Let me make one thing perfectly clear I don't care what JR Smith says he was doing. I don't care that he says that he was doing the "upside down 3". I simply don't care because it doesn't matter.
You are a young black man covered in tattoos on national TV flashing what appears to be "gang signs".
Now you might not care because you have millions of dollars, a big house and a lot of cars. You might not care about what the general public thinks.
But I care because while you are living in the lap of luxury there is a young black male with a tattoo who is going to looked at differently even though he is college educated.
I care because tomorrow I will have explain your actions to hundreds of people who already think the NBA if full of "thugs".
I care because somewhere there is a sixteen year kid who looks up to you that may flash an "upside down 3" on a basketball court and get shot for it.
That is why you should care. Stop thinking about yourself. Stop trying to be so cool. Stop trying to act like the gangster when you are definitely not.
We and when I say we, I mean us black men have enough to deal with than you acting like a fool trying to show how "hood' you are.
Grow up and smarten up JR.
Written By BonaFide Sports Expert Robert Littal