Tuesday, June 12, 2007

J.R. Smith: Menace to Society

For real. This dude needs to go to jail. For a long time. To get into an accident is one thing. I can understand that. I think most of us who drive have been involved in some tiype of accident or another. And we've all definitely had our moments when we were not the best driver on the road.

But J.R. Smith, just like on the basketball court, is flat out reckless. All of the time. This is the same guy who had his license suspended 5 times in a one year span. Smith amassed 27 points against his license from April 22, 2005, to Jan 10, 2006, with eight violations on seven dates. Five of the citations were for speeding.

So it was not surprising to hear that Smith was involved in a serious car crash this past weekend. What's surprising are the circumstances of the accident. Smith swerved around a car, that was already stopped at a traffic sign, and charged into the intersection causing a head-on collision with another car. Of the three passengers in Smith's car, he and good friend Andre Bell were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car. Bell, who was thrown from the backseat of the GMC Yukon, suffered severe head injuries, and spent his last days in a coma before finally succumbing to his injuries.

Smith was quoted as being "devastated by the loss of his good friend." He should be. As a matter of fact, not only should he be devasted, but also incarcerated. He has a history of violent, reckless behavior behind the wheel of a car, which lawfully is considered a deadly weapon. Remember, this is the same guy who was involved in a "fender bender" while driving Carmelo Anthony around in one of Carmelo's vehicles. So it's not like he only drives crazy in his own cars, or just when he's in the car, or just when the road is empty. No. This man really truly does not give a fuck. Now he has claimed his first victim. J.R. Smith needs to go to jail.

thanks to the AP for providing background info for this post.

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