Los Angeles Lakers star, JR Smith is the subject of Tory Lanez’s new song, “Sorry But I Had To.”
“ you the last person to talk about shots that hit “ lmao Tory didn’t have to do jr Smith that dirty pic.twitter.com/gxWYa4M8mA
— John (@iam_johnw) September 25, 2020
“JR Smith is the pot that piss and you the last cat to talk about some shots that hit. Cuz your performance riding benches ni**a. I’m from the trenches ni**a you the type to buy an 80 inch and you still can’t put an inch in her.”
Smith, an NBA Champion in 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year as a member of the New York Knicks, was signed with the Lakers right before the NBA resumed play in Orlando, Florida back in July.
The 18th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets by way of St. Benedict’s Preparatory High School in Newark, New Jersey, Smith has career averages of 12.4 points per game and is a career 37.3% shooter from downtown.
Now in a reserve role with the Lakers, Smith has been seldomly used in the NBA Playoffs and in six games that he played in the NBA’s resume, Smith averaged 2.8 points and shot 9.1% from the three point line.
How did we get here?
Tory Lanez was arrested and charged with possession of a concealed weapon after shooting his girlfriend, Megan Thee Stallion in her foot.
JR Smith gave his take on the matter via Instagram story during the summer and stated: “This clown shoots a female and ya’ll listening to his music. TF Tory Lanez. You a straight clown. Facts. And tell whoever to hit my line. It’s whatever.”
Lanez has not been charged in connection with the alleged shooting and had been silent on the matter until Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday, Lanez took to Twitter and stated: “To my fans, I’m sorry for my silence. But respectfully, I got time today. 9 PM PST.”
Lanez never appeared on social media, but instead released his latest project “DAYSTAR.”
“There is a time to stay silent,” Lanez said in an Instagram post. “And a time to speak. I said all I could say on this.”
Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion has been vocal about the shooting. “You shot me,” she said via Instagram Live this summer.
“And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and sh*t. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand.”
Lanez’s timing for the release of his album couldn’t come at more of an interesting time. Just this week, a Kentucky grand jury declined to charge any police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. They did however, indict one officer for endangering neighbors during the raid.
“It’s a tragedy,” Lakers All Star, LeBron James said following Los Angeles’ 114-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals.
“Spread love, not hate.”
“A federal investigation remains ongoing,” Democratic Presidental candidate, Joe Biden said in a released statement.
“But we do not need to wait for the final judgment of that investigation to do more to deliver justice for Breonna.”