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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  • Tyrone Norwood Jr

    Tyrone Norwood Jr

    Day ago

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

  • iSmokeRockz

    iSmokeRockz

    2 days ago

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

  • Will Herman

    Will Herman

    3 days 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.

  • RJ Macready

    RJ Macready

    3 days ago

    DURRR WHAT YOU MEAN IT WAS TIED BRON??

  • C MayR

    C MayR

    3 days ago

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

  • ADEPT ninja

    ADEPT ninja

    4 days ago

    Have comments been disabled for this video?

  • Mark Jones

    Mark Jones

    4 days ago

    that foul was on hill

  • John Ichie

    John Ichie

    4 days ago

    This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.

  • Keith Ford

    Keith Ford

    4 days ago

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

  • davewah3

    davewah3

    2 days ago

    Not really.

  • Why Bee McNoMistake

    Why Bee McNoMistake

    5 days ago

    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

    5 days ago

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

  • Maolen Vin Pelaez

    Maolen Vin Pelaez

    5 days ago

    Geez, take away that JR Smith brain fart and the Cavs win in 6.

  • H Eck

    H Eck

    5 days ago

    Splash bros? More like *Mulatto bros*

  • smileybone3010

    smileybone3010

    5 days ago

    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.

  • Junior Carnauba

    Junior Carnauba

    5 days ago

    I miss Lebron ☹️

  • O.G. John Doe

    O.G. John Doe

    6 days ago

    🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ bruh KD and Westbrook had them down 3 to 1 and KD joins them 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ I still can't believe it.

  • isuckatlife cyka blyat

    isuckatlife cyka blyat

    6 days ago

    nba 2018 finals: cavs vs jr smith

  • dawgpound 4life

    dawgpound 4life

    6 days ago

    Still crossed the line before free throw was put up. SmH til this day

  • Queen A.G.

    Queen A.G.

    11 hours ago

    dawgpound 4life right

  • Matthew Rusinyak

    Matthew Rusinyak

    6 days ago

    This is a video jeez 🔥

  • Russel Jao

    Russel Jao

    6 days ago

    Wow, I've never seen Klay and Durant move faster after the JR rebound. Those dudes are amazing!

  • Panzerkampfwagen 1

    Panzerkampfwagen 1

    6 days ago

    Lol why is javale McGee the poster boy of shaqtin a fool

  • nicc

    nicc

    6 days ago

    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

    7 days ago

    Man JR Smith is awful

  • OfficialBudha 6ix

    OfficialBudha 6ix

    7 days ago

    To be fair to J.R, how doesn't the best player in the world know they have 1 T.O remaining??

  • Alecsander Hamilton

    Alecsander Hamilton

    8 days ago

    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

  • AshGreninja1819

    AshGreninja1819

    8 days ago

    I miss JR in a knicks jersey when he was actually good

  • Patrick Northern

    Patrick Northern

    9 days ago

    Cavs would of lost regardless

  • Scott Wyllie

    Scott Wyllie

    9 days ago

    That dig on the Knicks was lovely.

  • Christian Cayabyab

    Christian Cayabyab

    10 days ago

    3:31 Durant: "If you can't beat em, join em"

  • AyoitsTasmin

    AyoitsTasmin

    10 days ago

    Im sorry but literally no one in their right mind thought this game was going to be close.

  • YungBusta _

    YungBusta _

    11 days ago

    Clip : is like 15 seconds long. SB Nation : Imma make a 12 minute video

  • Heart of a sword

    Heart of a sword

    11 days ago

    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

    11 days ago

    I think I’m the only person who knows Purdue cause my brother and his wife both attended Purdue hahahahah

  • Rick Bennett

    Rick Bennett

    11 days ago

    "And JR Smith went on to become the greatest basketball player who ever lived."

  • Static Surfer

    Static Surfer

    12 days ago

    JR killed the Cavs dynasty : D

  • Static Surfer

    Static Surfer

    9 days ago

    @Steven Cravens Thanks to JR

  • Steven Cravens

    Steven Cravens

    10 days ago

    Static Surfer not a dynasty

  • hawks

    hawks

    12 days ago

    3:32 'the best team in NBA history' what about the 1995-96 Bull's

  • C9_Revelator

    C9_Revelator

    12 days ago

    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

    evexlyn

    13 days ago

    This was so well done

  • Noobmaster

    Noobmaster

    14 days ago

    Damn you actually did it

  • Dre Bean

    Dre Bean

    14 days ago

    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

    Otterly_James

    14 days ago

    J.R. Smith is the 🐐

  • Dirt McGert313

    Dirt McGert313

    15 days ago

    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

    15 days ago

    I love this moment in history 😁😁😁

  • Richey Buckets

    Richey Buckets

    16 days ago

    Tyron Lue should have called a timeout

  • Beast Vids

    Beast Vids

    17 days ago

    That shot vs the rockets where he shot a three wasn’t a bad shot he WAS OPEN

  • Mike Barnes

    Mike Barnes

    17 days ago

    A little too much of a rewind there bud

  • Totyanna Wilson

    Totyanna Wilson

    18 days ago

    Me: Why aren't there any ad marks 3:03 Me: the more you know

  • countof3everybodyOD

    countof3everybodyOD

    18 days ago

    In 16 you talked about Bron’s amazing block and Kyrie’s sic 3, but not Love’s awesome and surprising D on Steph

  • abnormal

    abnormal

    18 days ago

    The entire legacy of JR Smith was destroyed by this moment. Dude was not a Top 10, but still a very valid player. And then, in 10 seconds, his entire legacy destroyed.

  • Anthony Meyers

    Anthony Meyers

    18 days ago

    What needs to be rewound is the creation of the splash bros

  • Maxim o

    Maxim o

    19 days ago

    8:23 this is why you don't bet on regular season NBA games 😂😂 too rich to care

  • Strange Brew

    Strange Brew

    19 days ago

    sometimes our minds go blank

  • Blake Steenrod

    Blake Steenrod

    19 days ago

    0:44 that’s not true. The Lakers-Celtics finals series in the 60s had 4 and later 10 straight final appearances

  • Thunder fan yay

    Thunder fan yay

    20 days ago

    What the Knicks were in the playoffs at one point

  • Tigzirou

    Tigzirou

    21 day ago

    If Jr hadn't had Hennessy, the cavs could have stole that championship from the warriors... think about that for a second

  • Legit Boss

    Legit Boss

    21 day ago

    My guy really walked off the court to say hello 🤣

  • Lazuardi Firdaus

    Lazuardi Firdaus

    21 day ago

    Thank You JR for ruining Cavs momentum in Finals. I felt sorry for Lebron. He played absolutely best after he played 48minutes against 'young' Celtics in Game 7

  • Kris Radke

    Kris Radke

    22 days ago

    "Most beautiful display of defense ever" Lol! It was the only time LeBron played defense.

  • Lucas Lonchampt

    Lucas Lonchampt

    22 days ago

    For how long have you been watching basketball?

  • Juggalo Guy

    Juggalo Guy

    23 days ago

    So what was Smiths mistake at the end? Im very new to bball, and was surprised that this video spent 11 minutes OVER explaining the setup but then just cuts off at the end with no commentary about the play..

  • Nolan

    Nolan

    22 days ago

    He could have shot and scored to take the lead but he ran back with it forcing the game to overtime where cleveland lost.

  • EvilBrainFormOuterspace

    EvilBrainFormOuterspace

    24 days ago

    I looked to see if you’ve done the college companion rewind but as that smacks of effort I’ll just ask, Chris Webber ?

  • Omar Silva

    Omar Silva

    25 days ago

    Lakers looking for J. R. 😂

  • Austin Gibbins2740

    Austin Gibbins2740

    26 days ago

    Tayshaun prince block on reggie Miller was best block

  • Kris Guru

    Kris Guru

    27 days ago

    Who’s watching this a year after it happened?

  • belichuckk

    belichuckk

    27 days ago

    Can you make one About the Knicks

  • Rico Thomas

    Rico Thomas

    28 days ago

    LMAOOOOO highlights of jr tom foolery

  • crossthewater2002

    crossthewater2002

    28 days ago

    Ok Definitely a super stupid play by JR, but don’t make it sound like Cav really got a chance to win the series!

  • Judy Chen

    Judy Chen

    28 days ago

    11:32 he should’ve scored

  • Judy Chen

    Judy Chen

    28 days ago

    11:42

  • Just Your Everyday Pig

    Just Your Everyday Pig

    28 days ago

    Jr the type to fill his Gatorade bottle with henny

  • Justin Watt

    Justin Watt

    29 days ago

    Video is way too damn long

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