August 26, 2014

Video: Kyrie Irving puts on a display against the Oklahoma City Thunder

Kyrie Irving happened, once again. Another huge fourth quarter from the 20-year old. I’d recommend fast-forwarding to the one-minute mark to see the dagger-like damage Irving does to Russell Westbrook, but the bevy of lay-ins over outstretched arms coupled with his first dunk of the season are too good to miss. This kid is special.

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  • Ezzie Goldish

    Freaking awesome.

  • Lunch

    That…. made me moist……

  • zonk

    Derrick Williams is averaging 9 points and 4.5 rebounds a game this year, just in case you forgot who the best player was in the 2011 NBA draft (shakes head in embarrassment for wanting Williams over Irving).

  • dan

    Am I the only one who remembers when palming the basketball was considered illegal?

    (grumble, grumble, grumble)

  • saggy

    can’t believe how little love the Cavs get from national media. ESPN def gives Kyrie his due, but really just glossed over the game.

    Oh wait – they had hour number 725 of super bowl coverage to go to. how boring to hear Trent Dilfer talk about football.

  • FearTheRoo

    I wonder when ESPN will start the “Kyrie Irving to big market team” talk? It really has to bother them that he plays for Cleveland.

  • Cooley Ford

    That kid’s got the best palmover dribble since Allen Iverson, I’ll tell ya hwhat.,

  • http://twitter.com/KappNeffect _Soulhio Sounds

    I hear that!

  • http://twitter.com/KappNeffect _Soulhio Sounds

    Ooooh…since AI…we are walking sacred grounds here, lol.

  • mgbode

    yeah, these guys never watched Rondo dribble. i don’t think he ever took a dribble without palming it over.

  • mgbode

    crazy that he decided to take another pull-up 3pter in that situation and nailed it. not like Westbrook was giving him a ton of room either unlike the Toronto game. this kid is crazy.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    The first step is admission. The second step is enjoying the heck out of this kid. Another packed house and insane crowd at The Q. Love it.

  • cmm13

    Sidenote…
    As cold blooded as KI was at the end of the 4th, it was Speights who was doing the killing in the beginning of the quarter to keep it close.
    He had that face up jumper all day and the dunk in the 4th really got the team and crowd primed for Irv to come in and take over.

    They made a nice 1-2 punch.

  • Roosevelt

    The moves he broke out last night were insane, especially that two step across the lane with the lefty finger roll finish. My god that was pretty.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I liked hearing how Irving admitted he wasn’t interested against Detroit and how it would never happen again. Oh and this game against OKC was one of the best.

  • Jaker

    HE IS SO GOOD