#JRSmithChallenge turns mistake into funny parody

Internet reacts to J.R. Smith’s Game 1 flub with hilarious gifs, memes


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.         

» RELATED: VIDEO: JR Smith mistakenly dribbles out clock with game tied, sends Game 1 to overtime

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.    

     

Internet: 1, J.R. Smith: 0

Other people have offered their own versions of the #JRSmithChallenge, but nothing beats dribbling down the highway.

» RELATED: Big Blunder: Smith's mistake joins others in sports history


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