/Kenyon Martin recalls almost fighting J.R. Smith

Kenyon Martin recalls almost fighting J.R. Smith


Andrew Joseph

9:11 p.m. ET May 30, 2017

It happened seven years ago, but Kenyon Martin never forgets.

Back when Martin was with the Denver Nuggets, he returned to his car after a game to discover that he’d been the victim of the all-too-popular “fill an expensive car with popcorn” prank. Martin, though, was having none of that.

He rushed back to the locker room to unleash a legendary tirade while looking to fight the person responsible for the prank. But there’s a story behind that prank, and J.R. Smith was right at the center of it.

Martin joined ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Friday and revisited the prank with stunning detail.

He said:

“I hit my unlock button on my car and it don’t unlock. I’m thinking ‘Huh. I always lock my car.’ So that’s my first thought. So, then I get to my car and I open the door and popcorn just fell out. I left the door open, I didn’t think or nothing. I turned right around and went right into the locker room.”

After finding his car full of popcorn, Martin took his jacket and shirt off, looking for a fight. He demanded that the team run the locker room tape back, so he could see who entered the room during the game to take…

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