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

  • Published on May 12, 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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  • Donovan H
    Donovan H 2 hours ago

    Just retarded smith will never learn

  • life is RAAD
    life is RAAD 4 hours ago

    I was not a huge Cavs fan in 2018, but to this day, I hate JR Smith for this play.

  • Kel Tsang
    Kel Tsang 6 hours ago

    People still blaming JR Smith while it was really George Hill who choked a game-winning free throw.

  • Joseph Allotta
    Joseph Allotta Day ago

    Biggest question is y is George Hill not getting blame for missing the freethrow and y wasn’t Lebron wasn’t on the line to get the rebound

  • AshtonWhaa
    AshtonWhaa Day ago

    after watching this 12min video james reaction just got extra funnier

  • Tim Johnson
    Tim Johnson 2 days ago

    This video is doing too much. All over the place

  • TOM ls94
    TOM ls94 2 days ago

    Lebron should've been rebounding the free throw in the position where JR Smith was. Ty Lue deserves all of the blame for having lebron on the perimeter instead rebounding the free throw.

  • theorangecrusher
    theorangecrusher 4 days ago

    Obvious lane violation is obvious.

  • Bryce Lovett
    Bryce Lovett 4 days ago

    With this getting a rewind, it makes sense for SB Nation to do one for The Block and Kyrie's shot. Maybe do both for 1 episode. Just saying 😕

  • Jason Springer
    Jason Springer 5 days ago +1

    He really untied his shoes

  • Jacob Nesbit
    Jacob Nesbit 8 days ago

    This video didnt need to be 12 minutes long

  • AllRightsRejected
    AllRightsRejected 9 days ago

    *Another comment completely missing the point of this series, with it being a look at the circumstances that LEAD UP to a certain moment, and not what happened afterward*

    Also, *Muh Bron-Bron*

  • Cj
    Cj 10 days ago

    It's really real perfect beings other than you

  • Cj
    Cj 10 days ago +1

    It's really real perfect beings other than you

  • SloppeyJoe 6D9
    SloppeyJoe 6D9 12 days ago

    JR Smith so dumb he doesn’t even deserve life

  • lal carter
    lal carter 12 days ago

    Who wants to see a nfl films type audio of lebron after the wnd of regulation to the bus ride back to the hotel

  • APJinks
    APJinks 13 days ago

    You took a dramatic moment and somehow made it so dry I had to bail out after 5:30 for sense of self respect

  • hulkdaddy71
    hulkdaddy71 13 days ago

    Wait...isn't that JR Smith, altering Iggy's path to the basket? Slowing him up just enough, and making him alter his shot, so LeBron can make the block? BS like this is exactly why LeBron gets the basketball hate he does.

  • Incredible Jake
    Incredible Jake 17 days ago +3

    Hill misses a game winning free throw
    Jr Smith: I’m going to save this man’s career.

  • thegameison100
    thegameison100 19 days ago

    I recall skip bayless blast lebron for not taking the do or die shot instead to pass to hill, if that was Jordan, he would of taken the shot over steph, that's why the chosen one became the frozen one again, and that stupid idiot smith should of put a shot up and could of won the game, the rest is history

  • Ant Parker
    Ant Parker 20 days ago +1

    Best team record wise ain't no way Draymond green klay Thompson and steph curry is better than any bulls title team with jordan idgaf how many soccer basketball media members tell me the warriors were the best team

  • TrapStar
    TrapStar 26 days ago +1

    Hennything is possible

  • Tame That Dragon
    Tame That Dragon 26 days ago +2

    Breaking News:

    Jr Smith has agreed to join the Lakers but...

    The Lakers have not agreed.

  • A2nelito
    A2nelito 26 days ago +1

    1:01 if you’re a New Yorker you felt this remark on a different level. bruh.

  • Andrew Casden
    Andrew Casden 28 days ago

    I was at this game... it was absolutely insane. I'm pretty surprised the Durant/LeBron reversed block/charging call wasn't mentioned here as that was a hugely critical turning point in the final minutes of this game. Had that not happened Warriors woulda been down by 3 with less than a minute and Cavs had the ball. That was a very helpful call to the Dubs.

  • Lynda Miles
    Lynda Miles Month ago

    God's definition of clutch fuckn shooting

  • Jivan Scarano
    Jivan Scarano Month ago

    Do USA vs Lithuania in the 2000 Olympics semifinal.

  • Francisco Cazarez
    Francisco Cazarez Month ago

    Leave him ALONE 😭😭😭😭

  • 419 Buckeye
    419 Buckeye Month ago +1

    My uncle had that rewinder when I was a kid lol

  • JM Bacalla
    JM Bacalla Month ago


  • Asad Khan
    Asad Khan Month ago

    He's an idiot

  • Ethan Taggart
    Ethan Taggart Month ago

    still love jr tho

  • Brian Hum
    Brian Hum Month ago +1

    I mean what else would you expect from a flat earther.

  • Friend Built
    Friend Built Month ago

    Hahaha my favorite episode yet

  • Omgitsjoetime T
    Omgitsjoetime T Month ago

    I don’t remember “Jason Terry”.. you mean Terry Rozier? Or Jason Tatum??

  • Duane
    Duane Month ago +1

    Where they participated in the playoffs 😭🤣🥴😂😂😂🤣

  • The Cringe Artist
    The Cringe Artist Month ago

    Oh my jesus this guy got my heart pounding even though I know what's going to happen

  • Matt J
    Matt J Month ago

    Awesome video. I’m surprised the overturned charge call was not included, as it’s one of the most confusing officiating decisions I’ve ever seen.

  • LQI
    LQI Month ago

    might be a stretch to be saying this but that game 1 error might have been the biggest reason why the cavs lost the series. It's just mentally draining

  • Prickett
    Prickett Month ago

    ok but even if they won this game, there was no way in hell they were winning three more. The only reason it got this close was because everyone underestimated the Cavs, even Golden State. They simply let their guard down on game one. If the Cavs won this, the series would have ended up being 4-1 warriors.

  • Jason Pagaduan
    Jason Pagaduan Month ago

    Please do a rewind on the 2019 NBA Finals between the Raptors and Warriors!

  • Zach McDowell
    Zach McDowell Month ago

    Should have been a lane violation on Draymond and KD

  • James Stackhouse
    James Stackhouse Month ago

    Forgot to mention the BS block call on James that the officials for the first time ever changed after reviewing it. But of course nobody talks about that. Case in point not even brought up. And that’s what led to well you know

  • Staticzs Caden
    Staticzs Caden Month ago

    How to stretch out a video to 12 minutes

  • Dark Savior Madara
    Dark Savior Madara Month ago

    JR Smith the True Goat 🐐

  • xbigxburritoxboi
    xbigxburritoxboi Month ago

    Put this off for so long cause I couldn’t look at it:(

  • Christian Añasco
    Christian Añasco Month ago

    after seeing that happen, cavs fans just turned off their TVs

  • Darrell Covello
    Darrell Covello Month ago +2

    The Cavs would have won if dude hit the free throw, but I guess that doesn't matter 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • Charles Yuan
    Charles Yuan Month ago +1

    And everyone thought he was super cool for doing so

  • AthenaSaints
    AthenaSaints Month ago

    Did this video just spend 12 minutes to explain one blunder by J.R. Smith? Let's rewind back to 1770's, on how USA won the war against the British.

  • Yeet Fetus
    Yeet Fetus Month ago +2

    13 Reasons Why LeBron Left Cleveland (just watched S3)

  • YBN Chris
    YBN Chris Month ago

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

  • gmcmurr0
    gmcmurr0 Month ago

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

  • alan davis
    alan davis Month ago

    I still put the lose on Lebron

    • Trippy gameing
      Trippy gameing 17 days ago

      How? Lebron was literally the only reason why the cavs were still in the game

  • Trey Thompson
    Trey Thompson Month ago

    But then he got high

  • Dorm Life Sports
    Dorm Life Sports Month ago

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

  • terence w
    terence w Month ago

    the play that sent LBJ packing

  • Ryan Pascual
    Ryan Pascual Month ago

    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 Month ago

    Jr .. can dunk but he akways been trash

  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee Month ago

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