Report: Marcus Smart pushed fan after being called n-word

Jan 27, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart (33) reacts during the game Oklahoma Sooners at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma won 88-76. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Late Saturday night, Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart got social media buzzing when he pushed a Texas Tech fan who was sitting court side after the fan got in his face. Smart was not ejected from the game, but there were reports that the Big 12 was considering disciplinary action against Smart.

Oklahoma State is still waiting to hear from the conference to see if any disciplinary action will be coming down.

In the meantime, Cowboy Radio Network analyst John Holcomb told the Tulsa World that he heard Smart tell Oklahoma States coaches that the Texas Tech fan called Smart the N-word.

Of course, the fan denied the accusations.

We may never learn whether or not a racial slur was thrown at Smart, but regardless of what occurred Smart will need to learn to control his emotions on the court and keep his focus on the game. It should also be noted that the Texas Tech fan, who is an older gentleman, should probably take it easy and not got in the face of 19-year-old kids.

Topics: Basketball, Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Cowboys

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  • Sam

    Seems like everytime a black person does anything wrong, they always say someone used a racial slur to get out of it. How long must we listen to this crying wolf that justifies their criminality?

    • Cathy

      So its criminal now? It was a simple push I don’t care if its white or black,purple,or green . He’s still a child in the lime lighte that has alot to learn when you have a middle age man who knows better no mayter what was said and if he did say it thays something thats not easy tolerated. I believe if it was a black guy in the stands saying something to a white child its the samething.

    • Jackie4242

      The generalizations in your comment are absurd. To even think that a Black person almost always plays the race card when they’ve committed wrongdoing is incredibly ignorant and shows your inability to discern between reality and the stereotypes of Black people you clearly subscribe to. How is it crying wolf if you can’t definitely prove otherwise? Let go of your guilt, my child.

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