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


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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  • Tyrone Norwood Jr

    Tyrone Norwood Jr

    Il y a 4 heures

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

  • iSmokeRockz


    Il y a jour

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

  • Will Herman

    Will Herman

    Il y a 2 jours

    "... 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

    Il y a 2 jours


  • C MayR

    C MayR

    Il y a 2 jours

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

  • ADEPT ninja

    ADEPT ninja

    Il y a 3 jours

    Have comments been disabled for this video?

  • Mark Jones

    Mark Jones

    Il y a 3 jours

    that foul was on hill

  • John Ichie

    John Ichie

    Il y a 3 jours

    This is just hilarious. Jr..my goodness.

  • Keith Ford

    Keith Ford

    Il y a 3 jours

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

  • davewah3


    Il y a jour

    Not really.

  • Why Bee McNoMistake

    Why Bee McNoMistake

    Il y a 3 jours

    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

    Il y a 3 jours

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

  • Maolen Vin Pelaez

    Maolen Vin Pelaez

    Il y a 4 jours

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

  • H Eck

    H Eck

    Il y a 4 jours

    Splash bros? More like *Mulatto bros*

  • smileybone3010


    Il y a 4 jours

    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

    Il y a 4 jours

    I miss Lebron ☹️

  • O.G. John Doe

    O.G. John Doe

    Il y a 4 jours

    🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ 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

    Il y a 5 jours

    nba 2018 finals: cavs vs jr smith

  • dawgpound 4life

    dawgpound 4life

    Il y a 5 jours

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

  • Matthew Rusinyak

    Matthew Rusinyak

    Il y a 5 jours

    This is a video jeez 🔥

  • Russel Jao

    Russel Jao

    Il y a 5 jours

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

  • Panzerkampfwagen 1

    Panzerkampfwagen 1

    Il y a 5 jours

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

  • nicc


    Il y a 5 jours

    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

    Il y a 6 jours

    Man JR Smith is awful

  • OfficialBudha 6ix

    OfficialBudha 6ix

    Il y a 6 jours

    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

    Il y a 7 jours

    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


    Il y a 7 jours

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

  • Patrick Northern

    Patrick Northern

    Il y a 8 jours

    Cavs would of lost regardless

  • Scott Wyllie

    Scott Wyllie

    Il y a 8 jours

    That dig on the Knicks was lovely.

  • Christian Cayabyab

    Christian Cayabyab

    Il y a 9 jours

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

  • AyoitsTasmin


    Il y a 9 jours

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

  • YungBusta _

    YungBusta _

    Il y a 10 jours

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

  • Heart of a sword

    Heart of a sword

    Il y a 10 jours

    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

    Il y a 10 jours

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

  • Rick Bennett

    Rick Bennett

    Il y a 10 jours

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

  • Static Surfer

    Static Surfer

    Il y a 11 jours

    JR killed the Cavs dynasty : D

  • Static Surfer

    Static Surfer

    Il y a 8 jours

    @Steven Cravens Thanks to JR

  • Steven Cravens

    Steven Cravens

    Il y a 9 jours

    Static Surfer not a dynasty

  • hawks


    Il y a 11 jours

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

  • C9_Revelator


    Il y a 11 jours

    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


    Il y a 12 jours

    This was so well done

  • Noobmaster


    Il y a 13 jours

    Damn you actually did it

  • Dre Bean

    Dre Bean

    Il y a 13 jours

    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


    Il y a 13 jours

    J.R. Smith is the 🐐

  • Dirt McGert313

    Dirt McGert313

    Il y a 14 jours

    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

    Il y a 14 jours

    I love this moment in history 😁😁😁

  • Richey Buckets

    Richey Buckets

    Il y a 15 jours

    Tyron Lue should have called a timeout

  • Beast Vids

    Beast Vids

    Il y a 15 jours

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

  • Mike Barnes

    Mike Barnes

    Il y a 16 jours

    A little too much of a rewind there bud

  • Totyanna Wilson

    Totyanna Wilson

    Il y a 17 jours

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

  • countof3everybodyOD


    Il y a 17 jours

    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


    Il y a 17 jours

    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

    Il y a 17 jours

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

  • Maxim o

    Maxim o

    Il y a 18 jours

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

  • Strange Brew

    Strange Brew

    Il y a 18 jours

    sometimes our minds go blank

  • Blake Steenrod

    Blake Steenrod

    Il y a 18 jours

    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

    Il y a 19 jours

    What the Knicks were in the playoffs at one point

  • Tigzirou


    Il y a 20 jours

    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

    Il y a 20 jours

    My guy really walked off the court to say hello 🤣

  • Lazuardi Firdaus

    Lazuardi Firdaus

    Il y a 20 jours

    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

    Il y a 21 jour

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

  • Lucas Lonchampt

    Lucas Lonchampt

    Il y a 20 jours

    For how long have you been watching basketball?

  • Juggalo Guy

    Juggalo Guy

    Il y a 21 jour

    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


    Il y a 21 jour

    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


    Il y a 23 jours

    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

    Il y a 24 jours

    Lakers looking for J. R. 😂

  • Austin Gibbins2740

    Austin Gibbins2740

    Il y a 25 jours

    Tayshaun prince block on reggie Miller was best block

  • Kris Guru

    Kris Guru

    Il y a 26 jours

    Who’s watching this a year after it happened?

  • belichuckk


    Il y a 26 jours

    Can you make one About the Knicks

  • Rico Thomas

    Rico Thomas

    Il y a 27 jours

    LMAOOOOO highlights of jr tom foolery

  • crossthewater2002


    Il y a 27 jours

    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

    Il y a 27 jours

    11:32 he should’ve scored

  • Judy Chen

    Judy Chen

    Il y a 27 jours


  • Just Your Everyday Pig

    Just Your Everyday Pig

    Il y a 27 jours

    Jr the type to fill his Gatorade bottle with henny

  • Justin Watt

    Justin Watt

    Il y a 27 jours

    Video is way too damn long