LeBron James and JR Smith made quite a show in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals and it made the most hilarious meme.
Smith may not be really proud of it. We all remember when King James was trying to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title. They were playing the Golden State Warriors, and the battle was rough.
Both teams had seconds left in the Game 1 and the scores tied. Smith grabbed the offensive rebound of a free throw. Instead of shooting, he decided to dribble out as if his team was leading. What happened next? The Warriors won the game in over time.
Smith’s game in the finals seconds made LeBron act funny, and NBA fans turned his reaction into a meme. He became popular. The game was played on May 31, 2018.
The story behind the LeBron James and JR Smith meme
The Golden State won the championship in four straight games. Smith talked about this particular moment, and said it was really hard. However, he received a lot of help from his teammates and everything worked well.
“I’ve messed up so many times in my life,” Smith told ESPN’s The Undefeated. “I mean, I can’t just point at one thing to be mad at.
“It was tough, but it was the same after Game 2, 3, and 4. We all make mistakes. For my teammates to know that and have my back, (Game 1) wasn’t that bad.
“Talked to my coaches, everybody stood behind me 100%. The main thing was, OK, granted, you didn’t shoot the ball, but what if you ain’t get the rebound? Then what? We still would have been in the same situation. I could have shot and missed. Then what?”
Well, both him and LeBron will remember this for the rest of their lives. Smith has a chance to joint the king in Los Angeles, and he can play with the Lakers. That would be a great development for him.
LeBron and his Lakers are making their way to the top. The organization won a lot of games and this makes them better than any other team. LeBron is on the roster and he will probably win the NBA MVP award.