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 • 2 362

  • IvanTheNorse
    IvanTheNorse  Před dnem

    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  Před 2 dny

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

      • Elann Suvat
        Elann Suvat  Před 3 dny

        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  Před 4 dny

          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  Před 6 dny

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

            • Anand Davaasuren
              Anand Davaasuren  Před 7 dny

              what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.

              • Los Trem
                Los Trem  Před 8 dny

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

                • Los Trem
                  Los Trem  Před 8 dny

                  Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

                  • Link Chan
                    Link Chan  Před 8 dny

                    Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

                    • TheCavsJack
                      TheCavsJack  Před 8 dny

                      this just hurts

                      • ThAz Ryder
                        ThAz Ryder  Před 11 dny

                        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  Před 11 dny

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

                          • Anthony King
                            Anthony King  Před 12 dny

                            The commentary loved it lol

                            • PeezyDaBeatMonster
                              PeezyDaBeatMonster  Před 12 dny

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

                              • Athens_1 PSVR
                                Athens_1 PSVR  Před 12 dny

                                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  Před 13 dny

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

                                  • Lavache Beadsman
                                    Lavache Beadsman  Před 13 dny

                                    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  Před 13 dny

                                      super bowl 42

                                      • A Jan
                                        A Jan  Před 14 dny

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

                                        • Kaque Burlington
                                          Kaque Burlington  Před 16 dny

                                          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  Před 17 dny

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

                                            • King Cazh
                                              King Cazh  Před 17 dny

                                              y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

                                              • Nig ger
                                                Nig ger  Před 18 dny

                                                add rain a gay noob

                                                • PUNISHER _winz
                                                  PUNISHER _winz  Před 19 dny


                                                  • sterling gray
                                                    sterling gray  Před 22 dny

                                                    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  Před 22 dny

                                                      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  Před 22 dny

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

                                                        • Magnús Heimir Jónasson
                                                          Magnús Heimir Jónasson  Před 25 dny

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

                                                          • Mike S
                                                            Mike S  Před 26 dny

                                                            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  Před 26 dny

                                                              I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt

                                                              • DJ Tommy C.
                                                                DJ Tommy C.  Před 26 dny

                                                                Damn 354 days later. Savage.

                                                                • bob jimmy
                                                                  bob jimmy  Před 27 dny

                                                                  Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson

                                                                  • Moises Rosario
                                                                    Moises Rosario  Před 27 dny

                                                                    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  Před 28 dny

                                                                      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  Před 29 dny

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

                                                                        • Jacobslaughter1993
                                                                          Jacobslaughter1993  Před 29 dny

                                                                          U DID JR SMITH DIRTY AT THE END LMAO

                                                                          • Ray Crux
                                                                            Ray Crux  Před 29 dny

                                                                            LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste

                                                                            • ryan zamarra
                                                                              ryan zamarra  Před měsícem

                                                                              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  Před měsícem

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

                                                                                • iSmokeRockz
                                                                                  iSmokeRockz  Před měsícem

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

                                                                                  • Will Herman
                                                                                    Will Herman  Před měsícem

                                                                                    "... 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  Před měsícem

                                                                                      DURRR WHAT YOU MEAN IT WAS TIED BRON??

                                                                                      • C MayR
                                                                                        C MayR  Před měsícem

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

                                                                                        • ADEPT ninja
                                                                                          ADEPT ninja  Před měsícem

                                                                                          Have comments been disabled for this video?

                                                                                          • Mark Jones
                                                                                            Mark Jones  Před měsícem

                                                                                            that foul was on hill

                                                                                            • John Ichie
                                                                                              John Ichie  Před měsícem

                                                                                              This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.

                                                                                              • Keith Ford
                                                                                                Keith Ford  Před měsícem

                                                                                                @10:31 Lebron travel... Should have never even got the khance* 4 free throws

                                                                                                • davewah3
                                                                                                  davewah3  Před měsícem

                                                                                                  Not really.

                                                                                                  • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                                                                                    Why Bee McNoMistake  Před měsícem

                                                                                                    The Top 5 significant NBA relocations: 5- 1979: the Jazz relocate from New Orleans to Utah 4- 1984: the Clippers relocate from San Diego to LA. 3- 2001: The Grizzlies relocate from Vancouver to Memphis. 2- 2008:The Supersonics relocate from Seattle to OKC. 1- 2018: The JR Smith relocates LBJ from Cleveland to LA.

                                                                                                    • Brian Lara
                                                                                                      Brian Lara  Před měsícem

                                                                                                      I almost stopped watching with the cleveland nut hugging. Forgot to mention the commisioner interfering in the finals.

                                                                                                      • H Eck
                                                                                                        H Eck  Před měsícem

                                                                                                        Splash bros? More like *Mulatto bros*

                                                                                                        • smileybone3010
                                                                                                          smileybone3010  Před měsícem

                                                                                                          How about we avoid this whole thing by 11 year veteran guard George Hill making a free throw? It's not like Shaq or Dwight Howard were on the line.

                                                                                                          • xbigxburritoxboi
                                                                                                            xbigxburritoxboi  Před měsícem

                                                                                                            I miss Lebron ☹️

                                                                                                            • O.G. John Doe
                                                                                                              O.G. John Doe  Před měsícem

                                                                                                              🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ bruh KD and Westbrook had them down 3 to 1 and KD joins them 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ I still can't believe it.

                                                                                                              • isuckatlife cyka blyat
                                                                                                                isuckatlife cyka blyat  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                nba 2018 finals: cavs vs jr smith

                                                                                                                • Nati Reds
                                                                                                                  Nati Reds  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                  Still crossed the line before free throw was put up. SmH til this day

                                                                                                                  • Queen A.G.
                                                                                                                    Queen A.G.  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                    dawgpound 4life right

                                                                                                                    • Matthew Rusinyak
                                                                                                                      Matthew Rusinyak  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                      This is a video jeez 🔥

                                                                                                                      • Russel Jao
                                                                                                                        Russel Jao  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                        Wow, I've never seen Klay and Durant move faster after the JR rebound. Those dudes are amazing!

                                                                                                                        • Panzerkampfwagen 1
                                                                                                                          Panzerkampfwagen 1  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                          Lol why is javale McGee the poster boy of shaqtin a fool

                                                                                                                          • nicc
                                                                                                                            nicc  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                            At 0:41 is that a lane violation by draymond? Or do they play by the second line in the paint

                                                                                                                            • Classified Chappy
                                                                                                                              Classified Chappy  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                              Man JR Smith is awful

                                                                                                                              • OfficialBudha 6ix
                                                                                                                                OfficialBudha 6ix  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                To be fair to J.R, how doesn't the best player in the world know they have 1 T.O remaining??

                                                                                                                                • Alecsander Hamilton
                                                                                                                                  Alecsander Hamilton  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                  I hope Lebrun wins 6 rings before retirement, to AD and Cousins, that should be the goal because that’s their claim to fame at this point. They can even be better players than him just help him threepeat once so the debate really gets hairsplitty

                                                                                                                                  • Gekkouga
                                                                                                                                    Gekkouga  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                    I miss JR in a knicks jersey when he was actually good

                                                                                                                                    • Patrick Northern
                                                                                                                                      Patrick Northern  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                      Cavs would of lost regardless

                                                                                                                                      • Scott Wyllie
                                                                                                                                        Scott Wyllie  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                        That dig on the Knicks was lovely.

                                                                                                                                        • Christian Cayabyab
                                                                                                                                          Christian Cayabyab  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                          3:31 Durant: "If you can't beat em, join em"

                                                                                                                                          • AyoitsTasmin
                                                                                                                                            AyoitsTasmin  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                            Im sorry but literally no one in their right mind thought this game was going to be close.

                                                                                                                                            • YungBusta _
                                                                                                                                              YungBusta _  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                              Clip : is like 15 seconds long. SB Nation : Imma make a 12 minute video

                                                                                                                                              • Heart of a sword
                                                                                                                                                Heart of a sword  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                Why didn’t you mention Green’s suspension in game 5 and Bogut and Iguodala’s injury? You’re so bias dude. Another Lebron Dickrider

                                                                                                                                                • Oliver Galvin
                                                                                                                                                  Oliver Galvin  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                  I think I’m the only person who knows Purdue cause my brother and his wife both attended Purdue hahahahah

                                                                                                                                                  • Rick Bennett
                                                                                                                                                    Rick Bennett  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                    "And JR Smith went on to become the greatest basketball player who ever lived."

                                                                                                                                                    • Static Surfer
                                                                                                                                                      Static Surfer  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                      JR killed the Cavs dynasty : D

                                                                                                                                                      • Static Surfer
                                                                                                                                                        Static Surfer  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                        @Steven Cravens Thanks to JR

                                                                                                                                                        • Steven Cravens
                                                                                                                                                          Steven Cravens  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                          Static Surfer not a dynasty

                                                                                                                                                          • hawks
                                                                                                                                                            hawks  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                            3:32 'the best team in NBA history' what about the 1995-96 Bull's

                                                                                                                                                            • C9_Revelator
                                                                                                                                                              C9_Revelator  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                              I just started the video but I hope they bring up the game against twolves earlier in the season, closing seconds, lebron comes up with a huge block, jr gets the ball n almost immediately calls timeout, then they get the ball to lebron with about a second left, who hits the game winner. It’s a very similar situation, except in the finals jr had more time to think n understand the situation cuz it was a free throw instead of a block. Jus blows me away, unless sometimes the league needs players to blow it if the refs haven’t controlled the game well enough.

                                                                                                                                                              • evexlyn
                                                                                                                                                                evexlyn  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                                This was so well done