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Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart Channels His Inner Ron Artest, Shoves Texas Tech Fan In First Row of Stands

If you haven’t seen this yet, here’s the video of Marcus Smart shoving a fan late in the game in Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech …

Smart tried to block Texas Tech’s Jaye Crockett’s dunk attempt from behind, stumbling out of bounds and encountering this nice older gentleman standing in the first row of the stands. After a brief exchange, Smart pushed the fan, sending him back but was too big of a BITCH to get him to fall down from the push.

I guess Smart accused this longtime Texas Tech fan, Jeff Orr, of hailing a racial slur at him … Don’t want to pass judgment when I don’t know all of the facts but this seems like it’s the best and most convenient excuse for Smart to come up with to make himself seem like less of a bad guy … Again, I don’t know what’s true, but accusing a fan of something like that may take the heat off of him just slightly…

Regardless, there’s no excuse for this … Players have to act at a higher level morally and ethically … They just have so much more to lose if they can’t control their temper … Unfortunately, this incident will stain the rest of his career … It’ll determine how college analysts look at him the rest of the year, how GM’s in the NBA will look at him, and how he will be treated by coaches and fans in the future … We’ll have to wait and see, but so far Smart has stated his remorse for the incident

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will review the issue today and make a decision under the conference’s sportsmanship policy. The team will obviously reprimand Smart – but they have no control over what might happen to him under the Big 12 conference or the NCAA for that matter


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This entry was posted on 02/09/2014 by in College Basketball and tagged , , .
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