LeBron James is absolutely going to bash JR Smith.
James has been hauling the group of stringless puppets he calls teammates through the NBA Playoffs virtually by himself, putting up an inhuman effort to get the Cleveland Cavaliers into the NBA Finals in what’s more or less been a solo effort.
All his teammates have to do is stand on the court and remember what the score is.
That’s all they have to do.
Remember what the score is.
Jesus christ mate what the fuck.
JR Smith with the dumbest play in NBA Finals history. LeBron is going to trade him to Siberia pic.twitter.com/rEX7pqlerS— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) June 1, 2018
Just for added context there: JR Smith fielded an offensive rebound after George Hill missed the second of two free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation and the scores tied. Then instead of making a play for the basket, Smith yoinks the ball out of the arc and high-tails it towards the centre line because he FORGOT WHAT THE SCORE WAS AND THOUGHT CLEVELAND WAS IN FRONT.
They were not.
The game went to overtime.
And the Warriors bodied them to blow it out to a 124 – 114 win in Game 1 of the Finals.
We’re not kidding either, JR Smith did not know what the score was.
Look at this.
“I thought we were ahead.” – JR Smith pic.twitter.com/OjCt4VMCEj— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) June 1, 2018
“I thought we were ahead.” Holy shit. Holy SHIT.
LeBron, as you’d imagine, was pissed. Not only did the error cost the Cavs a chance at a game winner, but LeBron is now the only player in NBA history to drop 50+ points in an NBA Final matchup and lose.
LeBron's reactions look like scenes from a breakup music video. pic.twitter.com/zBceHN77Rm— ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴀɴɴᴀ (@Lakerella) June 1, 2018
In troubled times like this, all we can do is go to the meme factory. And mates, it did not disappoint.
“Wait, we wasn’t winning?” pic.twitter.com/vdCQlzsMbo— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 1, 2018
[SCREAMING INTERNALLY] pic.twitter.com/jTJAYThPhy— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 1, 2018
This season, JR Smith was suspended for throwing soup at a coach and forgot the score of an NBA Finals game at the end of regulation.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 1, 2018
^ THIS IS A FACTUAL SENTENCE ABOUT A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE
And remember Jordan had Bugs Bunny and Bill Murray. Much better squad than what Lebron's working with.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 1, 2018
JR Smith got into some of Roseanne’s Ambien.— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) June 1, 2018
you can tell LeBron’s imagining different ways to beat JR Smith’s ass pic.twitter.com/TjNSxSWgtR— Bruh Report (@BruhReport) June 1, 2018
A lot of scores to settle in Game 2 and JR Smith wont know any of them— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 1, 2018
Lebron is going to trade JR Smith to Lithuania for a bottle of Hennessy.— 929ESPN (@929espn) June 1, 2018
the Cavs locker room once they see Jr Smith ???? pic.twitter.com/17hOtX475j— Ali Alkhandak (@AAlkhandak) June 1, 2018
JR Smith ???? pic.twitter.com/c9RDUmkGyR— Ertugrul Kurtuldu (@ertugrulkrtldu) June 1, 2018
Maybe JR Smith used the time stone and knew all the 14 million possibile futures and this was the only reality where the cabs took it all— skinny cracker (@CYaffee) June 1, 2018
Jr Smith and George Hill after the game 1 pic.twitter.com/K0UBYJ9pTV— Lamar Johnson???? (@Lamar28) June 1, 2018
Unreal scenes, all up and down. Unbelievable stuff.
There’s a lesson in all this: Keep your head up, and just let LeBron James do his thing.
It’s worked so far.