VIDEO: Oklahoma State PG Marcus Smart Pushes Fan During Loss
[new_royalslider id=”162″]

Oklahoma St. point guard Marcus Smart surprised many when he decided to return to school for his sophomore season despite being a guaranteed lottery pick last season. Smart is one of the biggest prospects in the heralded 2014 draft class, but an incident last night may hurt his standing.

Trailing late in last night’s game against Texas Tech, Smart flew out of bounds behind the basket, after trying to block a layup attempt. As he was getting up, he suddenly turned around and began exchanging words with a fan before shoving him.

The fan, Jeff Orr, is known as a huge Texas Tech fan and attends all of their games. According to Doug Gottlieb of CBS, Orr believes he may have crossed the line with his words to Smart:

Regardless of what was said to Smart, he must know better than to ever put his hands on a spectator. While his draft stock is unlikely to take a huge hit, there will undoubtedly be a number of questions regarding his character, temper, and leadership ability.

Smart and Australian point guard Dante Exum are the two top point guard prospects in the draft, and both would be great fits for the Lakers. Exum may permanently move ahead of Smart after this incident.

Here is video of the incident via the ESPN Youtube Page:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ha3S3kwAQE&list=UUiWLfSweyRNmLpgEHekhoAg&feature=share&index=1
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Nation Exclusive: VIP Viewing Party For Backstage: Lakers On Time Warner Cable SportsNet

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Charles Barkley Believes Kobe Bryant Should Retire

With Kobe Bryant off to a poor start for the Los Angeles…

Measuring the Lakers’ Outlook, as Challenges Lie Ahead

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, the Lakers have two easy games nestled in between six matchups against some of the league’s best teams. It doesn’t get any easier after that, so imperative that the Lakers come out of the rough stretch on top.

2018 NBA Finals: Kobe Bryant Believes LeBron James Has ‘Good Talent’ On Cavaliers Roster, Which Doesn’t Diminish Him

As the debate rages on over where LeBron James ranks among the all-time greatest players, one aspect of that is…

Phil Jackson Criticizes Kobe Bryant & The Top NBA News

Top Story After the Lakers lost to the Grizzlies last night, 104-85,…