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Smush Parker, a former NBA journeyman that played – and feuded – with Kobe Bryant can’t seem to escape the struggle. The Brooklyn native punched the teenage son of a pair of HGTV hosts during a pickup basketball game.

Parker, 32, was in a pick up game with Wolfgang Novogratz, 16, last week at Basketball City at Pier 36. Novogratz, who appeared with his parents on the Bravo series 9 By Design, was apparently cooking Parker on the court and then played some aggressive defense. The 6-foot-2, 185 pound Poly Prep high school star was then allegedly socked in the face shortly after by the bigger and heavier Parker.

From Page Six:

“Wolfie scored back-to-back baskets on Smush,” said my source. “At the other end, Smush went up for a shot. There was a hard foul, and they both went down. Smush got up and punched Wolfie in the face.”

Much like Parker’s career, he didn’t deliver a knockout, though Novogratz did get checked out at a hospital later and reported no injuries. According to the Page Six article, Novogratz will not press charges.

Novogratz’s parents, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, host the HGTV show Home By Novogratz.

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