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Moments after the Cavs fell behind 3-0 in the NBA Finals, JR Smith issued a bold and eyebrow-raising prediction

J.R. Smith is one NBA player who walks to the beat of his own drum and that was never more evident than following the Cleveland Cavaliers' heartbreaking loss in Game 3 of the NBA Finals ... maybe.

The Golden State Warriors scored the final 11 points to erase a six-point deficit and stretch their lead to 3-0 in the series and seemingly crush all hope for the Cavs. All hope except for Smith's hope.

Within minutes of the game ending, Smith sent out a simple, yet mind-boggling tweet: "Cavs in 7." As in, Smith was predicting the Cavs would erase the 3-0 deficit and come back to win the series in seven games.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 07: Cleveland Cavaliers fans gather outside of The Quicken Loans Arena to watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, the defending NBA Champions, trails Golden State 3-0 in the best of seven series. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after making a three-point basket during the fourth quarter in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) lays on the court during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 07: Cleveland Cavaliers fans gather outside of The Quicken Loans Arena to watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, the defending NBA Champions, trails Golden State 3-0 in the best of seven series. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) rebounds as Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) looks on during the third quarter in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) dunks the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the fourth quarter in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) go for a loose ball during the first quarter in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammates during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) and Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) go for the opening tip in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 07: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers grabs a rebound in the second half against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kyle Terada - Pool/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 07: Cleveland Cavaliers fans gather outside of The Quicken Loans Arena to watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, the defending NBA Champions, trails Golden State 3-0 in the best of seven series. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)
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The tweet was quickly deleted, and Smith later claimed he never sent the tweet. But here is a screengrab, via Twitter user @JTied23:

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When Smith was asked about the Tweet, he told Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com that he was hacked.

"I did not tweet that," Smith said. "I'm smarter than that. ... "I do believe. But I didn't tweet that. I would be much smarter than that to tweet that at literally 12:04, right after the game."

Don't do them, JR. You do you.

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