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

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  • 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.

    Written and produced by Mike Imhoff
    Directed by Ryan Simmons
    Edited by Joe Ali and Ryan Simmons

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Comments • 2 364

  • Terrence PERKINS
    Terrence PERKINS  31 minutes back

    Jr .. can dunk but he akways been trash

    • Brandon Lee
      Brandon Lee  18 hours back

      Lowkey jr. was bout to heave it at the wrong basket at half court.

      • IvanTheNorse
        IvanTheNorse  2 days back

        As someone who doesn't know a lot about NBA rules, couldn't one of his teammates or the coach have just called the timeout instead?

        • Clutch28
          Clutch28  4 days back

          Bad basketball iq....you don't say JR

          • Elann Suvat
            Elann Suvat  5 days back

            I am willing to overlook his lack of judgement and unawareness, but his shooting was abysmal. And this is coming from someone who was rooting for Smith (to change).

            • Elann Suvat
              Elann Suvat  5 days back

              I truly felt that had Cavs won Game 1 without JR's error, this series would have went on to at least Game 6. This win would have built momentum for the Cavs and give the Warriors a run for championship. After JR's blunder, and Game 1 loss, they completely gave up. One could also place the blame on George Hill for missing the second free throw. But what do I know.

              • TheVisigoth
                TheVisigoth  1 weeks back

                Meaningless play. Crybaby James is just thankful he can use JR as a scapegoat for yet another chokejob.

                • Anand Davaasuren
                  Anand Davaasuren  1 weeks back

                  what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.

                  • Los Trem
                    Los Trem  1 weeks back

                    If JR got to hit Rihanna though I think he's winning.

                    • Los Trem
                      Los Trem  1 weeks back

                      Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

                      • Link Chan
                        Link Chan  1 weeks back

                        Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

                        • TheCavsJack
                          TheCavsJack  1 weeks back

                          this just hurts

                          • ThAz Ryder
                            ThAz Ryder  2 weeks back

                            That conclusion could have been better... like what happened after or what was said to justify the blunder... Instead of 5 minutes of season recapping.

                            • k22
                              k22  2 weeks back

                              Do a rewind on Scottie Pippen shutting down Magic in the finals.

                              • Anthony King
                                Anthony King  2 weeks back

                                The commentary loved it lol

                                • PeezyDaBeatMonster
                                  PeezyDaBeatMonster  2 weeks back

                                  Lol what happemed to lebron in game 2 , 3, and 4 ?? 😂😂😂

                                  • Athens_1 PSVR
                                    Athens_1 PSVR  2 weeks back

                                    What about the camera angle showing LeBron calling for the ball near half court and once defended telling Smith to pass to the corner? Not shot it or call timeout.

                                    • reggie furlow
                                      reggie furlow  2 weeks back

                                      Durant joining the warriors was the most punk ass decision ever in my opinion

                                      • Lavache Beadsman
                                        Lavache Beadsman  2 weeks back

                                        In fairness to the Cavs, anyone else see that lane violation by whoever it is on the low block (I think Draymond?). He was in the paint way before the shot was released--shoulda been a dead ball.

                                        • Jeremy Cardona
                                          Jeremy Cardona  2 weeks back

                                          super bowl 42

                                          • A Jan
                                            A Jan  2 weeks back

                                            Ah I remmember this one, and they have timeout. But they don't called it... gg.

                                            • Kaque Burlington
                                              Kaque Burlington  3 weeks back

                                              You need to fast forward 30 minutes to see LeBron storm out of the post game press conference with his purse 👜

                                              • B. Weatherspoon
                                                B. Weatherspoon  3 weeks back

                                                "That's what we call...a good decision" 😂

                                                • King Cazh
                                                  King Cazh  3 weeks back

                                                  y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

                                                  • Nig ger
                                                    Nig ger  3 weeks back

                                                    add rain a gay noob

                                                    • PUNISHER _winz
                                                      PUNISHER _winz  3 weeks back

                                                      Lol

                                                      • sterling gray
                                                        sterling gray  3 weeks back

                                                        I almost cant watch this one.makes me sick I was screaming at the tv.jr can never live this down

                                                        • B Sweeney
                                                          B Sweeney  3 weeks back

                                                          0:06 draymond clearly stepped into the lane before the ball was released. i’m sorry but shouldn’t nba players know the rules the best and the refs should be the hardest on them? that is a blatant lane violation and he shouldn’t be able to get away with that

                                                          • Velocity Bluedoes2
                                                            Velocity Bluedoes2  3 weeks back

                                                            *the day after* J.R. Smith’s bank account gains 2M dollars after dumb play

                                                            • Magnús Heimir Jónasson

                                                              Steph Curry's halfcourt game winner v.s OKC deserves a rewind

                                                              • Mike S
                                                                Mike S  4 weeks back

                                                                Hill still missed the free throw, which is the easiest shot in basketball and would've probably won them the game

                                                                • A R
                                                                  A R  4 weeks back

                                                                  I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt

                                                                  • DJ Tommy C.
                                                                    DJ Tommy C.  4 weeks back

                                                                    Damn 354 days later. Savage.

                                                                    • bob jimmy
                                                                      bob jimmy  4 weeks back

                                                                      Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson

                                                                      • Moises Rosario
                                                                        Moises Rosario  4 weeks back

                                                                        Let me get this so “A Knicks Team that Rely on him” yes this was the Second Option behind Melo for the Knicks and they say Melo is the bad guy.

                                                                        Melo: 27PPG.
                                                                        Second Option(Most of the Time was J.R) less than 15PPG.

                                                                        • Breeze
                                                                          Breeze  4 weeks back

                                                                          And they say millionaires are useful for society. That milionaires deserve their millions jeez...here is a prime example. What an idiot.

                                                                          • Brady Harrison
                                                                            Brady Harrison  4 weeks back

                                                                            2016 still looks rigged to me. I don’t have a dog in the fight but the officiating sucked.

                                                                            • Jacobslaughter1993
                                                                              Jacobslaughter1993  1 months back

                                                                              U DID JR SMITH DIRTY AT THE END LMAO

                                                                              • Ray Crux
                                                                                Ray Crux  1 months back

                                                                                LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste

                                                                                • ryan zamarra
                                                                                  ryan zamarra  1 months back

                                                                                  I met jr when he was on the knicks he lived in my apartment building and every time we saw him he was with a different girl but yet he was married

                                                                                  • Tyrone Norwood Jr
                                                                                    Tyrone Norwood Jr  1 months back

                                                                                    No team with Lebron James can truly be the underdogs in the finals......... 3-6

                                                                                    • iSmokeRockz
                                                                                      iSmokeRockz  1 months back

                                                                                      And everyone thought he was super cool for doing so lmao that made me laugh

                                                                                      • Will Herman
                                                                                        Will Herman  1 months back

                                                                                        "... the best Team in NBA History..."

                                                                                        Yeah, except... they aren't. Nope. Sorry to disappoint all of the Warriors fans, but they lost any claim to that title the exact moment they lost in the Finals. Especially they WAY they lost.

                                                                                        Nope.

                                                                                        1996 Bulls. Forever.

                                                                                        • RJ Macready
                                                                                          RJ Macready  1 months back

                                                                                          DURRR WHAT YOU MEAN IT WAS TIED BRON??

                                                                                          • C MayR
                                                                                            C MayR  1 months back

                                                                                            You guys got it wrong; he did those in purpose because he accepted payments from the opposite side

                                                                                            • ADEPT ninja
                                                                                              ADEPT ninja  1 months back

                                                                                              Have comments been disabled for this video?

                                                                                              • Mark Jones
                                                                                                Mark Jones  1 months back

                                                                                                that foul was on hill

                                                                                                • John Ichie
                                                                                                  John Ichie  1 months back

                                                                                                  This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.