Moments after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost game 3 of the NBA Finals in devastating fashion to fall to 0-3 to the Golden State Warriors, J.R. Smith tweeted out this.
Pretty bold statement by J.R. in the aftermath of such a heartbreaking loss and considering that no team in NBA playoff history has ever comeback to win a series after falling behind 0-3. However J.R may not have even made that statement in the first place. The infamous tweet has since been deleted, and when asked about it, Smith immediately responded that his Twitter account had been hacked. Here is what J.R. had to say about it.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 8, 2017
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) June 9, 2017
BREAKING: Russian hacker who hacked JR Smith's Twitter account and posted "Cavs in 7" has been identified. pic.twitter.com/aXRJqeI5DB
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) June 9, 2017
"I did not tweet that. I'm smarter than that." https://t.co/jhwV2bs99h
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 8, 2017
JR Smith has deleted this tweet. pic.twitter.com/ymWtaSKBH1
— Cavs in 7. (@LeKingJames23) June 8, 2017
Whether you were hacked or not, you have to own up to that tweet. Any other reaction than that, like denying it and deleting it, just doesn't look good. It basically says to everyone else that you believe that your team can't comeback and the Cavs are done. Heck, about a year ago the Cavs were down 1-3 to the Warriors in the finals and we all know how that turned out. Who's to say the Cavs can't comeback from 0-3 this year? Ok maybe Kevin Durant will say something about that. But either way you have to show the fans that you still have hope. And deleting a tweet that says "Cavs in 7" proves otherwise.