JR Smith Reportedly Unlikely to Face Charges After Beating up Alleged Car Thief in Los Angeles

Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith
Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Former NBA swingman J.R. Smith thought he was in trouble again, and this time it was more serious than throwing soup at a coach. On May 30, a video went viral of Smith beating up a man who he claims had broken one of his truck windows while it was parked on a street in Los Angeles.

Reports from TMZ state that the man will likely not be pressing criminal charges against Smith. This comes as great news for Smith, who has been at the center of media attention following the altercation.

L.A. and cities across the U.S. have been home to plenty of rioting and protest following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. Smith's response to the alleged vandal has made it clear that it's not a good idea to touch his things. Before TMZ shared the video last Sunday, Smith took to Instagram to explain his side of the story.

This story only adds to the legend of J.R. Soup thrower, shirt hater, Hennessy drinker, and now avid truck defender.