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

  • Published on May 12, 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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Comments • 2 406

  • Francisco Cazarez
    Francisco Cazarez 3 days ago

    Leave him ALONE 😭😭😭😭

  • 419 Buckeye
    419 Buckeye 5 days ago

    My uncle had that rewinder when I was a kid lol

  • JM Bacalla
    JM Bacalla 5 days ago


  • Asad Khan
    Asad Khan 9 days ago

    He's an idiot

  • Ethan Taggart
    Ethan Taggart 9 days ago

    still love jr tho

  • Brian Hum
    Brian Hum 11 days ago +1

    I mean what else would you expect from a flat earther.

  • Friend Built
    Friend Built 12 days ago

    Hahaha my favorite episode yet

  • Omgitsjoetime T
    Omgitsjoetime T 12 days ago

    I don’t remember “Jason Terry”.. you mean Terry Rozier? Or Jason Tatum??

  • Duane
    Duane 13 days ago +1

    Where they participated in the playoffs 😭🤣🥴😂😂😂🤣

  • The Cringe Artist
    The Cringe Artist 14 days ago

    Oh my jesus this guy got my heart pounding even though I know what's going to happen

  • Matt J
    Matt J 14 days ago

    Awesome video. I’m surprised the overturned charge call was not included, as it’s one of the most confusing officiating decisions I’ve ever seen.

  • LQI
    LQI 15 days ago

    might be a stretch to be saying this but that game 1 error might have been the biggest reason why the cavs lost the series. It's just mentally draining

  • Prickett
    Prickett 16 days ago

    ok but even if they won this game, there was no way in hell they were winning three more. The only reason it got this close was because everyone underestimated the Cavs, even Golden State. They simply let their guard down on game one. If the Cavs won this, the series would have ended up being 4-1 warriors.

  • Jason Pagaduan
    Jason Pagaduan 16 days ago

    Please do a rewind on the 2019 NBA Finals between the Raptors and Warriors!

  • Zach McDowell
    Zach McDowell 17 days ago

    Should have been a lane violation on Draymond and KD

  • James Stackhouse
    James Stackhouse 17 days ago

    Forgot to mention the BS block call on James that the officials for the first time ever changed after reviewing it. But of course nobody talks about that. Case in point not even brought up. And that’s what led to well you know

  • Staticzs Caden
    Staticzs Caden 17 days ago

    How to stretch out a video to 12 minutes

  • Dark Savior Madara
    Dark Savior Madara 17 days ago

    JR Smith the True Goat 🐐

  • xbigxburritoxboi
    xbigxburritoxboi 17 days ago

    Put this off for so long cause I couldn’t look at it:(

  • Christian Añasco
    Christian Añasco 19 days ago

    after seeing that happen, cavs fans just turned off their TVs

  • Darrell Covello
    Darrell Covello 20 days ago +2

    The Cavs would have won if dude hit the free throw, but I guess that doesn't matter 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • Charles Yuan
    Charles Yuan 20 days ago +1

    And everyone thought he was super cool for doing so

  • AthenaSaints
    AthenaSaints 21 day ago

    Did this video just spend 12 minutes to explain one blunder by J.R. Smith? Let's rewind back to 1770's, on how USA won the war against the British.

  • Yeet Fetus
    Yeet Fetus 22 days ago +2

    13 Reasons Why LeBron Left Cleveland (just watched S3)

  • YBN Chris
    YBN Chris 23 days ago

    This account is stupid it hit the rim he was bringing it out smh

  • gmcmurr0
    gmcmurr0 23 days ago

    "When he goes cold, everyone can see their breath." --That's excellent writing!

  • alan davis
    alan davis 23 days ago

    I still put the lose on Lebron

  • Trey Thompson
    Trey Thompson 25 days ago

    But then he got high

  • Dorm Life Sports
    Dorm Life Sports 25 days ago

    How is this video not mainly about lebron? Somehow love and kyrie got more screen time

  • terence w
    terence w 25 days ago

    the play that sent LBJ packing

  • Ryan Pascual
    Ryan Pascual 25 days ago

    Not sure if youve done it but I think Kobe’s alley oop to shaq in the 2000 WCF deserves a deep rewind. If the lakers don’t win that game then they likely break up that team in the off season and Scottie Pippen and Steve Smith legacies are much different.

  • Terrence PERKINS
    Terrence PERKINS 25 days ago

    Jr .. can dunk but he akways been trash

  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee 26 days ago

    Lowkey jr. was bout to heave it at the wrong basket at half court.

  • IvanTheNorse
    IvanTheNorse 27 days ago

    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
    Clutch28 29 days ago

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

  • Elann Suvat
    Elann Suvat Month ago +1

    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 Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

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

  • Anand Davaasuren
    Anand Davaasuren Month ago

    what an annoying commentator stupid clapping etc.

  • Los Trem
    Los Trem Month ago

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

  • Los Trem
    Los Trem Month ago

    Hahaha. Loves this guys humor.

  • Link Chan
    Link Chan Month ago

    Once a Champion, always a Champion! :)

  • TheCavsJack
    TheCavsJack Month ago

    this just hurts

  • ThAz Ryder
    ThAz Ryder Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Anthony King
    Anthony King Month ago

    The commentary loved it lol

  • PeezyDaBeatMonster
    PeezyDaBeatMonster Month ago

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

  • Athens_1 PSVR
    Athens_1 PSVR Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Lavache Beadsman
    Lavache Beadsman Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

    super bowl 42

  • A Jan
    A Jan Month ago

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

  • Kaque Burlington
    Kaque Burlington Month ago +8

    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 Month ago

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

  • King Cazh
    King Cazh Month ago

    y’all should do a collapse video on the lakers

  • Nig ger
    Nig ger Month ago

    add rain a gay noob

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  • sterling gray
    sterling gray Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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