J.R. Smith Ordered To Pay $600 For Throwing A Fan’s Cell Phone Into A Construction Site

October 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm by Terez in J.R. Smith, NBA

Smith’s lesser-known throw of 2018 is not of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but of a fan’s cell phone in July when someone tried to take a picture of him on the streets of New York. According to ESPN, Smith was not in court for the legal proceedings, but he did talk to police about the incident in August. A lawyer representing him said this week, however, told ESPN that the matter is now closed. On July 26, a man told police that Smith grabbed his cellphone and threw it into a construction zone in Manhattan after the man tried to take a picture of Smith. Spiro told reporters that Smith, 32, will pay $600 in restitution to the fan for his lost phone. “We have reached dismissal in Cellphone-gate,” Spiro quipped to reporters. – TO