SportsNation Blog Archives Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving is already doing good things with the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. But whatever, we knew that was coming.
This Nerf dunk, though?
IMPRESSIVE. I mean, it's Nerf, so who knows how high up that hoop is. Also, while the pass from teammate/fellow New Jerseyan (and Florida Gators guard) Eli Carter was sweet, poor friend/stranded defender Jux Jones had no chance on that 2-on-1.
Still, something tells us we might see something like this a time or two at the Q this year. Not with a Nerf ball, though. That would be illegal.
Cavaliers fire Mike Brown
The Cleveland Cavaliers have made another move. The beleaguered franchise, playoffs-free since LeBron James took his talents to the Miami Heat in 2010, fired coach Mike Brown after just one year in his second stint on the job. And Brown did better than the last guy (Byron Scott never reached the 25-win mark; Brown's Cavs went 33-49 in 2013-14). Was the coach really to blame? Is Kyrie Irving, the team's anointed franchise player, actually elite? Will LeBron ever come back?
Should Kyrie stay with Cavs?
He's the post-LeBron James face of the Cleveland Cavaliers ... for now. But Kyrie Irving, as ESPN's Brian Windhorst writes, faces an interesting decision this summer: Sign a long-term extension with his team, or decline the offer and effectively start the countdown clock on his stay in Ohio. Doing the latter certainly would hurt him from a PR perspective; James still hasn't fully recovered from "The Decision." But it's hard to deny the struggles of a team that currently is five games out of a playoff spot in the staggeringly weak East.