Then again, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Aqib Talib put the blame on Hill, however, who will now get a pass after missing a free throw that could've won the game. It caused mass confusion everywhere on the floor, and provided a highlight National Basketball Association fans will chuckle at for years to come.
Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James scored seven points in a 10-2 run that gave Cleveland a 104-102 lead with 50.8 seconds remaining - a layup, dunk and 3-point play by James plus a Love 3-pointer.
"I don't know what J.R. Smith was thinking", a frustrated James said.
As soon as overtime started, the Warriors were determined to run the Cavs out of the gym, and they did just that.
"What this says about Steph is that he was never in the conversation for the greatest in the world", Smith said. I'm pretty sure everybody didn't think I was going to shoot it over K.D. right there. "So I stopped, and the game was over".More news: 5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
Cavaliers head coach agreed with Green's summation of the final seconds of regulation.
"It's a tough call", Lue said. "He thought we were up one".
The decision is a relief for Thompson and the Cavaliers, as there were fears the big man could be suspended for pushing a ball against Warriors' forward Draymond Green late in the Warriors' 124-114 win, causing a brief kerfuffle between the two teams. I guess he thought they were ahead. "I would have looked for LeBron too". "The team understands we had a chance to win that game but we didn't, so we have to move on". This game is over and done with.
LeBron James calls it the most frustrating loss of his 15-season career. "That's not my MO".
Some commenters, while in awe of James' performance, bashed him for leaving the press conference early. "I don't know", the 27-year-old told reporters in the locker room on Thursday, May 31, after the game in a video shared by Sports Illustrated "That was some bullshit, but I just needed to contest". No disrespect. We just play the game.
Despite the similar free throw totals, the refs could be looked at as less than stellar in Game 1, as they made some questionable calls and no-calls throughout, including a controversial reversal of a drawn charge by LeBron James in the game's final minute. "We were over on the sideline, drawing up a play, you know, to try to execute, try to go up a couple possessions". "That's my view", he said. So I knew once it was 30 seconds to go that they could review that situation. "I don't know the question you're trying to ask".