Marcus Smart did exactly what athletes are never supposed to do: go after a fan.
Oklahoma State lost at Texas Tech 65-61 in Lubbock on Saturday night, and Smart went into the stands and actually pushed a fan in the final seconds of the game.
There are conflicting reports on what he said. Oklahoma State’s radio analyst reportedly said he heard Smart saying the fan called him the N-word. The fan in question — Jeff Orr — supposedly denied saying that, though he did admit to saying something he shouldn’t have.
Will Smart get punished in some way? We have no doubt he’ll be suspended and who knows what else. We’re pretty surprised that he wasn’t ejected from the game.
Not long after the incident took place, the stories about Orr began to emerge.
Some folks found a video that shows Orr giving a f— you sign to Texas A&M’s Bryan Davis after a dunk in a previous incident:
Would you be surprised to find out he did something similar to Smart? We wouldn’t be.
Even if the fan did something, you still can’t justify Smart’s actions. He has to be above it.