Did J.R. Smith Attempt To Injure Kevin Durant On This Play In Game 2? (VIDEO)


Ever since Zaza Pachulia’s dangerous closeout on Kawhi Leonard that injured the Spurs’ star in the Western Conference Finals, every play that even looks even remotely similar to that one is put under a microscope.

During the 3rd quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith jumped in late to contest a shot from Kevin Durant and fouled him on a 3-pointer. Looking at the replay, it looked as if Smith intentionally tried to hurt KD by sticking his leg out late.


Here it is again:

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