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.
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Comments • 2 384

  • Yeet Fetus
    Yeet Fetus  20 godzin temu

    13 Reasons Why LeBron Left Cleveland (just watched S3)

    • YBN Chris
      YBN Chris  Dzień temu

      This account is stupid it hit the rim he was bringing it out smh

      • gmcmurr0
        gmcmurr0  Dzień temu

        "When he goes cold, everyone can see their breath." --That's excellent writing!

        • alan davis
          alan davis  2 dni temu

          I still put the lose on Lebron

          • Trey Thompson
            Trey Thompson  3 dni temu

            But then he got high

            • Dorm Life Sports
              Dorm Life Sports  3 dni temu

              How is this video not mainly about lebron? Somehow love and kyrie got more screen time

              • terence w
                terence w  3 dni temu

                the play that sent LBJ packing

                • Ryan Pascual
                  Ryan Pascual  3 dni temu

                  Not sure if youve done it but I think Kobe’s alley oop to shaq in the 2000 WCF deserves a deep rewind. If the lakers don’t win that game then they likely break up that team in the off season and Scottie Pippen and Steve Smith legacies are much different.

                  • Terrence PERKINS
                    Terrence PERKINS  4 dni temu

                    Jr .. can dunk but he akways been trash

                    • Brandon Lee
                      Brandon Lee  4 dni temu

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

                      • IvanTheNorse
                        IvanTheNorse  5 dni temu

                        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  7 dni temu

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

                          • Elann Suvat
                            Elann Suvat  8 dni temu

                            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  8 dni temu

                              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  11 dni temu

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

                                • Anand Davaasuren
                                  Anand Davaasuren  12 dni temu

                                  what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.

                                  • Los Trem
                                    Los Trem  12 dni temu

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

                                    • Los Trem
                                      Los Trem  12 dni temu

                                      Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

                                      • Link Chan
                                        Link Chan  13 dni temu

                                        Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

                                        • TheCavsJack
                                          TheCavsJack  13 dni temu

                                          this just hurts

                                          • ThAz Ryder
                                            ThAz Ryder  16 dni temu

                                            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  16 dni temu

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

                                              • Anthony King
                                                Anthony King  17 dni temu

                                                The commentary loved it lol

                                                • PeezyDaBeatMonster
                                                  PeezyDaBeatMonster  17 dni temu

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

                                                  • Athens_1 PSVR
                                                    Athens_1 PSVR  17 dni temu

                                                    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  18 dni temu

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

                                                      • Lavache Beadsman
                                                        Lavache Beadsman  18 dni temu

                                                        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  18 dni temu

                                                          super bowl 42

                                                          • A Jan
                                                            A Jan  19 dni temu

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

                                                            • Kaque Burlington
                                                              Kaque Burlington  21 dzień temu

                                                              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  22 dni temu

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

                                                                • King Cazh
                                                                  King Cazh  22 dni temu

                                                                  y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

                                                                  • Nig ger
                                                                    Nig ger  22 dni temu

                                                                    add rain a gay noob

                                                                    • PUNISHER _winz
                                                                      PUNISHER _winz  24 dni temu

                                                                      Lol

                                                                      • sterling gray
                                                                        sterling gray  27 dni temu

                                                                        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  27 dni temu

                                                                          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  27 dni temu

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

                                                                            • Magnús Heimir Jónasson
                                                                              Magnús Heimir Jónasson  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                              • Mike S
                                                                                Mike S  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                  I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt

                                                                                  • DJ Tommy C.
                                                                                    DJ Tommy C.  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                    Damn 354 days later. Savage.

                                                                                    • bob jimmy
                                                                                      bob jimmy  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                      Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson

                                                                                      • Moises Rosario
                                                                                        Moises Rosario  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                        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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                          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  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                            • Jacobslaughter1993
                                                                                              Jacobslaughter1993  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                              U DID JR SMITH DIRTY AT THE END LMAO

                                                                                              • Ray Crux
                                                                                                Ray Crux  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste

                                                                                                • ryan zamarra
                                                                                                  ryan zamarra  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                  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  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                    • iSmokeRockz
                                                                                                      iSmokeRockz  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                      • Will Herman
                                                                                                        Will Herman  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                        "... 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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                          DURRR WHAT YOU MEAN IT WAS TIED BRON??

                                                                                                          • C MayR
                                                                                                            C MayR  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                            • ADEPT ninja
                                                                                                              ADEPT ninja  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                              Have comments been disabled for this video?

                                                                                                              • Mark Jones
                                                                                                                Mark Jones  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                that foul was on hill

                                                                                                                • John Ichie
                                                                                                                  John Ichie  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                  This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.

                                                                                                                  • Keith Ford
                                                                                                                    Keith Ford  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                                    • davewah3
                                                                                                                      davewah3  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                      Not really.

                                                                                                                      • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                                                                                                        Why Bee McNoMistake  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                        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  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                                          • H Eck
                                                                                                                            H Eck  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                            Splash bros? More like *Mulatto bros*

                                                                                                                            • smileybone3010
                                                                                                                              smileybone3010  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                              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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                I miss Lebron ☹️

                                                                                                                                • O.G. John Doe
                                                                                                                                  O.G. John Doe  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                  🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ 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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                    nba 2018 finals: cavs vs jr smith

                                                                                                                                    • Nati Reds
                                                                                                                                      Nati Reds  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                                                      • Queen A.G.
                                                                                                                                        Queen A.G.  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                        dawgpound 4life right

                                                                                                                                        • Matthew Rusinyak
                                                                                                                                          Matthew Rusinyak  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                          This is a video jeez 🔥

                                                                                                                                          • Russel Jao
                                                                                                                                            Russel Jao  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                                                            • Panzerkampfwagen 1
                                                                                                                                              Panzerkampfwagen 1  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                                                              • nicc
                                                                                                                                                nicc  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                                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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                                  Man JR Smith is awful

                                                                                                                                                  • OfficialBudha 6ix
                                                                                                                                                    OfficialBudha 6ix  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                                    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  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                                      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  Miesiąc temu

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

                                                                                                                                                        • Patrick Northern
                                                                                                                                                          Patrick Northern  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                                          Cavs would of lost regardless

                                                                                                                                                          • Scott Wyllie
                                                                                                                                                            Scott Wyllie  Miesiąc temu

                                                                                                                                                            That dig on the Knicks was lovely.