The charge stems from a petty incident on July 29, when Smith allegedly threw a 20-year-old Pennsylvania man's cell phone and broke it after they attempted to take a photo of him outside NYC restaurant The Park. Officers claim the NBA star threw the phone into a nearby construction zone after grabbing it from the man's hands. Smith reportedly told the man not to take any photos, but the request was ignored. The man then used someone else's phone to call the police and file a complaint against the New Jersey native.
After turning himself in, Smith was charged and issued a desk appearance ticket to appear in court at a later date. "This is nonsense, and we aren't responding to nonsense. He was issued a ticket,” his lawyer Alex Spiro told TMZ.
Aside from his legal troubles, Smith recently joined Complex for an episode of Sneaker Shopping and the topic of his Supreme tattoo came up. "It was a partnership on both sides," Smith said of modeling for the Supreme x Nike earlier collab this year. "They felt as if I would be a perfect athlete for it. I felt that I would be too. They reached out to my representation and we got the deal done. It's a perfect fit. I love it."