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

  • 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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    Edited by Joe Ali and Ryan Simmons

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Comments • 2 117

  • Phillip Etergino
    Phillip Etergino  3 hours back

    SB N, you should do the Malcolm Butler int in Super Bowl 49

    • lawrevin Malong
      lawrevin Malong  4 hours back

      God that last statement Jr smith best basketball player of all time

      • sonnlich
        sonnlich  16 hours back

        Game 2: JR Smith gets MVP chants at Oracle.

        • W. R.
          W. R.  1 days back

          “And everyone thought he was super cool for doing so” 😂😂😂

          • PsytripZ !
            PsytripZ !  2 days back

            welcome to the video about the incident that essentially analyzes everything but the actual incident

            • Logan Rasch
              Logan Rasch  2 days back

              Can you guys do Magic's "Baby Skyhook" for a Rewinder?

              • Gui MV
                Gui MV  2 days back

                EVEN IN THE 2020 SEASON
                LAKERS IS A SHAMEEE
                AND LEBRON ISNT EVEN TOP 10
                AND AGAIN

                • thetramp123
                  thetramp123  3 days back

                  Oh, god. Don't remind me of his shoelace shenanigans.

                  • angryhorse1122
                    angryhorse1122  3 days back

                    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  4 days back

                      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
                        sonnlich  16 hours back


                    • TheJaybrone
                      TheJaybrone  4 days back

                      He was gonna put it back up but then he got high.

                      • Zeno
                        Zeno  4 days back

                        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
                          kg21mack  4 days back

                          Kudos for the effort put into this!

                          • Jett Tinlin
                            Jett Tinlin  5 days back

                            2:57 still gives me chills

                            • freewillobjector
                              freewillobjector  5 days back

                              Further proof that God hates Lebron.... People punch out his friends, and a teammate bangs his momma... Now this...

                              • njestyle
                                njestyle  6 days back

                                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  6 days back

                                  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
                                    lvn4x  6 days back

                                    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
                                      lvn4x  15 hours back

                                      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.

                                    • sonnlich
                                      sonnlich  16 hours back

                                      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  6 days back

                                    Everyone knew right after that LeBron was leaving again!

                                    • dope underground
                                      dope underground  6 days back

                                      Damn so much hate on Jr

                                      • 0168196250
                                        0168196250  6 days back

                                        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  6 days back

                                          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  6 days back

                                            Still don’t realize yaw had a OVERTIME BUT COULDNT CAPTALIZE

                                            • Nabil The K
                                              Nabil The K  7 days back

                                              Too much bs

                                              • Vaughn Pedroso
                                                Vaughn Pedroso  7 days back

                                                he just can't drop the henny

                                                • Zach
                                                  Zach  7 days back

                                                  It’s just proof that you don't need a brain to play basketball; talent is enough.

                                                  • Caleb
                                                    Caleb  7 days back

                                                    Why didnt someone else call a timeout when he got the rebound?

                                                    • Ray
                                                      Ray  7 days back

                                                      JR is the type of guy to drink weed and smoke hennessy

                                                      • Victor Castillo
                                                        Victor Castillo  1 weeks back

                                                        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 •  1 weeks back

                                                          Jesus this hurts just watching this 😔

                                                          • johgus96
                                                            johgus96  1 weeks back

                                                            That rewind was soooooo unnecessary...

                                                            • 420FISHERMAN 420
                                                              420FISHERMAN 420  1 weeks back

                                                              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  1 weeks back

                                                                Hahahaha the look on LBJ face is priceless, but yea J.r has always been dimwitted

                                                                • Green Devil Runner
                                                                  Green Devil Runner  1 weeks back

                                                                  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  1 weeks back

                                                                    wow i didnt know that one vs indiana

                                                                    • Happy Dragonling
                                                                      Happy Dragonling  1 weeks back

                                                                      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  1 weeks back

                                                                        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  1 weeks back

                                                                          jr is gsw mvp

                                                                          • 幻の花96
                                                                            幻の花96  1 weeks back

                                                                            He has 4 arms??? 9:19

                                                                            • bandman xxl
                                                                              bandman xxl  1 weeks back

                                                                              It wouldn't never happen if he didnt miss the free threw

                                                                              • Andrew Garcia
                                                                                Andrew Garcia  1 weeks back

                                                                                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  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Hey watch ur language

                                                                                    • hy hy
                                                                                      hy hy  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Why the creepy music

                                                                                      • Phoenix Steel
                                                                                        Phoenix Steel  1 weeks back

                                                                                        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  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Everyone what's to blame Jr Smith what about the so call king LeBron he didn't know they had one timeout left

                                                                                          • HeirRose1
                                                                                            HeirRose1  1 weeks back

                                                                                            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
                                                                                              SkibopDaSequel  1 weeks back

                                                                                              This was a great video... I felt so bad for Lebron in the finals... I was glad he left the Cavs