Cavaliers’ Smith accused of choking teen heckler

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NEW YORK: ” Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith hit back on Friday (Saturday in Manila) at accusations reported in New York media that he choked a 19-year-old man who was heckling him outside a Manhattan pizza shop. “Don’t believe everything you read!” Smith said on Twitter on Friday. The New York Daily News reported that 19-year-old Justin Brown had made the accusation, telling police that after Smith ignored a request for a picture Brown heckled him, and the player responded by shoving him against a wall and putting his hands around his throat. The alleged incident in the early hours of November 13 was not reported to police until November 16.

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