Do you ever wake up and wonder what happened to Smush Parker? Yeah, us either. But then you read about how the 32-year-old allegedly punched a 16-year-old in the face during a pickup game in downtown New York City last week, and you just start shaking your head.
Parker—who spent time with the Cavaliers, Pistons, Suns, Lakers, Heat, and Clippers during his NBA days—was reportedly playing in a pickup game with a bunch of other guys last week. And according to Page Six, shit popped off when a 16-year-old scored back-to-back hoops against Parker and then committed a hard foul at the other end of the court. Apparently, Parker took exception to it and...BANG. He swung at him and hit him in the jaw.
It's a pretty crazy story in its own right. But the other thing that makes it so crazy is that the 16-year-old is Wolfgang Novogratz, the son of HGTV stars Robert and Cortney Novogratz. Wolfgang is a star at Brooklyn's Poly Prep and is reportedly being recruited by several colleges.
So we have to ask: What do you think Kobe Bryant has to say about all of this?!
[via Page Six]