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J.R. Smith Getting Crushed For This Tweet Ahead Of The NBA Finals

J.R. Smith dribbling the ball.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles down the court in the third period against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

We're almost 24 hours away from the start of the NBA Finals. The Cavs and the Warriors are set to play Game 1 on Thursday night at Oracle Arena.

Cleveland enters the series as a massive underdog, as Golden State is listed as a -1,000 favorite at some sportsbooks (meaning you'd need to bet $100 on the Warriors to win the series to just win $10).

It's going to take a hell of a performance by Cleveland's non-LeBron James players in order to make this a competitive series.

One of the players who will need to step up is J.R. Smith. The Cavs' shooting guard struggled to shoot the ball well consistently during Cleveland's Eastern Conference Finals win over Boston.

Smith recently took to Twitter to weigh in on something non-NBA Finals related.

Unsurprisingly, his mentions are full of "focus on basketball," "play better," etc.

A tweet like this takes about two seconds to write and clearly isn't actually affecting Smith's preparation for the NBA Finals, but you will often see athletes go to "no social media" policies during the playoffs. Smith clearly isn't one of those athletes.

The NBA Finals are set to begin on Thursday night.

Game 1 is set for 9 p.m. E.T. on ABC.