Veteran NBA shooting guard JR Smith says neither the Los Angeles Lakers nor Los Angeles Clippers have contacted him.

The Lakers were reportedly going to explore the idea of signing Smith, who played and won a championship with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As we all know, in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Cavs and Golden State Warriors, JR Smith made a mistake for the ages which created possibly the best LeBron meme ever.

The game went into overtime after Cavs point guard George Hill missed the second free throw which would have given Cleveland a one-point lead. Smith got the rebound but dribbled the ball out to the perimeter, clearly not knowing that the game was tied.

The Cavs got swept by the Warriors. Moreover, LeBron suffered a bone contusion in his right hand after punching a white board following the Game 1 loss.

Smith played in 11 games with the Cavs last season before the NBA franchise exiled him. Cleveland waived JR after being unable to find a trade partner for him.

Smith averaged 6.7 points per game with the Cavs last season. He has career NBA averages of 12.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

He will always be linked to the Lakers since he has a rapport and history with LeBron. The Purple and Gold franchise has the best record in the Western Conference, but another shooter like Smith around LeBron and Anthony Davis would make them even more lethal on offense.