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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  • Clutch28
    Clutch28  21 hours back

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

    • Elann Suvat
      Elann Suvat  2 days back

      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  2 days back

        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  5 days back

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

          • Anand Davaasuren
            Anand Davaasuren  6 days back

            what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.

            • Los Trem
              Los Trem  6 days back

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

              • Los Trem
                Los Trem  6 days back

                Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

                • Link Chan
                  Link Chan  1 weeks back

                  Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

                  • TheCavsJack
                    TheCavsJack  1 weeks back

                    this just hurts

                    • ThAz Ryder
                      ThAz Ryder  1 weeks back

                      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 back

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

                        • Anthony King
                          Anthony King  1 weeks back

                          The commentary loved it lol

                          • PeezyDaBeatMonster
                            PeezyDaBeatMonster  2 weeks back

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

                            • Athens_1 PSVR
                              Athens_1 PSVR  2 weeks back

                              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  2 weeks back

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

                                • Lavache Beadsman
                                  Lavache Beadsman  2 weeks back

                                  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  2 weeks back

                                    super bowl 42

                                    • A Jan
                                      A Jan  2 weeks back

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

                                      • Kaque Burlington
                                        Kaque Burlington  2 weeks back

                                        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  2 weeks back

                                          "That's what we call...a good decision" 😂

                                          • King Cazh
                                            King Cazh  2 weeks back

                                            y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

                                            • Nig ger
                                              Nig ger  2 weeks back

                                              add rain a gay noob

                                              • PUNISHER _winz
                                                PUNISHER _winz  2 weeks back


                                                • sterling gray
                                                  sterling gray  3 weeks back

                                                  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  3 weeks back

                                                    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  3 weeks back

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

                                                      • Magnús Heimir Jónasson

                                                        Steph Curry's halfcourt game winner v.s OKC deserves a rewind

                                                        • Mike S
                                                          Mike S  3 weeks back

                                                          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  4 weeks back

                                                            I am really so happy kevin durant got hurt

                                                            • DJ Tommy C.
                                                              DJ Tommy C.  4 weeks back

                                                              Damn 354 days later. Savage.

                                                              • bob jimmy
                                                                bob jimmy  4 weeks back

                                                                Wait klays dad is David Thompson not Michael Thompson

                                                                • Moises Rosario
                                                                  Moises Rosario  4 weeks back

                                                                  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  4 weeks back

                                                                    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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                      • Jacobslaughter1993
                                                                        Jacobslaughter1993  4 weeks back

                                                                        U DID JR SMITH DIRTY AT THE END LMAO

                                                                        • Ray Crux
                                                                          Ray Crux  4 weeks back

                                                                          LeBron DOMINATED this game, what a waste

                                                                          • ryan zamarra
                                                                            ryan zamarra  4 weeks back

                                                                            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 back

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

                                                                              • iSmokeRockz
                                                                                iSmokeRockz  1 months back

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

                                                                                • Will Herman
                                                                                  Will Herman  1 months back

                                                                                  "... 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.


                                                                                  1996 Bulls. Forever.

                                                                                  • RJ Macready
                                                                                    RJ Macready  1 months back

                                                                                    DURRR WHAT YOU MEAN IT WAS TIED BRON??

                                                                                    • C MayR
                                                                                      C MayR  1 months back

                                                                                      You guys got it wrong; he did those in purpose because he accepted payments from the opposite side

                                                                                      • ADEPT ninja
                                                                                        ADEPT ninja  1 months back

                                                                                        Have comments been disabled for this video?

                                                                                        • Mark Jones
                                                                                          Mark Jones  1 months back

                                                                                          that foul was on hill

                                                                                          • John Ichie
                                                                                            John Ichie  1 months back

                                                                                            This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.

                                                                                            • Keith Ford
                                                                                              Keith Ford  1 months back

                                                                                              @10:31 Lebron travel... Should have never even got the khance* 4 free throws

                                                                                            • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                                                                              Why Bee McNoMistake  1 months back

                                                                                              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  1 months back

                                                                                                I almost stopped watching with the cleveland nut hugging. Forgot to mention the commisioner interfering in the finals.