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

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  • 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.

    Written and produced by Mike Imhoff
    Directed by Ryan Simmons
    Edited by Joe Ali and Ryan Simmons

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  • Nabil The K
    Nabil The K  5 hours back

    Too much bs

    • Vaughn Pedroso
      Vaughn Pedroso  6 hours back

      he just can't drop the henny

      • Zach
        Zach  11 hours back

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

        • Caleb
          Caleb  14 hours back

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

          • Ray
            Ray  15 hours back

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

            • Victor Castillo
              Victor Castillo  16 hours 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 •  16 hours back

                Jesus this hurts just watching this 😔

                • johgus96
                  johgus96  17 hours back

                  That rewind was soooooo unnecessary...

                  • 420FISHERMAN 420
                    420FISHERMAN 420  21 hours 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  21 hours back

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

                      • Green Devil Runner
                        Green Devil Runner  21 hours 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 days back

                          wow i didnt know that one vs indiana

                          • Happy Dragonling
                            Happy Dragonling  1 days 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 days 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 days back

                                jr is gsw mvp

                                • 幻の花96
                                  幻の花96  1 days back

                                  He has 4 arms??? 9:19

                                  • bandman xxl
                                    bandman xxl  1 days back

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

                                    • Andrew Garcia
                                      Andrew Garcia  1 days 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  2 days back

                                          Hey watch ur language

                                          • hy hy
                                            hy hy  2 days back

                                            Why the creepy music

                                            • Phoenix Steel
                                              Phoenix Steel  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                    • KE TV
                                                      KE TV  2 days back

                                                      It doesn’t even matter they stil would’ve lost the series

                                                      • ApparentlyEric
                                                        ApparentlyEric  2 days back

                                                        Did anyone else lose it after the behind the back pass? 😂😂😂

                                                        • You don’t even own a suit!

                                                          Video would be a lot cooler if you took your lips off Lebron’s peehole.

                                                          • Cassius Felix
                                                            Cassius Felix  2 days back

                                                            JR single handily ruin LBJ legacy. If the Cavs would of won then LBJ would be known world wide as the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball.

                                                            • JackmoveJohnny
                                                              JackmoveJohnny  2 days back

                                                              Moral of this video, JR has a horrible basketball IQ

                                                              • RonHeadstrong
                                                                RonHeadstrong  2 days back

                                                                well, hill missed the last free throw, but There's a lane violation by Draymond. Should've called that.

                                                                • Chris Tifflin
                                                                  Chris Tifflin  2 days back

                                                                  The All blacks 2011 rugby world cup win deserves a deep rewind

                                                                  • Chris Tifflin
                                                                    Chris Tifflin  2 days back

                                                                    Give us some fight rewinds. They have had greater universal consequence than one would expect. Eg, Ali vs Foreman, Ali vs Liston, Conor vs Aldo, Ronda vs Holms, No Mas (Leonard vs Duran 2) or Tyson vs Buster Douglas, etc...

                                                                  • Chase Maldonado
                                                                    Chase Maldonado  2 days back

                                                                    You see what lebron had to deal with 😂 and he still dragged these clowns to the finals lol

                                                                    • Asmosis Jones
                                                                      Asmosis Jones  21 hours back

                                                                      yeah its sad that hill was his 3rd best scorer at 9.2 ppg in the playoffs over 22 games by the way so some of that is in garbage time and the .2 is cause love missed a few playoff games so he got those shots instead raising his point total...hill was basically at 9 ppg and was the cavs 3rd best scorer...pretty sad....love was at 15 but he shot 38%...just terrible man....if you remember lbj almost won game 1 and 3 and thats without kyrie d rose or a d wade on his team and instead had clarkson hood and nance jr instead never forget lol ..like imagine how different things could of been had the cavs not traded kyrie kept him for last season since he was under contract anyways last year and this so he had no leverage and then traded him this deadline in 2019 which after a 2nd title in 3 years maybe he wouldn't of wanted anyways and kept d wade and d rose...smdh...it kinda makes me mad that they didnt try to keep d wade and rose and crawder anyways for the playoff run last year cause had they kept them they may have won a title anyways or gone to 7 games without kyrie who got hurt last year anyways so he wouldn't of been much use if he got hurt and was out like he was compared to d wade rose and crawder ...they chose hood over all 3 of them cause hood couldn't come unless wade and his salary was traded for nothing which they allowed and rose and crawder for hood was just a mistake..flat out anyways..smdh….hood was atrocious and while I dont like nance jr. or clarkson they would of worked better off d wade and crawder as bench players rather than frye and thomas so that was a good move anyways as was shump for hill no brainer...they had peak lebron and they wasted him...looking back they panicked and traded for bums...in fact the thomas trade cost them lebron cause it freed up cap space in la..ironic enough...the cavs are idiots and dug their own grave..now they sleep in it...

                                                                  • Heysus Christo
                                                                    Heysus Christo  2 days back

                                                                    One of dumbest mistakes in HUMAN history. Period.

                                                                    • Logan McIntyre
                                                                      Logan McIntyre  2 days back

                                                                      Lane Violation on Draymond.

                                                                      • AcePhoenix007
                                                                        AcePhoenix007  2 days back

                                                                        Goddamn, Monta Ellis... haven't heard that name in a long time

                                                                        • Ronald Doctor
                                                                          Ronald Doctor  2 days back

                                                                          James is Overrated and its Fans. What a 'Snake in the Grass, plauer

                                                                          • ThisIsTheEndPt2
                                                                            ThisIsTheEndPt2  2 days back

                                                                            2:45 - GOALTENDING. James hit the rim with his left hand. Igoudala should've been awarded the points and Warriors should've won the finals.

                                                                            • All_That_Chaz
                                                                              All_That_Chaz  2 days back

                                                                              You guys should do a Rewinder on the Philly Special in Super Bowl LII. It's the story of a city still reeling from falling at the doorstep of greatness. They suffered three consecutive NFC Championship losses - against the greatest show on turf, and horrendous choke jobs against Jon Gruden's Bucs and then the Panthers. Those last two really stung, as the Birds seemed to be the team to beat in the NFL and they just kept letting their fans down at home in the NFC Championship. In a fourth consecutive trip, they managed to beat a young Michael Vick, a player who would at the time draw comparisons to McNabb, and later prove to be on a whole other level. This was the team that took the next step and signed Terrell Owens to finally give Donovan the weapon he's always needed (poor Todd Pinkston). Through Owens antics and his injury, they made it to the Super Bowl, where Owens would return and somehow play incredibly against Belichick's defense. Philly's biggest star was playing through illness too. Those factors along with classic Andy Reid clock management sealed the deal. It's a story of how the national media's depiction of the Philadelphia fans made it easy for football fans to enjoy the schadenfreude of watching Philadelphia turn their ringless despair on their longtime coach, Andy Reid. If coach Reid got one of those three big opportunities to get a ring, he might still be in Philly and none of the heroics in Super Bowl LII ever happen. It's the story of how that team broke down and got rid of first Reid, and then GM Howie Roseman, to appease their new coach Chip Kelly. Kelly would remind Philly how good they had it as they watched Kelly get rid of their best players for nutjobs like Kiko Alonso (side story: despite having taken numerous huge hits in his career, if you google "who hit Joe Flacco?" it shows you Kiko Alonso). Philly would dump the Kelly experiment and quickly hire a security blanket former backup quarterback and former Reid protege, Doug Pederson. Roseman, looking to make a splash in his return to a big role, made the move to get Carson Wentz in the draft, and later brought back Philly success story but St. Louis Rams failure, Nick Foles. Nick Foles replaced Michael Vick (coming full circle for him in his career after losing to the Eagles and subsequently going through his own issues off the field). Foles was one of the few success stories in the Chip Kelly years, surprising people in his performance taking over for the superstar. And he was here to back up our new phenom who was having a league MVP season in 2017 before getting hurt in a game over the Rams that decisively put them in the driver's seat in the NFC. Nobody expected this team to be here, and destiny was showing us the doorstep (it was also injuring a lot of stars across the league). And now it looked like the whole world was going to enjoy watching Philly fall flat in the playoffs again. They were the first 1 seed to ever be the underdog against a 6 seed. Nobody gave them a shot in the NFC championship against the team that just Minneapolis Miracle'd the Saints who had the incentive of playing the Super Bowl at home to play for (which also gave the national media reason to root for them). And against all the odds, the team was here in the Super Bowl with Nick Foles before half time. And they whip this out to show that this was a whole new era. This team was going to make its mark, and it starts now. They would go on to win the most entertaining Super Bowl in history (in my biased opinion) and beat the team who sent them into a spiral 14 years ago. Incredible.

                                                                              Then the city would prove the national media right by collectively singing profanities on live television being led by Jason Kelce in a mummer suit. I love Philadelphia.

                                                                              • GuyGamer217
                                                                                GuyGamer217  2 days back

                                                                                I don’t think the subtitle-makers knew how to spell the number “one.”

                                                                                • wesley priddy
                                                                                  wesley priddy  3 days back

                                                                                  That push in the back on durant, tho. It should never have been an issue, because it should have been a foul on smith.

                                                                                  • Glitter
                                                                                    Glitter  3 days back

                                                                                    0:38 The Cavaliers player pushed the Warriors player in the back.

                                                                                    • Political Salad
                                                                                      Political Salad  3 days back

                                                                                      Didn't see a comment about how over-exaggerated this was to the overall outcome...but yeah...it all came down to this one error?

                                                                                      • Jean Salomon
                                                                                        Jean Salomon  3 days back

                                                                                        Hennething's possible!

                                                                                        • Cristian medina
                                                                                          Cristian medina  3 days back

                                                                                          Do a rewinder on MLB 2011 game 162

                                                                                          • slim 2 none
                                                                                            slim 2 none  3 days back

                                                                                            Correctio-GSW are the best "regular season" team. The Bulls went 72-10 and won the chip so they wld be 6he best.

                                                                                            • Tejas Iyer
                                                                                              Tejas Iyer  3 days back

                                                                                              Rewinder: The Kawhi Shot in Game 7 ECS vs Philly