Man injured in crash with Nuggets pla...

Man injured in crash with Nuggets player dies

There are 15 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Jun 11, 2007, titled Man injured in crash with Nuggets player dies. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

A man who was thrown from Denver Nuggets' guard J.R. Smith's SUV when it overturned over the weekend weekend died Monday night in the hospital, state police said.

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GUESS WHAT

Sweden

#1 Jun 11, 2007
"WE DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING THAT WOULD INDICATE HIS CAREER WOULD BE JEOPARDIZED IN NY WAY"

WHAT?!?! HOW ABOUT VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, HE RAN A STOP SIGN AND THIS PERSON WAS KILLED, I THINK THAT MIGHT QUALIFY.
jen

Cortez, CO

#2 Jun 11, 2007
come on now "GUESS WHAT" whom are u to judge. If you were the one driving i bet you would have a different outlook on this right. Think of the parents of the young man that died and think of how J.R Smith how they are feeling and how the is hurting them. my prayer are with both partys here.
Steve G

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 12, 2007
J.R. Smith's driving record was atrotious! He should have lost his drivers license long ago. His reckless attitude on life has cost Andre Bell his young life. They need to to hit J.R. with some criminal charges that will stick.
DEN

Fort Collins, CO

#4 Jun 12, 2007
GUESS WHAT wrote:
"WE DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING THAT WOULD INDICATE HIS CAREER WOULD BE JEOPARDIZED IN NY WAY"
WHAT?!?! HOW ABOUT VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, HE RAN A STOP SIGN AND THIS PERSON WAS KILLED, I THINK THAT MIGHT QUALIFY.
I agree with you. The Nuggets seem more concerned about "their investment" than the fact that their player was responsible for getting a person killed. I know the deceased person was not wearing a seat belt which may have saved him, but J.R. is the one that ran the stop sign. Just amazing how pro sports only think about their own money...damn shame!

“Add bleach to the Gene Pool!”

Since: Apr 07

Longmont, Colorado

#5 Jun 12, 2007
Are you kidding me, Jen? This is the attitude that allows "sports stars" to continue as if they are above the law! Your a bleeding heart liberal, right? Can't be his fault, it must be the time his father yelled at him to clean his room, that's why he does what he does, it's not his fault! GUESS WHAT is a tax paying, law abiding citizen, that is what gives him the right!!! Why do "normal folk" have to worry about driving down the road with a spoiled brat getting paid WAY too much to play a game! He could care less about us, as he has shown again and again. I feel sorry for the families of the dead guy, but I think JR Smith should be charged w/ killing this person and thrown in jail for the rest of his life. He has showed time and time again that he has ZERO regard for anyone but himself!
Gee

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jun 12, 2007
jen wrote:
come on now "GUESS WHAT" whom are u to judge. If you were the one driving i bet you would have a different outlook on this right. Think of the parents of the young man that died and think of how J.R Smith how they are feeling and how the is hurting them. my prayer are with both partys here.
Excuse me? Well poor Susan Smith feeling neglected by her boyfriend decided to drown her babies, give her a break, she must have been so lonely and sad...how she must be feeling so guilty and hurt...let's get her out of prison because of her "feelings"??? Heck, why don't we let out all the prisoners who feel sorry for what they did. Get real Jen, he broke the law and someone died because of it, he needs to pay for his actions!
Keep it real

United States

#9 Jun 12, 2007
Once again, a "rags to riches" story. You have a person who didn't have anything while growing up, but now with the riches and fame, has everything, but is lacking one thing: THE USE OF COMMON SENSE!!! What's more important, his NBA career, or a person's life?? Too much value is placed on the athlete, you have an up and coming star, his actions cost the life of another person, but at least he didn't "plan it", isn't that right, Rae Carruth?... That's the difference.
Keep it real

United States

#10 Jun 12, 2007
Opps, I might see a connection here... let me see, JR Smith, Denver Nuggets, Rae Carruth, Colorado Buffalos.... maybe it's the Mile High Air that affects decision making.
jackson

Denver, CO

#11 Jun 12, 2007
I do think he should be charged w/ vehicular homicide. However, I don't think he should lose his job over it. I'm guessing most of us in the business world (unless our jobs involve driving) would not.
Dale

United States

#12 Jun 12, 2007
Hey "Keep it real" that is a pretty big stretch of reasoning. Two examples over what, 7 years? Pretty dumb thing to say to be honest. And neither of those incidents happened in Colorado so there goes that argument.
Brad

United States

#13 Jun 12, 2007
Imagine the $ he has to pay. He'll play for free. I hope some things aren't in his system.
bob

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Jun 12, 2007
who are you taking about
Cheryl

Englewood, CO

#17 Jun 12, 2007
maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan A "star" rises to the occasion. I am so bad for the family of the deceased young man. I wish someone would explain to me how a large number of athletes, and other celebrities, feel so entitled, so "above the law"? Little kids look up to these guys. We pay megabucks to watch them play....oh man.

Hey Commish....are you reading??? Please tell us it's not so...that there WILL be ramifications.
PEACEUP ATOWN DOWN

Denver, CO

#18 Jun 12, 2007
Keep it real wrote:
Once again, a "rags to riches" story. You have a person who didn't have anything while growing up, but now with the riches and fame, has everything, but is lacking one thing: THE USE OF COMMON SENSE!!! What's more important, his NBA career, or a person's life?? Too much value is placed on the athlete, you have an up and coming star, his actions cost the life of another person, but at least he didn't "plan it", isn't that right, Rae Carruth?... That's the difference.
TRUTH.
PEACEUP ATOWN DOWN

Denver, CO

#19 Jun 12, 2007
I WAS OK UNTIL YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT THE AIR IN CO, THINGS ARENT TOO MUCH BETTER IN MO EITHER. IT WAS SIMPLY PUT EARLIER COMMON SENSE BUT WHEN YOU GET $, CARS, ETC HANDED TO YOU THERE GOES SELF VALUE OUT THE DOOR. HE JUST PUT A PRICE TAG ON HIMSELF AND A TOE TAG ON OTHERS WHOM WERE INNOCENT.

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