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

  • Published on: 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.

    Written and produced by Mike Imhoff
    Directed by Ryan Simmons
    Edited by Joe Ali and Ryan Simmons

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  • Clutch28
    Clutch28   2 hours ago

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

  • Elann Suvat
    Elann Suvat   1 days ago

    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   1 days ago

    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 days ago

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

  • Los Trem
    Los Trem   5 days ago

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

  • Los Trem
    Los Trem   5 days ago

    Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

  • Link Chan
    Link Chan   6 days ago

    Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

  • ThAz Ryder
    ThAz Ryder   1 weeks ago

    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   1 weeks ago

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

  • PeezyDaBeatMonster
    PeezyDaBeatMonster   1 weeks ago

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

  • Athens_1 PSVR
    Athens_1 PSVR   1 weeks ago

    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   1 weeks ago

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

  • Lavache Beadsman
    Lavache Beadsman   1 weeks ago

    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.

  • A Jan
    A Jan   1 weeks ago

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

  • Kaque Burlington
    Kaque Burlington   2 weeks ago

    You need to fast forward 30 minutes to see LeBron storm out of the post game press conference with his purse 👜

  • King Cazh
    King Cazh   2 weeks ago

    y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

  • sterling gray
    sterling gray   2 weeks ago

    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   2 weeks ago

    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   2 weeks ago

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

  • Mike S
    Mike S   3 weeks ago

    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   3 weeks ago

    I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt

  • bob jimmy
    bob jimmy   3 weeks ago

    Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson

  • Moises Rosario
    Moises Rosario   3 weeks ago

    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   3 weeks ago

    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   3 weeks ago

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

  • Ray Crux
    Ray Crux   3 weeks ago

    LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste

  • ryan zamarra
    ryan zamarra   3 weeks ago

    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   4 weeks ago

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

  • iSmokeRockz
    iSmokeRockz   1 months ago

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

  • Will Herman
    Will Herman   1 months ago

    "... 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.