It seems everyone in the NBA world has an opinion on JR Smith's blunder near the end of regulation of Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, but Kobe Bryant's reaction has to be the funniest of the lot.
After Cavs' George Hill had missed his second free-throw attempt with the score tied at 107, Smith grabbed the offensive rebound, but instead of passing it to LeBron James or going for another shot, he opted to dribble it towards the halfway line, away from the basket and his teammates.
He dribbled the ball as time expired, forcing the game to go into overtime and leaving many people confused by his decision to let the time expire when he had a chance to win the game for Cleveland.
The Cavs star was left regretting his decision to dribble rather than shoot at the end of regulation, as the Warriors ended up winning the game 124-114 by the end of overtime. They now have a 1-0 lead in the Finals series.
Many people took to social media to slam, or make fun of Smith for his decision that ultimately led towards Cleveland losing Game 1, but one Los Angeles Lakers legend arguably had the best reaction to the final moments of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Bryant simply tweeted in reaction to Smith's blunder: "💩 play. Flush it. Move on #nbafinals2018"
It seems Bryant was talking about Smith's missed opportunity, or he could have been talking about Hill missing his second free throw. Either way, the Cavaliers must do what the Lakers legend said in his tweet, and move on before Game 2 arrives.
James certainly agrees with Bryant, as when he spoke to the media after the game, he clearly showed that his initial reaction of frustration towards Smith for the missed opportunity is now behind him.
The four-time MVP winner said to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated after the game: "We've got to move on. This game is over and done with. I would never give up on J.R. I never give up on any of my players, any of my teammates."
Game 2 of the NBA Finals takes place on Sunday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland once more.
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