JR Smith made the headlines recently after he revealed what teammate he dislikes that throughout his entire career, saying he couldn't stand one single teammate, Sam Dekker.
“Throughout my whole career, it’s only one teammate I really don’t like. And he know that. And everybody else, I’m just cool with.
This dude Sam Dekker, dog. I can’t – this dude. He did some bulls— on the bus one day, talking some Trump s—, and I just wasn’t having it."
For what the question he asked, it’s a thought pattern. You’re taught that. It’s not like – it’s the hate you give. And I feel like it’s something 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 further than somebody who was not – who was oblivious to what they have and what the life they lived. Because some people just go through their life – not not necessarily knowing, but not aware and privy to somebody else’s circumstances. He’s a person who’s just very aware of somebody else’s circumstances and want to keep them there, as opposed to try to help him elevate up. And I don’t respect anything about that.”
Well, this obviously sparked a lot of reactions, including Dekker's wife, Olivia's, who didn't hesitate to defend her husband, calling out Smith for making things up. They engaged in a heated exchange on Twitter with everybody trying to make their point.
This doesn't seem to be the end of this situation, but JR is firm in his position. Just like Olivia.