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PLAYERS: Marcus Smart

Metta World Peace can relate to what transpired with Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart on Saturday as, like World Peace once did in 2004, Smart went into the stands to attack a heckling fan.Asked by reporters what he thought about the situation, the man formerly known as Ron Artest had the following to say:"If a fan screams something at me, I don’t know what that person has been through, you know. He could have or she could have grown up rough or maybe in a single family household. I don’t know what would make somebody scream negative things at somebody, maybe they’re just having fun. In a pro game, I’ve learned to accept it because they pay to watch us play and hey, I appreciate it. Then I go home and I finish watching Breaking Bad. It’s that simple for me. I’m actually on House of Cards now. I just finished Breaking Bad. I wish there was a Season 6 actually, because Breaking Bad was amazing. Have you seen it?.....I don’t know how old he is, but I know at 19 years old when I came out of St. Johns, I was fresh out the hood, fresh out of Queensbridge. So my mentality was still struggle, defensive and things like that. So I wasn’t really conscious. But I’m 34 years old now. He’s a young kid. I wish I would have listened when I was a kid, to my elders or to people who had my best interest at heart. And then I wish I would have been more conscious at my age. Those are two things that if you were to reach out to a kid like Marcus, a talented kid, a future leader in the community, you would tell him those things."Although not identical, their situations were similar, however Smart faces discipline from the NCAA, whereas World Peace was reprimanded by the NBA at the time.Via Bleacher Report (Photo Credit: AP)


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GIF: Marcus Mart shoves Texas Tech basketball fan

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