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

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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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12 mai 2019

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lawrevin Malong
lawrevin Malong Il y a 4 minutes
God that last statement Jr smith best basketball player of all time
sonnlich Il y a 11 heures
Game 2: JR Smith gets MVP chants at Oracle.
W. R.
W. R. Il y a 21 heure
“And everyone thought he was super cool for doing so” 😂😂😂
PsytripZ !
PsytripZ ! Il y a jour
welcome to the video about the incident that essentially analyzes everything but the actual incident
Logan Rasch
Logan Rasch Il y a jour
Can you guys do Magic's "Baby Skyhook" for a Rewinder?
Gui MV
Gui MV Il y a 2 jours
thetramp123 Il y a 2 jours
Oh, god. Don't remind me of his shoelace shenanigans.
angryhorse1122 Il y a 3 jours
Speaking of low IQ like JR. There is this video where 60% of the items brought up have little to no bearing on the subject. What a waste of time hoping that the long introduction was somehow paid off in the concluding thesis.
Cosmic Stalin
Cosmic Stalin Il y a 3 jours
Super cool lol everyone thought he was a snake but with him he has no loyalty so in his mind he thinks if he can't beat him join him
sonnlich Il y a 11 heures
TheJaybrone Il y a 3 jours
He was gonna put it back up but then he got high.
Zeno Il y a 3 jours
Hill missed the free throw that could’ve put them up by 1, but he never gets blamed. Also, J.R. Smith grabbing the offensive rebound prevented the Warriors from having a chance to win in regulation. What he did afterwards was dumb, but the play itself (including the rebound) was one that helped the Cavs in that situation.
kg21mack Il y a 4 jours
Kudos for the effort put into this!
Jett Tinlin
Jett Tinlin Il y a 4 jours
2:57 still gives me chills
freewillobjector Il y a 4 jours
Further proof that God hates Lebron.... People punch out his friends, and a teammate bangs his momma... Now this...
njestyle Il y a 5 jours
If you guys wanna show some Aussie love and give NRL some worthy attention.. i reckon you should do a Deep Rewind on the 2015 NRL Grand Fina between the Cowboys and Broncos.
Rinoa Heartilly
Rinoa Heartilly Il y a 5 jours
Is there a rule preventing the coaxh from calling a time out? If no then he is no worse than the greatest basketball player who ever lived.
lvn4x Il y a 5 jours
What causes the effect in the still pics of in-game action where only the players in focus have light on them and the rest of the stadium looks pitch black?
lvn4x Il y a 10 heures
Wow, I haven’t watched hardly any basketball in quite some time (my Mavs have been pretty bad), so I’ve never noticed. Must be pretty awesome technology to not be noticeable enough to be a distraction to the players. Thanks!
sonnlich Il y a 11 heures
There's flashguns over the baskets. If you pay attention you can see the bright flashes during the broadcast. This lets cameras take shots with very high shutter speed to get perfect focus with no motion blur, but the relative light levels make the rest of the stadium look dark by contrast in those images.
Austin Ryan
Austin Ryan Il y a 5 jours
Everyone knew right after that LeBron was leaving again!
dope underground
dope underground Il y a 5 jours
Damn so much hate on Jr
0168196250 Il y a 5 jours
Damn I miss lebron’s greatest in the east..... east games are barely watcherble since he left. No bucks and raptor will be able to stop warriors train
curious pug
curious pug Il y a 5 jours
i guess mike rooting for cavs in that finals you can hear the pain in his voice while explaining what happened in this video
Print dabeast
Print dabeast Il y a 6 jours
Still don’t realize yaw had a OVERTIME BUT COULDNT CAPTALIZE
Nabil The K
Nabil The K Il y a 6 jours
Too much bs
Vaughn Pedroso
Vaughn Pedroso Il y a 6 jours
he just can't drop the henny
Zach Il y a 6 jours
It’s just proof that you don't need a brain to play basketball; talent is enough.
Caleb Il y a 6 jours
Why didnt someone else call a timeout when he got the rebound?
Ray Il y a 6 jours
JR is the type of guy to drink weed and smoke hennessy
Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo Il y a 6 jours
Wow😂 the time Jr had to hold the ball, he shot it. The time JR had to shoot the ball, he held it.
Marz_00 •
Marz_00 • Il y a 6 jours
Jesus this hurts just watching this 😔
johgus96 Il y a 6 jours
That rewind was soooooo unnecessary...
420FISHERMAN 420 Il y a 7 jours
Cavs should have won the first year the warriors won. They got lucky we lost love and Kyrie and still took it to a game 6 with our 2nd and 3rd best players being maybe delevadova and timofay mosgov
Troy Stephens
Troy Stephens Il y a 7 jours
Hahahaha the look on LBJ face is priceless, but yea J.r has always been dimwitted
Green Devil Runner
Green Devil Runner Il y a 7 jours
To me if steph won in 2016 he's career would be solid great and would own the greatest season ever
Moises Rosario
Moises Rosario Il y a 7 jours
wow i didnt know that one vs indiana
Happy Dragonling
Happy Dragonling Il y a 7 jours
This video sux...this is supposed to be a JR blunder but hell..they only showed the blunder for less than a minute on a 12 min video with so many unnecessary explaining of shits...
Andrew Sundberg
Andrew Sundberg Il y a 7 jours
The warriors are one of the greatest tragedies in sports history...... they’ve legitimately ruined a great league and a fun sport to watch..... they’ve completely ruined it, the nba is unwatchable
Big Dee
Big Dee Il y a 7 jours
jr is gsw mvp
幻の花96 Il y a 7 jours
He has 4 arms??? 9:19
bandman xxl
bandman xxl Il y a 7 jours
It wouldn't never happen if he didnt miss the free threw
Andrew Garcia
Andrew Garcia Il y a 7 jours
Everyone just kinda forgot George hill missed that free throw 😂
Birds Gaming with friends
Do Kwahi Leanord's Game 7 Buzzer Beater vs the sixers
DR SaltÝ
DR SaltÝ Il y a 7 jours
Hey watch ur language
hy hy
hy hy Il y a 7 jours
Why the creepy music
Phoenix Steel
Phoenix Steel Il y a 7 jours
Let's not tell half truths about the Cavs championship win. Games 4 and 5 were borderline 2002-WCF-Game-6-Tim-Donaghy laughable on the officiating side, and the stuff that got Draymond Green suspended was the same stuff Kobe, Shaq, Westbrook, and Harden had gotten away with for years. All things being equal, called down the middle, Warriors in 5.
Melvin Haynes
Melvin Haynes Il y a 7 jours
Everyone what's to blame Jr Smith what about the so call king LeBron he didn't know they had one timeout left
HeirRose1 Il y a 7 jours
Where was LeBron on that FT? Why was LeBron not lined up next to KD in case of a miss when "it all hangs in the balance" LeBron is literally out of the picture, can't even see him. Just Stood & Watched like when Kyrie won him that Ring vs the warriors. Michael Jordan used to dunk free throw misses but LeBron can't handle pressure enough to fight KD for a rebound, stands way back out of the play because he's too nervous, and then he whines & cries about it to JR like a BIOTCH when he knows JR just went JR. Who was more stupid on that play? LEBRON
SkibopDaSequel Il y a 7 jours
This was a great video... I felt so bad for Lebron in the finals... I was glad he left the Cavs
KE TV Il y a 7 jours
It doesn’t even matter they stil would’ve lost the series
ApparentlyEric Il y a 7 jours
Did anyone else lose it after the behind the back pass? 😂😂😂
You don’t even own a suit!
Video would be a lot cooler if you took your lips off Lebron’s peehole.
Cassius Felix
Cassius Felix Il y a 7 jours
JR single handily ruin LBJ legacy. If the Cavs would of won then LBJ would be known world wide as the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball.
JackmoveJohnny Il y a 7 jours
Moral of this video, JR has a horrible basketball IQ
RonHeadstrong Il y a 8 jours
well, hill missed the last free throw, but There's a lane violation by Draymond. Should've called that.
Chris Tifflin
Chris Tifflin Il y a 8 jours
The All blacks 2011 rugby world cup win deserves a deep rewind
Chris Tifflin
Chris Tifflin Il y a 8 jours
Give us some fight rewinds. They have had greater universal consequence than one would expect. Eg, Ali vs Foreman, Ali vs Liston, Conor vs Aldo, Ronda vs Holms, No Mas (Leonard vs Duran 2) or Tyson vs Buster Douglas, etc...
Chester Ratilla
Chester Ratilla Il y a 7 jours
Chase Maldonado
Chase Maldonado Il y a 8 jours
You see what lebron had to deal with 😂 and he still dragged these clowns to the finals lol
Asmosis Jones
Asmosis Jones Il y a 7 jours
yeah its sad that hill was his 3rd best scorer at 9.2 ppg in the playoffs over 22 games by the way so some of that is in garbage time and the .2 is cause love missed a few playoff games so he got those shots instead raising his point total...hill was basically at 9 ppg and was the cavs 3rd best scorer...pretty was at 15 but he shot 38%...just terrible man....if you remember lbj almost won game 1 and 3 and thats without kyrie d rose or a d wade on his team and instead had clarkson hood and nance jr instead never forget lol imagine how different things could of been had the cavs not traded kyrie kept him for last season since he was under contract anyways last year and this so he had no leverage and then traded him this deadline in 2019 which after a 2nd title in 3 years maybe he wouldn't of wanted anyways and kept d wade and d kinda makes me mad that they didnt try to keep d wade and rose and crawder anyways for the playoff run last year cause had they kept them they may have won a title anyways or gone to 7 games without kyrie who got hurt last year anyways so he wouldn't of been much use if he got hurt and was out like he was compared to d wade rose and crawder ...they chose hood over all 3 of them cause hood couldn't come unless wade and his salary was traded for nothing which they allowed and rose and crawder for hood was just a mistake..flat out anyways..smdh….hood was atrocious and while I dont like nance jr. or clarkson they would of worked better off d wade and crawder as bench players rather than frye and thomas so that was a good move anyways as was shump for hill no brainer...they had peak lebron and they wasted him...looking back they panicked and traded for fact the thomas trade cost them lebron cause it freed up cap space in la..ironic enough...the cavs are idiots and dug their own they sleep in it...
Heysus Christo
Heysus Christo Il y a 8 jours
One of dumbest mistakes in HUMAN history. Period.
Logan McIntyre
Logan McIntyre Il y a 8 jours
Lane Violation on Draymond.
AcePhoenix007 Il y a 8 jours
Goddamn, Monta Ellis... haven't heard that name in a long time
Ronald Doctor
Ronald Doctor Il y a 8 jours
James is Overrated and its Fans. What a 'Snake in the Grass, plauer
ThisIsTheEndPt2 Il y a 8 jours
2:45 - GOALTENDING. James hit the rim with his left hand. Igoudala should've been awarded the points and Warriors should've won the finals.
All_That_Chaz Il y a 8 jours
You guys should do a Rewinder on the Philly Special in Super Bowl LII. It's the story of a city still reeling from falling at the doorstep of greatness. They suffered three consecutive NFC Championship losses - against the greatest show on turf, and horrendous choke jobs against Jon Gruden's Bucs and then the Panthers. Those last two really stung, as the Birds seemed to be the team to beat in the NFL and they just kept letting their fans down at home in the NFC Championship. In a fourth consecutive trip, they managed to beat a young Michael Vick, a player who would at the time draw comparisons to McNabb, and later prove to be on a whole other level. This was the team that took the next step and signed Terrell Owens to finally give Donovan the weapon he's always needed (poor Todd Pinkston). Through Owens antics and his injury, they made it to the Super Bowl, where Owens would return and somehow play incredibly against Belichick's defense. Philly's biggest star was playing through illness too. Those factors along with classic Andy Reid clock management sealed the deal. It's a story of how the national media's depiction of the Philadelphia fans made it easy for football fans to enjoy the schadenfreude of watching Philadelphia turn their ringless despair on their longtime coach, Andy Reid. If coach Reid got one of those three big opportunities to get a ring, he might still be in Philly and none of the heroics in Super Bowl LII ever happen. It's the story of how that team broke down and got rid of first Reid, and then GM Howie Roseman, to appease their new coach Chip Kelly. Kelly would remind Philly how good they had it as they watched Kelly get rid of their best players for nutjobs like Kiko Alonso (side story: despite having taken numerous huge hits in his career, if you google "who hit Joe Flacco?" it shows you Kiko Alonso). Philly would dump the Kelly experiment and quickly hire a security blanket former backup quarterback and former Reid protege, Doug Pederson. Roseman, looking to make a splash in his return to a big role, made the move to get Carson Wentz in the draft, and later brought back Philly success story but St. Louis Rams failure, Nick Foles. Nick Foles replaced Michael Vick (coming full circle for him in his career after losing to the Eagles and subsequently going through his own issues off the field). Foles was one of the few success stories in the Chip Kelly years, surprising people in his performance taking over for the superstar. And he was here to back up our new phenom who was having a league MVP season in 2017 before getting hurt in a game over the Rams that decisively put them in the driver's seat in the NFC. Nobody expected this team to be here, and destiny was showing us the doorstep (it was also injuring a lot of stars across the league). And now it looked like the whole world was going to enjoy watching Philly fall flat in the playoffs again. They were the first 1 seed to ever be the underdog against a 6 seed. Nobody gave them a shot in the NFC championship against the team that just Minneapolis Miracle'd the Saints who had the incentive of playing the Super Bowl at home to play for (which also gave the national media reason to root for them). And against all the odds, the team was here in the Super Bowl with Nick Foles before half time. And they whip this out to show that this was a whole new era. This team was going to make its mark, and it starts now. They would go on to win the most entertaining Super Bowl in history (in my biased opinion) and beat the team who sent them into a spiral 14 years ago. Incredible. Then the city would prove the national media right by collectively singing profanities on live television being led by Jason Kelce in a mummer suit. I love Philadelphia.
GuyGamer217 Il y a 8 jours
I don’t think the subtitle-makers knew how to spell the number “one.”
wesley priddy
wesley priddy Il y a 8 jours
That push in the back on durant, tho. It should never have been an issue, because it should have been a foul on smith.
Glitter Il y a 8 jours
0:38 The Cavaliers player pushed the Warriors player in the back.
Political Salad
Political Salad Il y a 8 jours
Didn't see a comment about how over-exaggerated this was to the overall outcome...but all came down to this one error?
Jean Salomon
Jean Salomon Il y a 8 jours
Hennething's possible!
Cristian medina
Cristian medina Il y a 8 jours
Do a rewinder on MLB 2011 game 162
slim 2 none
slim 2 none Il y a 8 jours
Correctio-GSW are the best "regular season" team. The Bulls went 72-10 and won the chip so they wld be 6he best.
Alex You
Alex You Il y a 4 jours
Shouldn't cleveland be the best then cuz they beat the best all time record team
Tejas Iyer
Tejas Iyer Il y a 9 jours
Rewinder: The Kawhi Shot in Game 7 ECS vs Philly
RONJIE.COM Il y a 9 jours
If LBJ was so great, the game shouldn't have been that close. If GHill had clutch in his veins, he wouldn't have missed that second free throw. But yeah, blame it on JR. That's what certain people do.
LT1S14 Il y a 9 jours
This is way outside your wheelhouse, but Cooper Webb and Ken Roczen's 0.028 finish at Arlington NEEDS a rewind. The race was this year but the story goes back 4 or 5 years.
Nick Jasper
Nick Jasper Il y a 9 jours
More importantly: Rihanna’s choice in men is horrific.
witch doctor memes
witch doctor memes Il y a 9 jours
Spencer Daun
Spencer Daun Il y a 9 jours
The Lebron face in the thumbnail is what sums up his goat debate Whack
KJ Stewart
KJ Stewart Il y a 9 jours
@3:00 Gods definition of clutch shooting You are not wrong sir i was gassed when that shot went in
suneosatellites Il y a 9 jours
Thats the most dissappointed abrupt ending to a nevertheless great build up video. Thumbs down for you.
john marcus roces
john marcus roces Il y a 9 jours
Robin Weber
Robin Weber Il y a 9 jours
If only they'd won that game they could have lost 4 games to 1. So sad
Twix Il y a 9 jours
Do steven bradbury
King Slash
King Slash Il y a 9 jours
Matthew Savoy
Matthew Savoy Il y a 9 jours
jr smith fu**ed up BUT're not suppose to miss that free throw
Kevin Moynihan
Kevin Moynihan Il y a 9 jours
Do Bobby Orr
Chase Joslin
Chase Joslin Il y a 9 jours
TopShelfHeat Il y a 9 jours
Wait KD was up 3 to 1 on the warriors
Ajha Choudhury
Ajha Choudhury Il y a 9 jours
Jr smith still waiting for game 5 of the finals
hullbarrett Il y a 9 jours
First of all, George Hill was brought in to SHOW UP for the finals, just like Korver, Smith, and Thompson ... yet NONE of them showed up ... and Ty Lue was too stupid to let Clarkson and Hood put up their 17 points per game. Secondly, Hill MISSED the free throw. Hill shoulda-coulda-woulda ended it right there and then! Thirdly, Draymond Green committed a lane violation, which everyone seems to have missed (especially the NBA's worthless referees) ... #SMH ... freeze it at 0:09 (amongst other places) ... and finally, why didn't Ty Lue call a timeout when Smith grabbed the rebound? Smith is everything you say he is, which is why EVERYONE else should have mitigated the situation.
Jason Fresh
Jason Fresh Il y a 9 jours
let's not forget the cavs got a huge stimulant package by the nba when they won 16. to many bronsexuals vibes in this video
kumar01234 Il y a 9 jours
I didn't realize J.R. Smith had a history of a lack of awareness. Please disregard my lack of awareness I'm not being paid $13+ mil a year. You may even say if I was more aware I too would be getting a $13+ mil a year but here we are
ParkerPlayz Il y a 9 jours
Coming 2020: Kawhi's Conference Semifinal Game 7 Game Winner deserves a deep rewind
Sole Magus
Sole Magus Il y a 9 jours
Heading into overtime......
Michael Kantartjis
Michael Kantartjis Il y a 9 jours
Awesome analysis dude, no kidding on the "deep" rewind. JR Smith is on a different planet
joseph peters
joseph peters Il y a 9 jours
no one expected these 2 teams 2 b close that year it was LBJ n thats it everyone knew the warriors were going to beat the Cavs if they took game 1 that would of shocked the world in it self
Asmosis Jones
Asmosis Jones Il y a 7 jours
lebron was motivated to get revenge.....this is why you keep kyrie and d wade..imagine last years finals with them instead of hood clarkson nance jr....the series may have gone the cavs way due to revenge factor..look at bron love and kyries stats in 2017.their insane....jr shot well korvers no scrub so aint tristain ..why didnt they keep the same core with some additions like jeff green g hill and d wade and see what happens?.. .that would of been a real battle...
fanelyx CSGO
fanelyx CSGO Il y a 9 jours
So how long we gonna wait for the kawhi shot
Sador Rangel
Sador Rangel Il y a 9 jours
11:54 " And J.R. Smith went on to become the greatest basketball player to ever live."
Mike Fernandez
Mike Fernandez Il y a 9 jours
JR Smith is a Moron! Thank God Warriors beat the Cavs
Chris Tamburin
Chris Tamburin Il y a 9 jours
Do Joe Carter's '93 Walkoff Homerun!
Muma khumalo
Muma khumalo Il y a 9 jours
JR was a scapegoat LeBron loves blaming everyone around him, they were never going to beat the Warriors with KD, Curry, Klay and Draymond Green and no one on the Cavs team was certain that they still had timeouts. Mind you Hill took the shot and got blocked and they lost in over time, yet no one mentions Hill.
Dinastía Chow Fan
Dinastía Chow Fan Il y a 9 jours
This video is like runinng circles. GO TO THE POINT, BRO.
Chamber20 Il y a 9 jours
Give Love credit for defending Curry's shot in the finals without fouling him.
eric brown
eric brown Il y a 7 jours