J.R. Smith's NBA Finals blunder deserves a deep rewind | Warriors vs Cavaliers 2018

  • Published: 12 May 2019
  • The Cavaliers and Warriors battled in the NBA Finals four consecutive years. LeBron James versus Steph Curry and the Warriors just became an expected matchup to end the season. But the last Finals series between these two teams wasn't quite as close as we had come to expect and it left a sour taste in the mouths of Cavs fans. It all started with a Game one slugfest, ending in one of the many mistakes made by wild card two guard, J.R. Smith.

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Comments • 2 103

  • TheJaybrone
    TheJaybrone  2 hours back

    He was gonna put it back up but then he got high.

    • Zeno
      Zeno  4 hours back

      Hill missed the free throw that could’ve put them up by 1, but he never gets blamed. Also, J.R. Smith grabbing the offensive rebound prevented the Warriors from having a chance to win in regulation. What he did afterwards was dumb, but the play itself (including the rebound) was one that helped the Cavs in that situation.

      • kg21mack
        kg21mack  13 hours back

        Kudos for the effort put into this!

        • Jett Tinlin
          Jett Tinlin  1 days back

          2:57 still gives me chills

          • freewillobjector
            freewillobjector  1 days back

            Further proof that God hates Lebron.... People punch out his friends, and a teammate bangs his momma... Now this...

            • njestyle
              njestyle  2 days back

              If you guys wanna show some Aussie love and give NRL some worthy attention.. i reckon you should do a Deep Rewind on the 2015 NRL Grand Fina between the Cowboys and Broncos.

              • Rinoa Heartilly
                Rinoa Heartilly  2 days back

                Is there a rule preventing the coaxh from calling a time out? If no then he is no worse than the greatest basketball player who ever lived.

                • lvn4x
                  lvn4x  2 days back

                  What causes the effect in the still pics of in-game action where only the players in focus have light on them and the rest of the stadium looks pitch black?

                  • Austin Ryan
                    Austin Ryan  2 days back

                    Everyone knew right after that LeBron was leaving again!

                    • dope underground
                      dope underground  2 days back

                      Damn so much hate on Jr

                      • 0168196250
                        0168196250  2 days back

                        Damn I miss lebron’s greatest in the east..... east games are barely watcherble since he left. No bucks and raptor will be able to stop warriors train

                        • curious pug
                          curious pug  2 days back

                          i guess mike rooting for cavs in that finals
                          you can hear the pain in his voice while explaining what happened in this video

                          • Print dabeast
                            Print dabeast  2 days back

                            Still don’t realize yaw had a OVERTIME BUT COULDNT CAPTALIZE

                            • Nabil The K
                              Nabil The K  3 days back

                              Too much bs

                              • Vaughn Pedroso
                                Vaughn Pedroso  3 days back

                                he just can't drop the henny

                                • Zach
                                  Zach  3 days back

                                  It’s just proof that you don't need a brain to play basketball; talent is enough.

                                  • Caleb
                                    Caleb  3 days back

                                    Why didnt someone else call a timeout when he got the rebound?

                                    • Ray
                                      Ray  3 days back

                                      JR is the type of guy to drink weed and smoke hennessy

                                      • Victor Castillo
                                        Victor Castillo  3 days back

                                        Wow😂 the time Jr had to hold the ball, he shot it. The time JR had to shoot the ball, he held it.

                                        • Marz_00 •
                                          Marz_00 •  3 days back

                                          Jesus this hurts just watching this 😔

                                          • johgus96
                                            johgus96  3 days back

                                            That rewind was soooooo unnecessary...

                                            • 420FISHERMAN 420
                                              420FISHERMAN 420  3 days back

                                              Cavs should have won the first year the warriors won. They got lucky we lost love and Kyrie and still took it to a game 6 with our 2nd and 3rd best players being maybe delevadova and timofay mosgov

                                              • Troy Stephens
                                                Troy Stephens  3 days back

                                                Hahahaha the look on LBJ face is priceless, but yea J.r has always been dimwitted

                                                • Green Devil Runner
                                                  Green Devil Runner  3 days back

                                                  To me if steph won in 2016 he's career would be solid great and would own the greatest season ever

                                                  • Moises Rosario
                                                    Moises Rosario  4 days back

                                                    wow i didnt know that one vs indiana

                                                    • Happy Dragonling
                                                      Happy Dragonling  4 days back

                                                      This video sux...this is supposed to be a JR blunder but hell..they only showed the blunder for less than a minute on a 12 min video with so many unnecessary explaining of shits...

                                                      • Andrew Sundberg
                                                        Andrew Sundberg  4 days back

                                                        The warriors are one of the greatest tragedies in sports history...... they’ve legitimately ruined a great league and a fun sport to watch..... they’ve completely ruined it, the nba is unwatchable

                                                        • Big Dee
                                                          Big Dee  4 days back

                                                          jr is gsw mvp

                                                          • 幻の花96
                                                            幻の花96  4 days back

                                                            He has 4 arms??? 9:19

                                                            • bandman xxl
                                                              bandman xxl  4 days back

                                                              It wouldn't never happen if he didnt miss the free threw

                                                              • Andrew Garcia
                                                                Andrew Garcia  4 days back

                                                                Everyone just kinda forgot George hill missed that free throw 😂

                                                                • Birds Gaming with friends

                                                                  Do Kwahi Leanord's Game 7 Buzzer Beater vs the sixers

                                                                  • DR SaltÝ
                                                                    DR SaltÝ  4 days back

                                                                    Hey watch ur language

                                                                    • hy hy
                                                                      hy hy  4 days back

                                                                      Why the creepy music

                                                                      • Phoenix Steel
                                                                        Phoenix Steel  4 days back

                                                                        Let's not tell half truths about the Cavs championship win. Games 4 and 5 were borderline 2002-WCF-Game-6-Tim-Donaghy laughable on the officiating side, and the stuff that got Draymond Green suspended was the same stuff Kobe, Shaq, Westbrook, and Harden had gotten away with for years. All things being equal, called down the middle, Warriors in 5.

                                                                        • Melvin Haynes
                                                                          Melvin Haynes  4 days back

                                                                          Everyone what's to blame Jr Smith what about the so call king LeBron he didn't know they had one timeout left

                                                                          • HeirRose1
                                                                            HeirRose1  4 days back

                                                                            Where was LeBron on that FT? Why was LeBron not lined up next to KD in case of a miss when "it all hangs in the balance" LeBron is literally out of the picture, can't even see him. Just Stood & Watched like when Kyrie won him that Ring vs the warriors. Michael Jordan used to dunk free throw misses but LeBron can't handle pressure enough to fight KD for a rebound, stands way back out of the play because he's too nervous, and then he whines & cries about it to JR like a BIOTCH when he knows JR just went JR. Who was more stupid on that play? LEBRON

                                                                            • SkibopDaSequel
                                                                              SkibopDaSequel  4 days back

                                                                              This was a great video... I felt so bad for Lebron in the finals... I was glad he left the Cavs

                                                                              • KE TV
                                                                                KE TV  4 days back

                                                                                It doesn’t even matter they stil would’ve lost the series

                                                                                • ApparentlyEric
                                                                                  ApparentlyEric  4 days back

                                                                                  Did anyone else lose it after the behind the back pass? 😂😂😂

                                                                                  • You don’t even own a suit!

                                                                                    Video would be a lot cooler if you took your lips off Lebron’s peehole.

                                                                                    • Cassius Felix
                                                                                      Cassius Felix  4 days back

                                                                                      JR single handily ruin LBJ legacy. If the Cavs would of won then LBJ would be known world wide as the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball.

                                                                                      • JackmoveJohnny
                                                                                        JackmoveJohnny  4 days back

                                                                                        Moral of this video, JR has a horrible basketball IQ

                                                                                        • RonHeadstrong
                                                                                          RonHeadstrong  4 days back

                                                                                          well, hill missed the last free throw, but There's a lane violation by Draymond. Should've called that.

                                                                                          • Chris Tifflin
                                                                                            Chris Tifflin  4 days back

                                                                                            The All blacks 2011 rugby world cup win deserves a deep rewind

                                                                                            • Chris Tifflin
                                                                                              Chris Tifflin  4 days back

                                                                                              Give us some fight rewinds. They have had greater universal consequence than one would expect. Eg, Ali vs Foreman, Ali vs Liston, Conor vs Aldo, Ronda vs Holms, No Mas (Leonard vs Duran 2) or Tyson vs Buster Douglas, etc...

                                                                                            • Chase Maldonado
                                                                                              Chase Maldonado  4 days back

                                                                                              You see what lebron had to deal with 😂 and he still dragged these clowns to the finals lol

                                                                                              • Asmosis Jones
                                                                                                Asmosis Jones  3 days back

                                                                                                yeah its sad that hill was his 3rd best scorer at 9.2 ppg in the playoffs over 22 games by the way so some of that is in garbage time and the .2 is cause love missed a few playoff games so he got those shots instead raising his point total...hill was basically at 9 ppg and was the cavs 3rd best scorer...pretty sad....love was at 15 but he shot 38%...just terrible man....if you remember lbj almost won game 1 and 3 and thats without kyrie d rose or a d wade on his team and instead had clarkson hood and nance jr instead never forget lol ..like imagine how different things could of been had the cavs not traded kyrie kept him for last season since he was under contract anyways last year and this so he had no leverage and then traded him this deadline in 2019 which after a 2nd title in 3 years maybe he wouldn't of wanted anyways and kept d wade and d rose...smdh...it kinda makes me mad that they didnt try to keep d wade and rose and crawder anyways for the playoff run last year cause had they kept them they may have won a title anyways or gone to 7 games without kyrie who got hurt last year anyways so he wouldn't of been much use if he got hurt and was out like he was compared to d wade rose and crawder ...they chose hood over all 3 of them cause hood couldn't come unless wade and his salary was traded for nothing which they allowed and rose and crawder for hood was just a mistake..flat out anyways..smdh….hood was atrocious and while I dont like nance jr. or clarkson they would of worked better off d wade and crawder as bench players rather than frye and thomas so that was a good move anyways as was shump for hill no brainer...they had peak lebron and they wasted him...looking back they panicked and traded for bums...in fact the thomas trade cost them lebron cause it freed up cap space in la..ironic enough...the cavs are idiots and dug their own grave..now they sleep in it...

                                                                                            • Heysus Christo
                                                                                              Heysus Christo  5 days back

                                                                                              One of dumbest mistakes in HUMAN history. Period.