the video got released: