Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is accused of choking a 19-year-old at 4 a.m. ET on Nov. 13 in front of a pizza parlor in New York City.
Smith was was accused of choking the student at 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 13 in front of a pizza parlor. The student allegedly heckled Smith regarding his trade from the Knicks to the Cavaliers. Cleveland was playing the New York Knicks later that night.
Smith's attorney, Alex Spiro, told ESPN.com that the allegations are “absolutely false” and his client is not expected to be charged.
Don't believe everything you read!— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) November 20, 2015
Smith has played in nine games for the Cavaliers this season and is averaging 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
The Cavaliers will play the Atlanta Hawks at home on Saturday.