The Cavaliers basically snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. It was one that LeBron James, who dropped an incredible playoff career-high 51 points, truly deserved to win.
The wildest game-changing moments included when the referees reversed a call from a charge on Kevin Durant to a block on James when the Cavs were leading by two with 36 seconds left in regulation, and when J.R. Smith appeared to not know the score was tied and dribbled out the last four seconds of regulation.
While there were many jokes about what Kobe Bryant would’ve done after that painful loss, the Laker great didn’t have much to say about it on Twitter the next day. He only needed five words and an emoji to share his message for the Cavs.
To be clear, that screengrab in the above tweet is a joke. This is Bryant’s real message: “(Poop) play. Flush it. Move on.”
It seems like Bryant is talking about Smith’s blunder, but perhaps he’s just talking about the entire end of the game because in addition to the reversed charge-block call and Smith throwing away their chance to win before overtime, George Hill missed the free throw that could’ve also been the game-winner.
Not that James needs to read that tweet from Bryant. He already knows that moving on is the only thing Cleveland can do from here.
Game 2 is on Sunday and will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
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