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A Missed Opportunity for J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith had been accused of using pro-gang language on his Twitter account.

Who knows if that's really what happened.

Whatever had been happening won't be happening any more, as Smith has shut down his Twitter account.

Jeremy from Roundball Mining Company makes a great point about a missed opportunity:

J.R. could have taken this opportunity and used it to spread the news that he does not support gangs and would never again do anything that could be construed as supporting gangs. Unfortunately, there was a problem with that route. It would have required an apology or at least the act of admitting a mistake or error in judgment.

In place of trying to make a difference in the lives of young people who deal with the pressures of gang life he basically ... took his Twitter account and went home.