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LeBron Screaming Meme Will Help You Cope With the Cavs’ Game 1 Loss

King James freaked out after teammate J.R. Smith made a big mistake that cost Cleveland a game one NBA finals win — and fans can’t blame him

Disappointed Cleveland Cavaliers fans are consoling themselves Thursday night with a hilarious series of memes mocking the infuriating moment Cleveland’s hopes of winning were dashed, and LeBron James realized it.

The first game of the 2018 NBA finals was tight, with the Cavs and the Golden State Warriors battling right up to the end of regulation. That was until Cavs shooting guard J.R. Smith made a gaffe that will live on in Finals folklore.

With the score tied following a missed George Hill free throw with five seconds left in the game, Smith rebounded the missed free throw and apparently forgot that the game was tied. Instead of attempting to shoot, or call a timeout, Smith held the ball in what appeared to be an attempt to run out the clock. This put the game into overtime, during which Golden State romped to a 10-point victory. You can watch the debacle in the tweet below.

It’s an excruciating moment that was best encapsulated by LeBron’s reaction immediately after, which you can see at the top of the post. James scored an amazing 51 points during the game, and clearly, losing because of a teammate’s brain fart pissed him the hell off.

So yeah, it sucks if you’re a Cleveland fan and it even sucks if you just appreciate what LeBron must be feeling. Enter the internet, which pretty much had LeBron’s back.

Some just had sympathy:

Or perhaps LeBron’s future — no one will be mad if he leaves Cleveland a second time:


Others saw the metaphorical implications:


Some even imagined the scene as a heartstrings-tugging domestic drama.

Of course, it wouldn’t be 2018 without a Thanos reference:

On the bright side, LeBron is still amazing.