The George Floyd protests have led to rioting and looting, with some people being forced to defend themselves. One particular former NBA player did exactly that, to send a message, but he apparently regrets doing so.
JR Smith made headlines when he posted a video showing him beating up on a guy who had vandalized his car. The guy broke a window on Smith’s car, and that didn’t go over well with the former NBA guard. And rather than just sit and watch, Smith took matters into his own hands, as you can see below.
And while he may have boasted about it at the time, he apparently regrets it, which he stated on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“When it happened I was seeing red,” Smith began. “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 that and doing something like that.”
It’s good to see Smith trying to set a good example for those that follow him.