JR Smith’s Sister Got Into Another Fight With Fans in China

by January 30, 2012

JR Smith continues to put up huge numbers in China, but his sister (and girlfriend) aren’t getting along with the other folks in the stands. From Deadspin: “The last time we checked in with J.R. Smith, he was breaking ankles while his sister Stephanie was starting brawls. I can’t speak for the state of Sino-American talocrural relations, but I can report that Smith’s sister and girlfriend are once again implicated in a fight that broke out [Saturday night] during a game between J.R.’s Zhejiang squad and the host Tianjin. According to Chinese news sources, conflict erupted after Tianjin fans heckled J.R. Smith as he went to the line late in the third quarter. After what I believe to be Thunderstix were thrown onto the court by a spectator, Smith’s girlfriend got into a shoving match with Tianjin fans while his sister flipped the crowd the double-bird. Stephanie Smith claims on her Twitter that she didn’t start the fight ‘this time,’ and we can understand her description of the incident being different from Chinese sources that describe her as ‘a ton of bricks.'”