MANILA, Philippines – Just a few minutes after his team Cleveland Cavaliers’ heartbreaking Game 3 loss against the Golden State Warriors, J.R. Smith appeared to have shared a bold prediction to his thousands of followers on Twitter: ‘Cavs in 7.’
JR Smith: Not giving up. pic.twitter.com/F8vo1yAp2s— ESPN (@espn) June 8, 2017
The tweet was deleted shortly after, but did not go unnoticed by hoops fans around the globe.
Smith, however, denied posting such tweet, saying that his account had been hacked.
“I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing. I did not tweet that,” Smith told Cleveland.com after the post-game interviews.
“I’m smarter than that,” he added.
The now 15-0 playoffs Warriors rattled off 11 unanswered points down the stretch to steal Game 3, 118-113, against the defending champs.
No NBA team has managed to come out from a 0-3 hole in Finals history, but Smith would like to believe the message the alleged hacked tweet sent out.
“I do believe,” shared the 31-year-old guard. “But I didn’t tweet that. I would be much smarter than that to tweet that at literally 12:04, right after the game.” – Rappler.com