J.R. Smith Speaks on Video Showing Him Beating Up Man Who Vandalized His Car

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This dude had to pay the price for messing with J.R. Smith's whip. 😂

Celebrities from J. Cole to Michael B. Jordan took to the streets over the weekend to protest the senseless murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Smith also got involved in the movement, but his shining moment came when someone caught him beating up a man who allegedly smashed his truck window during the Los Angeles protests.

In the clip above, Smith throws several violent kicks at the white suspect's head as someone from his crew asks onlookers to not record the scene.

"J.R., you good! You good!" says someone else in the background. Smith then finishes things off by landing one final "don't mess with me again" punch to the kid's face as he runs away.

Before the footage was obtained by TMZ Sports, Smith got ahead of the news on Instagram Stories with a few prerequisites. "I just want y'all to know right now before you all see this shit somewhere else," he said. "One of these little motherfucking white boys didn't know where he was going and broke my fucking window in my truck." 

Smith continued, "I chased him down and whooped his ass. So, if the footage come out and y'all see it, I chased him down and whooped his ass. He broke my window. This ain't no hate crime. ... He didn't know whose window he broke, and he got his ass whooped." 

Several witty Twitter users later pointed out that this wild incident took place exactly two years after Smith famously forgot how much time was on the shot clock in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, leading some to propose that May 31 should be "National J.R. Smith Day" moving forward.

Yet, this wasn't the only viral footage of Smith moving around outside that surfaced over the weekend. Showing off a more gentle side, he was also spotted alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis riding bikes.

If the NBA season does return, Smith is looking like a strong candidate to become the Lakers' new enforcer.