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 • 2 360

  • Clutch28
    Clutch28  6 jam yang lalu

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

    • Elann Suvat
      Elann Suvat  Hari Yang lalu

      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  Hari Yang lalu

        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  4 hari yang lalu

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

          • Anand Davaasuren
            Anand Davaasuren  5 hari yang lalu

            what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.

            • Los Trem
              Los Trem  5 hari yang lalu

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

              • Los Trem
                Los Trem  5 hari yang lalu

                Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

                • Link Chan
                  Link Chan  6 hari yang lalu

                  Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

                  • TheCavsJack
                    TheCavsJack  6 hari yang lalu

                    this just hurts

                    • ThAz Ryder
                      ThAz Ryder  9 hari yang lalu

                      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  9 hari yang lalu

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

                        • Anthony King
                          Anthony King  9 hari yang lalu

                          The commentary loved it lol

                          • PeezyDaBeatMonster
                            PeezyDaBeatMonster  9 hari yang lalu

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

                            • Athens_1 PSVR
                              Athens_1 PSVR  10 hari yang lalu

                              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  10 hari yang lalu

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

                                • Lavache Beadsman
                                  Lavache Beadsman  10 hari yang lalu

                                  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  11 hari yang lalu

                                    super bowl 42

                                    • A Jan
                                      A Jan  11 hari yang lalu

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

                                      • Kaque Burlington
                                        Kaque Burlington  14 hari yang lalu

                                        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  15 hari yang lalu

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

                                          • King Cazh
                                            King Cazh  15 hari yang lalu

                                            y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

                                            • Nig ger
                                              Nig ger  15 hari yang lalu

                                              add rain a gay noob

                                              • PUNISHER _winz
                                                PUNISHER _winz  16 hari yang lalu


                                                • sterling gray
                                                  sterling gray  19 hari yang lalu

                                                  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  20 hari yang lalu

                                                    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  20 hari yang lalu

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

                                                      • Magnús Heimir Jónasson
                                                        Magnús Heimir Jónasson  23 hari yang lalu

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

                                                        • Mike S
                                                          Mike S  23 hari yang lalu

                                                          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  23 hari yang lalu

                                                            I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt

                                                            • DJ Tommy C.
                                                              DJ Tommy C.  24 hari yang lalu

                                                              Damn 354 days later. Savage.

                                                              • bob jimmy
                                                                bob jimmy  24 hari yang lalu

                                                                Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson

                                                                • Moises Rosario
                                                                  Moises Rosario  24 hari yang lalu

                                                                  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  26 hari yang lalu

                                                                    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  26 hari yang lalu

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

                                                                      • Jacobslaughter1993
                                                                        Jacobslaughter1993  27 hari yang lalu

                                                                        U DID JR SMITH DIRTY AT THE END LMAO

                                                                        • Ray Crux
                                                                          Ray Crux  27 hari yang lalu

                                                                          LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste

                                                                          • ryan zamarra
                                                                            ryan zamarra  27 hari yang lalu

                                                                            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  29 hari yang lalu

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

                                                                              • iSmokeRockz
                                                                                iSmokeRockz  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                • Will Herman
                                                                                  Will Herman  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                  "... 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  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                    DURRR WHAT YOU MEAN IT WAS TIED BRON??

                                                                                    • C MayR
                                                                                      C MayR  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                      • ADEPT ninja
                                                                                        ADEPT ninja  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                        Have comments been disabled for this video?

                                                                                        • Mark Jones
                                                                                          Mark Jones  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                          that foul was on hill

                                                                                          • John Ichie
                                                                                            John Ichie  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                            This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.

                                                                                            • Keith Ford
                                                                                              Keith Ford  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                              • davewah3
                                                                                                davewah3  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                Not really.

                                                                                                • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                                                                                  Why Bee McNoMistake  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                  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  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                    • H Eck
                                                                                                      H Eck  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                      Splash bros? More like *Mulatto bros*

                                                                                                      • smileybone3010
                                                                                                        smileybone3010  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                        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  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                          I miss Lebron ☹️

                                                                                                          • O.G. John Doe
                                                                                                            O.G. John Doe  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                            🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ 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  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                              nba 2018 finals: cavs vs jr smith

                                                                                                              • Nati Reds
                                                                                                                Nati Reds  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                • Queen A.G.
                                                                                                                  Queen A.G.  28 hari yang lalu

                                                                                                                  dawgpound 4life right

                                                                                                                  • Matthew Rusinyak
                                                                                                                    Matthew Rusinyak  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                    This is a video jeez 🔥

                                                                                                                    • Russel Jao
                                                                                                                      Russel Jao  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                      • Panzerkampfwagen 1
                                                                                                                        Panzerkampfwagen 1  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                        • nicc
                                                                                                                          nicc  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                          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  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                            Man JR Smith is awful

                                                                                                                            • OfficialBudha 6ix
                                                                                                                              OfficialBudha 6ix  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                              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  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                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  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                  • Patrick Northern
                                                                                                                                    Patrick Northern  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                    Cavs would of lost regardless

                                                                                                                                    • Scott Wyllie
                                                                                                                                      Scott Wyllie  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                      That dig on the Knicks was lovely.

                                                                                                                                      • Christian Cayabyab
                                                                                                                                        Christian Cayabyab  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                        • AyoitsTasmin
                                                                                                                                          AyoitsTasmin  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                          • YungBusta _
                                                                                                                                            YungBusta _  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                            • Heart of a sword
                                                                                                                                              Heart of a sword  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                              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  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                                • Rick Bennett
                                                                                                                                                  Rick Bennett  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                                  • Static Surfer
                                                                                                                                                    Static Surfer  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                                    JR killed the Cavs dynasty : D

                                                                                                                                                    • Static Surfer
                                                                                                                                                      Static Surfer  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                                      @Steven Cravens Thanks to JR

                                                                                                                                                      • Steven Cravens
                                                                                                                                                        Steven Cravens  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                                        Static Surfer not a dynasty

                                                                                                                                                        • hawks
                                                                                                                                                          hawks  Bulan Yang lalu

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

                                                                                                                                                          • C9_Revelator
                                                                                                                                                            C9_Revelator  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                                            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  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                                              This was so well done

                                                                                                                                                              • Noobmaster
                                                                                                                                                                Noobmaster  Bulan Yang lalu

                                                                                                                                                                Damn you actually did it