The Cavs are in an 0-2 hole heading back to Cleveland after a 19-point Game 2 Finals loss, and not surprisingly, weren’t able to bounce back from their historic last second Game 1 defeat.
Some new footage of the Cavalier bench following the end of Game 1 regulation and J.R. Smith’s historic mental error has surfaced and is somehow worse than previously imagined.
In the video LeBron not surprisingly gives J.R. the cold shoulder after forgetting the score, but the most telling part is his angry, dumbfounded reaction when Ty Lue tells him they had a timeout remaining that he didn’t call. His reaction is somewhere between utter disbelief and complete rage. It’s painfully awkward.
James can’t officially leave Cleveland until free agency start, but we could look back at this moment as the nail in the coffin.