JR Smith Blasts Stephen A. Smith On Twitter For Controversial Hoodie Criticism

While the majority of all hoodie-based commentary this season has surrounded Carmelo Anthony, a war of words has broken out between JR Smith and Stephen A. Smith regarding the shooting guard’s decision to wear a hoodie during warm-ups.

Stephen A. was quick to draw parallels between Smith’s clothing choice and Trayvon Martin, likely referencing the 2012 Miami Heat appearing in a photo in hoodies with bowed heads following Martin’s murder.

“In Game 1, when they played against Boston, JR Smith was sitting on that bench with a hoodie on,” Stephen A. Smith said. “I don’t know why the hell Nike made these damn uniforms that had hoods attached to it, by the way. You got a lot of white folks in the audience that are gonna think this is Trayvon Martin being revisited, and I’m not joking about it. The bench is no place for someone to be wearing hoodies.”

But Smith could not see anything wrong with his choice of bench attire and hit back at the ESPN personality on Twitter.

Meanwhile, JR’s talking head nemesis has since responded.

JR has continued to wear a hoodie since the criticism, telling reporters after the Cleveland’s loss to New Orleans “That’s what I’ve always done”.

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