LeBron James' Heartbreaking Reaction Learning Cavs Still Had a Timeout in Game 1

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 4, 2018

OAKLAND, CA - June 3: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 3, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images

JR Smith's infamous blunder at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors keeps finding new ways to entertain.

Smith rebounded a George Hill missed free throw with less than five seconds remaining and the game tied but dribbled the ball out to the perimeter and ran out the clock, seemingly thinking the Cavs had the lead.

Check out this footage from the Cleveland bench right after the incident, when LeBron James learned that the Cavaliers still had a timeout remaining that could've been used while Smith was escaping the paint:

All this video needs is a close-up of Smith's face while Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" plays in the background.

Hello darkness my old friend...

Meanwhile, on the other bench:

This is a moment, and a meme, Smith and the Cavaliers won't soon forget. Or be allowed to forget, for that matter.

Game 3 is Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET in Cleveland. The Warriors hold a 2-0 lead in the series.

Related

    Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday night postponed following death of Kobe Bryant

    Cleveland Cavaliers logo
    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday night postponed following death of Kobe Bryant

    cleveland
    via cleveland

    Clippers-Lakers Postponed

    NBA will move tomorrow night’s game to a later date 'out of respect' for Lakers organization after Kobe's death

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Clippers-Lakers Postponed

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report

    Mourners Gather at Kobe's HS to Pay Respects

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Mourners Gather at Kobe's HS to Pay Respects

    Malika Andrews
    via ESPN.com

    Woj: What Fueled Kobe's Obsessions

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Woj: What Fueled Kobe's Obsessions

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    via ESPN.com