While no National Basketball Association team has come back from a 3-0 series deficit, J.R. Smith seemed to believe in history.
"But I didn't tweet that", Smith repeated.
Smith deleted the tweet 10 minutes after letting it out, but it'd already blown up to almost 22,000 retweets (at our best estimate). If the Warriors win, they will not only be the finals champions, but will also be the first team in National Basketball Association history to finish a postseason 16-0.
He later told Cleveland.com, "I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing". Like every J.R. Smith moment on social media, this tweet will always have a spot in our hearts.
He then deleted the post roughly 20 minutes later.
Smith reportedly alleged, as he left Quicken Loans Arena late Wednesday, that he didn't send the tweet. "I would be much smarter than that to tweet that at literally 12:04, right after the game". I did not tweet that.
After a quiet first two games, Smith had a breakout performance in Game 3, hitting five 3-pointers and scoring 16 points in the loss. "I'm smarter than that".
The Cavaliers will look to keep J.R. Smith's guarantee alive in Friday's Game 4.