By John 'The Dude' Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com
Twitter has been on fire ever since last night's lack of awareness by J.R. Smith, which essentially cost LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers a win in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.
Here's the play where Smith snagged an offensive rebound off a missed George Hill free throw, with a chance at a buzzer-beating, game-winning basket.
— Sona9o (@_sona9o) June 1, 2018
The series of tweets below highlight some of feelings following the game from a fan's perspective, and for all intensive purposes, LeBron's perspective too.
Instant replay of JR Smith and LeBron in the closing seconds of regulation. pic.twitter.com/8qYCv7mBQf
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) June 1, 2018
To quote the Johnny Knoxville classic, The Ringer, "when the f*** did we get ice cream?"
LeBron: "Yo Bro! Buckeye Sundae"
JR Smith: NO LINE AT MR. FREEZE! pic.twitter.com/Wp0ixQvG2e
— Chris Vickers (@ChrisWTOL) June 1, 2018
More like this will be LeBron everyday he has left playing with Smith.
Lebron to Jr Smith in practice today ????????????pic.twitter.com/5FK8XLu4op
— FNF Georgia Magazine: High School Football (@FNFMagGA) June 1, 2018
LeBron vs. Everybody?
LeBron’s alternate uniform for the rest of the series pic.twitter.com/rCDlPsHlHb
— Al Foos (@alec_foos11) June 1, 2018
And of course a Canadian Football League team has to take their shot at James and Smith too.
JR: “It’s officially June, time for some #CFL foot—“
LeBron: “It’s still pre-season!” pic.twitter.com/wP7EfHtRJL
— Saskatchewan Roughriders (@sskroughriders) June 1, 2018
It sounds like he had trouble finding Kyrie Irving on Thursday night. Oh wait. That's because he's in Boston now a member of the Celtics. Whoops! My bad.
JR Smith: I was tryna find Kyrie
LeBron: KYRIE IS IN BOSTON pic.twitter.com/vezaEzoxBy
— ☆ (@ShootingSherv) June 1, 2018
Which team is LeBron looking at like that as he approaches free agency?
How LeBron looks at JR Smith vs how LeBron looks at Free Agency pic.twitter.com/3uzSrJKFnf
— Not a Bryan Colangelo Burner Account (@josh3302) June 1, 2018
Hey Smith! Three things: You blew it. Super hard. Complete buffoonery.
LeBron @ JR in the locker room last night pic.twitter.com/pzfiQAPz2D
— Jam (@jamieerayee) June 1, 2018
Oh snap! LeBron's still in the locker room. Quick! Turn around!
When JR walked in the locker room last night and it was just Lebron..... pic.twitter.com/bttDjxJtRU
— Coach Stallard (@CoachStallard1) June 1, 2018
Here's a shot of James following the Game 1 loss and Smith's bone-headed play.
LeBron on his phone... pic.twitter.com/5jiquRxg3v
— 9GAG (@9GAG) June 1, 2018
Here's what happened when LeBron found Smith in the locker room following the game.
When Lebron sees JR Smith in the locker room pic.twitter.com/wZ0MIi4tOb
— Speech (@vSpeechless) June 1, 2018
"What are you doing man?!"
LeBron to JR: pic.twitter.com/u9HebhmQE8
— KD (@kd_drunkenmastr) June 1, 2018
Sorry but I had to save the best for last.
So from a New England/Boston fan's perspective, this one has to the best one out there.
"HE'S RIGHT HERE BILL!" pic.twitter.com/t4IJAqgJ5q
— Pats Pulpit (@patspulpit) June 1, 2018
For Smith's sake, lets hope this dude learned his lesson about being aware of the situation and more importantly, the score and time on the clock. Especially after all this nonsense!
Here's one more for the road.
Are LeBron and Steph Curry talking smack about how stupid Smith is?
If I was betting man, I'd put my money on YES! They're definitely talking smack because they're covering their mouths for a reason and they just have that look, you know?
John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at [email protected].