J.R. Smith and Sam Dekker spent just some weeks enjoying collectively on the Cavaliers in 2018. Dekker obtained injured then traded to the Wizards, who had been the final NBA staff to take a flier on the previous first-rounder out of Wisconsin. Smith obtained long-term deactivated by Cleveland (then ultimately joined the Lakers this season).
However Smith spent sufficient time with Dekker to kind an opinion.
Smith, through “All Issues Lined“:
All through my entire profession, it’s just one teammate I actually don’t like. And he know that. And all people else, I’m simply cool with.
This dude Sam Dekker, canine. I can’t – this dude. He did some bulls— on the bus someday, speaking some Trump s—, and I simply wasn’t having it.
For what the query he requested, it’s a thought sample. You’re taught that. It’s not like – it’s the hate you give. And I really feel prefer it’s one thing you’re taught. It’s not – the privilege he has was taught to him, and he took heed of it and run with it even additional than someone who was not – who was oblivious to what they’ve and what the life they lived. As a result of some folks simply undergo their life – not not essentially understanding, however not conscious and aware about someone else’s circumstances. He’s an individual who’s simply very conscious of someone else’s circumstances and need to preserve them there, versus attempt to assist him elevate up. And I don’t respect something about that.
That is fairly obscure. Did Dekker merely help Donald Trump (whom hundreds of thousands of People help for all kinds of causes)? Or is Smith utilizing “speaking some Trump s—” as shorthand for racism, hatred, divisiveness or some other attributes generally related to Trump?
After all, that is additionally solely Smith’s aspect. Dekker may need a special perspective on the interplay.
However no matter was stated, it clearly actually bothered Smith. Gamers hardly ever communicate so immediately publicly about former teammates like this.