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.
Written and produced by Mike Imhoff
Directed by Ryan Simmons
Edited by Joe Ali and Ryan Simmons
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12 mai 2019

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IvanTheNorse Il y a 7 heures
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 Il y a jour
Bad basketball don't say JR
Elann Suvat
Elann Suvat Il y a 3 jours
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 Il y a 3 jours
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 Il y a 6 jours
Meaningless play. Crybaby James is just thankful he can use JR as a scapegoat for yet another chokejob.
Anand Davaasuren
Anand Davaasuren Il y a 7 jours
what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.
Los Trem
Los Trem Il y a 7 jours
If JR got to hit Rihanna though I think he's winning.
Los Trem
Los Trem Il y a 7 jours
Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.
Link Chan
Link Chan Il y a 8 jours
Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)
TheCavsJack Il y a 8 jours
this just hurts
ThAz Ryder
ThAz Ryder Il y a 10 jours
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 Il y a 10 jours
Do a rewind on Scottie Pippen shutting down Magic in the finals.
Anthony King
Anthony King Il y a 11 jours
The commentary loved it lol
PeezyDaBeatMonster Il y a 11 jours
Lol what happemed to lebron in game 2 , 3, and 4 ?? 😂😂😂
Athens_1 PSVR
Athens_1 PSVR Il y a 12 jours
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 Il y a 12 jours
Durant joining the warriors was the most punk ass decision ever in my opinion
Lavache Beadsman
Lavache Beadsman Il y a 12 jours
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 Il y a 13 jours
super bowl 42
A Jan
A Jan Il y a 13 jours
Ah I remmember this one, and they have timeout. But they don't called it... gg.
Kaque Burlington
Kaque Burlington Il y a 16 jours
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 Il y a 16 jours
"That's what we call...a good decision" 😂
King Cazh
King Cazh Il y a 17 jours
y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers
Nig ger
Nig ger Il y a 17 jours
add rain a gay noob
PUNISHER _winz Il y a 18 jours
sterling gray
sterling gray Il y a 21 jour
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 Il y a 21 jour
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 Il y a 22 jours
*the day after* J.R. Smith’s bank account gains 2M dollars after dumb play
Magnús Heimir Jónasson
Magnús Heimir Jónasson Il y a 25 jours
Steph Curry's halfcourt game winner v.s OKC deserves a rewind
Mike S
Mike S Il y a 25 jours
Hill still missed the free throw, which is the easiest shot in basketball and would've probably won them the game
A R Il y a 25 jours
I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt
DJ Tommy C.
DJ Tommy C. Il y a 25 jours
Damn 354 days later. Savage.
bob jimmy
bob jimmy Il y a 26 jours
Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson
Moises Rosario
Moises Rosario Il y a 26 jours
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 Il y a 27 jours
And they say millionaires are useful for society. That milionaires deserve their millions is a prime example. What an idiot.
Brady Harrison
Brady Harrison Il y a 28 jours
2016 still looks rigged to me. I don’t have a dog in the fight but the officiating sucked.
Jacobslaughter1993 Il y a 28 jours
Ray Crux
Ray Crux Il y a 28 jours
LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste
ryan zamarra
ryan zamarra Il y a 29 jours
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 Il y a mois
No team with Lebron James can truly be the underdogs in the finals......... 3-6
iSmokeRockz Il y a mois
And everyone thought he was super cool for doing so lmao that made me laugh
Will Herman
Will Herman Il y a mois
"... 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 Il y a mois
C MayR
C MayR Il y a mois
You guys got it wrong; he did those in purpose because he accepted payments from the opposite side
ADEPT ninja
ADEPT ninja Il y a mois
Have comments been disabled for this video?
Mark Jones
Mark Jones Il y a mois
that foul was on hill
John Ichie
John Ichie Il y a mois
This is just hilarious. goodness.
Keith Ford
Keith Ford Il y a mois
@10:31 Lebron travel... Should have never even got the khance* 4 free throws
davewah3 Il y a mois
Not really.
Why Bee McNoMistake
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 Il y a mois
I almost stopped watching with the cleveland nut hugging. Forgot to mention the commisioner interfering in the finals.
H Eck
H Eck Il y a mois
Splash bros? More like *Mulatto bros*
smileybone3010 Il y a mois
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 Il y a mois
I miss Lebron ☹️
O.G. John Doe
O.G. John Doe Il y a mois
🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ bruh KD and Westbrook had them down 3 to 1 and KD joins them 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ I still can't believe it.
isuckatlife cyka blyat
nba 2018 finals: cavs vs jr smith
Nati Reds
Nati Reds Il y a mois
Still crossed the line before free throw was put up. SmH til this day
Queen A.G.
Queen A.G. Il y a 29 jours
dawgpound 4life right
Matthew Rusinyak
Matthew Rusinyak Il y a mois
This is a video jeez 🔥
Russel Jao
Russel Jao Il y a mois
Wow, I've never seen Klay and Durant move faster after the JR rebound. Those dudes are amazing!
Panzerkampfwagen 1
Panzerkampfwagen 1 Il y a mois
Lol why is javale McGee the poster boy of shaqtin a fool
nicc Il y a mois
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 Il y a mois
Man JR Smith is awful
OfficialBudha 6ix
OfficialBudha 6ix Il y a mois
To be fair to J.R, how doesn't the best player in the world know they have 1 T.O remaining??
Alecsander Hamilton
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 Il y a mois
I miss JR in a knicks jersey when he was actually good
Patrick Northern
Patrick Northern Il y a mois
Cavs would of lost regardless
Scott Wyllie
Scott Wyllie Il y a mois
That dig on the Knicks was lovely.
Christian Cayabyab
Christian Cayabyab Il y a mois
3:31 Durant: "If you can't beat em, join em"
AyoitsTasmin Il y a mois
Im sorry but literally no one in their right mind thought this game was going to be close.
YungBusta _
YungBusta _ Il y a mois
Clip : is like 15 seconds long. SB Nation : Imma make a 12 minute video
Heart of a sword
Heart of a sword Il y a mois
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 Il y a mois
I think I’m the only person who knows Purdue cause my brother and his wife both attended Purdue hahahahah
Rick Bennett
Rick Bennett Il y a mois
"And JR Smith went on to become the greatest basketball player who ever lived."
Static Surfer
Static Surfer Il y a mois
JR killed the Cavs dynasty : D
Static Surfer
Static Surfer Il y a mois
@Steven Cravens Thanks to JR
Steven Cravens
Steven Cravens Il y a mois
Static Surfer not a dynasty
hawks Il y a mois
3:32 'the best team in NBA history' what about the 1995-96 Bull's
C9_Revelator Il y a mois
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 Il y a mois
This was so well done
Noobmaster Il y a mois
Damn you actually did it
Dre Bean
Dre Bean Il y a mois
Is it too soon for the rewind of curry missing the shot to send game 6 to overtime of the 2019 nba finals?
Otterly_James Il y a mois
J.R. Smith is the 🐐
Dirt McGert313
Dirt McGert313 Il y a mois
Lebron pouting on the bench after that just goes to show you why he’ll never be on Jordans level. Its sad too because Lebron is so fixated n obsessed with having the same love n praise as Jordan that him and all his groupies forget he hasn’t even gotten passed Kobe, but he never will. He’ll never be on Kobe’s level,
Dirt McGert313
Dirt McGert313 Il y a mois
I love this moment in history 😁😁😁
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