J.R. Smith feud escalates with Sam Dekker’s wife after ‘bulls–t’ accusations

J.R. Smith feud escalates with Sam Dekker’s wife after ‘bulls–t’ accusations

J.R. Smith touched off a feud with Sam Dekker and his wife this week after saying Sam was the only teammate he disliked during his time in the NBA.

“Throughout my whole career, there’s only one teammate I don’t like,” Smith told Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on the NFL star’s “All Things Covered” podcast. “He know that. Everybody else I’m cool with. Man, this dude Sam Dekker. This dude. He said some bulls–t on the bus one day, talking some Trump s–t. And I just wasn’t having it…

“The question he asked, it’s a thought pattern. You were taught that. It’s the hate you give. The privilege he has was taught to him, and he took heed of it and run with it even further than somebody… who was oblivious to what they have and the life they lived. Because some people just go through their life not necessarily knowing, but not aware and privy to someone else’s circumstances. He’s a person who’s just very aware of somebody else’s circumstances and want to keep them there, as opposed to try to help him elevate up. And I don’t respect anything about that.”

The alleged disagreement would appear to be from 2018 when Smith and Dekker were briefly teammates on the Cavaliers.

Olivia Harlan-Dekker, the daughter of broadcaster Kevin Harlan, caught wind of the allegations and a Twitter war broke out with escalating accusation and confusion. First, Harlan-Dekker, a reporter for ESPN, called the insinuations “Extremely inaccurate and unfair.” And said to, “Consider the source.”

Dekker, who is currently playing in the Turkish Basketball League, tweeted that he was “blindsided’ by Smith’s dislike, according to Deadspin. Dekker deleted the tweet.

“Well I am just as confused as y’all,” Dekker wrote. “I’m pretty simple, I’ve never been one to get into politics. Especially ‘Trump s—.’ I’ve never been a Trump guy, so this blindsided me.”

Smith just won his second NBA title, alongside LeBron James, after the Lakers conquered the NBA bubble.

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