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NBA WAG fires back at 'bullsh*t' Donald Trump accusation

Andrew Reid
·3-min read
Pictured here, Olivia Harlan Dekker and basketball star J.R Smith.
Olivia Harlan Dekker disputes J.R Smith's assessment of her husband. Pic: Instagram/Getty

NBA star J.R. Smith does not like former teammate Sam Dekker. He made that much clear in an explosive revelation this week.

Smith has played in the NBA for 16 seasons but on this week's 'All Things Covered' podcast, confessed to disliking just one player in that time.

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That would be his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Dekker, who he claims didn't respect anything about him.

An NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, Smith aside the animosity between the two men intensified during a team bus trip, when Dekker started spouting "some Donald Trump s***".

“Throughout my career, there’s only one teammate I really don’t like,” Smith said.

“He knows that. Everybody else, I’ve been cool with.

“This dude Sam Dekker.... He did some bulls*** on the bus one day, talking some Trump s*** and I just wasn’t having it.”

Smith didn’t go into detail about what Dekker said. Smith ended the conversation by saying he didn’t "respect anything about" the way Dekker carried himself.

Pictured left, Sam Dekker and his wife Oloivia, with J.R. Smith on the right.
Sam Dekker and J.R. Smith were briefly teammates together at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pic: Getty

J.R. Smith accused Sam Dekker of using racial slur

The situation escalated from there as Dekker’s wife, Olivia Harlan Dekker, said Smith’s comments were “inaccurate and unfair.”

Smith responded by asking Dekker why her husband can’t use the n-word. Dekker said she’s never heard her husband say that word. She also said her husband wasn’t a supporter of Donald Trump.

Smith clarified he never said Dekker “used” that word, but asked Olivia Dekker to tell her husband why he’s not allowed to use that word, in a confusing back-and-forth between the two.

Smith and Dekker weren’t teammates for long

Smith didn’t have to spend that much time around Dekker. The two overlapped on the 2018-19 Cavaliers for just a few weeks.

Both players started the year with the team, but Dekker was traded to the Washington Wizards in December. He hasn’t played in the NBA since then.

Smith, meanwhile, is celebrating another NBA Finals victory. After going 19-63 with the Cavaliers last season, Smith joined the Lakers, went 52-19 in the regular season and rode that momentum to a championship.

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