NBA players love their bling, but apparently they don’t like to pay for it.
Add New York Knicks’ sixth man J.R. Smith to the growing list of NBA players who have been sued by jewelry store in the past couple of years for failure to pay their bills.
It happened to Allen Iverson a couple of years ago and recently just happened on Wednesday to the San Antonio Spurs DeJuan Blair, who got busted for not paying his bill,
According to a report from TMZ, a judge ruled in favor of a jewelry store in Southern California that had sued Smith over an unpaid $48,000 jewelry bill.
A jewelry company called Lemmerman’s sued Smith, claiming he ordered a bunch of bling back in 2010 — including a diamond chain, two Black Jesus pendants and some earrings — totaling $25,500 … but never paid….
Lemmerman’s sued for $48,101 — which includes the jewelry bill plus interest and attorney’s fees — but Smith never responded to the suit … so a judge ruled in Lemmerman’s favor.
That news is a real shame and shows a lack of responsibility.
Like it or not, players such as Smith, whether they want to or not, serve as a role model to younger kids.
They should act like it more often.
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