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NBA Star J.R. Smith

Busted ...

for Illegal Scootering

5/29/2011 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

J.R. Smith is not going to gain any street cred from this arrest -- he was popped in Miami this weekend for operating a scooter without a valid driver's license. THUG LIFE!!!!

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Smith, who has played the last five seasons with the Denver Nuggets, was not taken to jail for the offense. We're told Smith signed a notice to appear -- he'll get his court date later.

South Beach beware -- Smith was released on his own recognizance.

No word on what happened to the scooter.


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1.

Meanie    

Your tats looks stupid. Dumb bball players, no brains and way to much f'g money for their own good.

1221 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

He wouldn't stick out on a moped.

1221 days ago
3.

Workin my way to Trump status    

Why does he have to try and be a thug? Less than 5 NBA players are actually thugs. Can't he just be a young adult riding a scooter along Miami who didn't have a valid d.l.?

1221 days ago
4.

lou    

WHAT THE??????!!!!???

Florida can bust a guy for illegal scootering but California can't stick Lindsay Lohan's ho-asz in jail for a spell? SEND LINDSAY TO FLORIDA, STAT!!!!

1221 days ago
5.

pegnew    

''THUG'' is right!!! And it's not just basketball players who
are stupid gangsta wanna-bes, remember Plaxico Burris? The list is
TOO long for the space alotted here. All of those tats and big diamond earrings really underscore what is WRONG with today's
so-called ''role-models''!!!Wonder how many baby-mommas he has???

1221 days ago
6.

CHRISTYLOVE1STBLKLESBIANBARBIE    

He's one of the good guys who gives back to his community. But you don't report that....THUG LIFE

1221 days ago
7.

randomnone    

So why is he trying to be a thug again? Gaining street cred for what? Is he a drug dealer? You do know you pigs are stereotyping right? Then when we state the obvious, you say we hate you.

1221 days ago
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CHRISTYLOVE1STBLKLESBIANBARBIE    

WHENEVER YA'LL SAY HATEFUL THINGS I JUST SAY "CHARLIE SHEEN" IS WORSE THAN THAT.....

1221 days ago
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justsaying    

I think TMZ loves to have race debates on there site.Why does he have to be a thug searching for street credit.That headline alone will bring out all the racist in full force let the hating begin.

1221 days ago
10.

Donald Ray    

Dayyyyuuum, TMZ, THIS is your idea of an "EXCLUSIVE story? Coming on the heels of a farting Whoopie, you guys are become trifling.

1221 days ago
11.

BroRo    

THUG LIFE......Lololololol!!!!!

1221 days ago
12.

jw    

justsaying seems to have race problems on his mind on every post. I bet he deals the race card every time he gets the chance. The story is an attempt at humor you race baiters, (get a life).

1221 days ago
13.

jw    

In Florida, if you get caught riding without a license, they take your bike.

1221 days ago
14.

joe bodego    

White Cops, black human. The whites are always going to do the worst thing. There is no end to the white men of this world and their chronic hatred of us blacks. Gosh, there slipped another white guy with crack and cocaine while these cops are writing up a ticket to this guy on a scooter. Who looses here??

1221 days ago
15.

janet    

Someone called the cops.

I'm in an old sub-division with an old 2 lane road, 1 lane in each direction, narrow, not major but enough neighborhood traffic. A man a few streets down got busted for a DUI on his lawnmower. He was riding his mower all over the road and someone called the cops. They came and he got busted for a DUI.

1221 days ago
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