Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith is reportedly under NYPD investigation for allegedly stealing a cell phone from a fan and throwing it into a construction site. The last time Smith was accused of throwing something was when he chucked a bowl of soup at a Cavs assistant during the regular season.
According to reports, Smith had been partying at The Park in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood when a fan approached him on the street and asked to take a photo. Smith reportedly informed the fan that he wasn’t interested in taking any photos, but that didn’t stop the man from snapping a pic anyway. As a result, that phone ended up in a nearby construction zone.
Per TMZ Sports:
Smith, 33, has not been charged with a crime, but the NYPD is still looking to have a word with him as part of the investigation.
In other J.R. Smith news, there are reports that he could be on the move. ESPN’s Spotrac, Smith is slated to make $14.72 million next season, and his $15.68 million salary for 2019-20 is only partially guaranteed.