- Kevin Love explains how important playing in front of crowds is to LeBron James
- Larry Nance Jr. responds with jubilation that Cavs and Tristan Thompson have ‘mutual interest’
- Koby Altman opens up on what Cavs plan to do with No. 5 overall pick
- Ja Morant insinuates missed dunk over Kevin Love would have been best of all time
- Disturbing photos emerge of Delonte West begging for money in Dallas
- Photos leaked of ‘hulked up’ Collin Sexton from Cavs minicamp
- Kevin Garnett schools LeBron James fans ‘who don’t know s–t’ about Cavs’ 2010 playoff collapse
- Report: Cavs source identifies several improvements in Darius Garland’s game
- Report: Cavs internally comparing Collin Sexton to Donovan Mitchell and Eric Bledsoe
- Report: Cavs will look for ‘defensive-minded players’ in NBA free agency
J.R. Smith’s Game 1 Jersey From NBA Finals Sells For Insane Price
- Updated: June 22, 2018
Smith infamously committed a costly blunder in the Cavs’ heartbreaking defeat when he dribbled out the clock with seconds remaining in the game. The contest ultimately ended in an overtime defeat for the Cavs.
While Smith would likely prefer to erase the entire game from his memory, one fan evidently felt very differently.
According to TMZ Sports, an unidentified individual paid a jaw-dropping $23,548 for the jersey that Smith wore during Game 1 of the finals.
“ICYMI — the bidding started at $620 … but things started heating up on the final day of bidding, with the number reaching around $11k … then DOUBLING before the auction closed,” TMZ reported.
Smith’s Game 1 miscue was definitely the talk of the basketball world when it first happened. When the Cavs ultimately lost the series in a four-game sweep, however, it became quite clear that Smith was not solely to blame for his team’s defeat. Considering that, it’s likely that the jersey will lose much of its monetary value very soon.
Here’s to hoping that the unidentified fan doesn’t experience any buyer’s remorse.