J.R. Smith's bone-headed blunder at the end of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals is something the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard won't forget anytime soon. And neither will the internet.
Enter the #JRSmithChallenge, which is exactly what is sounds like.
Fans hilariously parodied Smith's mistake from the Cavs' overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors when he got the rebound with 4.5 seconds left in regulation and instead of shooting to try and break the tie game, he dribbled out to nearly halfcourt as time on the clock evaporated. And thanks to the internet, it's now an amazing viral video.
The recreation is hysterically overdramatic - and includes acting out the Cavaliers’ George Hill only making the first of two free throws. It emphasized the absurdity of Smith's decision-making, which made everyone think he didn't know the score was tied at 107. But it's also a funny and creative take on the mountain of criticism Smith is receiving - although the memes are pretty good too.
*Uploads Resume*— 🌻 (@_CurlyCam) June 1, 2018
Please fill in your employment history pic.twitter.com/7xrugxxnv3
JR Smith: I was tryna find Kyrie— Charlie Kaczorowski (@charliekacz) June 1, 2018
LeBron: KYRIE IN BOSTON pic.twitter.com/g9ELI5DR7F
When you leave all the doors open but your dog poops in the house anyway pic.twitter.com/LY8u7CqQzJ— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) June 1, 2018
Internet: 1, J.R. Smith: 0
Other people have offered their own versions of the #JRSmithChallenge, but nothing beats dribbling down the highway.