The Cleveland Cavaliers had the lead over the Golden State Warriors at home in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals, and down two games to none, it looked like they were going to make the Finals a series. Then suddenly, due Kevin Durant’s heroics and two terrible possessions by the Cavs, the Warriors shocked the Cavs and won the game 118-113 taking a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 series lead.
After the game, J.R. Smith Tweeted “Cavs in 7.” which for some reason led to the internet freaking out, which caused Smith to delete the Tweet and say he was hacked.
“I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing. I did not tweet that, I’m smarter than that.” – J.R. Smith
Unless the Cleveland Cavaliers are worried about giving the Golden State Warriors motivation by way of billboard material, I see no reason why J.R. Smith needed to panic and delete this Tweet, and gave no clue why this is causing controversy. What do you expect J.R. Smith to say, “The finals are over, congratulations to the Warriors, if this was an MMA fight we would be tapping out”? An athlete has to have confidence, he has to believe in his teammates, and must think that they can come back and win this series in seven games. So, J.R. Smith still thinks the Cavs can win the series and he should, why is this causing controversy?