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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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31.

Tanya    

Are people really this stupid? How could you not see the obvious sarcasm in TMZ's comments! Clearly riding a scooter without a license is not a "thug" thing to do!

1151 days ago
32.

JCD    

You know what they say, scooters are like fat girls - both are fun to ride until your friends find out. Busted!

1151 days ago
33.

bigballa2324    

jr smith u got to do better cause i seen u play u r pretty good but if u dont want to get suspend for a couple gamez i predict that u should do better

1151 days ago
34.

dd    

I guess Tommy Lee, Kat, Jessie James and many more are THUGS???

1151 days ago
35.

cleo    

He's a pos! He gets away with murder and he's an overrated player. If I was driving drunk and killed the passenger, I would still be in jail.

1151 days ago
36.

suresure    

what a racist post

1151 days ago
37.

jen    

shame on you tmz, because he is a black man with some money, you refer to him as a thug, i thought better of you, especially coming from some one that knows how race plays in the media, for jews,. blacks and hispanic.

1151 days ago
38.

Blush    

Sooooo.......exactly WHAT was he doing on the scooter that made him get stopped in the first place?

1151 days ago
39.

TheTruth    

What the hell does "street cred" and being a "thug" have to do with JR Smith riding a scooter in Miami? Yeah..theres no more racism...yeah right!

1151 days ago
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