CLEVELAND, Ohio — J.R. Smith has been the butt of jokes all summer for forgetting the Cavaliers had a timeout left in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. But now the Cavaliers guard is getting in on it.
In a new ad for the upcoming animated movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” Smith is seen having lunch at a cafe where he, of course, immediately takes his shirt off. He then gets a call from the Grinch, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, who trolls Smith for the brain freeze.
“Dude, it’s last year, let it go,” Smith tells him.
“You’re right. No turning back the clock now, huh???” the Grinch says.
Smith: “Not funny.”
Grinch: “Only time will tell how…”
(Smith hangs up the phone)
Smith: “I’m not hungry.”
The ad is one of three commercials airing on ESPN featuring NBA players promoting “The Grinch.” Joel Embiid and Draymond Green also get trolled by Cumberbatch’s green-faced hater of Christmas. The movie opens in theaters on Nov. 9.