WATCH: Golden State Warriors fans shower JR Smith with 'MVP' chants
MANILA, Philippines – Golden State fans have many to thank for the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, and they made sure to recognize JR Smith.
In his own words: JR Smith on the final play of regulation. pic.twitter.com/UTmzwH5yo5— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 1, 2018
The Warriors' fans did not hold back, mocking Smith with "MVP" chants in Game 2. (LOOK: Social media wrecks JR Smith with memes after disastrous Game 1 blunder)
JR Smith is receiving MVP chants in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/M6y4VXwxPi— ESPN (@espn) June 4, 2018
The 32-year-old, though, said he wasn't bothered by the heckling and even "liked" it.
"I'd rather them do that than not acknowledge me at all. I appreciate it," Smith added. (READ: Cavs 'not broken' despite gut-wrenching Game 1 loss to Warriors)
However, Cleveland wasn't able to bounce back in Game 2 as the Cavaliers absorbed a 103-122 rout from the Warriors, who now have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 duel.
Smith, who is averaging 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in the Finals, can redeem himself as the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. – Rappler.com