LeBron James Game 1 Clip Went Viral
While we may witness more dramatic transpire before the series gets over, however at present, the footage of the end of regulation from Game 1 NBA Finals is getting viral.
LeBron James, who is known for taking a break from social media during the playoffs, was not aware of his video clip on the bench between the end of regulation and the beginning of overtime in Game 1 has gone viral on the internet.
This is heartbreaking! Long uncut footage of LeBron, JR Smith & George Hill after Smith’s mistake in Game 1. pic.twitter.com/MplQoAkk0a
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 4, 2018
In the video clip, James can be seen sitting quite on the bench after the George Hill’s missed free throw which would have put the Cleveland up with 4.7 second left in the 4th quarter and J.R. Smith’s decision to dribble out the time instead of attempting to score points.
When asked about the clip by a reporter, James responded: “It went viral?” James responded when asked about the clip. “Damn cameras. I haven’t seen it. I’m not on social media right now. I finally got Game 1 out of my head. You’re taking me back, huh? OK. OK. Let me put myself back there.”
“I was sitting on the bench and kind of just contemplating the last couple seconds of what just happened from J.R. dribbling the ball out to G-Hill missing the free throw, actually seeing Draymond (Green) step in early on the lane violation (and) asking myself did I have a lane to actually drive it. So, there were a lot of things playing through my head,” revealed James what was going through his mind when the coaching staff came to discuss overtime.
When a reporter told James that he is being criticized on social media for not trying to motivate Smith and Hill during the break, James reacted – “Me? Me being criticized? No. You’re saying I got criticized for something, right? I don’t believe that. Not me,” James said sarcastically. “I don’t care. I don’t care at all. I mean, we’re in the NBA Finals. How much more picking up of teammates do you want me to do? I’m in the NBA Finals, looking for a championship.” James scored 51 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Game 1.