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J.R. Smith Blasts Stephen A. Smith For Trayvon Martin, Hoodie Comments

The NBA player wasn't happy with Smith's comments.

Earlier this week, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith called out J.R. Smith, and Nike, for wearing a hoodie on the bench.

Smith likened the move to the fatal killing in 2012 of Trayvon Martin.

Here's the full transcript via Sports Illustrated.

"In Game 1, when they played against Boston, J.R. Smith was sitting on that bench in the fourth quarter with a hoodie on. I don't know why the hell Nike made these damn uniforms that have hoods attached to it by the way. You've got a lot of those white folks in the audience that are going to think this is Trayvon Martin being revisited and I'm not joking about it. The bench is no place for someone to be wearing a hoodie. I have no problem with hoodies. People shouldn't be stereotyped or stigmatized for wearing a hoodie."

On Saturday morning, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard responded to Stephen A. with a series of tweets.

Stephen A. Smith has not responded to J.R. Smith's rebuttal.

[Sports Illustrated]