TAG: Kyrie Irving

Smack / Nov 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Kevin Love Denies That Silly Lakers Rumor & The “Joint” Handshake With Kyrie Irving

Kevin Love, Jrue Holiday

Since the Cavs had almost a full work week off following their win over the Pellies on Monday night, rumors have run rampant about Kevin Love. First there was that Lakers tidbit buttressed by barely a kernel of evidence in Sam Smith’s heavily maligned piece, then Love and Kyrie Irving performed a Rasta handshake after the win on Monday, which Cleveland brass explained in a pretty lame way. Love somehow combined the two similarly idiotic stories when recently asked about the Lakers rumor. Read More »

Smack / Nov 12, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Cavs Laughably Say Irving-Love “Spliff” DAP Was “Sharpening…Mustache”

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

At the conclusion of Cleveland’s 118-110 victory over the Pelicans on Monday, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love engaged in a complicated victory handshake that appeared to end with an homage to toking on a spliff. The Cavs have issued a statement on the cannabinoid *high*-five, and it’s as ridiculous as you’d think. Read More »

Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Kevin Love And Kyrie Irving’s Victory Handshake Involves Smoking… Something

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving (photo. gs2 Vine)

The best part of sporting success? Being able to bust out sick new handshakes, of course! Or at least that’s how Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving seem to feel. After the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-111 on Monday night for their first home victory, the twentysomething superstars celebrated with some carefully orchestrated patty cake – that ended with the motion of smoking…something. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 8, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Kyrie Irving Shows Off His Dazzling Handle En Route To Reverse Layup

Kyrie Irving

Perhaps the biggest storyline thus in the early NBA season has been the lackluster start of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Playing with a powerhouse of a starting lineup, LeBron James and company entered their Friday night matchup with the Denver Nuggets with a disappointing 1-3 record. Through the first three quarters of the night, ‘Bron’s use of Aaron Rodgers’ call for everyone to “relax” appeared to be working to perfection, as the Cavs pushed their lead to 21 points in the third quarter. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Deny Reports Of Locker Room Exchange

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Nothing to see here. All is well with Northeast Ohio’s team. According to both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, reports that the stars shared a heated locker room exchange after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday are inaccurate. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Nov 7, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Official Nuggets Twitter Trolls LeBron & Cavs

Kevin Love, LeBron James

The Cavs face the Nuggets tonight, after dropping three of their first four to open a 2014-15 NBA season with title hopes. LeBron James has looked off his game, and Kyrie Irving has already clashed with James about the way he runs the offense. Kevin Love has complained about getting more touches in the paint and first-time NBA coach David Blatt looks overwhelmed with his rotations. On top of all that drama — whether real, or exaggerated — the Nuggets official Twitter account decided to have a little fun at the expense of the presupposed Cleveland Big Three in their buildup before tonight’s contest. Read More »

NBA / Nov 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Exchange Heated Words After Blazers Loss

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

No team in basketball has assisted on fewer made field goals than the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James‘ team managed just six helpers in its last-second loss to the Utah Jazz last night, pushing Cleveland’s assist rate to a league-low 47.8 percent. And while contributions to the Cavs’ stagnant offense is sweeping, James believes Kyrie Irving is the biggest culprit. Read More »

Smack / Nov 4, 2014 / 8:15 pm

LeBron James Says He “Won’t Allow” Star-Studded Cavaliers To Be Selfish

Kevin Love, LeBron James

It’s only two games, but the star-studded Cleveland Cavaliers have hardly been the free-wheeling, ball-sharing offensive juggernaut that so many predicted early in the 2014-2015 season. LeBron James and company have managed merely average offense thus far; their 103.4 offensive rating ranks 14th in the league. Half of that mediocrity, of course, is due to the season-opening outlier in which the four-time MVP played one of the worst games of his career and Cleveland scored just 90 points. But even the Cavs’ 114-108 overtime win over the defensive-oriented Chicago Bulls on Halloween didn’t spell offensive harmony. Read More »

Video / Nov 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kyrie Irving To Mike Miller Against Bulls: Is This What A Playoff Game Feels Like?

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Dennis Wierzbicki, USATODAY)

Among many questions facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014-2015 is how Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will react when the stakes are highest come spring. Neither young star has ever appeared in a playoff game, and a popular line of thinking goes that players need to cut their teeth in the postseason through failure before achieving ultimate success. We don’t necessarily agree with that take, but it appears Irving might. During the Cavs’ hotly-contested Halloween contest at the United Center against the Chicago Bulls, the 21 year-old asked former champion Mike Miller if the game felt like a playoff match-up. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony Spoils LeBron James’ Homecoming With Late-Game Dagger

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

Who saw that coming? In what will surely rank as one of the most stunning outcomes of the entire 2014-2015 season, the New York Knicks spoiled LeBron James’ homecoming by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-90 on Thursday night. Read More »