Living in Los Angeles, there are two lessons I’ve learned. First, you’ll never find a parking spot on the street, so always carry cash on hand for parking. Second, you can’t trust Smush Parker to do anything right. Wednesday’s events prove that you still can’t trust Smush Parker for anything, especially when it comes to having cash...or using his brain. The Heat guard has been banished from the team after partaking in an argument with a woman over a valet parking fee in which she was injured.
The parking fee? $12. The valet woman wanted it, and Parker claimed he’d already paid it.
Police said Parker, denied his keys until the debt was settled, knocked over a podium out of frustration. When Parker returned with the money, McKenzie told him he would have to pay for damaging the podium, the police report said.I know $12 seems like a ton for valet parking, but still. Did he have to act like that? The woman involved went to the hospital for “severe scratches” on her arm and a “tingling sensation” in her fingertips. Lovely. Parker’s two year with the Lakers proved he often didn't use any part of his brain, and this is just another example of it. The Lakers couldn't wait to get rid of him, and here's guessing it won't be long before he's a former Heat player as well.
Parker, 24, then grabbed McKenzie's arm in an attempt to retrieve the keys, according to police. Guralnick said McKenzie wanted to press charges at the scene but was told she would have to wait 7 to 10 days for a copy of the police report.